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Controversy

Recorded summer 1981 and released as the 1st track on album Controversy (October 14, 1981) and later on Ultimate album (2006). The edit version appears on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993) and 4Ever (2016). A live version (w/ The NPG) from Hawaii was released as a single via mail order in late 2004. Written by Prince.

 
I just can't believe all the things people say
Controversy
Am I black or white, am I straight or gay?
Controversy
Do I believe n God, do I believe n me?
Yeah
Controversy {repeat}

I can't understand human curiosity
Controversy
Was it good 4 U, was I what U wanted me 2 b?
Controversy
Do U get high, does ur daddy cry?
Controversy {repeat}

Do I believe n God, do I believe n me?
Yeah, ooh yeah
Some people wanna die so they can b free
I said life is just a game, we're all just the same
Do U wanna play?
Yeah
Controversy
Ooh yeah
Controversy {repeat}
Ooh...

Controversy
Controversy

Our Father, Who art n heaven, hallowed b Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will b done on earth as it is n heaven
Give us this day our daily bread and 4give us our trespasses
As we 4give those who trespass against us
Lead us not n2 temptation but deliver us from evil
4 Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory 4ever and ever

Controversy {repeat}
Love ya, love ya, baby
Controversy {repeat}
Oh yeah
Controversy
Everybody
Controversy
Oh yeah
Controversy

Listen...
People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules
{repeat chant}
Yeah!
Controversy
Oh yeah
Controversy

Do I believe n God, do I believe n me?
Let me tell U, some people wanna die so they can b free
Ow
I said life is just a game, we're all just the same
Don't U wanna play?

Controversy {repeat}


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