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The Bird
Unreleased studio track recorded circa 1983 with Morris Day on vox and Prince all instruments. A live version recorded on October 4, 1983 appears as the 6th track on The Time's album Ice Cream Castle. Written by Morris Day, Jesse Johnson & Prince.

 
What time is it?
Alright, y'all got 10 seconds 2 get 2 the dance floor
Uh
Squawk!
Uh
Come on now
Ha

America, have U heard?
I got a brand new dance, it's called "The Bird"
U don't need no finesse, no personality
U just need 2 arms and an attitude, everybody sing with me
Come on, squawk! Hallelujah, whoa
Squawk! Hallelujah, whoa

Brothers, don't b cool
Women like it sometimes when U act a fool
Sisters, don't b shy, uh
Let ur body get loose, U ain't 2 fat 2 fly
Come on now, squawk! Hallelujah, whoa
Squawk! Hallelujah, whoa

Yes, hold on now
This dance ain't 4 everybody, just the sexy people
White folks, U're much 2 tight
U got 2 shake ur head like the black folk
U might get some 2night, look out

America, have U heard? Ha
I got a sexy new dance called "The Bird," uh
U don't need no finesse, no personality
U just need 2 arms and an attitude, everybody sing with me
Come on, squawk! Hallelujah, whoa
Come on, squawk! Hallelujah, whoa
Everybody, squawk! Hallelujah, whoa
Muah! Squawk! Hallelujah, whoa

Alright, when the horn blow, I want everybody on the floor
U know this groove is sexy, U ain't got no excuse no more
Jerome, ha, I'm gon' show 'em where we live
Siamese twins joined at the suit
Fellas, give me somethin' 2 fly with

The Wright brothers can't fuck with that
Jerome, bring me my hat
Did I mess my hair up?
Fellas, y'all play somethin'
I'ma go over here and talk 2 this girl

Hey Morris, finally ur guys find girlfriends

I pledge allegiance 2 The Time
America, have U heard? Uh
I got a brand new dance called "The Bird"
Fellas (Yeah!), what's the word? (Squawk!)
When U wanna get some, whataya do? (Do "The Bird!")
I said fellas (Yeah!), what's the word? (Squawk!)
When U wanna get some, whataya do? (Do "The Bird!")
Ha ha ha ha! Hallelujah, whoa
Squawk! Hallelujah, whoa

Fellas (Yeah!), what's the word? (Squawk!)
When we wanna get some, what do we do? (Do "The Bird!")
Fellas (Yeah!), what's the word? (Squawk!)
I said when we wanna get some, what do we do? (Do "The Bird!")
America, what's the word? (Squawk!)
When U wanna get some, whataya do? (Do "The Bird!")
Take it home!
Squawk!


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