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Thread started 04/20/10 1:43pm

SherryJackson

Raspberry Beret-Meaning?

Ok...I always knew and loved the song Raspberry Beret, probably the most played Prince song on the radio.....but I'm curious, what's the Raspberry Beret Prince was referring to? According to the Urban Dictionary, a Raspberry beret is "the act of eating-out a womans ass while she menstruates onto your forehead" OR "A menstruating woman's equivilent to a mushroom stamping, in which she drops trou' and rubs her bloody cooch on a bald mans head, or a full haired mans forehead, thus endowing him with a thin red, yet jauntily worn raspberry chapeaux." eek eek eek

She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind you find in a second hand store
She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind you find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her


I'm not entirely sure what Prince is talking about. Does he mean the girl is wearing a red beret or she's wearing what the Urban dictionary's talking about, or...she gave him one. lol razz

Either way, great song. biggrin beret
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Reply #1 posted 04/20/10 1:47pm

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I can't wait for him to release "Rusty Trombone"... that's gonna be the shit!
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #2 posted 04/20/10 1:48pm

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please don't let this thread get locked pray
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #3 posted 04/20/10 1:53pm

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errant said:

I can't wait for him to release "Rusty Trombone"... that's gonna be the shit!


Stinky Sanchez is my favorite boot!
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Reply #4 posted 04/20/10 2:28pm

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Reply #5 posted 04/20/10 2:35pm

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SherryJackson said:

Ok...I always knew and loved the song Raspberry Beret, probably the most played Prince song on the radio.....but I'm curious, what's the Raspberry Beret Prince was referring to? According to the Urban Dictionary, a Raspberry beret is "the act of eating-out a womans ass while she menstruates onto your forehead" OR "A menstruating woman's equivilent to a mushroom stamping, in which she drops trou' and rubs her bloody cooch on a bald mans head, or a full haired mans forehead, thus endowing him with a thin red, yet jauntily worn raspberry chapeaux." eek eek eek

She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind you find in a second hand store
She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind you find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her


I'm not entirely sure what Prince is talking about. Does he mean the girl is wearing a red beret or she's wearing what the Urban dictionary's talking about, or...she gave him one. lol razz

Either way, great song. biggrin beret



SHE wore a raspberry beret, the kind u find in a 2nd hand store

I think it's that simple
I know people think of Prince as some oversexed musician but we shouldn't read much into everthing he says

It didn't say HE wore a raspberry beret

Tambourine, YES is about masturbation, really simple





Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #6 posted 04/20/10 3:20pm

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errant said:

I can't wait for him to release "Rusty Trombone"... that's gonna be the shit!

falloff
"open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day..."
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Reply #7 posted 04/20/10 3:33pm

ronnwinter

Im 99.9% sure its jst that literal. She was simply wearing a rasberry colored beret.
This is one time Prince was NOT trying to be cryptic or talk in riddles.
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Reply #8 posted 04/20/10 3:33pm

funkyhead

errrr, i think it's about a fit bird in a hat!! razz or some post modernistic take on the state of the world in '85 i.e. the girl represents the glam 80's greed and the said beret in question representing the dawning of a new age. My money is on the hat though!!.
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Reply #9 posted 04/20/10 5:00pm

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LOL very interesting

she could have worn the Rasberry Beret if she was into women.

Could have been about Wendy & Lisa smile she walked in through the out door ~!

It all makes perfect sense to me now...
[Edited 4/20/10 17:00pm]
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Reply #10 posted 04/20/10 5:08pm

SherryJackson

FunkyStrange said:

LOL very interesting

she could have worn the Rasberry Beret if she was into women.

Could have been about Wendy & Lisa smile she walked in through the out door ~!

It all makes perfect sense to me now...
[Edited 4/20/10 17:00pm]


omg omg omg omg falloff falloff falloff falloff
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Reply #11 posted 04/20/10 5:12pm

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Sometimes a raspberry beret is just a raspberry beret.

It's not a metaphor for anything else. It's just an example, and symbol, of the
girls kooky, bohemian, charity shop chic.

Much like the starfish and coffee were examples and symbols of Cynthia Rose's
different outlook in the song of the same name.

(However, Tamborine definitely was a metaphor for something else)
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Reply #12 posted 04/20/10 5:19pm

ernestsewell

BorisFishpaw said:

Sometimes a raspberry beret is just a raspberry beret.

It's not a metaphor for anything else. It's just an example, and symbol, of the
girls kooky, bohemian, charity shop chic.

Much like the starfish and coffee were examples and symbols of Cynthia Rose's
different outlook in the song of the same name.

yeahthat yeahthat yeahthat yeahthat yeahthat yeahthat yeahthat
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Reply #13 posted 04/20/10 5:54pm

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Reply #14 posted 04/20/10 10:44pm

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Great thread. Now I finally know those very cryptic lyrics were about placing twat clots on one's face during a salad tossing.
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #15 posted 04/21/10 3:42am

erik319

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I heard that Prince wrote Starfish & Coffee the day after eating a vindaloo and running out of diacalm.
blah blah blah
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Reply #16 posted 04/21/10 4:20am

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BorisFishpaw said:

Sometimes a raspberry beret is just a raspberry beret.

It's not a metaphor for anything else. It's just an example, and symbol, of the
girls kooky, bohemian, charity shop chic.



nod

beret

great little story telling song music
beret
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and some other awesome orgers!
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Reply #17 posted 04/21/10 6:02am

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I will never hear the line "She walked in through the out door, out door" the same again.
Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #18 posted 04/21/10 6:07am

i24u

My understanding is a Raspberry Beret was worn by prostitutes in France in the 80's and that is how you could tell if they were "for sale". The lyrics also fit this. If it was warm she wouldn't wear much more. "They say the first time isn't the greatest". It all fits.
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Reply #19 posted 04/21/10 6:24am

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i24u said:

My understanding is a Raspberry Beret was worn by prostitutes in France in the 80's and that is how you could tell if they were "for sale". The lyrics also fit this. If it was warm she wouldn't wear much more. "They say the first time isn't the greatest". It all fits.




if true this sounds great. I don't know much about French history, but I don't see a reason why you would fabricate this. Red is often a signal for "transactional sexual behavior," and beret's are as common as baseball caps as much as they are french.

The whole thing of developing a relationship sans cash with someone in said field is a HUGE American fantasy, not certain about the rest of the world. I was talking about this last night. How my friend said he banged 2 strippers without him having to use cash to make it happen(I OBVIOUSLY didn't believe him).
Damn. 750,000 people died fighting the civil war...4 years. With Today's population %age, it would b 7 million people. There r 3000 railroad ties per a mile of track. It would take 250 miles of track to represent 750k...to put it in a bit of perspec
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Reply #20 posted 04/21/10 11:14am

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Oh my God!!! It's a hat! Nothing more, nothing less.

Where in the hell do you shop that they sell menstrual blood at the secondhand store?
eek
[Edited 4/21/10 11:14am]
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Reply #21 posted 04/21/10 11:17am

ernestsewell

HonestMan13 said:

Oh my God!!! It's a hat! Nothing more, nothing less.

Where in the hell do you shop that they sell menstrual blood at the secondhand store?

Used tampons? lol
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Reply #22 posted 04/21/10 12:00pm

LadyLuvSexxy

ernestsewell said:

HonestMan13 said:

Oh my God!!! It's a hat! Nothing more, nothing less.

Where in the hell do you shop that they sell menstrual blood at the secondhand store?

Used tampons? lol

lol Lord have mercy. hah!
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Reply #23 posted 04/21/10 12:59pm

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NDRU said:

errant said:

I can't wait for him to release "Rusty Trombone"... that's gonna be the shit!


Stinky Sanchez is my favorite boot!


I've always been partial to Raspberry's alternate version, Dingle-berry Beret.
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Reply #24 posted 04/21/10 6:54pm

poetcorner61

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beret


"What's in a name? that which we call a beret
By any other name would smell as sweet..."

And a beret is just a beret by any other name... lol
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Reply #25 posted 04/21/10 8:42pm

SherryJackson

HonestMan13 said:

Oh my God!!! It's a hat! Nothing more, nothing less.

Where in the hell do you shop that they sell menstrual blood at the secondhand store?
eek
[Edited 4/21/10 11:14am]


Well, I'm sorry! Forgive me for being and I quote "under 30 and seeing hidden messages in everything!" Don't remember who said that, but that was genius. Describes me rather well. lol

God, I love that man....fallinluv
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Reply #26 posted 04/21/10 8:51pm

ernestsewell

SherryJackson said:

And the reason I asked was because with Prince, you never know what to expect really. Gotten used to expecting the unexpected.

Actually, if you are really a fan of his music in depth, you do know what to expect.

Here's a hint for all the under-30 crowd...sometimes it's just as simple as it seems.
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Reply #27 posted 04/21/10 9:00pm

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he's a Jehovah Witness. they have some law against eating blood. I'm sure there's something similar about having it pussy-stamped on your forehead too.
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #28 posted 04/21/10 9:00pm

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eek
99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #29 posted 04/21/10 10:24pm

purpledoveuk

Better than wearing a 'Cosby Sweater' I suppose or a Stinky Hitler
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