"Let's Go Crazy" as written by and Prince Rogers Nelson....
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

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
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

Take me away!

Lyrics submitted by purplerain, edited by てつお1

"Let's Go Crazy" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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  • +3
    General CommentI have an elaborate plan to have this song played at my wedding reception, complete with a purple sequined jumpsuited minister & backing band. It will be magnificent.
    nidolkeon April 11, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis guy who complains about "misspellings" like 4eve should be kicked off this site and obviously has no idea who Prince is.

    Prince (as far as I know still) is the youngest artist to gain a contract with RCA (at age 19) while playing ALL of the instruments on about 5 of his first albums.

    I'm sorry guy, and what is it that you do??

    If Prince wants to change the English language, that's ok with me. Personally, "Let's go Crazy" got me through my freshman year in college. I still love EVERYTHING he does.

    (by the way Mr. Nelson, we used to chase you all over Hennepin Avenue and boated by your purple house in Eden Prairie with our tops off, just in case you missed us) 1984 grad. Also, I do want to be your girlfriend. Thanks for all the music.
    Micheleshrvon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLP, while I am no fan of lazy chat-antics, you clearly have never read the lyrics of a Prince album from the source. Prince DID frequently substitute numbers like '2' and '4' in the place of the words that had the same sound. And this was when the 'net was in its infancy, so this is certainly not a case of lazy typing. The classic example 'I Would Die 4U' should make this abundantly.
    mollenaon January 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is about wanting to go to heaven when one dies. If they try and take you to hell go crazy and force them to take you.
    jedmellonon November 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about the elevator(devil and/or sin) fooling us and bringing us downbefore the coming of christ
    bradman77on June 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's just all about living...having fun...not really letting anyone pull you down...we're all going to die and we know it so live your life out...GO CRAZY!!
    bubbly_chickon January 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about the return of Jesus Christ (Second Coming). The elevator is satan or evil and it always tries to bring you down, or to hell. "You can always see the sun or (Son) day or night" There is no day or night in heaven because Christ will be the light and will illuminate everything supernaturally.

    He advises to "hang tough childern" because "He's coming, He's coming" meaning, Christ is coming back soon so keep the faith in Christ and don't allow the circumstances and events in life drag you to hell.

    All this is in the Bible.
    seedsofgraceon March 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUnbelievable... Can't believe he actually died in an elevator. Maybe Prince was psychic...
    sereta1194on April 27, 2016   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about a lot of obvious things, including sex.

    The purple banana is clearly the dildo. Duh!

    And the lyrics aren't:

    "He's coming
    He's coming

    They are:

    Please Cum!
    Please Cum!

    And the following guitar solo finale is the orgasm.

    Listen again, people.
    てつお1on June 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcomon nobody reacts on this great song?
    It's one of his best party songs
    cervanteon March 19, 2003   Link

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