Musical Monday: Let’s Go Crazy

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Let’s Go Crazy

One thing that you may not know about me is that I am a die-hard Prince fan. He had me with Purple Rain in 1984. Recently I came across this fabulous illustration of Prince’s (a/k/a The Artist Formerly Known as Prince or TAFKAP) hairstyles throughout the years by Gary Card. I almost spit out my tea when I saw it!  Isn’t it fabulous?  Well, at least I think so! Ha!

If I had to pick my all-time favorite Prince song, I would have to say: Let’s Go Crazy! Even thinking about it adds a spring to my step. There’s something about it that just takes me to my happy place.

Let’s Go Crazy.

Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life it means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you there’s something else
The afterworld, a world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night

So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You 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
‘Cause in this life things are much harder than in the afterworld
This life you’re on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy punch a higher floor

If you don’t like the world you’re living in
Take a look around you at least you got friends
Call my ‘ol lady up, for a friendly word
She picked up the phone, dropped it on the floor
Ahh, ahh is all I heard

Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down, oh, no let’s go
Let’s go crazy, let’s get nuts
Look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go

All excited but we don’t know why
Maybe it’s ’cause we’re all gonna die
And when we do, what’s it all for
Better live now before the grim reaper
Come knocking on your door

Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down, oh, no let’s go
Let’s go crazy, let’s get nuts
Look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s wait it your turn.

Come on baby let’s get nuts
Yeah, crazy

Let’s go crazy

Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh, no let’s go, go crazy
I said let’s go, go crazy
Let’s go, let’s go, go, let’s go

Dr. Everything’ll Be Alright
Make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
Hang tough children

He’s comin’
He’s comin’
Comin’

Take me away

Read more: Prince – Lets Go Crazy Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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