Over her career, Keshena has produced an eclectic mix of studio and live recordings that are synonymous with her signature sound and testament to the depth and diversity of her creativity. Explore her original song lyrics below.

See A Need was the first song Keshena ever recorded. "It's very personal to me.  I saw a lot of people hurting around me and wanted--really needed-- to do something.  Music is a gift that I was born to share with the intent of bringing comfort and joy to those that are hurting."  Brighter Day, Psalm 19:14 (Let The Words of my Mouth) and Settle My Soul were released in 2009 and then re-recorded in 2010.  These songs, along with instrumentals, showcase a side of Keshena that many have not heard. Stay tuned for the release of The Soul Music Project - Songs by Keshena 2000-2020 due to be released this winter.

(Everywhere I go I) See A Need

Everywhere I go

Everywhere I go I see a need

Everywhere I go

Oh, everywhere I go I see a need

Everywhere I go I see a need for us to be together

Everywhere I go I see a need for us to be together

Mmmmmm, What is happening, is there anywhere to get relief?

And mmmm, I know the end is approaching, but when it comes will I be ready?

Everywhere I go I see a need for us to be together

Everywhere I go I see a need for us to be together

This world we live in, corruption everywhere

What happened to “in God we trust”?

Men and women, young and old living in despair

We’ve got to remember there’s hope and God loves each and everyone of us

Ohh

We’re expected to trust you and you don’t trust yourself 

(Politicians lying, religious folks dying for no reason at all)

There’s no more time for living in a fairy tale

I speak for the people, we’re fed up

 

Oh ooo ohhh

Oh ooo ohhh

Oh ooo ohhh

So many things going on in the world today

I’ve got so much to say 

About the situation which is at hand, some strayed from the master’s plan

Tell me how much longer you expect for me to stand

And watch as you commit these crimes, polluting my babies minds 

This is the truth I’m not gon give up the fight, gonna do what is right, til the day I die

For the wages of sin is death

But the gift of God is eternal life so rise up my brother

Keep your head up my sister

The time has come, there’s victory to be won

With Christ Jesus we shall overcome

The enemy is defeated, the enemy is defeated

You’ve got to believe it

We must overcome evil with good

Do most righteous things that we know we should

Forgive and protect, provide and affect most innocent lives

We all have sinned yet still we strive for the mark that is set , And it’s not that far

Jesus is coming back, He’s not that far, my Lord is coming back, he’s not that far, no

Everywhere I go I see a need

For us to be together

Brighter Day

 

Looking for a brighter day (looking for a brighter day)

I’m looking for a brighter day

 

Verse

So many storms that we went thru

It was hard to tell if we would make it out alive, oh yeah

One day the good turned into bad

It’s amazing that we all had the strength to survive

But I 

 

Chorus

I can see the sun breaking thru the clouds

I can feel the pain drifting away

I don’t think nothin can stop me now

I can see a brighter day

 

Ooooo I’m looking for a brighter day

I’m looking for a brighter day

I’m looking yeah 

Said I’m looking for a brighter day

 

Bridge

I remember` when I was alone

And had no one to call my own

And then one day i saw your face

And like rain from above you showered me with amazing grace

It took awhile for me to see 

How beautiful life could really be

Now i see it’s up to me to take

Control of my own destiny yeah

The friends i have may walk away oh

It’s alright, it’s okay

I’m determined to survive and I’ll keep reaching for the skyyyyyyy

 

Chorus 1

I can see the sun breaking thru the clouds

I can feel the pain drifting away

I don’t think nothin can stop me now

(Nothin) I can see a brighter day (nothing can stop me now)

 

(I’m determined) I can see the sun breaking thru the clouds (yeah I’m determined, I will survive)

(I will survive) I can feel the pain drifting away

I don’t think nothin can stop me now

I can see a brighter day yeaaahhh

 

I can see the sun breaking thru the clouds

I can feel the pain drifting away

I don’t think nothin can stop me now

I can see a brighter day

 

I can see the sun breaking thru the clouds

I can feel the pain drifting away

I don’t think nothin can stop me now

I can see a brighter day

 

Chorus 2

Reaching for the sky I know I’ll get mine

One day I’ll be free 

Yeah

One day, one day I’ll be free

I’ll take flight like an eagle and fly away

 

Reaching for the sky I know I’ll get mine

One day I’ll be free (One day I’ll be free from the poverty, the pain, destruction, yea yea)

Yeah

There’s a brighter day coming for me I know

One day I’ll be free

 

Reaching for the sky I know I’ll get mine

(I know I’ll get mine) One day I’ll be free (I know I’ll get mine) 

Yeah 

There’s a brighter day coming for me I know ( I want everything)

One day I’ll be free (Everything that belongs to me yeah)

 

I know One day I’ll be free (one day I’ll be free)

Reaching for the sky I know I’ll get mine

One day I’ll be free 

Yeah

There’s a brighter day coming for me I know

One day I’ll be free

 

There’s a brighter day coming for me I know

One day I’ll be free

Psalm 19:14 (My Prayer)

Verse

Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in thy sight

And the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight

Oooo, let the words

Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in thy sight (Lord)

And the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight

 

Chorus

This is my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray

 

Verse

Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in thy sight (Oh Lord)

And the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight

Oh Lord, I want to be pleasing

Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in thy sight

(And the meditation, everything that I think about be acceptable in thy sight)

Meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight

 

Chorus

This is my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day (I want to be pleasing)

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray

Lord, ooo

This is my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day (I want to be pleasing in your sight)

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray

 

Oh Lord, I just want to talk to you

You told me to lay my burdens down and cast my cares on you

That’s what I learned to do

That’s why I’m asking you, wash my heart through and through, yes

I want to be pleasing in your sight

I want to serve you with all my might

That’s why I’m asking for a clean heart, will you regulate my mind

And give me a new start

 

So many nights I tossed and turned yearning for a warm embrace

Too many nights I failed you, Lord, don’t know how you could take my sin

And just throw it away, you showed me a brighter day

And when I think of the goodness of Jesus my soul just wants to say

Hallelujah

 

So for my people who are ready to come to grips with the words that I spit just know that this hit is just another one to give praises to God and His son

 

So many nights I tossed and turned yearning for a warm embrace

Too many nights I failed you, Lord, don’t know how you could take my sin

And just throw it away, you showed me a brighter day

And when I think of the goodness of Jesus my soul just wants to say

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

And when I think of the goodness of Jesus my soul just wants to say

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

This is my prayer

And when I think of the goodness of Jesus my soul just wants to say

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

This is my prayer

 

This is my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray, each and every day

It’s my prayer, oh Lord, I pray

Settle My Soul

Verse 1

Settle my soul from all unnecessary fears

Settle my soul from all the pain that’s deep within

Just like you did before I know you can again

 

Chorus

And I will say, la la la la la la la la - ah 

If the birds of the air have a resting place 

Surely so can I

 

Verse 2

Settle my heart don’t let the aches be troublesome

Settle my mind if you speak peace the sea will calm

Come wipe my eyes though I am weak, I see the sun

Settle my soul no longer my will, yours be done

Just like you did before I know you can again

 

Chorus

And I will say, la la la la la la la la - ah 

If the lily of the field can grow and grow Tell me why can’t I

 

Interlude

Sometimes I feel like I just can’t make it

Sometimes I feel like I just can’t take it

That’s why I call you, I call on your name

I read your word because I know you can do the same thing

When the storms of life are raging (speak, Lord)

And my world is cloudy (settle my soul)

I don’t have to worry

I know you have a place for me

I know your love overshadows me

I know I have a place in you