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"Pay Attention" (also known as "Wake Up and Pay Attention") is a song performed in the film, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. It is briefly heard when Rita decides to ditch class while her friends choose remain. During class, Sister Mary Clarence is teaches the song to her class. During which, they show off their talent of singing as a group, inspiring Mary Clarence to turn the class into a choir.

The soundtrack features a full version of the song, sung by Valeria Andrews and Ryan Toby, who both starred in the film.

Lyrics

If you wanna be somebody
If you wanna go somewhere
You better wake up and pay attention
Hey...

So you think you've got the answers
To all that lies ahead
Well, in my mind I thought the same one time
And I hear you spouting much talk
'Bout how you ain't being lead
Ain't no one telling you what to do
But attitude will catch up with you
And keep you from your destiny

If you wanna be somebody
If you wanna go somewhere
You better wake up and pay attention
When the time is now or never
To make your dreams come true
You gotta wake up and pay attention

I ain't buyin' no more lyin'
'Cause truth don't cost a thing
Denyin' what's inside's too much to pay
It's 'bout sweatin' without stressin'
There ain't no other way
You know you can't get much without much givin'
Oh, expect from yourself and you'll respect yourself
You control your destiny

If you wanna be somebody
If you wanna go somewhere
You better wake up and pay attention
When the time is now or never
To make your dreams come true
You gotta wake up and pay attention

If you wanna be somebody
If you wanna go somewhere
You better wake up and pay attention
When the time is now or never
To make your dreams come true
You gotta wake up and pay attention

Time to wake up, everybody
Time to wake up, children
Wake up, everybody
(ooh...)

If you wanna be somebody
If you wanna go somewhere
You better wake up and pay attention
When the time is now or never
To make your dreams come true
You gotta wake up and pay attention

If you wanna be somebody
Go somewhere
Wake up and pay attention
When the time is now or never
To make your dreams come true
You gotta wake up and pay attention

If you wanna be somebody (wake up)
Go somewhere
Wake up and pay attention
When the time is now or never
To make your dreams come true
You gotta wake up and pay attention

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Sister Act logo
Media
Sister ActSister Act 2: Back in the HabitMusical
Characters
Deloris Van CartierSister Mary RobertRita Watson
Songs
Hail Holy QueenI Will Follow HimPay AttentionOh Happy DayJoyful, JoyfulAin't No Mountain High Enough
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