independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Mon 20th Jan 2020 9:54am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Beautiful, Loved & Blessed
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 1 of 2 12>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 03/25/12 10:14am

nursev

Beautiful, Loved & Blessed

Is a beautiful duet between Prince and Tamar rainbow I use to think it was average, but it is a really great song not to mention the subject matter is wonderful.

Wake up
Ur beautiful, loved and blessed
Feel me? (I think I do)

When U found me I was just a piece of clay
I was 4mless, U gave me a new name
With the breath of life I now live abundantly
All I needed was the potter's hand
And the blood on Calvary (that's right)

But 2 much power (tell it)
Can can sometimes turn 2 shame
2 much desire
Sometimes makes U feel the same (come on)
But 4giveness is how U win the game
I begged 4 truth, now I know the truth
And that is when U came and said I was...

Beautiful, loved and blessed
I'm better than the day b4
Cause U made me confess that I am...
Beautiful, loved and blessed
When U're free U're really free indeed
All U gotta do is just plant the seed

A constant battle 2 stay ahead of the game
Is anybody famous when everybody wants fame?
Always trying 2 break U down
Thinkin' that'll raise 'em up
I just wanna b happy
Come take this bitter cup from me

If I were ever 2 write my life story
I could truly say through all the pain and glory
I was just a piece of clay in need of the potter's hand
Cause when U whispered in my ear
The words I so now understand, oh...

Beautiful, loved and blessed
I'm better than the day b4
Cause U made me confess that I am...
Beautiful, loved and blessed
When U're free U're really free indeed
All U gotta do is just plant the seed

Everything U made U said, "That's good"
B4 the fall of man U said, "That's good"
Everytime I walk in faith, that's good
U let me see another day, that's good
B4 the earth was made U said,
"Tamar, I will lead the way and U'll go far"
Knowledge and understanding
Understanding is good
And when I wake up in the morning
All I hear in my hood is people saying that they're...

Beautiful, loved and blessed
When U rescue me from the darkness
And our heart just must confess
Beautiful, loved and blessed
When U're free U're free indeed
All U gotta do is just plant the seed

Hey, hey, hey
Wake up it's a new day
Hey, hey, hey
Wave Ur hands in the air and say
Hey, hey, hey
Wake up it's a new day
Hey, hey, hey
Wave Ur hands in the air and say

Beautiful, loved and blessed
U rescued me from the darkness in the wilderness
But I am beautiful, loved and blessed
No matter what the challenge
I always pass the test

That's what I am, beautiful
That's what I am, beautiful
I don't mean 2 put nobody down
Still I must confess that I am...
Beautiful, that's what I am
That's what I am
When U wanna give up, don't cause U know
U always got a friend

That's what I am, that's what i am
Thats' what I am
Beautiful, beautiful
That's what I am, that's what i am
Thats' what I am
Beautiful, beautiful
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 03/25/12 11:38am

PurpleRayven

avatar

Awesome song, loved it from the moment I first heard it. Whenever I do listen to the song, I find myself repeating the chorus over and over in my head thru out the day (drives me crazy sometimes)

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 03/25/12 12:01pm

Efan

avatar

It doesn't get a lot of love around here, but I love it. I like the sentiment, and the duet is beautifully mixed. Definitely a track I enjoy a lot.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 03/25/12 12:23pm

IstenSzek

avatar

i wouldn't say i love it. but it's pretty good. as far as duets go, it's one of the

better ones that we know from prince.

tamar was one of the few proteges who looked great but could also sing,

you know, something that all the others lacked to a large degree, lol.

i also love the rest of her backingvocals all over the 3121 album. she was a

great addition imo. shame she had to leave prince land so soon.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 03/25/12 12:26pm

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

not a fav

nice song, but it sounds like a song someone else made and asked Prince to sing on

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 03/25/12 12:36pm

thanks2joniand
u

The song has a lovely sentiment but it feels very out of place on the album.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 03/25/12 12:41pm

nursev

PurpleRayven said:

Awesome song, loved it from the moment I first heard it. Whenever I do listen to the song, I find myself repeating the chorus over and over in my head thru out the day (drives me crazy sometimes)

It is a great song, but what makes it great is the subject matter of us all knowing truly who we are and that were beautiful. Not to bring religion into this, but the song discusses that too.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 03/25/12 12:43pm

nursev

Efan said:

It doesn't get a lot of love around here, but I love it. I like the sentiment, and the duet is beautifully mixed. Definitely a track I enjoy a lot.

Agreed, but I think it doesn't get discussed because of it's meaning eek

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 03/25/12 12:44pm

nursev

IstenSzek said:

i wouldn't say i love it. but it's pretty good. as far as duets go, it's one of the

better ones that we know from prince.

tamar was one of the few proteges who looked great but could also sing,

you know, something that all the others lacked to a large degree, lol.

i also love the rest of her backingvocals all over the 3121 album. she was a

great addition imo. shame she had to leave prince land so soon.

Agreed-His work with Tamar is pretty decent and she had talent. I guess folks like the trophy proteges with no talent lol

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 03/25/12 12:45pm

nursev

OldFriends4Sale said:

not a fav

nice song, but it sounds like a song someone else made and asked Prince to sing on

eek eek eek wow-I have no words lol

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 03/25/12 12:46pm

nursev

thanks2joniandu said:

The song has a lovely sentiment but it feels very out of place on the album.

It does feel like it was meant for some other work of his hmmm

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 03/25/12 12:52pm

IstenSzek

avatar

nursev said:

thanks2joniandu said:

The song has a lovely sentiment but it feels very out of place on the album.

It does feel like it was meant for some other work of his hmmm

well, it was included on tamar's "milk and honey" album as well.

i think that was the idea from the start, to have a duet that they

would put on her album as well as his own. so it probably had to

be a song that wouldn't stand out too much on either album.

it does feel a little bit out of place, but i do love how The Word

flows nicely into it.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 03/25/12 12:59pm

nursev

IstenSzek said:

nursev said:

It does feel like it was meant for some other work of his hmmm

well, it was included on tamar's "milk and honey" album as well.

i think that was the idea from the start, to have a duet that they

would put on her album as well as his own. so it probably had to

be a song that wouldn't stand out too much on either album.

it does feel a little bit out of place, but i do love how The Word

flows nicely into it.

nod I've always thought The Word was a masterpiece from first listen. 3121 in general is a great album to me cool

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 03/25/12 1:06pm

NouveauDance

avatar

It's not going to blow anyone out of the water, but it was one of the tracks I didn't mind when 3121 was released.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 03/25/12 1:13pm

GoldenParachut
e

I liked this one. I wonder how Tamars album is coming along.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 03/25/12 1:13pm

nursev

NouveauDance said:

It's not going to blow anyone out of the water, but it was one of the tracks I didn't mind when 3121 was released.

nod it actually took a couple of listens for me to appreciate the song boxed

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 03/25/12 2:02pm

SPYZFAN1

I always dug the way they played it on SNL. The end part was VERY funky and Sly-like.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 03/25/12 2:10pm

TheGhostlyNun

I didn't take to it initially, but it's grown on me over time. Pretty tune and uplifting lyric.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 03/25/12 6:18pm

Mya

I can't even put into words what this song has done for me. I listen to it most mornings - Helps to start my day off with a positive attitude & optimistic disposition. I absolutely love it fallinluv

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 03/25/12 7:13pm

PurpleRayven

avatar

GoldenParachute said:

I liked this one. I wonder how Tamars album is coming along.

I am actually looking forward to her album, I think she is talented, unfortunately things were not in the cards for her and Prince for whatever reason. Thanks Nursev for the thread, cuz now I can't get the chorus out of my head. In my head, I keep singing Beautiful, Loved & Blessed in my Tamar voice. I definitely think it is a Tamar song and not a Prince song, he took a backseat on this as far as vocals go. And he probably included it on his album because he believed in Tamar and the songand wanted to give her another avenue for her voice to be heard.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 03/25/12 10:15pm

artist76

avatar

I've been playing this every day lately! And yes, it kind of grew on me too. First listen, was kinda just alright. Nice melody. Well sung. OK. But like with many P songs in the past, the more I listened the richer it sounded, picked up on more things. And I just find it so uplifting and refreshing - like other posters have said, it's a good way to start your day! (no matter your religious beliefs - it's just a postive message).

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 03/26/12 4:03pm

excited

avatar

i think it's a boring song, but i enjoyed the snl performance & thought it was cute when he moved in 4 a crafty hug

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 03/27/12 3:16am

peter430044

I liked it from the start but it has become even better after repeated listens. Like mentioned before it has an appealing sentiment. It also has a catchy melody one that pops up in my head every once in a while.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 03/27/12 10:22am

mzsadii

avatar

I didn't care for it for a long while, but now I have a high appreciation for it

Prince's Sarah
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 03/27/12 8:02pm

mjscarousal

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful song.... Ive always loved this song...great uplifting lyrics

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 03/27/12 8:11pm

controversy99

avatar

I like this song, too. The guitar solo is pretty cool; it's subtle and has a nice lifting feeling to it.

It's too bad this project was killed. I was excited about it.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 03/28/12 6:58am

thedance

avatar

'Beautiful, Loved & Blessed'

barf

shitty album as well 3121... cry

Prince 4Ever. heart
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 03/28/12 8:47am

steakfinger

nursev said:

Efan said:

It doesn't get a lot of love around here, but I love it. I like the sentiment, and the duet is beautifully mixed. Definitely a track I enjoy a lot.

Agreed, but I think it doesn't get discussed because of it's meaning eek

Absolutely untrue. I don't think anyone has a problem with its meaning. In fact, it has very little meaning. The song is about someone learning to realize their imagined value perhaps with the help of a fictional creator. What's the big deal? There are a million song just like it. It doesn't get dicussed because there isn't much to discuss about it. What is so controversial? It's about nothing but some Stuart Small shit. "I love myself. I AM good enough. I don't have to take responsibility for my actions because if it's good, my GOD gets the glory and if it's bad Satan made m do it." It a pleasant little tune and it's uplifting to those who can't lift themselves up. Big whoop.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 03/28/12 9:42am

Genesia

avatar

I thought it was pure cheese when 3121 came out. But I have to admit, it's grown on me a bit.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 03/29/12 3:57am

CHRISLUV92

avatar

music
aka ChristinaS
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 1 of 2 12>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Beautiful, Loved & Blessed