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New Power Generation (w/ Pt. II)

Recorded autumn 1989 and released as the 2nd and 17th tracks on album Graffiti Bridge (August 20, 1990). The "funky weapon remix" was released on the maxi-single (November 29, 1990). Written by Prince & T.C. Ellis (rap).

 
Lay down ur funky weapon (Whoo!)
Yeah y'all, here we go pumpin' the big noise n the 90's
Whoo!

Pardon me 4 livin' but this is my world 2
I can't help if what's cool 2 us might b strange 2 U
Pardon me 4 breathin', can we borrow some of ur air?
The problem with U and ur kind is U don't know love is there

Lay down ur funky weapon, come join us on the floor
Makin' love and music's the only things worth fighting 4
We r the New Power Generation, we wanna change the world
The only thing that's n our way is U
Ur old fashioned music, ur old ideas
We're sick and tired of U tellin' us what 2 do

Pardon me 4 thinkin' but there's somethin' under my hair
I bet U thought the lights were on but no 1's livin' there
U think that if U tell enough lies they will see the truth
I hope they bury ur old ideas the same time they bury U

Lay down ur funky weapon, come join us on the floor
Makin' love and music's the only things worth fighting 4 (Oh yeah)
We r the New Power Generation, we wanna change the world (Oh)
The only thing that's n our way is U
Ur old fashioned music, ur old ideas (Old)
We're sick and tired of U tellin' us what 2 do

We r the New... huh
We r the New, we r the New...
Makin' love and music
New Power (huh), we stand

Pardon us 4 carin', we didn't know it was against the rules (Shout it out)
If we only wanna love 1 another then tell me now, who's the fool?
(Tell me, tell me)
No father, no mother, no sister, no brother, nobody can make me stop
So if U didn't come 2 party, child, I think U better get up off of my block

Lay down ur funky weapon, come join us on the floor
Makin' love and music's the only things worth fighting 4 (Yeah)
We r the New Power Generation, we wanna change the world (Yeah)
The only thing that's n our way is U
Ur old fashioned music, ur old ideas
We're sick and tired of U tellin' us what 2 do

Why don't U just b happy, baby? (We r the New Power Generation)
Go on and get up off of my block, uh (We wanna change the world)
Now get up off of my block (The only thing that's n our way is U)
Because love is there (Ur old fashioned music, ur old ideas)
If U'd just open up 2 it (We're sick and tired of U tellin' us what 2 do)
If U'd just believe, ur whole world would change
Yes it will (New Power Generation)
Oh
U got 2 rearrange (Oh)
We've got 2 rearrange (Oh)
We r the New Power Generation
Oh
U got 2 give up all the fightin' (Oh)
We got 2 try 2 love 1 another, yeah (We r the New Power Generation)
Oh, oh, oh
We r the New Power Generation
Oh, oh, oh
We r the New Power Generation

Don't pick my apples, don't pick my peaches (Oh, oh, oh)
(We r the New Power Generation)
Leave my tree alone, leave it alone, leave it alone (Oh, oh, oh)
We r... yeah... (We r the New Power Generation)
(Don't U look at me) (Oh, oh, oh) Ooh
(We r the New Power Generation)

If U're sad and U know it and U think U wanna blow it (Oh)
Look up n the sky, love is there (Oh, oh)
Oobey shoo doo loo b doo, loo fly me shoo koo doo ooh
Oobey shoo doo loo b doo, loo fly me shoo koo doo ooh
Oobey shoo doo loo b doo, loo fly me shoo koo doo ooh

Kid, Kid, I got 2 do this (Yo)
I got the noise, I got 2 do this, man
Then pump the big noise, c'mon, n the house

This here rap's about the true confession
If U listen close U're about 2 learn a lesson
U must know failure b4 success
Now this is the failure I must confess (Well)
I was hangin' on2 life tryin' 2 deal with this
Playin' the games, almost got dismissed
Cocaine was the thing that I took on
And nowhere was the place that I was goin' (Preach brother, c'mon)
I must tell the truth, I cannot lie
I was headed 4 the kill, steal, destroy and die
Top 2 the bottom 2 bottom 2 top
Success is where I'm headed, there ain't no doubt
Success is somethin' that we all want
But the truth is what we need 2 reach that point
I had 2 give this message, the stone cold truth
I hope there's somethin' n it that's there 4 U
Like I said b4, I'ma tell U again (Love 2 the left of me)
Success is somethin' that b within (Love 2 the right)
So remember the truth, U can't go wrong
(Come on, make some noise somebody)
The flesh is weak but the spirit is strong (Party 2night - oh yeah!)
I know how 2 do this rap and I know it's right (Love 2 the left of me)
Cuz I did it n the name of Jesus Christ (Love 2 the right)
Come on somebody, let's party 2night
(Come on, make some noise somebody)
(Party 2night - oh yeah!)

U want me 2 what? (Shake!)
Yo, what? (Shake! Shake!)
Alright
Whoo!

The New Power Generation has just taken control


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