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Thread started 08/31/17 10:11pm

ThisOne

Sister

I'm not sure how many actually like this song, but personally I feel sad that Prince had an experience in his childhood which resulted in the need for such dark lyrics - it makes me feel sick, just the thought....

It's a song I feel the need to skip - every time
sad
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Reply #1 posted 08/31/17 10:55pm

TrivialPursuit

This is a post most should skip because of the sheer volume of conjecture on the OP's part.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #2 posted 08/31/17 11:04pm

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ThisOne said:

I'm not sure how many actually like this song, but personally I feel sad that Prince had an experience in his childhood which resulted in the need for such dark lyrics - it makes me feel sick, just the thought.... It's a song I feel the need to skip - every time sad

rolleyes

Pull yourself together. it's just a song.

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Reply #3 posted 08/31/17 11:23pm

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I'm not crazy about the song either. Too much ish so i pass it by when it pops up in the rotation. I try not to think about it too much tho and hope he was being truthful when he stated in the past it is not auto-biographical.
It still makes one wonder though.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #4 posted 08/31/17 11:50pm

jimmy3121

Papa.

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Reply #5 posted 09/01/17 1:46am

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sonshine said:

I'm not crazy about the song either. Too much ish so i pass it by when it pops up in the rotation. I try not to think about it too much tho and hope he was being truthful when he stated in the past it is not auto-biographical. It still makes one wonder though.

You people are weird (both you and the OP). Scarier than anyone who'd write a song like Sister if you ask me eek

Maybe this can help:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/fiction

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/art

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_value

[Edited 9/1/17 1:46am]

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Reply #6 posted 09/01/17 1:48am

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databank said:

sonshine said:

I'm not crazy about the song either. Too much ish so i pass it by when it pops up in the rotation. I try not to think about it too much tho and hope he was being truthful when he stated in the past it is not auto-biographical. It still makes one wonder though.

You people are weird (both you and the OP). Scarier than anyone who'd write a song like Sister if you ask me eek

Maybe this can help:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/fiction

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/art

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_value

[Edited 9/1/17 1:46am]

lol yes

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Reply #7 posted 09/01/17 3:20am

ThisOne

So I'm weird cause I don't like a song about incest hmph! !
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Reply #8 posted 09/01/17 6:00am

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razz It didn't happen....case closed lol His family didn't mind so why should you wink

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This song is brilliant, his mind was a piece of Art....very edgy and provocative, I like all the songs on the Dirty Mind Album!

[Edited 9/1/17 6:01am]

Forever in My Life....
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Reply #9 posted 09/01/17 6:01am

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TrivialPursuit said:

This is a post most should skip because of the sheer volume of conjecture on the OP's part.

You should skip this topic if it disturbs you.

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Reply #10 posted 09/01/17 6:16am

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Its 1 and half minutes of pure friggin' genius. Think about how much has been thought about, discussed, disected, fantasized about from it.

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Reply #11 posted 09/01/17 8:13am

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Shock and Awe, nothing more. I love this song.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #12 posted 09/01/17 9:05am

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Not every song written is based on personal experience. lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #13 posted 09/01/17 9:08am

Anthoknee

I dig this track because it's cool musically and it's COMPLETELY open to any interpetation as to what is really happening in it....some hear pain in it, others hear an absence of it. As to whether any of this REALLY happened, you would hope not. There are so many levels in it's minute and a half that it raises way more questions than it answers. But it is AWESOME...

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Reply #14 posted 09/01/17 10:10am

morningsong

It did what it was supposed to do.

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Reply #15 posted 09/01/17 10:17am

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love the disturbance the song brings

listen to Tick Tick Bang '81 right after this one

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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?
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Reply #16 posted 09/01/17 11:29am

TrivialPursuit

laurarichardson said:

TrivialPursuit said:

This is a post most should skip because of the sheer volume of conjecture on the OP's part.

You should skip this topic if it disturbs you.


Did you read the OP? I'm not the one disturbed by "Sister".

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #17 posted 09/01/17 2:36pm

ThisOne

TrivialPursuit said:



laurarichardson said:




TrivialPursuit said:


This is a post most should skip because of the sheer volume of conjecture on the OP's part.




You should skip this topic if it disturbs you.





Did you read the OP? I'm not the one disturbed by "Sister".



Perhaps it was your response that triggered this? If u don't like my opinion then u should move on - I thought u wanted to skip this but instead u r still here.....
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Reply #18 posted 09/01/17 2:38pm

ThisOne

Linda1974 said:

razz It didn't happen....case closed lol His family didn't mind so why should you wink


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This song is brilliant, his mind was a piece of Art....very edgy and provocative, I like all the songs on the Dirty Mind Album!


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I was under the impression that it was from an experience he had
So if it isn't thank u for clearing things up but I'm still skipping it.....
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Reply #19 posted 09/01/17 2:41pm

ThisOne

purplethunder3121 said:

Not every song written is based on personal experience. lol



I thought it was boxed .....

I don't think I'm the only one to think that either
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Reply #20 posted 09/01/17 2:44pm

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The Demo version of Sister is circulating among collector circles ....hope to see this one be leaked soon ! wink
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Reply #21 posted 09/01/17 2:49pm

ThisOne

OldFriends4Sale said:



love the disturbance the song brings



listen to Tick Tick Bang '81 right after this one



I luv Tick Tick Bang Bang - I enjoy the sexual songs and lyrics as much as I do the ballads but Thieves in the Temple and Sister r the only ones I skip.....

Don't get me wrong I have a large collection going back to when it all started, and have heard probably 90% of what was actually released so I know what he made and I don't like 2 songs that many probably do...
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Reply #22 posted 09/01/17 4:19pm

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ThisOne said:

I'm not sure how many actually like this song, but personally I feel sad that Prince had an experience in his childhood which resulted in the need for such dark lyrics - it makes me feel sick, just the thought.... It's a song I feel the need to skip - every time sad

You ever heard of fiction? Not every song is a true story. Just like books. Some might even be fantasy that came from Prince's brain. Then what?

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #23 posted 09/01/17 4:25pm

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Still waitin' to hear that acoustic demo Quest spun....
until then i'll pretend this fuchsia light is god...
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Reply #24 posted 09/01/17 5:01pm

ThisOne

Marrk said:



ThisOne said:


I'm not sure how many actually like this song, but personally I feel sad that Prince had an experience in his childhood which resulted in the need for such dark lyrics - it makes me feel sick, just the thought.... It's a song I feel the need to skip - every time sad


You ever heard of fiction? Not every song is a true story. Just like books. Some might even be fantasy that came from Prince's brain. Then what?



Ok please I'm not 5 please don't insult me - the thing I loath about the org is when others don't agree or like a post they want to attack a person instead of keeping to topic and having a decent discussion :(

I was under the impression that it was true - this theory came from another fan I once discussed the lyrics with when the song first came out and I hated it ever since.... confused neutral
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Reply #25 posted 09/01/17 5:04pm

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mcmk785new said:

Still waitin' to hear that acoustic demo Quest spun....


That is a different story.... boogie !
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Reply #26 posted 09/02/17 5:10am

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Freaky little dude biggrin
C'mon - what 'Sister' is really saying is 'I can sing and wear and do whatever the hell I want'. Considering he was only a 22 year old with his whole career ahead of him - where did he get the confidence/nerve to do that?? And that's how he lived his life. He sang and wore and did whatever the hell he wanted his whole life.
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Reply #27 posted 09/02/17 10:55am

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Zach Hoskins just had a nice writeup about the song. It was definitely a song to get him noticed (by critics if noone else), and it worked...

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For me, it's a good song for the album. It really fits and has one of the greatest segues to the next song Prince ever had.

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Reply #28 posted 09/03/17 2:49am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

love the disturbance the song brings

listen to Tick Tick Bang '81 right after this one

lol lol

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