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Joy In Repetition
Recorded on July 17, 1986 and released as the 8th track on Graffiti Bridge album (August 20, 1990). Live versions were released on One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over (2002) and via Tidal download from the February 20, 2016 (show 2) in Sydney, Australia. Written by Prince.

 
He liked 2 frequent this club down up on 36th
Pimps and thangs like 2 hang outside and cuss 4 kicks
Talking 2 no 1 n particular, they say "The baddest I am 2night"
4-letter words r seldom heard with such dignity and bite

All the poets and the part-time singers always hang inside
Live music from a band plays a song called "Soulpsychodelicide"
The song's a year long and had been playing 4 months
When he walked n2 the place
No 1 seemed 2 care an introverted ("This is it") look on most of their faces

Up on the mic repeatin' 2 words over and over again (Da da da...)
Was this woman he had never noticed
B4 he lost himself n the articulated manner n which she said them
These 2 words a little bit behind the beat
I mean just enough 2 turn U on
4 every time she said the words, another 1 of his doubts were gone
Should he try 2 rap 2 her, should he stand and stare?
No 1 else was watching her, she didn't seem 2 care
So over and over she said the words till he could take no more

He dragged her from the stage and 2gether they ran thru the back door
N the alley over by the curb he said, "Tell me, what's ur name?"
She only said the words again and it started 2 rain
2 words falling between the drops and the moans of his condition
Holding someone is truly believing that there's joy n repetition
There's joy n repetition
There's joy n repetition
There's joy n repetition
There's joy n repetition
She said, "Love me, love me"
What she say? She said, "Love me, love me"

Joy n repetition (Why don't U love me, baby?)
Joy n repetition (Why can't U love me, baby?)
Joy n repetition (Come on and love me, baby)
Joy n repetition (Alright)
Joy n repetition (Alright)
Joy n repetition (Alright)
Joy n repetition (All my wishes add up 2 1)
Joy n repetition (Love me) {repeat}
Joy n repetition (I wanna say it again)
Joy n repetition (I think I wanna say it again)
Joy n repetition (I'd like 2 go way up high and say, "Love me")
Joy n repetition (Haha, I said, "Love me")
Joy n repetition (Love me) {repeat}
There's joy n repetition


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