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Thread started 06/18/18 10:23pm

pcowley

What is the song "7" About?

The track 7 is on Prince's 14th studio album "prince". In the Hits/B Sides Booklet, It says that when Prince was asked about what the song meant, He just smiled biggrin. Does anybody know what it is about beacuse eye am CURIOUS! The whole prince album is great though and There are 2 hidden 'Segues' even though pretty much EVERYBODY knows about them.

(Vanessa)
Hello, Prince?

[Prince]
Yes?

(Vanessa)
This is Vanessa Bartholomew

[Prince]
Where have you been?

(Vanessa)
I've been trying to interview you now for a long time

[Prince]
No...

(Vanessa)
You're a hard man to track down
I hope you don't mind I'm recording our conversati–
[Prince hangs up]
...Hello?
Son of a b*tch hung up

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Reply #1 posted 06/18/18 10:31pm

luv4u

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Figure it out. cool

7


All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die
All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die

And I saw an angel come down unto me
In her hand she holds the very key
Words of compassion, words of peace
And in the distance an army's marching feet (1,2,3,4 - 1,2,3,4)
But behold, we will watch them fall

And we lay down on the sand of the sea
And before us animosity will stand and decree
That we speak not of love only blasphemy
And in the distance, 6 others will curse me
But that's alright, (that's alright)
4 I will watch them fall(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die

[(Just how old)]

And we will see a plague and a river of blood
And every evil soul will surely die in spite of
Their 7 tears, but do not fear
4 in the distance, 12 souls from now
U and me will still be here - we will still be here

There will be a new city with streets of gold
The young so educated they never grow old
And a, there will be no death 4 with every breath
The voice of many colors sings a song
That's so bold
Sing it while we watch them fall

All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die

[(Just how old)]
[(Just how old)]
[(Just how old)]

Copyright 1992 Controversy Music - ASCAP

http://www.princelyrics.c...l/#theflow

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Reply #2 posted 06/18/18 10:48pm

pcowley

luv4u said:

Figure it out. cool

7


All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die
All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die

And I saw an angel come down unto me
In her hand she holds the very key
Words of compassion, words of peace
And in the distance an army's marching feet (1,2,3,4 - 1,2,3,4)
But behold, we will watch them fall

And we lay down on the sand of the sea
And before us animosity will stand and decree
That we speak not of love only blasphemy
And in the distance, 6 others will curse me
But that's alright, (that's alright)
4 I will watch them fall(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die

[(Just how old)]

And we will see a plague and a river of blood
And every evil soul will surely die in spite of
Their 7 tears, but do not fear
4 in the distance, 12 souls from now
U and me will still be here - we will still be here

There will be a new city with streets of gold
The young so educated they never grow old
And a, there will be no death 4 with every breath
The voice of many colors sings a song
That's so bold
Sing it while we watch them fall

All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and u are mine
And together we'll love through
All space and time, so don't cry
One day all 7 will die

[(Just how old)]
[(Just how old)]
[(Just how old)]

Copyright 1992 Controversy Music - ASCAP

http://www.princelyrics.c...l/#theflow

A little help please? eye have multiple thoughts on what it could B about. Also can you make me a moderater like u are? You responded 2 me in the past 24 hours. Remember me?

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Reply #3 posted 06/18/18 11:57pm

BlueShakooo

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Reply #4 posted 06/20/18 12:17am

Krid

On a only slightly related matter, I would recommend the movie "Seven" with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman...

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Reply #5 posted 06/20/18 1:20am

Lovejunky

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BlueShakooo said:

https://en.m.wikipedia.or...prov=sfla1

Well that was great

thank you...

NOW it all makes sense...!

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Reply #6 posted 06/20/18 7:59am

RodeoSchro

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Read the Book of Revelations and you will understand this song.

When you read the Book of Revelations, do as the author suggests - read it out loud.

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Reply #7 posted 06/21/18 7:52pm

Seahorsie

You are correct, it is from Revelation. (no S on the end, please) Not trying to be a smart____, but I guess I am a stickler for detail.

Good job informing the folks.

Good morning children...take a look out your window.
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Reply #8 posted 06/22/18 4:48am

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Beyond the Bible reference, very well explained on this Wikipedia talk page, this part clearly addresses more personal things for Prince:

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"And we lay down on the sand of the sea
And before us animosity will stand and decree
That we speak not of love only blasphemy
And in the distance, 6 others will curse me"

.

It echoes songs such as Hello, Dolphin or Pearls B4 The Swine, where Prince addresses how his message and attitude are misunderstood and twisted by his critics. It also makes me think of all those conservative people à la Tipper Gore, who would condemn him for the sexual lyrics, and those "anti-rock" preachers who at the time accused Prince of worshipping Satan by twisting his lyrics, totally ignoring that his philosophy had always been deeply rooted in, and respectful of christianity.

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Reply #9 posted 06/23/18 7:32pm

SoulAlive

Good thread.I never really knew what the song was about,either.I just assumed it was about Prince killing off seven of his inner personas,or something along those lines nuts lol

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Reply #10 posted 06/23/18 9:19pm

Lovejunky

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databank said:

Beyond the Bible reference, very well explained on this Wikipedia talk page, this part clearly addresses more personal things for Prince:

.

"And we lay down on the sand of the sea
And before us animosity will stand and decree
That we speak not of love only blasphemy
And in the distance, 6 others will curse me"

.

It echoes songs such as Hello, Dolphin or Pearls B4 The Swine, where Prince addresses how his message and attitude are misunderstood and twisted by his critics. It also makes me think of all those conservative people à la Tipper Gore, who would condemn him for the sexual lyrics, and those "anti-rock" preachers who at the time accused Prince of worshipping Satan by twisting his lyrics, totally ignoring that his philosophy had always been deeply rooted in, and respectful of christianity.

Never looked at it that way..

but

For REAL....

I came across this recently

Basically what you said..

"PRINCE HAS DONE MORE IN THE NAME OF "LOVE-GOD" THAN MANY DO GOODERS WHO OSTENSIBLY GIVE THEIR LIVES TO ONE RELIGION OR ANOTHER"

Why has the news that Prince has embraced the faith of the Jehovah’s Witnesses been met with so much suspicion?

Why should such a revelation surprise anyone, coming as it does from a man who has spent most of his 43 years, and his entire recording career, celebrating God?

Maybe because it is the Big Unspeakable in the media and in polite society in general, because thanks to right-wingers and other God cops, to reveal such a personal relationship is to be in cahoots with nutcases, extremists and zealots.

But one man’s cult is another man’s church, and the fact remains that the B-side to Prince’s most famous single, “Purple Rain,” was “God.”

Furthermore, one of his best-ever songs, the one that gets played in basketball arenas and on radio stations all over the world, kicks off with a vocal that sounds as if it were recorded in the Grand Canyon, and as if it belonged not to a pop star but to a preacher:

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to get through this thing called life.”

Which is what Prince, like the rest of us, has been doing all these years — getting through this thing called life.

To many, his public persona is that of control freak, media-manipulator and/or sexy mofo, but where it counts —in the grooves—the little man has always been asking big questions.

And the one constant to his search has been his faith, which he has sung about on every record he has released, in songs such as “The Holy River,” “The Cross,” “Gold,” “I Wish U Heaven,” “God’s Spirit,” “And God Created Woman,” “Thieves in the Temple,” “The Work,” “Anna Stesia,” “The Truth,” “Annie Christian,” “The Ladder,” “Mountains,” “Soul Sanctuary,” “Spirit,” “Gold,” “Count the Days,” “Into The Light” and, yes, “My Name Is Prince.” Among many others.

So what’s the big deal?

I mean, in the middle of “Controversy,” for heaven’s sakes, he recited part of the Lord’s Prayer. One of his most memorable covers was Joan Osborne’s “One of Us,” for which he changed the lyrics to, “What if God was one of us?/Just a slave like one of us?”

And the easiest way to find Paisley Park at night is to look for the glowing peace symbol that rests atop the studio’s highest spire and cuts the Chanhassen sky like a beacon.

The truth is, Prince has done more in the name of love-slash-God than many do-gooders who ostensibly give their lives to one religion or another.

And it is hilariously ironic that conservative Christians regularly come out against Prince, or burn his records, because it’s obvious that they’ve got dogma in their ears.

(By Jim Walsh St. Paul Pioneer Press, 2001)

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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