The 1999 album offered so many gems that I can't help but go back to it over and over again. Track 11 is one that I really enjoy as it was one of the first times I heard Prince's speaking voice. It was electrifying on this track.
"International Lover" is a sensual song that takes the listener on an orgasmic ride on the "Seduction 747". As the last track on the album, it went on to become Prince's first song to garner him a Grammy Award nomination.
Surprisingly, the song was meant to be included on The Time's second album entitled What Time Is It? While I enjoyed that album, which includes classic tracks such as "777-9311", "The Walk," "Gigolos Get Lonely Too," and "I Don't Wanna Leave You," I cannot imagine in my most vivid imagination, listening to Morris Day sing this song. It's just ... no, just no.
Luckily for hardcore Prince fans, he reclaimed the song and put in on 1999. However, I would like to hear Morris' version though, just because.
Sadly, I was unable to find the a video of the song so you'll have to click here to listen.
May I have this dance?
Darlin', it appears 2 me
That U could use a date tonight
A body that'll do U right
Tell me - Am I qualified?
Baby, I know it's hard 2 believe
But this body here is free tonight
Your very own first class flight
My plane's parked right outside, baby
Don't U wanna go 4 a ride?
I'm an international lover, yeah that's right
Let me take U 'round the world
I'll buy U diamonds and pearls
Only if you're good girl
Darlin', I know it's been a long time
Since you've been satisfied
I can tell by the look in your eyes
U need it real bad (real bad), U need it so bad, so bad (real bad)
Baby, maybe if you're good girl
I'll introduce U 2 my ride
Don't U wanna come inside?
C'mon baby, I won't fly 2 fast, I've got so
(C'mon baby, I won't fly 2 fast, I've got so much class)
That's right baby
Let me take U 'round the world, yeah, yeah
(I'll buy U diamonds and pearls)
I will buy U diamonds and pearls, baby
(Only if you're good girl)
Gotta be good, U gotta be good, yeah, yeah, please
Good evening. This is your pilot Prince speaking.
U r flying aboard the Seduction 747
And this plane is fully equipped with anything your body desires
If 4 any reason there is a loss in cabin pressure
I will automatically drop down 2 apply more
2 activate the flow of excitement
Extinguish all clothing materials and pull my body close 2 yours
Place my lips over your mouth, and kiss, kiss, normally
In the event there is over-excitement
Your seat cushion may be used as a flotation device
We ask that U please observe the "No Letting Go" sign
I anticipate a few turbulence along the way
We r now making our final approach 2 Satisfaction
Please bring your lips, your arms, your hips
Into the upright and locked position
4 landing - Can U feel it? Can U feel it?
(Let me take it around)
(Let it all hang out)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Welcome 2 Satisfaction
Please remain awake until the aircraft has come 2 a complete stop
Thank U 4 flying Prince International
Remember, next time U fly, fly the International Lover