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Thieves In The Temple
Recorded: February 11, 1990
Released: August 2, 1990 (single)
Album: Graffit Bridge (12th track)

Written by Prince.
© 1990 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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Love, come quick
Love, come N a hurry
There R thieves N the temple 2night
They don't care where they kick
Just as long as they hurt U
There R thieves N the temple 2night
Love, if U'r there, come save me
From all this cold despair
can hang when U'r around
But 'll surely die if U'r not there

Love, come quick
Love, come N a hurry
There R thieves N the temple 2night

feel like they'r lookin' 4 my soul
Like a poor man lookin' 4 gold
There R thieves N the temple 2night

Voices from the sky say
Rely on ur best friend 2 pull ya thru
But even if wanted 2
couldn't really truly cuz my only friend is U
Come on
There R thieves N the temple 2night

Kickin' me N my heart
Tearing me all apart
Cuz me & U could've been a work of art
Thieves N the temple

Baby, don't U know 'm holding on the best that can?
Love, please help me B the better man
Better than the thieves N the temple
N the temple 2night
Oh, thieves N the temple 2night
Hurt me

Love, come quick
Love, come N a hurry
There R thieves N the temple 2night
Thieves N the temple {repeat}
U said U loved me!
U said was ur baby!
U was supposed 2 take care of me! (Love, come quick)
U lied...! (Love, come N a hurry)
(Thieves N the temple 2night)
Lied!

Thieves N the temple... 2night {repeat}

'm holdin' on the best that can
Love, please let me B the better man
Better than the ones that wanna count me out (Thieves...)
Better than the ones that don't know what my love's about
'm talkin' about the kinda love
That could move a mountain (Ooh)
The kinda love that could part the sea
The kinda love that'll last 4ever (Ooh)
(No matter what they say, we should B 2gether)
U should B with me
(Thieves N the temple)
Yeah, U should B with me

said wanna know 1 thing (Talk 2 me...)
said wanna know
wanna know 1 thing, baby
How come U say that was ur baby
When U & ur love was gonna leave?
U led me on!
Led me on thinkin' U was Moses
Herdin' sheep blindly thru a fantasy
U done me wrong!
& everybody knows it (Thieves N the temple)
Now the sound of my voice is pumpin' N ur chest
More or less
am here 2 tell U that
am the best
Better than the rest
Better than the thieves N the temple 2night
2night... hurt me
Ooh! Ha
Ooh! Uh
Ooh!

Put it N here
Thieves N the temple... 2night {repeat}
What the...? (Thieves N the temple)
Put ur foot on the rock
Let me show U how 2 clock
Ooh, put ur foot on the rock
Let me show U how 2 clock
Ooh...
Thieves N the temple (Thieves...)
What the...? (Thieves N the temple 2night)
Who got the party, who got the party, who? {repeat}
Hurt me
Thieves N the temple... 2night {repeat}
Thieves N the temple 2night


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