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Givin Em What They Love

This song is by Janelle Monáe, features Prince and appears on the album The Electric Lady (2013).

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Prince:
Wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna
Love! Wanna
Give it what you--

Janelle Monáe:
I am sharper than a razor
Eyes made of lasers
Bolder than the truth

They want me locked up in the system
Cause I'm on a mission
Blame it on my youth

Too long I've been out here on my own
Now I'm bout to bring it home like a rolling stone
I ain't never been afraid to die
Look a man in the eye

I come to give you what you love
It's time to give you what you love
I'ma give you what you love
Givin' you what you love

Prince:
I am sharper than a switch blade
First and last of one God made and that's the truth
But man, keep on tryin' to hold me back
While another chicken head come home to roost
Too strong try to do me wrong
And the last one standing will order and command you to dance
Uh-huh dance

Janelle Monáe:
Run tell your preacher and your teacher

I'ma give you what you love
I gotta give you what you love
It's time to give you what you love
Givin' you what you love
Gimme some love

Yeah, baby
I said take your time, take what you love
Baby just enough but never too much
Baby take your time take what you love
And when that baby cry, you better look at that baby

Take your time, take what you love
Baby just enough but never too much
Baby take your time, when I
And when I give me some love
Won't you give me what you love

Yeah, alright
Yeah, alright

Yeah, yeah, yes sir
Wanna give you some love
some love...

Two dimes walked in the building
Tall and concealing wearing fancy things
Sharper than a knife, curvy like a spoon
When they walked in the room
we didn't know what to do

One looked at me and I looked back
She said, "Can you tell me where the party's at?"
She followed me back to the lobby
Yeah, she was looking at me for some undercover love

Prince:
Wearin' fancy thing
Oh we didn't know what to do
Tell me where the party at

Music by:

Chuck Lightning Wikipedia16, Nate "Rocket" Wonder Wikipedia16, Terrence L. Brown

Lyrics by:

Janelle Monáe Robinson Wikipedia16, Prince Wikipedia16, Chuck Lightning, Nate "Rocket" Wonder

Arrangement:

Chuck Lightning, Nate "Rocket" Wonder, Lance Powlis, Jason P. Freeman, Jerry E. Freeman, Kebbi Williams, Christopher Burns

Produced by:

Janelle Monáe, Nate "Rocket" Wonder, Chuck Lightning

Co-produced by:

Roman GianArthur Wikipedia16

Recorded:

Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia

Musicians:

  • Terrence L. Brown: organ
  • Christopher Burns: trombone
  • Jason P. Freeman: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jerry E. Freeman: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Roman GianArthur Irvin: background vocals, percussion
  • Janelle Monáe: lead vocals, background vocals
  • Alexander Page: violin, viola
  • Kellindo Parker: rhythm guitar
  • Lance Powlis: trumpet
  • Prince: lead vocals, background vocals, lead guitar, additional bass
  • Grace Shim: cello
  • Esperanza Spalding Wikipedia16: additional bass
  • Kebbi Williams: tenor saxophone, flute
  • Nate "Rocket" Wonder: background vocals, bass guitar, additional guitar, magic piano, drums, percussion

Orchestra:

The Wondaland ArchOrchestra, Hornz Unlimited

Featured artists:

Prince

Trivia:

Givin Em What They Love is inspired by HIDDENCOLORS1&TWO and the burning Big House in Django Unchained Wikipedia16.