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The Everlasting Now
Recorded circa 2001 and released as the 13th track on the album The Rainbow Children (October 16, 2001). A 2002 live version appears on album One Nite Alone... Live! (November 24, 2002) and on One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over. Written by Prince.

 
Bass
"We want Prince" {repeat}

I knew this dude, he was very cool
He used 2 rule until he went 2 school
Not a normal school that breeds a fool
But the 1 that teaches men aren't fit 2 rule
That's when he took his pearly crown
He raised it up and spun it 'round
And tossed n2 the deep blue underground
No longer lead by the ways of men
He looked 4 the kingdom deep within
That's when the drums n his head began 2 pound

Don't let nobody bring U down
Accurate knowledge of Christ and the Father will bring the everlasting now
Join the party, mm, make a sound
Share the truth, preach the good news, don't let nobody bring U down
The everlasting now
"We want Prince"
Uh-huh
"We want Prince"

Now I turned the page at an early age
This brother on stage, he was all the rage
He taught an integrated world 2 sing
The color U r don't mean a thing
Everybody's a star, all the "Everyday People" sang
He changed the funk, put it n a bag
Then he changed the colors of the flag
But U can't teach a dog new tricks if the tail don't wag
Don't no matter how much money U made
All the cars U got and all the women U laid
If U mess with the flag, 2 them U're still a spade

Don't let nobody, huh, bring U down
Accurate knowledge of Christ and the Father will bring the everlasting now
Join the party, uh, c'mon, make a sound
Share the truth, preach the good news, don't let nobody bring U down
The everlasting now
"We want Prince"
Alright
"We want Prince"
Band
"We want Prince"

See this girl n her make-believe world
Plastic boobs and clip-on curls
Around the pole see her big butt twirl
Oh, these r the dreams that do unfurl
Never everlasting
Turn it up

Don't let nobody bring U down, the everlasting now
"We want Prince" {repeat}
Now

Now watch that girl n her make-believe world
Plastic boobs and clip-on curls
Around the pole see her big butt twirl
Electric beaches, skin do bake
Vanilla fudge and wedding cake
If U should die b4 U wake
U got any last requests 2 make?
The everlasting now ("We want Prince") {repeat}
Everlasting! Hit me!

Hey
Like a... uh, like a pancake, flip me over (Hey)
Oh (Hey)
I'm done
Johnny B. Well bring the beat
"We want Prince" {repeat}
Now

From this day 4ward till times indefinite
Those who love Christ r the ones who benefit
All the players' ice melted n2 1 platinum chain
And n a downward spiral it dripped down the drain

U know, this is funky but I just wish he'd play like he used 2
Old scragglyhead suma..... {slap} ooh!

Don't let nobody bring U down
Accurate knowledge of Christ and the Father will bring the everlasting now
Join the party, c'mon, make a sound
Share the truth, preach the good news, don't let nobody bring U down
The everlasting now, alright ("We want Prince")
The everlasting now, hey ("We want Prince")
The everlasting now, oh ("We want Prince")
The everlasting now, now, now, now! ("We want Prince")
"We want Prince" {repeat}

Everlasting now

Tear it up
Uh, we ain't thru
Still stickin'
Uh
Wait, wait a minute, on the 1
Psyche
Uh
Keep it still, keep
Put a fork n that, haha
"We want Prince" {repeat}


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