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Thread started 01/25/11 7:57am

funkyhead

Chelsea Rodgers - a potential classic runined by awful lyrics!

So sad and so true. Serioulsy when the bass kicks in, then the horns and then P's 1st lines you think DAYUM! HE'S BACK!. Then the rest of the lyrics kick in and the balloon is deflated. I know his lyrics are heartfelt and sung with good intentions but there's a time to preach theology and there's a time to groove - this should have been the latter!.

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Reply #1 posted 01/25/11 8:08am

MobeenAzhar

I love this tune - and especially the lyrics. I don't think its preachy at all. x

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Reply #2 posted 01/25/11 8:12am

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MobeenAzhar said:

I love this tune - and especially the lyrics. I don't think its preachy at all. x

I agree!

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Reply #3 posted 01/25/11 8:35am

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I disagree. The lyrics are sensible. One of his best anti-slut songs...

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Reply #4 posted 01/25/11 8:40am

funkyhead

can someone hook us up with the lyrics!smile

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Reply #5 posted 01/25/11 8:45am

NouveauDance

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"And the day that we stop counting, we live as long as a tree" music

True story: they're doing tree cutting on my street today dead

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Reply #6 posted 01/25/11 8:46am

funkyhead

NouveauDance said:

"And the day that we stop counting, we live as long as a tree" music

True story: they're doing tree cutting on my street today dead

just that line there, need I say more!

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Reply #7 posted 01/25/11 9:07am

MobeenAzhar

That line is hot. A little open mind can go a long way. x

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Reply #8 posted 01/25/11 9:41am

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there are those lines about Moses and the Pharaoh, but they're almost indeceipherable while you're listening. not too bad as far as quasi-relgious, quasi-philisophical non-sequiturs go in otherwise sensible Prince songs.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #9 posted 01/25/11 9:44am

OnlyNDaUsa

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it is weird how so many otherwise GREAT songs are ruined by bad words, music, or performance... wink

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Reply #10 posted 01/25/11 9:57am

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NouveauDance said:

"And the day that we stop counting, we live as long as a tree" music

True story: they're doing tree cutting on my street today dead

We cut prune trim plant remove inject inspect trees for a living

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #11 posted 01/25/11 10:35am

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funkyhead said:

can someone hook us up with the lyrics!smile

Chelsea Rodgers

A model, used to be a role model
I dunno, come on, Chelsea, I dunno, come on
Go ahead now, Chelsea, go ahead now
This for Jersey right here, go ahead now

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
She poured them out to save her soul

Ask her what she liked the most
She said she liked to talk to Jimi's ghost
Fantasy, a bragger's boast
Chelsea's fly like coast to coast

Hollywood or Times Square
If the party's fly, my girl is there
Earth boots on and flowers in her hair
21st Century hippie, Chelsea don't care

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Try to catch her if you can
But you never see her with one man
'Cause they must be baptized according to the master plan
Before she give up the good thang, go 'head Chelsea

No blood diamonds or designer chic
'Cause she's too original from her head down to her feet
You can hate if you want to, Chelsea don't eat no meat
Still got butt like a letter C, go 'head Chelsea

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Come on, Chelsea
Come on

Next to her, they just a fool
Chelsea read more books than a few
Like Moses was a Pharaoh in the 18th Dynasty
And Rome was chilling in Carthage in 33 BCE

And the day that we stop counting
We live as long as a tree
Go ahead Chelsea, teach me
Go ahead Chelsea

Make a promise to your higher self
Get true knowledge then fame and wealth
Then you don't be chasing nobody's ghost
Of everything make the most, come on

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Come on Chelsea
Keep that body moving
Come on Chelsea
Make that body move

Come on Chelsea
Keep that body moving
Come on Chelsea
Make that body move

Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
Poured them out to save her soul

Copyright NPG, Columbia

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Reply #12 posted 01/25/11 10:45am

errant

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PurpleLove7 said:

funkyhead said:

can someone hook us up with the lyrics!smile

Chelsea Rodgers

A model, used to be a role model
I dunno, come on, Chelsea, I dunno, come on
Go ahead now, Chelsea, go ahead now
This for Jersey right here, go ahead now

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
She poured them out to save her soul

Ask her what she liked the most
She said she liked to talk to Jimi's ghost
Fantasy, a bragger's boast
Chelsea's fly like coast to coast

Hollywood or Times Square
If the party's fly, my girl is there
Earth boots on and flowers in her hair
21st Century hippie, Chelsea don't care

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Try to catch her if you can
But you never see her with one man
'Cause they must be baptized according to the master plan
Before she give up the good thang, go 'head Chelsea

No blood diamonds or designer chic
'Cause she's too original from her head down to her feet
You can hate if you want to, Chelsea don't eat no meat
Still got butt like a letter C, go 'head Chelsea

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Come on, Chelsea
Come on

Next to her, they just a fool
Chelsea read more books than a few
Like Moses was a Pharaoh in the 18th Dynasty
And Rome was chilling in Carthage in 33 BCE

And the day that we stop counting
We live as long as a tree
Go ahead Chelsea, teach me
Go ahead Chelsea

Make a promise to your higher self
Get true knowledge then fame and wealth
Then you don't be chasing nobody's ghost
Of everything make the most, come on

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Come on Chelsea
Keep that body moving
Come on Chelsea
Make that body move

Come on Chelsea
Keep that body moving
Come on Chelsea
Make that body move

Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
Poured them out to save her soul

Copyright NPG, Columbia

I still prefer "leather seat"

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #13 posted 01/25/11 11:10am

NouveauDance

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Letter C?

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Reply #14 posted 01/25/11 2:14pm

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^ The shape ... the curve

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Reply #15 posted 01/26/11 2:38am

jagoda

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PurpleLove7 said:

Still got butt like a letter C, go 'head Chelsea

I thought it was "lemon seed". eek

A funk a day keeps the nose away.
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Reply #16 posted 01/26/11 2:57am

Spinlight

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jagoda said:

PurpleLove7 said:

Still got butt like a letter C, go 'head Chelsea

I thought it was "lemon seed". eek

lol eek

What?

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Reply #17 posted 01/26/11 6:58am

vitriol

In my opinion, both music and lyrics are lame.

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Reply #18 posted 01/26/11 7:02am

Fenwick

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In my opinion, both music and lyrics are lame.

Yes sir. But then again, so is this entire album.

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Reply #19 posted 01/26/11 7:14am

meisme

Not as bad as Guitar.

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Reply #20 posted 01/26/11 7:34am

Genesia

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errant said:

PurpleLove7 said:

Chelsea Rodgers

A model, used to be a role model
I dunno, come on, Chelsea, I dunno, come on
Go ahead now, Chelsea, go ahead now
This for Jersey right here, go ahead now

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
She poured them out to save her soul

Ask her what she liked the most
She said she liked to talk to Jimi's ghost
Fantasy, a bragger's boast
Chelsea's fly like coast to coast

Hollywood or Times Square
If the party's fly, my girl is there
Earth boots on and flowers in her hair
21st Century hippie, Chelsea don't care

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Try to catch her if you can
But you never see her with one man
'Cause they must be baptized according to the master plan
Before she give up the good thang, go 'head Chelsea

No blood diamonds or designer chic
'Cause she's too original from her head down to her feet
You can hate if you want to, Chelsea don't eat no meat
Still got butt like a letter C, go 'head Chelsea

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Come on, Chelsea
Come on

Next to her, they just a fool
Chelsea read more books than a few
Like Moses was a Pharaoh in the 18th Dynasty
And Rome was chilling in Carthage in 33 BCE

And the day that we stop counting
We live as long as a tree
Go ahead Chelsea, teach me
Go ahead Chelsea

Make a promise to your higher self
Get true knowledge then fame and wealth
Then you don't be chasing nobody's ghost
Of everything make the most, come on

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
She kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Come on Chelsea
Keep that body moving
Come on Chelsea
Make that body move

Come on Chelsea
Keep that body moving
Come on Chelsea
Make that body move

Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice
Shake it like a Juicy Juice

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
But she really rocked and rolled
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
Poured them out to save her soul

Copyright NPG, Columbia

I still prefer "leather seat"

I was gonna say! lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #21 posted 01/26/11 7:46am

nursev

Hate the damn song lol

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Reply #22 posted 01/26/11 7:54am

Efan

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nursev said:

Hate the damn song lol

I guess this is one of the few songs we part ways on, cuz I love it. biggrin

[Edited 1/26/11 7:55am]

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Reply #23 posted 01/26/11 7:57am

Efan

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I really don't see the preachy theology in this one. I know he mentions Moses, etc., but it's not like he's heavy-handed with any doctrine here.

In fact, I find his use of "BCE" rather than "BC" to be rather surprisingly progressive of him. shrug

Dang, I'm making a lot of typos today edit.

[Edited 1/26/11 7:58am]

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Reply #24 posted 01/26/11 7:57am

nursev

Efan said:

nursev said:

Hate the damn song lol

I guess this is one of the few songs we part ways on, cuz I love it. biggrin

[Edited 1/26/11 7:55am]

sigh there has to be one giggle

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Reply #25 posted 01/26/11 8:04am

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Efan said:

In fact, I find his use of "BCE" rather than "BC" to be rather surprisingly progressive of him. shrug

I picked up on that too. I think it might have more to do with the rhyme more than anything else though!

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Reply #26 posted 01/26/11 9:56am

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nursev said:

Hate the damn song lol

Hi nurse: I really dislike this song too..... and I don't understand those who says this is a classic funk Prince track. There's some pseudo sound all over it. Yuck. disbelief

We just disagree about this song being a great track, some of us... wink

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Reply #27 posted 01/26/11 10:11am

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DIG this song. cool Lyrics are ok...but the tune is so funky imo I don't really care what hes sayin.

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #28 posted 01/26/11 11:14am

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funkyhead said:

So sad and so true. Serioulsy when the bass kicks in, then the horns and then P's 1st lines you think DAYUM! HE'S BACK!. Then the rest of the lyrics kick in and the balloon is deflated. I know his lyrics are heartfelt and sung with good intentions but there's a time to preach theology and there's a time to groove - this should have been the latter!.

I'm with you on this one. I don't even have this song on my iPod. I think you hit the mark

with the music is good but there is just something about what he is singing that just doesn't

make any kind of connection for me. I think this might be a case where a lyric like

"I like it when you Dance 4 Me" gets the job done lol

"Hyperactive when I was small, Hyperactive now I'm grown, Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone"
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ___

"Midnight is where the day begins"
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Reply #29 posted 01/26/11 11:30am

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Awful, it ain't!

The lyrics sound (to me) like his modern-day "Girl O' My Dreams".

"...leather seat..."???

beer Prost!

[Edited 1/26/11 11:30am]

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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