Artist: Prince Title: 1-1800 New funk Year: 1993 Tracklist: Minneapolis 4:27 Hollywood 4:34 Love Sign 4:32 If U 2Night 4:20 Color 4:21 2gether 5:08 Standing At The Altar 3:55 You Will Be Moved 4:12 17 {instrumental} 5:24 A Woman's Gotta Have It 4:31 Minneapolis Reprise 0:39

M P L(L) S

I used 2 play the gig at Archie's Bunker
Then I up and joined the Jeffersons
I was in a band with Lenny Kravitz's mama (Your mother)
Friday night was good every now and then
Now I'm old and doin' so much better (So much better)
Sellin' the wax out the back o' my Subaru
Now I cut this groove with a group called Minneapolis (Minneapolis)
In this here groove, they know just what 2 do, do
CHORUS:
MPLS funkin' house from east 2 west
MPLS funkin' (Shut up)
MPLS - Clinton listen, A on test
MPLS funkin' (Shut up)
(Funkin')
Other people's parties they be fightin'
They're pullin' the guns and actin' like a fool
The way I see it, the more good they be writin'
Makin' U wish that U stayed in a funky school (School)
First class - Guitar 101, James Brown - second hour
Horn part, U ain't got none unless U got Tower of Power
Bootsy will teach U all U need 2 know about the booty bass (Y'all are crazy)
And if U can't play 7, 7 on the drums, U better not show your face (U ain't funky)
CHORUS
Funkin'
Nobody buy my joint, it's cool cuz I got one (Hell yeah)
All the others cut 4 radio and cheat the fan
Good time - take us 2 the stage and watch us move your big butt
Cuz everybody, everybody's gettin' funky in this band
Who's in the band guys?
Sgt. Rock (Sonny T, yeah, that's..that's me) (M) (P)
Sittin' in from St. Paul (We're the S-t-e-e-l-e-s) (L) (S)
Cutie Pie on vocals (Jam) (M)
And by way of Queens (Master T) (P) (L) (S)
Hey, U ain't supposed 2 be on this record
MPLS funkin' house from east 2 west
MPLS funkin' (Shut up)
MPLS - Clinton listen, A on test
MPLS funkin'
We just keep funkin'
We just keep funkin'
Get funky
Party people steady pumpin'
Party people steady pumpin'


Hollywood

San Diego Freeway northbound around
Culver City Westwood into Beverly Hills
U've gone Hollywood
I'm gonna look, I won't touch
Oh it's live but then, thanks very much
Where the happening be at 2 night it's Hollywood
As I stepped out on my front porch
4 miles around I see
Hollywood the way she once was
Hollywood the way she be
As I step back upon my back terrace
Amongst the pretty leaves on my lemon tree
San Fernando Valley way below
I'm struttin' 2 the east side of Hollywood
I'm stompin' on the west side of Hollywood
I'm steppin' 2 the north side of Hollywood
I'm struttin' 2 the south side of Hollywood
CHORUS:
Holly wants 2 go 2 California (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly would if Holly could (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly she belongs in California (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly would if Holly could (Livin' in Hollywood)
Say U want 2 be in the moviestars
Bourgeois, Intercontinental never know where U are
U've gone Hollywood
I was caught out on the beat
Without even a single piece of ID
And the man said 2 me it's who U know in Hollywood
Hollywood
I'm funkin' on the north side of Hollywood
I'm kickin' on the east side of Hollywood
I'm steppin' 2 the west side of Hollywood
CHORUS
Holly wants 2 go
San Diego Freeway northbound around
Culver City Westwood into Beverly Hills
U've gone Hollywood
I'm gonna look, I won't touch
Oh it's live but then, thanks very much
Where the happening be at 2 night it's Hollywood
Holly wants 2 go 2 California (California) (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly would if Holly could (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly needs 2 be in California (Livin' in Hollywood)
And she wants 2 shine (Livin' in Hollywood)
Like the Hollywood sign (Livin' in Hollywood)
Oh, sure 7 fine (California) (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly's going 2 California (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly would, Holly would if Holly could (Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly
Holly
I'm on back upon my back terrace
Amongst the pretty leaves on my lemon tree
Holly looks good 2 me
(Livin' in Hollywood)
(Livin' in Hollywood)
Oh, existin' ha!
(Livin' in Hollywood)
Oh, in Hollywood
(Livin' in Hollywood)
Holly would if Holly could
(Livin' in Hollywood) {repeat to fade}


Love Sign

Love sign {fade in}
Love sign (Get up)
Love sign (Get up)
Pop, pop, pop go the pistol
Bang, bang, bang go the gun (Get up)
CHORUS:
If U're sick of evil knocking on your door
Throw up the love sign once and 4 ever more (2 signs of the times)
If U'd rather make love and have a little fun
Throw up the love sign everybody and not the gun (Time is passing, passing is time)
In a chariot of red and gold
The cool, fuzzy voice said "Come save your soul"
Before the fear of rejection reared its head
He stood before the masses and calmly said
CHORUS
In the day of where and why we all belong
Don't nobody wanna hear a silly love song
And if they did then we would sing it on the news
While U're aiming your gun at me and I'm aiming back at U
CHORUS
Pop, pop, pop go the pistol
Bang, bang, bang go the gun (Get up)
Pop, pop, pop go the pistol
Bang, bang, bang go the gun (Get up)
If U only had one year left 2 live (Get up)
What good is the time U spend if U got no love 2 give? (Get up)
Let's all get up off the front (get up off the front) and find a cause 2 back (cause 2 back)
Then we could teach the babies replications of the act, of the act
If U're sick of evil knocking on your door
(Sick of evil knockin', yeah)
Throw up the love sign once and 4ever more (2 signs of the times)
(Then ev..everybody love)
If U'd rather make love and have a little fun
(We can have a little fun)
Throw up the love sign everybody and not the gun (Time is passing, passing is time)
(Everybody, oh yeah)
If U're sick of evil knocking on your door
(Oh yeah)
Throw up the love sign once and 4ever more (2 signs of the times)
If U'd rather make love and have a little fun
(Make a little love now)
Throw up the love sign everybody and not the gun
(We can make love instead of guns, oh) (Time is passing, passing is time)
Pop, pop, pop go the pistol
Bang, bang, bang go the gun (x4)
Show us the love sign, we want the love sign (Get up)
Show us the love sign (Get up)
Show us the love sign (2 signs of the times), we want the love sign (Get up)
Show us (2 signs of the times) the love sign (Get up)
Love sign
(Pop, pop, pop go the pistol)
(Bang, bang, bang go the gun)
We want the love sign
Love sign
(Pop, pop, pop go the pistol)
(Bang, bang, bang go the gun)
Love sign
(Pop, pop, pop go the pistol)
(Bang, bang, bang go the gun)
We want the love sign
Love sign
(Pop, pop, pop go the pistol)
(Bang, bang, bang go the gun) {repeat to fade}


If I Love U 2night

Funny that U should call
I was just sittin' by the telephone
Lookin' 4 a remedy
4 all my misery
I'm sorry 4 what I said
It's just that I didn't think our first date should be in bed
Ooooh, I wanna let U be the one
But U oughta know I'm lookin' 4 a boy that'll want me 4 more than one night of fun
CHORUS:
If I love U 2 night
Promise me that U'll stay with me 'til the morning light
(Baby, can U stay until the morning light?)
Talk 2 me, tell me a story
Just tell me U'll hold me tight (Hold me)
If I love U 2 night
I want U, this is true
When U looked at me, I knew
This ain't no matter of pride (No no)
It's just that when tomorrow comes I want U here by my side
CHORUS
I'm lookin' 4 a boy, he don't have 2 be pure
(I am looking 4 a boy)
He just gotta be sho'nuff secure
(Sho'nuff secure)
If U want a lover, I'm the remedy
(I am the remedy, the remedy)
But boy, U gotta tell me what U gonna do 4 me
(What U gonna do, what U gonna do 4 me?)
If I love U 2 night
Promise me that U'll stay with me 'til the morning light
(Say that U'll stay until the morning light)
Talk 2 me, tell me a story
Just tell me U'll hold me tight (Hold me, hold me)
I'll make U breakfast, I'll drive U 2 work boy, I'll treat U right
Promise me that U'll stay with me 'til the morning light
If I love U 2 night (If I love U 2 night)
Oh yeah, baby
I wanna give U my love
But U gotta promise me (If I love U 2 night)
That U'll love me 4 ever
Uh, yeah baby (If I love U 2 night)
Uh, just like that, yeah
Ah, yeah
Right there


Color

Color me black if U color me just like U
Color me angry if U color me less than I do
(Whoa, what's your color?)
Yeah, what's your color?
(Whoa, what's your color?)
What's your color?
Color me happy if U teach me what I need 2 know
Color me gone if U don't, if U don't cuz every child needs 2 grow
This I know
(Whoa, what's your color?)
Oh, what's your color, yeah?
I wanna know
(Whoa, what's your color?)
Oh, what's your color?
Listen (Listen)
Love is my color when I'm shown love in return
But when I am not, it's a bet U can guess what I have learned
What's my color?
Hey
Color me green (Color me green) if I cannot have what U've got
Color me blue (Blue) until I do cuz the fire will sho'nuff be hot
Yes it will
(Whoa, what's your color?)
What's your color, yeah?
Hey yeah
(Whoa, what's your color?)
What's your color, yeah?
Oh, make me a promise (Make me a promise)
Oh, make me a promise (That whatever U color me) that whatever U color me
U will at least color me then I can color U 2
What's your color?
(Whoa, what's your color?)
What's your color, yeah?
Hey
Color
(Whoa, what's your color?)
What's your color?
(Whoa, what's your color?)
What's your color, yeah?
What's your color?
Make it Love
What's your color?
Mine is Love
(Whoa, what's your color?) Yeah
(Whoa, what's your color?)
What's your color?
(Whoa, what's your color?)


2gether

Yeah
2gether
Your boy got popped in the driveby yesterday
He'll be lucky if he makes it through the night is what the doctors say
U can take revenge or U can be the one 2 break the chain
U look up in the sky 4 an answer and it starts 2 rain
What are we (What are we) if we're not 2gether? (If we're not 2gether)
How do we (How do we) make a life that's better? (Yeah)
Cuz when we (Cuz when we) be killin' one another (Take each other out)
How do we (Huh, how) call each other brother? (Mmm, check it now)
U tell me
What's the chance of a brother gettin' off the block?
What's the chance, not a damn if all he wanna do is sell chicken wings and the rock
(Chicken wing and the rock)
U can blame the system, U can be the one 2 even the score, huh
Yeah, huh, U look up in the sky 4 an answer and it starts 2 pour
Drop it, huh
What are we (What are we) if we're not 2gether? (If we're not 2gether)
How do we (How do we) make a life that's better? (Yeah)
Cuz when we (Cuz when we) be killin' one another (Take each other out)
How do we (Huh, how) call each other brother?
U tell me (Tell'em)
Why is slangin' them thangs, coppin' the strobe, flashin' the sign
Key topics on the young black mind?
Cuz it's the picture that we give'em and they illustrate
Black on black genocide is started 2 escalate
Every brother ain't a brother cuz o' color, this is true
But I can still say 2 my brother "Much love boo"
Please Lord, give me the strength and make it quick
Cuz my people won't take another nightstick, huh
What are we (What are we) if we're not 2gether? (If we're not 2gether)
How do we (How do we) make a life that's better? (Yeah)
Cuz when we (Cuz when we) be killin' one another (Take each other out)
How do we (How do we) (I don't know) call each other brother?
U tell me
Yo, it's simple
From the old 2 the young
2 uplift we must give the gift
Give the knowledge, that is
Teach our young
That all in life ain't fun
And 2 make a life that's better
My people must stick 2gether
The choice is yours
What are we if we're not 2gether?
How do we make a life that's better?
Cuz when we be killin' one another
How do we call each other brother?
What are we (What are we) if we're not 2gether? (If we're not 2gether)
How do we (How do we) make a life that's better? (2gether)
Cuz when we (Cuz when we) be killin' one another (Be killin' one another)
How do we (How do we) call each other brother?
U tell me
2gether {x2}


Standing At The Altar

Why?
I got the news just yesterday
They said U up and ran away
All because of what somebody said
I spent my wedding night alone in bed
Cuz U left me standing at the altar
U left big tears in my eyes (Tears in my eyes)
U didn't even stop 2 ask me who, what or where or why
Ever since the day that we first met
Everybody been jealous as they could get (They could get)
People sayin' this and sayin' that (Sayin' that)
Struck us, struck us out before we even got 2 bat
Hey, U left me standing at the altar
U left big tears in my eyes (Tears in my eyes)
U didn't even stop 2 ask me who, what or where or why
How could U do this, how could U leave?
When U knew how much U meant 2 me (U meant 2 me)
I gave 2 U more than I've given any friend
Just 2 have U give it all back in the end
U left my poor heart broken
U left my world in a daze (In a daze)
If I could, I'd write a letter 2 U
But I don't know what 2 say, I don't know what 2 say
I got the news just yesterday
They said U up and ran away
If there's a God way up above
One day U'll have 2 answer 2 Him 4 my love
U left me standing at the altar
U left big tears in my eyes
U didn't even stop 2 ask me who, what or where or why
U left my poor heart broken
U left my world in a daze (In a daze)
If I could, I'd write a letter 2 U
But I don't know what 2 say, I don't know what 2 say
(U left me standing at the altar)
U better stop doggin' me baby, yeah
I can't take it no more
I can't take it no more, baby
(U left my poor heart broken)


You Will Be Moved

U will be moved when the baby lets out his very first cry
U will be moved when U think of how hard he'll have 2 try
He'll grow up on an empty stomach, but he'll try his best 2 listen
2 the teacher readin' from a schoolbook with half the pages missin'
CHORUS:
Surely when the rain comes, U will be moved
La da da da da
See the video
U will be moved, and U will be when the baby makes all the grades
U will be moved, and U will be when they still don't hire him anyway
Moved by a system without one single guarantee
That an education is the answer and love will set us free
CHORUS
Oh, U will be moved when the rain comes, oh yes, U will be moved
When the streets overflow with angry souls, that's when U see the truth
When the pain that U've inflicted comes back on your door 2 roost (Back on your door 2 roost)
That's when U'll see the future (future), but U won't see U
CHORUS
U will be moved when the whip comes down on the back of one of your own
U will be moved when U look 4 compassion but U find U're all alone
Moved, and U will be when U are, that's when U'll know
That the bread U share is better than the blood that your deeds have caused 2 flow
(That the bread is better than the blood)
CHORUS
Hey, U will be moved when the rain comes, oh yes, U will be moved
When the streets all flow with angry souls, that's when U'll see the truth
When the pain that U've inflicted comes back on your door 2 roost (Back on your door 2 roost)
That's when U'll see the future (future), but U won't see U
I said surely when the rain comes, U will be moved
La da da da da (La da da da da)
See the video
Hey, surely, surely, surely (when the rain comes)
Surely y'all
Ow, la da da da da


17

Instrumental

A Woman's Gotta Have It
Oh oh oh (A woman's gotta have it)
(A woman's gotta have it)
Do the things that keep a smile on her face
Say the words that make her feel better every day
U betcha better keep on your P's and Q's
If U don't, your woman U could easily lose
Oh, I had love, a true love and I lost it
And no one seems 2 understand about the pain that it cost me
A woman's gotta have it, I believe
She's got 2 know that she's needed around
When U kiss her, U got 2 make her feel it
She wants 2 know that she's not walking on shaky ground
When U miss her, U got 2 be 4-realin'
Make her know that she's needed around
Don't take 4 granted the smile upon her face
Check a little bit closer, U might find a tear trace
Maybe the little girl never said a mufflin' word
But she's got 2 know that her voice is heard
Oh, I had love, a true love and I lost it
And no one seems 2 understand about the pain that it cost me
A woman's gotta have it, I believe that I should know
She's got 2 know that she's needed around
When U kiss her, U got 2 make her feel it
She wants 2 know that she's not walking on shaky ground
When U miss her, U got 2 be 4-realin'
Make her know that she's needed around
Oh, I had love, a true love and I lost it
Now I'm sufferin' all this pain that the true love cost me
A woman's gotta have it, I believe that I should know
She's got 2 know that she's needed around
When U kiss her, U got 2 make her feel it
She wants 2 know that she's not walking on shaky ground
When U miss her, U got 2 be 4-realin'
Make her know that she's needed around
A woman's gotta have it (A woman's gotta have it) {repeat to fade}


Minneapolis Reprise