Saturday, April 23, 2016

Let's Go Crazy by Prince

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here 2 tell u
There's something else
The afterworld

A world of never ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night

So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
U know the one - Dr Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby

'Cuz in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You're on your own

And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
Go crazy - punch a higher floor

If u don't like the world you're living in
Take a look around u
At least u got friends

U see I called my old lady
4 a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
(Sex, sex) is all I heard

Are we gonna let de-elevator
Bring us down
Oh, no Let's Go!

Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

We're all excited
But we don't know why
Maybe it's cuz
We're all gonna die

And when we do (When we do)
What's it all 4 (What's it all 4)
U better live now
Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Tell me, are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go!

Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

C'mon baby
Let's get nuts

Let's go crazy

Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go!
Go crazy

I said let's go crazy (Go crazy)
Let's go, let's go
Let's go

Dr. Everything'll be alright
Will make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and dafodills will kill
Hang tough children

He's coming
He's coming

Take me away!



Dan Tschirhart said...

Damn...this one really hurts.

I lost someone in my musical family.

I grew up listening to Prince and putting his songs on my mix tapes, and I'll listen to him for the rest of my life.

I even got to see him once in concert and he was truly amazing.

Damn it all to hell!

I remember this video vividly, & I always loved this song.

I like the story about when a reporter asked Eric Clapton what it felt like to be the best guitarist, and he replied, "I don't know, ask Prince."

And oh he really was, you should check out his solo - 2004 concert for George Harrison on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"


My musical heart hurts.

To borrow a line from Elton John - Rest in peace you purple warrior.

Pirate Aggro said...

Yes there are few times when hearing of the death of an artist sends a chill. He was part of the soundtrack of my young life.

Aaron Vattano said...

I like the line that says if you don't like the world you are living in take a look around at least you got friends. Man. That's so true. Prince was a little man. He danced good. And wrote rad songs. And had much talent.