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Do Yourself A Favor
Original track titled "If You See Me" was recorded on December 4, 1975 (w/ Prince on guitar) & released by 94 East on Minneapolis Genius collection (February 12, 1986). A re-recorded 1982 version (w/ Prince vox) was released as 8th track (disc 4) on album 1999 Deluxe (November 29, 2019). Written by Pepé Willie & Prince ('82 version). Click to open printable lyrics.

 
If U C me walkin' down the street 1 day
Don't say nothin' 2 me
No no, nothin'
Cuz U did me wrong when was doing bad
So bad, didn't even think was gonna make it
Now 'm alone, feelin' free
Freer than the butterfly flyin' high now, yeah yeah, baby
don't claim no riches or any miracles
But 'm doin' better on my own

So if U C me, walk on by, babe
Don't say nothin', walk on by now
Do urself a favor, walk on by, yeah
Ooh, don't say nothin', walk on by, yeah...
Oh yeah, oh yeah

U didn't even try 2 understand just where was comin' from
No no, baby
Instead of understanding
U gave me ur demandings & couldn't stand it
Uh-uh, baby
Now it's much 2 late & there's no time 4 me 2 try, not anymore
Uh-uh, baby
Mm, listen...
Say don't feel no pain, it doesn't hurt inside
& 'm doin' better on my own, whoa

So if U C me, walk on by, babe
Don't say nothin', walk on by now
Do urself a favor, mm, walk on by, babe
Don't say nothin', walk on by, yeah...
Yeah, yeah

Mmm
Now it's much 2 late & there's no time 4 me 2 try, not anymore
Uh-uh, baby
don't feel no pain, it doesn't hurt inside
& 'm doin' better on my own
So looka here, baby!

If U C me, walk on by now, mm
Don't say nothin', ooh, walk on by now
Just do urself a favor, yeah, walk on by, girl, mm
Don't say nothin', walk on by, yeah...
Mmm

Look here, don't... try 2 talk 2 me now, baby
'm doin' OK, yeah
'm makin' it on my own, baby, look here (Do urself a favor)
& U know... honey, U know ain't rich or nothin'
ain't claimin' no miracles, but ah... (Do urself a favor)
'm a bachelor now, baby, U know what 'm sayin'?
Whoo! (Do urself a favor)
So just do urself a favor, baby, & just walk on down the street
Uh (Do urself a favor)
ain't got a damn thing 2 say 2 U now, baby, look out!
Whoo! (Do urself a favor)
When we was 2gether, did U try 2 understand me?
No! Uh (Do urself a favor)
So just do urself a favor & get the hell down the road (Do urself a favor)
Mmmm (Do urself a favor)

2 sexy
Yes, mmmm
Somebody call up the Colonel, hear some chicken scratchin'
Good God, yes
2 sexy
Somebody else fall N, don't care who it is
Just c'mon, keep it goin', c'mon
Uh, yes
U like that?
Then come here, sit down
Let me talk 2 U
U hear that?
That's a 50 dollar bill
When's the last time U seen 1 of them?
That's what thought
Let me tell U somethin'
When me & U used 2 B, me & U used 2 B 2gether
didn't have no money N my pocket
That's all different now, that's all different
Now U wanna play, now U wanna play crazy
U'r not crazy, U'r no crazier than
Don't play, don't act like that
U didn't try 2 understand where was comin' from back then
Y U tryin' 2 now?
Cuz U know got that money, that's Y
Uh-huh, yeah
Sit down, don't talk, come here, sit down!
'll kick ur ass
What, U think U bad now? 'll kick ur ass
Come here, good God
Mmmmmm
Lord yes
Somebody call up the Colonel, hear some chicken scratchin'
Pow!

If U C me walkin' down the street 1 day, baby
Don't say nothin'
U used 2 do me wrong, baby
That's back when was doin' bad
But now baby, now baby, got more money than ever had
Oh Lord, yes yes
Do urself a favor, baby
Take it on down the road
Let that sidewalk hit U where the dog shoulda bit U, yes baby
Oh Lord, oh Lord
Uh

'll kick ur ass
Don't U play crazy with me, 'm... U... not crazy, 'm crazy
'm the 1 that's crazy
U'r not crazy
Come here
Don't U walk away from me
don't care what told U, come back here
U hear me talkin' 2 U, baby? Come here
Come here, 'll kick ur ass
Oh Lord


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