While other celebrities such as Beyoncé, John Legend and Ice Cube have used social media to speak out about Freddie Gray and the protests in Baltimore, The Purple One has taken his support a step further by recording a new song. The tune, aptly titled “Baltimore,” was recorded at Paisley Park this past week.
According to USA Today, a spokesperson for Prince stated the song “addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio/political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men.” Here are the lyrics, written in the usual Prince-speak:
NOBODY GOT IN NOBODY’S WAY
SO EYE GUESS U COULD SAY
IT WAS A GOOD DAY
AT LEAST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY IN BALTIMORE
DOES ANYBODY HEAR US PRAY?
4 MICHAEL BROWN OR FREDDIE GRAY PEACE IS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF WAR
ABSENCE OF WAR
R WE GONNA C ANOTHER BLOODY DAY?
WE’RE TIRED OF CRYIN’ & PEOPLE DYIN’
LET’S TAKE ALL THE GUNS AWAY
ABSENCE OF WAR- U AND ME
MAYBE WE CAN FINALLY SAY
ENUFF IS ENUFF IT’S TIME 4 LOVE
IT’S TIME 2 HEAR,
IT’S TIME 2 HEAR
THE GUITAR PLAY! (guitar solo)
A release date for the song has not yet been announced, though Fox 9 reports that Prince will be talking to Jay-Z about possibly streaming it on Tidal.
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