Jill Jones was in the studio with Prince during the recording and helped come up with the rhyming words ending in " It is unknown if the track was intended for any project at the time of recording, although in there was some discussion of the track being used by Vanity 6 , Apollonia 6 or The Time. Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman worked on the track further at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, most likely on 27 September , adding vocals and possibly other instrumentation. Again, it is not known if this song was intended for any project at the time of additional recording. The liner notes for Purple Rain Deluxe state that the track was recorded in September , but this refers only to the overdubs by Wendy and Lisa.
U do not understand my quirky ways My crazy logic leaves U in a daze U think my neurosis is just a phase Girl, U've got a wonderful ass. U think that all my friends are my bedmates True love before sex U just can't relate My sensibilities U aggravate U've got a wonderful ass. Educate, tolerate, negotiate, communicate Litigate, graduate, appreciate, separate Interrogate, violate, fluctuate, perpetrate Masturbate, stimulate, stimulate, stimulate U say that U love me, it don't do no good U want me 2 trust U, I wish that I could U cannot build a house with plastic wood U've got a wonderful ass. U're so wonderful, oh, wonderful Won-der-ful U've got a wonderful, wonderful ass. I guess what it is is that I hate your ideas of fun Oh yeah? But baby I rate your ass number one I don't usually have time 2 drink from your glass But I can always find time 4 your ass.
To celebrate the incredibly prolific, influential and diverse body of work left behind by Prince , we will be exploring a different song of his each day for an entire year with the series Prince Songs in a Year. Although he was quite capable of dazzling lyrical innuendo and metaphor, sometimes Prince just decided to throw any sense of subtlety out the window and say exactly what was on his dirty mind. In a June interview with the Star Tribune about "Wonderful Ass" and the other newly released tracks on this, the first major archival release since Prince's untimely death last April, Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman reveals that the lighthearted song was inspired by the impressive posteriors of both her longtime collaborator and Revolution bandmate Wendy Melvoin and Wendy's twin sister Susannah — who Prince was romantically involved with at the time. Prince was dating Susannah, and I was with Wendy. It was us being goofy about our girlfriends.