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The Truth
The Truth is the 21st full-length studio album by Prince, and the fifth to be released using the name Love Symbol . The album was only available for purchase with the album Crystal Ball, released on January 29, 1998.

 
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The Truth
Mm

What if half the things ever said turned out 2 b a lie?
How will U know the truth?
If U were given all the answers when U stopped 2 wonder why
But how will U know the truth?

Everybody's got a right 2 love
Everybody's got a right 2 lie
But the choice U make, it ain't no piece of cake
It ain't no motherfuckin' piece of pie

What if time's only reason was 2 give us all somethin' 2 fear
And if so, y'all, the end of the journey's so clear

Questionnaire - "What did U stand 4?"
Questionnaire - "Who did U save?"
When it gets right down 2 it
Wait a minute, when it gets right down 2 the nitty of the gritty
When it gets right down 2 it
Did U take more than U gave?

Everybody's got a right 2 love
Everybody's got a right 2 lie
But the choice U make, it ain't no piece of cake
It ain't no motherfuckin', motherfuckin' piece of pie!

Mmm well, gotta tell the truth, y'all, gotta tell the truth
Gotta tell the truth, y'all, gotta tell the truth
Gotta tell the truth, y'all, gotta tell the truth

If there was just 1 day when everybody told the truth
We'd all trade bank accounts and move 2 Neptune

Don't Play Me
Don't play me
I'm over 30 and I don't smoke weed
I put my ass away and the music I play
Ain't the type of stereo U're tryin' 2 feed
Don't play me

Don't play me
I use proper English and I'm straight
I'm n the news again 4 payin' dues my friend
And not the ganda U propa my way
Don't play me

I've been 2 the mountain top and it ain't what U say
Don't play me

Don't play me
I'm the wrong color and I play guitar
My only competition is, well, me n the past
But time and time, if time existed, movin' ever so fast
Don't play me

U couldn't play enough of me now 2 make me feel like a star
Don't play me, I already do n my car
Don't play me

Don't b mad at me
The curtain puller n the game
Maybe how... how U call us niggas ain't the same
It's all good when U know the only fame
Is the light that comes from God and the joy U get 2 say His name
Don't play me

Don't play me
I've seen the mountain top and it ain't what U say
Don't play me
I already got laid

Circle Of Amour
Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Best friends as far as I could tell
Cheerleaders except 4 Denise
She was the wild 1, she was the beast
She was the 1 who named the group
"The original gang of 4"
Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Circle of amour

10th grade Central n September
That was a year I remember
On this chilly cold afternoon
I overheard "the gang" n the locker room
Rendezvous at Mary's house
Dirty words and wine (Ooh)
Needless 2 say, they all spent the day just counting time, counting time

Halfway thru her history class (Ooh)
Denise, she kindly raised her hand and asked (Ooh)
If she could b excused ("Can I b excused?")
Then she ran from school n a hurry
The other girls, ooh, they knew
This is what friends r really 4
Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Circle of amour

Circle of amour

Imagination thru window (Imagination)
And on a cold September day (Ooh)
Leaves r brown, passion sounds (Ooh)
Ooh, memory of self astrays
4 hands n the place where the V connects
"Gang of 4" circle of sex

N a vicious race 2 maturity
They almost faint from ecstasy
Sweat upon the necks of dames
Loser n the circle game
Cuz some memories r worth so much more
Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Circle of amour

Ooh
Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Circle of amour

Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Mary, Claire, Denise and Belle
Circle of amour
Circle of amour

3rd
Using a special code he accessed his mind
N search of the reason why
N passion and fashion he began traveling time
3rd eye, 3rd eye, 3rd eye

The serpent approves
Then appears between Adam's thighs
And he tries 2 release upon Eve the nectar
The injector tries
He tries, he tries, he tries

So abduction complete
All stand on their feet
Look at 1 another and cry

What have we done?
Could this b the fun
On the dotted line 4 which I did sign?

Yeah yeah

I resign from the notion
Because urs was the potion
That I'm supposed 2 die 4
I resign

N self-pity so dark
This shitty and stark
Realization is all that will soothe

Ultimately the only 1
That can save U is U
Ur God is inside and 4 that God U will do
Whatever it takes
If nothing else is true
The only 1 that can save U is U, yeah

Shoo-be-doop

Dionne
Well

Dionne, U should've held my hand
U should've let me b ur man
Dionne, U should've closed ur eyes
U should've held on with both hands 2 ur prize

Dionne, U should've let me down easy
If U had no plans 2 please me Dionne

Dionne, I could've been the 1
I could've shown U the Champs-Élysées under the sun
Oh yeah Dionne, I could've whispered ur name
I could've whispered ur name if only 4 fun

Dionne, U should've let me down easy
If U had no plans 2 please me Dionne
Dionne
Oh Dionne

Dionne

Dionne, Dionne, we could've shared a martini
We could've danced 2 Mancini till dawn
Dionne, I should've broke down and kissed U
I should've but I just miss U Dionne

Man In A Uniform
"Oh," she said (Hut!)
Uh, uh

She said, "Man n a uniform, 2night that's what I want U 2 b"
She said, "3rd time this week U wore that old suit
But I don't give a damn, U see?
Because man n a uniform do funny things 2 me"
And I said, "It's the 3rd time, but I don't mind
Cuz that sister just so damn fine"

Man n a uniform (Hut!)
That's what I am
Man n a uniform, uh
That's what I am

She said, "Man n a uniform sufferin' every stroke of my hand
From the dusk until the early morn' (Ooh, da da da)
U will grant this girl's demands"
Uh uh (Why?)
Cuz she need 2 b drunk with pride
Wait a minute, I'm go'n tell U why
2 make up... 4 the emptiness that she feel inside
Yeah... uh
Come on

Man n a uniform (C'mon)
That's what I am (Hut!)
Hut!

Man n a uniform
She said, "2night I want ur attention"
She said, "2night I want ur violent tongue 2 swallow my stench
And b loyal 2 me, she'll never b
Free until U do me like a man n a uniform" (Hut!)

Hut!
Man n a uniform
That's what I am
Oh I... man n a uniform (Baby, baby)
That's what I am
Dirty little man n a uniform
That's what I am
Hut!

Animal Kingdom
I saw a friend of mine 2day
N an ad sayin' what would do my body good
I told him he was wastin' time, I say
If God wanted milk n me
The breast I suck would have a line around the hood

No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity
No member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing 2 me
It's why I don't eat red meat or white fish
Don't give me no blue cheese
We're all members of the animal kingdom
Leave ur brothers and sisters n the sea
Animal, animal kingdom
Sha sha sha....
Animal, animal kingdom

Who told us we should eat the swine?
U can bet ur bottom money it damn sure wasn't no friend of mine
What about the clams on the shore?
Souls n progress, here come the fisherman, soul no more

No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity (Oh yeah)
No member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing 2 me
(Ever did a damn thing)
So I don't eat no red meat or white fish or funky, funky blue cheese
We're all members of the animal kingdom
Leave ur brothers and sisters n the sea
Animal, animal kingdom
Animal, animal kingdom
Animal, animal kingdom

The Other Side Of The Pillow
Cool as the other side of the pillow
Smooth as another glass of wine, oh yes sir
I'm so glad U're my baby, oh yeah
I'm so glad that U're mine

Bad as Bonnie when she ran with Barrow, yeah
When U kiss me, {muah}, feels like I'm committin' a crime, oh yeah
U use furniture n new ways, yes U do
I can't find the adjectives enough 2 say
I'm so glad U're my baby, uh, OK?
Yeah...

I'm cool as the other side of the pillow, oh baby
So smooth as another glass of wine, baby (Bubbly bubbly)
(I'm so glad that U're mine) I'm so glad U're my baby, oh yes I am
I'm so glad U're mine

Cool as the other side of the pillow (U're cool, baby)
Smooth
I wanna drink U all up
How did U learn that trick with the chair?
Hmm? Psst, I don't care
Just as long as U do it again

Cool as the other side, cool as the other side
Cool as the other, cool as the other, cool as the other side
Cool as the other side of the pillow, baby
Cool as a glass of wine
I'm gettin' tipsy and I... {whistle}

Cool as the other side of the pillow
Cool

Fascination
Fascination
I want U
Fascination
I want U, I do

Fascination chamber lands on the round that kills
The art U hoped 2 mirror life leaves blood upon the sill
The dream U keep dreaming is better than the life U lead
The papers run out a day and 13 hours b4 the weed
U're so high

Fascination
Still I want U
Fascination
Still I want U, I do

The head U thought was rollin' is now reason 2 b bored
The rapper that gave that head will thank his manager b4 the Lord
And the headache that U moan about
Feels much better than the treatment would
The pill's gonna leave a side effect that'll take another pill 2 correct
And the whole thing's leavin' U feelin' less than good
And U're still high

Fascination
Fascination, fascination, fascination
Do U mind if an eye just watch U shake it?
Shake it {repeat}

Fascination
I want U
Fascination
I want U, I do

The most vital thing n pop is the epitome of doom
U wake up n a cold sweat cuz 1 of them's n ur room
Singin' on the telly makin' more bucks than sense
So called King gives birth 2 so called Prince

A breakup's bitter taste will still heal when love is gone
And the breaks U wish 4 finally come along n song
Workin' it out
Work, work, work, workin' it out
Fascination
Ohmmm

One Of Your Tears
Did U get the tape I sentcha?
I thought it'd b better n a song
Better than the used condom U sent me
Baby, that was wrong
All the things a brother had 2 picture
I see him doin' things witcha
I see his hand n the small of ur back
I see his face n between the king and queen n fact
Sometimes I wanna die and come back as 1 of ur tears

If I could just disappear
Cease 2 exist, cease 2 b here

Want me
If U don't want me, I'm not worth the air that I breathe
I wish I could disappear
Sometimes I wanna die and come back as 1 of ur tears
Shoo-be-doo...
Oh
If I could disappear
Ooh

I'm dyin'
Baby, sometimes I wanna die and come back as 1 of ur tears
Sometimes I wanna die and come back as 1 of ur tears

Comeback
Walking up the stairs just the afternoon
Sweet wind blew not a moment 2 soon
Ooh, I cried when I realized that sweet wind was U

Spirits come and spirits go
Some stick around 4 the aftershow
I don't have 2 say I miss U cuz I think U already know

If U ever lose someone dear 2 U
Never say the words, "They're gone"
They'll come back, yeah
They'll come back, yeah
They'll come back
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here

Welcome 2 The Dawn
When the things U know r right r far from what they seem
When the past becomes the future and time becomes a dream
When the light of God is the only thing n life that will redeem (Ooh)
Welcome, welcome 2 the dawn
Ooh, welcome 2 the dawn (Oh, ooh)
Well yeah, ha

When the voice U hear commands U 2 entertain the absurd (Ooh)
And when U do the action unlocks the apocalypse of that U've heard of
When the day lies b4 U seems the darkest n a word
Welcome, welcome 2 the dawn
Ah yeah yes (Welcome 2 the dawn)
Woo woo woo...

Every piece a puzzle and every name a clue
Every charge U make is karma so b careful what U do (K A R M A ...)
La la la...
Welcome
Woo woo woo...
Welcome, welcome 2 the dawn
Welcome 2 the dawn
Thank U



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