Pop Life

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What's the matter with your life
Is the poverty bringing you down?
Is the mailman jerking you round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone elses box?

Tell me, what's the matter with your world
Was it a boy when you wanted a girl? (boy when you wanted a girl)
Don't you know straight hair ain't got no curl (no curl)
Life it ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space to fill
Pop life
Everybody can't be on top
But life it ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Tell me, what's that underneath your hair?
Is there anybody living there? (anybody living there)
You can't get over, if you say you just don't care (don't care)
Show me a boy who stays in school
And I'll show you a boy aware!
Dig it

Pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space to fill
Pop life
Everybody can't be on top
But life it ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

What you putting in your nose?
Is that where all your money goes (is that where your money goes)
The river of addiction flows
You think it's hot, but there won't be no water
When the fire blows
Dig it

Pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space to fill
Pop life
Everybody wants to be on top
But life it ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Pop Life (unreleased cover)
Written byPrince
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions

Background:
 This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but he performed it in concert during the Costello Sings Again tour in 1986.
  He also intended to quote from the song in "The Bridge I Burned," but Prince refused permission for him to do so.
First known performance:
October 4, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
December 6,1986 Edinburgh, Scotland
     (9 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

Prince & The Revolution  1985 Around The World In A Day AMGWikipediaAmazon
 Dead or Alive  1999 A Tribute to Prince: Party O' the Times Various Artists AMG

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