When Doves Cry Lyrics by Prince


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When Doves Cry Lyrics
Dig if u will the picture
Of u and I engaged in a kiss
The sweat of your body covers me
Can u my darling
Can u picture this?

Dream if u can a courtyard
An ocean of violets in bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat
The heat between me and u

How can u just leave me standing?
Alone in a world that's so cold? (So cold)
Maybe I'm just 2 demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father 2 bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied (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
You've got the butterflies all tied up
Don't make me chase u
Even doves have pride

How can u just leave me standing?
Alone in a world so cold? (World so cold)
Maybe I'm just 2 demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father 2 bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied (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 in a world that's so cold? (A world that's so cold)
Maybe I'm just 2 demanding (Maybe, maybe I'm like my father)
Maybe I'm just like my father 2 bold (Ya know he's 2 bold)
Maybe you're just like my mother (Maybe you're just like my mother)
She's never satisfied (She's never, never satisfied)
Why do we scream at each other (Why do we scream, why)
This is what it sounds like

When doves cry
When doves cry (Doves cry, doves cry)
When doves cry (Doves cry, doves cry)

Don't Cry (Don't Cry)

When doves cry
When doves cry
When doves cry

When Doves cry (Doves cry, doves cry, doves cry
Don't cry
Darling don't cry
Don't cry
Don't cry
Don't don't cry
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When Doves Cry Info:

• Prince wrote the song for the film Purple Rain. According to Per Nilsen, Prince's biographer, the song was inspired by his relationship with Vanity 6 member Susan Moonsie.

• Prince wrote, composed, and played all the instruments on the track.

• There is no bass in the song. Prince took out the bass track at the last minute to get a different sound.

Peggy McCreary, Prince's engineer on the song, said: "[Prince] took the bass out and he said, 'There's nobody that's going to have the guts to do this.' And he was smiling from ear to ear. He felt this was the best and he knew he had a hit song... so he decided to do something really daring. That's what Prince was all about."

• It was his first #1 song in the US, and the top selling single of the year. It topped the charts for five weeks in the summer of 1984, keeping Bruce Springsteen's Dancing In The Dark at #2. Incidentally, it also prevented Bruce from ever having a #1 hit.

From the Album:
Purple Rain (1984)

B-side:
17 Days
1999 (UK 12")
D.M.S.R. (UK 12")

Released:
May 16, 1984

Format:
7" single, 12" single

Recorded:
March 1, 1984
Sunset Sound

Genre:
Experimental pop, dance, neo-psychedelia

Length:
7" edit: 3:47
Album/12" version: 5:52

Writer:
Prince

Producer:
Prince

Certification:
Platinum (RIAA) – August 21, 1984
Silver (BPI) – August 1, 1984

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