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Prince – Old Friend 4 Sale lyrics

The sun set in the west this mornin'
4 I know, I know L. A. Is callin'
Bad news, Steve said, and people are talkin'
They say your kingdom is fallin', yeah
They say you lost your fire
When another musician you hired
Little do they know, you wouldn't have passed go
Unless they could take you higher, yeah

The sun set in my heart this afternoon
4 2 friends of mine got stuck in the snow
In Uptown when winter's alarmin', oh
Cocaine becomes charmin'
But you talk about things you don't know 'bout
I know, no matter how pleasant your past was
Green and white return 2 blue
U're happy as long as your last buzz
And then you think you want something new, yeah

The sun, the sun set in my mind this evening
4 someone who said they would die 4 me
Sold some, they sold some more pictures and all my little memories
Chump change is 2 unravel the mystery, ah ha
But life is no fun, life ain't no fun without fantasy
Some things are better left unsaid
And some people are better left untrusted
Maybe, maybe, maybe it'll all make sense when I'm dead
When I'm dead

Old friends 4 sale
Get'em while the gettin' is hot
Watch out, they'll kiss you until they get what you got
And they'll show you the friends that they're not
Old friends 4 sale

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