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The Voice
Unreleased track with Prince vox recorded on April 25, 1991. It was re-recorded by Mavis Staples for her album The Voice (August 24, 1993). Written by Prince.

 
Bang! A gunshot rings out
13-year-old baby falls 2 the ground
See the killer runnin' down the street
Tell me killer, can U hear the sound...

Tap, tap, tappin' on ur window like a fallin' rain?
Cryin' like a baby n a cradle sayin' pick me up again?
Oh, sighin' like a woman on fire when she's ready 4 some of ur love?
The voice is justa-steady-callin' until U give n, until U give up

Ching! Mr. Politician goes on vacation (Oh)
Bring along a friend or 2
N the disguise of taxes
Mr. Politician send the bills, ha, 2 U know who

Can't U hear tap, tap, tappin' on ur window like a fallin' rain? (Oh)
Cryin' like a baby n a cradle sayin' pick me up again?
Can't U hear the voice?

And oh yes, the nightsticks r still singin'
4-part harmony on brother's back
Justice is doomed when we don't start no S-H
And there's still some I-T n all that

People, can U hear me tap, tap, tappin' on ur window like a fallin' rain?
Tappin', tappin', tappin' now
Cryin' like a baby n a cradle sayin' pick me up again?
I'm talkin' about the voice, y'all
Uh, sookie sookie now
Mmm (Tap)
Can't U hear? (Tap)
Can't U hear justa-tappin' now? (Tap)
Uh, tap on it (Tap)
Uh, tap on it (Tap)
Hey, do it now (Tap) (Tap)

Can't U see it's just dirty money
If ur brother man is dyin' n the flow?
Take off these chains and listen 2 the voice callin' (Tap) (Tap)
Huh, we got 2 go, got 2 go, oh (Tap)

Tap, tap, tappin' on ur window like a fallin' rain
Said the voice is justa-cryin' like a baby n a cradle sayin' pick me up again
Oh

5 4 3 2 1, keep the war over (Tap)
But how many wanna keep the peace? (Tap) (Tap)
We keep buildin' guns when we need 2 build love (Tap)
Cuz that's when the war will cease (Tap)
U know it, uh (Tap)
Can't U hear the... (Tap)
Uh, can't U hear the... (Tap)
I... I'm talkin' about the voice, y'all (Tap) (Tap)

Tap
Tap, tap, tappin' on ur window like a fallin' rain
Cryin' like a baby n a cradle sayin' pick me up again
Oh, sighin' like a woman on fire when she's ready 4 some of ur love
The voice is justa-steady-callin' until U give n, until U give up


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