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The War
Recorded live at Paisley Park on June 20, 1998, edited and released by the New Power Generation as download on Love4OneAnother.com (July 21, 1998). Days later a promo cassette and CD was available. Written by Prince.

 
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
I can't hear U, say it
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
Y'all ain't ready, I can't hear U, say it
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
Do it like this

The evolution will b colorized
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}

This is the war
Right on
The war will go on and on and on
If U don't wanna miss ur Saturday morning cartoons...
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
Yeah, right on
{toke} Y'all niggas is bad
The war will go on and on
Revolution will b... on and on and...
1 2 {repeat}
The war will go on and on
If U do not wish 2 b n the war, U should leave now
We r about 2 challenge what U believe
If U do not wish 2 b challenged, U should leave now
Saturday morning awaits
Do U love ur country?
Do U love ur country?
Do U love God?
Do U love ur country as much as U love God?
If the government... wants 2 put a microchip n ur neck
Haha, right on
Do U still love ur country?
The war will go on and on
If U do not wish 2 b challenged, leave now
The evolution will b colorized
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}

We r running out of the essentials of life
Oxygen, water, food, fertile earth
Underground right now as we speak, there is a metropolis
Awaiting, waiting 4 U, me
With clean air and food 2 eat
Will U go, will U go?
Will U go underground 2 this metropolis, this metropolis paradise?
We r running out of the essentials of life here on earth
Will U go, will U go, will U go?
Don't U love ur country?
If ur country no longer exists on this earth
But exists under this earth, will U go?
Underneath this metropolis, there's food 2 eat, clean air
It's a paradise
1 condition: microchip n ur neck
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
Huh, right on
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}

Would U stay above the metropolis, the microchip city?
Would U stay above and await ur fate?
Do U trust ur God?
Would U stay on top of the chip and await ur fate?
2night U will b challenged, U best leave now
This war will go on and on
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}

Without God there is no country, huh
Without God there is no metropolis
Without God there is no oxygen, there is no food 2 eat
Without God there is no chocolate microchip 4 ur neck
Somebody say it
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
N other words, there'll b a little bit of U and a little bit of me
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}

(1 2, the evolution will b colorized) {repeat}
1 4 me, 2 4 U
Preach a lie, not the truth
U give me candy, I keep the store
Gonna eat it n the war
I said, 1 4 me, 2 4 U
U preach a lie, not the truth
U give me candy, keep the store
U're gonna eat it n the war

Batter up, pitcher down
What ur teachers say, it ain't sound
Pledge allegiance 2 ur flag
U tie me 2 a truck and then U drag

(1 2, the evolution will b colorized) {repeat}
1 4 me, 2 4 U
Preach a lie, not a truth
U give me candy and keep the store
U gonna eat it n the war, ahh
Yeah Lord...
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}

U give me AIDS, ur history
When it comes 2 mine, another name
Many die and this is true
Red, black, yellow, even Jew
Claimin' God was backin' U
On a cross, what a fool

(1 2, the evolution will b colorized) {repeat}
1 4 me, 2 4 U
U preach a lie, not the truth
U give me candy, U keep the store
But U're gonna eat it n the war, ahh
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
Ahh, shall I go on?

(1 2) {repeat}
So U say U got a cure
HIV, I'm not sure
Every seed, fruit 2 bear
The great Babylon, I don't care
We know ur name, it's the beast
All of God's childs is ur feast
But when the righteous 1 plant the seed
No more kids with mama please
Only way 2 get there is the truth, y'all
N the war, talkin' about me and U, c'mon (Hahaha...)
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
Play ur organ, son
Whoo!
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}

1 4 me, 2 4 U
Preach a lie, not the truth
Give me candy, keep the store
What the hell is goin' on, y'all?
1 2 {repeat}
Hahaha...
1 2 {repeat}

There's a mountain that's mighty high
Can't reach the top unless U fly
Ain't about the money, it's about the gold
21st century, money just got sold, y'all
Can U hear me?
Money just got sold, y'all
Check the yen, it's has-been
It's all gone
Ur pocketbook is next
It's about the gold, y'all
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}
The evolution will b...
Evolution will b colorized
1 2, the evolution will b colorized {repeat}


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