Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.
We’ve been together for quite some time,
I’d think by now you’d know
It would take forever to get you off my mind
If ever you decide to go
Here we are in this big old empty room
I get delirious when you hold my hand
I may not know where I’m going,
I said I may not know what I need
And I get discouraged ’cause I(‘ll) never see you anymore
cuz in this life things are much harder in the after world
in this life
you’re on your own
How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world so cold
No need to worry
No need to cry
It’s time we all reach out to something new
That means you too
[but] I only want to see you underneath the purple rain
do you know what I’m saying to you this evening?
Maybe you think I’m being a little self-centered.
I’d rather walk it with you than walk it alone
You are my hero
This will be the day
That you will hear me say
That I will never run away
I am here for you
I was dreaming when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray…
Prince Rogers Nelson 1958-2016