You Can Get It If You Really Want

Album: The Harder They Come Soundtrack (1972)
  • You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try, try and try
    You'll succeed at last, mmh, yeah

    Persecution you must fear
    Win or lose you're about to get your share
    Got your mind set on a dream
    You can get it though hard it may seem now

    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try, try and try
    You'll succeed at last, I know it

    Listen, Rome was not built in a day
    Opposition will come your way
    But the harder the battle, you see
    Is the sweeter the victory now

    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try, try and try
    You'll succeed at last

    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try, try and try
    You'll succeed at last

    (You can get it if you really want) I know it
    (You can get it if you really want) don't I show it
    (You can get it if you really want) don't give up now
    (You can get it if you really want) keep on tryingWriter/s: JIMMY CLIFF
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 2

  • Mark from London, EnglandThe song was also used in the extremely successful stage version of The Harder They Come, first shown in the well-respected Theatre Royal, Stratford, London, before transferring to The Barbican.
  • Mark from London, EnglandThe Cliff and Dekker versions use the same backing track.
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