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Song Meanings...What Does Purple Rain Mean?

What is Purple Rain actually about? Or When Doves Cry? Or any of his other metaphor driven lyrics? This should be interesting. StarFish and Coffee? Come on guys. If anybody knows what he's talk'n bout come on raise yo' hands.
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Reply #1 posted 09/08/06 11:17am

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sgmusic said:

What is Purple Rain actually about? Or When Doves Cry? Or any of his other metaphor driven lyrics? This should be interesting. StarFish and Coffee? Come on guys. If anybody knows what he's talk'n bout come on raise yo' hands.


Purple rain is heaven

Doves is two good people arguing(doves represent good and beauty)

Starfish is just a little story; lyrics explain themselves
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Reply #2 posted 09/08/06 11:19am

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sgmusic said:

If anybody knows what he's talk'n bout come on raise yo' hands.

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Reply #3 posted 09/08/06 11:19am

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langebleu said:

sgmusic said:

If anybody knows what he's talk'n bout come on raise yo' hands.

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Reply #4 posted 09/08/06 11:23am

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sgmusic said:

What is Purple Rain actually about? Or When Doves Cry? Or any of his other metaphor driven lyrics? This should be interesting. StarFish and Coffee? Come on guys. If anybody knows what he's talk'n bout come on raise yo' hands.



Starfish and coffe. maple syrup and jam? Butterscotch clouds a tangerine side order of ham? Come on you can do better than that.

I believe he's tryin to say she was freakin weird but she was cool because she was unique and weird.

Come on let's hear your take.

Doves actually represent Peace.. when doves cry means when there is no Peace when things go wrong between lovers.. this is what it sounds like when doves cry.
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Reply #5 posted 09/08/06 11:30am

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sgmusic said:

I believe he's tryin to say she was freakin weird but she was cool because she was unique and weird.


Prince described Cynthia Rose as mentally 'alternative'or 'gifted' in 1998.

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Reply #6 posted 09/08/06 11:40am

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langebleu said:

sgmusic said:

I believe he's tryin to say she was freakin weird but she was cool because she was unique and weird.


Prince described Cynthia Rose as mentally 'alternative'or 'gifted' in 1998.

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Wow! Thank you!! I never knew that. So he was saying she was autistic or mentally challanged? That puts the song in a whole new light. wink
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Reply #7 posted 09/08/06 11:42am

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sgmusic said:[quote]

langebleu said:



Prince described Cynthia Rose as mentally 'alternative'or 'gifted' in 1998.

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Wow! Thank you!! I never knew that. So was he saying she was autistic or mentally challanged or was he saying she just had a different way of viewing the world than most people? neutral

Come on people - we're singing along with these songs aren't we.

What does hell does The Morning Papers Mean?

What does 7 mean? Is 7 the 7 deadly sins and if so who's gonna smoke them all?
Come on Prince fans help me out
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Reply #8 posted 09/09/06 8:27am

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this is an old discussion confused
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Reply #9 posted 09/09/06 8:43am

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langebleu said:



Prince described Cynthia Rose as mentally 'alternative'or 'gifted' in 1998.

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Wow! Thank you!! I never knew that. So he was saying she was autistic or mentally challanged? That puts the song in a whole new light. wink
To add, I believe she was a childhood friend of Prince's then girlfriend Sussanah Melvoin.
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Reply #10 posted 09/09/06 12:07pm

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sitruk7 said:

sgmusic said:



Wow! Thank you!! I never knew that. So he was saying she was autistic or mentally challanged? That puts the song in a whole new light. wink
To add, I believe she was a childhood friend of Prince's then girlfriend Sussanah Melvoin.

Reported as having been a girl who attended the same school as Susannah
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Reply #11 posted 09/09/06 3:45pm

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Angelic1302 said:

this is an old discussion confused



Thanks for the input neutral

The topic is actually the meanings of any Prince song that you don't understand not just Purple Rain. And I'm sure that there are plenty that folks don't quite understand the lyrics. The topic is only old if you're old to the forum.

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Reply #12 posted 09/09/06 3:59pm

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sitruk7 said:

To add, I believe she was a childhood friend of Prince's then girlfriend Sussanah Melvoin.

Reported as having been a girl who attended the same school as Susannah

rolleyes sorry thy nerdiness cool
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Reply #13 posted 09/09/06 5:14pm

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Prince has always said the meaning is there if you look for it.We can sit all day and discuss them and argue the point, but all we will find is we all find something different that he tried to express."Purple Rain" is about facing your problems and fears in life,looking for solace in those around you instead isolating yourself in self pity and doubt.You always find people running away from the rain, but it's only water,so why the panic? Rain is the perfect metaphor for what he was trying to express.
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Reply #14 posted 09/09/06 6:15pm

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purple rain is what happens when u drink too much purple kool aid.

but seriously, if its about facing problems and fears, i have to giggle at that.
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Reply #15 posted 09/09/06 6:19pm

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515073 said:

Prince has always said the meaning is there if you look for it.We can sit all day and discuss them and argue the point, but all we will find is we all find something different that he tried to express."Purple Rain" is about facing your problems and fears in life,looking for solace in those around you instead isolating yourself in self pity and doubt.You always find people running away from the rain, but it's only water,so why the panic? Rain is the perfect metaphor for what he was trying to express.


Hmmm, very good explanation.
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Reply #16 posted 09/09/06 8:03pm

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what's little red corvette mean?
You f*cked it up
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Reply #17 posted 09/09/06 8:12pm

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sgmusic said:

What is Purple Rain actually about? Or When Doves Cry? Or any of his other metaphor driven lyrics? This should be interesting. StarFish and Coffee? Come on guys. If anybody knows what he's talk'n bout come on raise yo' hands.


I'd like to point out a couple of things here. Does anyone know what the lyrics actually mean? I know you would want to say prince. But might Prince not even truly know? Let us examine this.

I assume, people write songs about what's going on in life, around them, maybe within their mind. But does that mean that the song is truly about what was going on around the artist that pened it? I'd have to say the answer is no.

How could such a thing be? Several ways in layers.

Let us examin Purple Rain, the song. "The Pop Hit" was so because it struck a cord in the souls of many listeners. That uniphied vibration within several people, prehaps on diffrent notes, to make a harmony or at least a power cord within the psychies of a cross second of mankind. Might this group association unconscious thought it might be hold the true meaning to the song?

What about Prince himself? Do you assume his true knowledge and meaning of the words written? I'd like to point out that at any one time a single word can have several meanings.

Moreover... I could go on and on, god knows, but...
News: Prince pulls his head out his ass in the last moment.
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Hotstuff said:

what's little red corvette mean?



car=girl, oldest analogy in pop music. little red corvette=fast woman who needs to slow down (but not before Prince hits it)..
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ElCapitan said:

Hotstuff said:

what's little red corvette mean?



car=girl, oldest analogy in pop music. little red corvette=fast woman who needs to slow down (but not before Prince hits it)..



That years corvette was all kinds of labial

compare (NSFW):

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http://www.murrayco.com/C...vette4.jpg
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MickG said:

sgmusic said:

What is Purple Rain actually about? Or When Doves Cry? Or any of his other metaphor driven lyrics? This should be interesting. StarFish and Coffee? Come on guys. If anybody knows what he's talk'n bout come on raise yo' hands.


I'd like to point out a couple of things here. Does anyone know what the lyrics actually mean? I know you would want to say prince. But might Prince not even truly know? Let us examine this.

I assume, people write songs about what's going on in life, around them, maybe within their mind. But does that mean that the song is truly about what was going on around the artist that pened it? I'd have to say the answer is no.

How could such a thing be? Several ways in layers.

Let us examin Purple Rain, the song. "The Pop Hit" was so because it struck a cord in the souls of many listeners. That uniphied vibration within several people, prehaps on diffrent notes, to make a harmony or at least a power cord within the psychies of a cross second of mankind. Might this group association unconscious thought it might be hold the true meaning to the song?

What about Prince himself? Do you assume his true knowledge and meaning of the words written? I'd like to point out that at any one time a single word can have several meanings.

Moreover... I could go on and on, god knows, but...



Basically you're saying that the songs and the lyrics hold different meanings for different listeners?
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Reply #21 posted 09/11/06 12:45pm

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Anna Stesia

"...Anna Stesia come 2 me
Talk 2 me, ravish me
Liberate my mind
Tell me what U think of me
Praise me, craze me
Out this space and time

Any thoughts on this one?
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My favorite abstract song like that is TBODP. I remember explaining it to one of my friends and then giggling to myself like Prince is a trip. My pants were wet they came off but she didn't see the movie cause she hadn't read the book first...
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adorable2 said:

My favorite abstract song like that is TBODP. I remember explaining it to one of my friends and then giggling to myself like Prince is a trip. My pants were wet they came off but she didn't see the movie cause she hadn't read the book first...



that is such a great lyric
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adorable2 said:

My favorite abstract song like that is TBODP. I remember explaining it to one of my friends and then giggling to myself like Prince is a trip. My pants were wet they came off but she didn't see the movie cause she hadn't read the book first...



That's my favorite Prince lyric of all time!!!



OK No thoughts on Anna Stesia
What the f is this

Come a butterfly straight on your skin
U go 4 me and I come again
Glam Slam, thank U ma'am
Sun is risen, moon is gone
Soda fizzin' on the lawn
Come a butterfly straight on your skin
Glam Slam

I defy anybody to sort that s*** out
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sgmusic said:

adorable2 said:

My favorite abstract song like that is TBODP. I remember explaining it to one of my friends and then giggling to myself like Prince is a trip. My pants were wet they came off but she didn't see the movie cause she hadn't read the book first...



That's my favorite Prince lyric of all time!!!



OK No thoughts on Anna Stesia
What the f is this

Come a butterfly straight on your skin Premature ejaculation. He comes right on her skin before he can even get inside.
U come 4 me and I come again She stimulates him in some way (not specified) and he has another orgasm.
Glam Slam, thank U ma'am Self-explanatory.
Sun is risen, moon is gone They've made love all night and the sun is coming up.
Soda fizzin' on the lawn I think this line is about his come in her pubic hair. Call me gross, but sometimes it can have a sudsy, soapy texture. It's fizzin' on her lawn.

I defy anybody to sort that s*** out



Sorted. cool
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Reply #26 posted 09/12/06 8:41am

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FunkMistress said:

sgmusic said:




That's my favorite Prince lyric of all time!!!



OK No thoughts on Anna Stesia
What the f is this

Come a butterfly straight on your skin Premature ejaculation. He comes right on her skin before he can even get inside.
U come 4 me and I come again She stimulates him in some way (not specified) and he has another orgasm.
Glam Slam, thank U ma'am Self-explanatory.
Sun is risen, moon is gone They've made love all night and the sun is coming up.
Soda fizzin' on the lawn I think this line is about his come in her pubic hair. Call me gross, but sometimes it can have a sudsy, soapy texture. It's fizzin' on her lawn.

I defy anybody to sort that s*** out



Sorted. cool

well done.

















...hehehe, i said "done". giggle
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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

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Sorted. cool

well done.

















...hehehe, i said "done". giggle


I want to bathe in a fountain-o'-Prince with you.
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Reply #28 posted 09/12/06 8:46am

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:


well done.

















...hehehe, i said "done". giggle


I want to bathe in a fountain-o'-Prince with you.

that can be arranged, once you're here in town next month. batting eyes
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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

FunkMistress said:



I want to bathe in a fountain-o'-Prince with you.

that can be arranged, once you're here in town next month. batting eyes


It's next month!

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