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Paradigm
Basic tracking circa 1990; overdubs circa 2000; released as CD single at shows (July 12, 2001) and later on album How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? (September 6, 2005). Written by George Clinton & Prince (music & ad lib).

 
Hey brother, can U paradigm?
And as the shifting of the tectonic plate
That causes the earth 2 quake
When U're standing n the epicenter
Let the shaking begin
The shaking starts here
Hey brother, can U paradigm?

And like the shifting
Of the combined weight of the massive atlas
Of the head fake
That fake the numbers off of 1's chest
Brother, can U paradigm?

Pump pump, fake, fade-forward, jump slam dunk n ur face
From tip-off 2 tap n, rushin', jumpin'
Backboard crushin' dunkin' n ur face
Brother, can U paradigm?

Shape-shifting
Shifting the shapes of things 2 come
Plays and instant replays of plays 2 come
Came and went, time well spent
Brother, can U paradigm?

From tip-off 2 tap n, rushin', jumpin'
Backboard crushin' dunkin' n ur face
Pump pump, fake fake, fade-forward, jump slam dunk n ur face

Like the O n the tectOnic plate (Like the tectonic plate)
The shift that caused the earth 2 quake
U're standing n the epicenter
Let the shaking begin
The shaking starts here

(Let the shake shake shaking begin)
Hey brother, can U paradigm? (Shaking begin, shaking begin)
U caught me shape-shifting (Shake shake shaking begin)
(Shaking begin, shaking begin)
Shape of things that come (Shake shake shaking begin)
(Shaking begin, shaking begin)
Instant replays of plays 2 come came, went, time well spent
Brother, can U paradigm?

She wear pretty like the word "cute" was tattooed on her smile
She's cute
She wears gorgeous like she had it tailor-made
Fine like it's going out of style
She b sportin' the hell out of beautiful
And can U paradigm?

The shape of things that come
Ooh
She wear naked like she... (Wait wait, wait a minute)
She wear naked like she... (Hang on)
Uh uh uh
She wears naked like the word "free" was inscribed on her mind
She's free
She's fully dressed when she's sportin' n the raw
So free

Oh, innocent as she sports her birthday suit
She b sportin' the hell outta nudity (Ooh)
And she's a fashion statement if I ever seen 1
Par-par-paradigm (Yeah)
Par-par-paradigm
Par-par-paradigm (Haha)
I take the square root cuz I get boxed n every time
Brother, can U paradigm?
Par-par-paradigm
Par-par-paradigm

Pump pump, fake fake, fade-forward, jump, slam dunk!
U ain't runnin' shit around here
(Ooh, runnin no things round here...)
No pump pump, fake fake, fade-forward jump (Ooh)
Naw, U ain't runnin' shit around here
No tip-off 2 tap n, rushin', jumpin', backboard crushin' (Ooh)
Naw, U ain't runnin' shit round here (Runnin no things round here)
U ain't runnin' shit round here (Runnin no things round here)
N ur face
Brother, can U paradigm?

She wears pretty like the word "cute" was tattooed on her smile
She's cute
She wears gorgeous like she had it tailor-made
Fine like she's going out of style
She b sportin' the hell outta beautiful (She's cute)
Brother, can U paradigm?

Shake! Shape-shifting
The shifting like the tectonic plates that cause the earth 2 quake
U're standing n the epicenter
Let the shaking begin (Shaking begin)
The shaking starts here (Shaking begin)
The shape of things 2 come came, went (Let the shaking begin...)
Time well spent (Shaking begin)
So brother, can U paradigm?

Shake! Shake! (Oh baby)
Any spare change? (Shake! Shake!)
Can U paradigm? (Oh Lord) (Shake!)
She wears naked like the word "free" was inscribed (Shake!)
On her mind, she's free (Shake!)
She's fully dressed n her birthday suit (Shake!)
Innocent sportin' n the raw (Shake!)
She b wearin' the hell outta nudity (Shake! Shake!)
And she's a fashion statement if I ever seen 1 (Shake! Shake!)
Always on time
Brother, can U paradigm?

Ooh... (Oh, she makes me pop my finger on time)
She makes me pop my finger on time
The sign of things that come 2 my mind
And when U cross my mind, look both ways
B4 U cross my mind (B4 U cross it)
Brother, can U spare a dime?
Brother, can U paradigm? (Paradigm)

The shape of things that come came
2 young whores n muck row there
Ahead n time, the soul-searching beam of a strobe
As I rise, the cries of kings r great
Made way there, near here, now gone far
Shall we rise?
I feel my wrists, no light refilled 2 rule over me
She sees me panic, she starts 2 run away
I scream n silent comforts but I'm not heard
She's still n panic 4 I've not said a word
4 what, 4 fear 4 truth, is truth the light?
Is truth the light, is truth the light?
Brother, can U paradigm?

It was kinda like... (Time and darkness)
All the holes that it creates... (And space do not exist)
Way down there but at least ad lib
Can U paradigm n virtual Israel? (Ooh)


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