Prince performed this mournful version of "Dreamer" at his Dance Rally 4 Peace at Paisley Park on May 2, 2015, held in response to the death of Freddie Gray. Prince started the concert by saying, "To all those deserving, rest in peace." Rest in peace, George Floyd.
Prince - vox, guitar, keyboards
Donna Grantis - guitar
Ida Nielsen - bass
Hannah Welton - drums
"Dreamer" - from the album Lotusflow3rhttps://discography.prince....
Eye was born & raised on the same plantation
In the United States of the Red, White & Blue
Eye never knew that Eye was different, till Dr. King was on the balcony
Lyin’ in a bloody pool
Eye Xpected so much more from a loving, a loving, a loving society
A truthful Xplanation, but u know what? Eye got another, another conspiracy
If it was just a dream, listen, u can call me, u can call me a dreamer 2
More rewards & accolades than anyone b4 or after
21st century, oh what a shame, what a shame
That race, race still matters
A race 2 what, & where we going?
We r in the same boat, and Eye'm the only one rowin'
Last time Eye checked u were sleepin', but u can call me a dreamer 2
Peanut butter logic, served on a bed of lies
Don't go down 2 easy, when u seen ur father cryin'
Have u ever clutched the steering wheel of ur car 2 tight?
Prayin' that the police sirens just pass u by that night?
While the helicopter circles & the theory's gettin' deep
Think they're spraying chemicals over the city while we sleep?
From now on Eye'm stayin’ awake, but u can call me a dreamer 2
(Eye got 1 eye open for these devils)
Wake up... wake up, wake up