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Paris 17984302
Initially recorded September 1992 & given to Tevin Campbell for his album I'm Ready (October 26, 1993). Of note, the "2" on the title was removed before its release for unknown reasons. Written by Prince. Click to open printable lyrics.

 
Yeah...!
Yeah
Paris 17984302 (Ooh)
Paris 17984302

Ebony American heart torn N 2
Watchin' his soul disappear with no trace or clue
A brother got lost livin' 4 the city takin' dope from the man
Ain't nowhere 2 run when it's from Uncle Sam, yeah

Paris 17984302 - my soul's N hidin'
That's where a brotha B hidin' till he get his due (Hey)
Paris 17984302 - my soul's N hidin'
Gimme a call when we can live as large as U do (Hey)

Tears spill out N anger where our black is now blue
Our blood can B spilled as well but will not make the news
Unless we're taken out 1 by 1 4 the wrongs we have done
What else can U live by if U die by the gun? BANG!

Paris 17984302 - my soul's N hidin' (Whoo)
That's where a brotha B hidin' till he get his due (Oh)
Paris 17984302 - my soul's N hidin'
Gimme a call when we can live as large as U do (Oh)
Whoo...
Paris 17984302 (Oh)
Whoa

So U know, his mother will raise him
U know like, the best she can & uh...
U know, it coulda been much easier
U know, if she had like another man & uh...
It's kinda hard bein' happy
U know, livin on hope & good luck & uh...
It's kinda hard havin' pride when U ain't got bucks

Whoo...
Oh yeah! (Paris 17984302)
My soul's N hidin', my soul's N hidin'
Oh, my soul's N hidin'
When a baby cries, U know what, envy his tears
So little does he know of the ignorance & fear
That will divide us until we R willing 2 change
Until the cup that we drink from is the very same!
My soul'll B hidin', my soul'll B hidin'... (Whoo)

Paris 17984302 (Whoo)
That's where a brotha B hidin' till he get his due (Yeah...!) (Whoo)
Paris 17984302
Give me a call (Gimme a call when we can live as large as U do)
will listen (Paris 17984302) {repeat}


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