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Thread started 08/05/17 11:48pm

SoftSkarlettLo
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Art Official Age - Artificial Age?

When you listen to the song "Art Official Age" or simply say the words - doesn't it sound like "Artificial Age" to you? Maybe I'm a bit slow on finding this out - but today I just noticed!

It's like the song "Elixer", it sounds like Prince and Valentine are singing "He licks her..."

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Reply #1 posted 08/06/17 12:38am

airth

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Prince always liked a bit of wordplay. Annie Christian and Anna Stesia are the first two that come to mind.

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Reply #2 posted 08/06/17 4:59am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

When you listen to the song "Art Official Age" or simply say the words - doesn't it sound like "Artificial Age" to you?

Yes, it's an intentional play on words.



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Reply #3 posted 08/06/17 6:59am

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airth said:

Prince always liked a bit of wordplay. Annie Christian and Anna Stesia are the first two that come to mind.

Oh god..... I just realized Annie Christian = Anti Christ. And he even says it right after. I always thought he was just saying Annie Christ. duh

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Reply #4 posted 08/06/17 8:18am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

When you listen to the song "Art Official Age" or simply say the words - doesn't it sound like "Artificial Age" to you? Maybe I'm a bit slow on finding this out - but today I just noticed!

It's like the song "Elixer", it sounds like Prince and Valentine are singing "He licks her..."

Jeepers...

Artificial Age..I "Got that" straight away..

But ELIXER....

whew

*blush blush*


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Reply #5 posted 08/06/17 8:34am

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Prince was quite the clever fella when it came to words/word play. He seemed to enjoy double entendre's aa well wink
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Reply #6 posted 08/06/17 9:00am

jjam

Yep, the "Hi yo Silver, it's the Bone Ranger" line in 18 & Over is worthy of Oscar Wilde... lol

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Reply #7 posted 08/06/17 9:11am

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International Lover is full of them - extinguish all clothing and observe the no letting go sign, we are making our final approach to satisfaction, etc.
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Reply #8 posted 08/06/17 1:17pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

When you listen to the song "Art Official Age" or simply say the words - doesn't it sound like "Artificial Age" to you? Maybe I'm a bit slow on finding this out - but today I just noticed!



It's like the song "Elixer", it sounds like Prince and Valentine are singing "He licks her..."



My thoughts exactly!
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Reply #9 posted 08/06/17 5:14pm

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Didn't De La Soul do this 1 first? lurking

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Reply #10 posted 08/06/17 5:21pm

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I doubt they were the first to come up with that play on words, but they had an album out around 2000 called Art Official Intelligence.

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Reply #11 posted 08/06/17 9:39pm

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I thought all of those were pretty obvious

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Reply #12 posted 08/06/17 9:52pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

It's like the song "Elixer", it sounds like Prince and Valentine are singing "He licks her..."

The live version played at the 2009 jazz festival?

Definitely sounds like hes saying "he licks her" nod

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Reply #13 posted 08/07/17 8:29am

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That's was Prince for you. Now i've gotta go back and check out my whole prince music collection to see what else he snuck by me. eek

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Reply #14 posted 08/07/17 4:50pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

When you listen to the song "Art Official Age" or simply say the words - doesn't it sound like "Artificial Age" to you? Maybe I'm a bit slow on finding this out - but today I just noticed!

It's like the song "Elixer", it sounds like Prince and Valentine are singing "He licks her..."

AOA: Yes, that was on purpose

"Elixer": P very clearly sings "yes he does" in the song... so, yes. They're saying..

Elixer

Elixer

He licks her

Thus the misspelling of the word "Elixir"

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Reply #15 posted 08/07/17 7:51pm

RJOrion

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Didn't De La Soul do this 1 first? lurking

yep ...they made 2 albums named similarly

Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump

Art Official Intelligence: BIonix

2 of their best later era albums, too

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Reply #16 posted 08/07/17 8:50pm

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Prince was quite the clever fella when it came to words/word play. He seemed to enjoy double entendre's aa well wink

.

Sex Shooter is another one (like a "six shooter" gun, "shooting off in your direction".)

He obviously had a whole lot of these and he was fascinated by language. Not surprising for such a poet like songwriter.

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Reply #17 posted 08/08/17 7:46am

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Tester Goes 1, 2 = Testicles 1, 2 (The Good life)

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