Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/wife Lyrics

by Prince

If I ever held a hand, it was only because
I'd never held your hand that was part of the plan
I had to get it right if I was to be your man
And if I ever kissed your lips

I needed time to cross the others off my list
(Off my list)
A higher high to the trip
(Trip)
I wanted you to go, that was my wish, yes it was

(Ooh my)
Friend, lover, sister, mother, wife
Air, food, water, love of my life

If I ever shared a bed, it was only, 'cuz
I wanted to live up to what the people said
Oh, yes
(What they say, what they say, what they say
What they say, what they say)

Now, I'm livin' instead
Everyday just to say
You're the only one who's in my head
(The only one, the only one)
Oh yes, you are

And if I ever made you cry
All I have to do is think about it and
I just wanna die
(I just wanna die, I just wanna break down
And die, die, die, die)

How I'd ever make it by without you, baby
(I don't know, without you, baby)
I don't know, I hope I never have to try, yeah
(No, please don't ever leave me)
Oh, listen to me

(Ooh my)
Friend, lover, sister, mother/wife
(My sweet, sweet friend, lover, sister, mother/wife)
Air, food, water, love of my life

The eyes of my child I see every time you look at me
(I see a sweet baby smile)
A sweet baby smile like a light that shines for all to see
(And if I ever held a hand)
If I ever held a hand

Oh, 'twas only 'cuz I'd never held yours
That was part of, part of the plan
I had to get it right if I was to be your man because
(Right)

(Ooh my)
Friend, lover, sister, mother/wife
(Friend, lover, sister, mother/wife)
My, my, my, my air, my food, my water, love of my life
(I love you, everlasting life)

Teacher, healer, feeler, sight for sore eyes
(Teacher, healer, feeler)
(Let me look at your eyes you're so pretty)
Oh yes, you are baby

(Ooh my)
Don't you know you're my
Friend, my lover, my sister, love of my life
(Mother/wife)
Yeah, baby, yes, you are

("Te amo" is "I love you"
Ooh my, te amo, te amo, te amo)
Friend , lover, sister, mother/wife
(Hug me, hug me, hug me baby, you are my life
I'll stay with you forever, I'll stay with you forever)
Till death do us part, baby
(Yes sir)

Air, food, water, love
(Te amo, te amo, te amo, love of my life)
You are the only, only love of my life
My friend, lover, sister, mother/wife