Prince
"New Power Generation"

Lay down ur funky weapon (Whoo!)
Yeah, y'all
Here we go pumpin' the big noise N the 90's
Whoo!

Pardon me 4 livin'
But this is my world 2
can't help that what's cool 2 us
Might B strange 2 U
Pardon me 4 breathin'
Can we borrow some of ur air?
The problem with U & ur kind
Is that U don't know love is there

Lay down ur funky weapon
Come join us on the floor
Makin' love & music's the only things worth fighting 4
We R the New Power Generation
We wanna change the world
The only thing that's N our way is U
Ur old fashioned music & ur old ideas
We're sick & tired of U tellin' us what 2 do

Pardon me 4 thinkin'
But there's somethin' under my hair
bet U thought the lights were on
But no 1's livin' there
U think that if U tell enuff lies
They will C the truth
hope they bury ur old ideas
The same time they bury U

Lay down ur funky weapon
Come join us on the floor
Makin' love & music's the only things worth fighting 4 (Oh yeah)
We R the New Power Generation
We wanna change the world (Oh)
The only thing that's N our way is U
Ur old fashioned music & ur old ideas (Old)
We're sick & tired of U tellin' us what 2 do

We R the new... huh
We R the new, we R the new...
Makin' love & music
New power (Huh)
We stand

Pardon us 4 carin'
We didn't know it was against the rules (Shout it out)
If we only wanna love 1 another
Then tell me now, who's the fool? (Tell me, tell me)
No father, no mother, no sister, no brother
Nobody can make me stop
So if U didn't come 2 party, child
think U better get up off of my block

Lay down ur funky weapon
Come join us on the floor
Makin' love & music's the only things worth fighting 4 (Yeah)
We R the New Power Generation
We wanna change the world (Yeah)
The only thing that's N our way is U
Ur old fashioned music & ur old ideas
We're sick & tired of U tellin' us what 2 do

Y don't U just B happy, baby?
(We R the New Power Generation)
Go on & get up off of my block, uh
(We wanna change the world)
Now get up off of my block
(The only thing that's N our way is U)
Becuz love is there
(Ur old fashioned music & ur old ideas)
If U'd just open up 2 it
(We're sick & tired of U tellin' us what 2 do)
If U'd just believe
Ur whole world would change
Yes it will
(New Power Generation)
(Oh) {repeat}
U got 2 rearrange
We've got 2 rearrange
We R the New Power Generation
U got 2 give up all the fightin'
We got 2 try 2 love 1 another, yeah
We R the New Power Generation (Oh) {repeat}

© 1990 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records