Raspberry Beret

Album: Around the World in a Day (1985)
Charted: 25 2
  • Yeah

    I was working part time in a five-and-dime
    My boss was Mr. McGee
    He told me several times that he didn't like my kind
    'Cause I was a bit too leisurely

    Seems that I was busy doing something close to nothing
    But different than the day before
    That's when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
    She walked in through the out door, out door

    She wore a
    Raspberry beret
    The kind you find in a second hand store
    Raspberry beret
    And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more
    Raspberry beret
    I think I love her

    Built like she was
    She had the nerve to ask me
    If I planned to do her any harm
    So, look here
    I put her on the back of my bike
    And we went riding
    Down by old man Johnson's farm

    I said now, overcast days never turned me on
    But something about the clouds and her mixed
    She wasn't to bright
    But I could tell when she kissed me
    She knew how to get her kicks

    She wore a
    Raspberry beret
    The kind you find in a second hand store
    Raspberry beret
    And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more
    Raspberry beret
    I think I love her

    The rain sounds so cool when it hits the barn roof
    And the horses wonder who you are
    Thunder drowns out what the lightning sees
    You feel like a movie star

    They say the first time ain't the greatest
    But I tell ya
    If I had the chance to do it all again
    I wouldn't change a stroke
    'Cause baby I'm the most
    With a girl as fine as she was then

    (Raspberry beret)
    The kind you find (The kind you find)
    The kind you find (In a second hand store)
    Oh no no
    (Raspberry beret)
    (And if it was warm)
    Where have all the raspberry women gone?
    Yeah (Raspberry beret)

    I think I, I think I, I think I love her

    (Raspberry beret)
    No no no
    No no no (The kind you find)
    (In a second hand store)
    (Raspberry beret)
    Tell me
    Where have all the raspberry women gone? (And if it was warm she)
    (Wouldn't wear much more)
    (Raspberry beret) Writer/s: PRINCE ROGERS NELSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Augie from UsaNot for nothin' but there is a lovely lady wearing a red beret who delivers a guitar to Prince at :23. This is not part of the above list and I ask "Could she be - Is she the subject of the song"?
  • Rabbit Bunny from Westminster MdHe wrote it about Madonna! I know this as fact!
  • Johnny from Claxton, GaFor the record... Girl 6 is very well known in the black community. There are other segments of society besides caucasian.
  • Dimitry from Denver, Co, CoSorry guys, but a Raspberry Beret is an uncircumcised penis... You take it from there.
  • Susan from Airdrie, AbI loved this song when it first came out. Prince was and is a musical genius, albeit a bit of a pervert...LOL
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