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The Future
Recorded: February 1989
Released: June 20, 1989
Album: Batman (1st track)

Written by Prince.
© 1989 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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Batman: "'m not gonna kill U
want U 2 do me a favor
want U 2 tell all ur friends about me"
Criminal: "What R U?"
Batman: "'m Batman"

've seen the future & it will B
've seen the future & it works
If there's life after, we will C
So can't go like a jerk

Systematic overthrow of the underclass, hmph
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spirituality that would last
've seen the future & it will B

've seen the future & it will B
've seen the future & it works
If there's life after, we will C
So can't go like a jerk

Yellow Smiley offers me X
Like he's drinkin' 7-Up
would rather drink 6 razor blades
Razor blades from a paper cup
If he can't understand
say 2 tough
It's just that 've seen the future
&, boy, it's rough

've seen the future & it will B
've seen the future & it works
& if there's life after, we will C
So U can't go like a jerk
No no
've seen the future & it will B
Wait a minute

Pretty pony standing on the avenue
Flashin' loaded pistol
2 dumb 2 B true
Somebody told him playin' cops & robbers was cool
Would our rap have been different if we only knew?

've seen the future & it will B
've seen the future & it works
If there's life after, we will C
Don't go out like a jerk

Systematic overthrow of the underclass
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spirituality that would last
've seen the future & it will B, alright
've seen the future & it will B
've seen the future & it will B
Oh

've seen the future & it will B {repeat}
Joker: "Think about the future!"


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