Who Sang I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man? Prince

Prince Sign “☮︎” the Times cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Prince Rogers Nelson
release date: 1987-3-30
length: 6:30
producer: Prince
arranger: Prince
It was only last June
When her old man ran away
She couldn't stop crying
'Cause she knew he was gone to stay

It was ten thirty-five on a lonely Friday night
She was standin' by the bar,
She was lookin' alright, yeah

I asked if she wanted to dance
And she said all she wanted was a good man
And wanted to know
If I thought I was qualified, yeah

And I said, baby don't waste your time
I know what's on your mind
I may be qualified for a one night stand
But I could never take the place of your man

It hurt me so bad when she told me
With tears in her eyes (tears in her eyes)
He was all she ever had
And now she wanted to die

He left her with a baby
And another one on the way, yeah
She couldn't stop cryin'
'Cause she knew he was gone to stay

She asked me if we could be friends
And I said, oh, honey baby that's a dead end
You know and I know
That we wouldn't be satisfied
No

And I said, baby don't waste your time
I know what's on your mind
You wouldn't be satisfied (wouldn't be satisfied)
With a one night stand (uh, uh, uh)

And I could never take the place of your man, oh
Yeah, yeah, the place of your man (uh, uh, uh)
One, two



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sign “☮” the Times
  • 2 Play in the Sunshine
  • 3 Housequake
  • 4 The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
  • 5 It
  • 6 Starfish and Coffee
  • 7 Slow Love
  • 8 Hot Thing
  • 9 Forever in My Life
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 U Got the Look
  • 2 If I Was Your Girlfriend
  • 3 Strange Relationship
  • 4 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
  • 5 The Cross
  • 6 It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night
  • 7 Adore