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Acknowledge Me

Originally recorded October 1993 for the album The Gold Experience, instead released as the 3rd track (disc 1) on the album Crystal Ball (January 29, 1998). An unreleased version (w/ The NPG ft. Sonny T. vox) was recorded early 1994 for their album Exodus. Written by Prince.

 
Hey!
(Down on it) {sample repeated}
Say baby, what U waitin' on?
4 U, huh, ain't no other fish n the sea
What U waitin' on? Acknowledge me

Acknowledge me, don't dog me anymore
I was here n the beginning and I'll b here 4evermore
Acknowledge me, I only wanna b ur friend
I can make U happy, baby, over and over again

Saw U at the party, U were lookin' so fly
Everybody wanted ur number, U wanted mine
U came right up 2 me n 1 wink of an eye
U told me that U think of me both day and night
And that is why I got 2 know
How can U give ur body 2 another? Humm-a-humm
When ur mind is here with me, humm-a-humm
U need a friend much more than a lover
Ooh, that's all I ever said I wanted 2 b

Acknowledge me (ooh), don't dog me anymore (No baby)
I was here n the beginning and I'll b here 4evermore
Acknowledge me (ooh), I only wanna b ur friend (Oh baby)
I can make U happy, baby, over and over again

Waitin' 4 the phone call but it just don't ring
I'm lookin' 4 a letter or a sign from heaven or anything
Every day that goes by is another day I want U more
I'd give a million dollars 2 see U, baby, standin' at my door
I'll lay U down and tell U stories, humm-a-humm
About the way that we could b, humm-a-humm
And when U're ready 2 feel the glory
I'll only want 2 love U when it's somethin' that U need

Acknowledge me (ooh), don't dog me anymore (No baby)
I was here n the beginning and I'll b here 4evermore
Acknowledge me (ooh), I only wanna b ur friend (Oh baby)
I can make U happy, baby, over and over again

Not that U care 4 a silly rhyme (Huh huh, yeah)
Frontin' an old cliché (Huh huh, yeah)
But look at me baby, what can I say?
There ain't another fish n the sea (Yeah)
I could b singin' a song any style, any way
Ain't nothin' but a trick 2 me (Blow)
But I'm gonna blow this horn until U're on ur knees
Beggin' me please, please, please
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme love I can count on
Gimme, gimme body I can't go without
Uh, slaves 4 1 another (Hey!)
Yeah baby, that's what I do believe I am talkin' about
So let me know how U wanna go? (Huh huh, yeah)
U wanna get with that or this? (Huh huh, yeah)
Uh, acknowledge me, baby
U got 2 or U can... {muah}... kiss

How can U give ur body 2 another (How can U, baby?)
When ur mind is here with me? (It's here with me)
U need a friend much more than a lover (U need a friend)
That's all I ever said I wanted 2 b
(And that's all I ever, ever wanna b, baby)
Acknowledge me, me, me
Oh yeah! (Acknowledge, acknowledge, acknowledge, acknowledge me)

Acknowledge me (ooh), don't dog me anymore (No baby)
I was here n the beginning and I'll b here 4evermore
Acknowledge me (ooh), I only wanna b ur friend
I can make U happy, baby, over and over again (And over again, yeah)
Don't cha dog me, girl (Acknowledge me, don't dog me anymore)
I'll b here, I'll b here 2 wipe away ur tears
(Acknowledge me, I only wanna b ur friend)
Oh, don't cha worry about a thing
Oh yeah! (I can make U happy baby, over and over again)

Come on, pretty baby, sit ur butt on the chair there
And let me run a gender n and out of ur hair fair
A gender 4 the morning, noon and night, so prepare there
U can come along and tell a friend, I don't care bear
This is a funky party so U need 2 b open (Oh)
Givin' up all I need so I don't need 2 b hopin'
And even if we're dealin' with that time of the month
It's 4th and goal and I ain't about 2 punt
Cuz as soon as U b strollin' n ur Lagerfeld blazer
U need 2 know how many ways a brother can praise ya (Oh)
2 bad 4 hell, 2 good 2 let heaven raise ya
And if U wanna see my dream, I need U 4 days and days
Baby doll, can U get the hell away
From the thing U call a man and then we can play (Oh)
The kind of music that'll make ur big butt sway 2 the back, 2 the forth
When it's all said I bet ur butt'll shake it more, uh
Thank the Lord, huh, 4 a body like that, titties swingin' like a door (Oh)
Gimme 2 times just 2 thank my Savior (Acknowledge me)
Girl, what can I say, U got the crazy flavor
I'm givin' U plenty propers so U got 2 score (Acknowledge me)
The only 1 that's gonna make U holler 4 more (Oh)
Like a whore I'm urs
Acknowledge me, baby, what r U waitin' 4?

Welcome, this is where I live
This is where I dream my dreams
2night we'll make love until the world stops turning


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