August 22 + 23 | Roulette | Brooklyn

#Song4Dessert – “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Lyrics by Dragonfly and Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir

Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

I know the one thing we did right
Was the day we started to fight
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Lonely chains that we can stand
Are the chains of hand in hand
Hold on hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on hold on
Down in Charleston, nine would slave
As they welcome and they praise
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on
When there’s white supremacy
We cannot live in dignity
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Eric Garner could not breathe
Now they’re taking it to the streets
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on hold on
Tamir Rice was a little boy
They shot him cold ’cause he had a toy
Keep your eyes on the prize
hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Eleanor Bumpur and Pearly Golden
They killed young and they killed old
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on
When they killed Aiyana Jones
The child was sleeping in her home
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Got my hand on the freedom plough
Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on
I know the one thing we did wrong
Was stay in the wilderness far too long
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on

Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize
Hold on, hold on