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)