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Ol' Skool Company
Recorded: Circa 2008
Released: March 24, 2009
Album: MPLSoUND (8th track)

Written by Prince.
© 2009 NPG Records, excl. 2 Legacy Recordings
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Ooh, this my song
Huh
Ooh, this my song
Alright, look here, y'all
Flop hats, hot pants & gold medallions
Fake grillz, huh, 2 the side
Look out

Mm, every once N awhile
U need some ol' school company
Somebody that appreciates a sexy groove
& an old school melody
When God, His Son & the love of family
Ruled N the community
The songs U sing lift U up 2 heaven
A heaven we can believe N

Everybody talkin' about hard times
Like it just started yesterday, mm
People know, they've been strugglin'
At least it seems that way
Fat cats on Wall Street
They got a bailout
While somebody else got 2 wait
700 billion but my old neighborhood
Ain't nothin' changed but the date

Listen
Every once N awhile
U need some ol' school company
Somebody that appreciates a sexy groove
& an old school melody
Dig
When God, His Son & the love of family
Ruled N the community
The songs U sing lift U up 2 heaven
A heaven we can believe N (Believe it, y'all)

Ain't nothin' ever came from complainin'
Except a bitter heart, that's true
Follow along & U gon' wanna do somethin'
B4 the next chorus is thru
The songs we sing, they used 2 mean somethin'
Now every other 1 is just mean
Rather than reminisce, 'm tellin' U this
It's time 4 a brand new scene

Oh
Every once N awhile
U need some ol' school company
Somebody that appreciates a sexy groove
& an old school melody
When God, His Son & the love of family
Ruled N the community (It ruled..., y'all, yes it did)
The songs U sing lift U up 2 heaven
A heaven we can believe N (Up we can believe N)

Everybody sinkin' N the quicksand
Created by the keepers of time
Cast aside by using ancient tricks
That changes ur state of mind (Cuz they got ur mind)
Got U caterin' 2 the whims of the flesh b4
B4 U get ur paper right (Get ur paper right, y'all)
Call me old-fashioned but back N the day
There wasn't no shorties N sight (Coulda got that money tho)

Cuz everyday need some
Ooh, we... need it (Ol' school company)
Sexy groove (The old school melody)
While we were pleadin'
Ruled N the community
Lift U up
A heaven we can believe N (Believe me, baby)

1st come job, then come marriage
B4 shorty come out with the baby carriage
Call me old-fashioned
Just clap yo hands, just clap yo hands
Radio used 2 B local
Untouched by the, untouched by the man
Songs we used 2 sing used 2 mean somethin'
Now they just bland
Mmm, like the drummer

Whoo! Where's the real drummer? (Ol' school company)
Where's the real drummer? (The old school melody)
Michael B., Mint Condition & Morris Day (Ruled N the community)
& Jellybean wishin', Sheila E & brother John (Lift U up)
Sometimes me until the dawn (A heaven we can believe N)

If the White House is black
We got 2 take the radio back
Power 2 the people, power 2 the people

New world hippies say we don't care
Make the party strip 2 their underwear
Turn the lights off so they don't stare
Somebody blindfold Billy, he's so square
Christina Milian playin' "Truth or Dare?"
Maxwell & CeeLo, they gonna end up there
Pickin' out the number: nickel, dime, don't care
As long as she havin' fun, nobody scared

got a pocket full of...
got a pocket full of plenty good time (Ol' school company)
Whoa Lord, & Nicole's on the line (The old school melody)
No baby, U can't get N, uh, Lord
& neither can ur man (Ruled N the community)
U C, we got this girl
With this abusive thing goin' on
'm just a bad mama jama
& y'all can't understand
Oh! Hit it

The new Minneapolis sound
Honey collected, drop the needle down

Ol' school company
The old school melody
Well, how do ya do?
C, there ain't another like me
Up N this chocolate box
U gotta dance 4 me, baby
If U wanna C me rock
Call the government man
Tell him we got 2 B free
Valentina 2night?
Huh, 'm busy
So tell ur mama 77 Beverly Park
Gets better with time, mm
We got the ol' school company, y'all
Dancin' N the dark
don't mind, say don't mind
Put this thing on repeat
Go back 2 1 & justa move ur feet &...
Tell ur friends Prince & the Minneapolis sound
We can't B beat, suckas!

Ol' school company
The old school melody
Ruled N the community
Lift U up
A heaven we can believe N


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