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Ol' Skool Company
Recorded circa 2008 and released as the 8th track on album MPLSound on March 24, 2009 (sold with album Lotusflow3r). Written by Prince.

 
Ooh, this my song
Huh
Ooh, this my song
Alright, look here, y'all
Flop hats, hot pants and gold medallions
Fake grillz, huh, 2 the side
Look out

Mm, every once n awhile U need some old school company
Somebody that appreciates a sexy groove and an old school melody
When God, His Son and the love of family ruled n the community
The songs U sing lift U up 2 heaven, a heaven we can believe n

Everybody talkin' about hard time like it just started yesterday, mm
People I know, they've been strugglin', at least it seems that way
Fat cats on Wall Street, they got a bailout
But why somebody else got 2 wait?
700 billion but my old neighborhood, ain't nothin' changed but the date

Listen
Every once n awhile U need some old school company
Somebody that appreciates a sexy groove and an old school melody
Dig
When God, His Son and the love of family ruled n the community
The songs U sing lift U up 2 heaven
A heaven we can believe n (Believe it, y'all)

Ain't nothin' ever came from complainin' except a bitter heart, that's true
Follow along and U gon' wanna do somethin' b4 the next chorus is thru
The songs we sing, they used 2 mean somethin'
Now every other 1's just mean
Rather than reminisce I'm tellin' U this, it's time 4 a brand new scene

Oh
Every once n awhile U need some old school company
Somebody that appreciates a sexy groove and an old school melody
When God, His Son and the love of family ruled n the community
(It ruled, it, it ruled, y'all, yes it did)
The songs U sing lift U up 2 heaven
A heaven we can believe n (Up we can believe n)

Everybody sinkin' n the quicksand created by the keepers of time
Cast aside by using ancient tricks, changin' ur state of mind
(Cuz they got ur mind)
Got U caterin' 2 the whims of the flesh b4, b4 U get ur paper right
(Get ur paper right, y'all)
Call me old-fashioned but back n the day wasn't no shorties n sight
(Could've got that money though)

Cuz every day need some, ooh, we... need it (Old school company)
Sexy groove (The old school melody)
While we were pleadin'
Ruled n the community
Lift U up, a heaven we can believe n (Believe me, baby)

1st come job then come marriage
B4 shorty come out with the baby carriage
Call me old-fashioned, just clap ur hands, just clap ur hands
Radio used 2 b local untouched by the, untouched by the man
Songs we used 2 sing used 2 mean somethin', now they just bland
Mmm, like the drummer

Whoo! Where's the real drummer? (Old school company)
Where's the real drummer? (The old school melody)
Michael B., Mint Condition and Morris Day (Ruled n the community)
And Jellybean wishin', Sheila E and brother John (Lift U up)
Sometimes me until the dawn (A heaven we can believe n)

If the White House is black, we got 2 take the radio back
Power 2 the people, power 2 the people

New world hippies say we don't care
Make the party strip 2 their underwear
Turn the lights off so they don't stare
Somebody blindfold Billy, he's so square
Christina Milian playin' "Truth or Dare?"
Maxwell and CeeLo, they gonna end up there
Pickin' out the number, nickel, dime, don't care
As long as she havin' fun, nobody scared

I got a pocket full of...
I got a pocket full of plenty good time (Old school company)
Whoa Lord, and Nicole's on the line (The old school melody)
No baby, U can't get n, uh, Lord
And neither can ur man (Ruled n the community)
U see, we got this girl with this abusive thing goin' on
I'm just a bad mama jama and y'all can't understand
Oh! Hit it

The new Minneapolis sound
Honey collected, drop the needle down

Old school company
The old school melody
Well, how do ya do?
See, there ain't another like me up n this chocolate box
U gotta dance 4 me, baby, if U wanna see me rock
Call the government man, tell him we got 2 b free
Valentina 2night? Huh, I'm busy
So tell ur mama 77 Beverly Park gets better with time, mm
We got the old school company, y'all, dancin' n the dark
I don't mind, I say I don't mind
Put this thing on repeat
Go back 2 1 and justa move ur feet and...
Tell ur friends Prince and the Minneapolis sound
We can't b beat suckas!

Old school company
The old school melody
Ruled n the community
Lift U up, a heaven we can believe n


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