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Joy in Repetition Lyrics

Artist: Prince
Album: Graffiti Bridge

{crowd noise same as for "Alphabet Street"}

He like to frequent this club down up on 36th
Pimps and thangs like 2 hang outside and cuss for kicks

Talking 2 no one in particular, they say "the baddest I am tonight"
4 letter words are seldom heard with such dignity and bite.
All the poets and the part time singers always hang inside
live music from a band plays a song called "Soul Psychodelicide".
The song's a year long and had been playing 4 months when he
walked into the place.
No one seemed to care, an introverted this-is-it look on most of their faces.
Up on the mic repeating 2 words, over and over again
was this woman he had never noticed before he lost himself in the
articulated manner in which she said them.
These 2 words, a little bit behind the beat.
I mean just enough 2 turn u on.
4 everytime she said the words another one of his doubts were gone.

Should he try 2 rap with her? Should he stand and stare?
No one else was watching her, she didn't seem 2 care.
So over and over, she said the words til he could take no more, (no more)
he dragged her from the stage and together they ran through the back door
In the alley over by the curb he said tell me what's your name
she only said the words again and it started to rain (rain, rain, rain)
2 words falling between the drops and the moans of his condition
holding someone is truly believing there's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
There's joy in repetition.
She said love me, love me, what she say?
she say love me, love me.
Joy, why don't u love me baby, joy, why can't u love me baby
joy, come on and love me baby, joy in repetition
Alright, joy in repetition,
Alright, joy in repetition,
Alright, joy in repetition,
Alright, joy, all my wishes add up to one
Love me, joy, Love me, joy, Love me, joy
Love me, Love me, joy, joy, joy in repetition
joy, joy in repetition,
joy, joy (love me) in repetition,
Love me, love, joy, joy, joy in repetition
joy, and I'm gonna say it again, joy, joy, and I'm gonna say it again,
joy, I'd like 2 go way up high and say, Love me, joy
I'll say Love me, joy
Joy, joy in repetition, joy in repetition
There's joy in repetition
Comments/Interpretations
by Kwesi on 9/28/2008 9:27pm
This song is incredible. It really brings out the simplicity and power of a few words.
by Taylor Adams on 10/28/2008 10:10am
There is joy in repetition because the lady keeps saying 'love me' over and over again. Prince described this man as someone who was looking for love and he found love with this woman who was constantly repeating the words 'love me' over and over again. But, Prince also asks why can't she love him. Maybe there is a forbidden reason as to why she cannot love him the way he wants to be loved.
by traci cage on 10/26/2009 1:27am
A beautiful song.It sends chills through me. Those two words hold such powerful meaning.
by Dillon on 2/10/2010 10:45am
This song maybe one of his most sexy song and really climatic with the psyche guitar...LOVE IT
by Chaz Kemp on 4/10/2010 6:39pm
Yes! I agree with all of the above statements in that this song is incredible in its simplicity. 2 words, "Love me..." That's just seriously powerful and sexy. When I first heard this song, my first thought was, "Right On!"
by Julie on 5/16/2010 4:52am
Incredibly sexy!
by Ecarter3rd on 6/19/2010 6:14am
this song takes you on a sexy ride with Love @ 1 of its perplexed states
by Todd on 10/7/2010 8:56pm
All good ideas. Try and looking at the lyrics with the "slang" term of "JOY" in mind. As in "He shot his "joy" all over her face".
by monimonk on 5/5/2011 9:16pm
sexual tension as it's best!
by Gerard Sudhakar on 4/27/2012 9:43am
Classic work by Prince! Sheer Joy! thanks for the lyrics!
by Anil Chaturvedi on 10/27/2012 10:50am
This is an amazing song. These types of song have made prince the super star of modern music.
by lady day on 1/20/2013 5:26am
why cant you love me,becuz you were not up for compromise, i see the doves i hear the cries, he's held in captivity, he came to me,on the copt & pace and skeeted his dna in my face, baby mama drama his escape was me, now my stomachs hurting where butterfly flew free, meet me under the cherry moon,maybe i'll see you next life time on a joyous afternoon, my life is tied up im tripping over love, two laces so tight are hearts intertwine may it return like a dove
by greg on 7/2/2013 11:19am
Prince for Tony Award this is incredible
by GELLIS on 5/28/2014 5:40am
HELLA SEXY.....If the masses heard more of these Prince songs....it would start and end with Prince!!...Where is someone to write this type of stuff...it boggles the mind....his talent is amazing and one of a kind...."an introverted this-is-it look on most of their face?"...come on ya'll...banana's!!


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