I remember singing lead on
"Walkin in the Rain With the One I love"
On stage with my friends
When I was four
I remember I only knew the chorus
I remember being five years old
and telling Mrs. Waters
That I was going to marry her son
I was only in kindergarten
I thought she should know.
I remember wanting to love someone
Like Marcia loved Davy Jones.
I remember meeting my very first
At a pajama party
The night I had my first car accident
I remember I was eighteen
and college bound.
He was dyslexic
And two grades behind me
And I loved him
More than Marcia loved
I remember seeing Prince in concert
For the very first time.
I remember a girl
And realizing with Horror
That the sound was coming
I remember that I'd just turned eighteen
and had seen Purple Rain
About thirteen times.
I remember dancing to Prince tunes
at college parties in the suites
Until the walls sweated
And blue jean prints stained the paint.