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Release It

Recorded by The Time (w/ Morris Day lead vox ft. Prince background vox) summer 1989 and released as the 3rd track on album Graffiti Bridge (August 20, 1990). Written by Prince & Levi Seacer, Jr.

 
Yo Stella, if U think I'm afraid of U
Grace, if U so much as think I can't do the do
Girl, if U dream I came 2 jerk around, U better wake up
And release it

1 2, mm
Party people in the crib get hyped
Let's get this party funkin' right, come on (Yeah)
Come on
Release it
Listen 2 me now, release it (Yeah)
Come, c'mon, come on, release it (Yeah)

Who's crib is this? My crib!
Whose wine U drinkin'? Mine!
Who asked your ugly ass what time it was? Nobody!
We doin' fine
Take it all off! Bass
I need the funk n my face
I can't stand tight asses n my place
Let's get hyped, y'all, release it
Yeah, release it
What time it is? Band (Time 2 get sleazy up n here)
Mary sweet mother Jesus (Yeah) (Talk that talk, Morris)
Mmm (Yeah)

Oh Stella, I know U came alone
Cuz ain't just any man qualified 2 take U home
Me? No, I'm not a man, Jerome? ("He's an adventure")
Oh, somebody slap me, I don't know
Party people n the crib get hyped (Yeah)
Party people n the crib get hyped (Yeah)
Release it, yes
Yeah, release it
Yeah

Jerome (Yo?)
When the solo's thru
Jerome (Morris)
Find me a Stella to rap 2 (Yes) (Yeah)
Yeah

Who's beat is this? (My beat!)
Who's horns r these blowin'? (Mine!)
Oh, who asked ur dumb ass how 2 catch a groove? (Nobody!)
We doin' the do
Jerome (Yes)
Who's Stella is this? (My Stella)
Who's Stella is this? (My Stella)
Then what's she doin' over here with me? (Uhmm)
What's she doin' over here with me? (Uhh)
Who told U that women like men with no money? (Pfft, right)
Release it, boy
Go on Stella, dance!
Say man, back up, give her some room
Dance!
Shake it like a peckerwood!
Release it

Over and over and over and over and over
Ur girlfriends told U that I'm the rover
But I'm here 2 scold U that if U live alone, then we can bone
Gimme a number 2 phone, U grown and I am so
If U say no, instead of cryin' I'll keep tryin'
Until U're dyin' 2 have me 4 ur own
So, peep Stella, peep Stella
If U thinkin' I'm afraid of U (Do it, MD)
If U thinkin' I'm afraid of U (Rap 2 her)
If U thinkin' I can't do the do (Yeah, papa)
If U thinkin' I can't do the do (Whoo)
If U think I came 2 jerk around (Go'n say it)
U better wake up, Stella (Wake up!)
This is my town
Release it
Man, let them drums kick
Let's get the hell outta here (Let's do it, giddy-up)
Release it (Yeah)
Motherfucker, get ur ass outta my way (Hahaha...) (Yeah)
Yeah, release it
Yeah
Yeah, release it
Yeah
Yeah, release it


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