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Computer Blue ("Hallway Speech" Version)
Several unreleased versions were recorded (w/ The Revolution) around August 1983; edited version released as 4th track on Purple Rain soundtrack (June 25, 1984). The most complete "Hallway Speech" version was released as the 3rd track (disc 2) on album Purple Rain Deluxe (June 23, 2017). Written by John L. Nelson, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin & Prince.

 
Wendy
Yes Lisa
Is the water warm enough?
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 I find the righteous 1, Computer Blue
Till I 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?

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

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

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

Poor lonely computer
It's time someone programmed U
It's time U learned love and lust
They both have 4 letters
But they're 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
Because 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"
And 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 and smiled a demon smile
And 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
(Father, Father) The dawn, the dawn
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 I go 2 church on Sundays?
Shall I stay home and pray?
Shall I try 2 make her happy?
Shall I 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 someone programmed U (What's wrong with me)
It's time U learned women r not butterflies
They're computers 2 just like U Computer Blue (Where is my baby?)
Chauvinistic computer
It's time someone programmed U (Na na na na na)
U fall n love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And 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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