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1999

Recorded summer 1982 and released as the 1st track on album 1999 (October 27, 1982). The edited version appears on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), The Very Best Of Prince (2001), Ultimate (2006) and 4Ever (2016). 1999: The New Master recordings (NPG Records) were released on February 2, 1999 in an attempt to thwart Warner Bros. re-release of the orginal version. Written by Prince.

 
Don't worry, I won't hurt U
I only want U 2 have some fun

I was dreamin' when I wrote this, 4give me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this morning, could've sworn it was judgment day
The sky was all purple, there were people runnin' everywhere
Tryin' 2 run from the destruction, U know I didn't even care

Cuz they say 2000 zero zero, party over, oops, out of time
So 2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999

I was dreamin' when I wrote this so sue me if I go 2 fast
But life is just a party and parties weren't meant 2 last
War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight
So if I gotta die, I'm gonna listen 2 my body 2night
Yeah

They say 2000 zero zero, party over, oops, out of time
So 2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999
Yeah

People, let me tell ya somethin'...
If U didn't come 2 party, don't bother knockin' on my door
I got a lion n my pocket and, baby, he's ready 2 roar
Yeah
Everybody's got a bomb, we could all die any day
Oh
But b4 I let that happen, I'll dance my life away
Oh

They say 2000 zero zero, party over, oops, out of time
We're runnin' outta time
So 2night we're gonna, we're gonna... oh!
(2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999)
Say it 1 more time
2000 zero zero, party over, oops, out of time
No, no
So 2night we're gonna, we gonna... whoo!
(2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999)
Alright, 1999
U say, 1999
Ooh, 1999
Ooh, 1999
Don't stop, don't stop, say it 1 more time
2000 zero zero, party over, oops, out of time
Yeah
So 2night we gon', we're gonna... whoo!
(2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

1999
Don't U wanna go? (1999)
Don't U wanna go? (1999)
Ooh
We could all die any day (1999)
I don't wanna die, I'd rather dance my life away (1999)
Listen 2 what I'm tryin' 2 say
Everybody, everybody say party
C'mon now, U say party
That's right, everybody say party
U can't run from revelation, no (Party)
Sing it 4 ur nation, y'all (Party)
Dial me with ur finger, baby (Party)
So the telephone will ring and mama's happy (Party)
C'mon, c'mon, U say party
Everybody 2 times (Party)
Workin' underground, now say it (Party)
Ooh (Party)
Oh, take my body, baby (Party)
That's right, c'mon, sing the song (Party)
Yeah (Party)
That's right, everybody say party
I got a lion n my pocket, mama, say party
Oh and he's ready 2 roar (Party)
Yeah!

Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?
Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?


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