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Sacrifice by Substantial

Released on Monday, January 7th, 2008
More lyrics from SacrificeLet It Go, That Damn Good, Chain Reaction, Resurrection of the House Party, U Can Get It/This Instrument (Interlude), My Favorite Things ft. Steph, 4DozDatDonKno, It's You (I Think)/Go-Wait (Interlude), Spaticus (Spit 4 Spat), A P.G. Boy, Labor Pains, QT (Quality Time), Sign Language ft. Extended Famm, Hood Hope ft. Steph & rnb/Sacrifice ft. DJ Kool Herc),

The Wake Up Call/Another Day On The Plantation (Interlude) Lyrics (by Substantial)

THE WAKE UP CALL

HOOK
Mr. Robinson this is your wake up call
Better get it together don’t take to long
Get up! And get on your job!
Gotta gotta gotta make it though I know it’s been hard
REPEAT HOOK

V1
Yeah you work hard and I see you working overtime
You’re a star but you don’t shine like you suppose to shine
That’s one of the many things that’s been on my mine
Not enough people know that you’ve been on your grind
And regardless of the fronting you ain’t working hard for nothing
Think it’s time you did something for your time pass
It’s time to take some action and finally make it happen
And have all the people asking to rewind that
‘Cause after reviewing all of the facts
It appears your own choices are what holding you back.
Yo I wanna see you make it dog really I do
But it’s like some of the songs you write are really ‘bout you
Yeah you’ve got what you want but haven’t got what you needed
I can’t even front I can hear your heart bleeding
And they… still manage to front on your ass
It’s enough to make you pick up something and blast
And say to hell with it but you didn’t you dealt with it
You need to be commended for your ongoing commitment
To overcoming the odds it isn’t easy to do
In fact we know it’s been hard but by believing in you
You’ve accomplished more things than most of your peers
And became a bit content with it over the years
Your destiny is bigger than this.
Who knows you better than me it gets no realer than this ya know.

HOOK

BRIDGE
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it happen
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it happen
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it happen
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it happen
Gotta gotta gotta get it together and make it

HOOK

V2
I’ll support you when nobody does
I was even with you when didn’t know who I was
Sometimes I wish you didn’t love so hard
And I wish you had the balls to scream fuck your job
Thank God that you don’t lust for cars
Now if I could only get you to trust your heart
A little bit more and be sure you go with your gut
Your literature is pure and your flow has been nuts
So stop letting other people tell you how to rhyme
‘Cause for one they can’t tell the sun how to shine
And for two none of these dudes is hardly signed
Tell’em thanks but no thanks dog I’ll be fine (PEACE)
I really wish you saw your family more
You need each other what you think they call them family for dog?
Take better care of yourself
‘Cause lack of sleep can really put wear and tear on your health
Shit but I can’t talk this is a wake up call right
But that doesn’t mean you need to stay up all night
But easier said than done we never said its fun
We need the bread to come ain’t easy to get it sun
So you compete with a drive that’s frightening
And make music to leave minds enlightened
And I love you for how hard you’ve worked
But there is more to be done so give it all you’re worth.

HOOK

OUTRO
Black man get on your job!
REPEAT