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Alphabet St.

Recorded on December 30, 1987 and released as a single (April 23, 1988) and 2nd track on album Lovesexy (May 10, 1988). Album version also appears on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), The Very Best Of Prince (2001) and Ultimate (2006); edited version on 4Ever (2016). Live versions were released on One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over (2002) and Indigo Nights (2008). Written by Prince.

 
No!
Uh, uh

I'm goin' down 2 Alphabet Street
I'm gonna crown the 1st girl that I meet
I'm gonna talk so sexy, she'll want me from my head 2 my feet
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes she will (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Uh

I'm gonna drive my daddy's Thunderbird
A white rad ride, '66 ('67) so glam, it's absurd
I'm gonna put her (bop, bop) n the back seat and drive her 2 Tennessee
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Mm, mm, mm (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Tennessee (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Drive her!

Excuse me, baby, I don't mean 2 b rude (Yeah, yeah)
I guess 2night I'm just not, I'm just not n the mood (Yeah, yeah)
So if U don't mind I would like 2 watch (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Ooh)
Ow! (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Can I? (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Ow! (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Can I, can I, can I, can I, can I?

We're goin' down, down, down, if that's the only way
2 make this cruel, cruel world hear what we got 2 say
Put the right letters 2gether and make a better day
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Better days (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
It's OK (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Maybe it's the only way
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Cat, we need U 2 rap (Uh) (No!)
Cat, we need U 2 rap
Don't give it 2 us slow cuz we know U know new power soul
Gotta, gotta, gotta go! Ow! (No!)

Talk 2 me lover, come and tell me what U taste
Didn't ur mama tell U life is 2 good 2 waste? (Put ur love down)
Did she tell U Lovesexy was the glam of them all?
U can hang, U can trip on it, U surely won't fall (Put ur love down)
No side effects, the feeling last 4ever
Straight up, it tastes good, it makes U feel clever (Put ur love down)
U kiss ur enemies like U know U should
And then U jerk ur body like a horny pony would (Put ur love down)
U jerk ur body like a horny pony would (No!)
Now run and tell ur mom about that
Ow! (Oh)
And while U're at it, tell ur pop about this!

Yeah, yeah
Put ur love down, baby, when ur money get shot
No! (Yeah, yeah)
Put ur love down, baby, when ur money get shot (Ho!)
Put ur love down, baby, when ur money get shot (Ho!)
Put ur love down, baby, when ur money get shot (Ho! Ho!)
Put ur love down, baby

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, ho, Alphabet Street
No!
Lovesexy!
No!
Whoo!
Yeah, ho, Alphabet Street
Yeah, ho, Alphabet Street
A (Yeah, yeah)
B
C
D
E
F
H
I love U


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