Family Name Lyrics - Prince



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Tell the truth, y'all, gotta gotta tell the truth
Tell the truth, y'all, U gotta gotta tell the truth
We wanna talk about family names 2night
Excuse me sir, what's your family name? (Gershvin)
's not bad
We gon' change your name 2night
Your new name is "Blackburn"
U cool with that? Ehh
What's your name Madame? (Rebecca!)
And what's your last name, Rebecca? ([Shechler])
Ah, we gon' give U a new name 2night, Rebecca - "Outlaw" (Whoo!)
"Rebecca Outlaw"
What's your name? (Rushbull)
We gonna change your name to ah, "Lynch"
Work with it, clap your hands y'all, clap your hands
Lord, Lord
Talkin' about family names 2night
If U wanna go higher, then we got 2 get deep
If U wanna go higher oh, then we got 2 get deep
Portland, U still with me 2night?

Mirror, mirror what U see?
Have I still got those dark clouds over me?
Am I still feeling what I feel?
The last days of the devil's deal
Oh mirror, yeah, what U see?

Devil, devil what U know?
U been here since 1914, but now U got 2 go
U been hidin' behind corporate eyes
U wanna war, but U can't fight
Oh devil, devil, U got 2 go

Uh bridge...
U might say, "what U mad about?"
But U still got your family name
Pleased 2 meet U, Mr. Rosenbloom
I'll be John Blackwell, oh yes, just the same
What's your family name?

Talk 2 me
Teacher, teacher what U say?
Did we really come over in a boat?
Did it really go down that way?
Did I arrive before U and ruin Thanksgiving Day?
Oh teacher, what U say?

Preacher, preacher is it true?
That Jesus wants me 2 give my money 2 the likes of U?
Watch out
Ridin' around in your Lexus coupe
Take us 2 the cleaners in a pinstripe suit
Oh preacher, that ain't truth! (U know it ain't)
Watch me now (Yes)

Bridge...
U might say, "what U mad about?
But U still got your family name, oh yes
Pleased 2 meet U, Mr. Pearlman
U can call me "Cassius Clay"
Can I play?

What's your family name?
Can anybody get in the game?
Watch it now!
Sound, Violet Brown, ow!

U might say "what U mad about?"
But U still got your family name
Pleased 2 meet U Mr. Goldstruck, ow!

We found this tape in the Akashic records
This is Thomas Jefferson:
"My fellow Americans, yes, I owned slaves, 2
And if there's a just God, we're gonna pay 4 this!"

"Black men and White men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics
will be able 2 join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:





Writer: NELSON, PRINCE ROGERS
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group



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