TobyMac - 21 Years

"21 Years” by TobyMac.

The official video for the song.


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 everyone

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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“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.
WC Drummer
Man. 704 people cried so hard they missed the like button.
We often take for granted that those we love will be with us today, tomorrow, and eventually (off in the distance) we'll all end up in heaven. A reminder that life is but a vapor. Father, I asked that grief be removed from Toby's family and only the joy of Truett's memory be the lasting effect that his life had on theirs. Peace be with you my brother T-Mac....peace. God bless you and yours.
The Orthodox Defence
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Revelation 21:4
“21 years, what a beautiful loan”

Wow, that hits hard 😢
Jeff Flowers
I don't think anything can break a man's heart like losing his son. Stay strong brother.
WHT 576
"God has you in heaven, but I have you in my heart" hit me hard
Whatz It Feel Like
TobyMac this is absolutely beautiful.

“21 years, what a beautiful loan”

I was so deeply saddened by the news. Your openness and honesty about the grief you are experiencing will help others feel less alone. God bless you and your family as you make your way through this unspeakable journey of grief. I am so grateful your faith remains strong. He is with you. Always.
Jackson Metzger
Crying... I’m so sorry. This song is so emotional I’m crying.
Sophia LaPalme
I can’t even imagine how hard it was to sing this...
Elizabeth Grandle
Anyone can praise God through the easy and happy times but it takes a whole lot of courage to praise him though the hard times. God bless Toby.
Mrs Farm Alarm
This song really hits close . My sister just recently lost her baby. My niece. She was 22 weeks pregnant and they couldn't find a heartbeat, she had to deliver her.
Daily Rodriguez
My sister died one day after she was born. I dedicate this song to her. I know that she’s in a better place now.
Joe Mama
All my buds say Christian music sucks.

Guess they don't know Toby.
Dr. Batista
im still crying. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Elvis Martinez
When you praise God even in the worst moment of your life, it means that you are truly a Man of God.... Bless your heart Toby.... ✌🏻
I can't imagine. Sobbing during this song. He was sent for a reason, a reason for him, a reason for you and when we get to the other side we'll understand. Love and God's comfort to you and your family.
God understands your pain, for he too lost His son at the cross. ✝️
Misheck M. Triumph
I feel you Mr Toby, Jesus Christ is our Hope of Glory. He is loving and faithful even in pain, loss and despair sir.
Heather D
People who dislike this are just plain disrespectful. This song deserves so much credit!