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Thread started 09/08/18 3:15pm

GaryMF

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Question re: "Cool" lyrics

Just came on my iPhone...... and just realized.... Morris says "I got a 87 Cadillac Seville....."

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BUtt he song came out before 87!!! Lyrics sites list it as: "I bought a '87's Cadillac Seville" but what does "87's" mean??

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The synth solo parts after the breakdown are insane!!! I wonder if Jimmy and Monte ever tried to play that part live. I doubt anyone but Prince could.

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Reply #1 posted 09/08/18 6:48pm

TrivialPursuit

I think the lyrics are sometimes just about what fits. This has been talked about with the number 7 o 17. Seven has another syllable and can fill a beat instead of just stretching out an existing note.

Plus, he's just that cool.

BTW, here is what the car ended up looking like in real life:



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Reply #2 posted 09/08/18 8:20pm

tab32792

i think it's a thing where he's so cool he got a car that ain't even made yet lol typical Prince humor. later on when he performed it live, sometimes he'd say "i got a cadillac they ain't even made yet, and a maserati too"

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Reply #3 posted 09/09/18 4:48am

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Thank you, hadn’t noticed that. Prince truly was the embodiment of COOL
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #4 posted 09/09/18 6:49am

BlueShakooo

Dez wrote the lyrics btw.
"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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Reply #5 posted 09/09/18 8:56am

GaryMF

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tab32792 said:

i think it's a thing where he's so cool he got a car that ain't even made yet lol typical Prince humor. later on when he performed it live, sometimes he'd say "i got a cadillac they ain't even made yet, and a maserati too"

OK that makes sense. Didn't know that.

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Reply #6 posted 09/10/18 2:51pm

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tab32792 said:

i think it's a thing where he's so cool he got a car that ain't even made yet lol typical Prince humor. later on when he performed it live, sometimes he'd say "i got a cadillac they ain't even made yet, and a maserati too"




Exactly
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Reply #7 posted 09/10/18 2:51pm

RJOrion

BlueShakooo said:

Dez wrote the lyrics btw.



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Reply #8 posted 09/11/18 8:22am

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BlueShakooo said:

Dez wrote the lyrics btw.

And, if I remember his book correctly, he was able to buy himself a house just thanks to that and composing After Hi School. Those were the days when songwriting paid off..

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