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Controversy
  4th studio album by Prince
Released: October 14, 1981
© NPG Records, excl. 2 Legacy Recordings
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Controversy

just can't believe all the things people say
Controversy
Am black or white?
Am straight or gay?
Controversy
Do believe N God?
Do believe N me?
Yeah
Controversy {repeat}

can't understand human curiosity
Controversy
Was it good 4 U?
Was what U wanted me 2 B?
Controversy
Do U get high?
Does ur daddy cry?
Controversy {repeat}

Do believe N God?
Do believe N me?
Yeah, ooh yeah
Some people wanna die so they can B free
say life is just a game
We're all just the same
Do U wanna play?
Yeah
Controversy
Ooh yeah
Controversy {repeat}
Ooh...

Controversy
Controversy

Our Father, Who art N heaven
Hallowed B Thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will B done on earth as it is N heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
& 4give us our trespasses
As we 4give those who trespass against us
Lead us not n2 temptation
But deliver us from evil
4 Thine is the kingdom & the power
& the glory 4ever & ever

Controversy {repeat}
Love ya, love ya, baby
Controversy {repeat}
Oh yeah
Controversy
Everybody
Controversy
Oh yeah
Controversy

Listen...
People call me rude
wish we were all nude
wish there was no black & white
wish there were no rules
{repeat chant}
Yeah!
Controversy
Oh yeah
Controversy

Do believe N God?
Do believe N me?
Let me tell U
Some people wanna die so they can B free
Ow
say life is just a game
We're all just the same
Don't U wanna play?

Controversy {repeat}

Sexuality

Ow! {repeat}

Stand up, everybody
This is ur life
Let me take U 2 another world
Let me take U 2night
U don't need no money
U don't need no clothes
The second coming
Anything goes
Sexuality is all U'll ever need
Sexuality - let ur body B free
Ow!
Oh baby

Come on, everybody, yeah
This is ur life
'm talkin' about a revolution
We gotta organize
We don't need no segregation
We don't need no race
New age revelation
think we got a case
'm OK as long as U R here with me
Sexuality is all we ever need
Oh baby!

We need reproduction of the new breed
Leaders, stand up, organize
Reproduction of the new breed
Leaders, stand up, organize
Reproduction of the new breed
Leaders, stand up, organize (Everybody)
Reproduction of the new breed
Leaders, stand up, organize (1 time, say)
Reproduction of the new breed
Leaders, stand up, organize (Ooh)
Reproduction of the new breed
Leaders, stand up, organize

We live N a world overrun by tourists
(Reproduction of the new breed - leaders stand up, organize)
Tourists
89 flowers on their back
(Reproduction of the new breed - leaders stand up, organize)
Inventors of the Accu-Jack (Ooh-ah)
They look at life thru a pocket camera
What, no flash again?
They'r all a bunch of double drags
Who teach their kids that love is bad
Half of the staff of their brain is on vacation
Mama, R U listening?
We need a new breed (Reproduction of the new breed)
Leaders, stand up, organize! Yeah!
Don't let ur children watch television until they know how 2 read
Or else all they'll know how 2 do is cuss, fight & breed
No child is bad from the beginning (Oh)
They only imitate their atmosphere
If they'r N the company of tourists, alcohol & U.S. history
What's 2 B expected is 3 minus 3, oh
Absolutely nothing
Stand up, organize
We need a new breed (Reproduction of the new breed)
Leaders, stand up, organize
I wanna B N the new breed
Stand up, organize

Sexuality is all 'll ever need
Sexuality - 'm gonna let my body B free
Sexuality is all 'll ever need
Sexuality - 'm gonna let my body B free
Sexuality, ooh-ah, sexuality

Do Me, Baby

Here we R N this big ole empty room
Staring each other down
U want me just as much as want U
Let's stop foolin' around
Take me, baby, kiss me all over
Play with my love
Bring out what's been N me 4 far 2 long
Baby, U know that's all 've been dreaming of

Do me, baby, like U never done b4
Oh-ooh, give it 2 me till just can't take no more
Come on & do me, baby, like U never done b4
Oh-ooh, want U now
just can't wait no more, can't wait, oh
Ooh yeah... oh

Here we R lookin' 4 a reason
4 U 2 lay me down
4 a love like ours is never outta season
So, baby, please stop teasin' me
Ooh, what U do
can never love no other
U'r the best I ever had, ooh
Whenever we're not close 2 1 another
just want U so bad

So do me, baby, like U never done b4 (Oh)
Ooh, give it 2 me till just can't take no more
Come on, do me, baby, like U never done b4 (Oh)
Ooh, want U now
just can't wait no more

say ooh...!
Do me, baby
Yeah (Do me)
Do me, baby honey, now (Ooh, give it 2 me)
Ooh...! (Do me, baby)
Ooh...! ( want U now)
Yeah...! (Do me, baby)
Oh, give it 2 me (Oh)
Do me, baby
don't wanna do it alone
want U now
Yeah! (Do me, baby)
Ooh, give it 2 me
Oh yeah (Do me, baby)
This feeling's 2 strong
U make me wait 2 long, oh ( want U now)

Oh baby, U'r leaving me no choice
OK
What R U gonna do, U just gonna sit there & watch?
Alright
Ooh, mm
R U sure U don't wanna close ur eyes?
Oh
Well, isn't it supposed 2 take a long time?
Haha
'm not gonna stop until the war is over
Ooh
Help me
Oh
Ooh
There
OK, OK
'm so cold
Just hold me
Oh

Private Joy

Ooh...

U'r my little secret
My private joy
could never let another
Play with my toy
U'r my little angel
From heaven above
Oh oh, oh oh oh oh
think 'm fallin' N love

& ain't gonna tell nobody
Nobody about my little pretty toy
All the other kids would love 2 love U
But U'r my little private joy
My private joy
U'r my private joy
Private joy
Such a pretty toy
Joy
U R my private joy

U'r my little lover
Orgasmatron
Only know, only know, baby
What turns U on, ow!
U'r my little secret
Neon light
Girl, wanna turn it on, turn it on
Turn it on every night, ooh

ain't gonna tell nobody
Nobody about my little pretty toy
All the other kids would love 2 love U
But U'r my little private joy
My private joy
U'r my private joy
Private joy
Such a, such a pretty toy
Joy
U R my private joy

Suit me up, baby
Oh, let's take a trip
can't get enuff, can't get enuff
Of ur private, private joy (Joy...)
Yeah!
Joy
Such a, such a pretty toy
Joy
U R my private joy (Joy)
Suit me up, baby
Let's take a trip, ooh (Joy)
can't get enuff of ur private hips, ooh
C'mon, honey baby, get up!
Get up!

strangled Valentino (He strangled Valentino)
U've been mine ever since (U've been his ever since)
If anybody asks U
U belong 2 Prince!
Come on, baby, get up!
Yeah, {panting}, get up!
Oh, {panting}, get up!
Get up!

Ronnie, Talk To Russia

Let 'em talk shit!
Ow!

Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 it's 2 late, b4 it's 2 late
Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 they blow up the world

(Ronnie, talk 2 Russia)
U can go 2 the zoo but they can't feed guerillas
Can't feed guerillas, left-wing guerillas
Go 2 the zoo but don't feed guerillas
Who wanna blow up the world
Oh yes, baby!

Ronnie, if U'r dead b4 get 2 meet ya
B4 get 2 meet ya, b4 get 2 meet ya
Ronnie, if U'r dead b4 get 2 meet ya
Don't say didn't warn ya!

Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 it's 2 late, b4 it's 2 late
Ronnie, talk 2 Russia b4 it's 2 late
B4 they blow up the world (My world, don't cha)
B4 they blow up the world (Don't U blow up my world)
Don't U blow up my world!
Ow!

Let's Work

Let's work! {repeat}
Whoo

've had my eyes on U
Ever since U walked N the room
{Muah}
Come on & take my hand
Don't try 2 understand

Oh baby, nothin' can stop us now
'm gonna show U how, show U how 2 work, uh
Come on, let's have some fun
We'll work till mornin' comes
wanna C U work, come on
Ow

'd love 2 turn U on
& work U all night long
Ow, if could get U N the raw
Baby, 'd make U climb the walls

Oh yeah, nothin' can stop us now
'm gonna show U how, oh yeah, show U how 2 work
Come on, let's have some fun
We'll work till mornin' comes
Baby, wanna C U work, come on
Ow
Come on, baby, let's work!
Let's work!
Whoo
Whoo
Ow

Let's work, alright, we're gonna work all night
Everybody work, that's right, everybody
Everybody work, alright, we're gonna work all night
Everybody work, that's right, everybody
Everybody work!

Nothing can stop us now
'm gonna show U how (Let's work!)
'm gonna show U how, c'mon, baby (Work!)
Come on, let's have some fun
We'll work till mornin' comes (Let's work!)
We'll work till mornin' comes, ow (Work!)
Nothing can stop us now (There's nothin' gonna stop us) (Let's work!)
'm gonna show U how, oh yeah (Work!)
Come on, let's have some fun, oh yeah (Let's work!)
We'll work till mornin' comes, ooh, everybody say (Work!)
We're gonna work all night, everybody work (Let's work!)
That's right, everybody, everybody work (Let's work!)

Annie Christian

Annie Christian wanted 2 B #1
But her kingdom never comes
Thy will B done
She couldn't stand the glory
She would B 2nd 2 none
The way Annie tells the story
She's His only son

Annie Christian wanted 2 B a big star
So she moved 2 Atlanta & she bought a blue car
She killed black children & what's fair is fair
If U try & say U'r crazy
Everybody say, "Electric chair!"
Electric chair!

Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U'r crucified
'll live my life N taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U'r crucified
'll live my life N taxicabs

Annie Christian was a whore
Always lookin' 4 some fun
Being good was such a bore
So she bought a gun
She killed John Lennon
Shot him down cold
She tried 2 kill Reagan
Everybody say, "Gun control!"
Gun control!

Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U'r crucified
'll live my life N taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U'r crucified
'll live my life N taxicabs

Liar, liar, liar!
Gotcha N a jam
Put ur head on the block
Somebody say, "Abscam!"
Abscam!

Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U'r crucified
'll live my life N taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ, until U'r crucified
'll live my life N taxicabs

Jack U Off

If U'r lookin' 4 somewhere 2 go
Girl, 'll take U 2 a movie show
We can sit N the back & 'll jack U off

can't give U everything U want
But can take U 2 a restaurant
& if U'r not hungry, 'll jack U off

If ur man ain't no good
Come on over 2 my neighborhood
We can jump N the sack & 'll jack U off

If U'r tired of the masturbate
Little girl, we can go on a date
If U like, 'll jack U off

'll jack U off, jack U off
'll jack U off, jack U off
& 'll jack U off

only do it 4 a worthy cause
Virginity or menopause
U'll have an instant heart attack if jack U off

If U really, really wanna B a star
We gotta do it N ur mama's car
Naked N a Cadillac, 'll jack U off

If we can't find no place 2 go
Girl, 'll take U 2 a movie show
We can sit N the back & 'll jack U off

'll jack U off, jack U off
'll jack U off, jack U off
Ooh
'll jack U off (Yeah!)
Yeah yeah
& 'll jack U off
Alright, baby
Yes sir, butt's on head
& 'll jack U off

If U ain't a chicken, baby, come here
If U'r good, 'll even let U steer
As a matter of fact, U can jack me off

Yeah!
That's right
'll jack U off, yeah
Yeah!
Some towels
'll jack U off
Yeah...!



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