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Pop Life
Recorded on February 19, 1984 (w/ The Revolution) and released as the 7th track on album Around The World In A Day (April 22, 1985) and later on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993) and 4Ever (2016). Sheila E. "Fresh Dance Mix" was done on June 22, 1985 and released in USA as 12" single and later on Ultimate (2006). The extended version by Prince was released in UK only on October 14, 1985. Written by Prince.

 
What's a matter with ur life?
Is the poverty bringin' U down?
Is the mailman jerkin' U 'round?
Did he put ur million dollar check n someone else's box?
Tell me

Mm, what's a matter with ur world?
Was it a boy when U wanted a girl?
Don't U know straight hair ain't got no curl?
But life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

Dig it, pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life
Everybody can't b on top
But life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Tell me, what's that underneath ur hair?
Is there anybody livin' there?
Can't get over if U say U just don't care
Show me a boy who stays n school and I'll show U a boy aware

Dig it, pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life
Everybody can't b on top
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Dig it
Uh
Oh

Whatcha puttin' n ur nose?
Is that where all ur money goes? (Is that where ur money goes?)
The river of addiction flows
U think it's hot, but there won't be no water when the fire blows

Sing it, pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life
Everybody wants 2 b on top
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

Dig it, pop life
Everybody needs satisfaction
Pop life
Want a chemical reaction
Pop life
Everybody wants 2 get high
But U don't see no 1 standing n line 2 say, "Bye-bye"
That's pop life

Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life
And everybody can't b on top
But life, it ain't real funky, baby, unless it's got that pop

Pop life (Whoo, oh)
Pop life (Fill my space, darlin')
Pop life (I wanna b, I wanna b on top)
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Pop life

(Pop Life) Tell me... what's a matter with ur sex?
(Pop life) Is 15 minutes ur best?
(Pop life) I guess U... gotta get it off ur chest
Why'd U need another love? U know that I'm the best
I guess that's pop life
Me body needs satisfaction
Pop life
I want chemical reaction
Pop life
Everybody can't b on top, mm
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
U sing, now pop life
Pop life, mmm ooh
Pop life
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

Dig it, pop life (Oh, I betcha love life, baby, love)
Pop life (Is it bringin' U down?)
Pop life (Is it bringin' U down? Yeah)
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

Pop life
U sing it, pop life
Everybody, pop life
Everybody
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Unless it's got that pop life (Yeah...)
Pop life (Mmm, yeah...)
Pop life (Everybody needs a thrill, yeah)
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

Dig it, pop life (Whoa yeah)
Dig it, pop life (Oh)
Pop life
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
U sing now, pop life
Pop life
Pop life (I can't hear U, baby, totally sing it)
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

Pop life
Is the poverty bringing U down? (Pop life)
Is the mailman jerking U around? (Pop life)
Did he put ur million dollar check n someone else's pocket?
(Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop)
Do U know what I'm talkin' about?
I sing now pop life (Yeah)
Pop life
Pop life
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Unless it's got that pop life
Pop life
Pop life (It's a joy, everybody needs a thrill)
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
(We got some skills, look out, whoo!)
Pop life (Then groove n the summertime)
Pop life
Pop life
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Everybody (Pop life) {repeat}
Life, it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

So what's a matter with ur life?


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