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Y Should Do That When Can Do This?
Recorded spring 1999 and released via the NPG Music Club as a download (June 11, 2001) and later as 3rd track on album The Slaughterhouse (March 29, 2004). Writtten by Prince.

 
Let's play a game called "U Agree"
Cuz nothin' was created n disagreement, see
And if I didn't try 2 school ya, I'd b remissed
U know what? Why should I do that when I can do this?

Do this
Boom shakalakala boom
This drummer wicked
Do this

U were just conceived on a Friday night
I was on stage wastin' brothers n a real fight
Every time they cut my space down I worked it harder
Stripped down 2 my underwear and spanked them like their father
Never b4 had people seen a vision so bizarre
Play a hand that's equal 2 mine? Uh, look at my cards
I heard ur little groove, I raised U another
On a Sunday morning would U play that smack 4 ur mother?
Huh, I believe U would think otherwise
A few CDs from now when the software that U're banging's not alive
N a real battle those loops y'all got suffer TKO's
Until U're playin' n front of 70,000, U'll never know, nigga
This a grown folks job, all the young dogs need 2 recognize
If the Word was God then the people need 2 use it with the 3rd eye
Who, what, why? Uh, lookout, mm mm (Hey yeah)
And if I didn't try 2 school U, I would b remissed
Why should I do that when I can do this?

If I make another style that U would diss
Why should I do that when I can do this?
Boom shakalakala boom
This drummer wicked
Why should I do that when I can do this?
This drummer wicked
Why should I do that when I can do this?

Every time I turn around there's another boot
Talkin' about what another boot can't do
Quiet as it's kept, everyone of U boots need 2 try 2 walk a mile n my shoes
I've had devils try 2 take me out but I stand 4 the truth (Out)
So my words makes mo' dollars than sense on ur hellavision or ur radio
With this flow it just grows (Yo, ask Chuck D., he know)
He been fightin' so called power since the days of old
So tell me now, what should b sold?
Sleepy Jack HaZZZard's? Y'all need a couple of NoDoz (Ooh)
Ask Mary J. about Chaka, "Mary, is Chaka on the radio?" (No)
Huh, see U gotta save ur own
And n the end it ain't about the dollars but the seeds U've sown
N a mindstate full of Dutch elm that's where the ghetto's grown (Oh)
Watch out, y'all can't black me out 2night
If I didn't try 2 school U, I would b remissed
Why should I do that when I can do this? (Hey yeah)

Do this
If I make another style that U would diss
Why should I do that when I can do this?
Boom shakalakala boom
This drummer wicked
Why should I do that when I can do this?

Uh, a drummer n a cold sweat backin' up my rhyme
I'd make U take ur shortie outta here every time callin' me fine
I got a big stick, 1 4 each hand
Everybody know I keep a tight band, come on
Uh

My brothers n Manhattan say, "Got 2 shut these haters down, G."
He say, "Dog, I got yo' back but U gotta, U gotta make a sound
Like we used 2"
Well, U might b pissed cuz why would I do that when I can do this?

2 most I'm known as a lover, 2 others I'm just a pain (Say what?)
The latter's opinion usually form when mediocrity reigns (What? Uh)
And if I didn't school ya, U know what? (What, what?)
I would b remissed
Yo, why would I do that, y'all (Haha)
Londell, when I could do this? (Why should I do that when I can do this?)
Why would I do that, y'all
Ananda, when I could do this? (Back up)
Uh
Why would I do that, y'all (Why should I do that when I can do this?)
Doug E., when I could do this? (That boy can talk)
Why would I do that, y'all
Spike, when I could do this?
Why would I do that, y'all? (Why should I do that when I can do this?)
NPG, we can do this, we can do this
Boom


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