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The Max

Recorded December 1991 (w/ The NPG) and released as the 5th track on the album Love Symbol (October 13, 1992). A live version from Radio City Music Hall, New York (March 25, 1993) was released via NPG Music Club (May 15, 2001). Written by Prince.

 
Where r U?
Whoo!
U can relax now, the max is n control
Uh
Uh, I go (2 the max)
Oh yeah

When my back gets so far back it's on the other side of the wall
When half a chance is all I get if I get a chance at all
When the goin' gets tougher than the tough can go, I grind the ax
That's when I go, I go, I go 2 the max (I go the max)

Yo baby, tell me where the party's at (2 the max) (The max)
And yo baby, I wanna shuffle the cards n that stack (I go the max)
We can dance if U want 2 but I might break ur back (2 the max) (The max)
More funk 4 ur buck, U can bet on that

When they tell me 2 walk a straight line, I put on crooked shoes
When they tell me that I can't live 4ever, I pay some overdues (Dig it)
When they start makin' up a crazy rule, that's when I break a back
Cuz when I go, I go, I go 2 the max (I go the max)

Yo baby, tell me where the party's at (Oh yeah) (2 the max) (The max)
And yo baby, I wanna shuffle the cards n that stack (Oh yeah) (The max)
We can dance if U want 2 but I might break ur back (Oh yeah) (2 the max) (The max)
More funk 4 ur buck, U can bet on that
Let's go, let's go, let's go
Ow!
Let's go
Oh yeah

Dig it
When my body starts 2 shiver from the chill of a scarlet sweat
When my lips eclipse the sun and the moon reflecting from the wet
When the blood of my love outraces every 1 of the stallions n ur pack
That's when U go, U go, U go 2 the max (U go the max)

(Get funky) (The max)
Oh get funky (The max)
Get, get, get funky (Ow) (Get funky) (The max)
Get funky
Let's go
I think I'm gonna like this
Let's go (Dance)
I wanna dance (Let's go)
Let's go
Oh yeah (Let's go)

I go 2 the max
I'm not afraid (Oh my God)
I wanna dance

Then listen
When the goin' gets tougher than the tough can go, I grind the ax
That's when I go, I go, I go 2 the max (I go the max)

Yo baby, tell me where the party's at (The max)
And yo baby, I wanna shuffle the cards n that stack (The max)
We can dance if U want 2 but I might break ur back (The max)
More funk 4 ur buck, U can bet on that
This is the max

Dear love, dear love, dear love, 4give me 4 my sins
But U left me n such a cold, cold world 2 suffer n (Dig it)
And contrary 2 popular belief, even though 1's life is brief
If U go there once U'll come again and again... (Let's go)

I'm smellin' somethin' funky with the NPG (Whoo!)
This is the max


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