Tevin Campbell ft. Prince
"Paris 17984302"

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}

© 1993 Qwest Records / Warner Records / Prince estate