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    "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" Lyrics

    Marley Marl feat. Masta Ace and Action

    To get where you want to be
    You have to set a goal
    And keep your eyes on the prize

    [ VERSE 1: Master Ace ]
    Now let me take a second, just so I can beckon
    And call out an all-out rush just like wreckin
    Your brain as you strain to maintain, sustain
    The way you felt because I dealt you pain
    And pleasure, in every single measure
    You miss being kissed by this lyrical treasure

    Enjoy it at your leisure, cause it's gonna please ya
    Master Ace and Action again is here to ease ya
    Spirit, cause all you have to do is hear it
    And you'll catch a stroke
    And say, "Damn, that brother broke!"
    Now I'm about to get off another funky hit off
    And if you think you're hangin, yo, I think you bit off
    More than you can chew, now how you gonna swallow it?
    Check the technique, see if you can follow it
    Like a path or a road made of yellow bricks
    Yo Steady Pace, go 'head and bust the mellow mix

    [ *DJ Steady Pace scratches* ]
    [ CHORUS ]
    So keep your eyes on the prize
    Keep your eyes on the prize
    Keep your eyes on the prize
    Keep your eyes on the prize

    And keep your eyes on the prize

    [ VERSE 2: Master Ace ]
    Now I'm the capital A and what I'm sayin is conveyin
    That I romp, stomp and jump on any competition
    That's opposed to me, they can't get close to me
    You say that goes to see, what's that supposed to be?
    Some kind of challenge? I take you head up
    Beat up and eat up punks and won't let up
    But not with my fist or even with a deadly weapon
    But with my lyrics, yeah, that's how I'm steppin
    On all those that doubt me or my race is won
    And you critics are hopin that the Ace is done
    But now consider, this here little bit of
    Super commentary for those that are very
    Misdirected and lookin for some kinda angle
    Censorship is their attempt to strangle
    The Master, they know that my words can motivate

    And set straight the crooked from their fate
    Don't you understand that rap is like a tool to me
    You're sellin what? You're actin likea fool to me
    Go get a job or maybe go and learn a trade
    And make the grade, that's how you get paid
    Steady's on the cut and Action is the posse
    Open your eyes and you'll see what I see
    Brothers are fallin, homegirls are callin
    Themselves independent, but yo, we're all in
    The same boat together, it doesn't matter whether
    You disagree, it's still reality - see

    [ CHORUS ]
    [ VERSE 3: Master Ace ]
    Now where're we goin, where are we goin, which direction?
    Look at your reflection, now someone praise the resurrection
    Of a people many years considered kin
    To an animal, unlike those with lighter skin
    But that's the past and many knew it couldn't last
    By peaceful means or either by a rifle blast
    Or whatever, better late than never
    We finally arrived and yo, the dream has survived
    But many died tryin and they're the ones that paved the way
    Real live supermen and -women save the day
    So that we can live our life without ?????
    Racial oppression, mental anguish through aggression
    So realize what it took for us to rise
    And don't sleep but reap and keep your eyes on the prize

    [ CHORUS ]
    [ VERSE 4: Master Ace ]
    Sing a song of six pence, a pocket full of crack
    Think you're sayin somethin, you ain't sayin jack
    Now tell me, what is goin on these days?
    From what I'm seein lately I'd say crime pays
    Cause somebody is gettin paid
    I think it's time to sprinkle some rain on the parade
    Now listen, take this as a word from the wise
    I'm not a prophet or a preacher, just a man with eyes
    And I've been witnessed the fitness of a neighborhood worsen
    You oughta hold a person-to-person
    Discussion with those who rose from that level
    Usin a broom or a mop or a shovel
    Not on the corner waitin for the big pay-off
    It's not comin, so why not stay off
    The streets, believe me it beats bein sent up-
    state on a date with the man and bein pinned up
    In solitary, take advantage of your freedom
    I'm givin helpful hands cause you need em
    It's not all about the cash you make
    Sellin poison to boys and girls - you're a fake
    So what you got a cable, so what you got a BM?
    You love when the girls go, "Ooh, did you see him!"
    So what your pocket's filled with 20s and 10s
    You're gonna find out just how fast that ends
    Cause one day you'll be drivin round the way in your ride
    There'll be a bullet with your name on the side
    And if you don't believe what I'm tellin you, mack
    When you're layin on the ground with a hole in your back
    Lookin up at the sky, gettin closer to hell
    Just remember Master Ace had a story to tell

    Keep your eyes on the prize (5X)
    Keep your eyes on the prize (5X)

    [ *scratched letters* ]
    This song was submitted on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Marlon Lu'ree Williams, Master Ace.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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