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Lyrics for Friday and National Aquarium


1999
By Prince Rogers Nelson

(Don't worry, I won't hurt you
I only want you to have some fun)

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin'
Could of sworn it was judgment day

The sky was all purple
There were people runnin' everywhere
Tryin' to run from the destruction
You know I didn't even care

'Cause they say two thousand zero zero
Party over, oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
So sue me if I go to fast
But life is just a party
And parties weren't meant to last

War is all around us
My mind says prepare to fight
So if I gotta die
I'm gonna listen to my body tonight

Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero
Party over, oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999
Yeah, yeah

Lemme tell ya somethin'
If you didn't come to party
Don't bother knockin' on my door
I got a lion in my pocket
And baby he's ready to roar, yeah yeah

Everybody's got a bomb
We could all die here today
But before I'll let that happen
I'll dance my life away

They say two thousand zero zero
Party over, oops out of time
We're runnin' outta time
So tonight, we gonna, we gonna (tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

Say it one more time
Two thousand zero zero
Party over, oops out of time
Yeah, yeah
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

1999 (1999)
Don't ya want to go (1999)
Don't ya want to go (1999)
We could all die here today (1999)
I don't want to die
I'd rather dance my life away (1999)

Oh, shake your body, baby! (Party)
That's right, come on, sing the song (Party)
Ah aah ha (Party)
That's right (Party)
Got a lion in my pocket mama, say (Party)
Ah, and he's ready to roar (Party)

Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?
Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?

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I had a lot of work to do Thursday morning and it was a sucky morning anyway because of Prince, but then I got to go out with friends who are moving to the area from New England, so that was a delight! As often happens when I mention to fannish people visiting DC that there's a restaurant called Bilbo Baggins that has craft beer, we wound up in Alexandria, where I had the wonderful brie en croute, they had seafood, and afterward we all walked the two short blocks to Founders Park, where the view past the boats shows National Harbor across the river on one side and the Capitol on the other.

We missed the first few minutes of The 100, where for a minute I thought they were just going to kill off 2/3 of the remaining cast and pretty much start over next season, though they only killed a couple of people -- maybe it's only the people of color and lesbians they're going to kill off. Orphan Black has been amazing this season and tonight's was no exception -- I love the flashbacks, I love that what we thought the Neolutions were up to might be something else entirely, I love that we have no idea what Rachel's doing but it's probably evil. From the National Aquarium earlier this spring:















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