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Computer Blue
("Hallway Speech" Version)
Recorded: August 8, 1983
Released: June 23, 2017
Album: Purple Rain Deluxe (3rd track - disc 2)

Written by Prince, John L. Nelson, Wendy & Lisa.
© 2017 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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Wendy
Yes Lisa
Is the water warm enuff?
Yes Lisa
Shall we begin?
Yes Lisa

Ow!

Where is my love life?
Where can it B?
There must B somethin' wrong with the machinery

Where is my love life?
Tell me, where has it gone?
Somebody please, please tell me what the hell is wrong?

Till find the righteous 1, Computer Blue
Till find the righteous 1, Computer Blue
Oh

Where is my baby?
Where can she B?
Somebody please, please tell me what is wrong with me?

Ow!
Where is my baby?
Tell me, where has she gone?
Somebody please, please tell me what the hell is wrong?
Ooh

Till find the righteous 1, Computer Blue
Till find the righteous 1, Computer Blue
Yeah

The computer's on the verge of breakdown!
C'mon
Aw baby, don't make me

Poor lonely computer
It's time some1 programmed U
It's time U learned love & lust
They both have 4 letters
But they'r entirely different words
Poor lonely computer
Poor, poor lonely computer
Do U really know what love is?

Uh, uh, uh, ooh

(Na na na na na)
Wave ur hands N the air
Now everybody sing it! (Na na na na na)
Everybody work out
Work out, work out (Na na na na na)
Everybody work out
Work out, work out (Na na na na na)
Everybody work out

He didn't like coming home alone
The house where he lived had many hallways
It's a long walk 2 his bedroom
Becuz 2 him each hallway represented an emotion
Every 1 vastly different from the next
1 day while she was with him
He decided 2 name each 1 as he passed thru them
She was at his side, 1 hand on his thigh
No, wait
She was sorta half a step behind him
Yeah
The grip on his thigh intensified
As they walked slowly thru the corridor
He named the hallway "Lust"
& as they passed 2 the next 1, he named it "Fear"
The grip she now loosened so he walked fast
Her hands now trembling she let drop 2 her side
As he wrote the word "Insecurity"
He looked N her eyes & smiled a demon smile
& quickly walked on2 the next
Corridor after corridor he named almost all when suddenly...
He stopped
He painted the word "Hate"
She was gone
So he painted the last - "Pain"

On the verge of a breakdown
What is life without love?
It's hell Computer Blue!

Father, Father, the sun is gone
The dawn, the dawn (Father, Father)
Father, Father, where is the dawn? (Where is the dawn, Father?)
Ow! (Na na na na na)
Na na na na na (Na na na na na)
Shall go 2 church on Sundays?
Shall stay home & pray?
Shall try 2 make her happy?
Shall try 2 make her stay?

Oh, where is my love life?
Tell me, where can it B?

Narrow-minded computer (Somebody please, please tell me...)
It's time some1 programmed U (... what's wrong with me?)
It's time U learned women R not butterflies
They'r computers 2 just like U Computer Blue (Where is my baby?)
Chauvinistic computer
It's time some1 programmed U (Na na na na na)
U fall N love 2 fast & hate 2 soon
& take 4 granted the feeling's mutual (The feeling's mutual!)
We're computers 2 just like U Computer Blue

Computer Blue!


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