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1999 (1982) by Prince

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1999 (1982) (Song) by Prince
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1999 (Song)

performed by Prince

December 18, 1982
 
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I was dreamin' when I wrote this 
Forgive me if it goes astray 
 
But when I woke up this mornin' 
Coulda sworn it was judgment day 
 
The sky was all purple 
There were people runnin' everywhere 
 
Tryin' 2 run from the destruction 
U know I didn't even care 
 
'Cuz they say two thousand zero zero party over 
Oops out of time 
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999 
 
I was dreamin' when I wrote this 
So sue me if I go 2 fast 
 
But life is just a party 
And parties weren't meant 2 last 
 
War is all around us 
My mind says prepare 2 fight 
 
So if I gotta die 
I'm gonna listen 2 my body tonight 
 
Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over 
Oops out of time 
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999 
Yeah 
 
Lemme tell ya somethin' 
If U didn't come 2 party 
Don't bother knockin' on my door 
I got a lion in my pocket 
And baby he's ready 2 roar 
 
Yeah, everybody's got a bomb 
We could all die any day 
But before I'll let that happen 
I'll dance my life away 
 
They say two thousand zero zero party over 
Oops out of time 
We're runnin' outta time 
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999) 
 
Say it 1 more time 
Two thousand zero zero party over 
Oops out of time 
No, no 
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999) 
 
Alright, it's 1999 
You say it, 1999 
1999 
1999 don't stop, don't stop, say it 1 more time 
 
Two thousand zero zero party over 
Oops out of time 
Yeah, Yeah 
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999) 
 
Yeah, 1999 
Don'tcha wanna go 
Don'tcha wanna go 
We could all die any day 
I don't wanna die 
I'd rather dance