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Thread started 07/17/17 11:21am

williamb610

Screams of Passion '84/'85 demo - lyrics

I always used to hear the lyric in Screams as "Leaves are falling, velvet splash...only you and I can under, only you can understand...".

Prince says on the guide/demo track "Leaves are falling, vulva splash..." Didn't know what a VULVA was. So, I look it up. Of course, it's a reference to female genitalia.

That Prince...always the lyrical sex addict!

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Reply #1 posted 07/17/17 4:37pm

TrivialPursuit

St. Paul confirmed this a while back, because there seemed to be so much scuttlebutt about it. Prince loved him some pussy.

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Reply #2 posted 07/17/17 5:44pm

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Well, it sure does!

"I like to watch."
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Reply #3 posted 07/17/17 6:09pm

EddieC

williamb610 said:

I always used to hear the lyric in Screams as "Leaves are falling, velvet splash...only you and I can under, only you can understand...".

Prince says on the guide/demo track "Leaves are falling, vulva splash..." Didn't know what a VULVA was. So, I look it up. Of course, it's a reference to female genitalia.

That Prince...always the lyrical sex addict!

The lyric sheet included in the artwork of the album and single has "velvet splash." I just relistened to both, and I don't hear the "t" closing off the word, though I hear more of a "velva" myself. So I went to the rehearsal version--but I don't think he ever actually sings that line at all in it, even in that half enunciating way he does for a lot of them.

That said, the Family's live performance video from First Avenue sounds a lot like a 'u" to me. And some more recent performances of the song by fDeluxe are definitely not "velvet."

I was originally gonna say you were just hearing things or Prince was playing around--but as far as I can tell, no matter what was on the printed lyrics, everybody's always been singing the other word.

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Reply #4 posted 07/17/17 7:07pm

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So glad to see this discussion here! I posted something about this on facebook about this, but fely like I was the only one hearing it! Clearly vulva

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Reply #5 posted 07/17/17 7:13pm

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Ya, you know there is already a thread here.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #6 posted 07/18/17 8:03am

sulls

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"Velvet splash" is a kick ass lyric
"I like to watch."
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Reply #7 posted 07/18/17 8:23am

TrivialPursuit

sulls said:

"Velvet splash" is a kick ass lyric


Ahh, I see you finally got off work. lol

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Reply #8 posted 07/18/17 9:12am

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TrivialPursuit said:



sulls said:


"Velvet splash" is a kick ass lyric


Ahh, I see you finally got off work. lol




Yeah. Today I'm at my son's swim championships all day, except for a side appt at the sleep clinic. But don't hold up any leaks on account of me.
lol
"I like to watch."
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Reply #9 posted 07/18/17 12:11pm

jungleluv

Susannah sings 'velvet splash' as in 'tipping the velvet' which is a reference to oral sex.

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Reply #10 posted 07/18/17 2:17pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

St. Paul confirmed this a while back, because there seemed to be so much scuttlebutt about it. Prince loved him some pussy.

Receipts?

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Reply #11 posted 07/18/17 2:48pm

DD55

jungleluv said:

Susannah sings 'velvet splash' as in 'tipping the velvet' which is a reference to oral sex.

Oh Good Lord, learn something new every day! LOL omfg

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Reply #12 posted 07/18/17 3:23pm

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NouveauDance said:

TrivialPursuit said:

St. Paul confirmed this a while back, because there seemed to be so much scuttlebutt about it. Prince loved him some pussy.

Receipts?


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