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Thread started 11/21/14 8:55am

JoeTyler

Make a List of Prince's Songs About Personal Experiences

HIS experiences, I mean, stuff that happened to him in real life, and made a song about it

make a list

thanks in advance

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Reply #1 posted 11/21/14 9:00am

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90% of them?

It's hard to tell really what's real and what's fiction but I've tried to come up with a list to reply your request then realized it would contain most of his catalogue and gave it up lol lol

It'd be shorter to list his songs NOT about personal experiences IMHO.

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Reply #2 posted 11/21/14 9:13am

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databank said:

90% of them?


It's hard to tell really what's real and what's fiction but I've tried to come up with a list to reply your request then realized it would contain most of his catalogue and gave it up lol lol


It'd be shorter to list his songs NOT about personal experiences IMHO.


yeahthat How come you don't already know that?
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Reply #3 posted 11/21/14 9:19am

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JoeTyler said:

HIS experiences, I mean, stuff that happened to him in real life, and made a song about it

make a list

thanks in advance

18 & Over !!!!!!! lol

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Reply #4 posted 11/21/14 9:54am

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Astasheiks said:

JoeTyler said:

HIS experiences, I mean, stuff that happened to him in real life, and made a song about it

make a list

thanks in advance

18 & Over !!!!!!! lol

According to the Lipstick Alley Girl, the video for Gett Off was inspired by a true party prince had had with the Game Boyz and 20 or so girls lol

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Reply #5 posted 11/21/14 11:14am

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the original Old Friends 4 Sale (JimmY Jam & Terry Lewis, Wendy Melvoin, bodyguard Chick H and possible Morris Day & Vanity)

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Hello (a song about the events surrounding the We Are the World project) in 1985

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What's the matter with your life
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Reply #6 posted 11/21/14 11:15am

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Eye No [sorta about his experience with X and the change of releasing the Black album]

#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
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Reply #7 posted 11/21/14 11:23am

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There are songs that are inspired by someone, but I guess you are looking for more specific songs like the ones I listed?

#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
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Reply #8 posted 11/21/14 12:20pm

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Moonbeam levels, we are all just looking for a better place to die.
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Reply #9 posted 11/21/14 12:35pm

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I once lent my Sign 'O the Times cds to a girl I wanted to date. (She had never heard the album.) I said, "Listen to this to understand me a little better." Needless to say she was very intrigued after that. #winning

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Reply #10 posted 11/21/14 12:43pm

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Reply #11 posted 11/21/14 3:25pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Eye No [sorta about his experience with X and the change of releasing the Black album]

Yeah, the whole Lovesexy album kinda reflects that night. The rap in Alphabet St and Anna Stesia most prominently.

I think there are some songs about his son too, but I don't like to bring that subject up :/

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Reply #12 posted 11/22/14 1:54pm

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databank said:

Astasheiks said:

18 & Over !!!!!!! lol

According to the Lipstick Alley Girl, the video for Gett Off was inspired by a true party prince had had with the Game Boyz and 20 or so girls lol

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Is there a link to the Lipstick Alley Girl's stories? I've heard tidbits of them and would be interested in hearing what else she has to say..

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #13 posted 11/22/14 3:10pm

Shockedelicus

Letitgo seems very revealing to me. Prince lamenting his physical and emotional seclusion.

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Reply #14 posted 11/22/14 4:23pm

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Purple Rain inspired in part by "goings-on" a New Years Eve Party thrown by Jesse Johnson In Macon,GA.

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Reply #15 posted 11/22/14 6:06pm

Ego101

School yard.

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Reply #16 posted 11/22/14 6:08pm

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papa.

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Reply #17 posted 11/22/14 9:33pm

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CharismaDove said:

databank said:

According to the Lipstick Alley Girl, the video for Gett Off was inspired by a true party prince had had with the Game Boyz and 20 or so girls lol

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Is there a link to the Lipstick Alley Girl's stories? I've heard tidbits of them and would be interested in hearing what else she has to say..

No the thread was deleted, most likely at the request of the person who posted her stories, who clearly expressed their fear of legal retaliation in their last posts by publishing all kinds of disclaimers in their last posts before a certain other lady had the thread sinking into a conspirationist thing (and got banned from that forum after being banned from the Org lol). I was lucky enough to read the whole thing a few days before it was deleted, thanks to Laura who pointed me in that direction. I'm pretty sure some people from the Org have copied and saved the whole thread, though, but I didn't. It was a hell of a fascinating thread for sure, admitting the girl was for reals (I think she was) she told some of the most interesting Prince stories ever!

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Reply #18 posted 11/23/14 3:36am

Bluu

The romantic interludes aside (too many to count), I'd add the following to your list:

"The Holy River"

"The Sacrifice of Victor"

"Don't Play Me"

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Possibly also "White Mansion", "Days of Wild", "What's My Name", "BREAKDOWN", and "WAY BACK HOME".

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Reply #19 posted 11/23/14 3:44am

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Horny Pony
3 Chains O' Gold

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Reply #20 posted 11/23/14 4:00pm

CharismaDove

databank said:

CharismaDove said:

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Is there a link to the Lipstick Alley Girl's stories? I've heard tidbits of them and would be interested in hearing what else she has to say..

No the thread was deleted, most likely at the request of the person who posted her stories, who clearly expressed their fear of legal retaliation in their last posts by publishing all kinds of disclaimers in their last posts before a certain other lady had the thread sinking into a conspirationist thing (and got banned from that forum after being banned from the Org lol). I was lucky enough to read the whole thing a few days before it was deleted, thanks to Laura who pointed me in that direction. I'm pretty sure some people from the Org have copied and saved the whole thread, though, but I didn't. It was a hell of a fascinating thread for sure, admitting the girl was for reals (I think she was) she told some of the most interesting Prince stories ever!

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Ohh I see. Would you mind sharing the stories she told? If you don't wanna clutter the thread, an orgNote would be nice smile I've been interested in this for a long time lol

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If anyone else has all the stories, I'd love to hear 'em!

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Reply #21 posted 11/23/14 8:25pm

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Angelsoncrack said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Eye No [sorta about his experience with X and the change of releasing the Black album]

Yeah, the whole Lovesexy album kinda reflects that night. The rap in Alphabet St and Anna Stesia most prominently.

I think there are some songs about his son too, but I don't like to bring that subject up :/

That time period and album did have a lot of more personally direct songs

I'll add In This Bed I Scream -an apology or attempt at reconnection to Wendy & Susannah Melvoin and Lisa Coleman

#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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