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My Name Is Prince

Recorded on September 18, 1991 (with The NPG) and released as the 1st track on the album Love Symbol (October 13, 1992). The maxi-single features several remix versions. An edit version appears on Ultimate (2006) and 4Ever (2016) albums. Written by Prince and Tony M.

 
Prince and the New Power Generation

I wanna b ur lover - partyup - controversy - Prince {sample}

My name is Prince and I am funky
My name is Prince, the 1 and only
I did not come 2 fuck around
Till I get ur daughter, I won't leave this town

N the beginning (funky) God made the sea
But on the 7th day He made me
He was tryin' 2 rest y'all when He heard the sound
Sound like a guitar cold gettin' down
I tried 2 bust the high note but I bust a string
My God was worried till He heard me sing

My name is Prince and I am funky
My name is Prince, the 1 and only
Hurt me

Do that, do that somebody
Do that (ow!), do that somebody (Hurt me)
Do that, do that somebody
Do that (ow!), do that somebody
Do that, do that somebody
Do that (ow!), do that somebody
Do that, do that somebody
Do that (ow!), do that somebody

My name is Prince and I am funky
When it come 2 funk I am a junky
I know from righteous, I know from sin
I got 2 sides and they both friends
Don't try 2 clock 'em, they're much 2 fast
Mm, if U try 2 stop 'em, they'll kick that ass
Without a pistol, without a gun
When U hear my music, U b havin' fun
That's when I gotcha, that's when U mine
2 tell the truth, tell me what's my line?

My name is Prince and I am funky (U better stop Prince)
My name is Prince, the 1 and only (U better stop Prince)
Hurt me

Do that, do that somebody
Do that (ow!), do that somebody
Do that, do that somebody
Do that (ow!), do that somebody (Funky fresh 4 the 90's) (Prince)

My name is Prince, I don't wanna b king
Cuz I've seen the top and it's just a dream
Big cars and women and fancy clothes
Will save ur face but it won't save ur soul
I'm here 2 tell U that there's a better way
Would our Lord b happy if He came 2day?
I ain't sayin' I'm better (whoo!), no better than U
But if U want 2 play with me, U better learn the rules

Ow, my name is Prince and I am funky (U better stop Prince)
My name is Prince, the 1 and only (U better stop Prince)
I did not come 2 fuck around (U better stop Prince)
Till I get ur daughter, I won't leave this town
I won't leave this town, I won't leave this town
I won't leave this...

My name is Prince and I am funky (U better stop Prince)
My name is Prince, the 1 and only (U better stop Prince)
Funky fresh 4 the 90's
Do that, do that somebody {repeat}
Hurt me

The funkier I b, the funkier I get, oh shit!
Lickety-split on the lyric, a new jack n the pulpit
Watch it deacon, ur track is leakin', what is this U're seekin'?
The syncopated rhymes r at their peak when...
U jumped on my D I C K, that's 1 thing I don't play
The jockstrap was 2 big 4 U anyway
U're just a simpleton, I'll bust U like a pimple, son
My star is 2 bright, boy, I'll sink U like the ship Poseidon...
Adventure, U're bumpin' dentures 2 b cocksure
There must b more comin' from ur mouth than manure
So with a flow and a spray, I say hey
U must become a Prince b4 U're king anyway

Do that, do that somebody
Do that, do that somebody

It's time I get ign... ignorant
Def b the beat that I'm rockin' yo, so come get a hit
And put ur thinkin' cap on, U've been 4warned
I call upon the inner forces I've got brewin' n my cauldron
That means my nugget, sometimes I'm rugged
The style I posses b havin' the other brothers buggin'
And this is 4 those who oppose or propose 2 overexpose
Disclose, pose a threat 2 my brother
Like any other man makin' a stand
I'll b damned if I let U play this hand
I'm the blackjack dealer and the cards r stacked
Whataya expect 2 win when U're used 2 playin' craps?

Do that, do that somebody
(Fuck yeah, let's get them goin' with some other people)
Do that, do that somebody

It's gettin' tricky, that means a sticky situation
2 resurrect a groove with feelin' and give it this much affection
Passion flows, who knows what lurks n the gallows of my mind?
I put my foot n the ass of Jim Crow, 12 inches of non-stop sole
I'm on a roll with P, it's time 4 the show
So do that, do that somebody, wave ur hands n the air
This is a motherfuckin' party
While U're layin' back, I'm on the attack paddywhack
Give urself a bone, this is my house and I'm prone
2 layin' some chrome upside some motherfucker's dome
And I'm out

My name is Prince and I am funky
My name is Prince, the 1 and only
My name is Prince {repeat}


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