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The Walk
Recorded on July 1, 1981 (w/ Morris Day lead vox; ft. Vanity & Prince vox) & released as 4th track on The Time album What Time Is It? (August 25, 1982), later as a single. Written by Prince. Click to open printable lyrics.

 
Attention everybody
'm gonna show U a brand new dance
It's called, "The Walk, The Walk"
Just let ur body talk till U'r deep N a trance
U don't need no partner
U can walk all alone
Say, say whenever U feel the groove
Just let ur body move
Walkin' 2 a beat of ur own

Hey, everybody walk ur body
Everybody walk (U)
Everybody walk ur body
Everybody walk

Attention everybody
said it ain't hard 2 do
Just walk, walk, let ur body talk
Walkin' so cool
Attention everybody
said just shined my shoes, yes did
So U can let ur body talk
Just watch where U walk
Or ur life U'r gonna lose
N other words, 'll walk U till U'r dead

Everybody walk ur body (Oh yeah, hey)
Everybody walk (U)
Everybody walk ur body
Oh, everybody walk (Uh)

The days of dancing N 1 place R gone
& honey, U know U can't dance with them tight jeans on
If U try 2 cop a dip, U trip, slip & fall
Walking's 4 the cool, baby - put on a camisole (Hey)

Everybody walk ur body
Everybody walk (U)
Everybody walk ur body
Everybody walk (Uh)

Who, me? wear baggies - zip, snap & drop
Mm, easy access, baby
Yes, b4 U get a chance 2 holla, "Stop!"
Besides, Rollo likes his freedom
Ain't nothin' like a fresh pair of baggies
Now know that's right

Everybody walk ur body
Everybody walk (U)
Everybody walk ur body
Everybody walk (Oh)

Hut 2 3 4, what the hell R we fightin' 4? Walk
Hut 2 3 4, what the hell R we fightin' 4? Walk
Company fall N line - talk
Hut 2 3 4, what the hell R we fightin' 4? Walk (Sweet Jellybean)
Hut 2 3 4, what the hell R we fightin' 4? Walk
Piano man, play

Damn, 'ma 'bout 2 walk a hole N my Stacy Adams
What time is it?
Little cute guitar player, make ur mama proud
want all of Detroit City 2 stand up, clap ur hands!
Alright U Polaroids, stay N time with the drummer
Jellybean, don't B so mean, uh
Hmm?
Mr. Jellybean, turn it around
Bass man walk downtown
Go on and walk, Terry
don't think they heard ya, mmm
What time is it?
Rock City
Uh
Well OK, if U put it that way
Ain't nobody bad...
Cheerio
We don't like policemen
We don't like new wave
We don't like television

Everybody walk ur body, everybody walk
Any walkers N the house?
Hey, oh
Everybody walk ur body, everybody walk
That's OK, if U wanna sing, it's cool, hey
Everybody walk ur body, everybody walk
Yes, oh
Everybody walk ur body
Everybody walk (Everybody walk ur body)
wear the finest baggies that money can buy (Alright)
Everybody walk ur body, everybody walk (Uh)
Fuzz tone, uh (Oh yeah)
Everybody walk ur body
Oh, everybody walk (Band)
Everybody walk ur body
Whoo! Uh & again
Everybody walk ur body, everybody walk
What time is it?
Everybody walk ur body

Say, hey baby, where U goin'?
"'m goin' home, can't dance like that"
Well baby, that's becuz U got those jeans on 2 tight
Now let's just take 'em off
"What do U mean, 'Let's just take 'em off?'"
Come on, take 'em off
got something 4 U 2 wear
Here, put this on
"Huh, U always keep lingerie N ur glove compartment?"
None of my women wear gloves
Now put this on
"But..."
But my ass - hey, a play on words
"But all the girls will stare at me"
All the girls N this neighborhood already wear camisoles
" know, but..."
But, but that's becuz it's cool
Now let's get them jeans off
"Ok, but 'm warning U"
Warning me about what?
Mm, God, this zipper's tight
Here, Y don't U lay down?
"Um, that's what 'm tryin' 2 tell U
Stop tryin' 2 tell me things and pull!
"But..."
Come on, pull!
"'m warning U"
Mary sweet mother Jesus!
" told U"
Damn baby, how'd U get all that N them jeans?
"It wasn't easy"
know that's right, mmm!
Well, think U'd B more comfortable N this
"'m sure would
don't know"
Hurry up, Grace, song's almost over
"My name's not Grace"
know that, but hurry up... Grace
"Man, these R weird
guess the tag goes N the back"
Hurry up!
"OK, OK, how do look?"
Almost as good as me, now let's go!

"Hey Morris, what time is it?
Who's the lovely lady? Introduce us"
'll introduce U 2 a headache if U don't get out of my face!

OK baby, now check this out
We gonna walk till the song's over
N other words, meet me at the bar N 32 measures, cool?
"Cool"
& if U'r good, 'll let U work the stick N my ride
Wuah haha!



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