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When Doves Cry

Recorded solo on March 1, 1984 and released via 12" single (June 13, 1984) and as 6th track on Purple Rain soundtrack (June 25, 1984). The edited version appears later on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), The Very Best Of Prince (2001), Ultimate (2006) and 4Ever (2016). Edit and full version appears on Purple Rain Deluxe (June 23, 2017). Written by Prince.

 
Dig if U will the picture of U and I 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 and U

How can U just leave me standing alone n a world that's so cold?
Maybe I'm just 2 demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father, 2 bold
Maybe U're just like my mother, she's never satisfied
Why 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 I'm just 2 demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father, 2 bold
Maybe U're just like my mother, she's never satisfied
Why 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 I'm just 2 demanding (Maybe... I'm like my father)
Maybe I'm just like my father, 2 bold (U know... he's 2 bold)
Maybe U're just like my mother
She's never satisfied (She never, never satisfied)
Why do we scream at each other? (Why?)
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


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