Album: Dirty Mind (1980)
Charted: 101
  • She saw me walking down the streets of your fine city
    It kinda turned me on when she looked at me and said, "come here"
    Now I don't usually talk to strangers but she looked so pretty
    What can I lose, if I, uh, just give her a little ear?
    "What's up little girl?"
    "I ain't got time to play"
    Baby didn't say too much
    She said, "Are you gay?"
    Kinda took me by surprise, I didn't know what to do
    I just looked her in her eyes and I said, "no, are you?"
    Said to myself, said
    "She's just a crazy, crazy, crazy little mixed up dame
    She's just a victim of society and all its games"
    Now where I come from
    We don't let society tell us how it's supposed to be
    Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
    It's all about being there
    Everybody's going uptown
    That's where I want to be
    Set your mind free
    Got my body hot
    Get down
    I don't want to stop, no

    As soon as we got there good times were rolling
    White, Black, Puerto Rican, everybody just a-freakin'
    Good times were rolling
    She started dancing in the streets
    Ow, girl, she's just gone mad, you know
    She even made love to me
    Ooh, best night I ever had, ah yeah
    I never talk to strangers but this time it's all right
    See, she got me hot, ah, I couldn't stop, ah
    Good times were rolling all night, all night, yeah
    Now, where I come from we don't give a damn
    We do whatever we please
    It ain't about no downtown, nowhere-bound, narrow-minded drag
    It's all about being free
    Everybody's going uptown
    It's where I want to be
    You can set your mind free, yeah
    Keep your body hot
    Get down
    I don't want to stop, no

    Oh, oh, yeah
    Everybody's going, everybody's going
    Everybody gotta gotta uptown
    Now go-go-go, go-go-go uptown

    Yeah, yeah, now, all now, uptown
    Gotta go-go-go
    Baby, got to go, got to, uptown
    C'mon, c'mon, you, you have to, you gotta go uptown
    Oh, oh, oh, baby, oh yeah Writer/s: Prince Rogers Nelson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Erik from Minneapolis, MnThanks for tellin me what uptown is.I have lived here for 20 years.Let me tell you what Uptown is/was.A place for the counter culture like the east village in nyc.Creative, liberal, artistic and a place for us that don't fit the norms of society.Thats what uptown was. Now it's all yuppies and Corporate money.The freedom is gone and Uptown is just like anywhere else.It's not special like it used to be.
  • Chapman from San Francisco, CaOne of my very favorite songs. And Prince used to open concerts with this song.
  • Vincent from Littleredcorrvette.com, United StatesThanx Illya. Whoever u r! :D
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