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Race
Recorded: November 8, 1991
Released: August 16, 1994
Album: Come (6th track)

Written by Prince.
© 1994 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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Lie down, fair 1, & come away
Till the rain is over & gone

Gi-gi-gimme the beat
Face the music
Mmmm
Lead line
Face the music
Mmmm

If the air's a little thick N this room 2night
reckon it's the result of an onslaught of separatist rookies
Overcome by this colorful sight
Talkin' so fast that even they...
Talkin' so fast that even they don't know what they mean
Of all the things 2 base a rhyme
How's it that U every time regurgitate
The racist lines that keep us apart?
Thank God this ain't Monopoly
U'd make us all go back 2 start

Race N the space
'm a human (Face the music)
Race - face the music
We all bones when we dead
Race N the space
'm a human (Face the music)
Cut me, cut U
Both the blood is red
gotcha
Race
{scatting}
Race

Check it
3 seats over, there's a lady black
Entrusted 2 her care is a little white girl
& the fact of the matter is
B4 her mom or another kid at school
Tell about the fallacy that 1 race rules over the other
She'd B a much better off left fool
Face the music
If we never heard about the evils
That those b4 us committed
Then how, my dear
Tell me, now how, my dear...
Tell me, now how now would we know?

& then the band say...
Race N the space
'm a human (Face the music)
Race - face the music
We all bones when we dead
Race N the space
'm a human (Face the music)
Cut me, cut U
Both the blood is red
gotcha
Race {repeat}
{scatting} (Face the music)

D-down with H-I-S-T-O-R-Y
& all this B.S. propagandi
Keepin' U from me & me from U as we grow
don't wanna know
Y those b4 us hated each other
'd rather believe they never did
'd rather believe...
That there's hope 4 a kid
& if he imitates the best
guess that's what 'll try 2 B
& will let the rest dissolve
With my guitar underneath the sea
Race
Face the music {repeat}

Race N the space
'm a human (Face the music)
Race - face the music
We all bones when we dead
Race N the space
'm a human (Face the music)
Cut me, cut U
Both the blood is red
Get it?
Race
Got it
Race
Face the music
Race (Face the music) {repeat}


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