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I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Recorded: May 23, 1979 (1979 version)
Re-recorded: July 16, 1986
Released: March 31, 1987
Album: Sign '☮' The Times (13th track)

Written by Prince.
© 1987 NPG Records, excl. 2 Legacy Recordings
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It was only last June when her old man ran away
She couldn't stop cryin' cuz she knew he was gone 2 stay
It was 10:35 on a lonely Friday night
She was standin' by the bar
Mm, she was lookin' alright, yeah

asked if she wanted 2 dance
& she said that all she wanted was a good man
& wanted 2 know if thought was qualified, yeah

& said, "Baby, don't waste ur time
know what's on ur mind
may B qualified 4 a 1-night stand
But could never take the place of ur man"
Ooh

It hurt me so bad when she told me with tears N her eyes
He was all she ever had & now she wanted 2 die
He left her with a baby & another 1 on the way, yeah
She couldn't stop cryin' cuz she knew he was gone 2 stay, yeah

She asked me if we could B friends
& said, "Oh, honey baby, that's a dead end
U know & know that we wouldn't B satisfied"
No

& said, "Baby, don't waste ur time
know what's on ur mind
wouldn't B satisfied with a 1-night stand (Ooh...)
& could never take the place of ur man"
Yeah yeah, the place of ur man
Ooh...

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