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Thread started 10/12/06 11:36pm

AndGodCreatedW
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What does Purple Rain mean?

What's the meaning of purple rain and the color purple?
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Reply #1 posted 10/13/06 4:14am

DanceWme

Purple means ROYALTY.
Exactly what he is

Dont know if that answered ur question but uh.....
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Reply #2 posted 10/13/06 5:55am

stopHATING

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DanceWme said:

Purple means ROYALTY.
Exactly what he is

Dont know if that answered ur question but uh.....


Royal Rain ?!?!?
see, I told you,You're Nuttz !
*just kiddin*
"You can go Fly ya Mama's Kite" (c) Prince
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Reply #3 posted 10/13/06 6:03am

purplerein

it's said that after the detonation of an atomic bomb, a purple rain falls from the sky.
my feeling is that Prince at one point in his life had a fear of a nuclear weapon being used on the united states (Ronnie talk to Russia..."mommy, why does everyone have a bomb)...and he wanted to make sure he survived...
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Reply #4 posted 10/13/06 6:07am

SoulAlive

purplerein said:

it's said that after the detonation of an atomic bomb, a purple rain falls from the sky.
my feeling is that Prince at one point in his life had a fear of a nuclear weapon being used on the united states (Ronnie talk to Russia..."mommy, why does everyone have a bomb)...and he wanted to make sure he survived...



hmmm so,the "purple rain" is a symbol of survival? If you live to see the rain,then you survived the atomic bomb attack...

I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain

I think I finally get it now!
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Reply #5 posted 10/13/06 6:10am

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purplerein said:

it's said that after the detonation of an atomic bomb, a purple rain falls from the sky.
my feeling is that Prince at one point in his life had a fear of a nuclear weapon being used on the united states (Ronnie talk to Russia..."mommy, why does everyone have a bomb)...and he wanted to make sure he survived...



clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping
"You can go Fly ya Mama's Kite" (c) Prince
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Reply #6 posted 10/13/06 6:13am

FruitToAttract
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purplerein said:

it's said that after the detonation of an atomic bomb, a purple rain falls from the sky.


Is it? Really? I thought just bird ashes fell from the sky. shrug
"18 years old, and she knows her funk!!! headbang"
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Reply #7 posted 10/13/06 6:25am

DanceWme

stopHATING said:

DanceWme said:

Purple means ROYALTY.
Exactly what he is

Dont know if that answered ur question but uh.....


Royal Rain ?!?!?
see, I told you,You're Nuttz !
*just kiddin*


lol im startin to think i am too
but ...royal rain doesnt sound too bad smile
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Reply #8 posted 10/13/06 7:12am

stopHATING

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DanceWme said:

stopHATING said:



Royal Rain ?!?!?
see, I told you,You're Nuttz !
*just kiddin*


lol im startin to think i am too
but ...royal rain doesnt sound too bad smile



Hahaha! I know,right ?!?
*signs us both up for professional help*
"You can go Fly ya Mama's Kite" (c) Prince
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Reply #9 posted 10/13/06 7:20am

DanceWme

stopHATING said:

DanceWme said:



lol im startin to think i am too
but ...royal rain doesnt sound too bad smile



Hahaha! I know,right ?!?
*signs us both up for professional help*


LOL
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Reply #10 posted 10/13/06 12:02pm

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purplerein said:

it's said that after the detonation of an atomic bomb, a purple rain falls from the sky.
my feeling is that Prince at one point in his life had a fear of a nuclear weapon being used on the united states (Ronnie talk to Russia..."mommy, why does everyone have a bomb)...and he wanted to make sure he survived...

"As bombs explode around us and hate advances on the right
The only thing that matters, baby, is the love that we make 2night"
eek
Anyway I like your theory even thinking it's not a correct one.
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Reply #11 posted 10/13/06 12:08pm

Rockability

Purple Rain isn't a meaning, it is a nod to Jimi Hendrix as a huge inspiration, and especially (perhaps solely) in regard to that particular album.

The purple craze he re-sparked was large enough for him to incorporate it for his own persona, but really...., you have to believe he really dug Jimi and Purple Haze turned him on to the color Purple.
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Reply #12 posted 10/13/06 12:12pm

KirsE

I can only think that it is the special kind of light u feel on a stage.

When I´m performing, I think that the light is actually purple!

Love KirsE
Listen for u naked I would dance a ballet....
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Reply #13 posted 10/13/06 12:34pm

OneMoreTimeP

It's about Kool-Aid.
Why isn't this in the FAQ's already? Damn.
whofarted Body messager? Please rolleyes
nutty Mariah Says: I want to go swimming, eat ice cream, and look at rainbows nutty
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Reply #14 posted 10/13/06 12:41pm

DanceWme

OneMoreTimeP said:

It's about Kool-Aid.
Why isn't this in the FAQ's already? Damn.


I knew it!!! lol
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Reply #15 posted 10/13/06 1:03pm

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purple rain is a reference to global warming and the ill effects of pollution.
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Reply #16 posted 10/13/06 1:05pm

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he stole it from a song called "Ventura Highway" by America.
the chorus goes like this.....

"Wishin' on a falling star
Waitin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same"

is it a coincidence that our man even changed his name too?
Fuck the funk - it's time to ditch the worn-out Vegas horns fills, pick up the geee-tar and finally ROCK THE MUTHA-FUCKER!! He hinted at this on Chaos, now it's time to step up and fully DELIVER!!
woot!
KrystleEyes 22/03/05
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Reply #17 posted 10/13/06 6:40pm

AndGodCreatedW
oman1

Thanks. I appreciate all of your answers.I've wondered what Purple Rain meant for 20 years, and now I found a place to get all my Prince questions answered.

"If you know what I'm singing about up here
C'mon raise your hand"

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Reply #18 posted 10/16/06 6:14am

SoulAlive

muirdo said:

he stole it from a song called "Ventura Highway" by America.
the chorus goes like this.....

"Wishin' on a falling star
Waitin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same"

is it a coincidence that our man even changed his name too?



yeah,I thought of that,too.Could Prince have really been inspired by the America song,which is from 1972?
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Reply #19 posted 10/16/06 7:23am

ElectricBlue

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God's red Blood dripping down into the blue ski = purple rain
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Reply #20 posted 10/16/06 7:57am

tznekbsbfrvr

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i don't really like to think of the meaning of that- it gets too trivial. i like it just b/c it sounds beautiful.
"So shall it be written, so shall it be sung..." whistle
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Reply #21 posted 10/16/06 12:37pm

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It means the great purple dinosaur is pissing on your head.
"Oh what a rain that would be..."
"If you wanted to buy a Sam Cooke album, where would you go?"
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Reply #22 posted 10/16/06 2:35pm

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AndGodCreatedWoman1 said:

What's the meaning of purple rain and the color purple?


It's just Princes way of saying he likes grape kool-aid. He just got all high faluttin with it as an act.
"when Im in those arms of yours I'm so gone"-With U/Janet
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Reply #23 posted 10/16/06 4:38pm

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I think he's trying to say something without saying something - If you know what I mean.

Okay you probably don't.

I'll try again. Prince has a thing about rain. Think "Nothing can stop this lonely rain from falling". He amends his original version which actually has the lyrics "Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling"

Like in a Thomas Hardy novel rain represents tears. Sadness. He can't say he's sad. He's a bloke. Boys don't cry. So he uses rain as a euphenism.

Now the rain is also Purple. Well that's Prince. Prince is adding his own personal creativre touch to the rain. It's like an extra description. Like Cherry Moon. But this time it's meaningless. (The Cherry Moon is childlike and whimsical)

Purple Rain symbolising Prince trying to say something but not quite getting there. Like all of us really. When we have something on our minds but not quite the right words to say what we feel.

It's kind of goofy because on a subscience level we know what he means.Okay maybe in a stupid, silly kind of way.

In short Rain represents his emotions and Purple represents his creativity.

It's the Prince spin on things. He loves to be different and put things in his own unique way. Like "It's been 7 hours and 14 days". In real life we would say "It's been 14 days and 7 hours". It shows his imagination. It shows his indivuality. I'm not gonna run with the crowd kind of thing.

Purple Rain, Purple Rain, Purple Rain...
Shut up already, damn.
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Reply #24 posted 10/16/06 4:40pm

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muirdo said:

he stole it from a song called "Ventura Highway" by America.
the chorus goes like this.....

"Wishin' on a falling star
Waitin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same"

is it a coincidence that our man even changed his name too?


I love this I'm gonna look it up!!
Shut up already, damn.
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Reply #25 posted 10/16/06 5:58pm

AndGodCreatedW
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...It shows his imagination. It shows his indivuality. I'm not gonna run with the crowd kind of thing.

Purple Rain, Purple Rain, Purple Rain...[/quote]


I really like that interpretation. I've always thought purple somehow smybolized emotion. Although I was thinking along the lines of sex and joy ... I guess sadness works too.
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Reply #26 posted 10/16/06 10:32pm

June7

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Purple is the color most associated with royalty.

Rain is unescapable.

Prince has made purple his trademark color.

Rain is his symbol for covering you in his idea...


In short. Prince wants to pee on you. nod
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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Reply #27 posted 10/16/06 10:38pm

Hotstuff

muirdo said:

he stole it from a song called "Ventura Highway" by America.
the chorus goes like this.....

"Wishin' on a falling star
Waitin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same"

is it a coincidence that our man even changed his name too?



yep. prince did america the song at the time.
[Edited 10/16/06 22:42pm]
You f*cked it up
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Reply #28 posted 10/16/06 10:42pm

Hotstuff

pepper7 said:

I think he's trying to say something without saying something - If you know what I mean.

Okay you probably don't.

I'll try again. Prince has a thing about rain. Think "Nothing can stop this lonely rain from falling". He amends his original version which actually has the lyrics "Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling"

Like in a Thomas Hardy novel rain represents tears. Sadness. He can't say he's sad. He's a bloke. Boys don't cry. So he uses rain as a euphenism.

Now the rain is also Purple. Well that's Prince. Prince is adding his own personal creativre touch to the rain. It's like an extra description. Like Cherry Moon. But this time it's meaningless. (The Cherry Moon is childlike and whimsical)

Purple Rain symbolising Prince trying to say something but not quite getting there. Like all of us really. When we have something on our minds but not quite the right words to say what we feel.

It's kind of goofy because on a subscience level we know what he means.Okay maybe in a stupid, silly kind of way.

In short Rain represents his emotions and Purple represents his creativity.

It's the Prince spin on things. He loves to be different and put things in his own unique way. Like "It's been 7 hours and 14 days". In real life we would say "It's been 14 days and 7 hours". It shows his imagination. It shows his indivuality. I'm not gonna run with the crowd kind of thing.

Purple Rain, Purple Rain, Purple Rain...



there's nothing princey about it... there's nothing original about it. I think it's his way of uniting and connecting all people. the song refers to the heart, how the body flows to become one with the music.
You f*cked it up
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Reply #29 posted 10/16/06 11:19pm

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I've always believed that "Purple Rain" was the tears at the end of a relationship. The Apocalypse. Purple Rain is the end of the world, and thats what it feels like when you lose someone you love. But it also stands for a new begining. It can mean heaven is finally found, for they will both be happier on their own.

"I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow,
I never meant 2 cause u any pain/
I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing,
I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain/

I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover,
I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend/
Baby I could never steal u from another,
Its such a shame our friendship had 2 end/"

**Also pink for girl and blue for boy. Mix them together and you get purple. The Purple rain is the tears you cry together, once you have reached the end...


I hope I've made this as clear to others as it is in my own imagination.
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