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Prince & the Time (Controversy) era 1981-1982

Throughout Prince The Idolmaker's career, he has been involved with a succession of protégés and side-projects. This story envelop a fascinating insight into Prince's production and songwriting techniques. Many of the artists have become stars in their own right. Perhaps most famous and successful of all of this musical projects have been ... THE TIME.


Oberheim synthesizer

Sunset Sound

Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, Jerome Benton, Monte Moore,Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

Jellybean Johnson Lincoln Junior High classmate

Grand Central, Flyte Time,

Sharon Hughes (background vocals)

Sue Ann Carwell, Alexander O'Neal
Lisa Coleman Dez Dickerson Dr Fink Andre Cymone
JJ

The Starr ★ Company

Jamie Starr

It's all about self-respect...to take pride in who you are, the way you dress and groom, and the way you walk & talk. -Morris Day

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Side 1:

  1. Get It Up (9:05)
  2. Girl (5:34)
  3. After Hi School (4:20)

Side 2:

  1. Cool (10:06)
  2. Oh, Baby (4:57)
  3. The Stick (8:23)

File:Thetime album.jpg

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Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince

Chapter 4: PAWNS

page 44

When Prince offered to build a band around Morris Day in exchange for the song "Partyup" in the summer of 1980, it was the latest shift in a long and complex relationship. For years, Day had shadowed Prince along the road to stardom. When they were teenagers, Day joined Prince's first band, Champagne, on drums, replacing Charles Smith. They developed a strong friendship, and Day's mother, LaVonne Daugherty, helped manage the group. Prince, Day and bassist Andre Cymone(then using his last name Anderson) functioned as a team, sharing leadership responsibilities as they competed with other Minneapolis groups.

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In the summer of 1980, during the recording of Dirty Mind, Day found his way back, albeit in a less glamorous capacity; he became a "runner" for Prince's band, picking up sandwiches and drinks during rehearsals. But Prince continued to respect Day's musicianship, as his interest in "Partyup" showed. When the deal for the song was struck, events finally seemed to have shifter back in Day's favor.

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Al Beaulieu - photography

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http://production.tweakto...dna/page/6

"I was left a photo of the front of my condo—sort of—by Morris Day & The Time, who used my steps as the set for their debut album cover 30 years ago."

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http://production.tweakto...dna/page/6

"I was left a photo of the front of my condo—sort of—by Morris Day & The Time, who used my steps as the set for their debut album cover 30 years ago."

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OldFriends4Sale said:




http://production.tweakto...dna/page/6



"I was left a photo of the front of my condo—sort of—by Morris Day & The Time, who used my steps as the set for their debut album cover 30 years ago."



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The Time, home studio, April 1981 – album mixed in late April
Get It Up (9:05)*
Girl (5:34)*
After Hi School (4:20)* (Dez Dickerson)
Cool (10:06)* (Prince/Dez Dickerson)
Oh, Baby #2 (4:57)*
The Stick (8:23)* (Lisa Coleman/Prince)

Home studio, autumn-winter 1981
The Second Coming (1:58) (autumn)
Baby I’m A Star #1 (autumn/winter)
Rearrange #1 (7/12)
Baby I’m A Star #2 (7-8/12)
Let’s Work (Dance Remix) (8:02)* (8/12)
Feel U Up #1 (6:38) – segued with
Irresistible Bitch #1 (4:36) (winter)
Jerk Out #1 (late 1981) (Prince/Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis/Morris Day)

File:Thetime album.jpg

July 29. 1981 rel The Time[self titled album]

1.Get It Up
2.Girl
3.After Hi School After hi school is registered to Morris Day, yet it was actually written and demoed by Dez Dickerson
4.Cool Cool is registered as a collaboration of [Prince] (music) with Desmond "Dez" Dickerson (lyrics).
5.Oh, Baby
6.The Stick:The stick was originally written by Lisa Coleman, but it was registered to Jamie Starr.

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Prince initiated this album before the band had even been assembled. The record was completed in only two weeks in April 1981 at his home studio in the basement of his house at Lake Riley in Chanhassen, Minneapolis. Only Oh, Baby was recorded in April 1979 at Alpha Studios in Los Angeles during the sessions for his own 1979 album "Prince". The final mixing of the tapes took place at Hollywood Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, from 28th to 30th April 1981. [Prince] himself plays more or less every note on the album. Matt Fink delivers synthesizer solos on Get it up and The stick, while Lisa Coleman provides some backing vocals on Cool and The Stick. Prince's own voice is often audible in the final mix.

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On 29th July 1981 the first album [The Time] was released by Warner Bros. Records. The credits listed [Morris Day] (lead vocals), [Jesse Johnson] (guitar), [Terry Lewis] (bass), [Jellybean Johnson] (drums) as well as [Monte Moir] and [Jimmy Jam] (both keyboards) as the members of the band. The production credit is shared by [Morris Day] with a guy named Jamie Starr, who had been first introduced as an engineer on [Prince]'s 1980 album "Dirty Mind". Neither record nor sleeve contains any songwriting credits. The music itself bears all the hallmarks of [Prince]'s synth-based Minneapolis-Sound and it didn't take long before stories start to circulating at the press, that [Prince] himself was behind this project - writing all songs, playing mosts instruments and producing the complete album, only utilizing [Morris Day] to add some vocals on the final mix.

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Image:Getitup single.jpg

rel 6.26.1981

Get it up (9:08)
recorded april 1981 by [Prince] at his home studio [1]

performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with

[Morris Day] (additional lead vocals)

& Matt Fink (synthesizer solos)

• final mixing 28th-30th april 1981 at Sunset Sound [7]
written by [Prince] (uncredited)

• registered to [Prince] (as Jamie Starr)
finally released 1981 on the Album
[The Time]

• 1981 on the promo 12"-Single [Get it up]

• 1984 on the 12"-Single [Ice cream castles]

Get it up (edit / mono) (3:05)
finally released 1981 on the promo 7"-Single [Get it up]

Get it up (edit) (3:05)
finally released 1981 on the promo 7"-Single [Get it up]

• 1981 on the 7"-Single [Get it up]

• 1981 on the promo 12"-Single [Get it up]

Get it up, get ready for a real good time. I'm gonna try to blow your mind.
Can't you see? You and me. It sounds so nasty.

Get it up, let your hair hang down. We could fool around.
Don't you know? I want you so. Make me happy.

Get it up, there's nothin' wrong. We're freakin' all night long.
Me and you. We need a groove. It feels good, do it.

Get it up, leave your cares behind. Let me try to find.
Find the spot. That gets you hot. Let me do ya.

What time is it?

Get it up, get ready for a real good time. I'm gonna try to blow your mind.
Can't you see? You and me. It sounds so nasty.

Get it up, let your body drip. Let me take you on a trip.
Can't you see? You're killin' me. You're so freaky.

Get it up. Get it up. I'll work you all night.

Get it up. Get it up. All night.

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10.7.1981 @ Sam's(First Avenue) in Minneapolis

the Time's DEBUT Concert


Although they hadn't yet really played together as a group in the studio, in August 1981 THE TIME performed their first live appearance at a showcase for a small group of executives from Warner Bros. Records at the S.I.R. Studio in Los Angeles, with Prince overseeing the proceedings by the soundboard. During rehearsals for the upcoming "Controversy"-Tour with Prince, THE TIME incorporated Jerome Benton into their acts to be Morris Day's on-stage valet. The band warmed-up in autumn 1981 by playing a small number of low-key gigs around the Minneapolis aera.

THE TIME made their public live debut on 7th October 1981 at Sam's, a music club in Downtown, Minneapolis, with Prince digging the show back by the soundboard again. A few weeks later they embarked as the main supporting act on Prince's 1981/1982 "Controversy"-Tour.

1. INTRO

'church' organ playing -Morris Day talking

Ya'll have 2 excuse me

I was going to mention this earlier

But I forgot
I'm not above that

But what we are going to do right here

right now

No not yet not yet just relax, this is my show

We are going to take up a collection, ya know

like they do in church

So as U C the fellas assembling behind me

we're going 2 take advantage of your kind generous hearts

And take a collection

I'll take anything

Money

Phone Numbers

Credit Cards

Your Momma

U don't want her? But the bitch in in the hat

Fella go on out there and take advantage of these kind hearts

That's right bring the house lights up, I like it like that

that way I can see who is giving and who ain't

Now as we know

Brother Prince played here a week or 2 ago

and from what they tell me

he charged $25 a head

I don't know about U but I stayed home that night

that is just a little steap\

No serious that's steap
I got money and everything
But I'd like 2 keep it that way

I want U 2 bear 1 thing in mind

as those hat's come in front of U

And that is

GIVE

GIVE until your heart

until it hearts

Mike Jones I see U out there

I see U laughing

I want 2 C U with your hands in your pocket

What Time Is It?

It's time to put something in that hat

U know what time it is

Come on

Don't throw it at me cause I'll be out there on your ass

Don't throw the shit at me put it in the hat

Alright fellas that's quite enough
We got a show 2 do and we realize that

Thank U so much

Jerome Jerome where u at I need U Jerome

Anyone C Jerome
If they do send him back up to the stage

I know u....

Prince R U out there, did U give?

U took, Did U give?
Jerome where U at, I need U brother

Morris is waiting

I don't have all night

This is my show, this is my stage

Jerome did I get some phone numbers
tell me what I got

lol somebody stole em...

2.The Stick

3. Dance 2 the Beat

4. Oh Baby

5. Get It Up

6. Cool

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The house was even their backdrop, cool, but what does it mean? I get the fishnet (stockings) for Vanity 6, but what is that place, just a house of ill repute?? What? smile
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The house was even their backdrop, cool, but what does it mean? I get the fishnet (stockings) for Vanity 6, but what is that place, just a house of ill repute?? What? smile

probably just a backdrop.
The Time's image were neighborhood fellas trying to make it big

After High School
OneDayImGonnaBeSomeBody

etc

Sheila E's image was similar for Glamorous Life

and Vanity 6 were either high society hooker or down town call girls dreaming of 'the Glamorous Life'

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iZsaZsa said:


The house was even their backdrop, cool, but what does it mean? I get the fishnet (stockings) for Vanity 6, but what is that place, just a house of ill repute?? What? smile


probably just a backdrop.
The Time's image were neighborhood fellas trying to make it big



After High School
OneDayImGonnaBeSomeBody


etc



Sheila E's image was similar for Glamorous Life



and Vanity 6 were either high society hooker or down town call girls dreaming of 'the Glamorous Life'




Oh. smile
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Side 1:

  1. Get It Up (9:05)
  2. Girl (5:34)
  3. After Hi School (4:20)

Side 2:

  1. Cool (10:06)
  2. Oh, Baby (4:57)
  3. The Stick (8:23)

File:Thetime album.jpg

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Best CD The Time ever made-yes I said it falloff cool Still love all these songs

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So Morris Day wrote "Partyup" ?

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Thizz said:

So Morris Day wrote "Partyup" ?

the music, not the lyrics... I don't think he did the lyrics,

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Girl (5:36)
recorded april 1981 by [Prince] at his home studio [1] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (additional lead vocals) • final mixing 28th-30th april 1981 at Sunset Sound [7]
written by [Prince (uncredited) • registered to [Prince] (as Jamie Starr)
finally released 1981 on the Album
[The Time]

Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals and drums
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)

-PrinceVault

Girl, I called you up to say
That I'm havin' trouble sleepin' ever since you went away
Girl, I know you need a little time
To get your head together, baby, I can't stop cryin', yeah

Girl, why'd you go away?
What can I say to make you stay?
Girl, I was a fool, don't know what to do
Still in love with you, still in love with you, oh baby

Girl, I guess I was a fool to try to tie you down
And make you play by rules
Girl, I guess I finally realized
Keepin' you close to me it would keep me alive

Girl, why'd you go away?
What can I say to make you stay?
Now now, girl, I was a fool, don't know what to do
Still in love with you, don't know what I'm gonna do, no, no, no

What can I say, baby, to make you stay?
I don't know what to do, no I don't
I'm still in love, still in love, still in love

Down on my knees, baby, please
[Incomprehensible]
Oh baby please

Still in love with you
Still in love with you
Called you up to say, baby, I still love you
Still in love, love, love, love
Yeah, I'm in love

File:Thetime album.jpg

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What's the matter with your life
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This article is priceless now that we know the real story lol

Thx for sharing!

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November 14th, 1981 • Soul Train

TV-Show Details

First Aired: November 14th, 1981
Episode-No.: Season 11 • #375
Host: Don Cornelius
Director: J.D. Lobue
Guest Stars: The Time, Patti LaBelle, James Wesley Jackson
Hompage: [http://www.soultrain.com]

1. Get it up
2. Cool

Line-Up: Morris Day (lead vocal) Jesse Johnson (guitar) Terry Lewis (bass) Monte Moore (keyboards) Jellybean Johnson (drums) Terry Lewis (synth/keyboards)

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Dapper brand of 'cool' still suits Time

In the '80s, when backdated attire turned a handful of street-wise musicians into sartorial hipsters, fans nationwide struggled to keep up with The Time.

Inspired by zoot suits, bygone Hollywood glamour and underworld cool, the band scoured hand-me-down shops for designer castoffs to enhance their image as swaggering funk kingpins. Porkpie hats, pleated trousers, wide-shouldered long coats, Morris Day's gold jacket with the tiger-print lapels. OK, not every outfit screamed panache. Some just screamed.

Little has changed, except now they can afford new threads.

"Our first clothing budget was $100," Jesse Johnson remembers. "For all of us."

Sporting flashy suits, shades and fedoras, The Time continues to pride itself on fashion sense. And in typical Time fashion, the band is still behind the times, opting for a Godfather vibe over today's sloppy chic.

It all started with sprees at Minneapolis vintage shops Ragstock and Tatters Clothing.

"We were interested in being cool," Jimmy Jam says. "It was about attitude and feeling good about ourselves, even though we didn't have the money."

Morris had to overcome his retail snobbery. "I ain't going to lie: I was a little apprehensive about going into a used-clothing store," he says. "But that original Presley (suit) came out of Tatters, and I wore it till it fell off."

No designers or stylists played a role in The Time's flamboyant early press photos or videos.

At concerts during the first tour, "every kid was dressed like us, because they could do it cheap," Jesse says. "The prices at Ragstock went way up."

The Time's dapper-duds scheme soon backfired.

Says Jerome Benton, "By the end of the tour, used suits at Aardvark's (in L.A.) were $300."

http://usatoday30.usatoda...side_N.htm

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Video Clip: THE TIME - Cool (1981)

The classic video for the song is directed by Chuck Statler, who is best known for directing the early Devo videos

-Wiki

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After hi school (4:22)
recorded april 1981 by [Prince] at his home studio [1] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (additional lead vocals) • final mixing 28th-30th april 1981 at Sunset Sound [7]
written by Dez Dickerson (uncredited) • registered to [Morris Day]
finally released 1981 on the Album [The Time] • 1981 on the 7"-Single [Get it up]

Seems like nothing's ever gonna change in my world.
Every day is more the same old thing.
But in the spring, I'm gonna graduate from hi school.
Then I won't have to live by anybody else's rules.
Everybody tells me things don't stay the same.
If you wanna live, you gotta play the game.

(chorus)
And they say: Hey you, what you gonna do after hi school?
Hey you, what you, what you gonna do?
And they say: Hey you, what you gonna do after hi school?
Hey you, what you, what you gonna do?

But there's a lot of stuff that I could learn to do in my world.
Learn to drive a truck or maybe even join a band.
My parents tellin' me I got to go to college.
I won't get anywhere if I don't have the knowledge.
Uncle Sam keeps sending letters in the mail.
If you don't register, you're gonna go to jail, gonna go to jail.

(repeat chorus)

Listen to me, listen to me!
Hey you, what you gonna do?
Hey you, what you gonna do after hi school?

I'm talkin' to ya, you stupid slob!
Get a job you bum!

I'm talkin to you.

File:Thetime album.jpg

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Morris Day's first album with the Time, a self-titled effort of synthesizer-driven party-funk written by Prince and members of his Revolution. It sent two singles to the upper reaches of the Billboard R&B charts - "Get It Up," which featured an explosive Prince solo, and "Cool."

Q: This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Time's first album. Was that a good experience working with Prince on that one?

Morris Day: It was a great experience. We were all young and had no idea where the whole thing was going. So all those efforts back then were just innocent creative moments where we were just doing what we do and had no idea that it was going to take off the way it did.

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Get it up. Get it up. I'll work you all night.

is that what they're really saying? biggrin I always thought they were saying something else,lol

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@ the Roxy NYC 2.16.1982
1. Intro
2. The Stick
3. After Hi School
4. Oh Baby
5. Get It Up
6. Cool
7. Dance 2 the Beat w/Prince
On February 16th, 1982 The Time put on an amazing show at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. They headlined this show performing 6 songs The Stick, After Hi School, Oh Baby, Get It Up, Cool, all from there 1st Album and a new song called Dance 2 The Beat. The Band looks in top shape Morris is full of energy, he even asked for a mirror twice which Jerome was glad to bring to him. Jesse Johnson's guitar playing is on point through and through. What really makes this release special is the last song they performed "Dance 2 The Beat" the purple 1 himself Prince joined them on stage. Merely singing a few lines but enough to get the crowd hyper. Dance 2 The Beat reminds me of songs like "Jack U Off" and "Delirious" Jesse Johnson Guitar work is great on this song. This has to be one the best shows I seen The Time do this is highly recommended.
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1982 Cntroversy "Tour
March 2 Tower Theater , New Orleans
March 3 Orpheum Theater , Philadelphia
March 5 Metro Center , Rockford
March 7 Met Center , Bloomington (SB)
March 11 Coliseum , Hampton
March 12 Raleigh, NC
March 14 Riverfront Coliseum , Cincinnati

p 48 chapter 4 Pawns Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince

The hostilities burst to the surface during the last show of the tour at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. During their opening set, the Time found themselves being pelted by eggs from offstage. Gradually, they realized that Prince and some of his band members were the culprits. The barrage increased, and, toward the end of the set, Prince and his accomplices abducted Jerome Benton, a dancer for the group, from the stage and poured honey all over him. They they pelted hims with garbage. "They tarred and feathered him, basically," recalled Fink, who did not participate and insisted to the Time members that he wanted no part of the battle.

Then, as the Time's set ended, Chick Huntsberry grabbed Jesse Johnson and hauled him to Prince's dressing room. There, Huntsberry handcuffed Johnson to a horizontal coat rack bolted into a brick wall. Prince came in and began taunting Johnson and tossing Doritos chips and other pieces of food at him. "This is what you get for talking about my mama!" Prince shouted.

The various members of Prince's band and crew in the room looked on with horror as the episode continued. "It was a cruel thing to do," observed Bennett. Fink recalled, "I just sat there and said to myself, this is getting out of hand."
Humiliated and frightened, Johnson writhed in his cuffs. Finally, to the amazement of the onlookers, he managed to rip the entire twelve-foot-long coat rack out of the wall. His hands were still cuffed to the rack, which he began swinging wildly. "Jesse was uncontrollable," Fink said. "He just lost it. Chick had to contain the situation before someone got hurt."

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Image:Cool single.jpg

Producer(s) Prince (The Starr ★ Company)

Writer(s):Prince (music) and Dez Dickerson (lyrics) (uncredited)

Cool" is a song by The Time, released as the second single from their eponymous debut album. Like most of the album, the song was recorded in Prince's home studio in April 1981, and was produced, arranged, and performed by Prince with Morris Day later adding his lead vocals. The song was co-written with Revolution guitarist Dez Dickerson and contains background vocals by keyboardist Lisa Coleman, however both were uncredited.

The classic video for the song is directed by Chuck Statler, who is best known for directing the early Devo videos

-Wiki

Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals and drums
  • Prince- background vocals and all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Lisa Coleman - background vocals (listed as "various girlfriends")

-PrinceVault

Cool

I got a penthouse in Manhattan
2 more in Malibu
I bought a '87 Cadillac Seville
Girl, I got a Mazerati 2
I wear diamonds on my fingers
I got a couple on my toes
I wear the finest perfume money can buy
It keeps me smellin' like a rose
If U wonder how I do it
There's just one simple rule
I'm just cool (Cool)
Oh oh - Honey, baby can't U see?
Girl, I'm so cool (Cool)
Ain't nobody bad like me, hey

(C-O-O-L) What's that spell?
(C-O-O-L)

I might dine in San Francisco
Dance all night in Rome
I go any freakin' place I want 2
And my lear jet brings me home (Listen darlin')
I got ladies by the dozens
I got money by the ton
Just ain't nobody better
Heaven knows that I'm the one

And it's all because of something
That I didn't learn in school
I'm just cool (Cool)
Cool - Honey, baby can't U see?
Girl, I'm so cool (Cool)
Cool - Ain't nobody bad like me

Sing it, baby
(C-O-O-L) What's that spell?
(C-O-O-L) That spell cool

(Cool) Cool
Sweeter than sex
(Cool) That spell cool
(Cool) Cool
So what U think?
(Cool) Cool

What time is it? Ooh

Listen baby, it takes a lot of lovin' and a little money
2 be a friend of mine
But baby, if U know how 2 shake that thing
I'll try 2 squeeze a little time
Cuz I make love, love every mornin'
2 who's ever by my side
Well, U might say that I'm a nymphomaniac
But it keeps me satisfied

When I look into the mirror
It just tells me something I already know
I'm so cool (Cool)
Cool - Honey, baby can't U see?
Girl, I'm so cool (Cool)
Cool - Ain't nobody bad like me

Sing it
(C-O-O-L) What's that spell?
(C-O-O-L) What time is it?

More (Cool)
I'm so cool (Cool)
Cool (Cool)
And I'm so cool (Cool)
Band

(C-O-O-L) {x2}
Cool, that's right
I'm cooler than Santa Claus, baby
Oh, mm hmm
Ain't nobody bad like me
Somebody pinch me
I must be dreamin'
I know that's right, honey
Cuz there ain't nobody bad like me
What time is it?
Is it time 2 get my hair done yet?
I said, "What time is it?"
Time 2 just walk and shake my head
I'm cool 'til I'm dead
Enough has been said
Come on, baby, let's go 2 bed
Everybody
Walk, shake my head
Cool 'til I'm dead
Enough has been said
Let's go 2 bed

When I look into the mirror
It just tells me something I already know
I'm so cool (Cool)
Ain't nobody bad like me
Oh, I'm so cool (Cool)
I said ain't nobody bad like me

All 2gether now
(C-O-O-L) What's that spell?
(C-O-O-L)

Band? (Yes!)
Is anybody hot? (No!)
U know why? (Why?)
Cuz we're cool (Cool!)

Oh, I'm so cool

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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