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Let's Go Crazy

Played live on August 3, 1983; studio version recorded on August 7 and released (edited) as 1st track on Purple Rain soundtrack (June 25, 1984). Full studio version was released via 12" single (August 29, 1984). The edited version also appears later on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), The Very Best Of Prince (2001) and 4Ever (2016). Full version appears on Ultimate (2006) and Purple Rain Deluxe (June 23, 2017). Written by Prince.

 
Dearly beloved
We r gathered here 2day 2 get thru this thing called life
Electric word, life, it means 4ever
And that's a mighty long time but I'm here 2 tell U
There's something else
The afterworld
A world of never-ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night
So when U call up that shrink n Beverly Hills
U know the 1, Dr. Everything'll-B-Alright
Instead of asking him how much of ur time is left
Ask him how much of ur mind, baby
Cuz n this life things r much harder than n the afterworld
N this life U're on ur own
And if de-elevator tries 2 bring U down, go crazy
Punch a higher floor!
Whoo!

If U don't like the world U're living n
Take a look around U, at least U got friends
U see, I called my old lady 4 a friendly word
She just picked up the phone, dropped it on the floor
"Ahh ahh" is all I heard

R we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, lets go!
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana till they put us n the truck
Let's go!
Uh

We're all excited but we don't know why
Maybe it's cuz we're all gonna die
And when we do, what's it all 4?
U better live now b4 the grim reaper come knockin' on ur door

Tell me r we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, let's go!
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts
Yeah
Look 4 the purple banana till they put us n the truck
Let's go!
Come on, baby, let's get nuts
Yeah
Crazy
Let's go crazy

R we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, let's go! (Go crazy)
Whoo!
I said let's go crazy...
Let's go, let's go!
Ahh!

Crazy
Dearly beloved
We r gathered here 2day 2 get thru this thing called life
Electric word, life, it means 4ever
And that's a mighty long time but I'm here 2 tell U
There's something else
The Revolution, the afterwold
That's right
Ah ah ah

Let's go crazy, let's get nuts
I said let's go crazy
Let's go, let's go
Crazy
Whoo!
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts {repeat}
Let's go crazy, let's go crazy, let's go crazy
Ahhhh!

R we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, let's go! (Let's go crazy, oh)
I said let's go crazy
I said let's go, let's go!

Dr. Everything'll-B-Alright will make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
Hang tough children
He's comin', He's comin', comin'

Take me away!


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