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Thread started 07/17/12 1:39pm

TheFreakerFant
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The meaning of Anna Stesia has been staring at us all in the face . Anna Stesia = Anaesthesia.

Anna Stesia, always felt it was an 'interesting' name for a song. I was then humming it to myself and then suddenly it dawned on me that 'Anna Stesia' is personification of the word 'Anaesthesia', meaning pain-relief/numbness. It felt like a revelation, like it's been staring at all of us fans in the face yet we didn't see it. Suddenly it clicked, If in doubt, say anaesthesia it quickly, sounds like 'Anna Stesia'.

It all seems to make sense...this song is commonly thought to refer to drug use, but I also believe it deals with sexual experimentation ' Have you ever wanted to play with someone so much, you'd take anyone, boy or girl'...'Music late, nothing great, no way to differentiate...I took a chance..Gregory looks just like a ghost and then a beautiful girl the most'...

and about using sex or drugs in order to numb the pain.

Anaesthesia is like a numbing of the pain and this is exactly what Prince is looking for in this song before discovering that he's been going the wrong way about it and discovers that only God's love is the answer 'Sorry Jesus I've been a fool, how could I forget that you are the rule'....

'Love is God, God is love. Girls and boys love God above'

Maybe some others of you have noticed this but I haven't seen this ever discussed before even in his biogs...makes you realise even more what an intelligent enigma Prince is...

[Edited 7/17/12 14:00pm]

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Reply #1 posted 07/17/12 1:57pm

Nightcrawler

The double meaning of the title has always been obvious.
Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise...
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Reply #2 posted 07/17/12 2:29pm

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Nightcrawler said:

The double meaning of the title has always been obvious.

this.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #3 posted 07/17/12 2:32pm

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^^ Obviously not that obvious as it would have been discussed before I would have thought, it's easy to say it in hindsight wink

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Reply #4 posted 07/17/12 3:06pm

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

^^ Obviously not that obvious as it would have been discussed before I would have thought, it's easy to say it in hindsight wink

it isn't discussed often because it is so blatantly obvious lol

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #5 posted 07/17/12 3:09pm

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You gotta be fuckin' kiddin' me.
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #6 posted 07/17/12 3:11pm

IstenSzek

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errant said:

You gotta be fuckin' kiddin' me.

in other news: she's always in my hair isn't about a tiny woman living in prince's hair nod

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #7 posted 07/17/12 3:14pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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welcome to 1988

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Reply #8 posted 07/17/12 3:15pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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what do you mean little red corvette is not about a car?

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Reply #9 posted 07/17/12 3:19pm

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Maybe it's not so obvious, considering the number of people you encounter who probounce it "Anna Stayzha" even though he clearly doesn't pronounce it that way in the song. Or maybe it's just that way with one person I know.
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #10 posted 07/17/12 3:56pm

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

^^ Obviously not that obvious as it would have been discussed before I would have thought, it's easy to say it in hindsight wink

You mean like how we DIDN'T have to disucss how lRC is about a loose woman/pussy?

Oh.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #11 posted 07/17/12 3:58pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

welcome to 1988

You beat me to it.

One of the funniest things I deal with at work on a regular basis (okay, not really) is 20-somethings thinking they are the first to have thought of things that people like me learned before they were born. lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #12 posted 07/17/12 5:48pm

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[Edited 7/17/12 17:50pm]

"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #13 posted 07/17/12 6:20pm

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IstenSzek said:

in other news: she's always in my hair isn't about a tiny woman living in prince's hair nod

God, I love you.

No confusion, no tears. No enemies, no fear. No sorrow, no pain. No ball, no chain.

Sex is not love. Love is not sex. Putting words in other people's mouths will only get you elected.

Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamine.
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Reply #14 posted 07/17/12 7:34pm

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

Anna Stesia, always felt it was an 'interesting' name for a song. I was then humming it to myself and then suddenly it dawned on me that 'Anna Stesia' is personification of the word 'Anaesthesia', meaning pain-relief/numbness. It felt like a revelation, like it's been staring at all of us fans in the face yet we didn't see it. Suddenly it clicked, If in doubt, say anaesthesia it quickly, sounds like 'Anna Stesia'.

It all seems to make sense...this song is commonly thought to refer to drug use, but I also believe it deals with sexual experimentation ' Have you ever wanted to play with someone so much, you'd take anyone, boy or girl'...'Music late, nothing great, no way to differentiate...I took a chance..Gregory looks just like a ghost and then a beautiful girl the most'...

and about using sex or drugs in order to numb the pain.

Anaesthesia is like a numbing of the pain and this is exactly what Prince is looking for in this song before discovering that he's been going the wrong way about it and discovers that only God's love is the answer 'Sorry Jesus I've been a fool, how could I forget that you are the rule'....

'Love is God, God is love. Girls and boys love God above'

Maybe some others of you have noticed this but I haven't seen this ever discussed before even in his biogs...makes you realise even more what an intelligent enigma Prince is...

[Edited 7/17/12 14:00pm]

And i mean this in the sweetest, kindest way possible, but I knew exactly what he was doing with the words the very first time i read the title. Love you.

. <3 Prince <3
For You - Big City
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Reply #15 posted 07/17/12 7:56pm

CarolineC

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Anna Stesia, always felt it was an 'interesting' name for a song. I was then humming it to myself and then suddenly it dawned on me that 'Anna Stesia' is personification of the word 'Anaesthesia', meaning pain-relief/numbness. It felt like a revelation, like it's been staring at all of us fans in the face yet we didn't see it. Suddenly it clicked, If in doubt, say anaesthesia it quickly, sounds like 'Anna Stesia'.

It all seems to make sense...this song is commonly thought to refer to drug use, but I also believe it deals with sexual experimentation ' Have you ever wanted to play with someone so much, you'd take anyone, boy or girl'...'Music late, nothing great, no way to differentiate...I took a chance..Gregory looks just like a ghost and then a beautiful girl the most'...

and about using sex or drugs in order to numb the pain.

Anaesthesia is like a numbing of the pain and this is exactly what Prince is looking for in this song before discovering that he's been going the wrong way about it and discovers that only God's love is the answer 'Sorry Jesus I've been a fool, how could I forget that you are the rule'....

'Love is God, God is love. Girls and boys love God above'

Maybe some others of you have noticed this but I haven't seen this ever discussed before even in his biogs...makes you realise even more what an intelligent enigma Prince is...

[Edited 7/17/12 14:00pm]

I figured it out the same way you did, after hearing the song multiple times. Suddenly it just clicked. It was a cool way to discover the song's meaning.

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Reply #16 posted 07/17/12 8:32pm

aardvark15

falloff It's so obvious!!!!!
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Reply #17 posted 07/17/12 11:39pm

novabrkr

OnlyNDaUsa said:

what do you mean little red corvette is not about a car?

eek

It isn't?

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Reply #18 posted 07/18/12 12:17am

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

^^ Obviously not that obvious as it would have been discussed before I would have thought, it's easy to say it in hindsight wink

Some example threads of when it has been referred to or discussed:

http://prince.org/msg/7/70044

http://prince.org/msg/7/182543

http://prince.org/msg/7/131377

http://prince.org/msg/105/58037

http://prince.org/msg/7/349739

http://prince.org/msg/7/28082

http://prince.org/msg/7/33330

http://prince.org/msg/7/147795

http://prince.org/msg/7/37052

I simply typed the words:

anesthaesia anna stesia

in the Search box in the top right hand corner of the page

ALT+PLS+RTN: Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.
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Reply #19 posted 07/18/12 1:03am

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langebleu said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

^^ Obviously not that obvious as it would have been discussed before I would have thought, it's easy to say it in hindsight wink

Some example threads of when it has been referred to or discussed:

http://prince.org/msg/7/70044

http://prince.org/msg/7/182543

http://prince.org/msg/7/131377

http://prince.org/msg/105/58037

http://prince.org/msg/7/349739

http://prince.org/msg/7/28082

http://prince.org/msg/7/33330

http://prince.org/msg/7/147795

http://prince.org/msg/7/37052

I simply typed the words:

anesthaesia anna stesia

in the Search box in the top right hand corner of the page

...Well it's easy to search for those in hindsight.

razz

blah blah blah
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Reply #20 posted 07/18/12 4:20am

NouveauDance

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Welcome to 1988, can I borrow your Debbie Gibson tape?

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Reply #21 posted 07/18/12 4:34am

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I had to look up what "Breaking Bad" meant, and yup, that is what the show is about. But it's true, I actually had to remember that he was making it into a girl's name the first time I heard it. It was alway first and foremost the conscious dampening drug process. I had thought that was so edgy and cool. It's also a negative way of thinking of religion... if you associate the two. I wonder if Prince realizes that?

Aneasthesia come to me, liberate my mind...

Hold Me Praise me, out this space and time...

Between night and day, a colonoscopy seemed like the only way...

Doc said, "no, local." So I ran.

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Reply #22 posted 07/18/12 4:45am

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It's probably been discussed before, but Pussy Control is really about how removing the locking bolt from a GMC posi-track rear differential and disconnecting the thrust shaft from the spider gears will, in fact, make the axles stationary. So really, you have no control at all. Prince, he so crazy.

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Reply #23 posted 07/18/12 5:40am

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frazetta said:

It's probably been discussed before, but Pussy Control is really about how removing the locking bolt from a GMC posi-track rear differential and disconnecting the thrust shaft from the spider gears will, in fact, make the axles stationary. So really, you have no control at all. Prince, he so crazy.

Try searching next time. This has been discussed MANY times before:

http://prince.org/msg/7/70044

http://prince.org/msg/7/182543

http://prince.org/msg/7/131377

http://prince.org/msg/105/58037

http://prince.org/msg/7/349739

http://prince.org/msg/7/28082

http://prince.org/msg/7/33330

http://prince.org/msg/7/147795

http://prince.org/msg/7/37052

wink

blah blah blah
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Reply #24 posted 07/18/12 5:53am

funkyhead

wow there's some harsh , crazy purple mo fo's on here !!.

Welcome to the org, you have just been initiated. All done in good humour my friend, take no offence.wink

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Reply #25 posted 07/18/12 8:24am

UmustB

Really? Me just thinks that ANNA needs to take some painkillers! LOL NOT!

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Reply #26 posted 07/18/12 8:34am

TheEnglishGent

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In other news, Adore is a love song.

RIP sad
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Reply #27 posted 07/18/12 9:28am

Timmy84

Nightcrawler said:

The double meaning of the title has always been obvious.

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Reply #28 posted 07/18/12 9:29am

Timmy84

OnlyNDaUsa said:

what do you mean little red corvette is not about a car?

evillol

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Reply #29 posted 07/18/12 9:30am

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I did not know this. boxed

Thank you freakerfantastic!

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