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Another Lonely Christmas
Recorded solo on February 18, 1984 and released as the B-side to I Would Die 4 U single (November 28, 1984). Edit version appears on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993) while extended version appears as 11th track (disc 3) on album Purple Rain Deluxe (June 23, 2017). Written by Prince.

 
Last night I spent another lonely Christmas
Darlin', darlin', U should've been there
Cuz of all the ones I dream about
U r the 1 that makes my love shout
U see, U r the only 1 I care 4

Remember the time we swam naked n ur father's pool?
Boy, he was upset that night
But boy, was that ever cool
Remember the night we played Pokeno 4 money and U robbed me blind
Remember how U used 2 scream so loud cuz U... U hated that number 9
Hey, I saw ur sister skatin' on the lake this afternoon
Good heaven, how she's grown
She swoons the boy skaters cuz she's so tall
But of all ur father's children
All ur father's children, baby
U know U r the finest of them all
U r brighter than the northern star and I...

Last night I spent another lonely Christmas
Darlin', darlin', U... U should've been there
U see, of all the ones I dream about
U r the 1 that makes my love shout
U see, U r the only 1 I care 4, listen...

Do U still like banana daiquiris?
Hmph, boy, we used 2 get so tight
Ooh, U used 2 get so horny
U made me leave the lights on
I'd pay money just 2 see ur laughin' dancin' silhouette upon the pier
Sometimes I think I hear U smiling
Sometimes I think U're here
I find myself holdin' every pillow n the bed U and I used 2 share
Last night I spent another lonely Christmas
Darling, U should b, U should b there

Cuz U see, last night I spent another lonely Christmas
Darlin', darlin', U... U should've been there
Cuz U see, of all the ones I dream about
U r the 1 that makes my love shout
U see, U r the only 1 I care 4, yeah

My mama used 2 say always trust ur lover
But now I guess that only applies 2 her
Cuz baby, U promised me, baby, U promised me U'd never leave
Then U died on the 25th day of December

Oh baby, last night, oh, I spent another lonely, lonely Christmas
Darlin' baby, U... U should've been there, oh
Cuz of all the ones I dream about
U r the 1 that makes my love shout
U see, U r the only 1 I care 4, yeah

Ur father said it was pneumonia
Ur mother said it was stress
But the doctor said U were dead and I...
I say it's senseless
Every Christmas night 4 7 years now I drink banana daiquiris till I'm blind
As long as I can hear U smiling, baby
U won't hear my tears
Another lonely Christmas is mine, yeah, mine, yeah
Another lonely Christmas is mine

Last night, yeah, I spent another lonely, lonely Christmas
Darlin', darlin', U should've been there, yeah
Cuz of all the ones I dream about
U r the 1 that makes my love shout
U see, U r the only 1 I care 4

Another lonely...


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