Let’s Go Crazy – Prince & The Revolution

August 10, 2021

Today’s song of the day is “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince of the Revolution Band. It’s a soothing song worth listening to when stressed out.

Fun Facts

  • Prince’s hit song “Let’s Go Crazy” was released in 1984 by The Revolution Band. It is the opening track in the album titled “Purple Rain.”
  • Since its release, it has been a staple for many concert performances.
  • Prince also released the song as a single, which helped it to rise to the #1 slot on Billboard Hot 100.
  • “Let’s Go Crazy” also topped two other leading charts, the Hot Dance Club Play and the Hip-Hop/R&B charts.
  • The song earned a slot in the top 10 hits in the United Kingdom.
  • Prince formed The Revolution rock band in Minneapolis in 1979. Though the band is much associated with rock, its sound incorporated psychedelia, funk, pop, and rhythm & blues elements.
  • The band rose to global fame in the 1980s, boosted by their hit song “Purple Rain,” which topped the Billboard 200 in 1984.
  • In 1985, the band again took position one on Billboard Hot 100, with three titles “Kiss,” “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”
  • The Revolution band was disbanded in 1986.
  • After the death of Prince in 2016, the band members performed reunion shows and have so far won 3 Grammy Awards.
SOTD lyrics

Lyrics

(LyricFind)

Dearly beloved

We are gathered here today

To get through this thing called life

Electric word life

It means forever and that’s a mighty long time

But I’m here to tell you

There’s something else

The after world

A world of never ending happiness

You can always see the sun, day or night

So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills

You know the one, Dr. Everything’ll Be Alright

Instead of asking him how much of your time is left

Ask him how much of your mind, baby

‘Cause in this life

Things are much harder than in the after world

In this life

You’re on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down

Go crazy, punch a higher floor

If you don’t like the world you’re living in

Take a look around you

At least you got friends

You see I called my old lady

For a friendly word

She picked up the phone

Dropped it on the floor

(Ah, ah) is all I heard

Are we gonna let the elevator

Bring us down

Oh, no let’s go!

Let’s go crazy

Let’s get nuts

Let’s look for the purple banana

‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

We’re all excited

But we don’t know why

Maybe it’s ’cause

We’re all gonna die

And when we do (When we do)

What’s it all for (What’s it all for)

You better live now

Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Tell me, are we gonna let the elevator bring us down

Oh, no let’s go!

Let’s go crazy

Let’s get nuts

Look for the purple banana

‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

C’mon baby

Let’s get nuts

Yeah

Crazy

Let’s go crazy

Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down

Oh, no let’s go!

Go crazy

I said let’s go crazy (Go crazy)

Let’s go, let’s go

Go

Let’s go

Dr. Everything’ll be alright

Will make everything go wrong

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill

Hang tough children

He’s coming

He’s coming

Coming

Take me away!

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