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PRODUCED, ARRANGED, COMPOSED AND PER4MED BY PRINCE (xcept where indicated) | RECORDED AND MIXED AT PAISLEY PARK, 77 BEVERLY PARK & SUNSET SOUND | by Richard Furch & Prince | Mastered at Oasis Los Angeles by Eddy Schreyer | on trax 1,5,7,9,12 – drums: MICHAEL B., bass: SONNY T. | on trax 2,3,4,10,11 – drums: C.C.DUNHAM, bass: JOSHUA DUNHAM | on trax 2,3,5 – keyboard FX: MR. HAYES | on trax 4 & 5 – background vocals: SHELBY J. MARVA KING, BRIA VALENTE & TAMAR DAVIS | on track 10 – hornz & party people: MACEO PARKER, GREG BOYER, MIKE PHILLIPS & LEE HOGAN | ALL PRAISE AND GLORY 2 THE MOST HIGH – JEHOVAH

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BOOM

WHAT IF ANOTHER UNIVERSE
COMPLETE WITH SUN AND MOON
AN ENTIRE GALAXY AND WHAT’S WORSE
U AND EYE 2 SOON
FIND EACH OTHER XPANDING BEYOND THIS DIRTY ROOM
BUTTERSCOTCH MOUNTAINS
SON SHINE

RUN UR FINGERS UP AND DOWN THE
OBELISK IN THE EARTH
DOWN 2 33 RPMS WHERE
THE PRIMORDIAL GIVES BIRTH
OR ELSE WE LIE NECK HIGH U AND EYE
IN ONE ANOTHER’S OOZE
VOLCANO MAGIC
SUMMER TIME

EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN U WORSHIP FROM AFAR
THE EBB AND FLOW OF ANGELS
DANCING AROUND THE STAR
AND IF THE SUNRISE IS STILL A QUESTION
THE ANSWER’S IN THE DARK
CELIBATE
MUSHROOM
CANOPY

THE MORNING AFTER

IT DIDN’T HIT ME TIL THE MORNING AFTER
ALL EYE REMEMBER WAS A KISS AND THEN U WERE GONE
AND THEN EYE MISSED UR SMILE, THE SOUND OF UR LAUGHTER
AND NOW EYE’M SLEEING ON THE SIDE U SLEPT ON
AT FIRST EYE FELT THE ONLY REASON U LEFT ME
WAS THE PROPOSITION THAT EYE SPOKE IN UR EAR
EYE AIN’T A DOCTOR BUT EYE KNOW THIS AIN’T HEALTHY
INSTEAD OF COUNTING SHEEP, EYE’M COUNTING TEARS

EYE COULDA DROVE U HOME BUT U WOULDN’T LET ME
EYE DIDN’T CARE HOW FAR, OR IF IT WAS NEAR
AIN’T TRYIN 2 PUSH U CUZ EYE KNOW U JUST MET ME
EYE’M JUST WISHIN THAT U WERE HERE

EYE’M NOT THE KINDA MAN THAT’S SAD AND LONELY
IT’S JUST THAT SOMETHING TELLS ME UR THE ONE
EVEN IF U LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE IT’S ONLY
BETTER IF EYE GET THE CHANCE THE MOMENT U’RE DONE

PLEASE DON’T TELL ME THAT U LOST MY NUMBER
JUST COME BACK OVER IF U DON’T WANNA CALL
EYE’VE GOT SOME MUSIC THAT WILL MAKE U RHUMBA
WE CAN JAM BABY ALL NITE LONG…

4EVER

IF EYE NEVER GET 2 HOLD UR HAND
IF EYE NEVER GET 2 B UR MAN

THAT’S OK CUZ EYE GOT OTHER PLANS
RIGHT NOW, RIGHT NOW
IF EYE NEVER GET 2 KISS UR LIPS
IF EYE NEVER GET 2 FEEL UR HIPS
CLOSE 2 ME

THAT’S OK EYE AIN’T GONNA TRIP

NOT NOW NO HOW

CUZ EYE’VE GOT
4EVER
ETERNITY IS JUST ONE KISS AWAY

SO THEY SAY

THE OPERA, JILL SCOTT OR THE FAIR
CYPRUS- IF EYE NEVER GET 2 TAKE U SWIMMING THERE
IF U NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH EYE CARE
EYE SWEAR

IT’S NOT FAIR

IF EYE NEVER GET 2 MAKE U LAUGH
IF WE NEVER GET 2 TAKE A BUBBLE BATH

EYE DON’T WANNA PART WITH U
NOT 2NIGHT
IF U GONNA B A PART OF MY PAST

EYE JUST WANT 4EVER

ETERNITY IS JUST ONE KISS AWAY

SO MANY THINGS
WE CAN DO IN THE NEW WORLD

EYE CAN B UR FUTURE LOVER
U CAN B MY FUTURE GIRL
IF EYE NEVER GET 2 C UR SMILE

UNDERNEATH THE WHITE VEIL
WALKIN’ UP THE AISLE

EYE JUST MIGHT GO CRAZY

EYE MIGHT GO WILD

SO STOP LOOKIN AT ME LIKE THAT
UNLESS U WANT ME 2 BITE THAT
4EVER

ETERNITY IS JUST ONE KISS AWAY

A MILLION 2MORROWS
IS BETTER THAN ONE DAY
4EVER

COLONIZED MIND

UPLOAD: THE EVOLUTION PRINCIPAL
U C A ROCK ON THE SHORE AND SAY
”IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THERE”
DOWN LOAD: NO RESPONSIBILITY
DO WHAT U WANT NOBODY CARES
UPLOAD: THE MASTER RACE IDEA
GENETICALLY DISPOSED 2 RULE THE WORLD
DOWNLOAD: A FUTURE FULL OF ISOLATED
FULL OF ISOLATED BOYS AND GIRLS

UPLOAD: A 2-PARTY SYSTEM
THE LESSER OF 2 DANGERS
ILLUSION OF CHOICE
DOWNLOAD: A VEILED FORM OF FASCISM
NOTHING’ REALLY EVER CHANGES
U NEVER HAD A VOICE

IF U LOOK UR SURE GONNA FIND
THRUOUT MANKIND’S HISTORY
A COLONIZED MIND
THE ONE IN POWER MAKES LAW
UNDER WHICH THE COLONIZED FALL
BUT WITHOUT GOD IT’S JUST THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND

UPLOAD: A JOINT VENTURE RECORD DEAL
ITS JUST ANOTHER WAY 4 THE MAN 2 STEAL
WHILE HE’S STICKING U WITH THE BILL
DOWNLOAD: THE TEMPORARY ACQUISITION OF FLEETING FAME AND FORTUNE
NOTHING 2 LEAVE IN UR WILL

UPLOAD: A CHILD WITH NO FATHER
DOWNLOAD: NO RESPECT 4 AUTHORITY
UPLOAD: A CHILD WITH NO MOTHER
DOWNLOAD: A HARD TIME SHOWING LOVE

IF U LOOK UR SURE GONNA FIND
THRUOUT MANKIND’S HISTORY
A COLONIZED MIND
THE ONE IN POWER MAKES LAWS
UNDER WHICH THE COLONIZED FALL
BUT WITHOUT GOD
IT’S JUST THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND

FEEL BETTER, FEEL GOOD, FEEL WONDERFUL

EYE COULD TELL BY THE COLOR OF UR
NRG FIELD
U THOUGHT THIS GAME WAS OVER
CHEMICAL PEEL
U TRIED 2 DO ME LIKE MY GOOD BROTHER STEVE
BUT EYE GOT ANOTHER FUNKY
TRICK UP MY SLEEVE
EXPECTING ME 2 FREAK ON U A LITTLE BIT MORE
BUT U GET NOTHIN’ BUT WELL-WISHES
& FLOWERS GALORE
EYE MEAN NO HARM
EYE STILL GOT UR BACK
U CAN COME AND DRINK MY WINE
AS A MATTER OF FACT

JUST FEEL BETTER, FEEL GOOD, FEEL WONDERFUL

EYE DON’T KNOW WHAT U THOUGHT
WHEN U SPIT IN MY FACE
BUT THIS DIMENSION AIN’T THE TIME
OR THE PLACE
EYE DON’T KNOW WHO TOLD U U COULD
STAND NEXT 2 ME
CUZ EYE GOT A GUITAR THAT COULD
PART THE SEA
DON’T MEAN NO DISRESPECT
EYE AINT TRYIN’ 2 BRAG
BUT THAT MIGHT B THE SAME ONE THAT
TAPPED ON THE CRAG

AND BROUGHT 4TH WATER
THAT QUENCHED UR THIRST
AND WE’LL KEEP FEEDING YA
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST!

FEEL BETTER, FEEL GOOD, FEEL WONDERFUL

IF U THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME IT TOOK
4 U 2 TRY 2 GET A PAGE IN MY BOOK
EYE FEEL SO GOOD RIGHT NOW
EYE JUST CAN’T RECALL
WHAT THE____EYE WAS THINKING WHEN EYE
THREW U THE BALL

IT HIT 3 BYSTANDERS AFTER U TOUCHED IT
NOW THEY WANNA SUE ME BUT THEY LOVE ME 2 MUCH
CUZ THEY KNOW EYE WISH THEM HEAVEN AND ALL OF IT’S GOLD
SAME 2 U, COME ON LET’S GROOVE
2 THE PURPLE ROCK ‘N ROLL

FEEL BETTER, FEEL GOOD, FEEL WONDERFUL

BETTER THAN GOOD, BETTER THAN GOOD,
U KNOW U SHOULD FEEL WONDERFUL
KEEP UR MIND IN THE VERTICAL MOTION
ALWAYS LOOKING UP

LOVE LIKE JAZZ

HEY BABY WHAT’S UR NAME?
DO U WANNA PLAY A GAME?
PLAY IT LIKE WE DON’T KNOW WHEN
WE’LL EVER GET 2 PLAY AGAIN
XPERIMENTAL AND SO BRAND NEW
THE THINGS EYE WANNA DO WITH U
LIKE A PHYSICAL KIND OF BLUE
COME ON BABY LET’S GET 2 IT

EYE WANT A LOVER THAT CAN IMPROVISE
EYE WANT A LOVER THAT CAN MAKE ME CRY

BABY EYE DON’T CARE WHAT U LEARNED IN LOVEMAKING SCHOOL
U AND ME WE ‘BOUT 2 JAM
MAKE LOVE LIKE THE FIRST WOMAN AND MAN
EYE DON’T WANNA KNOW AHEAD OF TIME
THE NOTES U PLAY SHOULD B A
REACTION 2 MINE
NOTHING PLANNED OR CONTRIVED
THEN BOTH OF US WILL ARRIVE
AT R DESTINATION

EYE WANNA FEEL LIKE EYE’VE BEEN HYPNOTIZED
IF U THINK U CAN THEN LET’S GO 4 A RIDE

LOVE LIKE JAZZ… LOVE LIKE JAZZ… LOVE LIKE JAZZ

WALL OF BERLIN

WHERE AM EYE?
IN A UNIVERSE OF PARADOXICAL DESIGN
REALITY OR MERELY IN THE MIND
IN MY HEAD OR IN SOME GERMAN TOWN
SHE SAID, “U WANT A 4 LEAF CLOVER
IN THE ROUND?”
AIN’T SUPERSTITIOUS
AND EYE DON’T BELIEVE IN LUCK
BUT EYE HEARD THE THUNDER
B4 THE LIGHTNING STRUCK
COULDN’T READ THE WRITING
CUZ IT WAS SO SMALL
BUT ACCORDING 2 THE DOCUMENT SHE GOT ON THE WALL

SHE GETS DOWN LIKE THE WALL OF BERLIN
EYE COME ROUND ABOUT A QUARTER 2 TEN
WE JUST MET OR AT LEAST WE PRETEND
IT’S SO FRESH KNOCKIN’ DOWN
THE WALL OF BERLIN

WHERE AM EYE?
A GALAXY OF MONUMENTAL DELIGHT
OR PARALLEL HOLOGRAM COPYRIGHT
THE CALL COMES UNXPECTED
LIKE A MUGGER IN A PARK
AND THE SOUND OF THE TRAIN INTERRUPTS THE ?

IS THAT THE QUEEN OF SHEBA
OR AN ALIEN DREAM?
THE MARKS ON THE TABLE SAY
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
NOT ONE 4 RITUALS
BUT ONE THING EYE HAVE FOUND
EVERYTHING’S BETTER WHEN U COME AROUND

SHE GETS DOWN LIKE THE WALL OF BERLIN
EYE COME ROUND ABOUT A QUARTER 2 TEN
WE JUST MET OR AT LEAST WE PRETEND
IT’S SO FRESH KNOCKIN’ DOWN
THE WALL OF BERLIN

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HERE SHE COME, THE MOST POPULAR GIRL
IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 2DAY
U DON’T KNOW IF SHE WOULD BUT WHAT’S GOOD IF SHE’D COME & LOOK UR WAY
U’RE STANDING OVER THERE TRYIN’ 2 B GANGSTA COPPIN’ UR FAVORITE LEAN
U GIVE HER THE HEAD NOD
O MY GOD U’RE THE CRAZIEST THING
SHE’S EVER SEEN BUT UR

DANCING
AND SHE’S LOVING U ALL NIGHT LONG
IN UR LITTLE WORLD SHE’S UR BEST GIRL
IT’S ALL MONEY
AIN’T NOTHING WRONG
UR DANCING AND SHE’S LOVIN U ALL NIGHT LONG
FUNKY DOLLA BILL IT’S REAL U’ALL
EASY COME, EASY GONE

WHERE U GO EVERYBODY WANNA KNOW
SO THEY CAN PUT IT IN A MAGAZINE
NEXT 2 THE AD 4 THE LATEST FAD
IN BLACK HAIR CARE — VASELINE
WITH THIS CAR, THESE RIMS THIS GRILL U’LL B
THE ILLEST ON THE SCENE
WHATEVER WHATEVER ALL U NEED IS UR MUSIC
AND U’LL B A PARTY MACHINE AND U’LL B

(CHORUS)

HOW MANY TIMES U LOOK 4 HAPPY
AND U NEVER C THE RICH FOLX THERE?
BUT IF THE DJ REALLY DROPPED A NEEDLE ALL THE TRU PLAYERS JUST DON’T CARE
WHEN ALL THE NEWS JUST GIMME THE BLUES AND MAKE U WANNA POP A PILL
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE WHO GOTS THE MOST BANK, IT’S JUST INK AND CHLOROPHYLL

(CHORUS)

PAWNS ASIDE WHO’S THE KING THE 2 AND 4
WIT HOT SAUCE FROM THE BAY 2 BALTIMORE
TAKE UR WOMAN 4 SHE HIT THE FRONT DOOR
AND WHOOP UR WHOLE CREW CUZ THEY FAT AND SLOW

DANCING LOVING U ALL NIGHT LONG
IT’S ALL MONEY AIN’T NOTHING WRONG
DANCING LOVING U ALL NIGHT LONG
EASY COME EASY GONE

DREAMER

EYE WAS BORN & RAISED ON THE SAME PLANTATION
IN THE UNITED STATES OF THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE
EYE NEVER KNEW THAT EYE WAS DIFFERENT
TIL DR. KING WAS ON THE BALCONY
LYING IN A BLOODY POOL
XPECTED SO MUCH MORE FROM A LOVING SOCIETY

A TRUTHFUL XPLANATION BUT U KNOW WHAT?
EYE GOT ANOTHER CONSPIRACY

IF IT WAS JUST A DREAM… CALL ME
CALL ME A DREAMER 2
WITH MORE REWARDS & ACCOLADES
THAN ANYONE B4 OR AFTER
21ST CENTURY, OH WHAT A SHAME
THAT RACE STILL MATTERS
A RACE 2 WHAT AND WHERE WE GOING?
WE R IN THE SAME BOAT
BUT EYE’M THE ONLY ONE ROWIN’
LAST TIME EYE CHECKED U WERE SLEEPIN’
.. BUT U CAN CALL ME A DREAMER 2
PEANUT BUTTER LOGIC SERVED ON A BED OF LIES
DON’T GO DOWN 2 EASY
WHEN U SEEN UR FATHER CRYIN’
HAVE U EVER CLUTCHED THE STEERING WHEEL
OF UR CAR 2 TIGHT?

PRAYIN THAT THE POLICE SIRENS
PASS U BY AT NIGHT?
WHILE THE HELICOPTER CIRCLES
& THE THEORY’S GETTING’ DEEP
THINK THEY’RE SPRAYING CHEMICALS OVER THE CITY
WHILE WE SLEEP?

FROM NOW ON EYE’M STAYING AWAKE..
SO U CAN CALL ME A DREAMER 2
WAKE UP WAKE UP

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