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“igbok” – The Song

“igbok” – the song

In 2010, renowned songwriter, Tom Douglas, was touched by igbok in a way that made him immediately put pen to paper and express the word through song.

Tom Douglas and David Arms

Tom Douglas and David Arms

I started seeing “igbok” everywhere – bumper stickers, t-shirts – was it a conspiracy? Some cult? Some new alt/country/new age jazz/rap band?

Then I met David Arms and saw his amazing creation of the painting “igbok“. The smoke cleared. The Red Sea parted. The code was broken: “it’s gonna be o.k.”…wow, Romans 8:28(a) – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.” It was an acronym for one of my favorite verses and one of the greatest truths in Scripture.

Hey man it sounds like a song…can I write a song? Voilà!

Listen and (hopefully) enjoy “igbok” – the musical interpretation.

Turn it up. It’s gonna be o.k.

Tom is one of the finest when it comes to the craft of writing a song. He takes ordinary thoughts and experiences of the common man and weaves them into something extraordinary.

Tom won CMA’s 2010 “Song of the Year” for co-writing “The House That Built Me”. The song also received three nominations at the 53rd Grammy Awards including “Best Country Song” and overall, all-genre “Song of the Year”. It won the Grammy for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance”, giving Miranda Lambert her first Grammy win. Tom was also nominated for an Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards in the Best Original Song category with “Coming Home” from the movie “Country Strong”, performed by Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Song
You can listen to the song on igbok.com or download it for $0.99.

The Lyrics

“igbok”
Tom Douglas

Tell the addict up in Hackensack,
The politician whose feet of clay have started to crack,
The shattered woman who’s man ain’t comin’ back.
It’s gonna be o.k. It’s gonna be o.k.

When you’re staring down the end of a stethoscope
And you get bad news from a starched, white coat;
You got a hole in your soul and a leaky boat,
It’s gonna be o.k. It’s gonna be o.k.

Just when all hope is gone
Love rides in to save the day.
Between the darkness and the dawn
There is a whisper, just remember,
It’s gonna be o.k. It’s gonna be o.k.
igbok baby, igbok baby.

When you need someone to talk you down,
When you’re out there on the ledge;
And you need someone to push you out,
Scared to death on the high dive, stuck on the edge.

So you spin the dial and you change the station,
It’s the time of your life you feel you’re wastin’,
You hear an echo from Genesis to Revelation
igbok baby, igbok baby.

Just when all hope is gone
Love rides in to save the day.
Between the darkness and the dawn
There is a whisper, just remember,
It’s gonna be o.k. It’s gonna be o.k.
igbok baby, igbok baby.

The baby’s up all night and won’t stop cryin’,
And what you’re selling they ain’t buyin’.
You sit alone in a rocker and your memory’s frayed,
Heaven is a dream of finer days,
It’s gonna be o.k. It’s gonna be o.k.
igbok baby, igbok baby.

© 2010 Sony/ATV Publishing

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