The first new Prince track to be released posthumously, Prince sings here of nuclear war and death.Yesterday I tried 2 write a novel but I didn't know where 2 begin
So I laid down in the grass tryin' 2 feel the world turn
Boy loses girl in a rain storm, nuclear World War III
All that's left is pain and sorrow, as far as he's concerned
The piano-heavy rock ballad was cut in 1982 during the same sessions that resulted in Prince's fifth album, 1999
. It didn't make the final tracklist, possibly in part because the title song
had a similar apocalyptic theme.