Image

Crystal Ball
Original unreleased version recorded on April 17, 1986 for the aborted Dream Factory album. Clare Fischer orchestral arrangements were added (August 4, 1986) for the aborted 1986 Crystal Ball album, but would eventually be released as the 1st track (disc 1) on the 1998 album Crystal Ball (January 29, 1998). Written by Prince.

 
Expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball? {repeat}
Ooh, expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball?
Expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball?
Ooh-ah-ooh
Ooh

As bombs explode around us and hate advances on the right
The only thing that matters, baby, the love that we make 2night
As little babies n make-up terrorize the western world
The only thing that matters, baby, is love between a boy and girl

Oh expert lover, my baby, have U ever had a crystal ball?
Undercover, no maybe, all 4 fun, fun 4 all
Ooh

I can't remember my baby's voice cuz she ain't talkin' no more (Oh)
Only the sound of love and prayer echo from the yellow floor (Oh)
Yellow floor, huh
She's sayin', "Dear Jesus, save us from temptation
Dear Jesus, save us from hell
Save us from the madness that threatens us all
Can U hear us? It's hard 2 tell
N Ur name we pray"

Expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball?
Undercover, no maybe, all 4 fun, fun 4 all
Ooh-ah-ooh

As soldiers draw swords of sorrow (Oh)
My baby draws pictures of sex (Yes she does)
All over the walls n graphic detail - sex! (Oh)

Everybody say it now
Expert lover, huh, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball?
Under, undercover, ha, no maybe, all 4 fun and fun 4 all
Ah ooh

Rip it! Ouch! Uh
Expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball?
Uh
Expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball?
Crystal ball
Expert
My baby, my baby, my baby
My baby kiss me, lick me, trick me, whoa!
Oh yeah yeah
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, won't U come on?

Expert lover, huh, my baby, have U ever had a crystal ball?
Don't U wanna?
What my drummer wanna say?
What my drummer wanna say?
Yeah! Drummer
Tell me what the bass says
Whoo
Yeah
Oh, ow

Alright (Ow!), expert lover, my baby is alright (No...!)
Alright, undercover, my baby is alright
Listen 2 the guitar play
Hey!
Wait a minute now
It's groovy
Ouch!
Guitar, guitar
C'mon now

Oh yeah
A heavenly echo of prayer and love (My baby, lick me fast)
Quietly missiles and people die (Her mama watch her gasp)
A gasp of gas clutters the mind (Come on, baby, do me fast)
And the woman dies n the aftermath (Come on, come on)
The mathematical gas

Sisters and brothers n the purple underground
Find peace of mind with the pop sound
It seems when we're n danger, everything gets black
Don't U wanna go?
Maybe not
Expert, expert

Uh
Ooh wee
Darlin', darlin', U know U want a crys... crystal ball
Crystal ball
I don't know, I have 2 ask my mommy 1st

As bombs explode around U and hate advances on ur right
The only thing U can b sure of is the love we make 2night
{scream}

Expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball?
Take off ur clothes, baby, come on, get the crystal ball
Oh expert lover, my baby, have U ever had a crystal ball? (Oh)
Come on, take off ur clothes, baby, come on, get the crystal ball (Oh)
Come on!
Expert lover, my baby, U ever had a crystal ball? (Oh)
Oh my baby, my baby, my baby (Oh)
Come on, get the, get the, get the crystal ball
Haha, oh
Have U ever had a crystal ball?


Do U see any corrections or suggestions 2 the transcribed lyrics above? Contact me below.