BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – AUG 9: The rock/ pop/ funk musician Prince in concert at the annual Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.
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Prince was famously prolific, writing possibly thousands of songs that were never released and penning tons of music for other artists. That includes a recently remembered track called Donald Trump (Black Version), which was recorded by the Time, R&B legends in their own right.
As Buzzfeed notes, Prince biographer Matt Thorne cited the song as originally intended for the Time’s unreleased Corporate World album, which had “the theme of a black rewrite of Wall Street.” When that album was shelved by the label, Donald Trump (Black Version) was instead included on the group’s 1990 album Pandemonium.
The song is a syrupy ballad that falls somewhere between quiet storm and parody, which is fitting, since the Time straddled comedy with real musical chops. In any case, Time singer Morris Day’s over-the-top persona is a perfect match for Donald Trump, and it wouldn’t be hard to imagine he might say some of these lines if he were your love-ah, which, gross.
Have a listen to the song, below, then check out the lyrics beneath.
Honey baby, you truly know it. You truly know it.
You look good. Tryin’ your best to show it.
If I were you, I would. True love and affection.
These are nice, so nice but when a money man walks in the room, girl, you look more than twice.
You look once, you look twice. Can I rap to you sugar tonight?
Donald Trump (black version), maybe that’s what you need.
A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream.
Donald Trump (black version), come on take a chance.
A 1990’s love affair, the real romance.
Honey baby, you are the finest. I have seen.
And your disposition’s so kind you’re never mean.
Girl, you’re to good to be true. But last night when you were asleep, you slipped big time.
I heard you. You said your favorite color was green.
So guess what?
Now look here baby. I ain’t tryin’ to be 90 proof.
But a super strong woman. She needs a super strong dude.
Sweet words of love are helpful.
But what goes a lot farther than that?
A hundred dollar dinner at Adriano’s?
A brand new coat or a brand new hat?
Yes, I can do this!
… Donald Trump (black version), maybe that’s what you need.
Come on, come on take a chance.
…. A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream.
I can fill your every dream, baby.
…. Donald Trump (black version), come on take a chance.
You and me, baby… and me!
…. A 1990’s love affair.
So many things.
… The real romance.
So many things.
…. Diamonds and pearls.
I wanna buy you things.
…. (Oooooh, I can hear you talkin’ to me baby)
…. Maybe that’s what you need.
’cause I want all the other girls to bug.
…. A man that fulfills your every wish.
My name is Morris, baby.
…. Your every dream.
And I dig you. And when I dig somebody.
…. Donald Trump (black version).
They stay dug.
…. Come on take a chance.
They stay dug baby.
…. A 1990’s love affair, the real romance.
I… I… I… I got what you need baby.
Come on baby, come on take a chance.