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Emancipation
  19th studio album by Prince, under the name Love Symbol
Released: November 19, 1996
© NPG Records, excl. 2 Legacy Recordings
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Disc 1

Jam Of The Year
Ooh

This is the joint I've been layin' 4 all night
This is the 1 that really gets me gone
The DJ's on point, I'm sayin' he's alright
We gon' fun, baby baby, it's on
Gotta new Puerto Rican score and she doin' it on the floor
When the groove from a baby's hot, I'm givin' it all I got

Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
Bowhowhow... (Ooh)
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
Bowhowhow... (Ooh)

Give me a drummer and a funky bass line
That's all I need and I'm ready 2 flow
Ooh, been chillin' n the cut and now I'm comin' 2 get mine
And if I hit U once, I got 2 hit U some more, ooh
Gotta new Puerto Rican score and she doin' it on the floor
When the groove from a baby's hot, I'm givin' it all I got

Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
Bowhowhow... (Ooh)
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
Bowhowhow... (Yeah, ooh)
Ooh

Let's make a toast 2 the host with the most, huh
Raise ur glass if U're on ur own, yeah
All the girls say "Ho" if ur man's givin' up the gold
All the fellas say "Woof" if U're only givin' up the bone (Oh)
2night we're gonna hide it
Whatcha say, baby?
Yeah, baby (Whatcha say, baby?)

This is the joint I've been layin' 4 all night
This is the 1 that really gets me gone (This is the 1...)
The DJ's on point, I'm sayin' he's alright (Ooh)
We gonna fun, baby baby, it's on
Gotta new Puerto Rican score and she's doin' it on the floor
When the groove from a baby's hot, I'm givin' it all I got (Hey)
I'm givin' it, givin' it, I'm givin' it all I got (Hey, ooh, ow!)

Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
Bowhowhow... (Oh oh, ooh)
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year (Oh)
This is the jam of the year!
Did U come 2 jam, baby? (Oh yeah)
Then let me see ya, c'mon

Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year (Uh, whoo)
Yeah, baby (Uh, whoo)
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year (Uh, whoo)
Uh, whoo, uh, c'mon (I wanna, I wanna jam)
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
Jam... of the year
Say what?
Haha
I like that beat, oh baby
I wanna, I wanna, uh {repeat}

Everybody
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
This is the jam of the year!
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
Ooh...
This is the jam of the year (Yeah...)
Oh yeah, oh c'mon...
Oh yeah
Ooh, everybody's here, this is the jam of the year
This is the jam of the year!

Right Back Here In My Arms
Oh baby, yeah (Right back here n my arms) (Cuz that's my only mission)
Ooh yeah
Yeah (Right back here n my arms) (Cuz that's my only mission)
Right back here, yeah

Don't want U 2 write me no letters
Don't want U callin' my farm
I just want U, I just want U, I just want U right back here n my arms
Hmmm, alright
I ain't checkin' 4 the sweet talk, baby (Right)
Talkin' about how U missin' my charms (Right)
I just want U, I just want U, I just want U right back here n my arms
Mmm... (That's my only mission)
I just want U, I just want U, I just want U right back here n my arms

Right back here n my arms (Cuz that's my only mission)
Oh baby
Right back here n my arms (Cuz that's my only mission)

Oh baby, I know U got a lot on ur mind (Right)
That's why I wanna give U some time (Right)
Till I get 2, till I get 2, till I get 2 hug that body so fine
Ooh, mmm
I know U need a little space, just a little
That's why I ain't showin' my face, mmm (Right)
I just want U, I just want U, I just want U right back here n my arms

Oh baby, yeah (Right back here n my arms) (Cuz that's my only mission)
Ooh yeah
Right, right
Right back n my arms (Right back here n my arms) (Right back, right back)
Right back here n my arms (Cuz that's my only mission)
Right
Right back here n my arms

"No no no" 2 the postman bringin' me letters
U know a brother gonna feel much better
If he keeps his mind on, U know, whatever
Anything as long as it ain't makin' it wetter
Cuz I can't stop thinkin' about what we do
There oughta b a law against the hoochie ooh
Can we groove? I don't wanna do U no harm
I just want U right back here n my arms (Cuz that's my only mission)

Oh baby, right back here n my arms
Don't want U 2 write me no letters
I just want U, I just want U, I just want U right back here n my arms
(Cuz that's my only mission)
Ooh yeah, right back here n my arms
Right back here n my arms (Cuz that's my only mission)
I just want U right back here n my arms (Right)
Ow! Right back here n my arms (Cuz that's my only mission)
Right back here n my arms (Right)
Right back, right back (Right)
I'll try 2 write

Right back here n my arms (Cuz that's my only mission)

Somebody's Somebody
Oh yeah
Somebody's somebody
Oh
Somewhere someone

It's 2 o'clock n the morning and I just can't sleep
Outside the rain is pourin', I'm lonely as can b
Maybe 2night'll b different than the nights b4
I need 2 feel someone beside me, I can't b alone no more

2night I wanna b somebody's somebody (Yeah)
2night I wanna belong 2 someone, someone
2night I wanna b somebody's somebody
2night I want somebody that'll do it till the job gets done
Oh yeah

This big ol' world can b so empty livin' n it all alone
I realize n its best disguise, a pretty house don't make a home
There's a hunger deep inside of me, how the fire burns
I wanna give good love 2 someone and get good love n return, oh

2night I wanna b somebody's somebody
2night I wanna belong 2 someone
2night I wanna b somebody's somebody (I wanna b somebody's body)
2night I want somebody that'll do it till the job gets done
Oh yes, oh yeah

Someone 2 hold me n that hour of midnight
Someone 2 console me when things ain't goin' 2 right
Someone 2 bring me dinner sometime, yeah (Mine, all mine)
Somebody I can call all mine
Ooh...

It's 2:05 n the morning and I got no 1 2 call
I'm longin' 2 hear another voice inside these lonely walls
Maybe 2night'll b different than the nights b4 (Maybe not)
I need 2 feel someone beside me, I cannot b alone no more, no more!

(2night I wanna b somebody's somebody)
Somebody's somebody
(2night I wanna belong 2 someone)
I don't wanna b alone, no no!
(2night I wanna b somebody's somebody)
I don't wanna wait another day, no!
(2night I want somebody that'll do it till the job gets done)
I'll do it over and over and over and over, yeah!

(2night I wanna b somebody's somebody)
Ooh! I don't wanna wait, no
(2night I wanna belong 2 someone)
Can I belong 2 U, baby? Oh yeah! (I wanna belong 2 someone)
(2night I wanna b somebody's somebody)
Ooh, slow, deep and long
(2night I want somebody that'll do it till the job gets done)
Do me over and over and over and over

(2night I wanna b somebody's somebody)
Oh yeah, if U're out there, come on, baby
I'll keep it hot 4 U
2night I wanna b somebody's somebody
Come on, baby
2night I want somebody that'll do it till the job gets done
Done (Oh yeah)
Ooh
Somebody's somebody

Get Yo Groove On
Get ur groove on (Ooh)
Hey
Ah
Oh yeah

I got some money cuz I just got paid
It's time 2 get my groove on
Been workin' hard and now it's time 2 play
I gotsta get my groove on
I can't wait 2 see ur face again
U keep me happy, yeah, U're my best friend
N the Park around a half past 9
Meet me, we'll have a real good time

Come on
Everybody get ur groove on
Come on
We gon' party all night long
Get ur groove on

I got some honey and some peppermint tea
That's all I need 2 get my drink on
I don't want this night 2 end if U're with me
We gon' party all night long
Bring the player, I'll bring the CDs
But don't U put nothin' slow on
That new D'Angelo, some NPG
And we'll make a bet 2 see who keep their clothes on

Come on (Oh)
Everybody get ur groove on
Come on (Ooh)
We gon' party all night long
Get ur groove on

I'm usually workin' both night and day, no time 4 fun
But 2night I'm gon' get my groove on, I'm sayin' till I see the sun
Till I see the sun, ooh, I wanna play {phone rings}
Come on

Speak
Hey girl, let's hang 2night
Alrighty
Around a half past 9?

I got some money cuz I just got paid
It's time 2 get my groove on
Been workin' hard and now it's time 2 play
I gotsta get my groove on

Come on (Oh)
Everybody get ur groove on (Hey baby, oh)
Come on
Ooh
Get ur groove on
Oh
Get ur groove on

Hey, nice joint, huh? (Everybody get ur groove on)
It's alright
U see anything U like n here, U know what I'm sayin'? (Come on)
I think I see little somethin', somethin' over there
But there's 2 much smoke n here, uh (We gon' party all night long)
Wait, wait, wait
What's ur name, meal? Come here
Eww! (Get ur groove on)

Get on, get on (Everybody get ur groove on)
Get ur groove on (Come on)
Baby (We gon' party all night long)
Uh, get ur groove on
Ooh yeah
Get on
Get ur groove on
Getcha... groove on {repeat}
Oh baby
Get ur groove on
Oh baby, oh yeah
Get ur groove on, uh
Get ur groove on
Get ur groove on

Girl, U believe that brother that came over here? Hahaha
I'm tellin' ya, with a tooth missin' and everything (Get ur groove on)
Hey Rhonda, girl, how U doin'? (Oh)
Hey, how U doin' Montalbo? (Is Juice n there?)
Who U mean? (Saw Big Julius?) (Get ur groove on)
The sleazy 1? (Hey)
I know Big Juice is n there, girl

Get ur groove on
Getcha... groove on (Oh)
Get it on

Girl, I think we better leave
Because if we don't, I think I might have 2 have another 1
Then I might change my name (Get ur groove on)
2? (Hahaha) What's my name? Margarita! Hehehe

Get ur groove on {repeat}

Y'all help me find Juice (Get ur groove)
But I'm tryin', I can't find him (Get ur groove)
R U still lookin' 4 him? (Get ur groove on)
Yeah, U... know
He's up n here somewhere, I can't find him though (Get ur groove)
Cuz I definitely seen him (Get ur groove)
Girl, let's go, I smell like an ashtray (Get ur groove on)
It's time 2 go
Whoa, we ain't goin' nowhere (Getcha... groove on)

Get ur groove on

Sir, I'm sorry, this club has a very strict dress code
We do not accept bluejeans (Get ur groove on)
What U mean?
It don't take Stevie Wonder 2 see I got on the right clothes n here
I need 2 get up n this club (Get ur groove on)
Hell, I could buy every one of ya
Fuck urself

Courtin' Time
It's courtin' time

I've been holdin' back a good deal longer than I shoulda oughta
I bet U got the notion that I couldn't make up my mind
But now I'm ready 2 tell ur mama that I gots 2 get with her daughter
Put on ur good dress, baby, it's courtin' time

Every day I wait is just another day ur baby's lonely
No matter what I'm talkin' about it always comes back 2 U
I lost more friends this week because the only
The only 1 I want deserves the best, the very best that I can do
Put on ur shoppin' shoes, honey, it's courtin' time, yes it is
Yeah, keep it right there

All the friends I thought I had, found out they were not at all
With no regrets, the joy I get from knowin' that U're mine, huh
A thousand times the victor I am (Yes!)
Baby, baby, it's courtin', courtin', courtin', courtin' time
Yeah, get ready

It's courtin' time, yeah (Courtin', it's courtin' time)
Baby, now U gonna know, huh (Courtin', it's courtin' time)
What it's like when a boy truly loves a girl (It's courtin')
Yeah (It's courtin' time)
When I do that, when I do that, when I do that
I'm gonna make them heads twirl
It's courtin' time, oh...
Ah yeah
It's courtin', courtin' time
It's courtin', courtin' time
It's courtin', courtin', courtin' time, yeah!
Come on and get some, baby, it's courtin' time, yeah yeah

Betcha By Golly Wow!
There's a spark of magic n ur eyes
Candyland appears each time U smile
Never thought that fairy tales came true
But they come true when I'm near U
U're a genie n disguise
Full of wonder and surprise

And betcha by golly wow
U're the 1 that I've been waiting 4 4ever
And ever will my love 4 U keep growin' strong
Keep growin' strong

And if I could, I'd catch a falling star
2 shine on U so I know where U r
Paint a rainbow n ur favorite shade
2 show I love U, thinkin' of U
Write ur name across the sky
Anything U ask, I'll try

Cuz betcha by golly wow
U're the 1 that I've been waiting 4 4ever (Yes U r!)
Don't U let 'em tell U otherwise (Oh yeah)
And ever will my love 4 U keep growin' strong
Keep growin' strong
Oh

Baby, sometime a man can't find words 2 express
All the things he feels inside
But every just so often the words of another
Who's truly n love seem 2 work out fine

2 say I love U, 2 say I'm thinkin' of U! (Betcha by golly wow)
U're the 1 I'm thinkin' of (U're the 1 that I've been waiting 4 4ever)
Think of U 4ever!
And ever will my love 4 U keep growin' strong
Keep growin' strong
I love U, baby

We Gets Up
Oh yeah, what'd U think was gonna happen?
Come on!

Ah we gets up, everybody get down
Make a sound, make a sound
We gets up when we come 2 ur town
I said the lost is found

We gets up, ain't no need 2 trip
We're the 1 deserving of the championship
We gets up so U feel the gift
All the competition, they got 2 quit

We gets up, uh, everybody get down
Make a sound, make a sound
We gets up when we come 2 ur town
I said the lost is found

Yeah! How U think we comin'?
Smash 'em like U wanna stay

Ah we just bad, we so bad, we good
Comin' 2 wreck shop n ur neighborhood
NPG and we're makin' it understood
Ain't no 1 can stop us, how U think U could?

We gets up, everybody get down
Make a sound, make a sound
We gets up, uh, when we come 2 ur town
I said the lost is found

Yeah NPG, new power soul k-k-k-kick it!
Whoo!
Oh yeah
Whoo!
Gimme the break, gimme the break, huh

If y'all take a left, we gon' go right
We'll keep this mutha rockin' till the broad daylight

People, wave ur hand
Ain't nobody better n all of the land
See them go {boom}! Yeah, we crushin' the man
That don't believe we get up, yes we can
We gets up, up, up, up!
Oh yeah, ooh!
Oh yeah...

We gets up, everybody get down
Make a sound, make a sound
We gets up when we come 2 ur town
I said the lost is found
We gets up
We gets up (We do that)
We gets up, we gets up
We gets up
Alright
We gets up!

White Mansion
Big white mansion top of the road
Latest fashion, happy, don't U know?

Here I am n New York, yeah
See the girl bold and fair ("Yo, Anita!")
What's n ur backpack 2day?
Will it take my blues away?
That's OK U gotta run
Huh, check it, I don't need U 2 have some fun
Comin' from the land of snow
I guess I'm kinda used 2 cold

But 1 day I'll have a big white mansion at the top of the road
I'm gonna wear the latest fashion, I'm gonna b happy, don't U know?

I could use a new guitar
Sing a tune n Chazz's bar
Maybe meet a debutante
B a toy, do what she want (Tell me what U wanna do?)
9 o'clock, see John K.
But U don't rock, come another day (When?)
Come another day
My spirit so low reachin' up 4 ground
1 day I'm gonna make it n this lonely town

Then I'll live n a big white mansion at the top of the road
I'm gonna wear the latest fashion, then I'll b happy, don't U know?

Hey there, what's ur name? (What's ur name, cutie?)
And can U tell me how 2 play ur game? ("I am a winner") (Listen 2 this)
Do I really have 2 cut my hair? (No)
Now, that's a cross I could never bear
"How 'bout them publishin' rights?"
Sell my publishing? What a laugh! Haha
I don't know Bo, but I do know math
Back 2 Minneapolis, there U go
U can't find ur house underneath the snow

Cuz U're livin' n a big white mansion, oh yes, at the top of the road
U're wearin' the latest fashion tryin' 2 b happy, don't U know?
Tryin' 2 b happy, happy

Big white, big white mansion at the top of the road
U and me wearin' Versace, Gucci (Latest fashion)
Hoochies, they all wanna do me (Happy, don't U know?)
But am I really happy? (Big white mansion)
Yeah, maybe 1 day

"Yo, Anita! Yo, check out that ass!"

Damned If Do
Damned if I do

Tell me what's up with the teenage indecision
I'm mad n love but U won't give me permission
U said b here at 9
Then scream at me 4 not giving U more time, more time

Damned if I do, damned if I don't
U say U want me 2 love U but when I try, U won't
Baby, maybe we should say goodbye
Damned if I do

Tell me the truth, how many U do it 2?
I smell vermouth every time I don't get 2 kiss U
Enough's enough
If U don't want my lovin' then I'll give up, I'll give up

Damned if I do, damned if I don't
U say U want me 2 love U but when I try, U won't
Baby, maybe we should say goodbye
Goodbye

Damned if I don't try 2 make U see urself the way I do
Open-minded, worldly, always ready 4 taboo
Tell me what's up, r we gonna go 2 heaven?
I'll fill ur cup, I won't do it like Kevin

Damned if I do, damned if I don't
U say U want me 2 love U but when I try, U won't
Baby, maybe we should say goodbye
Damned if I do, damned if I don't
Baby, maybe we should say goodbye
Maybe we should say, "I do"

Tú siempre estás hablando de lo qué tenemos qué hacer
{U're always talking about what we have 2 do}
Bueno, tú sabes {Well, U know}
Pero lo qué tienes qué hacer... {But what U have 2 do...}
Qué? {What?}
...es buscarte una menta para la boca porque apestas
{...is find urself a mint because ur mouth stinks}
Qué es lo qué tú estás diciendo? {What r U saying?}
Por favor cometelas todas! {Please eat them all!}
A mi no me apesta la boca! {My mouth does not stink!}
Whoo

Can't Make U Love Me
Ooh... oh
Yeah, my... oh (Ooh, ooh)

Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, don't patronize (Ooh, ooh)
Don't patronize me

Cuz I can't make U love me if U don't
I can't make ur heart feel somethin' it won't
Here n the dark n these final hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But U won't, no, U won't
Cuz I can't make U love me if U don't
Do U, do U love me? (Ooh)
Look at me (Ooh)

I'll close my eyes, then I won't see
The love U don't feel when U're holding me (Hold me)
Morning will come and I'll do what's right (Do it right)
Just give me till then 2 give up this fight
And I will, I will give up this fight
Oh, yes I will

Cuz I can't make U love me if U don't
I can't make ur heart feel somethin' it won't
I wanna know here n the dark, n the dark, baby
These final hours I will lay down my heart
And I'll feel the power, oh yes I will
But U won't
Tell me why, tell me why U don't? (I can't make U love me if U don't)

Come here, baby, talk 2 me (I can't make ur heart feel...)
Tell me where U wanna b kissed (Somethin' it won't)
Talk 2 me, tell me how U want me 2 do this (Ooh)
N this bedroom/church, U can guess the offering (Ooh)
I offer U my heart, I offer U sexual relations
But U won't (U won't)
Tell me what's up, baby? Am I movin' 2 fast?
Not only do I wanna b the 1st, I wanna b the last, the last (Ooh)
Is that so bad? (Ooh)
I... I want 2... U know
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna make U love me
Do U love me?
Come on, baby, U can take it (My heart) (Come on and take it)
It's real love, I wanna make it (I wanna)
But U won't love me, love me (But U won't)
U won't love me, baby (Ooh)
What's a man 2 do?
What is this man gonna do?
I can't make U love me if U don't (Ooh...)
I want U 2 love me (Ooh)
I need U 2 kiss me, yeah
Oh darlin', love me...

Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close between ur thighs
I can't make U love me (Ooh)

Mr. Happy
Turn off that weak jam, man, come on
Huh, Mr. Happy's here, huh, and we're buggin'

I will take care of U
Whatever U want, I do it right (Microphone check, uh uh)
Oh, I will take care of U (Microphone check)
Mr. Happy every day and night (Uh)
Oh

I got some money, I got some juice (Microphone check)
But something's funny, I ain't got U
I comes 2 party, don't wanna b alone (Yeah, uh uh)
I need somebody, somebody grown

I will take care of U
Whatever U want, I do it right (Uh uh)
Oh, I will take care of U
Mr. Happy every day and night (Bought a house next 2 Prince) (Uh uh)
Oh yeah

Sugar baby with the curly hair (Microphone check)
Dancin' crazy, underwear (Microphone check)
With ur name on it, lookin' fine (Bought a house next 2 Prince) (Uh uh)
Keep smackin' that booty and U'll b mine (Microphone check)

I will take care of U (I'm gon' take care of U)
Whatever U want, I do it right (Whatever U want, yeah) (Uh uh)
Oh, I will take care of U
Mr. Happy every day and night (Every day, ooh) (Uh uh)
Oh

Pump it up, pump it up brown man
Puffin' on a weak jam, understand this is 80 proof
Guaranteed 2 get ur girl loose if she douche
Throw ur set up 2 the roof, huh
3rd finger down if U're wild, make a sound
Look at my people gettin' on down (Microphone check) (Get down...)
Skip the Remy and let me have some Mary Tyler Moore
(Microphone check)
That new power soul
Comin' from the midwest passin' every test (Bought a house next 2 Prince)
With a fuzztone remote control

I will take care of U (Microphone check) (Yeah)
Whatever U want, I do it right (Uh uh)
Oh, I will take care of U
Mr. Happy every day and night (Uh uh)
Oh, I will take care of U
Whatever U want, I do it right (Uh uh)
I will take care of U
Mr. Happy every day and night, oh

Yeah, 1, well I'll make ur love come down like a freakin' elevator
N the middle of the night, body vibratin' like a pager
U play the drink, baby, I'll play the chaser
Do I love U? I can't love U cuz I hate cha
See, U got this bad case of the sad face
Dinner at 8, then intercourse at my place
Keep the drapes open, VCR, the whole bit
I know it sound sick, but baby, let's make a flick
Mr. Happy, babydoll, I came 2 do damage (I will take care of U)
Rock ur world, knock ur brains 2 another planet
U know my north pole can generate heat
Been thinkin' about me? Hmm, I can see them stains n ur sheets
B4 the reputation, they all used 2 pass me (I will take care of U) (Yeah)
Now they stop 2 ask me (4 real?)
Straight up, the lifestyle of Mr. Happy (Yeah)

Oh, I will take care of U
Whatever U want, I do it right (Uh, microphone check, uh uh)
Oh
Microphone check
Mr. Happy every day and night (Uh) (Bought a house next 2 Prince)
Uh
Microphone check

In This Bed Scream
Ooh
Whoo

2 these walls I talk
Tellin' them what I wasn't strong enough 2 say
2 these walls I talk
Tellin' them how I cried the day U went away
Mmm, how did we ever lose communication?
How did we ever lose each other's sound?
Baby, if U wanna, we can fix the situation
Maybe we can stop the rain from comin' down
Yeah
Ooh

N this bed I scream
Lonely nights I lay awake thinking of U
If I'm cursed with a dream
A thousand times I feel whatever I've put U thru
Tell me, how're we gonna put this back 2gether?
How're we gonna think with the same mind?
Knowing all along that life is so much better
Living and loving 2gether all the time, oh
Living and loving

N this bed I, n this bed I, n this bed I scream
Ooh

N this car I drive
I'm lookin' 4 the road that leads back 2 the soul we shared
With my very life
I'd gladly b the body upon the cross we bear
How did we ever lose communication?
How did we ever lose each other's sound? (I don't know)
Baby, if U wanna, we can fix the situation
Maybe we can stop the rain from comin' down

Maybe we can't, maybe we can
Stop the rain, stop the rain
N this bed I, n this bed I, n this bed I scream!
Baby, I scream

N this bed I scream



Disc 2

Sex In The Summer
Sex n the summer, gettin' it on
Give me that number, we can party all night long

Sex n the summer, gettin' it on
Give me that number, we can party all night long
Checkin' 4 bikinis layin' n the sand
Rub me like a genie, livin' while we can

Afternoon n the city somewhere n July
Policeman actin', yeah U know, de-elevate a brotha's high
The mamas n the short dress blowin' n the breeze
The papas just-a-prayin' 4 the gust that'll bust that butt out, please oh

Sex n the summer (here we go), gettin' it on (Oh)
Give me that number (all 7), we can party all night long (Yeah)
Checkin' 4 bikinis (baby, baby) layin' n the sand (Get naughty)
Rub me like a genie (mm, uh), livin' while we can

Everybody's got a black book n case of emergency
N case the sun is shinin' at the beach and the honeys r out 2 play
The cool boys just-a-watchin' all the pretty moves U make
Frontin' n the sun, jammin' 4 the 1 lover that U wanna take home

Sex n the summer (here we go), gettin' it on (Oh)
Give me that number (all 7), we can party all night long
Checkin' 4 bikinis (baby, baby) layin' n the sand (Summertime)
Rub me like a genie (uh-uh), livin' while we can

Sex n the summer, sex n the summertime
It will b fine

Checkin' out Mahalia's greatest, "In The Upper Room"
When my boy, Kirk, calls singin', "Hope we get 2gether soon"
(Summertime)
We fire up the Honda and pick up Rhonda
We can jam on a brand new tune
Improvise all thru the night, it'll b just like havin'...

Sex n the summer (oh...), gettin' it on (We'll get it on)
Give me that number (all 7), we can party all night long (Party, darlin')
Checkin' 4 bikinis (baby, baby) layin' n the sand (Oh...)
Rub me like a genie (uh-uh), livin' while we can

Can't U feel the new day dawnin'? All believers will see
An end 2 sufferin' and every disease
Every waking hour will soon b spent kissin' each other
Angelic sisters and brothers clap ur hands 4 1 another, keep comin'

Sex n the summer (oh...), gettin' it on (Busy busy)
Give me that number (give it 2 me), we can party all night long
Checkin' 4 bikinis layin' n the sand (Ooh yeah)
Rub me like a genie (rub me, rub me), livin' while we can
Sex n the summer, gettin' it on
Give me that number, we can party all night long

Sex n the summer
Sex n the summer
Get it on
Sex n the summer
Right on
Whoo
Ahh! (Get it on)
Sex n the summer

One Kiss At A Time
Come here, baby
Come and get ur come on

Oh, I see this is what U wanted, 1 kiss at a time
I got 2 b up on it if I want 2 make U mine

This is something every girl should know
Every part of U comes alive when U take it slow
And every nervous twitch that happens when my tongue is there
Ur lips, up and down, ur back and every single hair
It all makes up the beauty of ur grand design
Every man has got a duty and 2night I want 2 do mine, ooh

Oh, I see this is what U wanted, 1 kiss at a time
I got 2 b up on it, yeah, if I want 2 make U mine

This is something every man should see
Give ur woman what she wants and give her what she needs
Ask her n a whisper that only 2 can hear
What can I do, what can I say, baby?
4get ur every single fear
Slowly I pull ur strap down and touch U as if 2 heal
Layer by layer, inch by inch, until ur true love is revealed

Oh, I see, ooh, this is what U wanted, baby, 1 kiss at a time
I got 2 b up on it if I want 2 make U mine

If every man could love their woman the way that I love U
Time would stop and the sky would fall
And all could see the glory of what true love can bring
That's what I sing
Oh, I see

Oh, I see, mmm, this is what U wanted, 1 kiss at a time
I got 2 b on my knees, I... gotta please
If I want 2 make U mine (Only, only)
Only way 2 get ur come on all night long, 1 kiss at a time
And I know that's right
I gotta stay good and long (now come on) on this Valentine
Come on (come and get ur come on), get ur come on, baby
1 kiss at a time
Come on, baby, let's get this on
1 kiss at a time
Uh-huh, yeah
1 kiss at a time
1 kiss at a time

Soul Sanctuary
Loving U n silence knowing that it's right
Under ur gaze I ponder this love 2night
Unbothered by the chaos swirling around outside
N ur arms is where I want 2 live and die
Some place where ur face is all that I see
Where the love we make intoxicates intensively
And the mirror where ur sweet reflection used 2 b
There is hope, there is joy, my soul sanctuary
My soul sanctuary

Loving U n silence, never-ending kiss
Under ur gaze I can peacefully exist
Sanctuary, baby, nothing compares 2 this
N my darkest hour U can b my bliss
All of me I give 2 thee down at ur feet
The reassurance n ur rhythm speaks 2 me
Over and over ur screams r like a prayer
N the dawn U r there, my soul sanctuary
Ooh, my soul sanctuary, ooh

Loving U n passion unmolested n this garden
Mango and nectarine, sweet honeydew, I beg ur pardon
My mouth runneth over from ecstacy, it's true
Baby, I love the taste of U

Loving U n silence knowing that it's right
Under ur gaze I ponder this love 2night
Unbothered by the chaos swirling around outside
N ur arms is where I wanna live and die
Some place where ur face is all that I see
Where the love we make intoxicates intensively
And the mirror where ur sweet reflections used 2 b
There is hope, there is joy, my soul sanctuary
My soul sanctuary (my...), my soul sanctuary
Oh, my soul sanctuary, soul sanctuary

Emale
Ooh-aah-ooh, ooh-aah-ooh

The e-mail left so clearly upon her computer screen
Read like a threat that crept n2 her like a sex machine
"Wanted: Any woman who's 1st name begins with a 'Z'"

From the sound of the keys, a pawn makes a move
Her reply brings on the groove
www.emale.com (Ooh-wee-ooh)
The king takes the pawn
www.emale.com (Ooh-wee-ooh)
It's on, it's on, it's on

He couldn't wait 2 tell her till after he got the Nella
Her love would only even the score
It seemed the darling fella
He stole a hell a lotta bucks from the corner store
The declaration of war that followed
Mmm, she never believed
Oh

N the darkest corners where widows mourn
That's where she whispered her name
He said, "We can do it here, my dear
But I fear ur tears would fall like rain"
They would fall like...

"Because I must tell U while I'm deep n ur smell
U got the man I want 2 inflict with pain
I'm runnin' a game with my paper and turnin' the boy 2 vapor
Now I wanna do the same 2 U
If U don't tattoo my name upon ur train"

www.emale.com (Oh, the king takes the pawn)
The king takes the pawn (Oh)
www.emale.com
It's on, it's on, it's on
www.emale.com
The king takes the pawn
www.emale.com (Oh)
It's on, it's on, it's on (I said it's on)
It's on, it's on
It's on

Curious Child
N a room full of harlots and fantasy
Destiny beckoned us there
Curious child on the balcony
We took the dare

Careless I was 2 caress thee
Yet never regretting the time
The joy that we shared, it was meant 2 b
And not a crime
No, it's not a crime

If memory serves us, we will align
2 the truth that we most often share
Curious child, U r on my mind
Do U care?

Dreamin' About U
If the wind blew every petal from ur precious red rose
Would U b afraid of what U'd find inside?

When I'm alone n my room
I can't stop dreamin' about cha, dreamin' about cha
When I'm alone n my room
Oh, I can't stop dreamin' about cha, dreamin' about cha
And every time I do what I need 2 do
I can't stop dreamin' about cha, dreamin' about cha

Revolving around every word that is spoken
Like the planets around the sun
I want U
Ur tongue is a great persuader
Yeah, U got me sold
And when I'm alone n my room just watching a rose
I dream about U, I dream about U

When I'm alone n my room, yeah
I can't stop dreamin' about cha
When I'm alone n my room, baby baby
I can't stop dreamin' about cha, dreamin' about cha
And every time I do what I need 2 do
Ooh, I can't stop dreamin' about cha, dreamin' about cha

When my sane twin reigns claiming ur aim
Is 2 maim my subconscious n2 being with U
I dream about U
Betting on the notion that if my lustier twin prevails
Like the ruins of Rome, I'll lie helpless at ur feet
Yeah, when I'm alone
I dream about U, I dream about U

I dream about U, baby
When I'm alone n my room, I dream about U, my baby
I dream about U, U, U

And here we stand amidst ur core (U)
Like the petals on this rose I adore (U)
The inside, if the inside is kind
Kind n a sense that 1 would come from all
And the wish that U wish will come true if U call
But if not, U will fall
And I'll still b alone just dreamin' about cha (Ooh)
With this ball n my stomach just dreamin' about cha

Joint 2 Joint
If U wanna, we can kick it, baby, joint 2 joint

Uh, yeah (Sex me?) (Safe)
Joint 2 joint
Uh, yeah (Sex me?) (Safe)
Kick it, baby, joint 2 joint
Uh, yeah (Sex me?) (Safe)
Joint 2 joint
Uh, yeah (Sex me?)

B4 I melt the wax 2 quizzical
Let me just say that U r physically the most toned 1 I've ever seen
U're makin' me proud 2 b a human be-i-ng (Uh huh)
And if we're ever naked n the same machine
I'm gonna lick it, baby, joint 2 joint

Uh, yeah (Sex me?) (Safe)
Joint 2 joint
Uh, yeah (Sex me?) (Safe)
Kick it, baby, joint 2 joint
Uh, yeah (Sex me?) (Safe)
Joint 2 joint
Uh, yeah (Sex me?)

So 1st I need a picture of ur mother
2 verify the fact that there's not another 1 n the universe so supreme
Damn, U got the rock 2 give a brotha cream
And if we're ever naked n the same machine
I'm gonna lick it, baby, joint 2 joint

Uh, yeah (Sex me?) (Safe)
Joint 2 joint (Sex... me?)
If U wanna, we can kick it, baby, joint 2 joint (Sex me?)
Oh yeah, I got some hot sauce joint 2 joint (Hahaha...) (Sex me?)
Right on (Said kick it, baby, joint 2 joint) (Hahaha...) (Sex me?)
Yeah (Safe)

Come upstairs 2 my room
Joint 2 joint (I never sucked...)
Joint 2 joint (I never sucked...)

I never sucked sour splints from a chew stick
Don't lick BiCs cuz fire sticks 2 flame
Get wicks 2 catch brothers who choose 2 let burns remain
Now I see all Dicks, Toms and Harrys r not the same
Some dipped n my lower lip, sipped a supple poison...
Joint 2 joint (I never sucked...) {repeat}

Dance with me 4 those who wanna b
But nothin' comes 4 free (Hahaha...)

Joint 2 joint, nothing comes 4 free
If U show ur love, U can get with me
U can get with me, U can get with me
Joint 2 joint
Up the stairs 2 my lovely room
Stroke ur face and ur under soon
Sittin' n the corner n ur underwear
Lettin' me caress ur nappy hair
Joint 2 joint, nothing comes 4 free
If U show ur love, U can get with me
And if U light my candle, we can share the stone
Flames of desire, sweet gypsy moans
Uh, sweet gypsy moans
Joint 2 joint, yeah!
Joint 2 joint
Joint 2 joint
Joint 2 joint, nothing comes 4 free

Oh great, now U think U're my soulmate
U don't even know what kind of cereal I like
Wrong! Cap'n Crunch with soy milk
Cuz cows r 4 calves
U'd probably take me 4 half
U don't love me, U're a faker
U just want me 4 my acres
Na na, na na na na, joint 2 joint
Joint 2 joint
Joint 2 joint

Joint 2 joint, nothing comes 4 free (Sex me?)
If U show ur love, U can get with me (Na na, na na na na)
{repeated loop}
If we're ever naked n the same machine
Baby, we can kick it joint 2 joint (Oh)

"Where 2?"
I don't know, anywhere, just drive
It's me
I'm just drivin'
Listen, I need 2 get with U
No, I mean 4, I mean 4 good
I'm serious this time
Nah, that's all over now, U know it
I front sometimes, but U know, this is as quiet as it's kept
Listen, I just gotta get outta here, that's all
Let me call U back, alright?
Yeah, later

The Holy River
Let's go down 2 the holy river
If we drown then we'll b delivered

U can still see the picture upon the wall
1 eye starin' at nothing at all
The other 1 tryin' 2 focus thru all ur tears

U can try and try but there's nothin' 2 hide
U can't run from urself and what's inside
U got 2 find the answers 2 the questions that U most fear

So over and over U ask ur soul
Why'd U come down 2 a world so cold?
And the voice inside says 2night the truth will b told

U surrounded urself with all the wrong faces
Spending ur time n all the wrong places
Puttin' ur faith n things that only make U cry

People say they love U when they wanna help
But how can they when U can't help urself?
The more they say they love U, the more U just wanna die

So here we go again, the self-analysis
Have another glass of Port and uh... "4get this"
The band's playin' at the club 2night and they're bound 2 groove

There U r, U think U're high
U can't ask urself cuz U'd only lie
If U had a dollar 4 every time U tried

U can't call nobody cuz they tell U straight up
Come and make love when U really hate 'em
Relationships based on the physical r over and done
They're over and done (Ooh)
They're over and done (Ooh)
U'd rather have fun (Ooh)
With only 1, with only 1, only 1
1
1

And then it hit U like a fist on a wall
Who gave U life when there was none at all?
Who gave the sun permission 2 rise up everyday? (Ooh, oh yes)
Let me tell it (Go'n)

If U ask God 2 love U longer
Every breath U take will make U stronger
Keepin' U happy and proud 2 call His name (Go'n and say it)
Jesus (Jesus)

And over and over U ask ur soul
Why'd U come down 2 a world so cold?
And the voice inside said 2night the truth will b told
Huh, and this time I was listenin', hear me

Let's go down 2 the holy river
If we drown then we'll b delivered (Yes we will)
If we don't then we'll never see the light (No)

If U die b4 U try
U'll have 2 come back and face the light (Oh yes)
When U believe it, U got a good reason 2 cry (My, my, my)

So I went on down 2 the holy river
I called my girl and told her I had somethin' 2 give her
I asked her 2 marry me and she said yes, I cried

Oh, that night I drowned n her tears and mine and...
And instead of a glass of sorrow and wine
Lookin' back y'all, huh, I don't miss nothin' except the time

And when I see that picture upon the wall
The 1 eye starin' at nothing at all
And my eyes tryin' 2 focus, but these r much different tears
Oh, yes they r

Let's go down 2 the holy river
Let's go down 2 the holy river
Let's go down 2 the holy river
Ooh

Let's go down 2 the holy river
Let's go down 2 the holy river
Let's go down 2 the holy river

Let's Have A Baby
I can't wait no more, no
Let's have a baby
What r we livin' 4? Tell me
Let's make love, let's make love

So long have I gazed n2 ur eyes
Wonderin' what they'd look like on a newborn child
I cannot lie when my hand is on ur thighs
I'm thinkin' isn't it a miracle that life comes from inside?
So long I have listened 2 ur voice
Wonderin' what it would sound like comin' from a girl or a boy
Isn't it funny that when U're truly n love
How just the thought of such things can bring U so much joy?

And I can't wait no more, oh no
Let's have a baby
Oh girl, come and shut the door
Go on and shut it
Let's make love
U wanna make love?

I'm leavin' it up 2 U, I'll do what U want 2 do
But U got 2 understand U're my woman and I'm ur man
I can't even go 4 a ride
Believe me, honey, I've tried
Without thinkin' about a little baby
A baby sittin' right by my side
And if anybody n the whole wide world
Ever thought that they could do that 4 me
They r 1 mistaken girl
Cuz baby, U got me, U got me open, yes U do
And we're doing just fine
If U really love me, baby, if U can find the time

I can't wait no more
Let's have a baby
Don't U wanna?
Ooh, what r we livin' 4? Tell me, tell me
Let's have a baby
Oh c'mon, c'mon and shut the door, girl
U know what I wanna do
Let's... let's make love

Saviour
Saviour
Ooh...

How did I ever come this far without U, baby?
What was I thinkin', what was I tryin' 2 b?
Never did U ever give me reason 2 doubt U, baby
U r my destiny and this I truly see

I can see we're like 2 petals from the same flower, baby
We're like 2 branches from the same tree
Whenever I look n ur eyes, I can see a paradise
U're my saviour, U're all I ever need
Saviour

I used 2 say no 1 lover could have me, no 1 lover
That was b4 my eyes had seen the light
2 make love with another, uh-uh, I couldn't do it, no way could I
U're my saviour, U're the only 1 that does it right

Can't U see we're like 2 petals from the same flower, baby?
We're like 2 branches from the same tree
Whenever I look n ur eyes, I can see a paradise
U're my saviour, U're all I ever need

What would I b without ur love around me?
(Oh, what would I b, oh, without ur love?)
What would I see, U constantly astound me
(Oh baby, U know U constantly astound me)
Saviour, saviour, oh saviour (Oh)
I love 2 play my guitar
Yeah
Well
Oh, ooh
Saviour

Oh, how did I come this far without U, baby? I don't know
What was I thinkin', what was I tryin' 2 b? (I don't know)
But what I do know is that we're like... (Can't U see we're like...?)
2 petals from the same flower, baby
We're like 2 branches from the same tree
2 drops of water from the same sea
Whenever I look n ur eyes, I can see a paradise
U're my saviour, U're all I...
U're my saviour, U're all I ever...
U're my saviour, U're all I ever need!
Oh yeah, saviour, U're all I ever need

Saviour
U, I adore U
U r my flower, baby
Ooh, every, every hour, oh yes U r
Won't U come and justa rain, justa rain!
Won't U come and justa rain... rain some of ur sweet love down on me?
Down on me, down on me! (Saviour, saviour, saviour)
Yeah... down on me! Whoo! Uh

The Plan

Instrumental recorded circa 1995.

Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife
If I ever held a hand
It was only because I'd never held ur hand
That was part of the plan
I had 2 get it right if I was 2 b ur man
And if I ever kissed ur lips
I needed time 2 cross the others off my list
A higher high 2 the trip
I wanted U 2 go, that was my wish, yes it was

Ooh my friend, lover, sister, mother, wife
Air, food, water, love of my life
Ooh

If I ever shared a bed
It was only cuz I wanted 2 live up 2 what the people said
Oh yes (What they say, what they say?)
Now I'm livin' instead (Ooh)
Everyday just 2 say U're the only 1 who's n my head (The only 1)
Oh yes U r
And if I ever made U cry (Ooh)
All I have 2 do is think about it and I just wanna die
I just wanna break down and die...
How I would ever make it by (I don't know) without U, baby?
I don't know, I hope I never have 2 try, yeah (Please don't ever leave me)

Oh, listen 2 me (Ooh my...)
Friend, lover, sister, mother, wife
My sweet, sweet friend, lover, sister, mother, wife (Ooh)
Air, food, water, love of my life
Ooh my...
Ooh...

The eyes of my child I see every time U look at me
I see a sweet baby smile like a light that shines 4 all 2 see
If I ever held a hand
Oh, 'twas only cuz I'd never held urs
That was part of, part of the plan (Ooh)
I had 2 get it right if I was 2 b ur man because... (Ooh my...)

My friend, lover, sister, mother, wife
Ooh, friend, lover, sister, mother, wife
My... air, ooh my food, my water, love of my life
I love U
Ooh (Everlastin' life)

Teacher, healer, feeler, sight 4 sore eyes
I can look n2 ur eyes, they're so pretty
Oh yes U r, baby (Ooh my...)
Don't U know U're my friend, my lover, my sister, ...
Love of my life!? (Mother, wife)
Yeah baby, yes U r

Oh my friend (Te amo) (Hug me)
Lover (Te amo) (Hug me)
Sister (Te amo) (Hug me, baby)
Mother, wife (U r my life)
I'll stay with U 4ever
Ooh, till death do us part, baby (Yes sir!) (Ooh my...)
Air, food, water, love of my life (Te amo...) (Love!)
U r the only, only love of my life
My friend, lover, sister, mother, wife



Disc 3

Slave
Ooh
Oh
Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart, everybody except 4 me
I just want a chance 2 play the part, the part of some1 truly free

Like candle slowly burning, I can feel my world unravel
Hemisphere upon hemisphere lie beneath my sole, sole
My enemies kept it turning but now they pound the gavel
And judging me accordingly, I know, I know

Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart, everybody except 4 me
I just want a chance 2 play the part, the part of some1 truly free
Hey, hey oh

Burning slowly candle, handle careless they did
Merrily down 3 heartbreak boulevards
Like fashion statements, they lie
"U b lookin' so good 2night, kid"
I do my best 2 party
It's just that everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart

Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart (Except 4 me)
Everybody except 4 me (Just want a chance 2 play) (I wanna just play)
I just want a chance 2 play the part, the part of some1 truly free, free
I just wanna b free
Oh...

Oh
Slowly candle burns, where'd they learn hypnosis?
How'd they keep me under 4 so long?
Break the bread I earn, just keep me far from closest
I need their kind 2 illustrate what's wrong
What's wrong? Well, I'll tell U, uh
They just keep tryin' 2 break my heart
(Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart, everybody except 4 me)
They just keep tryin' 2 break my heart, ow!
(I just want a chance 2 play the part, the part of some1 truly free)
Oh! (Everybody)
Ooh
Ooh (Everybody)

Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart, everybody except 4 me
I just want a chance 2 play the part, the part of some1 truly free
But I can't let U break my heart
Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart
Slave! Slave! (Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart)
Slave! Slave! (Everybody keeps tryin' 2 break my heart)

New World
New world {repeat}

When the sharpest vibration
Saves U from obliteration
The intelligence of ur bed reacts
Covering U head 2 toe with an air-filled sack

When the lines blur every boy and girl
How we gonna make it n this brave new world?
Love 4 1 another
New world
Love 4 1 another
New world

When U wanna find some isolation, ooh
But the tracker U got from vaccination
Keeps playin', "U'll never walk alone" (Over and over)
They're always listenin', especially on the phone

When the lines blur every boy and girl
How we gonna make it n this brave new world?
Love 4 1 another
New world
Love 4 1 another
New world
Wait a minute
New world

Did U hear about the new pill, it feels like sex?
Guaranteed 2 thrill with no ill side effects
Ooh
A pill that would stop the wrinkles, a pill that would stop the pain
A pill that would make a baby never seek political gain
What's it all 4 when U can alter biology?
Who or what, then my friend, will U and I b?
Who or what, then my friend, will U and I b?
Mmm...

When the sharpest vibration
Saves U from obliteration
When the melting pot stirs, how U gonna take it?
When U can't tell him from her, how U gonna fake it?

Ooh, when the lines blur every boy and girl
How U'll make it n this brave new world?
Love 4 1 another
New world, mmm
Love 4 1 another (How U gonna take it?)
(How U gonna fake it?)
Love 4 1 another (How U gonna take it?)
(New world) New world

New world

The Human Body
Go
Yeah...
Yeah...
Oh

Can U take me home where we can b alone?
Can U make me happy till my pain is gone?
Can U get me excited?
Excited enough 2 thank the God above 4 the human body

Yeah, yeah, yeah
4 the human body
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Can U get me excited till my love is long?
Can U let me ride it, oh yeah, till the early morn'?
Can U freak me dirty?
Freak me till I thank the God above 4 the human body

Yeah, yeah, yeah
4 the human body
Oh

Slave {repeat}

Face Down

Dead like Elvis
Check check, 1 2, check
U know what he sayin'?
Face down
Dead like Elvis
Face down
Dead like Elvis

Somebody once told him that he wouldn't take Prince thru the ringer
Let him go down as a washed-up singer
Ain't that a bitch?
Thinkin' all along that he wanted 2 B rich
Never respected the root of all evil & he still don't 2 this day
Huh
Bury him face down
Let the motherfuckers kiss a ass
OK?

Face down
Dead like Elvis
Face down, uh
Dead like Elvis

Told them he wanted 2 sing a song about a black child goin' buck wild
& they just laughed N his face
Talk 2 ur lawyer but U got no case
What U need 2 do is keep ur place
Next time U pull a card
It better B an ace motherfucker or U can lay...

Face down
Mm, 1 2
Dead like Elvis
Face down
Mm, 1 2 (Dead like Elvis)
Horn
Horn
Bass
Bass
Mm

Him & her meaning who 'm singin' about
& a psychoanalyst kinda saw the catalyst
As the devil with the blue jeans on, huh
Ain't it kinda funny when U C the dawn?
Sign the name they gave ya
But when them motherfuckers turn around ass up, U'r what?

Face down
Ooh-ow, mm, 1 2 (Dead like Elvis)
Face down, huh
New Power Generation N the house (Dead like Elvis)
& bury 'em all (Face down)
Yes, oh Lord (Dead... like Elvis)
Face down
Mmmm
Dead like Elvis
Orchestra
Orchestra
Orchestra
Face down
Dead like Elvis
Orchestra
Face down
Dead...

It's N his will, read it
He shot 2 kill, he said it
4 those who know the number & don't call
Hmph, fuck all y'all

Face down
Dead... like Elvis
Face down
Dead... like Elvis
Face down

La, La, La Means Love U
Hey girl, I bet U didn't know I had both eyes on U
It's true (Ooh)
And U know what? I've seen all those other guys 2
Baby, frankly, I don't give a damn

Many guys have come 2 U with a line that wasn't true
And U'd pass 'em by (Pass them by)
Though U're n the center ring and their lines don't mean a thing
Why don't U let me try? (Let me try)
Now I don't wear a diamond ring
I don't even know a song 2 sing

All I know is la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la means I love U
Oh baby
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la means I love U

If I ever saw a girl that I needed n this world
U r the 1 4 me
Let me hold U n my arms, gonna fill U with my charms
I'm sure that U will see, ooh (U will see)
The things I am sayin' r true
And the way I wanna explain them 2 U
Baby, can U listen 2 me?

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la means I love U
Oh baby
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la means I love U, yeah

So there, the book is open
What U wanna do?
Can U do me, baby, like I wanna do U? (La la...)
Come here, let me hold U n my arms
Let me fill U with my charm

The things I am sayin' r true
And the way I explain them 2 U
Yes, 2 U!

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la means I love U (La la...)
I love U, I really, really love U
Ooh, listen 2 me, baby (La la...)
Ooh, I love U, I love ya, love ya (Means I love U)
Ooh, take my hand, girl (La la...)
U gotta understand (Means I love U)
I wanna b, I wanna b, I wanna b ur man
U know where 2 find me when U make up that mind (La la...)
(Means I love U)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la means I love U, yeah

Style
Style
Style, uh
Style (Yeah...)
Dig it (Style)
Style, c'mon, uh
Style

Style is not something that comes n a bottle
Style is more like Jackie O. when she was doin' Aristotle
Style is not a logo that sticks 2 the roof of 1's ass
Style is like a 2nd cousin 2 class, uh

U got it! Style, c'mon, uh
U got it! Style, say what?
U got it! Style, c'mon
U got it! Style, check it

Style ain't sittin' court side with the owner of the team
Style is owning the court and chargin' 'em all a fee
Style is not lusting after someone because they're cool
Style is loving urself till everyone else does 2

U got it! Style, c'mon
U got it! Style, maybe
U got it! Style, well well
U got it! Style

Bridge:
Style don't get drunk on Saturday night
Try 2 dress up every Sunday mornin' bright
Style don't get married then break the vow n a year
Style is keepin' a promise
Raise ur hand, y'all, if U hear me
Style, style

Style is not fighting style when U can't find the funk
Style is the face U make on a Michael Jordan dunk
Style ain't the jeep U bought when U know ur broke ass got bills
Style is lettin' ur lover drive while U talk on the phone and chill

U got it! Style
U got it! Style, maybe, uh
U got it! Style, c'mon
U got it! Style

Bridge:
Style is a gold-tooth smile with an attitude
Style is a peaceful wild postin' the rude
Style is growing ur own food, style is a non-violent march
Style is an accurate account of what's inside every heart (Style)
Style is not a lie, style is a man that cries
Style is the glow n a pregnant woman's eyes
Style, style
Style, style

U got it! Style, c'mon
U got it! Style, do that, do that, uh
U got it! Style, U got it?
U got it! Style, mad, c'mon
Style, U got it! Yeah
Style, U got it! Style is a peaceful wild, y'all
Style, U got it! Style
Style, U got it! Style is not thinkin' about style
So let me stop (Style)

Style, style
It's nice man (Style)
What U call that? (Style)
Style, I like that (Ho)
Haha, it's about me? Haha (Style)
(Keep, keep, keepin' on, people gotta keep, keep, keepin' on)
Right on, haha (Style) (U got it!)
I ain't got no job, haha, but I got style (Style)
Style, ha, yeah, haha...

Style, U got it! (Oh yeah)
Hang on, hang on
Style is buyin' ur moms a house
Style is a clean mouth
Style is puppy breath
Style is no fear of death
Style is Ali's jab
Style is hailin' a cab (Style)
Then U know, givin' 'em the finger when they pass ur ass, uh

Style, U got it! Bonnie, Bonnie
Style, U got it! Oh yeah (Style)
Shelley, shake ur ass, Shelley (Style)
Shelley, Shelley, I love U, Shelley
Style, U got it!

Style is Mayte n the shower (U got it!)
Style is a soul of new power (U got it!)
Style, mm, is when all black men r free (U got it!)
Style is U and me (U got it!)
U got it!
U got it!
U got it!

Sleep Around
Do it like she like, do it like she like it {repeat}

Do it like she like it so ur baby don't wanna sleep around
Give her what she wants when she want
When it come 2 U, she down

Baby, let me read her journal
Or should I say, "She turned around and it was gone"
The innuendo reads eternal
Or should I say, "Every other page I'm on"
When she come 2 cook ur dinner
U can ask her if what I say is true
The secret will remain within her
But her shade of red will turn urs blue

Oh, do it like she like it so ur baby don't wanna sleep around
Give her what she wants when she want
When it comes 2 U, she down

Oh, maybe U recall last summer when U saw her ridin' n my car
A kiss or 2 later she was back n ur bed smellin' like a fallen star
Just because she's fine
U think she don't wine and dine with everyone U know
Oh, as long as U're fooled, I'm cool
She says she gonna put me n her video

U need 2 do it like she like it so ur baby don't wanna sleep around
Oh, give her what she wants when she want
When it come 2 U, she down
Oh yeah
Oh
Sleep around, sleep around
Oh
Sleep around, sleep around

I'm the 1 who sent the herbs and a book on how 2 use 'em
I'm the 1 who pointed out her fears and how 2 lose them
And if a difference love will make
This advice U oughta take

Baby, let me read her journal
Or should I say, "She turned around and it was gone"
The innuendo reads eternal
Or should I say, "Every other page I'm on"

U need 2 do it like she like, do it like she like it (Sleep around)
Do it like she like, do it like she like it (Sleep around)
Do it like she like, do it like she like it (Sleep around)
Do it like she like it, likes it, ooh

Do it like she like it so ur baby don't wanna sleep around
Ooh
Give her what she wants when she want it
When it come 2 U, she down
Sleep around, sleep around
Do it like she like it so ur baby don't wanna sleep around
I'm watchin' U, baby (Do it like she like, do it, do it)
Yeah
Give her what she wants when she want it
When it come 2 U, she down (Do it like she like)
Sleep around, sleep around

Do it like she like it (Sleep around) {repeat/sampled}

Da, Da, Da
Da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da
Yeah, it's like rollin' n a Bronco
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Pumpin' them pumps, U know what I'm sayin'?
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
On Broadway or somethin', U know what I'm sayin'?
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Yeah yeah, straight up
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey yo, call the paddywagon, I've seen a black boy cash stackin'
Smirk on my face screamin', "Fuck the Grand Dragon"
4 the fast cash, we b thinkin' 2 slow
Clownin' each others on the damn talk shows
I don't wanna house but I gotta stick and rob
I got a disease, it's called "Can't find a job"
Smokin' on the herbs help me see a little better
Lookin' 4 a job n this cold ass weather

Watch out, I'm tryin' 2 get my shit 2gether
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Yeah, da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
It's been kinda lonely
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

Hey yo, as soon as I come home, I'm stressed by my mama
Questionin' my whereabouts like I'm the Unabomber
Question mark, comma, freeze all the drama
Intensive care flows 4 all U hos smacked with trauma
As I sit back with my blunt and gin
Grab a pen, write a song about a million black men
Tryin' 2 blame all this violence on gangs
What about those fools who kill 4 nothin' and hijack planes?

Get ur shit 2gether (Let me hear ya)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
Da, da, da, da (Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

Yo, I'm goin' 4 the gold like a olympic sprinter
Fuck the bullshit, steaks 4 dinner this winter
Yo, I've seen a murder scene that left a fool scarred
Plus I saw a prisonyard way b4 a schoolyard
Time's rough plus time's runnin' out
My mom said if I trip 1 more time, I'm gettin' kicked out
And I ain't tryin' 2 make excuses
But lookin' 4 a job n the ghetto is fuckin' useless

Get ur shit 2gether, straight up (Let me hear U sing)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
Yeah, uh (Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
Da, da, da, da (Let me hear U sing)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

Ask urself ur destination, what the source of ur inspiration b
And U will find a spirit tryin' 2 get back 2 the mind
How U was n ur mama's belly
Live and let live was the order of the day, what U say?
Lovin' 1 another is the only way

(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, yeah
If U believe in 1 thing
If U believe in 2 things (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
If U believe in anything then let me hear U sing
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
"Da, da, da, da, da, da, da"
Keep on believin', huh, Lord (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life) {sampled}

My Computer
"Welcome, U've got mail" {AOL sample}
(Computer)
It was Sunday night, instead of doin' what I usually do I...

I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site (Computer)
Somebody 2 talk 2, funny and bright
I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site (Computer)
Make believe it's a better world, a better life

Nothin' on TV I ain't seen b4
Another murder on the news, I can't take no more
Evil incorporated blowin' up bombs and thangs
I have a child, huh, I have a lot 2 explain
I could write a letter, but who would I send it 2?
It was Sunday night, instead of doin' what I usually do I...

I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site (Computer)
Somebody 2 talk 2, funny and bright
I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site, mmm (Computer)
Make believe it's a better world, a better life

I called an old friend of mine just the other day
No congratulations, no respect paid
All she did was wonder if the rumors were true
I said, "No, I ain't dead yet, but what about U?"
I can count my friends with a peace sign: 1, 2
It was Sunday night, instead of doin' what I usually do I...

I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site, mmm (Computer)
Somebody 2 talk 2, funny and bright (Oh)
I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site, mmm (Computer)
Make believe it's a better world, a better life
A better life
I got no mail, my computer
Ooh

I told them I don't wanna see a doctor unless he's lonely 2
Every Sunday night, instead of doin' what I usually do I...

I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site (Computer)
Somebody 2 talk 2, funny and bright
I scan my computer lookin' 4 a site (Computer)
Make believe it's a better world, a better life...
"Goodbye" {AOL sample}

One Of Us
If God had a name, what would it b?
And would we call it 2 His face
If we were faced with Him and all His glory?
What would U ask if U had just 1 question?

Yeah yeah, God is great
Yeah yeah, God is good
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
What if God was 1 of us?
Just a slave like 1 of us?
Just a stranger on a bus tryin' 2 make His way home?

If God had a face, what would it look like?
And would U wanna see it if seeing meant that U would have 2 believe
N things like heaven and Jesus and the saints and all the prophets?

Yeah yeah, God is great
Yeah yeah, God is good
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
What if God was 1 of us?
Just a slave like 1 of us?
Just a stranger on a bus tryin' 2 make His way home?

Hey
Ahh
Ooh
Ahh

Yeah yeah, God is great
Yeah yeah, God is good
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
What if God was 1 of us?
Just a slob like 1 of us? (Just a slave like 1 of us?)
Just a stranger on a bus tryin' 2 make His way home?
Like a holy rollin' stone
Back up 2 heaven all alone
Nobody callin' on the phone
Except 4 the Pope maybe n Rome
But He ain't home, He aint home, He ain't home!
No no no, He ain't home!
No no no, He ain't home!
Oh yeah, oh
What if God was 1 of us? {repeat}

The Love We Make

Desperate is the day that is 2morrow
4 those who do not know the time has come
2 whip the dogs that beg, steal or borrow
From the table God set 4 His Son

Wicked is the witch that stands 4 nothing
All the while watchin' 2 C U fall
Deeper than the ditch that bred ur suffering
4 the 1 being dug right now by them all

Happy is the way 2 meet ur burdens
No matter how heavy or dark the day
Pity on those with no hope 4 2morrow
It's never as bad as it seems until we say

Precious is a baby with a mother
That tells him that his Savior is comin' soon
All that believe will cleanse & purify themselves
Put down the needle, put down the spoon {repeat}

Ooh
Sacred is the prayer that asks 4 nothing, oh
While seekin' 2 give thanks 4 every breath we take
Oh
Blessed R we inside this prayer
4 N the new world, we will B there
The only love there is, is the love we make {repeat}
(Ooh-oh...)

Emancipation
Ooh
Ever since I was a little baby, mmm
I had 2 have double everything, mmm
When they tell me that's enough
That's when I wanna fill my cup 2 the top, Johnny
Hear me sing

Emancipation
Free 2 do what I wanna
Emancipation
See U n the purple rain
Emancipation
Free 2 do what I wanna
Emancipation
Break the chain, break the chain

Ever since that Eve did un2 Adam, alright
What somebody been sho'nuff doin' 2 me (Watch it!)
I've been tryin' 2 break the chain
Get my little ass out the game
I'd rather sing with a bit more harmony, oh

Emancipation
Free 2 do what I wanna
Emancipation
See U n the purple rain
Emancipation
Free 2 do what I wanna
Emancipation
Break the chain, break the chain

Johnny please, huh, when I was on my knees
My back was broken and my spirit ill at ease
And now it seems just like the autumn leaves
Ur money's turned from green 2 brown and now U best believe

Emancipation
Free 2 do what I wanna
Emancipation
See U n the purple rain
Emancipation
Free 2 do what I wanna
Emancipation
Break the chain, break the chain, break the chain (Emancipation)
Oh yeah, well, sho'nuff

See U n the purple rain (Emancipation)
Emancipation
Free 2 do what I wanna (Emancipation)
Break the.. break the.. break the chain! (Emancipation)
Ooh, hey (Emancipation)
Ooh, alright (Emancipation)
Ooh, hey (Emancipation)
Ooh... (Emancipation)
Ooh, hey (Emancipation)
Hey (Emancipation)
Hey (Emancipation)

Emancipation
Free
Don't think I ain't
Emancipation



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