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Peace
Recorded circa 1999 (ft. Larry Graham) for aborted NPG album Peace and released via the NPG Music Club as a download (February 18, 2001) and later as 8th track on album The Slaughterhouse (March 29, 2004). The released version included (Morris Hayes vox) intro and outro segue joking about the name "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince."  Writtten by Prince.

 
Peace
Whoa peace (Oh)
That's what we're here 4 and not 2 war

When the war upon people of color thru needles
Designed 2 disease instead of relieve
When it ceases I'll b a man of peace
Say what?

When this mask of vendetta like tears on the face of Coretta
Roll down and go away, I'll b happier
I'll b a man of peace, ooh

Everybody say peace
Whoa peace
That's what we're here 4 and not 2 war
Whoa

When the time that we spend watchin' TV depends
On whether or not it destroys or transcends
Then I won't need, I won't... won't need a warranty
Mmm yeah

When the power of the hour is not urs but is ours
And the faces that we see reflect all that would b
Then indeed there'll b a jubilee
Whoa

Everybody say peace
Whoa peace (Hear me) (Oh)
That's what we're here 4 and not 2 war
Oh
Bass

Tell 'em about the bass, Larry
The rewards that we share will b based on what's fair
And not the curliness, huh, or the thick of our hair
Real competition if U dare, haha

Music is our middle name
And we don't wanna play ur game

So when the mergers U make r with us and U take
A fair slice of the cake that we bake, then U break
That would b real cool (Hey)
No, but y'all wanna act like fools
Huh, what's up with that?

Can we all just get along and have peace?
Whoa peace
That's what we're here 4 and not 2 war

Peace
Peace

Peace
Whoa peace
That's what we're here 4 and not 2 war


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