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Baby I'm A Star

Studio version recorded late 1981; later recorded live (w/ The Revolution) on August 3, 1983; edited &released as 8th track on album Purple Rain (June 25, 1984) & remastered on Purple Rain Deluxe (2017). A live version appears on digital album Prince And The Revolution: Live (2020). Written by Prince. Click to open printable lyrics.

 
Whoo, uh
Uh, 1 2 3 4

{backwards message}
So like, fuck them, man
What do they know?
All their taste is N their mouth
Really, what the fuck do they know?
C'mon, baby, let's go crazy

Ow!
Whoo!

Hey! Look me over
Tell me do U like what U C?
Hey! ain't got no money
But honey, 'm rich on personality
Hey! Check it all out
Baby, know what it's all about
B4 the night is thru U will C my point of view
Even if have 2 scream & shout

Oh baby, 'm a star! (Oh-ooh)
Might not know it now, baby, but R
'm a star! (Oh-ooh)
don't want 2 stop until reach the top, sing it!
We R a star

Hey! Take a listen
Tell me do U like what U hear?
& if it don't turn U on
Just say the word & 'm gone
& honey, know ain't nuttin' wrong with ur ears (Ow)
Hey! Check it all out
Better look now or it just might B 2 late
My luck's gonna change 2night
There's gotta B a better life
Take a picture, sweetie
ain't got time 2 wait

Cuz baby, 'm a star! (Whoo! Oh-ooh)
U might not know it now, baby, but R
'm a star! (Whoo! Oh-ooh)
don't want 2 stop until reach the top, sing it!
We R a star

Everybody say nothin' comes 2 easy
When U got it, baby, nothin' comes 2 hard
U'll C what 'm all about
If gotta scream & shout
Baby, baby, baby, baby, yeah... ooh! (Star!)

Might not know it now, baby, but R
'm a star! (Whoo! Oh-ooh)
don't want 2 stop until reach the top, sing it! (Star! Oh-ooh)
Baby, baby, baby, oh baby, 'm a star! (Oh-ooh)
Baby, baby, baby, huh, somebody (We R a star, yeah!)
{Muah} Ow!

Whoo!
Baby, 'm a star
We R a star, yeah!
Star, ooh!
Baby, 'm a star
We R a star, yeah!
Doctor!
Baby, baby, baby, baby, ooh!
Baby, baby, baby, baby, ooh!
We R a star!

{backwards message}
So like, fuck them, man
What do they know?
All their taste is N their mouth
Really, what the fuck do they know?
C'mon, baby, let's go crazy


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