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Thread started 11/07/12 7:42pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do

"Wherever U are, think of your dreams
Oooh please, remember life ain't always what it seems
4 each rainy day (rainy day) that comes your way
The sun will come shinin' and U'll be okay
Keep on smilin' - every girl and boy
Remember when U were children U had toys
Wherever U are, think of your dreams
Remember that dreams become the life U lead

Whatever U play, it's okay 2 lose (sometimes Oh, sometimes)
As long as U learn from every game U choose
If one thing is sure, U'll always endure
If U try your best at everything U do
Say what U mean and mean what U say
The price 4 a broken heart's 2 much 2 pay
And nothing is worth it if U don't have 2 try
The higher the stakes, the higher the sky"

I forgot how POSITIVE and how much I dig this song...one of my favorite Prince pop songs....of course he has so many songs and stories but it's cool when one of his songs resonates on a personal level. It's as if he's writing about my current challenge in those last two verses. I'm trying...gave up financial success to follow my passion. This song inspires me to continue.

-Thanks P!

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Reply #1 posted 11/07/12 7:46pm

rdhull

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Its a happy sad song to me. Melancholy.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #2 posted 11/07/12 7:50pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

rdhull said:

Its a happy sad song to me. Melancholy.

Agree....kind of bittersweet

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Reply #3 posted 11/07/12 10:18pm

BarbieJones

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Hello!
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Reply #4 posted 11/08/12 4:26am

NikkiAndTheRev
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Love this song. Sorta reminds me of The Sea Of Everything
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From the vineyards of Lavaux back 2 the heart of Minnesota. U R was, and will 4ever B The Purple Yoda....
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Reply #5 posted 11/08/12 8:48am

paisley2002

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When I first heard this song, it sounded 2 me like he was saying goodbye. Very emotional song.

Don't hate me 'cause I'm NOT beautiful
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Reply #6 posted 11/08/12 8:51am

JoeTyler

ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

The higher the stakes, the higher the sky

one of the best lines he ever wrote, perhaps he read it somewhere, LOL

Rave has seriously underrated material, overall better than C&D, Emancipation, Truth and NPS

tinkerbell
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Reply #7 posted 11/08/12 8:54am

JoeTyler

paisley2002 said:

When I first heard this song, it sounded 2 me like he was saying goodbye. Very emotional song.

and it was a goodbye, kind of

the man who returned with The Rainbow Children was neither "Prince" nor "The Symbol- Artist Formerly Know As Prince"

tinkerbell
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Reply #8 posted 11/08/12 6:49pm

Toofunkyinhere

Great pop song, used to think it should've been a single, kind of reminds me of "every breath you take" somehow. The second half of the Rave album has some really great moments, a lot better than the first half of the album.

We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #9 posted 11/09/12 8:56am

daPrettyman

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paisley2002 said:

When I first heard this song, it sounded 2 me like he was saying goodbye. Very emotional song.

In essence, he was. He was saying goodbye to Mayte and to prince.

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U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
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Reply #10 posted 11/09/12 8:58am

daPrettyman

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I remember when Lenny K. released "Again," Prince was pissed because he had pretty much ripped his song off and had a hit with it. I wonder if he let Lenny hear it before it was released?

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U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
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Reply #11 posted 11/09/12 9:36am

Efan

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It's rather trite. And the lyrics are pretty dreadful.

Still, I rank it as a guilty pleasure.

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Reply #12 posted 11/09/12 10:21am

novabrkr

Yeah, it's a guilty pleasure. A really enjoyable track to listen to, but you definitely wouldn't want to play it to your friends in an attempt to prove that Prince didn't lose it after the 80s. It's kitschy in a way that you can't be sure whether he even realized it himself or not.

I like how some of the previous posters describes the track as happy and sad at the same time. I'm always reminded of the early winter period in 1999 when I listen to it (the album came out at the end of the year).

A few other tracks from the album like "Silly Game" work in a similar way as well.

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Reply #13 posted 11/09/12 3:18pm

funkyhead

daPrettyman said:

I remember when Lenny K. released "Again," Prince was pissed because he had pretty much ripped his song off and had a hit with it. I wonder if he let Lenny hear it before it was released?

hmm, karma for all the rips that P's done over his career - ask Andre C, W&L etc. Not nice is it P?!razz

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Reply #14 posted 11/09/12 4:05pm

funkomatic

novabrkr said:

Yeah, it's a guilty pleasure. A really enjoyable track to listen to, but you definitely wouldn't want to play it to your friends in an attempt to prove that Prince didn't lose it after the 80s. It's kitschy in a way that you can't be sure whether he even realized it himself or not.

I like how some of the previous posters describes the track as happy and sad at the same time. I'm always reminded of the early winter period in 1999 when I listen to it (the album came out at the end of the year).

A few other tracks from the album like "Silly Game" work in a similar way as well.

Exactly, 2 absolutely horrible tracks!

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Reply #15 posted 11/09/12 8:18pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

daPrettyman said:

paisley2002 said:

When I first heard this song, it sounded 2 me like he was saying goodbye. Very emotional song.

In essence, he was. He was saying goodbye to Mayte and to prince.

I love Beautiful Strange, Strange But True, and Love u But I Just Don't Trust you Anymore. I think you're right Paisley!!! Thanks 4 yer insight!

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Reply #16 posted 11/10/12 1:05am

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This thread about Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do & the other thread about RBHIMA made me go back & re-listen 2 both these songs. Then I heard something that's the similar in them. Right at the very start, that hi-hat sort of bell sound, it starts both songs.

Don't recall that sound starting any other? So, r these 2 related or connected in some way? Could they possibly be about the same subject or same person? Hmm, I can just imagine that Prince would do something cool like that, like something only he would understand.

I love Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do cuz it's a reassuring song. Prince is giving a little encouragement & letting us know he'll always b there thru his music. And cud this also b connected-

'B4 I break baby, I wanna let u know
That whatever I do, whoever I'm with, wherever I go
U're the only one that moves me
Through summer rain or winter snow'


Or am I just taking it 2 far?! lol Ha ha
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Reply #17 posted 11/10/12 2:54am

Marrk

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insipid & twee.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #18 posted 11/10/12 11:26am

peter430044

It's a song with inspiring lyrics and a very good and yet easily accessible melody. This is Prince being rather mainstream without being dull.

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Reply #19 posted 11/10/12 6:46pm

daPrettyman

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funkyhead said:

daPrettyman said:

I remember when Lenny K. released "Again," Prince was pissed because he had pretty much ripped his song off and had a hit with it. I wonder if he let Lenny hear it before it was released?

hmm, karma for all the rips that P's done over his career - ask Andre C, W&L etc. Not nice is it P?!razz

lol

**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••-
U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
http://www.twitter.com/nivlekbrad
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Reply #20 posted 11/10/12 7:07pm

maja2405

daPrettyman said:

funkyhead said:

hmm, karma for all the rips that P's done over his career - ask Andre C, W&L etc. Not nice is it P?!razz

lol

this is what you'll get ... wink

but he did say 'take this beat, i don't mind...' giggle

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Reply #21 posted 11/11/12 7:30am

breese

Lenny is still totally listenable, while Prince is not. This simple groove included.

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Reply #22 posted 11/11/12 2:36pm

Toofunkyinhere

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Lenny is still totally listenable, while Prince is not. This simple groove included.

eek , i'm definately in the complete opposite camp, can hardly bring myself to listen to Lenny these days, his music's gone stale for me.

We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #23 posted 11/11/12 3:06pm

erik319

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It's simple, clear and accessible. I could do without the keychange though.
blah blah blah
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Reply #24 posted 11/11/12 6:48pm

HatrinaHaterwi
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It's still one of my favs. cool

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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