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Witness 4 The Prosecution
(Version 2)
Recorded w/ The Revolution: March 14, 1986 (version 1)
Re-recorded solo: October 6, 1986
Released: August 13, 2020 (single)
Album: Sign "" The Times Deluxe (13th track - disc 5)

Written by Prince.
© 2020 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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This is the story of 2 childhood sweethearts
Inseparable till 1 broke the other 1's heart
She wants 2 leave him
But would die 1st
Baby, don't leave me
didn't mean 2 hurt U
By heaven swear

am a witness 4 the prosecution of a hate N this love affair
feel guilty of nothin' but always wantin' U 2 B there
Mama, swear love U
always have
N school once traded chairs
If couldn't feel U
If couldn't B near U
wanted what was urs
Now just want U 2 care

am a witness, yeah (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Witness 4 the prosecution
am a witness 4 the prosecution
Witness 4 the prosecution

'm a witness, uh
4 the prosecution of a hate N this love affair
Yes am
didn't mean 2 hurt U, baby
Oh Lord, wouldn't even dare, yeah
am a witness

Witness (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Witness (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Witness 4 the prosecution
Oh (Witness 4 the prosecution)

U can give me 20 years
Gimme electric chair
But nothing's gonna stop me, nothing's gonna stop me
From killin' the hate N this love affair (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Whoo
Cuz love U, love U
& do care
am a witness 4 the prosecution
4 the prosecution of a hate N this love affair
swear
Whoo
swear

Give me death row
Gimme solitaire
But don't U leave me, baby, leave me, baby
swear that love U, huh
always have
N school once traded chairs
If couldn't B near U
If couldn't feel U, huh
wanted what was urs
Now just want U 2 care (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Tell me, baby, tell me do U care?
Yeah (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Ooh (Witness 4 the prosecution)
swear
will go 2 the electric chair!

Nothing's gonna stop me
From burnin' the hate N this love affair
Love affair
They can give me 21 years
No, make that 22
As soon as 'm free
will run 2 U

am a witness 4 the prosecution of a hate N this love affair
...
No, ur witness (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Everybody witness, yeah (Witness 4 the prosecution)
C'mon now (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Oh Lord, witness (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Oh, love U, baby (Witness 4 the prosecution)
love U, baby
swear (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Don't leave me, baby (Witness 4 the prosecution)
Don't, don't (Witness 4 the prosecution)


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