Yesterday, we learned that Prince had recorded a new song as a tribute to Freddie Gray and the people of Baltimore and as a response to all of the recent tragic police killings, fittingly entitled “Baltimore.” There’s still no word on when the song will be released, but now we know a little more about how it might come out. FOX 9/KMSP-TV reporter Iris Perez witnessed the recording of “Baltimore” at Prince’s Paisley Park soundstage, and in a post-performance conversation the Purple One said he’s “going to talk to Jay-Z and his people about streaming it on Tidal” — as James pointed out, exclusives from superstar artists are pretty much all Tidal has going for it right now. Watch the full FOX 9 story and check out the emotional “Baltimore” lyrics below.
Here are the lyrics to “Baltimore”:
NOBODY GOT IN NOBODY’S WAY
SO EYE GUESS U COULD SAY
IT WAS A GOOD DAY
AT LEAST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY IN BALTIMORE
DOES ANYBODY HEAR US PRAY?
4 MICHAEL BROWN OR FREDDIE GRAY PEACE IS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF WAR
ABSENCE OF WAR
R WE GONNA C ANOTHER BLOODY DAY?
WE’RE TIRED OF CRYIN’ & PEOPLE DYIN’
LET’S TAKE ALL THE GUNS AWAY
ABSENCE OF WAR- U AND ME
MAYBE WE CAN FINALLY SAY
ENUFF IS ENUFF IT’S TIME 4 LOVE
IT’S TIME 2 HEAR,
IT’S TIME 2 HEAR
THE GUITAR PLAY! (guitar solo)