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Purple Rain
  6th studio album by Prince, credited w/ The Revolution
Released: June 25, 1984
© NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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Let's Go Crazy

Dearly beloved
We R gathered here 2day 2 get thru this thing called life
Electric word - "life"
It means 4ever & that's a mighty long time
But 'm here 2 tell U there's something else
The afterworld
A world of never-ending happiness
U can always C the sun, day or night
So when U call up that shrink N Beverly Hills
U know the 1, Dr. Everything'll-B-Alright
Instead of asking him how much of ur time is left
Ask him how much of ur mind, baby
Cuz N this life things R much harder than N the afterworld
N this life U'r on ur own
& if de-elevator tries 2 bring U down
Go crazy
Punch a higher floor!
Whoo!

If U don't like the world U'r living N
Take a look around U
At least U got friends
U C, called my old lady 4 a friendly word
She just picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
"Ahh ahh" is all heard

R we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, lets go!
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana till they put us N the truck
Let's go!
Uh

We're all excited but we don't know Y
Maybe it's cuz we're all gonna die
& when we do
What's it all 4?
U better live now b4 the grim reaper come knockin' on ur door

Tell me, R we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, let's go!
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts (Yeah)
Look 4 the purple banana till they put us N the truck
Let's go!
C'mon, baby, let's get nuts
Yeah
Crazy
Let's go crazy

R we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, let's go! (Go crazy)
Whoo!
said let's go crazy
said let's go, let's go!

Dr. Everything'll-B-Alright will make everything go wrong
Pills & thrills & daffodils will kill
Hang tough, children
He's comin'
He's comin'
Comin'

Take me away!

Take Me With U

can't disguise the pounding of my heart
It beats so strong
It's N ur eyes, what can say?
They turn me on

don't care where we go
don't care what we do
don't care, pretty baby
Just take me with U

Come on & touch the place N me
That's callin' out ur name
We want each other oh so much
Y must we play this game?

don't care where we go
don't care what we do
don't care, pretty baby
Just take me with U

don't care if we spend the night at ur mansion
don't care if we spend the night on the town
All want is 2 spend the night 2gether
All want is 2 spend the night N ur arms

2 B around U is so right
U'r sheer perfection (Thank U)
Drive me crazy, drive me all night
Just don't break up the connection, hmph

don't care where we go
don't care what we do
don't care, pretty baby
Just take me with U

don't care where we go
don't care what we do
don't care, pretty baby
Just take me with U
Just take me with U
Won't U take me with U?
Honey, take me with U
Whoo

Ooh, ooh

The Beautiful Ones

Baby, baby, baby
What's it gonna B?
Baby, baby, baby
Is it him or is it me?
Don't make me waste my time
Don't make me lose my mind, baby

Baby, baby, baby
Can't U stay with me 2night?
Oh baby, baby, baby
Don't my kisses please U right?
U were so hard 2 find
The beautiful ones, they hurt U every time

Paint a perfect picture
Bring 2 life a vision N 1's mind
The beautiful ones always smash the picture
Always every time

If told U, baby
That was N love with U
Oh baby, baby, baby
If we got married, would that B cool?

U make me so confused
The beautiful ones, U always seem 2 lose
Baby, baby, baby
Baby

What's it gonna B, baby?
Do U want him or do U do want me?
Cuz want U!
Said want U!
Tell me, baby, do U want me?
gotta know, gotta know do U want me?
Baby, baby, baby, listen 2 me!
may not know where 'm going, baby
Whoo! Look here
said may not know what need
1 thing, 1 thing's 4 certain
know what want, yeah
& it's 2 please U, baby, please U, baby!
'm begging down on my knees, want U!!
Yeah, want U!!
Baby, baby, baby, baby, want U!!
Whoo!
Yes do!

Computer Blue

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
Yeah

Computer Blue!

Darling Nikki

knew a girl named Nikki
guess U could say she was a sex fiend
met her N a hotel lobby masturbating with a magazine
She said, "How'd U like 2 waste some time"
& could not resist when saw little Nikki grind

She took me 2 her castle & just couldn't believe my eyes
She had so many devices, everything that money could buy
She said, "Sign ur name on the dotted line"
The lights went out & Nikki started 2 grind
Oh Nikki!

The castle started spinning or maybe it was my brain
can't tell U what she did 2 me
But me body will never B the same
Her lovin' will kick ur behind &, oh, she'll show U no mercy
But she'll sho'nuff, sho'nuff show U how 2 grind
Darling Nikki
Oh

woke up the next mornin'
Nikki wasn't there
looked all over
All found was a phone number on the stairs
It said, "Thank U 4 a funky time
Call me up whenever U wanna grind"
Yeah Nikki!
Oh, uh!
Come back Nikki, come back!
Ur dirty little Prince wanna grind, grind, grind...!

{Reverse message}
Hello, how R U?
'm fine cuz know that the Lord is coming soon
Coming, coming soon

When Doves Cry

Dig, if U will, the picture
Of U & engaged N a kiss
The sweat of ur body covers me
Can U, my darling, can U picture this?
Dream, if U can, a courtyard
An ocean of violets N bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat, the heat between me & U

How can U just leave me standing
Alone N a world that's so cold?
Maybe 'm just 2 demanding
Maybe 'm just like my father: 2 bold
Maybe U'r just like my mother
She's never satisfied
Y do we scream at each other?
This is what it sounds like when doves cry

Touch, if U will, my stomach
Feel how it trembles inside
U've got the butterflies all tied up
Don't make me chase U
Even doves have pride

How could U just leave me standing
Alone N a world so cold?
Maybe 'm just 2 demanding
Maybe 'm just like my father: 2 bold
Maybe U'r just like my mother
She's never satisfied
Y do we scream at each other?
This is what it sounds like when doves cry

How can U just leave me standing
Alone N a world that's so cold?
Maybe 'm just 2 demanding (Maybe 'm like my father)
Maybe 'm just like my father: 2 bold (U know he's 2 bold)
Maybe U'r just like my mother
She's never satisfied (She never, never satisfied)
Y do we scream at each other? (Y?)
This is what it sounds like when doves cry
When doves cry... (Don't cry)
Oh yeah...
When doves cry...
Baby... yeah!
Huh
Whoo

When doves cry... when, when... don't cry
Oh darlin', don't cry
Don't cry, don't cry, don't, don't cry

I Would Die 4 U

'm not a woman
'm not a man
am something that U'll never understand
'll never beat U
'll never lie
& if U'r evil, 'll 4give U by & by

Cuz U, would die 4 U, yeah
Darlin', if U want me 2
U, would die 4 U

'm not ur lover
'm not ur friend
am something that U'll never comprehend
No need 2 worry
No need 2 cry
'm ur messiah & U'r the reason Y

Cuz U, would die 4 U, yeah
Darlin', if U want me 2
U, would die 4 U
Wow!
Uh
Uh

U'r just a sinner am told
B ur fire when U'r cold
Make U happy when U'r sad
Make U good when U R bad
'm not a human, am a dove
'm ur conscience, am love
All really need is 2 know that U believe... (Yeah)

would die 4 U, yeah
Darlin', if U want me 2
U, would die 4 U
Yeah, say it 1 more time
U, would die 4 U
Darlin', if U want me 2!
U, would die 4 U, 2 3 4 U

would die 4 U
would die 4 U
U, would die 4 U
U, would die 4 U

Baby I'm A Star

Whoo, uh
Uh, 1 2 3 4

{backwards message}
So like, fuck them, man
What do they know?
All their taste is N their mouth
Really, what the fuck do they know?
C'mon, baby, let's go crazy

Ow!
Whoo!

Hey! Look me over
Tell me do U like what U C?
Hey! ain't got no money
But honey, 'm rich on personality
Hey! Check it all out
Baby, know what it's all about
B4 the night is thru U will C my point of view
Even if have 2 scream & shout

Oh baby, 'm a star! (Oh-ooh)
Might not know it now, baby, but R
'm a star! (Oh-ooh)
don't want 2 stop until reach the top, sing it!
We R a star

Hey! Take a listen
Tell me do U like what U hear?
& if it don't turn U on
Just say the word & 'm gone
& honey, know ain't nuttin' wrong with ur ears (Ow)
Hey! Check it all out
Better look now or it just might B 2 late
My luck's gonna change 2night
There's gotta B a better life
Take a picture, sweetie
ain't got time 2 wait

Cuz baby, 'm a star! (Whoo! Oh-ooh)
U might not know it now, baby, but R
'm a star! (Whoo! Oh-ooh)
don't want 2 stop until reach the top, sing it!
We R a star

Everybody say nothin' comes 2 easy
When U got it, baby, nothin' comes 2 hard
U'll C what 'm all about
If gotta scream & shout
Baby, baby, baby, baby, yeah... ooh! (Star!)

Might not know it now, baby, but R
'm a star! (Whoo! Oh-ooh)
don't want 2 stop until reach the top, sing it! (Star! Oh-ooh)
Baby, baby, baby, oh baby, 'm a star! (Oh-ooh)
Baby, baby, baby, huh, somebody (We R a star, yeah!)
{Muah} Ow!

Whoo!
Baby, 'm a star
We R a star, yeah!
Star, ooh!
Baby, 'm a star
We R a star, yeah!
Doctor!
Baby, baby, baby, baby, ooh!
Baby, baby, baby, baby, ooh!
We R a star!

{backwards message}
So like, fuck them, man
What do they know?
All their taste is N their mouth
Really, what the fuck do they know?
C'mon, baby, let's go crazy

Purple Rain

never meant 2 cause U any sorrow
never meant 2 cause U any pain
only wanted 2 1 time 2 C U laughing
only wanted 2 C U laughing N the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
only wanted 2 C U bathing N the purple rain

never wanted 2 B ur weekend lover
only wanted 2 B some kind of friend, hey
Baby, could never steal U from another
It's such a shame our friendship had 2 end

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
only wanted 2 C U underneath the purple rain

Honey, know, know, know times R changing
It's time we all reach out 4 something new & that means U 2
U say U want a leader, but U can't seem 2 make up ur mind
think U better close it & let me guide U 2 the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Whoo!
If U know what 'm singin' about up here, c'mon, raise ur hand
Purple rain, purple rain
only wanted 2 C U, only wanted 2 C U N the purple rain

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh



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