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Uptown
Recorded: Summer 1980
Released: September 10, 1980 (single)
Album: Dirty Mind (5th track)

Written by Prince & André Cymone (bassline).
© 1980 NPG Records, excl. 2 Legacy Recordings
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She saw me walkin' down the streets of ur fine city
It kinda turned me on when she looked at me & said, "Come here"
Now don't usually talk 2 strangers but she looked so pretty
What can lose if just give a little ear?
"What's up, little girl?
ain't got time 2 play"
& when didn't say 2 much, she said, "R U gay?"
Kinda took me by surprise, didn't know what 2 do
just looked her N her eyes & said, "No, R U?"
Said 2 myself, said...
"She's just a crazy, crazy, crazy little mixed up dame
She's just a victim of society & all it's games"

Now where come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 B
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about bein' there

Everybody's goin' Uptown - that's where wanna B
Uptown - set ur mind free
Uptown - got my body hot
Get down - I don't wanna stop, no

As soon as got there, good times were rollin'
White, black, Puerto Rican, everybody justa freakin'
Good times were rollin'
She started dancin' N the streets, oh
The girl, she's just gone mad
U know she even made love 2 me, ooh
The best that ever had, oh
I don't usually talk 2 strangers, this time it's alright
C, she got me hot, uh, couldn't stop
Good times were rollin' all night, all night, yeah

Now where come from
We don't give a damn, we do whatever we please
It ain't about no downtown, nowhere bound, narrow-minded drag
It's all about bein' free

Everybody's goin' Uptown - that's where wanna B
Uptown - U can set ur mind free, yeah
Uptown - keep ur body hot
Get down - don't wanna stop, no

Uptown
Oh yeah
Uptown
Everybody's goin', everybody's goin'
Everybody gotta, gotta
Uptown
Go... gotta go Uptown
Oh...
Uptown
Yeah... oh Lord
Uptown
Gotta go go go
Baby, 've gotta go, gotta go Uptown
C'mon, c'mon
U... have 2, U gotta go Uptown
Oh yeah
Yeah!


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