Dream Junkies Old Friends

15 Dec 2015

“Old Friends” – Dream Junkies

“Old Friends” – Dream Junkies
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14
Dream Junkies capture the relational sacrifice experienced after being called from the dead, after dying to our sins, and sometimes, to those we love.
The song starts with a voice calling to the Old Friend—a wistful, nostalgic voice paired with smooth reflective music.
Verse 1 takes us back. Words you’ll hear repeated: “back”, “same”, “we”. Back, meaning a time when we (the lyricist and friend) were together and things seemed good. “Back to eighth grade”. “Back to high school”. Same, meaning a time filled with belonging and mutual understanding due to similar, if not identical, circumstances. “Same hustle, same baller, same track”. We, meaning oneness. The perfect pair. But even the first verse foreshadows the schism, using the same three words. “Back”, as if to say, to a time to which I (the lyricist) cannot revisit. The lyricist mentions coming from the “same” trap, indicating that he and his friend were ensnared. “We thought we were livin”. Only one friend realizes they’re both dead and takes a different path. The other friend is still deceived.
Verses two and three mention the tough times the two friends went through together and the resulting closeness. The lyricist proffers respect, offers reassurance of no ill will for past offenses, and genuinely states, “I miss you”; implied in that farewell, however, is the underlying truth realized by all who have been redeemed and set apart by Christ: there is no going back. We can only pray and wait for Old Friend to join us on the other side.

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Kings Dream is a lifestyle brand founded by Positive Hip-Hop artist, Ruslan. The brand was inspired by John 10:10, “…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The focus of our efforts with Kings Dream will be to inspire and equip people for success in every area of their lives through Positive Hip-Hop, clothing/apparel and live event experiences. Kings Dream is part music label, but SO much more than that.

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The current lineup of artists on Kings Dream includes Ruslan, John Givez, and Beleaf. Producers involved in Kings Dream includes DJ Rek, JRuckers, and Bam Beatz.

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“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14

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