PrinceThe Sacrifice Of Victor

What is sacrifice? (We s... we s... we s... we sacrifice) NPG in mass attack, Sonny, please. (we sacrifice) Church if u will, please turn 2 the book of Victor (We s, We s) We like 2 start at the top if u don't mind (we sacrifice) (Don't say it, preacher) I was born on a blood stained table Cord wrapped around my neck Epilectic 'til the age of 7 I was sure heaven marked the deck (we sacrifice) I know joy lives 'round the corner {Joy for sale down on the corner} (we sacrifice) One day I'll visit her I'm gonna {Out on my block I'm just a loner} (we sacrifice) When she tell me everything {tell me} That's when the angels sing {sacrifice} That's when the victory is sho 'nuff {sho 'nuff down with the sacrifice} (we sacrifice) (help me) (Don't say it, preacher) Mama held up her baby 4 protection From a man with a strap in his hand Ask the Victor 'bout pain and rejection U think he don't when he do understand (we sacrifice) I know joy lives 'round the corner {Joy for sale down on the corner} (we sacrifice) One day I'll visit her I'm gonna {Out on my block I'm just a loner} (we sacrifice) When she tell me everything {tell me} That's when the angels sing {sacrifice} That's when the victory is sho 'nuff {sho 'nuff down with the sacrifice} (we sacrifice) (help me) {S.A.C.R.I.F.I.C.E} (we-we-we sacrifice) (Don't say it preacher) (sac-sacrifice) (we-we-we sacrifice) (we-we-we sacrifice) (sacrifice... if u turn the page) (Don't say it, preacher) 1967 in a bus marked public schools Rode me and a group of unsuspecting political tools Our parents wondered what it was like 2 have another color near So they put their babies together 2 eliminate the fear We sacrifice yes we did Fighting one another, (we sacrifice) (don't say it preacher) All because of color The angel of hate - she taught me how 2 kick her If she called me anything but Victor (u mean like nigger?) If the only thing that tells me is father time Then sacrifice is the mutha sublime - we love it Listen mutha - we sacrifice (don't... don't... don't say it preacher) (we sacrifice) (Well, well, well, well) (What is sacrifice?) Hold yo' text, deacon Never understood my old friends laughing They got high when everything else got wrong (pass the booze up here) Dr. King was killed and the streets They started burnin' When the smoke was cleared, their high was gone Education got important, so important 2 Victor A little more important than ripple and weed Bernadette's a lady, and she told me (what she say?) "Whatever u do son, a little discipline is what u need, Is what u need, u need to sacrifice" (we sacrifice) I know joy lives 'round the corner {Joy for sale down on the corner} (we sacrifice) One day I'll visit her I'm gonna {Out on my block I'm just a loner} (we sacrifice) When she tell me everything {tell me} That's when the angels sing {sacrifice} That's when the victory is sho 'nuff {sho 'nuff down with the sacrifice} (we sacrifice) (what is sacrifice?) (we sacrifice) {S.A.C.R.I.F.I.C.E} (we sacrifice) (joy around the corner) Hey Wendy, how come we... (we sacrifice) 'scuse me y'all (we sacrifice) We don't don't mean 2 take up yo time (joy around the corner) But we got something Heavy on our minds (we sacrifice) Yes, we do (we sacrifice) Sometimes, u gotta leave the one u love Somebody, anybody, everybody wave your hand Around the corner, there's another sacrifice (joy around the corner) But u got 2 do the best u can y'all (we sacrifice) Say u got 2 go through it (go through it) U got 2 go through it all (go through it all) High glory, yeah Sell it, don't tell it, don't tell me (joy around the corner) [.....] nice at my feet Lord I might get tired, But I, I've got 2 keep on (we sacrifice) Walkin' down this road, (we sacrifice) Keep on walkin' down this road (joy around the corner) When I reach my destination (we sacrifice) My name will be Victor Amen
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