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Thread started 05/26/12 7:51pm

Whitnail

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Facedown...discussion time folks!

(Dead like Elvis) {sample repeated in song}

Check, check, 1 2, check
U know what he's sayin'?

Face down! {x2}

Somebody once told him that he wouldn't take Prince through the ringer
Let him go down as a washed up singer
Ain't that a bitch?
Thinkin' all along that he wanted 2 be rich
Never respected the root of all evil and he still don't 2 this day, huh
Bury him face down, let the motherfuckers kiss a ass, OK?

Face down! {x2}

Told 'em he wanted 2 sing a song about a black child goin' buck wild
And they just laughed in his face
Talk 2 your lawyer but U got no case
What U need 2 do is keep your place
Next time U pull a card, it better be a ace motherfucker
Or U can lay face down (Face down!)

1 2
Face down! 1 2

Horn {x2}
Bass {x2}

Him and her meaning who I'm singin' about
And his psychoanalyst kinda saw the catalyst
As the devil with the blue jeans on, huh
Ain't it kinda funny when U see the dawn?
Sign the name they gave ya
But when them motherfuckers turn around ass up, U're what?

Face down! 1 2
Face down! New Power Generation in the house, bury 'em all
Face down! Yes, oh Lord
Face down!

Orchestra {x3}
Face down!
Orchestra
Face down!

It's in his will, I read it
He shot 2 kill, he said it
4 those who know the number and don't call
Hmph, fuck all y'all

Face down! {x3}



If it were not for insanity, I would be sane.

"True to his status as the last enigma in music, Prince crashed into London this week in a ball of confusion" The Times 2014
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Reply #1 posted 05/26/12 7:55pm

rdhull

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Responsible for one of the coldest/funniest lines.

You all know which one.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #2 posted 05/26/12 8:03pm

Dren5

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I've always thought that the track "Billy Jack Bitch" deserved all the praise this one, gets.

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Reply #3 posted 05/26/12 8:07pm

shesjustababy8
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Altho the lyrics are "...a black child goin' buck wild..."

it has always sounded like "fuck wild" to me.

am i the only 1?

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Reply #4 posted 05/27/12 1:16pm

xpertluva

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This song kicked ass live!

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Reply #5 posted 05/27/12 4:06pm

mchl88

The live version from NYC that he released on the cassingle be Jam O the Year is the best version. I replaced the studio version with that one on my Emancipation playlist on iTunes.
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Reply #6 posted 05/27/12 5:15pm

Emancipation89

Love it. I lol'd when he did the the hee-hee and the kick on Chris Rock show!

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Reply #7 posted 05/27/12 9:23pm

Adorecream

I just don't like it, a weak morose rap. 99's Dead like Elvis line does not help either, one of the weakest cuts on Emancipation, sorry

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #8 posted 05/28/12 4:20am

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I like this funk track!!

And I like the a-capella version a lot, from the maxi vinyl 12 inch.. that guitar added sounds incredibly GGOD. cool

In case you haven't heard: go check this.. wink

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Reply #9 posted 05/28/12 4:22am

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I totally love the songs and its video. The lyrics are a wonderful "fuck you", though I've never understood these lines:

"Him and her meaning who I'm singin' about
And his psychoanalyst kinda saw the catalyst
As the devil with the blue jeans on, huh"

Anyone can translate 4 me ? cool

Thanks smile

PS: I remember that girl which was hysterical about the video and said : "Wow! This video now demonstrates that Prince can play violin and horns too, he's such a genius!". I explained to her that Christopher Reeves actually wasn't really flying in the Superman movies falloff lol lol lol

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Reply #10 posted 05/28/12 4:25am

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databank said:

PS: I remember that girl which was hysterical about the video and said : "Wow! This video now demonstrates that Prince can play violin and horns too, he's such a genius!". I explained to her that Christopher Reeves actually wasn't really flying in the Superman movies falloff lol lol lol

^

Haha. spit

Funny.. wink

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Reply #11 posted 05/28/12 7:24am

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Love the song love the video.

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Reply #12 posted 05/28/12 1:41pm

EyeJester7

thedance said:

I like this funk track!!

And I like the a-capella version a lot, from the maxi vinyl 12 inch.. that guitar added sounds incredibly GGOD. cool

In case you haven't heard: go check this.. wink

TOTALLY AGREE! headbang

In fact this is the definitive version of this song for me. I love the original but the cursing is just too much for me...I think in the a-capella version he realized all of that cursing was a bit too much. If only he added the base in there!...It would have been amazing! But nevertheless, it's funk number!

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Reply #13 posted 05/28/12 1:52pm

Spinlight

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databank said:

I totally love the songs and its video. The lyrics are a wonderful "fuck you", though I've never understood these lines:

"Him and her meaning who I'm singin' about
And his psychoanalyst kinda saw the catalyst
As the devil with the blue jeans on, huh"

Anyone can translate 4 me ? cool

Thanks smile

PS: I remember that girl which was hysterical about the video and said : "Wow! This video now demonstrates that Prince can play violin and horns too, he's such a genius!". I explained to her that Christopher Reeves actually wasn't really flying in the Superman movies falloff lol lol lol

The "devil with the blue jeans on" is a metaphor for white oppressors and you sign the contract with the name they gave you.

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Reply #14 posted 05/28/12 5:03pm

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thedance said:

I like this funk track!!

And I like the a-capella version a lot, from the maxi vinyl 12 inch..

I AGREE! LOVE the a-cappella version!!

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/Facedownpromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #15 posted 05/29/12 11:08pm

thedance

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^ Face Down A-Capella!!

Thanks for the pic, DJDaffy.

(I own this too). Great item.

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Reply #16 posted 05/30/12 4:01am

Jamzone333

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I love the "Mountain View" live version of "Facedown". Too funky!!! cool

"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
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Reply #17 posted 05/30/12 8:54am

dJJ

djdaffy1227 said:

thedance said:

I like this funk track!!

And I like the a-capella version a lot, from the maxi vinyl 12 inch..

I AGREE! LOVE the a-cappella version!!

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/Facedownpromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

I love the song. Fantastic.

And am very jalous of your vinyl!!

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #18 posted 05/31/12 4:31pm

Elle85n09

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Love this song. All versions, as well as the video.

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Reply #19 posted 05/31/12 4:48pm

jdcxc

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This song kicked ass live!

Yes. His Bass solo was insane. The live video version- when he plays the bass through his legs while he is jumping up and down is physically unbelieveable. It's one of those P moments (like the backwards crawl/splits across the stage in SOTT movie during Housequake) that make you gasp for air.

Incredible moments.

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Reply #20 posted 06/02/12 5:49pm

Whitnail

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databank said:

I totally love the songs and its video. The lyrics are a wonderful "fuck you", though I've never understood these lines:

"Him and her meaning who I'm singin' about
And his psychoanalyst kinda saw the catalyst
As the devil with the blue jeans on, huh"

Anyone can translate 4 me ? cool

Thanks smile

PS: I remember that girl which was hysterical about the video and said : "Wow! This video now demonstrates that Prince can play violin and horns too, he's such a genius!". I explained to her that Christopher Reeves actually wasn't really flying in the Superman movies falloff lol lol lol

I only saw this video recently, and was abit stunned to see him fooling around with these instruments...it was F***..g obvious he was not playing them..clearly a Homer Simpson moment... lol

If it were not for insanity, I would be sane.

"True to his status as the last enigma in music, Prince crashed into London this week in a ball of confusion" The Times 2014
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Reply #21 posted 06/02/12 9:22pm

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djdaffy1227 said:

thedance said:

I like this funk track!!

And I like the a-capella version a lot, from the maxi vinyl 12 inch..

I AGREE! LOVE the a-cappella version!!

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/Facedownpromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

Acappella version, Wow! Sure like to hear that! biggrin

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Reply #22 posted 06/02/12 9:40pm

Jamzone333

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Astasheiks said:

djdaffy1227 said:

I AGREE! LOVE the a-cappella version!!

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/Facedownpromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

Acappella version, Wow! Sure like to hear that! biggrin

I like the acappella version, but there is an edit in the version that I have. Some of the lyrics are edited, so I'm not sure if this same edit is on the vinyl version. nod

"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
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Reply #23 posted 06/02/12 10:34pm

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Yep, the vinyl version edits the swearing out of the a-cappella

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #24 posted 06/05/12 1:48am

Jamzone333

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djdaffy1227 said:

Yep, the vinyl version edits the swearing out of the a-cappella

nod

"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
gigglebowfroguitar
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Reply #25 posted 06/05/12 7:58am

ufoclub

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xpertluva said:

This song kicked ass live!

It is better live. I think the video is too cheap.

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Reply #26 posted 06/05/12 2:05pm

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... this song is PEFECT for people in my life that are no longer 'in' my life. Funky, Funny and LIVE was jaw-dropping

Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

~* The only love there is, is the love "we" make *~

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Reply #27 posted 06/05/12 4:40pm

Whitnail

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databank said:

I totally love the songs and its video. The lyrics are a wonderful "fuck you", though I've never understood these lines:

"Him and her meaning who I'm singin' about
And his psychoanalyst kinda saw the catalyst
As the devil with the blue jeans on, huh"

Anyone can translate 4 me ? cool

Thanks smile

PS: I remember that girl which was hysterical about the video and said : "Wow! This video now demonstrates that Prince can play violin and horns too, he's such a genius!". I explained to her that Christopher Reeves actually wasn't really flying in the Superman movies falloff lol lol lol

I only saw this video recently, and was abit stunned to see him fooling around with these instruments...it was F***..g obvious he was not playing them..clearly a Homer Simpson moment... lol

If it were not for insanity, I would be sane.

"True to his status as the last enigma in music, Prince crashed into London this week in a ball of confusion" The Times 2014
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Reply #28 posted 06/06/12 1:01pm

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Spinlight said:

databank said:

I totally love the songs and its video. The lyrics are a wonderful "fuck you", though I've never understood these lines:

"Him and her meaning who I'm singin' about
And his psychoanalyst kinda saw the catalyst
As the devil with the blue jeans on, huh"

Anyone can translate 4 me ? cool

Thanks smile

PS: I remember that girl which was hysterical about the video and said : "Wow! This video now demonstrates that Prince can play violin and horns too, he's such a genius!". I explained to her that Christopher Reeves actually wasn't really flying in the Superman movies falloff lol lol lol

The "devil with the blue jeans on" is a metaphor for white oppressors and you sign the contract with the name they gave you.

One of my favs,Glad to know that part on the track with devil blue jeans meant.

Shut up already...Damn!
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