Recorded: January 1993
Released: August 16, 1994
Album: Come (5th track)

Written by Prince.
© 1994 NPG Records, excl. 2 Legacy Recordings
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There was 1 September day
That Papa worked 2 hard
1st he crucified every dandelion
Out N the yard
Then he screamed at Baby twice
4 throwing rocks at passing cars
Baby didn't listen
So like a priceless work of art
He got snatched by his papa
Who then opened up the closet door
& pushed the 4-year-old down
On2 the closet floor
Baby cried, "'m sorry!
won't do it no more"
Papa say, "Yeah, know
That's what this here is 4"

Smack! Ooh Papa
Smack, smack! Ooh Papa, Papa
Smack! Ooh papa
Smack, smack! Ooh Papa, Papa


As the door closes
Baby starts 2 cry
"Please don't lock me up again
Without a reason Y!"
Papa just went outside
& pointed a shotgun up N the sky
He said, "How come don't love my woman?!"
& then he took aim & died

Boom! Papa
Boom, boom! Papa, Papa
Boom! Papa
Boom, boom! Papa, Papa

Don't abuse children
Or else they turn out like me

Fair 2 partly crazy
Deep down we're all the same
Every single 1 of us
Knows some kind of pain
But N the middle of all this crazy
1 fact still remains
If U love somebody
Ur life won't B N vain
& there's always a rainbow
At the end of every rain

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