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I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince Lyrics


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I ain't got no money
I ain't like those other guys you hang around
It's kinda funny
But they always seem to let you down
And I get discouraged
'Cause I never see you anymore
And I need your love, babe, well
That's all I'm living for, yeah

I didn't want to pressure you, baby
But all I ever wanted to do

I wanna be your lover
I wanna be the only one that makes you come running
I wanna be your lover
I wanna turn you on, turn you out
All night long, make you shout
Oh, lover, yeah
I wanna be the only one you come for

I wanna be your brother
I wanna be your mother and your sister, too
There ain't no other
That can do the things that I'll do to you

And I get discouraged
'Cause you treat me just like a child
And they say I'm so shy, yeah
But with you I just go wild, ooo ooo ooo

I didn't want to pressure you, baby, oh
But all I ever wanted to do

I wanna be your lover
I wanna be the only one that makes you come, running
I wanna be your lover
I wanna turn you on, turn you out
All night long make you shout
Oh, lover, yeah
I wanna be the only one you come for, yeah

Overall Meaning

In Prince's hit song "I Wanna Be Your Lover," the lyrics explore the singer's desire to win the affection of someone he admires. He acknowledges that he lacks the material wealth of other men and expresses frustration that the people she chooses always let her down. He admits to being discouraged because they no longer see each other, indicating that he wants more than just a casual relationship. He declares that he wants to be the only one she comes to, and he wants to be the person who makes her feel alive.


Prince continues to express his desire to be his lover's everything. He claims to want to be her brother, mother, sister and be the only person who can do the things he can do to her. The singer admits that he may seem shy to others, but with her, he becomes unruly. He did not want to pressure her initially, but all he ever wanted to do was to take her and make her his lover. The song's melody is upbeat, which arrives as a contrast to the slightly obsessive lyrics of the song, creating a unique contradiction.


Line by Line Meaning

I ain't got no money
I don't have a lot of financial resources.


I ain't like those other guys you hang around
I'm different from the other men you associate with.


It's kinda funny
It's ironic.


But they always seem to let you down
They consistently disappoint you.


And I get discouraged
I lose confidence in myself.


'Cause I never see you anymore
Because we haven't spent time together recently.


And I need your love, babe, well
I require your affection.


That's all I'm living for, yeah
I'm living for your love.


I didn't want to pressure you, baby
I didn't want to force you into anything.


But all I ever wanted to do
I just wanted to be with you.


I wanna be your lover
I desire to be your romantic partner.


I wanna be the only one that makes you come running
I want to be the sole person you turn to.


I wanna turn you on, turn you out
I want to arouse you and satisfy you.


All night long, make you shout
I want to keep you delighted and vocal throughout the night.


Oh, lover, yeah
Oh, beloved one.


I wanna be the only one you come for
I want to be the only one you seek out for intimacy.


I wanna be your brother
I want to have a deep, familial connection with you.


I wanna be your mother and your sister, too
I want to have nurturing and protective qualities in our relationship, like a mother or sister.


There ain't no other
No one else can compare.


That can do the things that I'll do to you
No one else can provide the kind of satisfaction and pleasure that I can.


'Cause you treat me just like a child
You treat me as if I'm immature.


And they say I'm so shy, yeah
People attribute my quietness to my shyness.


But with you I just go wild, ooo ooo ooo
But with you, I become uninhibited and spontaneous.


I wanna be your lover
I want to be your romantic partner.


I wanna be the only one that makes you come, running
I want to be the sole person you turn to.


I wanna turn you on, turn you out
I want to arouse you and satisfy you.


All night long make you shout
I want to keep you delighted and vocal throughout the night.


Oh, lover, yeah
Oh, beloved one.


I wanna be the only one you come for, yeah
I want to be the only one you seek out for intimacy.




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Prince Rogers Nelson

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@martinjavaoh7514

Vocal - Prince
Backup singer - Prince
Keyboard - Prince
Guitar - Prince
Bass - Prince
Drums - Prince
Lyrics - Prince
Sexy dancer - Prince
Video - Prince
Producer - Prince
Makeup and Hairstyling - Prince
Costume Design - Prince
Composer - Prince
Album - Prince
Year - Prince
Pepperoni - Prince

Damn is there something Prince can't do? ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”ฅ

@monilaninetynine3811

He isn't holding the camera.

@martinjavaoh7514

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@@monilaninetynine3811 he used telekinetic powers to make the camera float

@MsLeoLady813

Pepperoni! LOL

@CydeFX

Reincarnate, I guess.

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@The70sChick

Prince may be gone but his music lives on. If you agree, hit like.

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Agreed

@vernamendiola1573

Forever and ever๐Ÿ’œ

@Youngberg1000

Probably sleeping with the devil

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