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One Nite Alone...
  25th studio album by Prince
Released: May 14, 2002
© NPG Records, M&D by Legacy Recordings
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One Nite Alone...
N a pale blue spotlight a figure spins around
And a voice calls out 2 U, baby - "Do U like the sound?"

The undulating acrobat ready 2 do ur bidding says
"Come, U must let me dress U
But 1st I must do a fitting
Do U like it fast or do U like it slow?
I know it's better if we make it up as we go
And oh, by the way, tell me now, what's ur name?
I'll let it sweeten my tongue just once and never speak it again
Since this is our little secret
Just once and never speak it again, this is our little secret"

Untarnished memory n a pale blue spotlight
"Oh, let me hear U scream
If U're ready 4 1 night alone with me"

U're Gonna C Me

know 'm not gonna sleep 2night, baby
Cuz U'r not by my side & that ain't right
thought that we bought this bed 4 2, yeah
But what good is it if 'm not with U?

Give me a page on my 2-way
'll hit U back with no delay
When U hear all 've got 2 say
U'r gonna C me
Whether N person or the phone
've got 2 get U all alone
& when do, baby, ooh, it's on
U'r gonna C me

There's never a minute that find, yeah
That U don't ever cross my mind
If U could just hold me tight, U'd C
There's nothin' harder 4 U than me

Give me a page on my 2-way
'll hit U back with no delay

U'r the reason took a rope
& lassoed the moon
2 prove that when it comes 2 U
There's nothin' won't do
'd stare n2 the sun if U would B mine
It's not so great a leap
Since 2 all others am blind

Ooh girl, C, U'r the mother of all
Ooh
know that 'm not gon' sleep 2night

Here On Earth
Whoa
Did U know?

Imagine a young woman runnin' 4 her very life
Tryin' 2 get away from the 1 who loves her
This young woman, huh, ur wife
N2 an alley, cold and rainy
October just b4 dawn
Leaping atop a mountain of bricks
Her clothes now covered with sick
The danger hardly gone
She turns and curses the day she met U
And that she wishes she was never born

Ooh...
Say it's just a dream... (It's just a dream...)
U open up ur eyes and come 2 realize
U simply imagined this
Simply imagined this (Just a dream...)
So U lean over and give her a kiss

Here on earth, here on earth
With U, it's not so bad
Here on earth, here on earth
I don't feel so sad

Stayin' right here, I'm stayin' right here
Here on earth

A Case Of U
I'm a lonely painter
I live n a box of paints
I used 2 b frightened by the devil
And drawn 2 those ones that weren't afraid
I remember U told me "Love was touching souls"
Surely U touched mine
A part of U pours out of me from time 2 time n these lines

U're n my blood like holy wine
U're so bitter and so sweet, oh
I could drink a case of U, oh darling
I'd still b on my feet, yeah
I'd still b on my feet

U're n my blood like holy wine
U're so bitter, so bitter, U're so sweet, oh
And I could drink a case of U, oh darling
Oh yeah and I'd still b on my feet
And I'd still b on my feet
I'd still b on my feet
I'd still...

Have A ♥
I heard the news from a friend of mine and urs
She said the smell of missing me was comin' from ur pores
She said I broke ur heart so bad, I didn't deserve U back
But don't U have 2 have a heart 1st b4 U get it broken?
Don't U have 2 wanna tell the truth b4 a word is spoken?
So what about the heartbreak?
Everybody's had 1, see

The fault of mine goes from L.A. 2 the streets of NYC
But I ain't cryin' about payments overdue
I got some milk but no drop is spilled over things U put me thru
Can't U see we're all just tryin', tryin' 2 get this hustle on?
Lookin' 4 the righteous 2 buy n till we right every 1 of the wrongs
So what about the heartbreak?
Everybody's had 1, see, yeah
Ooh, have a heart

Objects In The Mirror
That's my favorite time with U
Just after we make a movie
The kind that requires the title "Parental Advisory"
Let's brush our teeth n the same sink
Don't worry, girl, it's cool
We can pose n the mirror
I'm diggin' U diggin' on me and me diggin' on U

We hooked up now, I can try her
I can put my load n the dryer
So much we can share
The same height, weight and body fluid
We hooked up now, we can do it
I've been waitin', baby, but it's so hard 2 bear
When the objects n the mirror
The objects n the mirror r closer, closer, closer than they appear

Ooh
Da da da...
Ooh

Avalanche
He was not or never had been n favor
Of setting our people free, no no
If it wasn't 4 the 13th Amendment, oh yes sir
We woulda been born n slavery
He was not or never had been n favor, no
Of letting us vote, so U see...
Abraham Lincoln was a racist, oh yes sir
Who said, "U cannot escape from history"

Like the snow comin' down the mountain
That landed on Wounded Knee
Nobody wants 2 take the weight
The responsibility

Hear the joyous sound of freedom
The Harlem Renaissance
Hear Duke Ellington and his band kick another jungle jam
Ooh, do U wanna dance?
But who's that lurkin' n the shadows? (Who is it?)
Mr. John Hammond with his pen n hand, pen n hand
Oh he's sayin', "Sign ur kingdom over 2 me," yeah
"And b known throughout the land"
Oh but U ain't got no money
No, U ain't got no cash
So U sign ur name and he claims innocence
Just like every snowflake n an avalanche

Like the snow comin' down the mountain
That landed on Wounded Knee
Nobody wants 2 take the weight
Don't nobody wanna take the weight of responsibility

Pearls B4 The Swine
Da da da...

If I leave my front door open
Would U come and visit me?
Just 2 slander my name hopin'
That I would pack my bags and leave
If I did, would U remember
2 feed the dove and clean the cage?
And never count n front of the children
Lest they die of old age

Ooh, I don't really know why we have 2
Go our separate ways
Whether or not we grow after the seeds r sown
Only time can say

Can I offer U baklava
Or a bagel with cream cheese?
Will we say grace 2 our Father
Holding hands down on our knees?
Or r we better off just fighting
U on ur side, me on mine?
We don't have 2 fight, no, we don't
R the words that I keep writing
Only pearls b4 the swine?

What makes men claim that U're a friend
When U're not at all?
They just want
They knock U down and then
They lift U up again just 2 see U fall
But like a bird I'll keep on singin'
A song that never leaves ur mind
If nothing else, U've taught me 1 thing
Never cast ur pearls b4 the swine

Young And Beautiful
So young and beautiful
So young and beautiful

U're so young and beautiful
U're so full of life, everybody knows
That's why they try 2 take advantage of U
But U don't have 2 do what the others do
U're so cool, the world at ur feet (Wee-ooh)
They only want ur virginity
Keep ur clothes on, ur chastity
Until U find the 1 that's worth it, baby

So young and beautiful
U're so young and beautiful

U're so fine, my heart's just poundin'
If I had the chance 2 lay U down
I'd probably take a rain check till next summer
Cuz I don't wanna b like all ur other lovers

Wee-ooh
Young and beautiful, young and beautiful
U're so young and beautiful
I'm hippin' U 2 the game, darlin'
So that U'll always remain young and beautiful
Young and beautiful, aw yeah

Arboretum
Instrumental recorded Spring 2001.



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