TobyMac - 21 Years
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"21 Years” by TobyMac.
The official video for the song.
LYRICS
Woke up cuz the light poured in
Day 2 let the flood begin
Day 1 left me in my bed
I can barely remember it
Heart shattered in a thousand ways
They tell me pain gonna come in waves
They tell me I’m gonna be ok
I’m still waiting for the first to break
Why would You give and then take him away
Suddenly end could You not let it fade
What I would give for a couple of days, a couple of days
Is it just across the Jordan
Or a city in the stars
Are you singing with the angels
Are you happy where you are
Well until this show is over
And you run into my arms
God has you in heaven
But I have you in my heart
I just can’t make sense of this
Everything is so dissonant
Somebody said he was meant for this
But I’m just straight missing him
I wanna wake up to your laugh at 2
Catch you when you steal my shoes
Say good morning, afternoon
Talk you through those “Alex blues”
Listen to your latest beats
Talk about what the lyrics mean
Venmo you another loan
See you do your 2nd show
You said you’d turn, you would turn it around
Thought that you had time to straighten it out
Told me that you were my prodigal son
But this isn’t home
Did he see You from a long way off
Running to him with a Father’s heart
Did You wrap him up inside Your arms
And let him know, that he’s home
21 years makes a man full-grown
21 years, what a beautiful loan
21 years, I loved every one
Thank you, Lord, for my beautiful son
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Music video by TobyMac performing 21 Years. © 2020 F.L. Inc., under exclusive license to Capitol CMG, Inc.

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  • TobyMac
    TobyMac

    “21 Years” is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan. I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us every day. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning. The rest is yet to come. One thing I know is that I am not alone. God didn’t promise us a life of no pain or even tragic death, but He did promise He would never leave us or forsake us. And I’m holding dearly to that promise for my son as well as myself.

    • Anita Lee
      Anita Lee

      Dear Toby, I pray every day Your Dad gives you a vision of Alex having the time of his life up there until your pain becomes a treasure to bless others. May his nail scarred hands hold you up until this too shall pass. Love and blessings

    • Suz Graves
      Suz Graves

      Praying for you

    • BZimm84
      BZimm84

      Sorry for your families loss. Know that we are there for you brother. "The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace" Psalm 29:11.

    • Rickey H.
      Rickey H.

      Toby, thank you. I'm 23 and I grew up in a abusive Christian household where I thought I had to be perfect to be loved by God because that's how my worldly dad is. Sadly, I walked away from God and church, living in sin to cope with my circumstances. However, God had to wake me up by showing the repercussions of my sin to get my attention which made me turn to Him. I've been perusing God like crazy this past year. Through the healing and hurting, I had doubts if God would truly accept me back as His son. However, God is being a Father to me than I ever thought possible. God is always waiting for the prodigal son to come to the end of himself and to return to Him. He will accept the prodigal with open arms.

    • Chris Boyd
      Chris Boyd

      Continue to pray for you and your family

  • lolo62
    lolo62

    What a beautiful tribute. Our life here is not easy. We do have our LORD to learn on when something like this hits us. GOD BLESS YOU Toby and your family. My heart aches for you but like you I believe GOD'S promise. Love to all of you

  • Xavier Milson
    Xavier Milson

    Rip. 🙏❤️ respect

  • J J
    J J

    I haven't cried in a song for a while now. R.I.P Trueet Foster

  • aka_nocturnal
    aka_nocturnal

    God bless and Praise Jesus Christ!

  • Sailboat007
    Sailboat007

    I have a lump in my throat..

  • Heivika Aasamets-Ainla
    Heivika Aasamets-Ainla

    Dear Toby, Thank you thank you for this song, it went right into my heart. I am so very sorry for your loss..it's a journey no one would want.. I miss my first born son Miikael (25.10 2000-12.08 2018) so much even I know he is in Heaven with Jesus, but still i miss him so much....God be with you on this journey

  • Braden Vaage
    Braden Vaage

    this part really tugged on my heart strings, I'm not gonna lie imgur.com/jeAdy1M

  • Twice As Deep
    Twice As Deep

    kgsofts.info/hd/video/aWOcd6Z2oIrPk3A This isn't as good as 21 years, but I pray it blesses you

  • Brian Tucker
    Brian Tucker

    😥 your almost home toby hang in there find strength to keep going on no father should ever have to beery his son listen to mercy me almost home i hope it helps.

  • Christopher Burrow
    Christopher Burrow

    Toby love ya so much man. Cried a lot during this song. Been listening to ya since Dc Talk. And remember when you first had trudog on ur music will always be listening, and praying for you and your family to man. God bless.

  • Kayleecortez53 Cortez
    Kayleecortez53 Cortez

    Awww this is sad because my brother died lm sad😭😭

  • James Browning
    James Browning

    Man Bro, you on our hearts man. God Bless, and thank you for praising in the storm

  • April Lorey
    April Lorey

    Brings me to tears my big brother is going through this my nephew was 19 we lost him 9.11.18

  • Johannes R
    Johannes R

    Praying for you brother

  • Aries Army
    Aries Army

    God bless you Toby and don’t forget you will see him again one day and that god does everything for a reason.

  • Joan Jiji
    Joan Jiji

    God has you in heaven But I have you in my heart. Heartbreak.

  • Josiah Delcid
    Josiah Delcid

    And you can see him

  • Josiah Delcid
    Josiah Delcid

    Toby I will prey fo you don’t be sad he is with God one day you too

  • Star Trek Is Life
    Star Trek Is Life

    3:11 Strongest most vulnerable sound I've ever heard.😢

  • Josh Froese
    Josh Froese

    Whoever disliked this video.... oh my goodness

  • Susan Ralph
    Susan Ralph

    My 37 year old daughter died suddenly a year and a half ago. I understand your pain and have been praying for you and your wife. I can't say it is easier yet. God's will be done, it hasn't lessened my trust in Aba Father but I still cry frequently and I'm not the same person I was.

  • Kerri Lockwood
    Kerri Lockwood

    I Love this song!!!!!!!

  • Katie Jones
    Katie Jones

    I mean no respect at all. Was it a drug overdose? My son has battled for years and I’m so scared of losing him 💔💔

  • Katie Jones
    Katie Jones

    😭😭😭😭

  • Nicole Justice
    Nicole Justice

    So what Toby is preaching here is a different Jesus. He is preaching that someone can live in rebellion, die in their sin and still be saved. The boy sadly live for himself and he lived for the world. Nothing about his music was about Jesus. The boy was lost, you could clearly see it. Christians wake up ! the devil is a roaring lion who can’t do anything unless God allows it. Do not be overly wicked, Nor be foolish: Why should you die before your time?” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Toby wake up. Clearly God is trying to tell you something! this fake CHRISTIAN culture your apart of is blinding you from the truth. Jesus loves those who love Him. Jesus loves those who keeps His commandments.

  • Perla Sal
    Perla Sal

    What a wonderful and Amazing song!

  • Buzz Collins
    Buzz Collins

    We lost our 15 year old son Garrett to a freak accident just over 2 and a half years ago. My heart breaks for you Toby. I so wish you didn't have to endure this pain. For what it's worth, thank you for this music...it truly has touched me. The pain is real, but I am so glad we'll be able to catch up with them after the "show" is done. Peace.

  • freedomhester
    freedomhester

    As I writer I know how it feels to pour your heart out on a song. Thank you for sharing and I'm praying for your families peace of mind

  • Cooper Guthrie
    Cooper Guthrie

    I’m sorry about your son the song was awesome 👏

  • D.B.H. Hicks
    D.B.H. Hicks

    Our daughter Katelyn died at 21, 10 years ago. I have to be honest, I was very depressed, so much so that I found myself sitting on the side of my bed many times rocking, crying, and praying asking the Father why. Each day was I felt God's arms always wrapped around me and speaking peace into my spirit. Her dad felt the same way. We just didn't understand. We didn't realize that God was ministering to us the whole time. At some point, my oldest spoke words of truth to me. She said, "Mom, You don't need to understand why Kate went to be with the Lord right now, but the Lord and she would want you to live and give witness to what He's done since she's with Him in paradise. You will see her again!" Those words said in love broke the yoke of oppression that was like a dark cloud over my life. I reached out for help and through that help began to help others through the "club that no one wants to be in." We've been able to wrap our arms around other parents who will walk a similar path after they lost their child that we walked and how God began to not let us live the same life we lived before as a family, but a different one that totally changed our perspective. God's will be ministering to you along the way, Toby and family, and I pray you'll continue to feel his presence as you move forward one step at a time. Praying that the Lord would pour out his love in you. Much love, Deb

  • CAL Lame
    CAL Lame

    I’m so sorry Toby for your loss I can’t Imagine how hard it would be to make and sing this song cry 😢

  • flavia romano
    flavia romano

    Thank you ! You are a very special singer ,at first i've heart your voice ,thent the words of your song and its story ... very sad ... but you've transformed your sadness in beauty . Bravo ! I've lost my brother Antonio five years ago ,but he has helped me much to continue to believe in my life and trust in God as before. i think that he still live here ,around .Maybe he has been the only Spirit that i've found near me ,in these years so difficult and sad .Think he is an Angel now ,as your dear son . Ciao ! Much fortune for your songs and your job !

  • Tina Your business
    Tina Your business

    I Love you Toby is the only thing I can tell you. You have helped me carry some very deep burdens with your music. I pray I could help Carry yours in some way. Remembering you and your family in my thoughts and prayers always

  • Jonathan Visscher
    Jonathan Visscher

    My mom can't listen to this song if she doesn't have a box of tissues

  • stitch is me
    stitch is me

    U inspired me to learn more about Jesus and his thank u Tobymac

  • Jer Grissom
    Jer Grissom

    Heartbreaking song

  • Jill Wilson
    Jill Wilson

    I like it

  • Maria Vilchez
    Maria Vilchez

    I am so sorry I love you so much

  • June Abele
    June Abele

    Our tears are with yours in the falling rain, as you pour out your heart's sweet sorrow and pain...with hope in the Lord , who'll make us whole again... ... Thank you for keeping it real...keeping it True...keeping the Faith...

  • Maria Vilchez
    Maria Vilchez

    Hook died????????????????????????????????????

  • David Koenig
    David Koenig

    This song touches my heart. I lost my nephew last November. He got hit crossing the road. I looked and treated him as my own son.

  • Digital Butterfly
    Digital Butterfly

    Love you Toby. May God continue to be with you on your journey.

  • Jess Hughes
    Jess Hughes

    MY NUMBER 1 SONG OF THE YEAR. I USE IT TO LIFT UP CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES IN THE MOST RECENT MONTHS. I SEE IN THIS SONG THAT YAH IS ALREADY MAKING DEEP BEAUTY FROM YOUR TRAGEDY. I PRAY THAT IN DUE SEASON YAH WILL USE YOU TO WIN MANY TO HIM IN TRUTH THROUGH THIS. . YOU CAN DO IT FOR HIM AND TRUETT. HIS REWARD FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS MESS WILL COME TO YOU AND HIM BOTH ON THE DAY OF YESHUA. I WAS RAISED BETWEEN ATHEISTIC AND SATANIC PARENTS. I CAME TO KNOW YAH AND HAVE NOW FOUND HIM BEST TAUGHT AND WALKED IN THE MESSIANIC CONGREGATION. YOU DON'T KNOW IT, BUT YOU TAUGHT ME TO RAP. I DO COVERS OF YOU AND DC TALK AT THANXGIVING CONCERTS AND DEVOTIONALS BEFORE CLASS WHEN I WENT TO SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, YOU DON'T KNOW ME, BUT YOU CAN KNOW YOUR WORK HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO ME. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” PEACE.

  • Shayne Scanlan
    Shayne Scanlan

    I have been listening to toby for nearly three years and when I first heard this song it made me cry. God is with you toby. I love your music

  • Callie Lamb
    Callie Lamb

    I’m sorry for the loss. Thank you for your songs they make me feel like God is coming out of them and makes me feel safe and thank you for bringing closer and closer to God every day.

  • Christian Rebel
    Christian Rebel

    My condolences brother, God bless!

  • Daiany Almeida Santos
    Daiany Almeida Santos

    So deep! My prayer is that God comfort your heart Toby! Love from Brazil! You are not alone Toby!Keep on doing God's will!

  • Nathan Sack
    Nathan Sack

    Love it and all your songs TobyMac and I cried when I heard the news and God Bless you and may he be with you wherever you are and remember that God and your son will always be in your heart... In God’s love you can do it...

  • Jaesyn G
    Jaesyn G

    This is one of the most emotional songs if heard from Toby and I haven’t listen to him in years but hearing about Truett broke my heart cuz I remember hearing him back on Momentum he was just a little kid and now he’s gone. Don’t take life for granted people!!

  • Suziluzi
    Suziluzi

    Yes he is in Heaven with Jesus and with my 19 years old daughter and with all the kids who were taken away. We all miss our kids 😢 😞 ...but we’ll see them again in a little while...forever with the Living God.

  • Rey Rey
    Rey Rey

    I felt his pain and its hard to lose someone you love

  • Rey Rey
    Rey Rey

    1 like equals 1 bless for toby

    • Rey Rey
      Rey Rey

      We bless you toby amen!

  • Rey Rey
    Rey Rey

    My dad told me that when a dads son dies like toby its hurtful and can make you 😢 Toby we bless you!!

    • Rey Rey
      Rey Rey

      Amen!

  • Daniel Beavers
    Daniel Beavers

    Why people disliking? What if your parents die right nor or siblings? You gonna be happy about it? Maybe we should like your comment when you all say my parents died or siblings. Then you will know how it feels

  • Chris Bowling
    Chris Bowling

    Wow... just wow...very emotional song

  • Luis Sanabria
    Luis Sanabria

    Beautiful song Toby! Our hearts are with you! Praying fervently as you mourn. Thanks for sharing this song with the world to continue to bless us with your music!! May God surround you and your family with his Love, peace and knowledge!!!! 🙏

  • Mary K
    Mary K

    Prayers for you and your family Toby Mac

  • Thalia Vazquez
    Thalia Vazquez

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. The pain, the tears, it’s not easy but thank you.

  • Noah Whitney
    Noah Whitney

    I have know idea what it must of felt like, but I know that God is always there even in the darkest of days

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