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Pearls B4 The Swine
Recorded spring 2001 and released as the 8th track on album One Nite Alone... (May 14, 2002). Written by Prince.

 
Da da da...

If I leave my front door open
Would U come and visit me?
Just 2 slander my name hopin'
That I would pack my bags and leave
If I did, would U remember
2 feed the dove and clean the cage?
And never count n front of the children
Lest they die of old age

Ooh, I don't really know why we have 2
Go our separate ways
Whether or not we grow after the seeds r sown
Only time can say

Can I offer U baklava
Or a bagel with cream cheese?
Will we say grace 2 our Father
Holding hands down on our knees?
Or r we better off just fighting
U on ur side, me on mine?
We don't have 2 fight, no, we don't
R the words that I keep writing
Only pearls b4 the swine?

What makes men claim that U're a friend
When U're not at all?
They just want
They knock U down and then
They lift U up again just 2 see U fall
But like a bird I'll keep on singin'
A song that never leaves ur mind
If nothing else, U've taught me 1 thing
Never cast ur pearls b4 the swine


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