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Love 2 The 9's

Recorded December 1991 (w/ The NPG) and released as the 3rd track on the album Love Symbol (October 13, 1992). Written by Prince.

 
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

U say that U love me like a river
A river U say'll never run dry
I'd rather hear U say 4ever
Instead of a smile, I'd rather see U cry

Don't use that magical, mysterious, intoxicating, joy fantastic
Fascinating word called love unless U love me 2 the 9's
This is the only kind of love that I've been dreaming of
The kind of love that takes over ur body, mind and soul
Love 2 the 9's, baby (2 the 9's)
I wanna b loved 2 the 9's (2 the 9's)
I wanna b loved, sugar (2 the 9's)
I wanna b loved 4 all time (4 all time)

Baby, take a real good look at my face
Cuz honey, it just might b the last time
Maybe U should've played an ace
Instead U played the queen
U'd b better off cheatin' than tryin' 2 read my mind

Don't use that magical, mysterious, intoxicating, joy fantastic
Fascinating word called love unless U love me 2 the 9's
This is the only kind of love that I've been dreaming of
The kind of love that takes over ur body, mind and soul
Love 2 the 9's, baby (2 the 9's)
I wanna b loved 2 the 9's (2 the 9's)
I wanna b loved, sugar (2 the 9's)
I wanna b loved 4 all time (4 all time)

Love me 2 the (9's)
Stay awake 4 14 hours listen 2 the band play new power soul
We got 2 get with this dancin' 2 the beat till we lose our mind control
Can I get a witness?
Lookin' 4 a lover with a body that say some mo'
I wanna see the booty boom
B4 I even let her get close enough 2 smell perfume
I'm lookin' 4 a Ph.D., ass piled high and deep, U see
I can't help it like a honey 2 a bee
If the booty boom, she gonna go with me
And then T'll whip out a 37 questionnaire
Machine gun a sister like he just don't care
Machine gun a sister like he just got 2... hit it!

Name? (Arabia)
Age? (Jailbait)
Occupation, if any? (Sex symbol 2 many, but I really got a beautiful mind)
Fine, fine - what sign U r? (Stop sign)
Well, what's ur favorite car? (Green Rolls-Royce)
How many kids U got? (Egad! I'm shocked!)
How many books U read? (Is Hemingway dead?)
Well, who's the President now? (Does it matter? Wow)
Then how U gonna make that booty boom?
(How I'm gonna make that booty boom?)
I say how U gonna make that booty boom?
(How I'm gonna make that booty boom? Step back, give a girl some room) (Oh!)
Dance girl! Let me see the booty boom! {repeat}

Yo, check this out
Would U hug me on a crowded street?
Could U keep ur cool if I washed ur feet and ur soul a bath?
What if I gave it, ur body I ask? How long would U save it?
Could U lie down on a bed of thorns while I drink ur ocean dry?
And if we said we loved each other, instead of smilin', would U cry?
Huh, could U kiss 3 times with ur dress upside down, strokin' and laughin'?
Or would U stay awake 4 14 hours listenin' 2 the grass grow?
I ask thee would U, could U, would U love me 2 the 9's? (I'll love U 2 the 9's)
Would U, could U, will U love me 4 all time? (I'll love U 4 all time)
Would U, could U, will U love me 2 the 9's? (I'll love U 2 the 9's)

Love 2 the 9's, love 4 all time
Wanna b loved, sugar (Love 2 the 9's)
Wanna b loved 4 all time (Love 4 all time)
Ooh, ooh
Yeah... oh yeah... love me 2 the 9's!
Ooh! (2 the 9's)
Wanna b loved 2 the 9's (2 the 9's)
Hey yeah (4 all time)
Wanna b loved 2 the 9's, 2 the 9's, 2 the 9's
2 the 9's, 2 the 9's, 2 the 9's, hey yeah


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