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God Is Not a Secret is the first track on Newsboys' sixth studio album, Take Me to Your Leader. It was released as a radio single for the album. A new recording of the song was later featured in the compilation Shine: The Hits, featuring tobyMac.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
You don't understand
this is not what you think it is
You don't get it, man
you want to boil it down to show biz
Your in depth research shows:
drop the God, emphasize the beat
I've heard that positive pop you dig
I'd rather be buried in wet concrete

[Chorus]
Take back your free advice
I don't accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

[Verse 2]
You don't understand
I'm not talking multiple choice
You don't get it, man
if the cross offends you, find another voice
I am not running for office here
I won't keep it purposefully vague
I've heard that New Age Life-force trip
I'd rather be dipped in bubonic plague

[Chorus]
Take back your free advice
I don't accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

[Bridge]
And would I wash my hands again?
Would I deny my savior when
He hung inside the public square?
Did not my silence put him there?

[Chorus]
Take back your free advice
I don't accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

If we keep silent
If we mass defect
These very rocks will scream
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

Shine: The Hits version featuring tobyMac Edit

(TobyMac's parts in italics)

[Intro]
Clap your hands, everybody
Everybody just clap your hands
Clap your hands, everybody
Everybody just clap your hands
Clap your hands, everybody
Everybody just clap your hands
Clap your hands, everybody
Everybody just clap your hands

You gotta step to it
Come on, step to it
You gotta step to it
Come on, step to it

[Verse 1]
You don't understand
this is not what you think it is
You don't get it, man (you don't get it!)
you want to boil it down to show biz
Your in depth research shows: (it shows nothing!)
drop the God, emphasize the beat
I've heard that positive pop you dig
I'd rather be buried in wet concrete

[Chorus]
Take back your free advice
I don't accept (you gotta step to it)
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept (to be kept)
God is not a secret to be kept (to be kept)

[Verse 2]
You don't understand
I'm not talking multiple choice
You don't get it, man (you don't get it)
If the cross offends you, find another voice
I am not running for office here (I ain't Clinton)
I won't keep it purposefully vague
I've heard that New Age Life-force trip
I'd rather be dipped in bubonic plague

[Chorus]
Take back your free advice
I don't accept (you gotta step to it)
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept (to be kept)
God is not a secret to be kept (to be kept)

If we keep silent
If we mass defect (you gotta step to it)
These very rocks will scream
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

[Bridge]
Faith ain't easy to understand
When a bird in the bush beats two in the hand
But the truth ain't nothing to taste and hide
you gotta get up, put up
get off your backside

I said faith ain't easy to understand
When a bird in the bush beats two in the hand
But truth ain't nothing to hide
You gotta get up,Put up, Get off your backside
Get up, put up
Get off your backside

[Chorus]
Take back your free advice
I don't accept (you gotta step to it)
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept (to be kept)
God is not a secret to be kept (to be kept)

If we keep silent
If we mass defect (I'm gonna step to it)
These very rocks will scream
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept (to be kept)
God is not a secret to be kept

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