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I Rock, Therefore I Am
Recorded March 1996 (ft. Rosie Gaines co-lead vox and raps by Scrap D. and Steppa Ranks) as the 7th track on the album Chaos And Disorder (July 9, 1996). Written by Prince.

 
(Uh-huh) NPG 2 the maximum, all the time worldwide
'96 and better, legendary tune

I rock, therefore I am
I don't need U 2 tell me, I'm n the band (NPG) (Mmhmm)
I rock, therefore I am
Right or wrong, I sing my song the best I can

I don't need U 2 tell me what clothes 2 wear
I don't want suggestions about my hair
If the whole world buys ur bullshit, I don't care
I'd rather put on somethin' that U won't dare

I rock, therefore I am (Legendary 2 the maximum)
I don't need U 2 tell me, I'm n the band (I don't need it)
I rock

Legendary 2 the maximum, NPG 4 now and 4ever

Welcome 2 mendacity, sign ur name
See the world so pretty, wealth and fame
They can put U on the field (Yeah)
But U won't get n the game (Whoa no)
Huh, and how many suckers knew that b4 they came? (Whoo yeah)
Well... U know

I rock, therefore I am
I don't need U 2 tell me, I'm n the band (I don't need it)
(Legendary all the time)
I rock, therefore I am (NPG 2 the maximum)
Right or wrong, I sing my song the best I can (Jam on)
Therefore I am

Oh, U mean jam NPG 2 the maximum, U wanna join us?
Start some of ur style (Ow!)

I'm just on a mission of truth and love
Most of them attack legendary music
OD U r because I'm B-R-O, style-free a pro
Teach U things n life U never know (Rock)
Move on the double, there's no time 2 stand, sir
Because I b comin' from the heart of Minnesota
Much flava 4 many years
And when it come 2 music, the soul's gon' getcha

Is the same kids U compliment
The same ones that U meant 2 rob an education from?
N a private school as opposed 2 1
That yearly spits out another group of fools
N2 the system designed 2 fail
Wait a minute, I just got some e-mail
Somebody sellin' 12 CDs 4 a dollar (Hahaha...)
Make me wanna holler (Yeah)

Alright, 2 the maximum

I don't need U 2 tell me what clothes 2 wear
I don't want suggestions about my hair
If the whole world buys ur bullshit, I don't care (I don't fuckin' care)
I'd rather put on somethin' that the world wouldn't dare

Cuz I rock, therefore I am (NPG 2 the maximum, legendary)
I don't need U 2 tell me, I'm n the band
I rock, therefore I am (I am)
Right or wrong, I sing my song the best I can
(Singin' my song the best I can)
I rock, therefore I am
I don't need U 2 tell me, I'm n the band
I rock, therefore I am (Years and years original)
Right or wrong, I sing my song the best I can
(Singin' my song the best I can, clap ur hands)
And I mean original 4 years, man (I rock)

NPG natural, yes
Oh, U mean jam on (Rock)
God have his mercy (Rock) (Rock)
God have his mercy (I rock)
Play it my man, hit' em! (Rock)
4 the microphone, they come 4 the microphone-la
And when we come 4 the microphone, they come 4 the microphone-la
And when we come 4 the microphone, they come 4 the microphone-la
(I rock)
And when we come 4 the microphone, they come 4 the microphone-la
(I rock)
And when we come 4 the microphone, they come 4 the microphone-la
(Therefore I am)
And when we come 4 the microphone, they come 4...
Watch out man, they understand (I rock)
NPG with the original 4 the nation, believe me now

Uh-oh, yeah (Rock)
Make some noise if U're with me, NPG rocks the city
Rugged and raw, lift up ur bra, show me ur titties
Don't b a dumb son, grab ur condoms and Bacardi
Dad's car keys, let's party
U fake players walk the streets of mean mug
I b makin' records gettin'... (mmm) n the hot tub (Rock)
N this Minneapolis snow, I'm jammin'
Ready set 2 blow up like Mount St. Helen
All ur broads snorin', ur flow borin'
Sorta like channel 5 at 4 n the mornin' (Rock)
Adult maids on the 'vard give up hope
Grab the devil by the throat, make 'em play the scapegoat (Rock)
And the women with the bucket of cutless
Wishin' I had duckets 2 live like Kirby Puckett (Rock)
Here comes the rumors, I'm down with NPG
I signed the contract, I'm doin the LP
But whoa, wait a minute bro, go slow
10 dollars 4 the blow, no dollars 4 the ho! (Rock)
N the club drink holdin'
Lookin' 4 a black magic woman gettin' strong with dick holdin'

I rock, therefore I am (Rock...) {repeat}
I rock, therefore I am, yeah
Rock {repeat}


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