Coco Boys
Unreleased track recorded on September 14, 1986 for the aborted musical The Dawn. Written by Prince.

Over on the east side across the river
There was a band called Coco Boys
The leader was a brother named Franky, hmph
He was the ladies' pride and joy
Yes he was
Now Franky had a brother named Joe
And they shared the high-part harmonies
Joe played the bass, Franky played guitar
And people, I mean they was 2 funky
And every Sunday night up on the main strip
There always was a battle, a musical battle of the bands
And if U had the courage, if U had the style, if U had a different trip
U would have an extra hundred dollars n ur hands

I was n a band called Sandra Dee
And honey, we were a sight 4 moral eyes
Everybody n the band had blonde hair, natural or otherwise
There was an argument as 2 who was gonna go on 1st
I guess U could say the Coco Boys won
Cuz they had a trombone player the size of a house
Who considered whoopin' punks like us fun

The show started
The lights were turned off, "Turn 'em off"
And n the distance the horns blared
The band was on the stage
I could sorta see Franky smilin'
Needless 2 say he was, he was sorta scary
Hehe, shit

A single light called up 3 men or was it 2?
He had a 2-man horn section walkin' thru the front door
Playin' the funkiest line I'd ever heard
Franky started laughin' and the... people roared
Coco Boys, pride and joy, huh
They give the people what they need
Make my ears bleed, Lord
Turn the music up, uh, Coco don't let me down
And if U do it right U can hear my body sound
Uh, can U hear it?
Uh, can U hear it, baby?
Uh, can U hear it?
Uh, Coco Boys, la la la
Coco Boys, la la la
Coco Boys, la la, yeah

Dig up
They kicked 4 30 minutes
But the funk so hard the crowd could hardly walk
We knew we had 2 jam, we knew we needed a little scam
We knew we needed 2 have a talk, we need 2 have a talk
"Turn the house lights up!"
Give me the mic
Let me start my shit
I hate a show-off but I know what U like, uh

"Turn the house lights up!"
Cousin gonna hit a lick on the drum, bang on the pump all night long
Play ur chords n a loop, uh, let the horns blow
"Yo Franky, check it out, we brothers got somethin' 4 y'all, huh"
Everybody jump down on the floor and do that "Detroit Crawl"

That kinda worked cuz the crowd gettin' tired
But we wanted them suckers 2 beg
Huh, the drummer just stomped on the rim and started 2 ride
We hit the "Wooden Leg"
Whoo! Get wit it

The crowd started rockin', we knew we couldn't lose
Step 5, huh, jump 2 the side, do the "Kangaroo"
Kanga-what?! Kangaroo
Kangaroo, Kangaroo, Kangaroo

But they said we looked 2 freaky and the Coco Boys won
But that's alright cuz it was still a blast
Next day at school I kicked Franky's ass
But that was no good cuz then I felt bad cuz fightin' is the ultimate sin
So the moral of this story is always do ur best and 1 day U'll win
The end

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