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God ~ Prince & the Revolution

Why don't U, dance the Dance Electric?

the Dance Electric, the Sunday songs, the Love theme, the Temptation connection

18 GOD (4:02)
Produced, Arranged, Composed and Performed by Prince and The Revolution
Published by Controversy Music, administered by WB Music Corp. ASCAP
B-side of “PURPLE RAIN”

GOD turned out to be one of Prince’s more obscure flip sides. Released with PURPLE RAIN, engineer Susan Rogers remembers it as a “Sunday song.”

“Almost all of Prince’s songs with religious or spiritual overtones – ‘God,’ The Cross,’ ‘Sign ‘O’ The Times’ – were recorded on Sundays,” she explains. “We were at the warehouse on a really hot afternoon and the equipment kept breaking down. Finally, he turned out all the lights, lit a few candles, recorded ‘God’ in one take and went home. There wasn’t much else to say.”

One listen reveals one of the most hauntingly unaffected Prince performances on record. The label on my original single still has goose bumps.

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Image:Purplerain single.jpg

Label: Warner Bros

ASIN: B003NZBYQI

Released September 26, 1984

God:the Dance Electric 3:59min

In the beginning,

there was God

He made the earth,

and the heaven

He gave us light to rule the day

And another light to rule the night
The Lord, thy God Made,

He made the seas

He made the fruit upon the trees
When He saw

When He saw that it was good

He made a man,

made a man

Only He could, o

nly He could


God made you

God made me too

He made us all

Made us all equally
Now you say

God made you

God made me

He made us all equally


Wake up children

Dance the Dance Electric

There isn't much time Who screamed? Was it you?

God was released as the b-side of Purple Rain, the third single from Prince's seventh album Purple Rain...other worldwide releases contained a completely re-recorded vocal version, simply titled God.

The vocal version, God, was recorded on 20 August, 1984, at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA.

The B-side, God, is a much more overtly religious number (Prince's most religious to date), recalling the book of Genesis. The song also features extensive vocal experimentation. Towards the end, Prince mentions "The Dance Electric", which was a song given to former band member André Cymone.

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Reply #2 posted 04/01/13 1:10pm

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I love this one! AND the extended instrumental, one of the best instrumental he's ever done

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Reply #3 posted 04/01/13 1:10pm

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Thanks for this OldFriends4Sale!

Who would have thought he recorded 'Spiritual Songs' all on a Sunday! I especially didn't know he did this in one take? WOW! I really appreciate the stories, that reflect on the back drop of all of this!

I love it!!

The instrumental is even more beautiful!

I like that Prince did this, in where he was. You can see he was leading into this even deeper in his later history!

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Reply #4 posted 04/01/13 1:11pm

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ARock said:

I love this one! AND the extended instrumental, one of the best instrumental he's ever done

INDEED IT IS RIGHT? Just beautiful..I love how the guitar goes so crazy towards the end, Like it's crying or something! smile headbang headbang

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EyeJester7 said:

ARock said:

I love this one! AND the extended instrumental, one of the best instrumental he's ever done

INDEED IT IS RIGHT? Just beautiful..I love how the guitar goes so crazy towards the end, Like it's crying or something! smile headbang headbang

I agree, and if you listen to Alexis de Paris, you get a similar feeling, just with a Paisley Parade touch

I love how so much of the music then was interconnected in many ways

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Reply #6 posted 04/01/13 3:09pm

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Surely he hits his highest recorded note in this song, along with Temptation when he sings 'midas touch'. Totally amazing vocals.

"I'm much too hot to be cool"
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(47) INT. BASEMENT, PRINCE'S HOME -- NIGHT

GOD the LOVE THEME



He turns on a LIGHT, disappears into an
ADJOINING ROOM. Vanity looks around
amazed. She stands in a small ANTE-
CHAMBER whose walls are covered with
thicks pads and foam.

Colorful MOBILES hang suspended from the
ceilings -- various INSTRUMENTS lie
about: a drumset, an electric guitar,
and a small upright piano. A stereo and
cassette player. are perched on a shelf,
and two speakers are recessed into the
walls. The entire room looks hand-
built, the wood carefully painted, or
stained.

She peers through the doorway into the
adjoining room. BLUE MOONLIGHT filters
in through the casement windows.
Various MURALS are painted on the walls,
MOBILES are suspended from the ceiling.
A bed sits in the middle of the floor, a
vanity table and mirror nearby.

She stands idly a mement, then moves
around the antechamber. Various
KNICKNACKS catch her attention. Small
wind-up TOYS lie about: a soldier, a
bear banging on a drum, a tractor and
car. A small MUSIC BOX sits on a shelf.
She turns the handle, a little TUNE
fills the room...

A cassette sits in the player. She
snaps it shut, hits the play button. A
DRUM BEAT fills the room, followed by a
WOMAN'S VOICE, seemingly speaking in a
foreign tongue. The combination is
hypnotic and sensual -- she finds
herself drawn in ...

Suddenly Prince grabs her by the waist,
lets out a SHRIEK. She draws a out
breath, jumps--

VANITY
If you think you scared me,
you didn't.


PRINCE
Oh, yeah ...



He puts his index finger directly in
front of her nose, moves it back and
forth hypnotically. She follows it
earnestly with her eyes. Suddenly, he
pulls his hand away, stretches it to the
ceiling like an escaping bird. They
both smile, lock eyes. Passion rings in
their veins...

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The Woman's VOICE begins to moan deeply,
pleasurably--

VANITY
Who's the lucky girl? Sounds
like she was having a good
time.

PRINCE
She's crying -- it's
backwards. It makes me sad
when I hear it. It sorta
sounds like she's laughing,
doesn't it?

VANITY
So what did you do to her? Do
you always treat your women
like that?

PRINCE
I don't have anybody right
now.

Heat floods into her womb like soft fire-
-

VANITY
You look pretty...

She touches his chest delicately, fluffs
up his hair--




VANITY
King Kong?

PRINCE
Stop.

She hesitates -- but he reaches out
tentatively, touches her breast--

VANITY
No.

But their mutual desire is too strong.
Their lips seek one another out timidly,
almost deferentially...then fervently.



DISSOLVE TO:


(48) INT. BEDROOM -- LATER -- NIGHT

Vanity sits at the foot of the bed,
Prince stands before her. Her dress is
hiked along her thighs, her stockings
attached to garters. Their hands search
delicately across the contours of their
bodies, drawing quick breaths from their
lips. They kiss one another ardently,
then quickly, like sparrows pecking
seed. She goes to remove her dress, but
Prince stays her with a gesture, moving
his hands along her thighs, touching
delicately that spot between her legs.
A low, whispery moan escapes from her
lips.


Vanity lies back, drawing Prince toward
her. His lips move across her mouth,
her neck, her breasts. She moans
softly, pulls her dress above her
thighs, goes to remove it. Once again
he stops her, slowly turns her onto her
stomach.



She stands.on her knees, her head
resting on a pillow. His hands move up
along the back of her thighs, past the
garters to her panties. He tugs at them
gently, then rubs his hand firmly
between her legs. She moans suddenly,
the shudder moving through her like a
whirlwind ...



DISSOLVE TO:

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God was released as the b-side of Purple Rain, the third single from Prince's seventh album Purple Rain. The UK 12" release of the single contained God (Love Theme From Purple Rain), a 7:54 instrumental version heard in the movie Purple Rain

Initial tracking for God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) took place on 7 February, 1984 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (six days before Noon Rendezvous).

12" (UK)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (long version) – 7:05
  • B1. "God (Love Theme from Purple Rain)" (instrumental) – 7:54

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I forgot where I was until I got to the previous post.
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Purple Rain tour live 1985

In the beginning,

there was God

He made the earth,

and the heavens

He gave us light

to rule the day

And another light

to rule the night
The Lord, thy God Made,

He made the seas

He made the fruit upon the trees
When He saw

When He saw that it was good

He made a man,

made a man

Only He could,


God made you

God made me

He made us all

equally
If U want to sing it's alright

God made you

God made me

He made us all equally

[parts taken from the PR lp poems]


Who screamed!?!

Was it you? Or was it U?

Do u know who u r?

then it doesn't matter who screamed 1st

Did it matter who ate of the apple 1st?

the end result was neg

what r u looking at!?!

oh yeah?

if I gave it to you what would u do with it?

I know u better than u think i do

there is this purple suspicion

that lurks in my mind

that u and I are a lot alike

in more ways than 6

can u relate?

What's the difference between life and death?

God

yes I believe in u

yes i trust u

yes i'll be good

do u want to spend the night?

will u take a bath with me?

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Reply #13 posted 04/02/13 12:58pm

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"I try 2 b good, but they dig it when I'm bad!"
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LadyZsaZsa said:

"I try 2 b good, but they dig it when I'm bad!"

Ahhhh momma U better make up your mind

because I've got a bad case of tempation

lol I just had to listen again, love that wild audience reaction

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Dig if u will the picture - of u and I engaged in a kiss.

The sweat of your body covers me.

Can u picture this, my darling?

An ocean of violets engulf our persons.

A bird screams.

At 1st, I think it's u and u thought it was me.

Oh, if only violets could talk.

Insecurities.

Do u know who u are?

Then it doesn't matter who screamed 1st.

Did it matter who ate of the apple 1st?

The end result was negative.

Can u pass me the pepper?

Why, because u told me salt was bad 4 me.

I thought u liked eggs.

I thought u liked me.

Well, eggs are the only thing I can make besides a baby.

Why do u look at me like that?

What are u thinking?

I know u better than u think I do.

There's this purple suspicion that lurks in the anals of my mind that u and I are alike in more ways than 6.

Can u relate?

oh yeah?

Then what's the difference between a beautiful man and an ugly man with money?

Nothing - as far as you're concerned.

Do u still want 2 spend the night?

Good.

Come on.

U said u would wash my hair.

Shall we go swimming 1st?

U can't swim.

Wonderful.

"I'll teach u 2 swim, I'll teach u 2 try, I'll teach u 2 laugh, but not 2 cry. I'll teach u 2 trust me when u think I lie, I'll teach u 2 love me until we die."

It's from a song I wrote.

Do u believe that?

U do?

Well, I lied.

I just made it up.

Pretty good, huh.

It's not nice 2 lie.

I think we're on the right track.

Shall I wash u 1st or shall u wash me?

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Reply #16 posted 04/02/13 6:44pm

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I still have the 12 inch vinyl with that extended instrumental version,

what a very excellent track.. heart

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#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 #18 posted 04/04/13 8:37am

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Love this joint..................I was just listening 2 this last weekend.

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Dig if u will the picture - of u and I engaged in a kiss.

The sweat of your body covers me.

Can u picture this, my darling?

An ocean of violets engulf our persons.

A bird screams.

At 1st, I think it's u and u thought it was me.

Oh, if only violets could talk.

Insecurities.

Do u know who u are?

Then it doesn't matter who screamed 1st.

Did it matter who ate of the apple 1st?

The end result was negative.

Can u pass me the pepper?

Why, because u told me salt was bad 4 me.

I thought u liked eggs.

I thought u liked me.

Well, eggs are the only thing I can make besides a baby.

Why do u look at me like that?

What are u thinking?

I know u better than u think I do.

There's this purple suspicion that lurks in the anals of my mind that u and I are alike in more ways than 6.

Can u relate?

oh yeah?

Then what's the difference between a beautiful man and an ugly man with money?

Nothing - as far as you're concerned.

Do u still want 2 spend the night?

Good.

Come on.

U said u would wash my hair.

Shall we go swimming 1st?

U can't swim.

Wonderful.

"I'll teach u 2 swim, I'll teach u 2 try, I'll teach u 2 laugh, but not 2 cry. I'll teach u 2 trust me when u think I lie, I'll teach u 2 love me until we die."

It's from a song I wrote.

Do u believe that?

U do?

Well, I lied.

I just made it up.

Pretty good, huh.

It's not nice 2 lie.

I think we're on the right track.

Shall I wash u 1st or shall u wash me?

The anals of my mind? I still have to smile when I see that typo. I wonder if Prince ever noticed this slight, but funny typo.

Nice that you stayed true to the original. lol lol

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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KoolEaze said:

OldFriends4Sale said:




Do u know who u are?

Then it doesn't matter who screamed 1st.

Did it matter who ate of the apple 1st?

The end result was negative.

Why do u look at me like that?

I know u better than u think I do.

There's this purple suspicion that lurks in the anals of my mind that u and I are alike in more ways than 6.

Can u relate?

The anals of my mind? I still have to smile when I see that typo. I wonder if Prince ever noticed this slight, but funny typo.

Nice that you stayed true to the original. lol lol

Part of me just thinks that Prince wanted it that way, that perverse part of him

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Reply #21 posted 04/04/13 5:07pm

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for he has a bad temptations wink

for he says he dont have a girlfriend right now

for they both fight for their desires when it runs so deep like a burning flame

releasing the inhibitions inside with eyes closed

she felt butterflies in her stomach racing so much

mesmerising his sexy chest

layin her hand on and stroking up and down

her dearly heart was empounding so fast

for she dearly loved him

yearning for his touch

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EyeJester7 said:

Thanks for this OldFriends4Sale!

Who would have thought he recorded 'Spiritual Songs' all on a Sunday! I especially didn't know he did this in one take? WOW! I really appreciate the stories, that reflect on the back drop of all of this!

I love it!!

The instrumental is even more beautiful!

I like that Prince did this, in where he was. You can see he was leading into this even deeper in his later history!

i second that emotion. OldFriends4Sale these have been really interesting threads you've been starting. good job!!

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XxAxX said:

EyeJester7 said:

Thanks for this OldFriends4Sale!

Who would have thought he recorded 'Spiritual Songs' all on a Sunday! I especially didn't know he did this in one take? WOW! I really appreciate the stories, that reflect on the back drop of all of this!

I love it!!

The instrumental is even more beautiful!

I like that Prince did this, in where he was. You can see he was leading into this even deeper in his later history!

i second that emotion. OldFriends4Sale these have been really interesting threads you've been starting. good job!!

That U 2

there is soooo much information about these songs

and if any site sit that people can click on and find information about Prince

and his music is Prince.org

I like how people contribute their information about songs too

Do these also become eye openers for me, even songs I was never really

into myself like Peach

#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 #24 posted 04/04/13 6:22pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

XxAxX said:

i second that emotion. OldFriends4Sale these have been really interesting threads you've been starting. good job!!

That U 2

there is soooo much information about these songs

and if any site sit that people can click on and find information about Prince

and his music is Prince.org

I like how people contribute their information about songs too

Do these also become eye openers for me, even songs I was never really

into myself like Peach

you should have a blog on this site, doing what you're doing. wouldn't that be cool?

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Reply #25 posted 04/05/13 6:45am

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It's not that I'm not for change, but I do prefer this era to the current one. I'm trying really hard to "like" the Prince of today. confused

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XxAxX said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

That U 2

there is soooo much information about these songs

and if any site sit that people can click on and find information about Prince

and his music is Prince.org

I like how people contribute their information about songs too

Do these also become eye openers for me, even songs I was never really

into myself like Peach

you should have a blog on this site, doing what you're doing. wouldn't that be cool?

U know it

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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What's the matter with your life
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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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LadyZsaZsa said:

"I try 2 b good, but they dig it when I'm bad!"

Oh, silly man, that's not how it works
You have 2 want her 4 the right reasons"

I do!

"U don't, now die!"

No! No!

Let me go, let me go

I'm sorry
I'll be good
This time I promise,
Love is more important than sex
Now I understand
I have 2 go now
I don't know when I'll return
#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 #28 posted 04/07/13 11:17am

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OldFriends4Sale said:



LadyZsaZsa said:


"I try 2 b good, but they dig it when I'm bad!"


Oh, silly man, that's not how it works
You have 2 want her 4 the right reasons"

I do!

"U don't, now die!"

No! No!

Let me go, let me go

I'm sorry
I'll be good
This time I promise,
Love is more important than sex
Now I understand
I have 2 go now
I don't know when I'll return




This made me think of the ring be showed off in the Sign O The Times film just before he performed "Forever In My Life". I can't find a picture of it so I'll post the one I like. mr.green


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OldFriends4Sale said:

EyeJester7 said:

INDEED IT IS RIGHT? Just beautiful..I love how the guitar goes so crazy towards the end, Like it's crying or something! smile headbang headbang

I agree, and if you listen to Alexa de Paris, you get a similar feeling, just with a Paisley Parade touch

I love how so much of the music then was interconnected in many ways

nod God and Alexa de Paris are my two favorite Prince instrumentals.

‎https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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