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I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
(1979 Version)
Recorded: May 23, 1979
Released: July 16, 2020 (single)
Album: Sign "" The Times Deluxe (1st track - disc 4)

Written by Prince.
© 2020 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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It was only last June when her old man ran away
She couldn't stop cryin' cuz she knew he was gone 2 stay
It was 10:35 on a lonely Friday night
That's when 1st saw her
Ow! She was lookin' alright

asked if she wanted 2 dance
& she said that all she wanted was a good man
She wanted 2 know if thought was qualified, yeah

& said, "Baby, don't waste ur time
know what's on ur mind, yeah
may B qualified 4 a 1-night stand
But could never take the place of ur man"
Ooh yeah...

It hurt me so bad when she told me with tears N her eyes
He was all she ever had & now she wanted 2 die
He left her with a baby & another 1 on the way
& she couldn't stop cryin' cuz she knew he was gone 2 stay, yeah

She asked me if we could B friends
& said, "Oh, honey baby, that's a dead end
U know & know that we wouldn't B satisfied"
Yeah

& said, "Baby, don't waste ur time
know what's on ur mind, well
won't B satisfied with a 1-night stand
could never take the place of ur man
But 'll try, yeah, oh Lord
'll sure as hell try"

Honey, 'll try, yeah
'll try, baby, 2 take the, take the place of ur man (Yeah)
Place of ur man, yeah
'll sure as hell try, yeah
Place of ur... 'll take the place of ur man (Yeah...)
Oh (Yeah)
Take the place of ur... (Yeah)
C'mon, baby (Yeah)


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