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Prince And The Band
Unreleased track first played live in 2002 (lyrics below from live 6.24.02 Paisley Park). A short studio version was played in nightclubs during 21 Nights In London: The Earth tour (2007). Prince would often ad lib lyrics changing "Roots" to Badu, Monáe, Boots, Black Eyed Peas, "Record labels" to "Warner Bros." and "I'm off the plantation, boo" to "Free from all contract." Written by Prince.

 
Like a rimshot on a new Roots joint
My band's tight, yeah, anointed
Live n concert, au naturel
Pass my tape, go straight 2 jail
And another thing, I sing, black and white hold hands
Start clappin' when we enter the jam-packed dance
If U wanna just clap yo hands, clap yo hands
Clap yo hands, y'all, clap yo hands 4 Prince and the band

Happier cuz I finally got paid
I'm off the plantation, boo
Chillin' n the shade of the sun's light
We got it right
Distribute ur own, make a million overnight b4 the tax come
Quick, buy some land
But don't build nothin', just clap yo hands, clap yo hands
Clap yo hands, y'all, 4 Prince and the band

Record labels used 2 b a friend of mine
Now they're just a monumental waste of time
Sell a million records, make a dollar a pop
Still unrecouped when ur band get dropped
Got ur own label but U're givin' them half
Expenses off the top, who's takin' the bath?
7 years of primetime, ur soul and ur name
Just 2 keep urself a slave 2 that game
Crazy man, crazy man
Whatever U can't do alone is not worth the fame
They all get older but we still look the same
Y'all can't understand
Just clap yo hands 4 Prince and the band

Y'all can search me, U won't find nothin' but a passport
Like a policeman 2 a crime
I just can't make up my mind 2 jam or not 2 jam
The big crowd rocker, that's who we am
Funky y'all, truth b told
Primetime ain't ready 4 us all
We bring the noise the best we can
Clap yo hands 4 Prince and the band

And another thing, I sing, black and white hold hands
Start clappin' when we enter the jam-packed dance
If U wanna just clap yo hands
Clap yo hands, y'all, 4 Prince and the band


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