"You Can Get It If You Really Want" as written by and Jimmy Cliff....
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 trying


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"You Can Get It If You Really Want" as written by Jimmy Cliff

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    General Commentremember......rome was not built in a day
    thomas3457on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was used in the book "Second Star To The Right", a book about a young anorexic girl. She uses this song to work out.
    That's all I hear when I hear this song.
    "You can get it if you really want, but you must try try and try" = "You're almost thin. Keep going."
    demimondaineon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsheesh thanks for ruining that song for me....

    I can totally see an anorexic girl all paranoid and intense working out to this song...all sickly thin and bony

    ugh
    horrible
    madaleeon February 24, 2008   Link

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