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Artist rating: 76.01 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 77.45 % (1988)
Most recent trend: 42.38 % (1992)
Highest trend: 79.43 % (1985)

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Born: 1958-06-07
Died: 2016-04-21

Age: 57
 

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1982
66.23 %
1984
90.06 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1986
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1987
71.51 %

Around the World in a Day

Prince - Around the World in a Day
78.08 %
(2018-09-16)
Release date: 1985-04-22
Type: studio
Genres:

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Average song length: 04:44
Average song rating:

Ranking

Prince:
2
/
13
Year (1985):
9
/
76
Decade (1980's):
84
/
759
Overall:
319
/
2642

Tracks

1
lyrics
03:28
2
lyrics
04:42
3
lyrics
06:48
4
lyrics
03:34
5
lyrics
02:48
6
lyrics
03:42
7
lyrics
03:44
8
lyrics
05:29
9
lyrics
08:18
 
Total time:
 
42:33

Lyrics

Around the World in a Day
03:28
Open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day
A wonderful trip through our time
And laughter is all U pay

Around the world in a day, oh!
Around the world in a day

Now dig...
Loneliness already knows U
There ain't no reason 2 stay
Come here, take my hand, I'll show U
I think I know a better way, y'all

Around the world in a day, ow!
(Listen 2 me now)
Around the world in a day
All the babies sing it now

Ooh la, la
Ooh la, la, la, la
No, sha, sha
No, no shouting every day (No shouting every day)
No shouting (No shouting)
No, no shouting
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

The little one will escort U
2 places within your mind
(The former is red, white, and blue)
Former is red, white, and blue!
(The latter is a purple climb)
The latter is a purple - come on and climb!

Around the world in a day, sugar (Oh, baby)
Around the world in a day
Come on, say it!
Around the world in a day
Say papa, I think I wanna dance!

(In summer she's sweeter)

Around the world in a day {repeat to fade}
Oh yeah!
All the little babies sing around the world
A government of love and music boundless in its unifying power {fade out}
A nation of art 2 production
Sharing ideas, a shower of flowers
Paisley Park
04:42
There is a park that is known 4 the face it attracts
Colorful people whose hair on one side is swept back
The smile on their faces, it speaks of profound inner peace
Ask where they're going, they'll tell U – "Nowhere"
They've taken a lifetime lease on Paisley Park

The girl on the seesaw is laughing
4 love is the color this place imparts (Paisley Park)
Admission is easy, just say U believe
Then come 2 this place in your heart
Paisley Park is in your heart

There is a woman who sits all alone by the pier
Her husband was naughty and caused his wife so many tears
He died without knowing forgiveness and now she is sad, so sad
Maybe she'll come 2 the park and forgive him
And life won't be so bad in Paisley Park

The girl on the seesaw is laughing
4 love is the color this place imparts (Paisley Park)
Admission is easy, just say U believe
Then come 2 this place in your heart
Paisley Park is in your heart

See the man cry as the city condemns where he lives
Memories die but taxes he'll still have 2 give
(Who?) Whoever said that elephants were stronger than mules?
Come 2 the Park and play with us
There aren't any rules in Paisley Park

The girl on the seesaw is laughing
4 love is the color this place imparts (Paisley Park)
Admission is easy, just say U believe
Then come 2 this place in your heart
Paisley Park is in your heart
Condition of the Heart
06:48
There was a girl in Paris whom he sent a letter 2
Hoping she would answer back now wasn't that a foolhardy notion
On the part of a sometimes lonely musician?
Acting out a whim is only good 4 a condition of the heart

There was a dame from London who insisted that he love her
Then left him 4 a real prince from Arabia
Now isn't that a shame
That sometimes money buys U everything and nothing?
Love - it only seems 2 buy a terminal condition of the heart

Oh - thinking about U, driving me crazy
Oh - my friends all say it's just a phase, but...
Oh - every day is a yellow day
I'm blinded by the daisies in your yard

There was a woman from the ghetto
Who made funny faces just like Clara Bow
How was I 2 know that she would wear the same cologne as U
And giggle the same giggle that U do?
Whenever I would act a fool, the fool with a condition of the heart

Oh - thinking about U, driving me crazy
Oh - my friends all say it's just a phase, but...
Oh - every single day is a yellow day
I'm blinded by the daisies in your yard

(There was a girl in Paris whom he sent a letter 2)
There was a girl... whom he sent a letter 2
(Hoping she would answer back)
She never answered back and now
(Wasn't that a foolhardy notion?)
He's got a condition of the heart
Raspberry Beret
03:34
I was workin' part-time in a 5-and-dime
My boss was Mr. McGee
He told me several times that he didn't like my kind
Cuz I was a bit 2 leisurely
It seems that I was busy doin' somethin' close 2 nothin'
But different than the day before
That's when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door

She wore a raspberry beret
The kind U'd find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

Built like she was, huh, she had the nerve 2 ask me
If I planned 2 do her any harm, hmph
So looka here, I put her on the back of my bike and ah...
We went ridin' down by Old Man Johnson's farm
I said now overcast days never turned me on
But somethin' 'bout the clouds and her mixed
She wasn't 2 bright, but I could tell when she kissed me
She knew how 2 get her kicks

She wore a raspberry beret
The kind U'd find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

The rain sounds so cool when it hits the barn roof
And the horses wonder who U are
The thunder drowns out what the lightning sees, huh
And U feel like a movie star
Listen, they say the first time ain't the greatest
But I tell ya, if I had the chance 2 do it all again
I wouldn't change a stroke cuz baby I'm the most
With a girl as fine as she was then
Lord, ras...

She wore a raspberry beret
The kind U'd find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her
Tambourine
02:48
Oh my God
Here U are, prettiest thing in life I've ever seen
(Mm hmm)
Close my eyes
What's it like, what's it like inside your tamborine?

Oh my God
There I go falling in love with a face in a magazine
(Uh oh, not again)
All alone by myself
Me and I play my tamborine

Trampoline
Long days, lonely nights – trampoline

I don't care 4 one night stands with trolley cars that juggle 17
I just wanna settle down and play around my baby's tamborine

Tamborine, what are U?
Why are U the star of all my dreams?
(Star of all my dreams - are U a good tamborine?)
Are U good? Are U bad?
Are U just unnecessary means?

Trampoline
Tamborine, tamborine - trolley cars

Long days, lonely nights
2 bad we're not allowed 2 scream (Yeah, yeah, 2 bad)
Guess that I'll stay at home all alone
And play my tamborine (Aww)
Tamborine

The tamborine!
America
03:42
Aristocrats on a mountain climb
Makin' money, losin' time
Communism is just a word
But if the government turn over
It'll be the only word that's heard

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
America, America
Keep the children free

Little sister make minimum wage
Livin' in a one-room jungle monkey cage
Can't get over, she almost dead
She may not be in the black
But she happy she ain't in the red

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
America, America
Keep the children free

Freedom – Love – Joy – Peace

Jimmy Nothing never went 2 school
They made him pledge allegiance
He said it wasn't cool
Nothin' made Jimmy proud
Now Jimmy live on a mushroom cloud

America, America
God shed His grace on thee
America, America
Keep the children free

Freedom – Love – Joy – Peace

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! (Oh Lord)
And the bomb go
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! (Oh Lord)
And the bomb go
Boom!

Teacher, why won't Jimmy pledge allegiance?
Pop Life
03:44
What's the matter with your life?
Is the poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check in someone else's box?
Tell me

Mm, what's the matter with your world?
Was it a boy when U wanted a girl? (Boy when U wanted a girl)
Don't U know straight hair ain't got no curl? (No curl)
Life - it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Pop life - Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life - We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life - Everybody can't be on top
But life - it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Tell me, what's that underneath your hair?
Is there anybody living there? (Anybody living there)
Can't get over if U say U just don't care (Don't care)
Show me a boy who stays in school and I'll show U a boy aware
Dig it

Pop life - Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life - We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life - Everybody can't be on top
Life - it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop
Dig it

What cha puttin' in your nose?
Is that where all your money goes? (Is that where your money goes?)
The river of addiction flows
U think it's hot, but there won't be no water when the fire blows
Sing it

Pop life - Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life - We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life - Everybody wants 2 be on top
Life - it ain't real funky unless it's got that pop

(Throw the bum out!)
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life - We all got a space 2 fill
Pop life - And everybody can't be on top
But life - it ain't real funky, baby, unless it's got that pop
The Ladder
05:29
Once upon a time in the land of Sinaplenty
There lived a king that didn't deserve 2 be
He knew not where he came from, nor where he was going
He never once said thank U, never please

Now this king, he had a subject named Electra
Who loved him with a passion not contested
4 him each day she had a smile, but it didn't matter
The king was lookin' 4 the ladder

Everybody's lookin' 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great 4 those who wanna go
(The reward is great 4 those who want 2 go)

A feeling of self-worth will caress U
(Everybody's lookin' 4 the answers)
The size of the whole wide world will decrease
(How the story started and how it will end)
The love of God's creation will undress U
And time spent alone, my friend, will cease

Everybody's lookin' 4 the answers
Of how the story started and how it will end
What's the use in half a story, half a dream?
(What's the use in half a story, half of a dream?)
U have 2 climb all the steps in between
(U have 2 climb all of the steps in between)

Yeah, well alright, I said everybody
Everybody's lookin' 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road (It's not that easy)
The reward is great 4 those who want 2 go
I do!

Oh everybody, yeah!
Everybody's lookin' 4 the answers
Everybody wanna know how the story started and how it will end
(How the story started and how it will end)
What's the use in half a story, half a dream?
(What's the use in half a story, half of a dream?)
U, U - U gotta climb, U gotta climb all the steps in between
(U have 2 climb all of the steps in between)

Everybody (Everybody's looking 4 the ladder)
Everybody's lookin' 4 that ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul (Oh, salvation)
The steps U take are no easy road but... (That's 4 sure)
The reward is great...
It's great 4 those who wanna go, those who wanna go!
(The reward is great 4 those who want 2 go)
And I do!

Everybody (Everybody's looking 4 the answers)
Everybody wants some asnwers!
They wanna know how the story started
(How the story started and how it will end)
How it will end? Will it be like it was before?
(What's the use in half a story, half of a dream?)
What's the use?
(U have 2 climb all of the steps in between)
Temptation
08:18
Sex
Temptation
Lust
Pop go mama

Everybody on this earth has got a vice
Mine, little darlin', mine is the opposite of ice
Mine is the runnin' hot water of the daughter of morality
In other words, this little Prince thinks a lot about U, see?
Baby, baby, baby, I'm guilty in the first degree!

Temptation
Workin' my body with a hot flash o' animal lust
Temptation
All my fingers in the pool go splash we must

Oh, everybody in this room, everybody in this room has got an urge
(What's yours, baby?)
Mine is temptation, it reigns at a party where lovers splurge
Pop go mama when daddy get a little 2 much
(U know what I'm talkin' about?)
Purplelectricity whenever our bodies touch
Oh baby, I love it when our bodies touch!

Temptation
Workin' my body with a hot flash o' animal lust
Temptation
All my fingers in the pool go splash we must

Temptation, temptation, temptation

Wait a minute now

Temptation
Workin' my body with a hot flash o' animal lust
Temptation
All my fingers in the pool go splash we must

Oh, temptation
Workin' my body, workin' my body, workin' my body

Temptation
I'm not talkin' about just ordinary temptation, people
I'm talkin' about the kind of temptation that'll make U do things
Oh, oh, temptation
Oh darling, I can almost taste the wetness between your...
Temptation, temptation
I'm not talkin' about any ol' kind of temptation, people
I'm talkin' about, I'm talkin' about sexual temptation

A lover
I need a lover, a lover, I need a... right now
U, I want U
I want U in the worst way
I want U

Oh silly man, that's not how it works
U have 2 want her 4 the right reasons

I do!

U don't, now die!

No! No!
Let me go, let me go

I'm sorry
I'll be good
This time I promise
Love is more important than sex
Now I understand
I have 2 go now
I don't know when I'll return
Goodbye
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