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ParadeLPLUMPENPROLETARIAT  Sometimes it snows in April.  Sometimes I feel so bad.
Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending.  And all good things, they say, never last…

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Sometimes It Snows In April” (1986) [1] by Prince and The Revolution

Tracy died soon after a long fought civil war
Just after I’d wiped away his last tear
I guess he’s better off than he was before
A whole lot better off than the fools he left here
I used to cry for Tracy because he was my only friend
Those kinds of cars don’t pass you every day
I used to cry for Tracy ‘cos I wanted to see him again
But sometimes, sometimes life ain’t always the way

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish that life was never ending
And all good things, they say, never last

Springtime was always my favourite time of year
A time for lovers holding hands in the rain
Now, springtime only reminds me of Tracy’s tears
Always cry for love; never cry for pain
He used to say, so strong, unafraid to die
Unafraid of the death, that left me hypnotised
Though, staring at his picture, I realised
No one could cry the way my Tracy cried

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad
Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending
And all good things, they say, never last

I often dream of heaven; and I know that Tracy’s there
I know that he has found another friend
Maybe he’s found the answer to all the April snow
Maybe one day I’ll see my Tracy again

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish that life was never ending
But all good things, they say, never last

All good things, they say, never last
And, love, it isn’t love until it’s passed

Songwriters:  COLEMAN, LISA / MELVOIN, WENDY / ROGERS NELSON, PRINCE

“Sometimes It Snows In April” lyrics © Warner Chappell, Inc.; Universal Music Publishing Group

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[1]  “Sometimes It Snows In April” is taken from Parade, the eighth studio album by American recording artist Prince, the third (and final) to feature his backing band The Revolution, and is the soundtrack album to the 1986 film Under the Cherry Moon.  It was released on March 31, 1986 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records.

After the critical disappointment of Prince’s 1985 album Around the World in a Day, Parade was released to acclaim from music critics and was named one of the best albums of 1986 by The Village Voice and NME magazine, who named it their album of the year.  It also sold two million copies both in the United States and abroad.

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[30 APR 2016]

[Last modified  22:48 PDT  30 APR 2016]

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