"Pope" as written by and Prince Rogers Nelson....
(You don't understand, I ain't scared of you mutha fuckas) [kick it!]

(Stir it like coffee)
The Pope
(Stir it like muthafuckin' coffee)
The Pope
(The hell)
This is the Pope

Oh, your car got mags that be dippy dippy dope
But the whole damn nation got the same
Honey only flock to the bee that's the Pope
Not the President with government lame

Put me on a slow movin' parlimentary hackin' bandwagon
You could put me little ass in the grave
Every time you want it I'll be live, bring a date
I mean computer when its over press save

So, you can be the President (you can be the President) [kick it]
I'd rather be the Pope (rather be the Pope)
(I'd rather be, so happy)
Yeah you can be the side effect (you can be the side effect)
I'd rather be the dope (rather be the dope)
(I ain't scared of you mutha fuckers) [kick it]

Call your girl named Sally and you figure you were chill (chill)
Then you find out I'm the reason Sally's on the pill (pill)
What am I supposed to do when the President can't get nothing passed
Find an alley, find an alley
Undress Sally right in front of your ass
(Well she helped me once again)

I say, you can be the President (you can be the President) [kick it]
I'd rather be the Pope (rather be the Pope)
(I'd rather be, so help me)
Yeah you can be the side effect (you can be the side effect)
I'd rather be the dope (rather be the dope)
(Fuck that)
The Pope
(Oh no motherfucker, not today)

Pope
You can be the President (rather be the Pope)
So help me

Who's the funky drummer with the crooked little sticks (sticks)
He might have better luck if he was drummin' with his dick (dick?)
If you don't play the piccolo, why you want to lick?
(Ch-check) Now check the drum solo and tell me not to kick it

(Seek and destroy. It'll fuck you up)

I love the taste of unpredictable licks

A loop is a loop is a loop
A loop is a loop is a loop [fuck that]
A loop is a loop is a loop is a loop is a loop is a loop is a loop

Your car got mags that be dippy dippy dope
But the whole damn nation got the same
Honey only flock to the bee that's the Pope
Not the President with government lame

Put me on a slow movin' parliamentary hackin' bandwagon
You could put me little ass in the grave
Every time you want it I'll be live, bring a date
I mean computer, when its over press save

(So) So you can be the president (you can be the President) [kick it]
I'd rather be the Pope (rather be the Pope)
(I want to be, so happy)
You can be the side effect (you can be the side effect)
I'd rather be the dope (you, you, you) [you can be the dope]
The Pope

You can be the President (fuck that)
Rather be the Pope
Baby, so help me please

Press save
I love you
Peace
(You don't understand), ho


Lyrics submitted by Jamie Starr

"Pope" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Pope song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentPrince is so amazing because he can take any style of music and make a great song. I don't know if he did any hiphop other than this song, but "Pope" is so unique, head and shoulders above about 99% of rappers who do only rap and no other type of music. I love the beat, the hooks, the samples and the highly original arrangement. As far as the lyrics, they're just patter and don't really have any deep meaning. But this is a great song to dance to and should be considered hiphop classic. Just goes to show what a brilliant musician/songwriter Prince is.
    law4on March 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOne of my all time favourite Prince songs. I always loved the song and once I was watching some old stand-up comedy and realised the beginning is taken from a set by Bernie Mac maybe this being in the song adds to its meaning. I think he’s saying flashy people, parliament and the president are a joke, the real power is religion (“flock to the bee that’s the pope”). Just a guess.
    jedmellonon June 08, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain