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1999
  5th studio album by Prince
Released: October 27, 1982
© NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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1999

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

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

Cuz they say 2000, zero zero, party over
Oops! Out of time
So 2night 'm gonna party like it's 1999

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

They say 2000, zero zero, party over
Oops! Out of time
So 2night '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
got a lion N my pocket
&, baby, he's ready 2 roar
Yeah
Everybody's got a bomb
We could all die any day
Oh
But b4 'll let that happen
'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 '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 '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 '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)
don't wanna die, 'd rather dance my life away (1999)
Listen 2 what '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)
The telephone is ringin', mama (Party)
C'mon, c'mon, U say party
Everybody 2 times (Party)
Workin' underground, now say it (Party)
Ooh (Party)
Oh, everybody, baby (Party)
That's right, c'mon, sing the song (Party)
Yeah (Party)
That's right, everybody say party
got a lion N my pocket, mama, say party
Oh & he's ready 2 roar (Party)
Yeah!

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

Little Red Corvette

guess shoulda known
By the way U parked ur car sideways
That it wouldn't last
C, U'r the kinda person
That believes N makin' out once
Love 'em and leave 'em fast
guess must B dumb
She had a pocket full of horses
Trojan & some of them used
But it was Saturday night
guess that makes it alright
& U say, "What have got 2 lose?"
&, honey, say...

Little red Corvette
Baby, U'r much 2 fast, oh
Little red Corvette
U need a love that's gonna last

Guess shoulda closed my eyes
When U drove me 2 the place
Where ur horses run free
Cuz felt a little ill
When saw all the pictures
Of the jockeys that were there b4 me
Believe it or not, started 2 worry
wondered if had enuff class
But it was Saturday night
guess that makes it alright
& U say, "Baby, have U got enuff gas?"
Oh yeah!

Little red Corvette
Baby, U'r much 2 fast, yes U R
Little red Corvette
U need 2 find a love that's gonna last, oh
Ooh, ooh

A body like urs oughta B N jail
Cuz it's on the verge of bein' obscene
Move over, baby, & give me the keys
'm gonna try 2 tame ur little red love machine

Little red Corvette
Baby, U'r much 2 fast
Little red Corvette, uh
U need 2 find a love that's gonna last

Little red Corvette, ooh
Honey, U got 2 slow down (Got 2 slow down, girl)
Little red Corvette
Cuz if U don't, U'r gonna run ur little red Corvette right N the ground
(Little red Corvette)
Right down 2 the ground (Honey, U got 2 slow down)
U... got 2 slow down (Little red Corvette)
U'r movin' much 2 fast, 2 fast
U need 2 find a love that's gonna last... ooh!

Girl, U got an ass like 've never seen... ow!
& the ride...
say the ride is so smooth, U must B a limousine
Ow!
Baby, U'r much 2 fast
Little red Corvette
U need a love, U need a love
That's, uh, that's gonna really last, ooh (Little red Corvette)
Baby, U got 2 slow down
Little red Corvette
Cuz if U don't, cuz if U don't
U'r gonna run ur body right n2 the ground...
Little red Corvette, oh
Ooh... yeah!

Delirious

get delirious whenever U'r near
Lose all self-control, baby, just can't steer
Wheels get locked N place
get a stupid look on my face
Cuz when it comes 2 makin' a pass, pretty mama
just can't win the race

Cuz get delirious
Delirious, delirious

get delirious when U hold my hand
My body gets so weak, can hardly stand
My temperature's runnin' hot
Baby, U got 2 stop
Cuz if U don't, 'm gonna explode
& girl, got a lot

get delirious, yeah
Delirious, delirious

get delirious whenever U'r near
Girl, U gotta take control cuz just can't steer
U'r just 2 much 2 take
can't stop, ain't got no brakes, uh
Girl, U gotta take me 4 a little ride up & down
N & out & around ur lake

'm delirious
U... get me delirious
think 'bout layin' U down
get delirious
The room... is spinnin' around (Delirious)
Oh yeah, 'm delirious
Oh yeah, oh ... yeah, delirious
Yeah, it's got me impaired, everybody work out (Delirious)
Everybody work out, oh yeah
'm delirious, yeah... (Delirious)
Delirious

Delirious {repeat}

Let's Pretend We're Married

Excuse me but need a mouth like urs
2 help me 4get the girl that just walked out my door
Funny but it seems that U'r alone like me
& if U R, girl, let's come C what we can C

Ooh little darlin', if U'r free 4 a couple o' hours
If U ain't busy 4 the next 7 years
say let's pretend we're married & go all night
There ain't nothin' wrong if it feels alright
won't stop until the mornin' light
Let's pretend we're married & go all night 2night
Ooh wee sha sha coo coo yeah
All the hippies sing 2gether

Excuse me but need ur chemistry
Don't U wanna B my fantasy?
My girl's gone & she don't care at all
& if she did, so what - c'mon, baby, let's ball

Ooh little darlin', if U'r free 4 a couple o' hours
If U ain't busy 4 the next 7 years
say let's pretend we're married & go all night
There ain't nothin' wrong if it feels alright
won't stop until the mornin' light
Let's pretend we're married & go all night 2night
Ooh wee sha sha coo coo yeah
All the hippies sing 2gether
Let's just pretend we're married 2night

Excuse me but need a mouth like urs
2 help me 4get the girl that just walked out my door
Let's pretend we're married & do it all night
won't stop until the mornin' light
{Muah}, uh, let's pretend we're married & go all night

Ooh little darlin', if U'r free 4 a couple o' hours (Ow!)
If U ain't busy 4 the next 7 years
Oh darlin', then let's pretend we're married & go all night
There ain't nothin' wrong if it feels alright
won't stop until the mornin' light
Let's pretend we're married & go all night 2night
Night! (Ooh wee sha sha coo coo yeah)
Let's pretend we're married, oh
Let's pretend we're married

Ooh wee sha sha coo coo yeah - all the hippies sing 2gether
Ooh wee sha sha coo coo yeah - oh everybody
Ooh wee sha sha coo coo yeah - all the hippies sing 2gether
Ooh wee sha sha coo coo yeah - yeah
My girl's gone & she don't care at all
& if she did, so what - c'mon, baby, let's ball

wanna fuck U so bad it hurts, it hurts, it hurts
Ooh, wanna... fuck U
Yeah, wanna, wanna, ooh, wanna fuck U
Look here Marcia, 'm not sayin' this just 2 B nasty
sincerely wanna fuck the taste out of ur mouth
Can U relate?
My girl's gone & she don't care at all
& if she did, I wouldn't care - let's ball
Ooh

Whatever U heard about me is true
change the rules & do what wanna do
'm N love with God, He's the only way
Cuz U & know we gotta die some day
If U think 'm crazy, U'r probably right
But 'm gonna have fun every motherfuckin' night
If U like 2 fight, U'r a double-drag fool
'm goin' 2 another life, how 'bout U?

D.M.S.R.

Ow!

Everybody get on the floor
What the hell'd U come here 4?
Girl, it ain't no use, U might as well get loose
Work ur body like a whore
Mm, say everybody get on the beat
We're gonna show U mothers how 2 scream
Ooh, people everywhere loosen up ur hair
Take a deeper breath & sing along with me, yes
R U ready?

Everybody, everybody
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Oh, everybody say...
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance

Everybody loosen up
Shake it like U just don't care
Never mind ur friends
Girl, it ain't no sin 2 strip right down 2 ur underwear
say everybody, mm, screw the masses
We only want 2 have some fun
say do whatever we want
Wear lingerie 2 a restaurant
Policeman got no gun
U don't have 2 run

Everybody
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Everybody say...
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Oh
Everybody clap ur hands now

All the white people clap ur hands on the 4 now
1 2 3... 1 2 3... 1 2 3... 1 2 3... listen 2 me
don't wanna B a poet cuz don't wanna blow it
don't care 2 win awards
All wanna do is dance (Yeah!)
Play music, sex, romance
& try my best 2 never get bored
Oh
If U feelin' alright, let me hear U scream
Yeah!

Somebody say dance, music, sex, romance
Somebody say dance, ooh music, sex, romance
Everybody say dance, oh music, sex, romance
Everybody say dance, music, oh sex, romance
Everybody dance, music, everybody say sex, romance
Everybody dance, music, sex, romance (D.M.S.R...)
Alright
Ow!

Ow!
Ow! Jamie Starr's a thief
It's time 2 fix ur clock
Vanity 6 is so sweet
Now U can all take a bite of my purple rock, can we stop?
R U ready? (Hey!)

Everybody sing this song now
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Everybody say...
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Negroes say...
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Puerto Ricans say...
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Everybody sing this song
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
All the white people N the house say...
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Japanese say 1 time
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance
Everybody sing 2gether, say...
Ooh, alright - dance, music, sex, romance (Hey)
Somebody call the police, say "Ooh" (Somebody call the police)
Yeah... (Help me! Some1 please help me, somebody help me!)

Automatic

U ask me if love U
It's automatic
Cuz every time U leave me, die
That's automatic 2
U ask me 2 4give U when U know 'm just an addict
So stop the music, baby
U know U'r all I wanna do
Hey!

A-U-T-O-MATIC
Just tell me what 2 do (Oh)
A-U-T-O-MATIC
'm so N love with U

U ask me if 'll kiss U {muah}
It's automatic
& if U cry, me cry, boo hoo
That's automatic 2
would never leave U no matter what U do
So stop the music, baby
U know 'm an automatic fool
Hey!

A-U-T-O-MATIC
Just tell me what 2 do (& don't stop)
A-U-T-O-MATIC (Oh)
'm so N love with U (Oh-ooh)

'll rub ur back 4ever
Ooh, it's automatic (A-U-T-O-MATIC)
'll look 4 a needle N a haystack
That's automatic 2 (A-U-T-O-MATIC)
'll go down on U all night long
It's automatic (U will?)
Yes I will, babe
& even when 'm right, 'll B wrong
That's automatic 2 (A-U-T-O-MATIC)
Hey!

A-U-T-O-MATIC (Ooh)
Just tell me what 2 do (Tell me what 2 do, baby)
A-U-T-O-MATIC (Mmm)
'm so N love with U (So N love with U, baby) (Hey!)
A-U-T-O-MATIC (Yeah)
Just tell me what 2 do (Tell me what 2 do, baby)
A-U-T-O-MATIC
'm so N love with U (So N love with U, baby) (Hey!)
A-U-T-O-MATIC (Alright, alright)
Just tell me what 2 do (Tell me what 2 do, baby)
A-U-T-O-MATIC (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)
'm so N love with U (Hey!) (Ooh)
A-U-T-O-MATIC
A-U-T-O-MATIC

C'mon, baby
A-U-T-O-MATIC
Tell me what 2 do
A-U-T-O-MATIC
'm so N love with U

Some say that no man has ever tasted ur ice cream
Baby, U'r the purple star of the night supreme
U'll always B a virgin, 4 no man deserves ur love
only pray that when U dream, 'm the 1 U dream of
pray that when U dream
U dream of how we kiss, not with our lips, but with our souls
Stop me if bore U
Y is it that think we'd B so good N bed?
Can U hear me?
Y do love U so much?
It's so strange, 'm more com4table around U when 'm naked
Can U hear me?
wonder if U have any mercy
Don't torture me

Stop the music, baby
'm an automatic fool

When it comes 2 U, 'm automatic, baby
There's no 1 else like me
'm the best U'll ever find
No 1 else could understand U
U'r 2 complex
They say nothing's perfect but they don't know U
It's automatic 2
Can U hear me?

A-U-T-O-MATIC
Honey, 'm so addicted 2 ur pleasure
'm addicted 2 ur pain
It's automatic (A-U-T-O-MATIC)
Automatically insane
Undress me
A-U-T-O-MATIC
A-U-T-O-MATIC
Hey! (A-U-T-O-MATIC)
A-U-T-O-MATIC
Oh no, no, no, no
A-U-T-O-MATIC
A-U-T-O-MATIC
Hey!

Fasten ur seat belts
Prepare 4 takeoff

can dream of how U kissed me
Not with ur lips but with ur soul
With U 'm never bored
Talk 2 me some more
can hear U
'm going 2 have 2 torture U now

Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

Some people tell me got great legs
Can't figure out Y U make me beg
Does not compute, don't not compute
U think U'r special, well, so do
Y do special women make me cry?
Does not compute, it don't not compute

Must B something N the water they drink
It's been the same with every girl 've had
Must B something N the water they drink
Cuz Y else would a woman wanna treat a man so bad?

Some people think 'm kinda cute
But that don't compute when it comes 2 Y-O-U
Does not compute, somethin', mama, don't compute
What's the hang-up, what's the scam?
Guess U think 'm just another 1 of ur fans
Does not compute, somethin', honey, don't compute

Must B something N the water they drink
It's been the same with every girl 've had
Must B something N the water U drink
Cuz Y else would a woman wanna treat a man so bad?

've got 2 get 2 U, baby
Mmm, some people think 'm kinda smart
Y must a fella stop with U b4 he starts?
Does not compute, mama, somethin' don't compute
'd buy U clothing!
Buy U fancy cars
But U gotta talk 2 me, baby
Tell me who U really R

Must B something N the water they drink
It's been the same with every girl 've had
Must B something N the water U drink
Y else would a woman wanna treat a man so bad?
Yeah

Yeah-ooh! (Must B something N the water U drink)
Yeah! (Does not compute) {repeat}
(Must B something N the water U drink)
Bitch, haha, U think U'r special?
(Must B something N the water U drink)
Well, so do
(Must B something N the water U drink)
Y N God's name do U wanna make me cry?
Y, Y? (Must B something N the water U drink) (Ooh)
'd do anything 4 U (Must B something N the water U drink)
Anything
Y don't U talk 2 me? (Must B something N the water U drink)
Tell me who U R (Ooh)
Don't do this 2 me (Must B something N the water U drink) (Ooh)
Please don't do this (Must B something N the water U drink)
Must B something N the water U drink
Y, Y?

do love U, do
Or else wouldn't go thru all the things do

Free

Don't sleep until the sunrise
Listen 2 the falling rain
Don't worry about 2morrow
Don't worry about ur pain
Don't cry unless U'r happy
Don't smile unless U'r blue
Never let that lonely monster take control of U

B glad that U R free, free 2 change ur mind
Free 2 go most anywhere anytime
B glad that U R free, there's many a man who's not
B glad 4 what U have, baby, what U've got
B glad 4 what U've got

know ur heart is beating
My drummer tells me so
If U take ur life 4 granted
Ur beating heart will go
So don't sleep until U'r guilty
Cuz sinners all R we
There's others doin' far worse than us
So B glad that U R free

B glad that U R free, free 2 change ur mind
Free 2 go most anywhere anytime
B glad that U R free, there's many a man who's not
B glad 4 what U have, baby, what U've got
B glad 4 what U've got

Soldiers R marching
Writing brand new laws
We all fight 2gether
4 the most important cause

Will we all fight 4 the right 2 B free, free? (B glad that U R free)
Free 2 change my mind (Free 2 change ur mind)
Free 2 go most anywhere anytime
'm just glad, 'm just glad 'm free, yeah (B glad that U R free)
There's many a man who's not
Glad 4 what have, baby (B glad 4 what U have, baby)
Glad 4 what got, oh yeah (What U've got)
Oh, 'm so glad, 'm so glad 'm free, yeah (B glad that U R free)
Free 2 change my mind (Free 2 change ur mind)
Free 2 go most anywhere anytime
Yeah! (B glad that U R free, there's many a man who's not)
'm free
Yeah! (B glad 4 what U have, baby, what U've got)
Yeah!
Ooh...

Lady Cab Driver

Taxi! Taxi!

Lady cab driver, can U take me 4 a ride?
Don't know where 'm goin'
Cuz don't know where 've been
So put ur foot on the gas, let's drive
Lady, don't ask questions
promise 'll tell U no lies
Trouble winds R blowin', 'm growin' cold
Get me outta here
feel 'm gonna die

Lady cab driver, roll up ur window fast
Lately trouble winds R blowin' hard
& don't know if can last

Lady, 'm so lonely
know that's not the way 2 B
Don't want isolation
But the air, it makes me cold
Drive it, baby, drive it
Drive this demon out of me
Take me 2 ur mansion
Honey, let's go everywhere
Help me, girl, 'm drownin'
Mass confusion N my head
Will U accept my tears 2 pay the fare?

Lady cab driver, roll up ur window fast
Lately trouble winds R blowin' hard
& don't know if can last
Oh

Lady cab driver (Hey, that's my taxi)
Can U take me 4 a ride?

Lady cab driver, roll up ur window fast
Lately trouble winds R blowin' hard
& don't know if can last

This is 4 the cab U have 2 drive 4 no money at all
This is 4 Y wasn't born like my brother, handsome & tall
This is 4 politicians who R bored & believe N war
& this... mmm yeah, that's 4 me, that's who that 1's 4
This is 4 discrimination & egotists who think supreme
& this is 4 whoever taught U how 2 kiss N designer jeans
Uh! That 1's 4, that 1's 4 where U have 2 live
This 1's 4 the rich - not all of 'em, just the greedy
The ones that don't know how 2 give
This 1's 4 Yosemite Sam & the tourists at Disneyland
This 1... ooh yeah, that's the 1
That's 4, that's 4 the Creator of man
This is 4 the sun, moon, stars, tourists at Disneyland
This is 4 the ocean, the sea, the shore
This is 4... & that's 4 U, that's who that 1's 4
This is 4 the women so beautifully complex
This 1's 4 love without sex
This is 4 the wind that blows, no matter how fast or slow
Not knowing where 'm going
Is galaxies better than not having a place 2 go
Now know, now know

Lady cab driver {repeat}
Hey, that's my taxi

All The Critics Love U In New York

U can dance if U want 2
All the critics love U N New York
U don't have 2 keep the beat
They'll still think it's neat N New York
U can wear what U want 2
It doesn't matter N New York
U could cut off all ur hair
don't think they'd care N New York
All the critics love U N New York

Y U can play what U want 2
All the critics love U N New York
They won't say that U'r naive
If U play what U believe N New York
Purple love-amor is all U'r N it 4
But don't show it
The reason that U'r cool
Is cuz U'r from the old school & they know it
All the critics love U N New York

U can dance if U want 2
All the critics love U N New York
U can dance if U want 2
All the critics love U N New York
All the critics love U, all the critics love U
All the critics love U N New York

It's time 4 a new direction, it's time 4 jazz 2 die
4th day of November, we need a purple high
Don't give up, 'll still love U

All the critics love U N New York
All the critics love U N New York
All the critics love U, all the critics love U
All the critics love U N New York
Body don't wanna quit, gotta get another hit {repeat}
Ooh, yeah

On the 1
All the critics love U, all the critics love U
All the critics love U N New York
Whataya lookin' at, punk?
Look out all U hippies, U ain't as sharp as me
It ain't about the trippin' but the sexuality, turn it up
U can dance if U want 2

All the critics love U N New York
All the critics love U N New York
Yes, we're certain of it, he's definitely masturbating
Whoo!
All the critics love U N New York
Take a bath, hippie!
All the critics love U N New York {repeat}
New York {repeat}

International Lover

May have this dance?

Darlin', it appears 2 me
That U could use a date 2night
A body that'll do U right
Tell me, am qualified?
say baby, know it's hard 2 believe
But this body here is free 2night, ooh-oh
Ur very own 1st class flight
My plane's parked right outside, baby
Don't U wanna go 4 a ride?

Yeah, 'm an international lover, yeah, that's right
Let me take U around the world
'll buy U diamonds & pearls
Only if U'r good girl, ooh

Darlin', know it's been a long time
Since U've been satisfied
can tell by the look N ur eyes
U need it real bad, U need it so bad, so bad
Baby, maybe if U'r a good girl
'll introduce U 2 my ride, ooh
Don't U wanna come inside?
Come on, baby, won't fly 2 fast
've got so much class, yeah!

International lover (That's right, baby)
Let me take U around the world, yeah
will buy U diamonds & pearls, baby
Only if U'r good girl (Gotta B good, U gotta B good)
Yeah, yeah, please!

Good evening
This is ur pilot Prince speaking
U R flying aboard the Seduction 747
Mmm
& this plane is fully equipped with anything ur body desires
If 4 any reason there is a loss N cabin pressure
will automatically drop down 2 apply more
& 2 activate the flow of excitement
Extinguish all clothing materials & pull my body close 2 urs
Place my lips over ur mouth & kiss, kiss normally
N the event there is overexcitement
Ur seat cushion may B used as a flotation device
La la la... ooh

We ask that U please observe the "No Letting Go" sign
anticipate a few turbulence along the way
Ooh... ow!

We R now making our final approach 2 Satisfaction
Please bring ur lips, ur arms, ur hips n2 the upped & locked position
4 landing
Can U feel it? Can U feel it?
Ooh, ow, yeah!
Mmm, 've been thinkin' about U, oh Lord yeah
Yeah... oh

Welcome 2 Satisfaction
Please remain awake until the aircraft has come 2 a complete stop
Thank U 4 flying Prince International
Remember, the next time U fly, fly the International Lover



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