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Givin Em What They Love
Recorded circa 2012 (ft. duet w/ Prince) and released as the 2nd track on Janelle Monáe's album The Electric Lady (September 10, 2013). Written by Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe, Nathaniel Irvin III, Terrence L. Brown, Chuck Lightning, Nate "Rocket" Wonder & Prince (lyrics).

 
I wanna... love
Givin' what U...

I am sharper than a razor, eyes made of lasers
Bolder than the truth
They want me locked up n the system cuz I'm on a mission
Blame it on my youth
2 long I've been out here on my own
Now I'm 'bout 2 bring it home like a rolling stone
I ain't never been afraid 2 die
Look a man n the eye
I come 2 give U what U love
It's time 2 give U what U love
I'ma giving U what U love
Giving U what U love
Mmm ooh

I am sharper than a switchblade
1st and last of what God made and that's the truth
But man keep on tryin' 2 hold me back
While another chicken head come home 2 roost
2 strong, try 2 do me wrong
And the last 1 standin' will order and command U 2 dance
Oh, dance

Run, tell ur preacher and ur teacher I'ma givin' U what U love (Hey)
I gotta give U what U love (It's time 2 give U what U love)
It's time 2 give U what U love (Given U what U... love)
Giving U what U love
Give U some love, yeah baby (I really rather give U what U need)

I said take ur time, take what U love
Baby, just enough but never 2 much
Baby, take ur time, take what U love
And when that baby cry, U better look at that baby
Take ur time, take what U love
Baby, just enough but never 2 much
Baby, take ur time
Baby, I wanna give U some love
Won't U give me what U love?!
Yeah! (What U love)
Alright (What U love)
Yeah, alright
Love
Giving U what U give

Yeah yeah, yes sir
Yeah yeah, oh
I wanna give U some love... (Giving U what U love)

2 dimes walked n the building (What U love)
Tall like a ceiling, wearing fancy things
Sharper than a knife, curvy like a spoon
When they walked n the room we didn't know what 2 do
1 looked at me and I looked back
She said, "Can U tell me where the party's at?"
She followed me back 2 the lobby
Yeah, she was lookin' at me 4 some undercover love
Wearing fancy things
Oh, we didn't know what 2 do
Tell me where the party at


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