Purple Rain

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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, oh no
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 times are wasted
It's time we all reach out for something new and 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, well, let me guide you to the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only want to see you underneath the purple rain

Purple Rain (unreleased cover)
Written byPrince
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters

First known performance:
May 9, 2011, Oakland, CA - snippet in medley with (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
May 12, 2011, Los Angeles, CA - one verse and chorus
Last known performance:
February 25, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
     (41 known performances, 1 as a snippet)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Prince & The Revolution  1984 Around The World In A Day AllmusicWikipedia
 Randy Crawford  1995 Naked and True Amazon
 The Waterboys  1998 The Live Adventures of the Waterboys WikipediaAmazon
 LeAnn Rimes  1998 Sittin' on Top of the World
Holly Cole and Bob Belden  2005 Blue Note Plays Prince
 Etta James  2006 All the Way WikipediaAmazon

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