Prince was famously prolific, writing possibly thousands of songs that were never released and penning tons of music for other artists. That includes a recently remembered track called Donald Trump (Black Version), which was recorded by the Time, R&B legends in their own right.
As Buzzfeed notes, Prince biographer Matt Thorne cited the song as originally intended for the Time’s unreleased Corporate World album, which had “the theme of a black rewrite of Wall Street.” When that album was shelved by the label, Donald Trump (Black Version) was instead included on the group’s 1990 album Pandemonium.
The song is a syrupy ballad that falls somewhere between quiet storm and parody, which is fitting, since the Time straddled comedy with real musical chops. In any case, Time singer Morris Day’s over-the-top persona is a perfect match for Donald Trump, and it wouldn’t be hard to imagine he might say some of these lines if he were your love-ah, which, gross.
Honey baby, you truly know it. You truly know it.
You look good. Tryin' your best to show it.
If I were you, I would. True love and affection.
These are nice, so nice but when a money man walks in the room, girl, you look more than twice.
You look once, you look twice. Can I rap to you sugar tonight?
Donald Trump (black version), maybe that's what you need.
A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream.
A 1990's love affair, the real romance.
Honey baby, you are the finest. I have seen.
And your disposition's so kind you're never mean.
Girl, you're to good to be true. But last night when you were asleep, you slipped big time.
I heard you. You said your favorite color was green.
So guess what?
Now look here baby. I ain't tryin' to be 90 proof.
But a super strong woman. She needs a super strong dude.
But what goes a lot farther than that?
A hundred dollar dinner at Adriano's?
A brand new coat or a brand new hat?
Yes, I can do this!
... Donald Trump (black version), maybe that's what you need.
Come on, come on take a chance.
.... A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream.
I can fill your every dream, baby.
.... Donald Trump (black version), come on take a chance.
.... A 1990's love affair.
So many things.
... The real romance.
So many things.
.... Diamonds and pearls.
I wanna buy you things.
.... (Oooooh, I can hear you talkin' to me baby)
.... Maybe that's what you need.
'cause I want all the other girls to bug.
.... A man that fulfills your every wish.
My name is Morris, baby.
.... Your every dream.
And I dig you. And when I dig somebody.
.... Donald Trump (black version).
They stay dug.
.... Come on take a chance.
They stay dug baby.
.... A 1990's love affair, the real romance.
I... I... I... I got what you need baby.
Come on baby, come on take a chance.