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Papa

Recorded January 1993 and released as the 5th track on Come album (August 16, 1994). Written by Prince.

 
There was 1 September day that papa worked 2 hard
1st he crucified every dandelion out n the yard
Then he screamed at baby twice 4 throwing rocks at passing cars
Baby didn't listen so like a priceless work of art
He got snatched by his papa who then opened up the closet door
And pushed the 4-year-old down on2 the closet floor
Baby cried, "I'm sorry, I won't do it no more"
Papa said, "Yeah I know, that's what this here's 4"

Smack! Ooh papa
Smack! Smack! Ooh papa, papa
Smack! Ooh papa
Smack! Smack! Ooh papa, papa

Hey

As the door closes, baby starts 2 cry
"Please don't lock me up again without a reason why"
Papa just went outside and pointed his shotgun up n the sky
He said, "How come I don't love my woman?"
Then he took aim and died

Boom! Papa
Boom! Boom! Papa, papa
Boom! Papa
Boom! Boom! Papa, papa

Don't abuse children or else they turn out like me

Fair 2 partly crazy, deep down we're all the same
Every single 1 of us knows some kind of pain
N the middle of all that's crazy, this 1 fact still remains
If U love somebody, ur life won't b n vain
And there's always a rainbow at the end of every rain


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