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I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Originally recorded circa 1982 and re-worked on July 16, 1986 for the aborted Dream Factory album, instead released as the 13th track on Sign "" The Times album (March 31, 1987). The single version appears on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), Ultimate (2006) and 4Ever (2016) albums. Written by Prince.

 
It was only last June when her old man ran away
She couldn't stop cryin' cuz she knew he was gone 2 stay
It was 10:35 on a lonely Friday night
She was standin' by the bar, mm, she was lookin' alright
Yeah

I asked if she wanted 2 dance
And she said that all she wanted was a good man
And wanted 2 know if I thought I was qualified
Yeah

And I said, "Baby, don't waste ur time
I know what's on ur mind
I may b qualified 4 a 1-night stand
But I could never take the place of ur man"

It hurt me so bad when she told me with tears n her eyes
He was all she ever had and now she wanted 2 die
He left her with a baby and another 1 on the way
Yeah
She couldn't stop cryin' cuz she knew he was gone 2 stay
Yeah

She asked me if we could b friends
And I said, "Oh, honey baby, that's a dead end
U know and I know that we wouldn't b satisfied"
No

And I said, "Baby, don't waste ur time
I know what's on ur mind
I wouldn't b satisfied with a 1-night stand
And I could never take the place of ur man"
Yeah yeah, the place of ur man
Ooh...

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