(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TAKE ALL THE PRAISE BY EBEN “SOUTH AFRICA INVASION!”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TAKE ALL THE PRAISE BY EBEN “SOUTH AFRICA INVASION!”

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Like seriously, the first time I heard this song (audio), I did not know it was sung by a Nigerian, “I just dey feel the song dey go.” So, since it was already included in the song to be reviewed in January 2019, I searched for the video on YouTube, it was then I discovered that it was sung by one of Nigerian’s Finest Gospel artiste- Eben. However, this is the South African Invasion. Take a gander at the lyrics to the song below, trust me when I say we have all complete lyrics word to word here…

LYRICS TO THE SONG “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN

INTRO

South Africa make some noise Wooooooooh

Jam those hands together

Common

VERSE 1

I have come to give back to you. Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (Keep clapping)
I have come to give back to you (oh oh). Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord.

(Can I get a witness up in here tonight. Sing; I have come to give back to you)

Backup singers repeat Verse 1

I have come to give back to you (What is your agenda, what did you come here to do, say it) I have come to say thank you Lord (Lift those hands. Is anybody grateful here tonight)
I have come to give back to you (oh Lord, yeah yeah, I have come to say thank you Lord). I have come (Oh Lord) to say thank you Lord. Oh Lord! lift those hands, take all the praiseeee

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Yes I have come to say thank you lord

(Jam those hands together, you know the song already. Common, common, let me hear you scream South Africa)

VERSE 2

I have come to lift up my hands (I wanna see some hands in this place). I have come to say thank you Lord (Lift those hands wherever you are)
I have come to lift up my hands (Wave those hands If you are grateful like I am grateful, wave those hands, say thank you). I have come to say thank you Lord (Let go, take all the praaaaaise)

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Wohohoho)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (You deserve) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Taaaaake)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Oh Lord, I have come to say thank you lord

(Wohwohwohwoh, common sing!)

VERSE 3

I have come to give you a shout. Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (Give him a shout of praise wherever you are).
I have come to give you a shout (Jam those hands together, where are they). Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (I need everybody to jump, jump, jump, jump)

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Common, lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Taaake, you deserve; give it to him) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaaise
I have come to say thank you lord

Just one more time, wave those hands, take all the praaaaise…

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Wohohohoh)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (you deserve) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Yeahhh)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
I have come to say thank you lord

Let me hear you scream

CHORUS

Take all the praise aaaaise
Take all the praise aaaaise
Take all the praise aaaaise you deserve.

Take all the praise (Speaks in tongues)
Take all the praise aaaaise
Yes, I have come to say thank you lord

(Give him a shout in this place)

DURATION: 5:40 seconds

THE REVIEW

This is another very inspiring song! Soul lifting too!

Lyrically, the song comes in three verses all in four lines. The verse 1 was however repeated. There is no pre-chorus just the chorus which was sung five (5) times.

Here is the song’s arrangement – Intro-Verse 1- Verse 1-Chorus-Verse 2-Chorus-Verse 3- Chorus- Chorus- Chorus/Outro

This is a well arranged song. The words flowed well. The lyrics are succinct but are meaningful however. The vocabulary is an everyday word, no big vocabulary or new words that make one rack his or her brain for the meaning of the word. The artiste sang in English.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “I have come to give back to you” Eben is not only thankful to God for all he has done for him, but he is also giving back to the lord for his immense goodness upon his life. He is giving back to the lord his time, devotion, money, service in return for God’s wonders, goodness, love and increase upon his life.

In the chorus, “Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise” the artiste is extremely thankful to the lord for all he has done in his life. He acknowledges God’s handwork in his life and gives him praise in return.

In the verse 2, “I have come to give back to you” the artiste is still thankful to God for all he has done for him, but this time around he lifts his hands in worship to emphasize how thankful he is.

In the verse 3, “I have come to give you a shout” the artiste is still thankful to God for all he has done for him, but this time around he shows that with a shout. More like a loud shout of exultation and victory for God’s wonders upon his life

WHAT DOES THE SONG “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN MEAN

The song basically talks about how extremely thankful the gospel artiste- Eben is to God for what he has done in his life. So in order to show how grateful he is to God, he gives back to God in terms of his substance, time, talent, devotion, praises and also with a shout of joy.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

No big vocabulary, all are everyday words

Give-back: Means to return

Praise: Honour, commendation

COSTUME

Contumely! They were all looking angelic in their white. They were all wearing white from head to toe, their shoes, cloth even their teeth was white #Winks.

For the shoes, I love the lady on high heels more than those on the low shoes!

SOUND

I don’t know if Eben’s band made up of 6 people (Four ladies 2 guys) are Nigerians or they are South Africans, but whichever, they sang melodiously. It is a slow-tempo song. The major instruments used were the piano, guitar, drums and they all enhanced the beauty of the song. There was consistency in the style of rhythm. Verse one had four lines likewise verses 2 and 3.

Their voices are unified, as in they sang in unison I believe.

A very tuneful song!

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I don’t know who recorded the video, but whoever did recorded poorly. How can you be cutting people’s head and showing their body alone; it is poor video recording.

But aside that, I love the singer- Eben himself, he was more expressive and spirit filled than his backup singers. It looked like they were honouring God with their lips while their hearts were far away from God.

JUST WONDERING

At times, when you raise your voice, you tend to shine your eyes also…just saying

South African invasion? He could have just learnt one word or a sentence in their language and added to the song…

Watch the video here

Take all the praise- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07dgTV33pTA

IMAGES FROM “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN

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