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Controversy
Controversy is the fourth full-length studio album by Prince. It was released on October 14, 1981.

 
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Controversy
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}

Sexuality
Ow! {repeat}

Stand up, everybody, this is ur life
Let me take U 2 another world, let me take U 2night
U don't need no money, U don't need no clothes
The second coming, anything goes
Sexuality is all U'll ever need
Sexuality, let ur body b free
Ow!
Oh baby

Come on, everybody, yeah, this is ur life
I'm talkin' about a revolution we gotta organize
We don't need no segregation, we don't need no race
New age revelation, I think we got a case
I'm OK as long as U r here with me
Sexuality is all we ever need
Oh baby!

We need reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize
Reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize
Reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize (Everybody)
Reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize (1 time say)
Reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize (Ooh)
Reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize

We live n a world overrun by tourists
(Reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize)
Tourists, 89 flowers on their back
(Reproduction of the new breed, leaders stand up, organize)
Inventors of the Accu-Jack (Ooh-ah)
They look at life thru a pocket camera
What? No flash again?
They're all a bunch of double drags who teach their kids that love is bad
Half of the staff of their brain is on vacation
Mama, r U listening?
We need a new breed (Reproduction of the new breed)
Leaders stand up, organize
Yeah!
Don't let ur children watch television until they know how 2 read
Or else all they'll know how 2 do is cuss, fight and breed
No child is bad from the beginning (Oh)
They only imitate their atmosphere
If they're n the company of tourists, alcohol and U.S. history
What's 2 b expected is 3 minus 3, oh
Absolutely nothing
Stand up, organize
We need a new breed, leaders stand up, organize (Reproduction of the new breed)
I wanna b n the new breed, stand up, organize

Sexuality is all I'll ever need
Sexuality, I'm gonna let my body b free
Sexuality is all I'll ever need
Sexuality, I'm gonna let my body b free
Sexuality, ooh-ah, sexuality

Do Me, Baby
Here we r n this big ole empty room
Staring each other down
U want me just as much as I want U
Let's stop foolin' around
Take me, baby, kiss me all over
Play with my love
Bring out what's been n me 4 far 2 long
Baby, U know that's all I've been dreaming of

Do me, baby, like U never done b4
Oh-ooh, give it 2 me till I just can't take no more
Come on and do me, baby, like U never done b4
Oh-ooh, I want U now, I just can't wait no more, can't wait, oh

Ooh Lord, yeah... oh

Here we r lookin' 4 a reason
4 U 2 lay me down
4 a love like ours is never out of season
So baby, please stop teasin' me
Ooh, what U do, I can never love no other
U're the best I ever had
Ooh
Whenever we're not close 2 1 another
I just want U so bad

So do me, baby, like U never done b4 (Oh)
Ooh, give it 2 me till I just can't take no more
Come on, do me, baby, like U never done b4 (Oh)
Ooh, I want U now, I just can't wait no more

I said ooh...!
Do me, baby
Yeah (Do me)
Do me, baby honey, now (Ooh, give it 2 me)
Ooh...! (Do me, baby)
Ooh...! (I want U now)
Yeah...! (Do me, baby)
Oh, give it 2 me
Do me, baby, I don't wanna do it alone
I want U now
Yeah! (Do me, baby)
Ooh, give it 2 me
Oh yeah (do me, baby), this feeling's 2 strong
U make me wait 2 long (I want U now), oh

Oh... baby, U're leaving me no choice
OK
What r U gonna do, U just gonna sit there and watch?
Alright
Ooh, mm
R U sure U don't wanna close ur eyes?
Oh
Well, isn't it supposed 2 take a long time?
Haha
I'm not gonna stop until the war is over
Ooh
Help me
Oh
Ooh
There
OK, OK
I'm so cold
Just hold me
Oh

Private Joy
Ooh...

U're my little secret, my private joy
I could never let another play with my toy
U're my little angel from heaven above
Oh oh, oh oh oh oh, I think I'm fallin' n love

And I ain't gonna tell nobody nobody about my little pretty toy
All the other kids would love 2 love U but U're my little private joy
My private joy
U're my private joy
Private joy, such a pretty toy
Joy, U r my private joy

U're my little lover, orgasmatron
Only I know, only I know, baby, what turns U on, ow!
U're my little secret neon light
Girl, I wanna turn it on, turn it on, turn it on every night, ooh

I ain't gonna tell nobody nobody about my little pretty toy
All the other kids would love 2 love U but U're my little private joy
My private joy
U're my private joy
Private joy, such a, such a pretty toy
Joy, U r my private joy

Suit me up, baby, oh let's take a trip
I can't get enough, can't get enough of ur private, private joy (Joy...)
Yeah!
Joy, such a, such a pretty toy
Joy, U r my private joy
(Joy) Suit me up, baby, let's take a trip, ooh
(Joy) I can't get enough of ur private hips, ooh
Come on, honey baby, get up!
Get up!

I strangled Valentino (He strangled Valentino)
U've been mine ever since (U've been his ever since)
If anybody asks U, U belong 2 Prince!
Come on, baby, get up!
Yeah, {panting}, get up!
Oh, {panting}, get up!
Get up!

Ronnie, Talk To Russia
Let'em talk shit!
Ow!

Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 it's 2 late, b4 it's 2 late
Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 they blow up the world

Ronnie, talk 2 Russia
U can go 2 the zoo but they can't feed guerillas
Can't feed guerillas, left-wing guerillas
Go 2 the zoo but don't feed guerillas who wanna blow up the world
Oh yes, baby!

Ronnie, if U're dead b4 I get 2 meet ya
B4 I get 2 meet ya, b4 I get 2 meet ya
Ronnie, if U're dead b4 I get 2 meet ya
Don't say I didn't warn ya!

Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 it's 2 late, b4 it's 2 late
Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 they blow up the world (My world, don't cha)
B4 they blow up the world (Don't cha blow up my world)
Don't U blow up my world!
Ow!

Let's Work
Let's work! {repeat}
Whoo

I've had my eyes on U
Ever since U walked n the room
{Muah}
Come on and take my hand
Don't try 2 understand

Oh baby, nothin' can stop us now
I'm gonna show U how, show U how 2 work, uh
Come on, let's have some fun, we'll work till mornin' comes
I wanna see U work, come on
Ow

I'd love 2 turn U on
And work U all night long
Ow, if I could get U n the raw
Baby, I'd make U climb the walls

Oh yeah, nothin' can stop us now
I'm gonna show U how, oh yeah, show U how 2 work
Come on, let's have some fun, we'll work till mornin' comes
Baby, I wanna see U work, come on
Ow
Come on, baby, let's work!
Let's work!
Whoo
Whoo
Ow

Let's work, alright, we're gonna work all night
Everybody work, that's right, everybody
Everybody work, alright, we're gonna work all night
Everybody work, that's right, everybody
Everybody work!

Nothing can stop us now
I'm gonna show U how (Let's work!)
I'm gonna show U how, c'mon baby (Work!)
Come on, let's have some fun
We'll work till mornin' comes (Let's work!)
We'll work till mornin' comes, ow (Work!)
Nothing can stop us now (There's nothin' gonna stop us) (Let's work!)
I'm gonna show U how, oh yeah (Work!)
Come on, let's have some fun, oh yeah (Let's work!)
We'll work till mornin' comes, ooh, everybody say (Work!)
We're gonna work all night, everybody work (Let's work!)
That's right, everybody, everybody work (Let's work!)

Annie Christian
Annie Christian wanted 2 b number 1
But her kingdom never comes, Thy will b done
She couldn't stand the glory, she would b 2nd 2 none
The way Annie tells the story, she's His only son

Annie Christian wanted 2 b a big star
So she moved 2 Atlanta and she bought a blue car
She killed black children and what's fair is fair
If U try and say U're crazy, everybody say "Electric chair"
Electric chair

Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U're crucified
I'll live my life n taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U're crucified
I'll live my life n taxicabs

Annie Christian was a whore always lookin' 4 some fun
Being good was such a bore so she bought a gun
She killed John Lennon, shot him down cold
She tried 2 kill Reagan, everybody say "Gun control"
Gun control

Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U're crucified
I'll live my life n taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U're crucified
I'll live my life n taxicabs

Liar, liar, liar gotcha n a jam
Put ur head on the block, somebody say "Abscam"
Abscam

Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U're crucified
I'll live my life n taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U're crucified
I'll live my life n taxicabs

Jack U Off
If U're lookin' 4 somewhere 2 go
Girl, I'll take U 2 a movie show
We can sit n the back and I'll jack U off

I can't give U everything U want
But I can take U 2 a restaurant
And if U're not hungry and I'll jack U off

If ur man ain't no good
Come on over 2 my neighborhood
We can jump n the sack and I'll jack U off

If U're tired of the masturbate
Little girl, we can go on a date
And if U like and I'll jack U off

I'll jack U off, jack U off
I'll jack U off, jack U off
And I'll jack U off

I only do it 4 a worthy cause
Virginity or menopause
U'll have an instant heart attack if I jack U off

If U really really wanna b a star
We gotta do it n ur mama's car
Naked n a Cadillac, I'll jack U off

If we can't find no place 2 go
Girl, I'll take U 2 a movie show
Sit n the back and I'll jack U off

I'll jack U off, jack U off
I'll jack U off, jack U off
Ooh
And I'll jack U off (Yeah!)
Yeah
And I'll jack U off
Alright baby
Get some what's up here
And I'll jack U off

If U ain't a chicken, baby, come here
If U're good, I'll even let U steer
As a matter of fact, U can jack me off

Yeah!
That's right
And I'll jack U off, yeah
Yeah!
Sometimes I jack U off
Yeah...!



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