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Thread started 08/20/19 5:32am

Miitch

So i tried to write a Prince tribute...

I tried to write a Prince tribute. I'm not sure how mega accurate it is, since I'm a relatively new fan, but I tried. smile
Constructive criticism is more than welcome, but please be nice.



[verse 1]
Long before I knew you,
You were nothing more
Than a name on dated records,
Drifted in from distant shores.
The king had had the throne awhile
Before your reign began,
I was just a little child,
And you'd long been a man.

[verse 2]
Knew you had the killer style,
Down with #2.
A symbol for the lovers
And the things that lovers do.
I only knew the lyrics,
But I didn't know the song.
I guess I shoulda learned it,
But I thought I'd play it wrong.


[chorus]
Play those blues and funky tunes,
And dance this life away.
The royal with the royalties
Every time the music plays.
Hear the call of millions
Who can never say the name.
And stand beside them
In the bleeding rain.


[verse 3]
They say the brothers warned you,
"You'd better take it slow."
They worried 'bout a flood,
But why not let the river flow?
They tried to chain the songbird,
But from their nest you'd flown.
They branded you a slave, but no,
You labeled you your own.

[chorus]
Play those blues and funky tunes,
And dance this life away.
The royal with the royalties
Every time the music plays.
Hear the call of millions
Who can never say the name.
And stand beside them
In the bleeding rain.


[verse 4/bridge]
Baby, you were much too fast,
To now, from way back then.
I wish we could bring back the past
And try it all again.
Wish I'd been there to hold you
Beneath that morning sun.
The Lord will have his way, but Lord,
The story wasn't done.


[modified chorus]
Now who'll play those blues and funky tunes,
And dance this life away?
Who'll claim the royal's royalties
Every time the music plays?
Who'll hear the call of millions
Who can never say the name,
And stand beside them
In the bleeding rain?
I'll die, but I won't go away~
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Reply #1 posted 08/20/19 3:25pm

luv4u

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Very nice cool

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Reply #2 posted 08/21/19 3:40am

Miitch

luv4u said:

Very nice cool



Thank u! biggrin
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Reply #3 posted 08/23/19 8:05pm

Seahorsie

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Miitch said:

I tried to write a Prince tribute. I'm not sure how mega accurate it is, since I'm a relatively new fan, but I tried. smile
Constructive criticism is more than welcome, but please be nice.



[verse 1]
Long before I knew you,
You were nothing more
Than a name on dated records,
Drifted in from distant shores.
The king had had the throne awhile
Before your reign began,
I was just a little child,
And you'd long been a man.

[verse 2]
Knew you had the killer style,
Down with #2.
A symbol for the lovers
And the things that lovers do.
I only knew the lyrics,
But I didn't know the song.
I guess I shoulda learned it,
But I thought I'd play it wrong.


[chorus]
Play those blues and funky tunes,
And dance this life away.
The royal with the royalties
Every time the music plays.
Hear the call of millions
Who can never say the name.
And stand beside them
In the bleeding rain.


[verse 3]
They say the brothers warned you,
"You'd better take it slow."
They worried 'bout a flood,
But why not let the river flow?
They tried to chain the songbird,
But from their nest you'd flown.
They branded you a slave, but no,
You labeled you your own.

[chorus]
Play those blues and funky tunes,
And dance this life away.
The royal with the royalties
Every time the music plays.
Hear the call of millions
Who can never say the name.
And stand beside them
In the bleeding rain.


[verse 4/bridge]
Baby, you were much too fast,
To now, from way back then.
I wish we could bring back the past
And try it all again.
Wish I'd been there to hold you
Beneath that morning sun.
The Lord will have his way, but Lord,
The story wasn't done.


[modified chorus]
Now who'll play those blues and funky tunes,
And dance this life away?
Who'll claim the royal's royalties
Every time the music plays?
Who'll hear the call of millions
Who can never say the name,
And stand beside them
In the bleeding rain?

I do like it...especially the line about the songbird. Are you a musician? I hope you can set it to music as well. Good wishes....
Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
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Reply #4 posted 08/25/19 4:49am

Miitch

Seahorsie said:

Miitch said:
I tried to write a Prince tribute. I'm not sure how mega accurate it is, since I'm a relatively new fan, but I tried. smile Constructive criticism is more than welcome, but please be nice. [verse 1] Long before I knew you, You were nothing more Than a name on dated records, Drifted in from distant shores. The king had had the throne awhile Before your reign began, I was just a little child, And you'd long been a man. [verse 2] Knew you had the killer style, Down with #2. A symbol for the lovers And the things that lovers do. I only knew the lyrics, But I didn't know the song. I guess I shoulda learned it, But I thought I'd play it wrong. [chorus] Play those blues and funky tunes, And dance this life away. The royal with the royalties Every time the music plays. Hear the call of millions Who can never say the name. And stand beside them In the bleeding rain. [verse 3] They say the brothers warned you, "You'd better take it slow." They worried 'bout a flood, But why not let the river flow? They tried to chain the songbird, But from their nest you'd flown. They branded you a slave, but no, You labeled you your own. [chorus] Play those blues and funky tunes, And dance this life away. The royal with the royalties Every time the music plays. Hear the call of millions Who can never say the name. And stand beside them In the bleeding rain. [verse 4/bridge] Baby, you were much too fast, To now, from way back then. I wish we could bring back the past And try it all again. Wish I'd been there to hold you Beneath that morning sun. The Lord will have his way, but Lord, The story wasn't done. [modified chorus] Now who'll play those blues and funky tunes, And dance this life away? Who'll claim the royal's royalties Every time the music plays? Who'll hear the call of millions Who can never say the name, And stand beside them In the bleeding rain?
I do like it...especially the line about the songbird. Are you a musician? I hope you can set it to music as well. Good wishes....

Yes, I have set it to some simple piano chords.
I love music, althogh I'm self taught so not very god at it, but I play piano, guitar, bass, and harmonica. I'm trying to learn violin too, lol.

I'm glad you like it. I tried really hard on this one.

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Reply #5 posted 09/23/19 7:19pm

Dorothy3121

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A truly lovely tribute. You can fee the love and understanding in your lyrics.💜
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Reply #6 posted 09/30/19 4:08am

Miitch

Dorothy3121 said:

A truly lovely tribute. You can fee the love and understanding in your lyrics.💜



Oh, thank you so much! You've made my day. biggrin biggrin biggrin
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Reply #7 posted 10/02/19 11:20pm

Mackopolis44

That is so good! It's a marvellous work of art, never let anyone tell you otherwise!
Will it be set to music?
I would love to have a go at it!
It has that joyous yet melancholic nature to it that a lot of Prince music includes.
Let me know if you can let me set it to music and I'll give it a go! In the meantime, keep up the inspirational work 😎✌❤
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Reply #8 posted 10/04/19 4:03am

Miitch

Mackopolis44 said:

That is so good! It's a marvellous work of art, never let anyone tell you otherwise!
Will it be set to music?
I would love to have a go at it!
It has that joyous yet melancholic nature to it that a lot of Prince music includes.
Let me know if you can let me set it to music and I'll give it a go! In the meantime, keep up the inspirational work 😎✌❤



Im tearing up rn. Thank you for your kind words.
I have set it to music, but I'd like to see what you do with it. It's meant to be a kind of ballad. I'd be thrilled if you set it to music.
The best of luck.
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Reply #9 posted 10/04/19 8:26am

Mackopolis44

Miitch said:

Mackopolis44 said:

That is so good! It's a marvellous work of art, never let anyone tell you otherwise!
Will it be set to music?
I would love to have a go at it!
It has that joyous yet melancholic nature to it that a lot of Prince music includes.
Let me know if you can let me set it to music and I'll give it a go! In the meantime, keep up the inspirational work 😎✌❤



Im tearing up rn. Thank you for your kind words.
I have set it to music, but I'd like to see what you do with it. It's meant to be a kind of ballad. I'd be thrilled if you set it to music.
The best of luck.
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Brilliant, cheers! Ballad as in Purple Rain, Nothing Compares 2U or Adore? Sometimes It Snows In April was the one I had in mind 😎✌❤
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Reply #10 posted 10/04/19 9:54am

Miitch

Mackopolis44 said:

Miitch said:




Im tearing up rn. Thank you for your kind words.
I have set it to music, but I'd like to see what you do with it. It's meant to be a kind of ballad. I'd be thrilled if you set it to music.
The best of luck.
biggrin

Brilliant, cheers! Ballad as in Purple Rain, Nothing Compares 2U or Adore? Sometimes It Snows In April was the one I had in mind 😎✌❤



Actually, Sometimes it Snows in April is a good mark. And maybe Nothing Compares 2 U, and a bit of How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore.
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Reply #11 posted 10/05/19 3:59am

Mackopolis44

Miitch said:

Mackopolis44 said:


Brilliant, cheers! Ballad as in Purple Rain, Nothing Compares 2U or Adore? Sometimes It Snows In April was the one I had in mind 😎✌❤



Actually, Sometimes it Snows in April is a good mark. And maybe Nothing Compares 2 U, and a bit of How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore.

Oh yes, I love How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore!
I'll see what I can do, give me some time, I already have a few ideas brewing 😎✌❤
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Reply #12 posted 10/05/19 4:15am

Miitch

Mackopolis44 said:

Miitch said:




Actually, Sometimes it Snows in April is a good mark. And maybe Nothing Compares 2 U, and a bit of How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore.

Oh yes, I love How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore!
I'll see what I can do, give me some time, I already have a few ideas brewing 😎✌❤



Awesome! I can't wait. biggrin

Btw, the song is called Royal
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Reply #13 posted 10/06/19 3:36am

Mackopolis44

Miitch said:

Mackopolis44 said:


Oh yes, I love How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore!
I'll see what I can do, give me some time, I already have a few ideas brewing 😎✌❤



Awesome! I can't wait. :-D

Btw, the song is called Royal
[Edited 10/5/19 4:16am]

Excellent, great title, give me a couple of weeks and I'll send you an orgnote 😎✌❤
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Reply #14 posted 10/06/19 3:44am

Miitch

Mackopolis44 said:

Miitch said:




Awesome! I can't wait. :-D

Btw, the song is called Royal
[Edited 10/5/19 4:16am]

Excellent, great title, give me a couple of weeks and I'll send you an orgnote 😎✌❤



I look forward to it. biggrin
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