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Thread started 10/08/07 6:24pm

TANKAEFC

What is "purple banana" referring to?

In "Let's Go Crazy", the line goes: Just look for the purple banana til they put us in the truck. Speculations on what that is a reference to? I'd speculate it's what may have been in the genesis for the morhphing of sexuality and spirituality that Prince was famous for. Purple banana could be a phallic reference to God, do you think? Or something else?
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Reply #1 posted 10/08/07 6:33pm

EAL

COCK...definately
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Reply #2 posted 10/08/07 6:34pm

wlcm2thdwn

I don't think it is a reference to God because why would He come and "put us in the truck"? I'll have to think on that one a while and get back to you. smile
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Reply #3 posted 10/08/07 6:42pm

TANKAEFC

wlcm2thdwn said:

I don't think it is a reference to God because why would He come and "put us in the truck"? I'll have to think on that one a while and get back to you. smile


Well, that could be a reference ("put us in the trunk") could be referring to the vehicle to Heaven.
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/07 6:47pm

ToraToraDreams

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I think it means live your life and go after your goal (Banana) before you die or get taken down (get put in Truck)... boxed I guess...
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Reply #5 posted 10/08/07 7:06pm

jonylawson

hahhaha i love these threads!! lol
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Reply #6 posted 10/08/07 7:08pm

pplrain

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Always wondered about that!!

Only Prince knows... sigh
Only he knows!!
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Reply #7 posted 10/08/07 7:14pm

ReginaCarman

TANKAEFC said:

wlcm2thdwn said:

I don't think it is a reference to God because why would He come and "put us in the truck"? I'll have to think on that one a while and get back to you. smile


Well, that could be a reference ("put us in the trunk") could be referring to the vehicle to Heaven.


What was in your Tylenol?
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Reply #8 posted 10/08/07 7:23pm

jonylawson

TANKAEFC said:

wlcm2thdwn said:

I don't think it is a reference to God because why would He come and "put us in the truck"? I'll have to think on that one a while and get back to you. smile


Well, that could be a reference ("put us in the trunk") could be referring to the vehicle to Heaven.



someone should make t-shirts for some of the shit we have to read on here!!!

priceless!
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Reply #9 posted 10/08/07 7:28pm

Janeau

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Religion

Ray Comfort uses the banana as a proof of the existence of a God. He argues that since it is easily held, has a ripeness indication (colour), is easily peeled, has a biodegradable wrapper and is nutritious must mean that it was designed. Comfort says this designer is the Christian God.[11] However, numerous rebuttals arose explaining the dramatic differences in appearance and nature of the wild variety of the fruit and the domesticated version which has been selectively bred for thousands of years for the characteristics Comfort claimed were divinely created. As a result, Comfort conceded that his argument had no validity in 2006 [12].

This is what i found on wikipedia.

A lot of blah blah blah.

Maybe he means that you have to look out for the banana peel so u dont slip over it and end up in the truck.
What truck by the way? And where is it going?
free ur mind
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Reply #10 posted 10/08/07 7:53pm

Obsidian

The song is titled "Let"s Go Crazy"...I think the saying..."lets look for the purple banana" is referring to the suggestion that we break away from the dull, mundane, or whatever has brought us down....go crazy, and search for the opposite..go bananas, or nuts and find uplifting happiness!

Purple: meaning...Looking for wild, crazy, happiness Purple Prince style until they send the truck for you!

Banana: meaning...a state or condition!

Coming into a wild crazy state or condition! razz wink
[Edited 10/8/07 19:54pm]
[Edited 10/8/07 19:56pm]
He gets it! That's why the ladies love him...batting eyes
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Reply #11 posted 10/08/07 7:56pm

Janeau

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Obsidian said:

The song is titled "Let"s Go Crazy"...I think the saying..."lets look for the purple banana" is referring to the suggestion that we break away from the dull, mundane, or whatever has brought us down....go crazy, and search for the opposite..go bananas, or nuts and find uplifting happiness!

Purple: meaning...FINDING and attaining wild, crazy, happiness Purple Prince style until they send the truck for you!

Banana: meaning...a state or condition!

Coming into a wild crazy state or condition! razz wink
[Edited 10/8/07 19:54pm]


U r right, Its that simple smile There is no deeper meaning.
free ur mind
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Reply #12 posted 10/08/07 8:00pm

chewymusic

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OK, here it is...

Let's Go Crazy
or: Let Us Go Crazy.

"Bananas" is another expression for crazy.

Put us in the truck: refers to being loaded
in to an asylum patty wangon an hauled away.

Purple is, well "Prince's color" or, Prince.

Hence,
Let Us Go Crazy,
look for the purple banana
(go crazy with prince)
'till they put us (notice he says "us")
in the truck and haul us away to the loony bin!
wink
get it? ...at least that's what I always thought it was

hmmm ..maybe I am crazy nuts
"Hyperactive when I was small, Hyperactive now I'm grown, Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone"
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"Midnight is where the day begins"
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Reply #13 posted 10/08/07 8:03pm

chewymusic

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Obsidian said:

The song is titled "Let"s Go Crazy"...I think the saying..."lets look for the purple banana" is referring to the suggestion that we break away from the dull, mundane, or whatever has brought us down....go crazy, and search for the opposite..go bananas, or nuts and find uplifting happiness!

Purple: meaning...Looking for wild, crazy, happiness Purple Prince style until they send the truck for you!

Banana: meaning...a state or condition!

Coming into a wild crazy state or condition! razz wink
[Edited 10/8/07 19:54pm]
[Edited 10/8/07 19:56pm]

aww man, we were typing the same thing at the same time!
..how embarrasing redface
"Hyperactive when I was small, Hyperactive now I'm grown, Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone"
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"Midnight is where the day begins"
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Reply #14 posted 10/09/07 2:39am

Tame

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I agree with Chewymusic...Let's go crazy, or over and beyond the mistreated
word, "Normal." and make it a point to look for a love that exists on a higher
spiritual plane...Punch a Higher Floor.

In that place we are all loved by the creator equally, and should love
eachother equally. This is where Paradise begins....Evenly distributing wealth throughout the world will soon follow.

It isn't an easy task...Everybody has to be "All-In."
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #15 posted 10/09/07 2:40am

Tame

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Even if all you have to contribute, is a prayer.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #16 posted 10/09/07 2:47am

Volitan

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wow, he's actually saying Purple Banana????

damn.....
Maybe we can go to the movies and cry together
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Reply #17 posted 10/09/07 3:26am

NouveauDance

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Jesus' big, beautiful penis.
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Reply #18 posted 10/09/07 4:00am

bex23

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I didnt actually think it menat anything, its just a lyric thats fits in with the song.

Lets look for the purple banana till they put us in the truck, I just thought that was about going crazy like.
Oh Princey if your free for a couple of hours...If you aint busy for the next 7 years...Lets Pretend were married, and go all night..
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Reply #19 posted 10/09/07 6:25am

pandemoniun6

NouveauDance said:

Jesus' big, beautiful penis.


falloff

Uh Uh, no way smart guy! That might explain the banana but there were no TRUCKS in Biblical times.

nutty
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Reply #20 posted 10/10/07 1:01am

funkii

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NouveauDance said:

Jesus' big, beautiful penis.


rolleyes
You saw the apple
hanging on the tree,
But missed the orchid
in your gaze
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Reply #21 posted 10/10/07 2:43am

NouveauDance

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funkii said:

NouveauDance said:

Jesus' big, beautiful penis.


rolleyes

What? He was a man right? So he had one. Are you saying the Lord, God incarnate wouldn't have the most beautiful one you ever saw?
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Reply #22 posted 10/10/07 3:33am

LordMarcusMont

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I've made some enquiries at my local supermarket in London. They tell me that EU Regulations have banned bananas from being purple coloured for the last few years. I'm not sure what the position is in the States.

I always thought he said "Escape from the purple banana." I must have had too much tea.
Veni, Vidi, Funki.
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Reply #23 posted 10/10/07 9:31am

syble

i always thought it was

wear a purple bandana until they put us in control



and yes the whole song is about pills and being crazy and needing a doctor and men in white coats i always thought it was a pretty obvious song. us english are great at goin crazy when the elevator breaks down!!!!! lol lol lol

i really dont think theres any higher plane deep thinkin gin on in this song! its another dont walk dont talk kinda theme
walk with crooked shoes www.myspace/syblepurplelishous
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Reply #24 posted 10/10/07 10:04am

RodeoSchro

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SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!!!

shocked omfg shocked omfg shocked omfg shocked omfg shocked omfg
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Reply #25 posted 10/10/07 10:09am

TheCherryRoom

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chewymusic said:

OK, here it is...

Let's Go Crazy
or: Let Us Go Crazy.

"Bananas" is another expression for crazy.

Put us in the truck: refers to being loaded
in to an asylum patty wangon an hauled away.

Purple is, well "Prince's color" or, Prince.

Hence,
Let Us Go Crazy,
look for the purple banana
(go crazy with prince)
'till they put us (notice he says "us")
in the truck and haul us away to the loony bin!
wink
get it? ...at least that's what I always thought it was

hmmm ..maybe I am crazy nuts



Thank god!! Thats exactly what i've took it to mean over all these years. Thought for a while i'd missed out on all the hidden messages again giggle
"Fella's would u look at that tail............... would u eva....."

.....I don't do this because i have a choice.........it was pre-determined b4 my birth.........
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Reply #26 posted 10/10/07 10:59pm

awruss

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The Purple Banana is his...manhood - take a look at the cover of the 1999 Album - look at the number 1 - there, you see the "Purple Banana". But, really, it's a double entendre - it means two things - 1) It's his penis, and 2) "Crazy", "Nuts", Wacko, "Loco" etc...

I've seen this same discussion about the song Purple Rain where people ask what is "Purple Rain" and the answer to that is - ejaculate. Pretty much every song in that era of Prince music is about sex - sometimes it's about god but sex is always involved. But again, it really is also a double entendre - 1) Ejaculate, and 2) Salvation.
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Reply #27 posted 10/11/07 4:20pm

TANKAEFC

ReginaCarman said:

TANKAEFC said:



Well, that could be a reference ("put us in the trunk") could be referring to the vehicle to Heaven.


What was in your Tylenol?


I'm just askin'!
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Don't shoot me!
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Reply #28 posted 10/11/07 7:15pm

prime

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Prince said the elevator was the Devil...He said in an interview with Chris Rock in '97 on VH-1. He said back then you couldn't say "GOD or Devil" on the radio.
Prime aka The Kid

"I need u to dance, I need u to strip
I need u to shake Ur lil' ass n hips
I need u to grind like Ur working for tips
And give me what I need while we listen to PRINCE"
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Reply #29 posted 10/12/07 1:18pm

2ndRevolution

Wow. I think ya'll are taking this WAY out of context. Like i've said before, some P lyrics like this can have a deep meaning, and sometimes the meaning is right in front of your face.
The song is called "Let's Go Crazy"
The lyric is "Let's look for the purple banana until they put us in the truck."
If any of us were out of our damn minds looking for a purple banana, we'd do it until a truck came and picked our crazy asses up.
Simple as that.
http://prince.org/msg/100/263154?&pg=2
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