Art Official Age Album Lyrics by Prince


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Art Official Age Lyrics
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Art Official Cage

Welcome home class
You come a long way
(You come a long way)

Come on let's go
Free people, come on let's go
Free the people
Free the people

Eye woke up in the city in a bit of a rage
Trying to free my mind from this art official cage
? from an early age

A place in heaven far off in the future

Come on let's go
Free the people, come on let's go
Art official
Art official cage

Ghettos 2 the left of me, Marz 2 the right
Why does my kingdom come only where's at night
Why should I expect if eye'm not willing 2 fight
A place in heaven somewhere in the future

Art official, art official
Art official cage

Louder than a bomb since the day of my birth
Got me second class when eye got here first
Lovely score but how am eye supposed 2 know what it's worth
Art official age in the future

Free the people, come on let's go
Starting from the top getting higher so
Never going back underwater, no
Brand new boogie without the hero
Sure Minneapolis get this, no
Eye'm going up lady liberty's dress and blow, blow, blow

Art Official, free the people
Art official, art official
Cage, cage, cage

Art official cage
We need you to tell us what u know
We need you to tell us what u know

Art official cage
Art official cage
Art official cage
Art official cage, cage, cage, cage, cage, cage, cage



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Clouds

You should never underestimate the power of
A kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A kiss on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get a flower
Don't matter what the hour
Just rub it on her back, rub it on her back, rub it on her back

In this brand new age we do everything
Quick, fast, in a hurry
All of our life's a stage
Everybody stars, reality so blurry
If you scream out loud, loud
Top of your voice be higher than the crowd (no)
Tattoo-less and proud, yeah
We'll get to something higher that doesn't require clouds
No, we don't need no clouds, no

You should never underestimate the power of
A kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A kiss on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get a flower
Don't matter what the hour
Just rub it on her back, rub it on her back, rub it on her back
All over me

I'm gonna give you something baby
But I wonder does it really even matter if it ain't on a stage
If it ain't on a stage
I don't really think it matters in this brand new age

When life's a stage, in this brand new age
How do we engage?
Bullying just for fun
No wonder there's so many guns
Maybe we're better off in space

Mr. Nelson, Mr. Nelson, can you hear my voice?
Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy
And you're probably going to find it hard to speak
But don't try to talk or process too much now
We just want to let you know that the medication you were given
Has put you in a suspended animation for quite some time
Well, in fact, about 45 years
But where you are now
Is a place that doesn't require time
That saying, you are completely safe
And we are here to help you

You should never underestimate the power of
A kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A kiss on the neck
It's in my power to love you
It's in my power to love you up
It's in my power to love you

It's in my power to love you up



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Breakdown

Listen to me closely as the story unfolds
This could be the saddest story even been told
I used to want the house with the biggest pool
I've been missing out I just feel like a fool

Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down

I used to throw the party at the New Year's Eve
First one intoxicated, last one to leave
Waking up in places that you would never believe
Give me back the time, you can keep the memories

Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down

Every book I've read said that I would meet somebody like you
Whenever I was sorry, so sorry for the things I used to do
A journal full of numbers that I used to go through
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) all behind me now, all because of you

Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down

You keep breaking me, you keep breaking me down
I don't wanna walk out
Don't wanna go down, down, down

See there's a door that you can walk through
Where there used to be a wall
I don't care, it's cool as long as you catch me baby
(Catch me when I fall) If there's ever a fall
Closer to the breakdown, the closer we get



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The Gold Standard




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U Know

Put your hands together
Nothing like this
Surprise, surprise
Another treat, another trick
This is sweet, which ones which?

For the record let me state that I never had a reason
To break contractual endeavour or sever a relationship
With anyone I pleasure, pleasure
For the playa let me stop and say that I only
Payed attention when I heard you only mentioned that he
Tried to take your treasure, treasure (Ohh no he didn't)
And as a matter of fact I would have gave you back
But then he had a heart attack when you made impact
And said his shack without you would be better, better (See what I really mean is, uhh)
But see what I really mean is that our future queen
Should never be in frustration with this rock and roll machine
Oh no not ever, ever (Yeah, U know)

[x2]
U know how much I want you
U know how much I care
When he gone U know I'm gonna flaunt U
U know, U know, U know

If you really wanna find the answer to this cancer
Then we must rewind
Then never mind the first opinion (You better ask somebody else)
To run this game requires fame, your soul and name
And nothing gained unless it's sacrificed my dear
It's only plain for this dominion
And your question of the deal is meant with another demand
To kneel and reprimand concealed allegations of your sinning, sinning (Uhh, what's that all about?)
That's why I'm, I'm
Feminine rising, not surprising
Recognizing that the power of the breasts is just a test
That you'll be winning, winning (You got this, baby)

[x2]
U know how much I want you
U know how much I care
When he gone U know I'm gonna flaunt U
U know, U know, U know

There it is
Put your head down
Just, just [?] self



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Breakfast Can Wait

Hey baby, where you going?
No please don't rush off so soon
If you leave me like this
What I'm gonna do

[Chorus:]
Finally my eyes are open
I dream about you all night long
The only thing that I've been hoping for
is before you to go to work babe, we get it on
I ain't tryin' to make you blush,
But I just wanted to tell ya, I think you're great
I know you're late, but I need another taste,
Breakfast can wait!

[Verse 1:]
Grits and gravy, cheese eggs and jam
Can nobody cook it like you girl
No ma'am!
This here early morning, need something else on my plate
I think I want another bite of you
Breakfast can wait!
Breakfast can wait
You really put it on me
You shut it down last night
I thought the police was gonna come (last night)
Loud, yeah, cryin'
Yeah, I ain't tryin' to make you blush
I just think you're great
Ain't no need to rush,
Breakfast can wait

[Chorus:]
Finally my eyes are open
I dream about you all night long
The only thing that I've been hoping for
is before you to go to work babe, we get it on
I ain't tryin' to make you blush,
But I just wanted to tell ya, I think you're great
I know you're late, but I need another taste,
Breakfast can wait!

[Verse 2:]
Hotcakes smothered in honey
(wait a minute)
I'm gon' have to pass
Fresh cup of coffee, no, no
I'd rather have you in my glass
Only thing's that gonna sweeten my tongue
Only thing that's gonna last now
Is another bite of you babe
Breakfast can wait

[Chorus:]
Finally my eyes are open
I dream about you all night long
The only thing that I've been hoping for
Is before you to go to work babe, we get it on
I ain't tryin' to make you blush,
But I just wanted to tell ya, I think you're great
I know you're late, but I need another taste,
Breakfast can wait!
Breakfast can wait!

[Verse 3:]
Can't stop even if the ṗolice come
Breakfast can wait!
I got a double time, kick drum
Breakfast, breakfast
You can't leave a black man in this state
Breakfast can wait!
Oh no
Breakfast, breakfast can wait!
Come here baby, let me put you on my plate
Hey now
Breakfast can wait!
Better call your job yeah
Breakfast can wait!
Tell 'em you gon' be late
Breakfast can wait!
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Prince is in charge now
Nice one
Breakfast can wait!
Breakfast can wait!
Breakfast can wait!
You're the only thing I need
Breakfast can wait!
Sweetness in my tongue
Breakfast can wait!
Come here baby, let me show you where I'm from
Breakfast can wait!
Yeah
Breakfast can wait!
Oh, you know you might need to pray for me
You might need to come again
Breakfast can wait!
Oh yeah-yeah



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This Could Be Us

U ready?
Naw... U ain't ready (no you aint ready)
I mean ready for us.

U know u want me like a new pair of shoes

This could be us
But u b playin'
This could be us
But u keep on foolin' around
Ure the cage to me dove
I'm just saying
Forever and ever in love
Oh baby yeah, this could be us.

U know u want me like a new pair of shoes

This could be... us
This could be us

U... u say u ain't ready
Ready to go steady
Ain't ready for 'us' (no)
Cuz what I got make u weak in in the knees
Take your energy (oh baby)
make u sleep for a week
Sex with me ain't enough
That's why we gotta do it metaphysically

This could be...us
This could be us
This could be...us
This could be us

I...I know ure loving your freedom
Cuz yo freedom (freedom) is payin' yo bills ?oh funky dolla?
Yes it is
Boyfriends, u think u don't need 'em
But in the middle of the cold, cold night
I think u will, sho' u right

This could be us "yes"
But u b playin' (oh yeah...)
This could be us (you sho' nuff could be)
But u keep on foolin' around

We...we come up on a crossroad
And we got to decide (deside)
Which way to turn,
which way "yes" which way to turn
Are we gonna go (Are we gonna go) Go (Are we gonna)
Over the bridge... Over the bridge (Over the bridge) before, before it burns
Don't u let it burn, let it burn, baby

This could be....us
This could be us (oh yeah)
This could be...us
Oh u gotta stop playing' baby

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That a woman needs love (L-O-V-E) love
Like a river flow, like a river flow inside
If its good that's all she thinking of
Metaphysical (?? ??)

Sleep alone if you wanna (nothing mystical... ???)
But like a new pair of shoes
(after that) U gonna wanna show me off to your friends
(cant beleive my purple psychadelic pimp slap)
When I ....ooooohhh...
This right here..

This could be...
us
This could be...us
Oh u gotta stop playing' baby This right here, this could be us
This could be us honey
honey
honey
honey
But u keep on foolin' around
See that Ure the cage to me dove
I'm just saying (I'm just saying)
Forever and ever in love
Oh Baby yeah, this could be us.

This could be...us
This could be us
This could be (This could be us)...us

This could be us

This could be us

Can't u see it baby
Ure the cage to my dove
Only one I been dreaming of
Forever and ever in love
Ohh baby yeah, This could, this could be.. this could be us

But u don't...have.... Time.....for.....me.....no.....more



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What It Feels Like

Been a couple hundred hours since he got Ur call
U use 2 treat me like David, but now I feel like Saul
Been making it rain all around the world
What difference does it make when the boy ain't got his girl?

This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe

Ur name's not David and it sure ain't Saul
Maybe U have no business writing on my wall
Springtime on the Philistines b4 the middle of the fall (Middle of the fall)
Silly rabbit needs 2 stop doin' tricks if U wanna get my call
(If U wanna get my call)

This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like
(This is what it feels like, babe)
This is what it feels like, baby
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like, babe

Everybody goes up and down in a lifetime love affair
Makin' up, just breakin' up and pullin' each other's hair
What I wouldn't give 2 have U right here next 2 me
Show U want I really feel about U, well listen and U will see

This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like
Yeah
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like, babe

The art of seduction, U and me is the right equation
And all U need 2 reach my lovin' is why I stare down a muffin
I can't wait 2 be Ur baby... baby, here I am... just take me

This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, baby
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like
This is what it feels like, babe
This is what it feels like, babe




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Affirmation I & II




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Way Back Home

Any person or object whatsoever
That requires your attention
Is something that has veered
from its path
And preordained destiny
of total enlightenment

I never wanted a typical life
scripted role, huh...trophy wife
All I ever wanted, to b left alone
See my beds made up at night
Cuz in my dreams I roam
Just trying to find, trying to find
My way back, back home

So many reasons why
There's so many reasons why
I don't belong here
But now that I am I
Without fear I am
Gonna conquer with no fear
Until I find my way back home
Until I find my way back home
Find my way back home

Most people in this world are born dead
But I was born alive
I was born with this dream
With a dream outside my head
That I could find my way back home
My my way way back home

Is this the way?

Power to the ones, power to the ones
who could raise a child like me
The path was set
But if u look the truth will set us free
I've heard about those happy endings
But it's still a mystery
Lemme tell u about me
I'm happiest when I can see
My way back home
Can u see my way back
my way back home



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Funknroll

So finally beloved we meet at last
Middle of the here, nevermind the past
Only way to get to where you never been
Is to party like you ain't gonna party again

[Chorus:]
Let's funk, let's roll
Get it turned up, get it out of control
Getting to the rhythm is good for the soul
Let's funk, let's roll
Get it turned up, get it out of control
Come on everybody, let's funknroll

Whether you are coming by bus or train
Shade throwers hating like they're going insane
Million dollar party to their nickel and dime
Another mother further you're committing a crime

[Chorus]

Only way to last 'til the break of dawn
Put your phone down now and get your party on
Who you gonna call when it's obvious dear?
Everyone you know is rocking up in here, so let's funk

[Chorus]



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Time

This song about time
Say its about time
About time that u
R around

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Alone with u

I think I'm running out of patience
I think I'm running out of lies
I think its 'bout time I tell the truth
Instead of these alibi's

Well...
I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

No more peace and quiet
I wonder why
A party full of drunken fools
I betcha some will b the rushing tide
Splashin all over u

I don't wanna work another day baby
No no stay with me
I wish u coulda stay with me
Stay with me
I don't think it matters anyway
It don't matter girl
For u I'm as rich as I could be
Baby baby

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
I know u know
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

Sho 'nuff

Sugar well I'm thinking
That u really need 2 b my pet
And let me put u in my little cage
C'mon
Im sick and tired of playing hard to get
With an animal that's half my age
Sugar well well
My heads a little dizzy
My heads spinning 'round and 'round
Another dirty hotel room
Another lonely town

I need some time to rest?
I need some time with u

This is what it feels like

I know what I wanna do

This is what it feels like

Gonna lemme tell u one time

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

Oh oh I think I need u 2 b my girl
Travel with me around the world
Baby baby
So no paper
This works out fine
But not half as fine
As when I get time
With u

Sugar have u heard

I think its 'bout time
That I got time
Alone with u
Cuz ure so fine
When I get mine
Baby u can too

Down down down

I think its 'bout time
that I got time
with u
so fine
I get mine
Baby u can too

U, u, u, u
Baby baby u can to!
Ooh ooh oh...



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Affirmation III

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