With all the "think-they-are-the-first-to-discover-anything" attitude An impertinent young man (with a mouth smarter than his head) (directed at me!) One day Had the nerve to say That I was too old and didn't know anything about PRINCE. As he listened to one of his latest CDs I laughed and informed him That his generation was just the "Music-Man's" Most recent and latest devotees.... That I knew PRINCE Before he (this little "whipper-snapper") Was born! When on an album cover, upon a horse he sat And long, feathered hair was The ONLY thing he'd worn! Back when there was a whole lotta Controversy Because he'd used the Lord's Prayer And the world was shocked At such cockiness to so disrespectfully dare To infuse his wild, "Devil's Music" with A revered, Holy invocation Mixing it into his "dirty" lyrical creation Yes, I knew PRINCE Long before Rain was Purple Or when the Doves Cried Back when the playing "discs" Were 12 & 7 inches wide! And you purchased them at the Reckud Sto' By saving up your little change no matter How economically-challenged or down-right po'! From 8-Tracks to 33s and 45s to Cassettes But you just HAD to have whatever was The "Boogie-Down" latest From one-hit-wonders To Motown, Buddhah, Stax, and Atlantic's recorded Greatest! And, when he performed at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show Just like the fans who were there I was also on my feet Right in the middle of my living room flo' Dancin' and prancin' and Cabbage-Patchin' 'Til my old @zz was fare-thee spent! And then wondered to myself Just where the years went! So, yes, dear Child I DO know me some PRINCE. I knew him way back then, since, and still will hence!