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Live 4 Love

Original unreleased solo version recorded December 1989; re-recorded (w/ The NPG) and released as the 13th track on album Diamonds And Pearls (October 1, 1991). A live version was released via NPG Music Club (November 15, 2001). Written by Prince and Tony M. (rap).

 
"Launch procedure commence
Countdown start
10 9 8 7 6 5 4..."
Keep goin'
"Acceleration n2 temporal state continuum now beginning"

30,000 feet and still counting (Live 4 love)
The attack on my plane is steadily mounting (Live 4 love)
They killed my buddy, I'm supposed 2 feel nothing (Live 4 love)
How can I live 4 love?

I'm calling live 4 love, live 4 love
I'm calling live 4 love, calling live 4 love

Kicked out of my home at 17 (Live 4 love) (Get outta here!)
A real family, now what does that mean? (Live 4 love)
Don't nobody know the trouble I've seen (Live 4 love) (Leave me alone!)
How can I live 4 love?

I'm calling live 4 love, ooh, live 4 love, ooh
Live 4 live, calling, I'm calling live 4 love
Live 4 love
Live 4 love, live 4 love, live

My mission, so they said, was just 2 drop the bombs
"Acceleration n2 temporal state continuum now beginning"
Just like I got no conscience, just like I got no qualms
"Alpha 7, acknowledge"
Now what does that mean?
Say go Tommy go, go Tommy go...
So here my target is approaching
The angel on my shoulder starts coaching
"Live 4 Love, without love U don't live" (Ooh)
Boom! I take a deep breath
Is it boom! Life?
Is it boom! Death?
Live 4 love

Maybe I was better off staying n school (Live 4 love)
But everybody said flying planes was cool (Live 4 love)
It's so easy 4 them 2 say cuz they never had 2 go thru
How can I live 4 love? (Live 4 love)

I'm calling live 4 love, I'm calling live 4 love
Yeah, calling live 4 love, live 4 love (Whoo!)
Live 4 love!
Live 4 love, live 4 love

Damn! I got hit, but I still complete the mission (Live 4 love)
I flash upon my whole life just steady wishin' (Live 4 love)
The choice U make is vital
So at the end of my recital I say U got 2 live 4 love

Keep goin'
Live 4 love {repeat}
Live

Live 4 love, without love U don't live
And how U make it is based on what U're givin' back
N fact only a few of us slip thru the cracks
Thru generations the cards have always been stacked against us
So love each other, it's a must (Live 4 love)
If we just trust and cut the fuss
Believe me, unity is a must
Listen everybody as I spread the word
Everything is hazy when ur vision's blurred
I'm kickin' reality
N the streets of the city there's this mentality
What goes around comes around
And gangk any clown who ain't down
With the colors that U're sportin' round
Listen G, U r supposed 2 b
Strivin' 2 b the best that U can b
So stop tryin' 2 dominate and push and shove (Live 4 love)
Come on, y'all, we got 2 live 4 love
Live 4 love {repeat}


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