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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: WAY MAKER BY PAUL MC CLURE “WOW! HE REALLY HAD A LOT TO SING ABOUT!” +SINACH OR PAUL MC CLURE’S VERSION?

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Waymaker is a popular song by a Nigerian songstress- Sinach. However lots of gospel artistes Nigeria and mostly abroad sought her consent to do their various versions. One of such artiste is Paul Mc Clure. His version was however elongated compared to the original version by Sinach which just lasted for about 5 minutes 5 seconds. He really had a lot to sing about.

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WHAT IS THE SONG WAY MAKER BY PAUL MC CLURE ABOUT

The lyrics are pretty the same with the original; the only difference is Paul’s vocal, the number of backup singers on his version, the duration and the manner in which he sang his version. Hence, to know what the song is all about, kindly refer to the review of Waymaker by Sinach here https://ogefash.reviews/2020/04/22/lyricsmeaningtranslation-music-review-waymaker-by-sinach-some-songs-are-just-evergreen-this-is-here-is-why-this-song-has-about-200-million-views/

However, the brief definition of a way maker is someone that creates ways.  English dictionary defines a way maker as a pathfinder, pioneer and a precursor.

 

Paul’s version is also melodious like the original version however, it was unnecessarily elongated. Jeez! It was three times the duration of the original version Okay, I get it, when the spirit is at work, it can’t be controlled right, even when singing? That works well for ministrations or concerts; but when considering a song for commercial purposes outside church ministrations, the duration is better trimmed.

Although, I noticed that at some point he wanted to end the song, but he again picked it up and continued singing, hence, the reason for the lengthy duration

Moving on, for me, the most melodious part in Paul Mc Cure’s version is the refrain especially the part where he sang, “Even when I can’t see it, You’re working….Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working……You never stop, You never stop working…You never stop, You never stop working”

 

Paul Mc Clure’s version is a bit faster than Sinach’s version. He has also got an appealing vocal. The backup singers took the various parts well. However, if I am to choose a preferable version, I would go for the original version by Sinach; it is more spirit filling.

The major instruments used to compose this song include drums, guitar, piano

 

 

Take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO WAYMAKER BY PAUL MC CLURE

VERSE 1

You are here, moving in our midst
I worship You, I worship You
You are here, working in this place
I worship You, I worship You
(Oh, sing it again)
You are here, moving in our midst
I worship You, I worship You
You are here, working in this place
I worship You, I worship You

CHORUS

You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are
You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

 

VERSE 2

You are here, touching every heart
I worship You, I worship You
You are here, healing every heart
I worship You, I worship You

 

(You are here)
You are here, turning lives around
I worship You, I worship You
(You are here)
You are here, You’re mending every heart
I worship You, yeah, I worship You

CHORUS

(You are eh)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are
(You are, You are eh)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are


REFRAIN
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
(We declare)
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are (That is who You are)
Yes, that is who You are (That is who You are)
Oh, that is who You are (That is who You are)

Come on sing
Even when I can’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working
Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop You never stop working
You never stop You never stop working
Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop ,You never stop working
Oh, one more time
Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working (Ohhhhh)
You never stop, You never stop working

CHORUS

(‘Cause You are Waymaker)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are
(God You are)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are
(Oh, sing again, You are way maker)
You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God; that is who you are

(Oh who You are)

You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God; that is who you are

REFRAIN
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are (Ehhh)
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, That is who You are

 

That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are

Oh You never change, You never fail

You never change, You never fail

That is who You are, that is who You are

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop You never stop working
You never stop You never stop working

Eh eh eh eh

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop You never stop working
You never stop You never stop working
Ehhh

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working
Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working

CHORUS
Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are
(You are)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

 

That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are


CHORUS

Eh eh

You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

 

You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

(Common, raise your hands and declare that)

Cause You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

(We declare tomight You are)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

Oh common, lift up your hands, lift up your hands, to the Lord of Lords, to the King of Kings. Oh, He reigns. He reigns over every situation. Oh we declare you are

CHORUS

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are
(Oh common one more time; You are)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

 

 

(Oh one more time; You are)

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

 

Oh That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
Oh That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are

Oh That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are

Joy unspeakable when I walk through the valley of God (2x)

Joy unspeakable when I walk through the valley

I have got Joy unspeakable

Joy unspeakable all through the valley

Joy unspeakable when I walk through the valley of God

Joy unspeakable when I walk through the valley

 

 

CHORUS

You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

Eh eh eh eh eh

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are

Eh eh eh

That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are
That is who You are, that is who You are

 

 

CHORUS

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

Cause You are

Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God; that is who You are

 

Come on, one more time, over every situation, declare this
You are
Way maker

Miracle worker
Promise keeper

Light in the darkness
My God, that is whoYou are

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “WAY MAKER” BY PAUL BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHoGEDQQ67o

 

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