Sugarhill Gang – Troy Lyrics

It’s always dark before the dawn

[Big Bank Hank]
The night is black, the streets are steaming
The air is cracked with the sound of screaming
Two gangs are out to even the score
In the alley with the rats and burnt-down store
[?]
Every man falls prey to [?]
But the leader called Blaze is still standing tall
And his shadow [?] big on the bloody wall
His face [?] with the life he chose
And his sweat ran thick and drenched his clothes
He rules the streets with an iron claw
Everybody knows that his word is law
24-7 he [?]
And every day is a new way to survive
His dreams of getting out seem far away
But he believes they’ll still come true one day

[Chorus]
It’s always dark before the dawn
But it’s gonna take guts to keep pushing on
Might break you back, might make you cry
But nothing beats a failure except a try

[Wonder Mike]
Another night, another fight
And Blaze and his parents wanna argue ’til the daylight
“Get out the gang if you wanna grow old
Or you’ll end up in a alley with a shotgun hole”
And tears [?] his daddy’s face
And Blaze jumped up, stormed out of the place
In the middle of the night, trying to clear his mind
He walks into the city [?]
A car flies past [?] explode
[?] lies in the road
With one last breath he ends his years
[?] nightmare, sweating in fear
He wants to laugh, but he hates to cry
Because the dream seems real and he knows why
With a big wet arm he wipes his face
Just to be sure [?] place
The whole world’s dark when the TV is bright
With the videos rocking on Friday night
And on the TV screen, a breakdancer [?]
Two fellas not more than seventeen
They flip, spin, stop on a dime
And make him wonder, think about the big time
“Well, i can break like that, there ain’t no doubt
This here’s gonna be my way to get out”

[Chorus]
It’s always dark before the dawn
But it’s gonna take guts to keep pushing on
Might break you back, might make you cry
But nothing beats a failure except a try

[Wonder Mike]

Blaze tried hard to become a breakdancer
[?] couldn’t be the answer
He thought about quitting, giving up all hope
Going back to the streets, the guns and the dope
But the thought [?] turned his gut
“Trying to go back now? i got to be nuts”
So he kept on pushing and didn’t look back
[?] bones would crack
He was busting up shop, putting brothers to shame
[?] selling rocks with a [?]
Then the big break came right on time
The first big step out of the crime
A radio station held at the time
A breakdance competition with a fresh [?] prize
[?] all the bright lights
Blaze was strong and proved he was the best
[?] my special guest
Stage was lit, showtime was here
This was the moment he’d come to fear
His heart started pumping like never before
When the lights went down and the people roared
Hit the stage, went to work
And then the whole damn place just went berzerk

[Chorus]
It’s always dark before the dawn
But it’s gonna take guts to keep pushing on
Might break you back, might make you cry
But nothing beats a failure except a try

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