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Thread started 02/11/05 12:52pm

WaterInYourBat
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TEMPTATION!

I have become addicted to this song y'all. I can't stop listening to it!! I just happened to pick up my CD of "ATWIAD" after not listening to it for a long time, and I have gone nuts over "Temptation." The ending of this song is brilliant to me. I especially love that high pitched scream Prince does at the end after that "God-like" voice speaks to him. That was incredible. It's amazing how much he does his trademark scream in this song. His range is almost unreal. I wonder if he ever experienced any pain yellin' out like that. Also, the message of the song is real deep and meaningful. "Love is more important than sex. Now I understand."

What do y'all think about "Temptation?"
[Edited 2/11/05 12:54pm]
"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
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Reply #1 posted 02/11/05 12:55pm

Handclapsfinga
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the screamin n'stuff at the end of this joint's hilarious to me...the rest of the song is hawt.

pop go mama...
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Reply #2 posted 02/11/05 12:55pm

JasmineFire

I love this song, too. it tickles my brain.

however, i go back and forth about the ending. there are times when the ending seems perfect and i abosultely love it but then there are other times when i skip past it because it seems too drawn out and such a drastic change from the rest of the song.

great song though. thumbs up!
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Reply #3 posted 02/11/05 12:56pm

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Great song, but that God voice at the end is so bad it's hilarious.

In Darth Vader voice "Listen man..."

falloff Oh Prince....
The world is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.

"You still wanna take me to prison...just because I won't trade humanity for patriotism."
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Reply #4 posted 02/11/05 12:56pm

MoonCat

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The screaming at the end it kinda sexy to me wink
This songs Cool!
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Reply #5 posted 02/11/05 1:56pm

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this song is a writhe around on ur bed good time!!! biggrin wildsign
"music is my life partner. the only one who will never EVER leave me"--Tommy Lee
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Reply #6 posted 02/11/05 1:59pm

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Loved it from the start!! Really nice one during a drive in the car!! razz
MY NAME IS PRINCE
AND I AINT FUNNY
I SUE MY FANS
I WANT SOME MONEY
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Reply #7 posted 02/11/05 3:34pm

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Great song biggrin
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Reply #8 posted 02/11/05 5:02pm

Moonwalkbjrain

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i looooove the "god" cameo...and the screams r too funny...great song..

workin my body workin my body workin my body!
Yesterday is dead...tomorrow hasnt arrived yet....i have just ONE day...
...And i'm gonna be groovy in it!
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Reply #9 posted 02/11/05 6:44pm

seduction747

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I also love this song, but he had me moping around for awhile after that "I don't know when I'll return....goodbye." part. I thought it meant he was retiring from the biz. Silly me had no idea he was coming back with another movie and soundtrack.
What am I supposed 2 do when the President can't get nothin' passed?
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Reply #10 posted 02/11/05 7:09pm

2funkE

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This song smokes. Very bluesy and extremely naughty. An excellent tune to um, uh, have relations to.. wink
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Reply #11 posted 02/11/05 7:17pm

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I love when his voice goes really low and spooky sounding, "Temptation, temptation, temptation." Very atmospheric.
Neal Karlen: "His biggest and perhaps only fear was dying alone." prince "Don't u be another number 4 the undertaker" prince "Gotta tell the Truth ya'll" prince
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Reply #12 posted 02/12/05 4:10am

danielboon

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i love ATWIAD from start 2 finish cool
"the best pictures are those one dreams about while smoking a pipe in bed. but which never get done" Vincent van Gogh .

no one left a self-portrait in words the way vincent did......
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Reply #13 posted 02/12/05 10:41am

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....subsequent 2 his on stage talk with God 12/21/84, this was one of the 1st of his tunes i started 2 take very personally; "....runnin' hot water of the daughter of morality...."oh yeah, took that very personally....still struggling with making my focus spiritual when my physical was saying.....
....kinda made up 4 it with what he did on them drums playing "Tambourine" 2 balance it out...ATWID was the Bginning of what hasn't ended 4 B....
...."IT AIN'T OVER!!!"...
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Reply #14 posted 02/12/05 11:20am

Creame

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I love the song 2. It's just that some of the stuff n it is just funny! Like the 2nd verse when he sings "temptation" and then do the evil vampire laugh is just hilarious. At the end is absolutely funny. Let me clear my throat: emmm..hmmm

OH SILLY MAN, THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS! U HAVE 2 LOVE HER 4 THE RIGHT REASONS!

Prince:I do...

U DON'T, NOW DIE!!!

Prince:No! NOOOOO, LET GO, LET GO! AHHHHH!

(Prince is breathing as though he is afraid)

Prince:I'm sorry love is more important than sex. Now, I understand. I have 2 go now. Good bye...

FIN

I mean come on, what the hell is that?!!! lol
Hershey hug & kisses, xoxo
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Reply #15 posted 02/12/05 11:35am

WaterInYourBat
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Creame said:

I love the song 2. It's just that some of the stuff n it is just funny! Like the 2nd verse when he sings "temptation" and then do the evil vampire laugh is just hilarious. At the end is absolutely funny. Let me clear my throat: emmm..hmmm

OH SILLY MAN, THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS! U HAVE 2 LOVE HER 4 THE RIGHT REASONS!

Prince:I do...

U DON'T, NOW DIE!!!

Prince:No! NOOOOO, LET GO, LET GO! AHHHHH!

(Prince is breathing as though he is afraid)

Prince:I'm sorry love is more important than sex. Now, I understand. I have 2 go now. Good bye...

FIN

I mean come on, what the hell is that?!!! lol


biggrin I thought that part was raw!
"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
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Reply #16 posted 02/12/05 2:07pm

PurpleMusiq8

I too recently picked up ATWIAD again and popped it into my stereo. Well, I know I might disappoint some of you, but I'm still not feeling the whole album. BUT... the song Temptation got so stuck in my head that the next day when I was just driving around, I heard the little horn parts in my mind. And, I kept thinking, "Damn, I know that that's a Prince song, but which one?" I couldn't think. So, I went back to my house eventually and ATWIAD was still in the player, so I played a little Temptation, and there it was.

The thing that I love about this song is just like what Water said. The vocal arrangements are so unreal. And the trademark scream throughout the song, God! But, like I said, my favorite parts were when the horns played. The talk with God at the end isn't funny to me, but I kinda just don't get why it's in there. I don't bust out laughing whenever I hear it, but I prefer to stop the song before this part.
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Reply #17 posted 02/12/05 5:49pm

vainandy

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Back when the album first came out, "Temptation" was the only song on the album that I liked without it having to grow on me. Great song and great screams.
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Reply #18 posted 02/12/05 6:32pm

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Vainandy - I totally agree with you!!! Same with me!!!


vainandy said:

Back when the album first came out, "Temptation" was the only song on the album that I liked without it having to grow on me. Great song and great screams.
Lennytunia
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Reply #19 posted 02/12/05 6:51pm

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lennytunia said:

Vainandy - I totally agree with you!!! Same with me!!!


vainandy said:

Back when the album first came out, "Temptation" was the only song on the album that I liked without it having to grow on me. Great song and great screams.


That and The Ladder for me.
Good morning Ladies & Gentlemen,
Boys & Motherfuckin' girls
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Reply #20 posted 02/12/05 9:42pm

SammiJ

i always saw that song as a hint of his inner desires to do broadway... neutral

love it lots tho, that album is tight
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Reply #21 posted 02/12/05 9:59pm

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vainandy said:

Back when the album first came out, "Temptation" was the only song on the album that I liked without it having to grow on me. Great song and great screams.


That one and Paisley Park and America.
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