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Reply #30 posted 12/22/17 5:41am

sexyisintheima
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If you threw up in your mouth it's because of you.

Judgments toward others or telling them how to be.


You are welcome to be a fan.
I'm not a label.
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Reply #31 posted 12/22/17 6:26am

OnlyNDaUsa

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I think "Export Lover" is better

"...if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one..." ~ Jesus Luke 22:36
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Reply #32 posted 12/22/17 6:35am

dance4me3121

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I think "Export Lover" is better


I like "expert lover" even better
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Reply #33 posted 12/22/17 6:39am

OnlyNDaUsa

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dance4me3121 said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I think "Export Lover" is better

I like "expert lover" even better

how many will get it?

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Reply #34 posted 12/22/17 6:50am

dance4me3121

OnlyNDaUsa said:



dance4me3121 said:


OnlyNDaUsa said:

I think "Export Lover" is better



I like "expert lover" even better


how many will get it?



I get it just fine.Maybe "export lover" is the better one after all
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Reply #35 posted 12/22/17 7:08am

OnlyNDaUsa

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dance4me3121 said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

how many will get it?

I get it just fine.Maybe "export lover" is the better one after all

it is no "Pretty Face" or "Souli-a-Colia" or "Welcome 2 the Rat Race" or "Little Red Riding Hood" or "Better Place 2 Die"

"...if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one..." ~ Jesus Luke 22:36
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Reply #36 posted 12/22/17 7:30am

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Since I didn't see many serious answers, I'll give it a try.

In the liner notes of Crystal Ball, Prince said that they were into exploring the idea of the end of the world (like the song 1999, etc). A crystal ball is most commonly (at least in the U.S.) associated with a fortune teller or seeing the future.

It would say that it is about, like he said, the end of the world. More specifically making love during the apocolypse. Theres alot of other rambling topics running through that song as well but to me that is the main theme.


I would lean towards this (bolded) interpretation as well, especially since a sample of Clare Fisher's orchestration on Crystal Ball was re-used on 'The Future'...

I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it works
And if there's life after, we will see
So I can't go like a jerk

Systematic overthrow of the underclass
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spiritually
That will last
I've seen the future and it will be

I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it works
And if there's life after, we will see
So I can't go like a jerk

Yellow Smiley offers me X
Like he's drinking seven up
I would rather drink 6 razor blades
Razor blades from a paper cup
He can't understand, I say 2 tough
It's just that I've seen the future
And boy it's rough

I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it works
And if there's life after, we will see
So U can't go like a jerk
No, no

I've seen the future and it will be
Wait a minute

Pretty pony standing on the avenue
Flashin' a loaded pistol, 2 dumb 2 be true
Somebody told him playin' cops and robbers was cool
Would our rap have been different if we only knew?

I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it works
If there's life after, we will see
Don't go out like a jerk

Systematic overthrow of the underclass
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spiritually
That will last
I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it will be

I've seen the future and it will be

I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it will be

"Think about the future"

'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter' Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Reply #37 posted 12/22/17 10:13am

JorisE73

OnlyNDaUsa said:



dance4me3121 said:


OnlyNDaUsa said:



how many will get it?



I get it just fine.Maybe "export lover" is the better one after all



it is no "Pretty Face" or "Souli-a-Colia" or "Welcome 2 the Rat Race" or "Little Red Riding Hood" or "Better Place 2 Die"


lol I can place them all except Pretty Face, which song was that?
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Reply #38 posted 12/22/17 10:16am

JorisE73

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If you threw up in your mouth it's because of you.

Judgments toward others or telling them how to be.


You are welcome to be a fan.
I'm not a label.

lol I wasn't trying to offend. But, by all means, slogan away if that makes you happy.
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Reply #39 posted 12/22/17 11:41am

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JorisE73 said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

it is no "Pretty Face" or "Souli-a-Colia" or "Welcome 2 the Rat Race" or "Little Red Riding Hood" or "Better Place 2 Die"

lol I can place them all except Pretty Face, which song was that?

I think it was Databank (I think I have an album called "chocolate box" and I think that is on it,

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Reply #40 posted 12/22/17 1:53pm

sexyisintheima
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I'm cool and I love the spirit of prince in this track.

Music moves energy....and aren't we all united as that energy.
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Reply #41 posted 12/22/17 4:29pm

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I think “Crystal Ball” has 2 meanings in the song. (1) great sex and (2) an object to help you see the future (standard meaning in the US as mentioned earlier).
Hi
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #42 posted 12/22/17 7:21pm

sexyisintheima
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controversy99 said:

I think “Crystal Ball” has 2 meanings in the song. (1) great sex and (2) an object to help you see the future (standard meaning in the US as mentioned earlier).
Hi


Yeah this....but great art is open for interpretation.
If it informs you great...your perceptions are what matter.

The line about "I don't know I have to ask my mommy first" speaks of collective conditioning...freedom to choose for self. Or ask others to give meaning from Prince.

I ran to this track and man did I kick ass I was in some kind of prince enduced energy flow
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Reply #43 posted 12/22/17 8:13pm

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Thank you everyone for your input. I accepted at face value the Crystal Ball as a concept, seeing into the future, seeing what others cannot see, foretelling. It just occured to me a few weeks ago as someone once invited me to a party and I thought I was going over to hang by the pool, BBQ and drink some beers. When I showed up he had a dildo in his ass and was smoking Crystal Meth lol

2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #44 posted 12/22/17 9:22pm

Slave2daGroove

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Thank you everyone for your input. I accepted at face value the Crystal Ball as a concept, seeing into the future, seeing what others cannot see, foretelling. It just occured to me a few weeks ago as someone once invited me to a party and I thought I was going over to hang by the pool, BBQ and drink some beers. When I showed up he had a dildo in his ass and was smoking Crystal Meth lol


At the same time? That's almost a skill...

The word "party" really means different things to everyone I guess.

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Reply #45 posted 12/23/17 10:40am

luvsexy4all

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Thank you everyone for your input. I accepted at face value the Crystal Ball as a concept, seeing into the future, seeing what others cannot see, foretelling. It just occured to me a few weeks ago as someone once invited me to a party and I thought I was going over to hang by the pool, BBQ and drink some beers. When I showed up he had a dildo in his ass and was smoking Crystal Meth lol

alot of threads seem to go in this direction..

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Reply #46 posted 12/23/17 10:41am

OnlyNDaUsa

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Thank you everyone for your input. I accepted at face value the Crystal Ball as a concept, seeing into the future, seeing what others cannot see, foretelling. It just occured to me a few weeks ago as someone once invited me to a party and I thought I was going over to hang by the pool, BBQ and drink some beers. When I showed up he had a dildo in his ass and was smoking Crystal Meth lol

and how was the party?

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Reply #47 posted 12/23/17 1:23pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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sex so good you'll see the future!

"...if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one..." ~ Jesus Luke 22:36
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Reply #48 posted 12/24/17 5:54am

droppingdishes

It's about Xmas... Prince's describing the tree decoration process.
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Reply #49 posted 02/13/18 4:00pm

SupaFunkyOrgan
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OnlyNDaUsa said:

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Thank you everyone for your input. I accepted at face value the Crystal Ball as a concept, seeing into the future, seeing what others cannot see, foretelling. It just occured to me a few weeks ago as someone once invited me to a party and I thought I was going over to hang by the pool, BBQ and drink some beers. When I showed up he had a dildo in his ass and was smoking Crystal Meth lol

and how was the party?

Feets don't fail me now! I was so fucking triggered, I left and never called him again lol

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