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Race

Original unreleased version was recorded on November 8, 1991 and used in the Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show. A second unreleased version was recorded for The Beautiful Experience movie, but edited down before release. Re-worked again in May 1993 and released as the 6th track on album Come (August 16, 1994). Yet another version was released via the NPG Music Club Edition #5 (June 11, 2001). Written by Prince.

 
Lie down, fair 1, and come away
Till the rain is over and gone

Gimme... the beat
Face the music
Mmmm
Lead line
Face the music
Mmmm

If the air is a little thick in this room 2night
I reckon it's the result of an onslaught of separatist rookies
Overcome by this colorful sight
Talkin' so fast that even they...
Talkin' so fast that even they don't know what they mean
Of all the things 2 base a rhyme
How is it that U every time regurgitate the racist lines that keep us apart?
Thank God this ain't Monopoly
U'd make us all go back 2 start

Race n space I mark human (Face the music)
Race, face the music, we all bones when we dead
Race n space I mark human (Face the music)
Cut me, cut U, both the blood is red
I gotcha
Race
Now trombone tone n
Race

Check it
3 seats over there's a lady black
Entrusted 2 her care is a little white girl and the fact of the matter is
B4 her mom or another kid at school
Tell about the fallacy that 1 race rules over the other
She'd b a "much better off left" fool
Face the music
If we never heard about the evils that those b4 us committed
Then how my dear, tell me now how my dear...
Tell me now how now would we know?

And then the band say...
Race n space I mark human (Face the music)
Race, face the music, we all bones when we dead
Race n space I mark human (Face the music)
Cut me, cut U, both the blood is red
I gotcha
Race
Race
Oh but ur, but ur pain (Face the music)

Down down with H-I-S-T-O-R-Y and all this BS propagandi
Keepin' U from me and me from U as we grow
I don't wanna know why those b4 us hated each other
I'd rather believe they never did
I'd rather believe... that there's hope 4 a kid
And if he imitates the best, I guess that's what I'll try 2 b
And I will let the rest dissolve with my guitar underneath the sea
Race
Face the music {repeat}

Race n space I mark human (Face the music)
Race, face the music, we all bones when we dead
Race n space I mark human (Face the music)
Cut me, cut U, both the blood is red
Get it?
Race
Got it
Race
Face the music
Race (Face the music) {repeat}


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