Keep the Faith

by Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, and Michael Jackson

If you call out loud
Will it get inside?
Through the heart of your surrender
To your alibis?
And you can say the words
Like you understand
But, the power’s in believing
So give yourself a chance

‘Cause you can
Climb the highest mountain
Swim the deepest sea
All you need is the will to want it
And a little self-esteem

So keep the faith
Don’t let nobody turn you ’round
You gotta know when
It’s good to go
To get your dreams
Up off the ground
Keep the faith, baby
Because it’s just
A matter of time
Before your confidence
Will win out
Believe in yourself
No matter what it’s goin’ take
You can be a winner
But you got to keep the faith
Goin’ keep it brother
You got it

And when you think of trust
Does it lead you home
To a place that you
Only dream of
When you’re all alone?
And you can go by feel
‘Stead of circumstance
But the power’s in believing
So give yourself a chance

I know that you can
Sail across the water
Float across the sky, high
Any road that you take
Will get you there
If you only try

So keep the faith
Don’t let nobody
Take you down, brother
Just keep your eyes
On the prize
And your feet
Flat on the ground
Keep the faith, baby
Because it’s just
A matter of time
Before your confidence
Will win out

I told my brother how to
Do the thing right
Lift up your head and show
The world you got pride
Go for what you want
Didn’t let ’em get in your way
You can be better
But you gotta keep the faith
You got it

I know that keepin’ the faith
Means never givin’ up on love
But the power that love has
To make it right

Makes it
Makes it right

Keep the faith
Don’t let nobody turn you ’round, brother
You got to know
When it’s good to go
To get your dreams up
Off the ground
Keep the faith, baby
Because it’s just a matter of time
Before your confidence
Will win out

Better stand up and act like
You wanna do right
Don’t play the fool
For the rest of your life
Work on it, brother
And you’ll make it someday
Go for what you want
And don’t forget the faith

Look at yourself
And what you doin’ right now
Stand back a minute
Just check yourself out
Straighten out your life
And how you’re livin’ each day
Get yourself together
‘Cause you got to keep the faith

Don’t let nobody take you down, brother
Just keep your eyes on the prize
And your feet flat on the ground
Keep the faith, baby
Because it’s just a matter of time
Before your confidence will win out

Lift up your mind
Before your mind gets blown
Some things in life
You best leave them alone
Go for what you want
Don’t let it get in your way
You can make it happen
But ya got ta keep the faith

Goin’ keep it, brother
You got to keep the faith
Yeah, keep the faith
Goin’ sister
You got to keep the faith
Now, now

I’ll show my brother
How to do the thing right
Lift up your head
And show the world you got pride
Go for what you want
Don’t let ’em get in your way
You can be a winner
If you keep the faith

Straighten out yourself
And get your mind on track
Dust off your butt
And get your self-respect back
You’ve known me long enough
To know that I don’t play
Take it like you want it
But you got to keep the faith
Goin’

Don’t let nobody
Take you down
Just keep your eyes on the prize
And get your feet
Back on the ground
Keep the faith, baby
Because it’s just
A matter of time
Before your confidence
Will win out
But till that day
I said you’ve got to
Keep the faith

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