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Reply #270 posted 08/27/14 11:46pm

nursev

After two listens,I love it.
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Reply #271 posted 08/28/14 12:07am

FragileUnderto
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2020 said:



No offence, but this made me laugh lol
Though i do like the dolphin at the bottom with a smile

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #272 posted 08/28/14 12:21am

novabrkr

Payt said:

Well this is going in the right direction. I've actually played this song a couple of times now and enjoyed it, which is something that hasn't happened for a long time to be honest.

I'd change a few sounds if it were up to me. I can't stand those poppy piano sounds such as the one around 2:56. Make that a nice pissed off Oberheim sound and you've got something else..

I do like the bass. It's funky as hell, and really pushes the song along.

Not so sure about the lyrics. It seems kinda 1 dimensional for the most part. I do like the bit about clouds.. could be about the internet cloud, as well as weed. People get high on both, so if that was intentional, then well done smile

Chords seem to be mostly Em, D, C, D.. Kinda like something you'd play in an uninspired moment, but P manages to create an entire song out of it, which is an art all by itself. Same thing goes for 'the breakdown' btw.. just 4 chords over and over.

Anyway.. Pretty happy to have something that at least for a day I find enjoyable to listen to.. can't wait to hear the rest of the album smile

[Edited 8/27/14 11:40am]


There's different type of complexity involved in the song that doesn't have that much to do with what type of triads you can play on top of it throughout. However, thanks for pointing out those chords anyway. Playing them over the song works pretty much throughout it.

Btw, I personally find that using simpler chords on the keyboards and guitars when there's more stuff happening otherwise is pretty smart. There's no real need to double those additional voices with the chords when other instruments are doing them (it's something of a mixing issue, as well).




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Reply #273 posted 08/28/14 2:02am

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BreakfastCanWait said:

"Clouds" is a funkin GROOVE, y'all. Can't tell me this jam hasn't been stuck in your head. I've been bumpin this track on repeat since it came out. Love, love, love.



I'd love to hear an extended remix with this single, a la Mountains or Anotherloverholeinyohead. It's been awhile since we've gotten remixes where he takes a song in a whole other direction. I am quite enjoying the song all on its own, but an extended remix version would put it over the top.
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #274 posted 08/28/14 2:36am

remember

"Bullying just for fun, No wonder there's so many guns Maybe we're better off in space!" Makes you wonder: Are they talking about wink wink wink wink wink
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Reply #275 posted 08/28/14 2:41am

paulludvig

novabrkr said:

Payt said:

Well this is going in the right direction. I've actually played this song a couple of times now and enjoyed it, which is something that hasn't happened for a long time to be honest.

I'd change a few sounds if it were up to me. I can't stand those poppy piano sounds such as the one around 2:56. Make that a nice pissed off Oberheim sound and you've got something else..

I do like the bass. It's funky as hell, and really pushes the song along.

Not so sure about the lyrics. It seems kinda 1 dimensional for the most part. I do like the bit about clouds.. could be about the internet cloud, as well as weed. People get high on both, so if that was intentional, then well done smile

Chords seem to be mostly Em, D, C, D.. Kinda like something you'd play in an uninspired moment, but P manages to create an entire song out of it, which is an art all by itself. Same thing goes for 'the breakdown' btw.. just 4 chords over and over.

Anyway.. Pretty happy to have something that at least for a day I find enjoyable to listen to.. can't wait to hear the rest of the album smile

[Edited 8/27/14 11:40am]


There's different type of complexity involved in the song that doesn't have that much to do with what type of triads you can play on top of it throughout. However, thanks for pointing out those chords anyway. Playing them over the song works pretty much throughout it.

Btw, I personally find that using simpler chords on the keyboards and guitars when there's more stuff happening otherwise is pretty smart. There's no real need to double those additional voices with the chords when other instruments are doing them (it's something of a mixing issue, as well).




Are the chords perhaps more complex, but distributed among different instruments? For instance something is added in the bass that changes the chord?

[Edited 8/28/14 2:43am]

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #276 posted 08/28/14 2:42am

remember

remember said:"Bullying just for fun, No wonder there's so many guns Maybe we're better off in space!" Makes you wonder: Are they talking about the Org? wink
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Reply #277 posted 08/28/14 3:00am

Bambi82

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thedance said:

"CLOUDS" : lyrics, not 100% exact.



You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get her a flower,
Don't matter what they what they are
Just rub her on the back, rub her on the back, rub her on the back


In this brand new age we do everything
Invest in our heart,
All of our lives' a stage
Everybody stops, reality so blurry
If you scream out loud, loud
Top of your voice be higher than the crown (no)
Tattoo-less and proud, yeah
We'll get to something higher that doesn't require CLOUDS
No, we don't need NO CLOUDS, NO

You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get her a flower,
Don't matter what they what they are
Just rub her on the back, rub her on the back, rub her on the back

I'm gonna give you something baby
But I wonder does it really even matter if it ain't on the stage
If it ain't on a stage, but
I don't really think it matters in this brand new age

When life's a stage, in this brand new age
How do we engage?!
Bullying just for fun,
No wonder there's so many guns
Maybe we're better off in space!

[Speaking]
"Mr Nelson, Mr Nelson, can you hear my voice?
Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy
And you're probably going to find it hard to speak
But don't try to talk or process too much now
We just want to let you know that the medication you were given
Has put you in a suspended animation for quite some time,
Well, in fact about 45 years
But where you are now,
Is the place that doesn't require time
That saying, you are completely safe
And we are here to help you.

You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck!
It's in my power to love you,
It's in my power to love you
It's in my power to love you

It's in my power to love you
(Hot ! hot!)

-No matter what the hour

-Quick, fast, in a hurry
-Everybody stars
-On top of your voice would it be higher than the crowd? No.

I don't know who typed these out but they might want to have their ears checked
Also, I posted the lyrics a couple days ago. smile

[Edited 8/28/14 3:00am]

Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #278 posted 08/28/14 6:44am

thedance

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^ ok, Bambi... those lyrics - I just copy/ pasted them from Facebook,

Maybe you should post the right lyrics again -- since "the right lyrics" might be burried somewhere in this large thread...... right? biggrin

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #279 posted 08/28/14 7:01am

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Speaking of being better off in space...


...there was a bit on the daily show w/ john stewart where a black correspondent was looking for somewhere safe for him to report from...but every city he went to jon told him a story of an unarmed black guy getting shot down by police. So dude finally ends up in space with a space helmet on. Where he 'got pulled' over anyway and accused of stealing his space helmet and the police demanded he hand it over...dude was like 'but I can't...heck I didn't know gen steal it anyways!'

It had me laughing pretty good since I had just heard this line in the 'clouds song'. Being in space ain't gonna help...people be people...
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Reply #280 posted 08/28/14 7:43am

iZsaZsa

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BobGeorge909 said:

Being in space ain't gonna help...people be people...

idea2 Maybe it's an invitation just for "fams".
What?
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Reply #281 posted 08/28/14 7:48am

Alexandernvrmi
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thedance said:

"CLOUDS" : lyrics, not 100% exact.



You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get her a flower,
Don't matter what they what they are
Just rub her on the back, rub her on the back, rub her on the back


In this brand new age we do everything
Invest in our heart,
All of our lives' a stage
Everybody stops, reality so blurry
If you scream out loud, loud
Top of your voice be higher than the crown (no)
Tattoo-less and proud, yeah
We'll get to something higher that doesn't require CLOUDS
No, we don't need NO CLOUDS, NO

You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get her a flower,
Don't matter what they what they are
Just rub her on the back, rub her on the back, rub her on the back

I'm gonna give you something baby
But I wonder does it really even matter if it ain't on the stage
If it ain't on a stage, but
I don't really think it matters in this brand new age

When life's a stage, in this brand new age
How do we engage?!
Bullying just for fun,
No wonder there's so many guns
Maybe we're better off in space!

[Speaking]
"Mr Nelson, Mr Nelson, can you hear my voice?
Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy
And you're probably going to find it hard to speak
But don't try to talk or process too much now
We just want to let you know that the medication you were given
Has put you in a suspended animation for quite some time,
Well, in fact about 45 years
But where you are now,
Is the place that doesn't require time
That saying, you are completely safe
And we are here to help you.

You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck!
It's in my power to love you,
It's in my power to love you
It's in my power to love you

It's in my power to love you
(Hot ! hot!)




I'll say it again. Love this song lyrics music vocals and arrangements. It's so refreshing to finally like something my boy put out! Prince reaching out to his R&B fans!
Dance... Let me see you dance
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Reply #282 posted 08/28/14 7:53am

OldFriends4Sal
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Alexandernvrmind said:

thedance said:

"CLOUDS" : lyrics, not 100% exact.



You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get her a flower,
Don't matter what they what they are
Just rub her on the back, rub her on the back, rub her on the back


In this brand new age we do everything
Invest in our heart,
All of our lives' a stage
Everybody stops, reality so blurry
If you scream out loud, loud
Top of your voice be higher than the crown (no)
Tattoo-less and proud, yeah
We'll get to something higher that doesn't require CLOUDS
No, we don't need NO CLOUDS, NO

You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck
And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get her a flower,
Don't matter what they what they are
Just rub her on the back, rub her on the back, rub her on the back

I'm gonna give you something baby
But I wonder does it really even matter if it ain't on the stage
If it ain't on a stage, but
I don't really think it matters in this brand new age

When life's a stage, in this brand new age
How do we engage?!
Bullying just for fun,
No wonder there's so many guns
Maybe we're better off in space!

[Speaking]
"Mr Nelson, Mr Nelson, can you hear my voice?
Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy
And you're probably going to find it hard to speak
But don't try to talk or process too much now
We just want to let you know that the medication you were given
Has put you in a suspended animation for quite some time,
Well, in fact about 45 years
But where you are now,
Is the place that doesn't require time
That saying, you are completely safe
And we are here to help you.

You should never underestimate the power of
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect
A KISS on the neck, when she doesn't expect,
A KISS on the neck!
It's in my power to love you,
It's in my power to love you
It's in my power to love you

It's in my power to love you
(Hot ! hot!)

I'll say it again. Love this song lyrics music vocals and arrangements. It's so refreshing to finally like something my boy put out! Prince reaching out to his R&B fans!

I love it too, but I didn't get R&B for some reason, it feels like [x] Other Prince

#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
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Reply #283 posted 08/28/14 9:15am

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Seriously nice track. Digging the spoken part. Great production overall.

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Reply #284 posted 08/28/14 10:34am

V10LETBLUES

The production is amateurish. Cringeworthly amateurish.
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Reply #285 posted 08/28/14 10:40am

lwr001

V10LETBLUES said:

The production is amateurish. Cringeworthly amateurish.

.thats all u have to offer? flesh it out

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Reply #286 posted 08/28/14 10:40am

paulludvig

V10LETBLUES said:

The production is amateurish. Cringeworthly amateurish.

How so?

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #287 posted 08/28/14 10:41am

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thedance said:

^ ok, Bambi... those lyrics - I just copy/ pasted them from Facebook,

Maybe you should post the right lyrics again -- since "the right lyrics" might be burried somewhere in this large thread...... right? biggrin

Nah, the right lyrics are on the first page. thumbs up! lol I wasn't trying to sound hateful, just find it funny how people can mess up such simple lyrics. "Invest in our hearts"?? It sounds nothing like that! lol

[Edited 8/28/14 10:42am]

Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #288 posted 08/28/14 12:47pm

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My mom immediately said it sounded like Janet Jackson song.


I suppose she's right...Janet being a product of the mpls sound.
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Reply #289 posted 08/28/14 12:49pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:



Militant said:


A truly phenomenal song. I love it.



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Reply #290 posted 08/28/14 2:05pm

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It has no tune at all, as far as I can tell.

Odd lyrics as usual... and just a nice jam.

Can Prince not write a good riff anymore?

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Reply #291 posted 08/28/14 4:49pm

ethanthomas

james said:

It has no tune at all, as far as I can tell.

Odd lyrics as usual... and just a nice jam.

Can Prince not write a good riff anymore?

I assume that you mean "no tone", not "no tune"....either way, I disagree

I think it's great song from a lyrical and rhythmic standpoint, the song has a message that people can relate to without being too overbearing

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Reply #292 posted 08/28/14 5:07pm

iZsaZsa

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And he's being cute. When Lianne calls him and mentions him being groggy, he mumble-moans and it tickles me! I hope that's okay. lol
What?
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Reply #293 posted 08/28/14 5:21pm

ladychel61

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Bambi82 said:

You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck
Every time you catch her singing in the shower you should go and get a flower no matter what the hour and just rub it on her back, rub it on her back, rub it on her back



In this brand-new age we do everything quick, fast in a hurry
All of our life's a stage
Everybody stars, reality so blurry
If you screamed out loud (loud) on top of your voice would it be higher than the crowd? No.
Tattooless and proud (yeah)
We're getting high on something that doesn't require clouds, no
We don't need no clouds, no.



You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck
Every time you catch her singing in the shower you should go and get a flower no matter what the hour and just rub it on her back right, rub it on her back, rub it on her back all over me?



I want to give you something baby but I wonder does it really even matter if it ain't on a stage? If it ain't on stage I don't think it really matters in this brand-new age.

When life's a stage in this brand-new age how do we engage?
Bullying just for fun, no wonder there are so many guns, maybe we're better off in space.

Mr. Nelson, Mr. Nelson, can you hear my voice? Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy and you're probably going to find it hard to speak but don't try to talk or process too much now. We just wanted to let you know that the medication you were given has put you in suspended animation for quite some time. Well, in fact, about 45 years, but where you are now is a place that does not require time. That being said, you are completely safe.. we're here to help you.



You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck
It's in the power to love you, it's in the power to love you up? It's in the power to love you.


[Edited 8/25/14 4:23am]


Now that's real talk! music music sexy woot!
♥ Feeling Purple Rain...Don't hold on 2 the pain, hold on 2 the memories ♥
My heart will go on...Celine Dion
I will always love you...Whitney Houston
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Reply #294 posted 08/28/14 7:23pm

Revolution

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I still haven't listened to this entire song...prince is gonna have to put in the work to get me excited again.
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #295 posted 08/28/14 10:20pm

novabrkr

paulludvig said:

novabrkr said:


There's different type of complexity involved in the song that doesn't have that much to do with what type of triads you can play on top of it throughout. However, thanks for pointing out those chords anyway. Playing them over the song works pretty much throughout it.

Btw, I personally find that using simpler chords on the keyboards and guitars when there's more stuff happening otherwise is pretty smart. There's no real need to double those additional voices with the chords when other instruments are doing them (it's something of a mixing issue, as well).




Are the chords perhaps more complex, but distributed among different instruments? For instance something is added in the bass that changes the chord?

[Edited 8/28/14 2:43am]


I haven't analyzed it myself (the song's not that good for me to put a lot of time into it wink ). But yeah, what you mention here is pretty much the same thing what I comment as the last thing of my post.


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Reply #296 posted 08/28/14 10:32pm

novabrkr

V10LETBLUES said:

The production is amateurish. Cringeworthly amateurish.


No, it's not.

You often come off as very irrational in your attempts to justify your dislike for something.

"Clouds" is a Prince song. He's used lofi sounds and raw mixing styles for ages. You should be familiar with his approach by this point.

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Reply #297 posted 08/28/14 10:52pm

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novabrkr said:



V10LETBLUES said:


The production is amateurish. Cringeworthly amateurish.


No, it's not.

You often come off as very irrational in your attempts to justify your dislike for something.

"Clouds" is a Prince song. He's used lofi sounds and raw mixing styles for ages. You should be familiar with his approach by this point.


Seriously!
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #298 posted 08/29/14 12:38am

wildgoldenhone
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remember said:

remember said:"Bullying just for fun, No wonder there's so many guns Maybe we're better off in space!" Makes you wonder: Are they talking about the Org? wink

Maybe. lol

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Reply #299 posted 08/29/14 12:54am

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novabrkr said:

V10LETBLUES said:

The production is amateurish. Cringeworthly amateurish.


No, it's not.

You often come off as very irrational in your attempts to justify your dislike for something.

"Clouds" is a Prince song. He's used lofi sounds and raw mixing styles for ages. You should be familiar with his approach by this point.

I disagree as well, amateurish?? eek

No it's not. The production is fantastic, great bass, Linn and more drums, and piano, I love the guitar solo.. a very organic and "fresh" pop-funk production, imho.

I heart "Clouds", the best Prince song in a very long time..

"Clouds" is still on repeat here.. music

Prince 4Ever. heart
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