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Lady Cab Driver
Recorded on July 7, 1982 and released as the 9th track on album 1999 (October 27, 1982). Written by Prince.

 
Taxi! Taxi!

Lady cab driver, can U take me 4 a ride?
Don't know where I'm goin' cuz I don't know where I've been
So put ur foot on the gas, let's drive
Lady, don't ask questions
I promise I'll tell U no lies
Trouble winds r blowin', I'm growin' cold
Get me outta here, I feel I'm gonna die

Lady cab driver, roll up ur window fast
Lately trouble winds r blowin' hard and I don't know if I can last

Lady, I'm so lonely
I know that's not the way 2 b
Don't want isolation, but the air, it makes me cold
Drive it, baby, drive it, drive this demon out of me
Take me 2 ur mansion
Honey, let's go everywhere
Help me girl, I'm drownin', mass confusion n my head
Will U accept my tears 2 pay the fare?

Lady cab driver, roll up ur window fast
Lately trouble winds r blowin' hard and I don't know if I can last
Oh

Lady cab driver (Hey, that's my taxi)
Can U take me 4 a ride?

Lady cab driver, roll up ur window fast
Lately trouble winds r blowin' hard and I don't know if I can last

This is 4 the cab U have 2 drive 4 no money at all
This is 4 why I wasn't born like my brother, handsome and tall
This is 4 politicians who r bored and believe n war
And this... mmm yeah, that's 4 me, that's who that 1's 4
This is 4 discrimination and egotists who think supreme
And this is 4 whoever taught U how 2 kiss n designer jeans
Uh! That 1's 4, that 1's 4 where U have 2 live
This 1's 4 the rich - not all of 'em, just the greedy
The ones that don't know how 2 give
This 1's 4 Yosemite Sam and the tourists at Disneyland
This 1... ooh yeah, that's the 1
That's 4, that's 4 the Creator of man
This is 4 the sun, moon, stars, tourists at Disneyland
This is 4 the ocean, the sea, the shore
This is 4... and that's 4 U, that's who that 1's 4
This is 4 the women so beautifully complex
This 1's 4 love without sex
This is 4 the wind that blows no matter how fast or slow
Not knowing where I'm going is galaxies better
Than not having a place 2 go
Now I know (Now I know)

Lady cab driver {repeat}
Hey, that's my taxi


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