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Dear Mr. Man
Recorded circa 2003 and released as the 11th track on album Musicology (March 27, 2004). The UK single (November 8, 2004) for Cimmamon Girl features a live version of this track at Webster Hall. In 2007, a remix ft. Dr. Cornel West was released as the 4th track on Never Forget: A Journey Of Revelations (August 21, 2007). Written by Prince.

 
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What's wrong with the world 2day?
Things just got 2 get better
It sho' ain't what the leaders say, mm, uh
Maybe we should write a letter
Said, "Dear Mr. Man, we don't understand
Why poor people keep strugglin' but U don't lend a helpin' hand
Matthew 5:5 say, 'The meek shall inherit the earth'
We wanna b down that way but U been trippin' since the day of ur birth
Who said (tell me who said) that 2 kill is a sin?
And started every single war that ur people been n?
Who said that water, uh, is a precious commodity?
Then dropped a big ol' black oil slick n the deep blue sea
Who told me, Mr. Man, that workin' around the clock
Would buy me a big house n the hood, cigarette ads on every block?
Who told me, Mr. Man, that I got a right 2 moan?
How about this big ol' hole n the ozone?"

What's wrong with the world 2day? Mm
Things just got 2 get better
Dear Mr. Man, we don't understand, mm mm
Maybe we should write a letter
Solo

Listen...
"Ain't no sense n voting same song with a different name
Might not b n the back of the bus but it sho' feel just the same
Ain't nothin' fair about welfare, ain't no assistance n AIDS (No no)
Ain't nothin' affirmative about ur actions till the people get paid
Ur thousand years r up, uh, now U got 2 share the land
Section 1, the 14th amendment says, 'No state shall deprive any person
Of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law'
Mr. Man, we want 2 end this letter with 3 words: 'We tired o' y'all'"

Tired, tired
Sick and tired of bein' tired
Dear Mr. Man
C'mon now
Hey, what's wrong, huh, with the world 2day?
Uh, things just got 2 get better
Dear Mr. Man


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