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Thread started 03/03/09 1:54am

iamchris90yall

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Sometimes It Snows In April

OMG
I think this is Prince's most amazing song EVER!
When I look at peoples Top Prince songs, I never see this one!
It is such a perfect album closer and I honestly think its one of his greatest songs!
Is there any Prince song more beautiful than this??
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Reply #1 posted 03/03/09 2:02am

stinq

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It sure is a very beautiful tune biggrin
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Reply #2 posted 03/03/09 2:10am

Dayclear

It's beautiful. Have you heard ONA piano? The entire cd is lovely just liike that song. biggrin
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Reply #3 posted 03/03/09 2:12am

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This song just gets better with age...

It's not a big talked about song but everyone loves it!
Shut up already, damn.
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Reply #4 posted 03/03/09 2:39am

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I want this one played at my funeral...plus many more!
Sometimes Life is like the post...You just don't get it!
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Reply #5 posted 03/03/09 8:46am

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brings me to tears everytime I hear it!
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Reply #6 posted 03/03/09 8:48am

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Fantastic song indeed. Seeing him do it live is even more special, whether on guitar or piano. It's also a great way to have ended "Parade".
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #7 posted 03/03/09 9:29am

punkofthemonth

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classic song! love
life's a bitch, but god forbid the bitch divorce me...

- nas
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Reply #8 posted 03/03/09 11:26am

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purplecam said:

Fantastic song indeed. Seeing him do it live is even more special, whether on guitar or piano. It's also a great way to have ended "Parade".

I was sooooo pleased he did it during 21 nights. that was the song I really wanted to hear live.
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Reply #9 posted 03/03/09 11:30am

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I hated this song for years and years until.....

the One Night Alone/Rainbow Children tour. I never connected with this song, thought it was a mismatch on Parade and never listened to it. Then he played it at the concert and the reaction that came from the crowd. I will absolutely never forget this as long as I live. I turned around because of that reaction and the look on this girl's face. It said everything. The emotion the beginning chords elicited on her face was to be revered. From that point on I could only respect this song. Now I love it immensely.
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Reply #10 posted 03/03/09 12:37pm

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iamchris90yall said:

OMG
I think this is Prince's most amazing song EVER!
When I look at peoples Top Prince songs, I never see this one!
It is such a perfect album closer and I honestly think its one of his greatest songs!
Is there any Prince song more beautiful than this??

Has been one of my all time favorites, since it came out. Love it!
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Reply #11 posted 03/03/09 12:46pm

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My snowblower is gassed up and ready.
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #12 posted 03/03/09 12:47pm

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I will probably be hit with a brick on the head by a moderator or something...but, check this out.
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Reply #13 posted 03/03/09 1:02pm

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^make a point to read the info on this video, the person who sings it, is dedicating it to her dog that has passed away. bawl
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Reply #14 posted 03/04/09 2:44am

Tame

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Very Pretty.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #15 posted 03/04/09 3:33am

Levi

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I recently joined a band. At a rehearsal last week, the guys got talking about Prince. Amy (the singer) suddenly started singing SISIA. I joined in on piano, and we knocked out a couple of verses. Was brilliant, partly from being so spontaneous.

Stunning song

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I'm just, I'm just Levi from the org
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Reply #16 posted 03/04/09 4:07am

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PaisleyPark5083 said:

^make a point to read the info on this video, the person who sings it, is dedicating it to her dog that has passed away. bawl


That gave me chills. Seriously.
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Reply #17 posted 03/04/09 9:33am

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squirrelgrease said:

PaisleyPark5083 said:

^make a point to read the info on this video, the person who sings it, is dedicating it to her dog that has passed away. bawl


That gave me chills. Seriously.

She did a great job, and with the added video...cloud9
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Reply #18 posted 03/04/09 9:36am

Aannastesia2

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touched
simply beautiful
heart Life heart Sexy
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Reply #19 posted 03/04/09 9:40am

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iamchris90yall said:

OMG
I think this is Prince's most amazing song EVER!
When I look at peoples Top Prince songs, I never see this one!
It is such a perfect album closer and I honestly think its one of his greatest songs!
Is there any Prince song more beautiful than this??


You haven't lived until you've heard the version from Paisley Park concert (The Park). He opens with 3 minute or so sweet melancholic electric guitar solo before he begins singing.
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Reply #20 posted 03/04/09 10:14am

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One of my favorite performances is from the Target Center Minneapolis 7.7.07 show

Accoustic set with Wendy Melvoin
He sang it with the emotion that goes with that song

1:32 into the song a lady wails out a scream, the right touch for it too
Beautiful song, beautiful strings





Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish that life was never ending
But all good things, they say, never last

All good things that say, never last
And love, it isn't love until it's past

[Edited 3/4/09 10:15am]
#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #21 posted 03/04/09 10:17am

SupaFunkyOrgan
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Levi said:

I recently joined a band. At a rehearsal last week, the guys got talking about Prince. Amy (the singer) suddenly started singing SISIA. I joined in on piano, and we knocked out a couple of verses. Was brilliant, partly from being so spontaneous.

Stunning song

L
x


What a priceless moment! mushy
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Reply #22 posted 03/04/09 10:40am

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As said, it is a not much talked about song, but i think its a favourite, not only among Prince fans, but also among people who don't 'usually' like his music.

I remember reading an interview with a Dutch actress who was very fond of Mozart, and didn't even know who Prince was. She had heard the song on a funeral, and really raved about it in the interview. Comparing the fragileness with some of Mozarts music.

I also notice the song is mentioned a lot on forum-topics on 'general' sites about: 'What songs do you want to be played at your funeral / cremation'. I have read several times that people who heard the song at someones funeral, did find a certain relieve in the lyrics, and considered it a moving song.

Personally i remember really being stunned by the song when i first heard it. I became a fan with Sign of the Times in 1987 and did start to buy his 'back catalogue' in random order since then.
At that moment, for me he was the master of high-energy driven funk and rock (1999 and Purple Rain) and of more experimental, abstract, electronic sounding songs (Kiss, Sign of the Times, If I was your girlfriend).
When i bought the Parade album, and heard Sometimes it snows in april for the first time i remember thinking: Wow, i didn't think he was capable of THIS type of music!
I mean, it was totally acoustic, almost folk-like even (when i did get to know Joni Mitchells music, i started to understand where 'that' came from), and the lyrics were way more 'humble' sounding then the more bold, sometimes 'cartoonesque' lyrics from him i was used too at that moment.

I know, its a fictional (movie)story, but somehow, in its instrumental, vocal and lyrical ldelivery Prince touched me with that song on an emotional level, like many of his songs simply don't do.
Unfortunately Prince hasn't released many more of this type of songs later on in his career. This thought occured to me especially while looking at and listening to his quite moving acoustic performance of 'Reflection' with Wendy on the Tavis Smiley show.
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Reply #23 posted 03/04/09 12:26pm

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I would love to see footage / hear the live versions of this song. It's beautiful.
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Reply #24 posted 03/04/09 3:02pm

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beautiful beautiful song, gets me thinking everytime. love it. biggrin
may u live 2 see the dawn
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Reply #25 posted 03/04/09 3:07pm

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bawl
To make a thief, make an owner; to create crime, create laws.
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Reply #26 posted 03/04/09 6:23pm

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Oh man I played it like 20 times in a row the other night.
Sounds cheesy but everytime I listen to it, it's like the first time.
All the critics love U in LDN!
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Reply #27 posted 03/05/09 3:41am

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iamchris90yall said:

Is there any Prince song more beautiful than this??


probably.
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Reply #28 posted 03/07/09 12:04am

jtfolden

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Anyone who likes this song (or Mountains, also on Parade) might wish to check out Wendy & Lisa's first album. It's essentially their sound.
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Reply #29 posted 03/07/09 8:25am

pepper7

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For me another great Prince song that nobody ever talks about and everybody has completely forgotten is 'With You'...

It was my first song that really got me into Prince that wasn't a big hit song like Kiss or WDC....

Anyone else's thoughts?...

lol lol lol lol lol
Shut up already, damn.
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