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Let's Go Crazy Lyrics

Artist: Prince
Album: Hits-The B-Sides

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here 2 tell u
There's something else
The afterworld

A world of never ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night

So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
U know the one - Dr Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby

'Cuz in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You're on your own

And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
Go crazy - punch a higher floor

If u don't like the world you're living in
Take a look around u
At least u got friends

U see I called my old lady
4 a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
(Sex, sex) is all I heard

Are we gonna let de-elevator
Bring us down
Oh, no Let's Go!

Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

We're all excited
But we don't know why
Maybe it's cuz
We're all gonna die

And when we do (When we do)
What's it all 4 (What's it all 4)
U better live now
Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Tell me, are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go!

Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

C'mon baby
Let's get nuts
Yeah
Crazy

Let's go crazy

Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go!
Go crazy

I said let's go crazy (Go crazy)
Let's go, let's go
Go
Let's go

Dr. Everything'll be alright
Will make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and dafodills will kill
Hang tough children

He's coming
He's coming
Coming

Take me away!

Comments/Interpretations

by bori on 5/25/2008 5:03pm
im def. not a prince kinda grl but hey im 15 nd this song rocks! i love it! I LOVE U PRINCE!
by Sharon on 6/12/2008 12:00am
I know this will sound insane, but it sounds like he's singing "slip on a purple manatee and put us in the truck"..
by matthew england on 7/1/2008 4:44pm
i didn't know prince done this song. i got the punk rock cover to this song :)
by Kate on 7/16/2008 12:22pm
I absolutely LOVE Prince. I have all his music and just totally dig him. He is such an artist!
by cowboys loveer on 7/28/2008 5:51pm
this song roxz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
by unchris on 8/5/2008 10:50am
That sentence sums all optimism that I need when I feel down:
"And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
Go crazy - punch a higher floor"
by anoynomous on 8/6/2008 10:29pm
awesome
by me on 8/20/2008 6:51am
Prince is the king!!!
by Intel on 8/26/2008 10:39pm
This song is about something powerful. Good Triumphing over evil. The elevator is metaphor for the devil. Punch a higher floor. Rise above.
Just in case some didn't know, but I am sure most did.
by R. Kelly on 8/31/2008 1:00pm
Prince is GOD!
by Belle Maija on 9/6/2008 1:55pm
i love this song! even as a 5 year old i loved princes music (i'm 12 now). i also love singing and it's great becuase on a sad day i sing this song and it really cheers me up. Me and Prince rock at singing! woooooooo!!!!
by DEROCK34 on 9/12/2008 11:52am
AN ABSOLUTE CLASSIC!
by theaphilly on 9/15/2008 6:23pm
I always wanted to know wat he said "Look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!"
by Panth on 10/20/2008 7:42am
Yeaaahaaaa !!!!
by Kristin on 11/11/2008 12:55pm
Uuhhh...what does the purple banana supposed to represent in this song?
by Ken on 11/22/2008 10:57am
I think looking 4 the purple banana is something crazy and nuts
by Lord Dragon on 11/25/2008 8:52am
Oh come on, the purple banana is the male organ.
by Payton on 11/28/2008 8:59pm
prince is genious! he is a timeless artist and this is one of my favorites of all time!!!!!!!!!!!
by Ansariah on 12/2/2008 7:49pm
The Refused cover for this song is great.
by Ali on 1/18/2009 3:55pm
I know prince is way ahead of my time cause i just turned 13 but who cares. Let's Go Crazy!!
by valerie on 2/6/2009 9:13pm
I'm with you Ali but I'm 14 year old and this is my favorite song and I love him, Prince is a genius and he is sexy!! :)
by Sergio, on 3/20/2009 12:45pm
A Blast,
by Britt on 4/24/2009 11:11am
The elevator going down is a symbolism of going to hell as prince has stated in a interview he did a while back. I kind of doubt the purple banana is a male organ. Not everyone would go looking for that.
by WendyinOK on 5/5/2009 7:18pm
If you missed Prince on his farewell tour, you missed it! If you caught it, man... that guy puts on a show. So good I saw it 2X.
by hannah on 5/23/2009 1:10pm
es apero llamarmae igual que tu
by joy on 6/15/2009 1:20pm
check out the cover of this song bu incubus...heard them do it live and it was killer...it is n the new cd monuments and melodies
by sarahsarn on 6/26/2009 6:25am
i absolutely LOVE Prince n everythin he,s done....he's a true legend!!!!amazin!!! xx
by hope on 7/14/2009 1:05pm
the cover that incubus did is almost exactly like prince........i didnt even know that prince made this song until my parents told me......brandon boyds voice(from incubus) is amazing and i think they did an amazing job on it!
by BMauk on 7/14/2009 2:44pm
the incubus version is rockin, check it out.
by blue light special on 7/14/2009 5:28pm
"I know this will sound insane, but it sounds like he's singing "slip on a purple manatee and put us in the truck".."

LOLOL! It DOES sound like that!
by Lillysun on 8/13/2009 3:25pm
the version incubus does, it very good i didn't even know it was them. but i enjoy it i think they respected the song and did it beautifully
by miranda on 8/25/2009 3:56pm
best song ever it always makes me hyper so rock on
by Dearly Beloved ~ on 10/5/2009 6:16pm
Jesus have mercy on all of our souls because we need it from time 2 time ~
by Chantelle on 10/29/2009 8:30am
Princ is so weird, i just love him <3
by hunter on 12/12/2009 10:49am
heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
by Curly on 12/31/2009 1:55pm
i dont like prince but my bro put all his songs on my ipod and i decided to listen to the ones id never heard.Well,i still dont like him,but this song is auh-mazing!I keep listening to it over and over.Awsumm song.Now i respect Prince tho,just for makin this songg.:)
by dan on 3/6/2010 5:04pm
ohh ya lets go crazy
by Ishka.... on 3/10/2010 7:26pm
Prince is the man....his music is timeless....I read a comment on here, a 12 year old liking prince...that's awesome! :D
by Rahel on 3/25/2010 9:00am
I Love this song and the lyrics ;)
by venus on 3/29/2010 12:11am
woohoo
by sig on 4/11/2010 10:55am
purple manatee
purple banana
in the grand scheme of things not much of a difference
lol
by Camille on 4/28/2010 7:16pm
Thank u all so much.. I love u all.. May u all live to c the dawn....
by przemyslaw on 5/3/2010 4:49am
More than 20 years when I've listen to LP (still have it), Purple rain, Let's go crazy and take me with you have been always my beloved songs, I'm loking for drum tabs and some help of hardware he used, to bake it, let me know
przemyslawlxx@gmai.com
by Angel on 5/8/2010 11:05pm
love this song
by hehe on 5/28/2010 11:36am
nice songs
by mitchell on 5/28/2010 11:36am
are u 52
by Brian on 5/31/2010 5:30pm
He's definitely craZy as hell but most of the great ones are.
by Darlene on 6/1/2010 12:58am
This song is so freakin amazing! Im 15 and in love with Prince!!
by dijon on 6/14/2010 1:45am
wat contry is he a prince in?
by Shelly on 6/21/2010 7:23am
I've been listening to prince my whole life, I'm sure, I just never asked who sang my fave songs until I got my iPod. My fave song is when doves cry, but this is my second fave.
by Logan on 6/26/2010 5:40am
Awsome hell yea
by takaylia on 6/28/2010 2:42pm
dis song rocks
by AJW on 7/16/2010 3:25pm
nah, real talk what does the purple Bannana stand for and is this song really about going crazy?
by rocko on 8/17/2010 8:19am
wow what a bunch of nerds on this page!!
by tk on 8/23/2010 1:40pm
i really like this song
by tdezire on 8/27/2010 5:18pm
this song speaks to Prince's deep Christianity. Go nuts til he comes, he's coming. He only makes you believe it's sexual because he likes to play head games. He is truly a master of lyrics.
by Mariah is Prince's Babe on 10/5/2010 2:14am
OMG I LOVE PRINCE. LOL.
Prince, he's the best. AND He's a total hottie.

Prince IS the master of lyrics.
Lust and Love.
And religion.
Love ya prince. :]
by OMG on 10/21/2010 8:53pm
he is seriously the most amazing guy ever no words can describe the awesome!!
the old school version of gaga
by Baby Face on 12/9/2010 1:50am
PRINCE~ The prentend boyfriend of many!!! He takes writing poetry to a whole new level...word!!
by elizabeth on 6/8/2011 1:00pm
i have never heard your songs i live in 2806 s.komenty
by JesseG on 6/13/2011 11:04pm
Lady Gaga is in no way in the same league as Prince. Haha. Prince is one and he's only. It sucks I wasn't born earlier. Grr…
by Cixile on 6/26/2011 7:28pm
Shut Up, People. Prince Is Not Like Lady GaGa. r__r'

AND. It's Not That Awesome When A Little 12 y.o. Girl Listen To That Type Of Songs. It Makes You A Pervert, You Know?
by Cixile on 6/26/2011 7:32pm
@Dijon: Prince Is From Minnesota City, MN. C:
by jennifer on 7/27/2011 6:17am
yesterday prince in concert, Ahoy Rotterdam. IT WAS CRAZY!
by asım on 8/2/2011 2:59pm
ta amınıza koyayım
by Sandra on 12/30/2011 3:07pm
I have been listen to Prince for many years . To hear & see the one and only little great genius ...its my life support ; gonna make this song my new year resolution!
Lets go crazy in 2012!!!
by beermuff on 1/4/2012 4:11pm
i agree with some of the other people posting that say this song is about prince's christian outlook on life but I think it's about erotic as well as religious ecstasy. I take the lyrics to mean that the psychiatrist is trying to force people to conform and think that life shouldn't be hard when in fact the real you-the spiritual you- would seem crazy in everyday life and overly sexual and there's nothing wrong with that.
by Amelia on 4/22/2012 6:03am
The song does not say Electric word life... it says "I looked up the word life"
by Estelle on 5/5/2012 10:38am
I swear all this time I thought it was manatee and I am one of the biggest fans you'll find smh ahhahaha
by SunRa° on 11/24/2012 5:44am
...it's looking for the purple man until they throw us in the truck. The "purple man" represents a variety of things; for some, the/a savior, for others salvation through music, or even drugs (another high) even sexual ecstasy. It's like a holy grail. Prince is so freakin' deep.
by michael gutierrez on 11/20/2013 11:41am
This is 1 of prince's best songs
by FirstAvenue7thStExit on 4/21/2016 11:44am
Fitting song to say farewell to a genius
by annoyed on 4/21/2016 12:51pm
A great song.
So tell me WHY it is that you can't type the lyrics correctly. I very much doubt that Prince wrote "2" instead of "to".
Please tell me it isn't a lack of ability...
by Kristin on 4/21/2016 3:27pm
RIP Prince...
by Vo on 4/21/2016 3:57pm
RIP....ironic he passed in an elevator.....he will be greatly missed.....
by R.I.P on 4/21/2016 4:15pm
R.I.P
by KP on 4/22/2016 8:37am
Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life******************* This is life Funeral Talk right?

And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down *************** Elevator talk 1st Time
If u don't like the world you're living in
Take a look around u
At least u got friends

Are we gonna let de-elevator ********************** Elevator talk 2nd Time
Bring us down
Oh, no Let's Go!

Tell me, are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down **** Elevator talk 3rd Time
Oh, no let's go!

Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down ********** Elevator talk 4th Time and the man died the 4th hour of the start of the day.. we get up at 7, 8, 9, 10 he died

Take me away! *************************** was the last thing he said on the song… WOOOOOOW
by Me on 4/23/2016 12:02am
1 james 5
by Rachel on 4/24/2016 10:04am
How ironic "don't let de- elevator bring us down" and that's where Prince was found..in his elevator--1st floor. Prophetic.
by crazy on 4/25/2016 2:39pm
i'm almost 60 so the song i use to dance to and go crazy. it is sad if you ask me i don't think it was irony but on purpose
by Annabelle Torres on 4/29/2016 11:01am
In a conversation he had with L.A. Reid, he indicated that the elevator referenced in this song referred to the devil. I am really torn about his whole death being a fan since the 1980's. I keep envisioning his small frame slumped over in an elevator and no one around him. He died so alone in that empty mansion. Heartbreaking man!
by permafrost on 5/1/2016 3:51am
annoyed: Prince had a habit of using numbers and single letters in his song and album titles (e.g. Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, Nothing Compares 2 U, I Would Die 4 U), maybe he did it in lyrics too? this us not laziness from the person who posted the lyrics. Crazy that even in the 80s, Prince was using chat/text language, lol!

Annabelle Torres: I don't get starstruck, obsessed w celebrity lives, but that image has been bringing me down too. just alone in an elevator, was he suddenly tired and passed out? did he know he was dying? did he faint? and cremated so soon after the autopsy! within the week! so I get sad picturing him in the elevator, and now as a pile of ashes on a shelf somewhere....
by RhondaBienes.rb&@gmail.com on 5/9/2016 9:36am
When I heard alot of princes songs on said raido during the early ,80's I would dance all about and sing along with his lyrics just the same ,but now that he has passed any of his songs played on said radio all over every station across the united States will always be a tribute to him from this day forward ! Long live King Prince !








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