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Purple Rain
Song

Purple Rain

Prince
Album:
Purple Rain

Song meaning of Purple Rain by Prince, and what it is about


Prince and Bob Seger shared arenas in 1983 during the 1999 tour. Prince set out to write a song similar to Seger's "Night Moves," but instead he channelled a heartbreaking meditation on love, trust, God, and purple rain. "It was so different," recalled Bobby Z. of the Revolution.


"It was nearly rural. It was nearly rock-like. It was nearly the gospel. A live recording from 1983 served as the basis for Prince's transformation of the song into the version heard on the Purple Rain soundtrack.


Lyrics of the song Purple Rain By Prince


I never meant to cause you any sorrow

I never meant to cause you any pain

I only wanted one time to see you laughing

I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain

 

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

 

I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain

 

I never wanted to be your weekend lover

I only wanted to be some kind of friend

Baby, I could never steal you from another

It's such a shame our friendship had to end

 

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

 

I only want to see you underneath the purple rain

 

Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing

It's time we all reach out for something new

That means you too

You say you want a leader

But you can't seem to make up your mind

I think you better close it

And let me guide you to the purple rain

 

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

 

If you know what I'm singing about up here

C'mon, raise your hand

 

Purple rain, purple rain

 

I only want to see you, only want to see you

In the purple rain

Release Date

1984

Songwriter/s

Prince

Producer/s

Prince and the Revolution

Label/s

Warner Bros

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