‘21 Years Makes A Man Full-Grown’ Tobymac New Song about Son’s Death

TobyMac lost his 21 years old son, Truett Foster McKeehan who is a rapper on October 23rd, 2019 from undisclosed causes that made him to cancel his tour over the shocking loss.

The successful gospel musician took a further step to release a song that expresses his grieve and hope to see his son again in heaven one day, though very painful but he still put his trust on God.
He however noted that, he never planned to write any song but it will help his effort to work through the emotions.

He posted on his Instagram: “The last couple of months have been the hardest I’ve ever faced. Thank you for the love and support. Part of my process has always been to write about the things I’m going through, but this went to a whole new level. What started out as getting some of my thoughts and feelings about losing my firstborn son down on paper, ended up a song. “21 Years” is a song I never wanted to write. I hope it’s for someone out there, or maybe it’s just for me.”

In another post about the new song, TobyMac says, “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.”

According to CBNEWS In the song called “21 Years,” TobyMac says his heart has been “shattered in a thousand ways”, but he’s holding firm to the belief that he’ll see his son one day in heaven.

His grief comes out in the form of questions, asking God, “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…”

He continues, “Are you singin’ 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.”

You can watch the whole song BELOW and read all the lyrics further down:

Here are all the lyrics to 21 Years:
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 love every one
Thank you, Lord, for my beautiful son

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