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There was the funk, the flash, the purple... but there were also some of the lewdest, poignant and memorable lyrics in history. Here are ten great Prince moments to salute The Purple One, on what would have been his 59th birthday.
“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.”
“Sometimes it snows in April / Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad / Sometimes I wish life was never ending / And all good things, they say, never last.”
“If I gave u diamonds and pearls / Would u be a happy boy or a girl / If I could I would give u the world / But all I can do is just offer u my love.”
“It's silly, no? When a rocket ship explodes / And everybody still wants 2 fly / Some say a man ain't happy / Unless a man truly dies.”
“Dig if you will the picture / Of you and I engaged in a kiss / The sweat of your body covers me / Can you my darling / Can you picture this?”
“You don't have to be rich / To be my girl / You don't have to be cool / To rule my world / Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with / I just want your extra time and your KISS”
“Dearly beloved / We are gathered here today / 2 get through this thing called life.”
“I guess I should've known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn't last.”
“Money don't matter 2 night / It sure didn't matter yesterday / Just when u think u've got more than enough / That's when it all up and flies away.”
"Life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last."