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lonelyalien

Which Prince song has got you through a difficult time?

I dont know why but when I was struggling with alcoholism and thought I was going to drink myself to death and could see no way out I would put purple rain on and it would give me hope I have no idea why it did because it isnt about what I was going through at the time theres just something about it I cant quite put my finger on that gave me hope. Maybe it was the fact prince was an example of what someone could achieve in life I still find it very emotional when I listen to it today with years of sobriety.

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #1 posted 03/01/18 5:56pm

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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #2 posted 03/01/18 6:48pm

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I know this will be a bit cliche, but after my Grandmother passed away, listening to Comeback soothed me a bit. The tears were definitely there by the end.
. <3 Prince <3
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Reply #3 posted 03/01/18 7:25pm

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Any Prince song is my Happy Place. Hearing his voice brings me back to happier days when I had much more faith in the world. I lived in Mpls, was just a few years younger than Prince and hung out at some of the same clubs as Prince. Prince was a great example that the harder you work, the luckier you get. No one handed him anything. And, he strove in the later years to unite people against evil. Not everyone wants to talk about problems- but they must be discussed. And, the brave will be unable to NOT act. As a victim of Domestic Violence by a sociopath who tried to kill me, having that Happy Place that never lets u down has been powerful. Blessings to all in their journey.
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Reply #4 posted 03/01/18 8:19pm

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I turn to his music in general when I want to escape and get my mind off of everything for a while but two of the songs that have helped me are The Love We Make and Don't Talk To Strangers.

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Reply #5 posted 03/01/18 8:56pm

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I Love U But I Dont't Trust U Anymore & Silver Tongue. I loves me some melancholy.
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Reply #6 posted 03/02/18 11:39am

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StrangeButTrue said:

I Love U But I Dont't Trust U Anymore & Silver Tongue. I loves me some melancholy.

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Me too. I was going through a tough time in my life, and had just broken up with my Fiance at the time "Rave" came out, and I was listening to "I Love U" one day, and I could not stop crying. It still affects me today when I listen to it. sad

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #7 posted 03/02/18 11:43am

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The Love We Make is the first song after P’s passing that made me fall in love with him and his music.
At the time, I really needed to hear the suggestions in that song.
It’s hard sometimes, to live in a world with other people, without direction and faith. Prince was very strong. He really lived what was in that song.
He was a great guide.
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Reply #8 posted 03/02/18 12:14pm

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It's more about an album. Things that are more familiar to me I will play depending on the situation. Controversy and 1999 are go-to albums. Parade holds warm feels for me, too. As much as there are good memories associated with an album or song, there are tough times, too. So I have to watch what I listen to at a hard time, because I don't want other weird memories coming back.

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Reply #9 posted 03/02/18 12:21pm

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Something upbeat. Like Controversy. Not the typical whimsical or forlorn songs people usually think of.

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #10 posted 03/02/18 1:41pm

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lonelyalien said:

I dont know why but when I was struggling with alcoholism and thought I was going to drink myself to death and could see no way out I would put purple rain on and it would give me hope I have no idea why it did because it isnt about what I was going through at the time theres just something about it I cant quite put my finger on that gave me hope. Maybe it was the fact prince was an example of what someone could achieve in life I still find it very emotional when I listen to it today with years of sobriety.

Thank you for sharing lonelyalien. Your story touched me knowing that through Prince's music you were able to find the inner strength to become who you are today. It sounds like Purple Rain will always be emotional for you for the reasons you stated.

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Reply #11 posted 03/02/18 2:39pm

lonelyalien

Paulob said:

lonelyalien said:

I dont know why but when I was struggling with alcoholism and thought I was going to drink myself to death and could see no way out I would put purple rain on and it would give me hope I have no idea why it did because it isnt about what I was going through at the time theres just something about it I cant quite put my finger on that gave me hope. Maybe it was the fact prince was an example of what someone could achieve in life I still find it very emotional when I listen to it today with years of sobriety.

Thank you for sharing lonelyalien. Your story touched me knowing that through Prince's music you were able to find the inner strength to become who you are today. It sounds like Purple Rain will always be emotional for you for the reasons you stated.

Thanks Paulob.

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #12 posted 03/02/18 2:47pm

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Around the release of Emancipation my mother, who has since passed, was going through some health issues and Holy River was a real source of solace.
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Other times over the years a blast of The Exodus Has Begun has provided an escape; yes MF yes
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Reply #13 posted 03/02/18 5:31pm

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Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #14 posted 03/03/18 12:14am

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Many I guess, but in Summer/Fall of 2004 I became quite obsessed with Strange But True, which reflected quite perfectly my state of mind regarding moving on after a really important relationship ended. It did me some good nod

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Reply #15 posted 03/03/18 7:52am

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All of them. His songs were/are the soundtrack of my life. He's always 'been there' for me.

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Reply #16 posted 03/04/18 6:47am

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Anna Stesia and Positivity come to mind. There are several actually but those two jump out.

Uptown and Party Up came along at a good time in my life too.

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Reply #17 posted 03/04/18 7:03am

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Pearls B4 The Swine. Something about the chords.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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