Let's Go Crazy

Album: Purple Rain (1984)
Charted: 7 1
  • Dearly beloved
    We are 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 after world

    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 after world
    In 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

    You see I called my old lady
    For a friendly word
    She picked up the phone
    Dropped it on the floor
    (Ah, ah) 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
    Let's look for the purple banana
    'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

    We're all excited
    But we don't know why
    Maybe it's 'cause
    We're all gonna die

    And when we do (When we do)
    What's it all for (What's it all for)
    You better live now
    Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

    Tell me, 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!

    C'mon 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 crazy (Go crazy)
    Let's go, let's go
    Go
    Let's go

    Dr. Everything'll be alright
    Will make everything go wrong
    Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
    Hang tough children

    He's coming
    He's coming
    Coming

    Take me away! Writer/s: Prince Rogers Nelson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Kitkat from MorrisI love this song, yet in my music it is apparently explicit. Why, I don’t know. I love this song, through all of the confusion it creates. I understand it better now, after reading this article.
  • Michael from San DiegoYes, I have his extended version, too. The Ultimate----it's on there... The regular or shorter version is tremendous. My comment is can you imagine any artist listening to this track after he finished it and not thinking this was not gonna be a world shaker? I know most of the lyrics(maybe), but this song is indicative of----who really cares if you can't understand the lyrics? He probably changed the lyrics every time he performed this. Good night, sweet Prince.
  • Mykl from Baltimore, MdThe extended version of this song (which appears in the movie) was available as an extended play (12") record.
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