Blueprint — Persevere lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Persevere" by Blueprint.

Lyrics

I like to get inside the car and drive,
Along open roads to open up my mind.
Watch the sunrise, reflect on life,
Wishin' that the gas prices wasn’t so high.
The lust of the dollar will make you holla or cry.
But even in the winter the birds still fly.
Sometimes success is deceiving to the eye.
Because people say they rich when they just getting by.
Television make you think it’s something you can buy.
But before you get the truth you gotta sort through the lies.
Choose your own path and walk on by.
The only true failure is if you don’t try.
I don’t respect people who don’t respect time
Sittin' on they hands while the clock ticks by.
Consider this a word to the wise
If you love what you do then it ain’t really a grind
I’m talkin' 'bout hard work
I’m talkin' 'bout patience
It’s a celebration of your journey
Even when you don’t know your final destination
I’m talkin' 'bout hard times.
I’m talkin' 'bout blood, sweat and tears.
Recognize that the reason that you’re here.
Is only 'cause you figured out a way to persevere.
I never wanna have to tell the people who I am.
You wanna learn a thing or two, talk to my fans.
Or hop in the van and come to my jam,
I practice on my set until two A.M.
Before this was my job I just wanted one chance
To motivate the crowd in my b-boy stance.
Explore the art form and see foreign lands
And now that it’s here it ain’t slippin' through my hands
How we pay homage but stay so advance?
With style like water, and waves that crash.
It knows no form, constricts and expands,
Try to hold it down it just slips through the cracks.
My ritual is wax, I’m piling the stacks,
Intentionally use the sound of vinyl when it cracks.
Your boy means biz, you can feel in my raps.
Seen and done it all but spiritually intact.
I’m talkin' 'bout hard work.
I’m talkin' 'bout patience.
It’s a celebration of your journey,
Even when you don’t know your final destination.
I’m talkin' 'bout hard times.
I’m talkin' 'bout blood, sweat and tears.
Recognize that the reason that you’re here.
Is only 'cause you figured out a way to persevere.