Artist: Prince Title: Musicology Year: 2004 Tracklist: Musicology Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance A Million Days Life O the Party Call My Name Cinnamon Girl What Do U Want Me 2 Do The Marrying Kind If Eye Was the Man in Ur Life On the Couch Dear Mr. Man Reflection

Musicology

Ooh!
Lord, funky

Heard about the party now, just east o' Harlem
Doug E. gon' be there but U got 2 call him (Call him)
Even the soldiers need a break sometime
Listen 2 the groove y'all - let it unwind your mind

No intoxication unless U see what I see
Dancin' hot n' sweaty right in front of me
Oh, call it what U like, I'ma call it how it be
This is just another one of God's gifts:
Musicology

Ya gotta keep the party movin' like I told ya
Kick the old school joint 4 the true funk soldiers
Musicology

Get back!
Wait a minute, band

Wish I had a dollar 4 every time they say
Don't U miss the feeling music gave ya back in the day?
"Let's Groove", "September", Earth, Wind and Fire
"Hot Pants" by James; Sly's gonna take U higher
Minor keys and drugs don't make a rollerskate jam
Take your pick - turntable or a band?

Lord, if it ain't Chuck D. or Jam Master (Jay)
Know what? They losin'
Cuz we got a PhD in Advanced Body Movin'
Sing!

CHORUS:
Keep the party movin' just like I told ya
Kick the old school joint 4 the true funk soldiers
Musicology

Alright
Hold it down, band

Get back, fool, get back
Don't U touch my stereo
These is my records

Don't touch
Don't U ever touch
These is- these is- these is- these is my records
Musicology {x2}

Everybody get down on the up stroke!
Old school joint 4 the true funk soldiers
Ten-hut!
Good god!
Keep the part- keep the- keep- keep the party movin'
Keep the party- keep- keep- uh, don't stop dancin'

Keep- keep- keep the party movin'
Musicology
Keep- keep- keep the party movin'
Drummerman, ride on the bass
All the way to the crib

CHORUS
(That's what I'm talkin' about)
(Yeah)
(Sing!)

4 the true funk soldiers
Good god!
Alright, on the one y'all

Don't U hear this old school joint?
Don't U ever touch my stereo!
He said, "I got good 'n' plenty
Of what you need the most
And that's time"

{Tuning radio}
If I was your girlfriend... {If I Was Your Girlfriend sample}
17 days (Uh, watch it now...) {17 Days sample}
Uh! {Kiss sample}
Oh yeah! (Rockin' U coast 2 coast) {Sign 'O' The Times sample}
Little red cor-- {Little Red Corvette sample}
Hips and lips, chips and whips


Illusion, Coma, Pimp and Circumstance


CHORUS {different backgrounds in each}:
She knew which fork 2 use but she couldn't dance (Ha)
So he hipped her 2 the funk in exchange 4 the finance (Whatcha sayin'?)
Who's pimpin' who if nobody gets a second chance? (Tell me, who, who?)
This is the story of illusion, coma, pimp & circumstance (& circumstance)

She was older but rich beyond compare
She'd drop a thousand dollars at the salon just 2 get her hair did ([Salon])
He was good at compliments, better in the bunk ([Good])
She laced him with a crib in Paris, he hipped her 2 the funk

Way 2 fine, he was 4 her
A dirty dog in expensive fur
But long as she's providing chips and whips
We can do this funky thang, uh huh
'Long as she was playing the host
He figured he would make the most of them hips and lips
He hooked her up, rocked her coast 2 coast (Funky thang)

Ugly...
So ugly, but rich beyond compare
Dropped a couple hundred thousand dollars on a silver whip
Just 2 match the color of her hair (Say what?)
She said "I got plenty of what U need (And still say...)
Put the spoon down honey, c'mon, let mama feed U"
Oh!

CHORUS
(Sho' couldn't dance)
(Money)
(Who's pimpin' who?)

Where was I? Oh yeah...
A gentleman, he was
He never spoke about her nose
So prominent because in the dark it'd glow
If she was only tan instead of so lily white
Her name was Doris but he called her "Flo"
As in "rescent" - That ain't right (That ain't right)
Fluorescent every night
A situation bound 2 fail
As sho' as Doris's skin was pale
Money might talk, but what does it say?
"U better get busy if U wanna get paid"
And boy, I was fine back in the day

CHORUS
(Got the bills, y'all)
(Who's pimpin'? Nobody)
That's the story of illusion, coma, pimp & circumstance

Now, dance
Dance

He spent her money oh so well, honey
Take a bath in cold Cristal
He took a trip 2 burn an old flame in 'Frisco, like wow! (Like wow!)
When Doris caught him in her arms
She shrugged her shoulders and said "No harm
Just put your name on this pre-nup and we can all hit the disco"

CHORUS {x2}
(Yes she did)
(No, no... ah, ah, money, money, money)
(Who's pimpin'? Nobody)
(Hey, ah, oh, hey!)
(Fork 2 use)
(Huh, in exchange 4 some chips and whips)
(Hmmm... oh no, no)
(Heh heh)

Now, dance

Dance {x3}


A Million Days

It's only been an hour since U left me
But it feels like a million days
If I had a magic wand that could turn back time
I'd never let U go away
I didn't have the heart 2 say I'm sorry
Now I haven't got a heart at all
I could tolerate the pain if I could talk 2 my best friend
But U won't even call
U won't even call

Oh, yeah
U got 2 call me, baby
Yes

I'm contemplating pulling out my suitcase
And packing everything I own
I didn't back then but I do know now
Wherever U are is home
I'd crawl on my belly and beg U
But U're so far away
Only been gone 4 an hour
But it seems like a million days
A million days
A million days (Oh baby, million days)

It's only been an hour since U left me
I wish I had somebody 2 blame
But U're the perfect picture of what love should look like
And I wanna be your frame
It's only been an hour but it feels like a million days (A million days)

A million days
One hundred thousand million days
Come home, come home baby
I can't take this no more (A million days)
Better come home girl! Oh yeah!
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby (A million days)
I know I shouldn't put my faith in heroes
But I can't see U any other way (A million days)
Only been an hour since U left me, girl
Feels like a million, feels like a million days (A million days)

Come on home, baby



Life O' The Party


This is the life 'o' the party
We gon' do it right

So U're havin' a party?
Goody 4 U
All the beautiful people gonna be there?
Yeah, that's cool (That's cool)
U know U're gonna have a good time
Cuz U got the news (U got the news)
That the life 'o' the party
Is gonna party wit U (Is gonna party wit U)

We're doing our own thing (Oh, yeah)
Till the sun come up (Until the sun come up)
Sweet Candy gon' be there (Uh huh)
Yeah, it's gon' be rough (Rough!) (Said it's gonna be rough)
She ain't got no off switch
And neither do I
When U read it in the paper 2morrow
U gon' hang your head and cry

CHORUS {different backgrounds in each}:
We gonna have us a party
All are welcome 2 (Ooh!)
We ain't down with nobody
That don't party like we do (Party like we do)
Once we get it started
We got 2 go all night (Night, uh!)
This is the life 'o' the party (Oh, Lord!)
We gon' do it right

Why party in your own yard (Own yard)
When U can party in mine? (Party in mine)
All the beautiful people gonna be there
Puttin' the "I" in fine
Throw the records out my window (Oh ho!)
CDs out the door (Throw it away)
Might as well give it 2 the milkman (What?)
We don't want it no more (We don't want it no more)

Everybody can smell this funk y'all (Woo!)
Down in Atlanta, GA (What you say?)
Everybody, even 'Dre and them, know it's OK (Y'all know it's OK)
Hey, we don't need it trippin' y'all on this special day
We just callin' 2 let U know
U better not come if U can't stay, hey!

CHORUS
(Oh!)
(Once we get it started)
(We got 2 go all night)

Horns!

What's it... {echoed}
What's it gonna take 2 get your booty soakin' wet?
U and me closer baby, that's a bet

I'm the life 'o' the party
As long as I got your body
Shakin' like a leaf on a tree
Cutie, come dance with me
U and me, we got mad chemistry
Don't it make U wanna holler?
Come with the life 'o' the party, y'all
We're still makin' dollars
25 years 2 life
The judge sentenced me 2 hard labor with a knife
Making cuts 4 y'all (Ho!)
Lord, keeping the party packed, fans wall 2 wall
I don't care what they say
"He don't play the hits no more
plus I thought he was gay"

But it ain't nothing if it ain't fun
My voice is getting higher
And I ain't never had my nose done
Look out!
All the purple hippies bang your heads on the one

CHORUS
(Sing, ma!)
(Once we get it started)
(Hey!)

Hey!

Have us a party
All are welcome 2
And we ain't down with nobody
That don't party like we do (We ain't down with nobody don't party)
Once we get it started
We got 2 go all night (Hey ma)
This is the life 'o' the party (Ho!)
We gon' do it right

Woo!
Life 'o' the party
Hey
Life 'o' the party


Call My Name

Call it, call my name {x2}

Heard your voice this morning callin' out my name
It had been so long since I've heard it
That it didn't really sound quite the same, no
But it let me know that my name
Had never really been spoken before
Before the day I carried U through the bridal path door

And ever since that day I haven't wanted anyone but U
And anybody who really knows me knows the truth
That, uh...

CHORUS:
I just can't stop writing songs about U
I love U so much
I just can't wait 2 get my arms around U
And feel your touch
If I don't see U real soon, baby girl
I might go insane
I know it's only been 3 hours
But I love it when U call my name

Yes I do

Heard a voice on the news sayin' people want 2 stop the war (Stop the war)
If they had a love as sweet as U they'd forget what they were fighting 4
What's the matter with the world 2day?
Land of the free? Somebody lied
They can bug my phone, and peep around my home
They'll only see U and me making love inside

CHORUS
(Ooh, love, love, love, love)
(I can't wait, get my arms...)
(Feel your touch, yes)
(If I don't see U soon, drive me crazy)
(Call it)

Ahh, call my name {x2}

Never seen the moon look so lovely as the night I saw it with U
It let me know I'd never seen the moon before (Never seen the moon before)
So many speak of the moon as though it had no flaws
But 2 compare it 2 a beauty like yours would give one pause

Nothing about U is false, that's why your love is real
That's why your love is real (Talkin' about real love)
God forbid if U belonged 2 another I'd have 2 steal U (I've got 2 take U from your man)
I might be tempted 2 break the law 'round here (Break the law 'round here)
Because your beauty, it gives one pause (Right, yes it does)
It slows me down

CHORUS
(I... love U so much)
(Arms around U, feel your touch)
(Go insane)
(My name)

Honey, would you call it, (call it) call my name
Yeah
Call, call my name
(Prince)
That's right
And I... (Call my name)


Cinnamon Girl


As war drums beat in Babylon
Cinnamon Girl starts 2 pray
I'd never heard a prayer like this one
Never before that day

Tearful words of love 4 people she had never met before
Asking God 2 grant them mercy in this phase of holy war

Cinnamon Girl {x2}

Cinnamon Girl of mixed heritage
Never knew the meaning of color lines
911 turned that all around
When she got accused of this crime

So began the mass illusion, war on terror, alibi
What's the use when the god of confusion keeps on telling the same lie?

Cinnamon Girl {x2}

Don't cry, don't shed no tears
One lie won't make us fear
Cuz we know how this movie's ending

Cinnamon Girl

As war drums beat in Babylon
And scorch the blood red sky
Militants bomb the foreign gun
Both sides, children die

Cinnamon Girl opens the book she knows will settle all the scores
Then she prays after the war that there will not be any more

Cinnamon Girl {x3}

Don't worry, baby, it's gon' be alright, yeah

Cinnamon Girl



What Do U Want Me 2 Do?


I see U picked me out from the crowd
Could it be the way I play guitar?
Master of the soft, not 2 loud
One day, maybe I will be a star
I see U picked me out like U want something
But shame on U, baby, can't U see this ring?

CHORUS:
What do U want me 2 do, girl?
What do U want me 2 do, babe?
What do U want me 2 do, girl?
What do U want me 2 do, babe?

I got a woman, U got a man
So we got 2 do what's right
I said U'd get beheaded in other lands
If I were in your arms 2night
Quit tryin' 2 get me under that icy plunder
Boy, oh boy, what a scare, ooh

CHORUS

U picked me out of the crowd
And ooh, just so bold and so proud
And dressed like U want everybody 2 just say, "Wow!
Didn't her mama teach her better?"
Ow, dressed like that, somebody gon' get her

I see U picked me from the crowd
Could it be the way I play guitar?
Master of the soft, not 2 loud
I don't ever really wanna be where U are, where U are, no

What do U want me 2 do, girl?
Tell me, what do U want me 2 do, babe?
What do U want me 2 do, girl?
Tell me, tell me, what do U want me 2 do, babe?
I ain't tryin' 2 do that
What do U want me 2 do, girl?

{laughter}

{conversation in Italian:}
Non preoccuparti per me, IO stò bene. {Don't worry about me, I'm fine.}
Anche senza di lui. {Even if I'm without him.}
Sono arrivata in questo mondo da sola. {I arrived in this world alone.}
Sono arrivato così, ma non voglio lasciarlo. {I arrived this way, but I don't want 2 leave him.}
Perchè? {Why?}
Perchè gli uomini non ci amano così solo così..come noi ci meritiamo?! {Why don't men love us as we deserve?}


The Marrying Kind


If U leave her now
U're never gonna 2 see her again (Never, no)
She's gonna need a shoulder 2 cry on
She's gonna need a friend
She's gonna need a pillow case - something 2 put those tears on
And I've got some purple satin laces
One second later than the second U're gone

She's gonna miss U at first
But then she's gonna buy me things
That's when I'm gonna lay her
'cross my piano stool and sing 2 her:

CHORUS:
Honey, I tried 2 tell him
That U were the marrying kind
A faithful one-man woman
Best he would ever find
I guess he wasn't trying 2 hear that
So there ain't nothing left 2 say
I tried 2 tell him if U run 2 me
I, I won't run away

If U leave her now
U'll never get another glimpse
I'm gonna lace her with enough ice to recap the pole
There might be another solar eclipse
She gonna find out what I like upon my eggs
My bath water and how I like 2 be touched
(My bath water and how I like 2 be touched)
I'm gonna put her on the same diet Missy went on
U know she eat 2 much 2night

She's gonna miss U at first
Then she'll get used 2 me (Used 2 me)
All of the tricks I would try
2 make her take this ring and make love 2 me

CHORUS
(I tried)
(Talkin' 'bout a faithful)
(Never gonna ever find)
(He wasn't even tryin')
(Nothin' left 2 say)

Run away {x3}
Don't run away


If I Was The Man In Ur Life

If I was the man in your life
I'd make U happy, I'd treat U right
I'd buy U flowers every single day
Give U power, I'd do whatever U say

I heard a rumor that your man he said he'd do U wrong
And U're so vain U'd think that U're the one behind this song
Surely U know he got plenty lyrics, yeah, up his sleeve
And after he got what he want He'd just go up and leave

And Sunday chocolate on the roof right after his game
He like the Lakers but the Sixers on when he came
If he's with another now U best believe the party's crackin'
U gettin' played girl, U better get your mack on

And do unto others as they do unto U
And call me on the day that U and him are just 2 through

CHORUS {last chorus has different backgrounds}:
If I was the man in your life
I'd make U happy, I'd treat U right (I, I)
I'd buy U flowers every single day (I, I, I, I would buy U... buy U, yes I would)
I'd give U power, I'd do whatever U say

Was it U that I saw outside the liquor store
Waiting on that fool 2 purchase what U'd been dying 4?
Never thought I'd see a drop of spirit ever bring U down
Now U got that chocolate barracuda hangin' 'round

Hangin' 'round your neck like a cheap gold chain
He don't deserve 2 say that he ever knew your name
Much less he get 2 smell the perfume I gave U
Please don't tell me that U all got down

Better do unto others as they do unto U
And call me on the day (Call me on the day)
Call me on the day that U and him are just 2 through

CHORUS
(Yeah)
(I would make U happy, don't U know?)
(I would treat U so, so right)
(Oh, oh, flowers, I would)
(Give U power, darlin')
(Do whatever U say)


On The Couch

Come on, baby
Don't make me sleep on the couch
No, no, no
"Love Jones" is on the TV again, baby
Ooh, I wanna go down south, yeah

Come on, baby
Come on baby (U know)
It's undignified 2 sleep alone
Oh, yes it is
That's what all the people who ain't got nobody do
U know they do
Talkin' on the telephone (Talkin' on the phone)
Hey, yeah

(Looka here...)
Don't make me crash
Don'tcha do it, baby
Don'tcha do it, uh-uh
(Don't make me sleep) Without your kiss
Oh darlin' (Without your kiss)
Don'tcha make me do it, oh
Tossin' and a-turnin'
And every inch of me yearnin', baby oh

Don'tcha make me... {x7}
Don'tcha make me suffer this

Oh, I know, I know, I know, I know we agreed (We agreed 2 be married)
U know I know
Shouldn'ta let me unzip your dress
Why'd U do it, baby?
Why'd U do it?
Oh yeah!

Confess, U tease, unless U please (Confess, tease, please, please)
Don't make me, don't make me sleep out on the couch


Dear Mr. Man


What's wrong with the world 2day?
Things just got 2 get better
Show me what the leaders say
Maybe we should write a letter

Say dear Mr. Man, we don't understand
Why poor people keep struggling but U don't lend a helping hand
Matthew 5:5 say, "The meek shall inherit the earth"
We wanna be down that way
But U been trippin' since the day of your birth

Who said that 2 kill is a sin (Tell me who said?)
And started every single war that your people been in?
Who said that water is a precious commodity (Who said?)
Then dropped a big old black oil slick in the deep blue sea?

Who told me, Mr. Man, that workin' 'round the clock
Would buy me a big house in the hood?
Cigarette ads on every block?
Who told me, Mr. Man, that I got a right 2 moan?
How about this big ol' hole in the ozone?

What's wrong with the world 2day?
Things just got 2 get better
Dear Mr. Man, we don't understand
Maybe we should write a letter

Solo

Listen, ain't no sense in voting - same song with a different name
Might not be in the back of the bus but it sho' feel just the same
Ain't nothing fair about welfare
Ain't no assistance in AIDS (No! No!)
Ain't nothing affirmative about your actions till the people get paid

Your thousand years are up
Now U got 2 share the land
Section 1 - the 14th amendment says:
"No state shall deprive any person of life,
liberty, or property, without due process of law"
Mr. Man, we want 2 end this letter with 3 words:
We tired o'y'all

Tired, tired
Sick and tired of being tired
Dear Mr. Man
(Go on, now)
Hey! What's wrong with the world 2day? {fade out}
Things just got 2 get better
Dear Mr. Man



Reflection


2 7's 2gether
Like time, indefinite
Try 2 catch the glass before it falls
Without a frown, can U turn up the stereo?
I wanna play U this old song
It's about love
Huh, can I do that?

Did we remember 2 water the plants 2day?
I forgot 2 look up at the moon because
I was 2 busy, said I was 2 busy
I was 2 busy looking at U, babe

Still it's nice 2 know, that uh
If bodies wear out we can get another
What does that one thing have 2 do with the other one?
I don't know, I was just thinking bout my... mother

U know what?
Turn the stereo back down
Ain't nothing worse than an old worn out love song
Tell me, do U like my hair this way?
Remember all the way back in the day
When we would compare whose afro was the roundest?

Mirrored tiles, huh
Above the bed
Fishin' nets and posters
All over the walls, aw yeah
(Sometimes) Sometimes, I just wanna go sit out on the stoop
And uh, play my guitar
Just watch all the...
All the cars go by