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Let's Go Crazy

Initial demo recorded on May 18, 1983 w/ studio version released as 1st track on album Purple Rain (June 25, 1984); later on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), The Very Best Of Prince (2001) & remastered on Purple Rain Deluxe (2017). Edit version appears on 4Ever (2016) & Purple Rain Deluxe. Full 12" version appears on maxi-single (August 29, 1984), Ultimate (2006) & Purple Rain Deluxe. Live versions were released via NPG Music Club (2001) & on digital album Prince And The Revolution: Live (2020). Written by Prince. Click to open printable lyrics.

 
Dearly beloved
We R gathered here 2day 2 get thru this thing called life
Electric word - "life" - it means 4ever & that's a mighty long time
But 'm here 2 tell U there's something else
The afterworld
A world of never-ending happiness
U can always C 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'r on ur own
& if de-elevator tries 2 bring U down
Go crazy
Punch a higher floor!
Whoo!

If U don't like the world U'r living N
Take a look around U
At least U got friends
U C, called my old lady 4 a friendly word
She just picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
"Ahh ahh" is all 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 Y
Maybe it's cuz we're all gonna die
& 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!
C'mon, 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!
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 & that's a mighty long time
But '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
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)
said let's go crazy
said let's go, let's go!

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

Take me away!


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