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And up a rickety stair she wonders
Why if at all she should care
And with her pay for the week already gone
What can she say but where
Her keys get stuck, ain't it just her luck?
The walls keep closing in
And there her son with innocent eyes
She’ll never quit, she knows she's got to rise

[Chorus]
Rise up, rise up, rise up (she knows she's got to)
Rise up, rise up, rise up (c’mon, c'mon, c'mon)

Ain't Mr. Washington bad?
Howard made man al the top of his class
With seven years on the job day in and out you'd really think
He'd break that ceiling of glass
Oh no, not now, not here
Sometime maybe next year
Let the clock strike five
Now he's really alive
He'll do his own thang
Finally, maybe he’ll rise

[Chorus]
Rise up, rise up, rise up (he’ll do his own thang)
Rise up, rise up, rise up (finally maybe he'll rise)
Rise up, rise up, rise up (you know you can)
Rise up, rise up, rise up (and on a personal note)
I remember the day I met him
Handsome solid as stone
Loved the conversation
Especially the private part
’Bout how well he could bone
Born on the sign of Aries the Ram
I knew this brother could slam
But silky smooth sweet nothings became nothing but lies
'Cause back at home, boyfriend could not rise!

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from Mack Diva Saves the World, released November 12, 1996
Written By Sandra St. Victor, V. Jeffrey Smith
Vocal Arrangement by Sandra St. Victor

1996 EMI April Music Inc /Maanami Music/Arvermale Music ASCAP) Admin. by EMI April Music Inc
Produced by MACK SG for The Neptune Factor. Inc. Productions at The Neptune Factor Studios. Carmel NY
Engineered by MACX 96
Sandra St. Victor-lead & background vocal
MACK 96 all programming & instruments

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Sandra St. Victor Amsterdam, Netherlands

With powerhouse pipes & prowess, Sandra St. Victor has been a force in the music industry for over 3 decades. As a founding member of The Family Stand, releasing 3 albums, 3 solo albums, 2 EPs, various bonus tracks & features, her singular blend of of soul-shaking funk, rock & jazz has garnered a solid raucous fan base. Look out for her next project, “Beautifully Dark”, with producer Mark Batson. ... more

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