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17 Days
Initially recorded (ft. Brenda Bennet on vox for Vanity 6) summer 1983; re-recorded and edited (w/ The Revolution) on January 8, 1984 and released as the B-side to When Doves Cry single (May 16, 1984), later on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993) and expanded edition (disc 3) of Purple Rain Deluxe (2017). Lyrics below include the full unreleased version ft. Brenda dialogue at the end. Written by Prince.

 
I called U yesterday, U didn't answer ur phone
The main drag is knowing that U probably weren't alone
So here I sit n my lonely room lookin' 4 my sunshine
But all I've got is 2 cigarettes and this broken heart of mine

So let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down

U've been gone 17 days, 17 long nights
The main drag is knowing that U're holding someone else tight
I wanna call U everyday and beg U 2 b near me
But I know ur head is underwater, I doubt that U could hear me

So let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha
17 days
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha
17 days

I called U yesterday
U didn't answer ur phone
If U're the 1 who's always lonely
Then I'm the 1 who's always alone

Here I sit n my lonely room lookin' 4 my sunshine
All I've got is 2 cigarettes and this broken heart of mine

Oh, let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down
Oh yeah (Let the rain come down, let the rain come down)
(Let the rain come down, down)
Why don't U answer ur phone, baby?
(Let the rain come down, let the rain come down)
Yeah, yeah oh (Let the rain come down, down 17 days)
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down 17 days
Ooh
Yeah (17 days)

Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down

Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down 17 days
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down 17 days
Ooh, 17 days
Ooh, 17 days

No more will I accept ur misogynist macho attitude toward my womanhood
Yes, I can see the fact that U r beautiful
But, my dear, so am I
When will I b able 2 cut thru the cellular surface
That surrounds ur world and make U see this?
That is when I'll let U see my vagina

Oh, let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down 17 days
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down 17 days
Let the rain come down, let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down 17 days


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