The Man I Used To Be

by Tommy Willis

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I wrote this song at a Promise Keepers conference on a lunch break. The Lord was ministering His promises to me to sing, write and play again after my radiation treatment for throat cancer. He has been faithful, I have been blessed.


I’m still rough around some edges
And I still hurt sometimes in places
But I’m healin’ - and feelin’ stronger

I don’t sound the way I used to
And I don’t look the way I used to
Yea I’m healin’ - and feelin’ stronger

I’ve had to deal with my own dyin’
And watch my friends and family cryin’
But I’m ready now to say goodbye un-to
The Man I Used To Be

I don’t talk the way I used to
Now I listen like I’m supposed to
There’s a better man - Growin’ up inside me

A man who knows where he is goin’
Plantin’ seeds that are worth sowin’
The lord is healin’ - and makin’ stronger

And everyday the old man’s dyin
Everyday the new man’s risin’
He’s ready now to say goodbye un-to
The Man I Used To Be

And this song is just to thank God
I’m not the man I used to be


released August 19, 2013
Recorded at Aaron Parra's in 2005 with Dave Gauthier as my lifelong support and friend in all things music. This is my 2013 remix in anticipation of even more awesome gifts of song from the Father. Be blessed.



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Tommy Willis Gunnison

I've never have been good at bio's.... Former lead guitar player for Andraé Crouch. Old Jesus Freak, Songwriter, Guitar player, and most proudly, Poppa.

Poppa is now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Died April 15, 2014. They say death and taxes....

We plan on keeping this site around for a while and updating it with a larger catalog of his songs. Thank you and God Bless.
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