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Thread started 06/12/15 12:56pm

feeluupp

Don't Play Me

One of his best acoustics? ...

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Reply #1 posted 06/12/15 1:21pm

EyeHatechu

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IMO...its one of his bests. I wish he would perform this one live more often. The message of dealing with the music industry and fame in its true light is so raw and down to earth to me.
This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #2 posted 06/12/15 1:27pm

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absolutely one of his best. love, love, love it!

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #3 posted 06/12/15 1:42pm

NorthC

No. This song feels like Prince is telling us things we already know. We know you're over 30. We know you don't smoke weed. Tell us something new, please. This album has much better songs. Fascination, Comeback, Welcome 2 the Dawn. Those are good.
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Reply #4 posted 06/12/15 1:46pm

feeluupp

NorthC said:

No. This song feels like Prince is telling us things we already know. We know you're over 30. We know you don't smoke weed. Tell us something new, please. This album has much better songs. Fascination, Comeback, Welcome 2 the Dawn. Those are good.

Then u didn't get the concept of the song...

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Reply #5 posted 06/12/15 1:54pm

NorthC

Maybe I didn't. What WAS the concept?
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Reply #6 posted 06/12/15 1:56pm

feeluupp

NorthC said:

Maybe I didn't. What WAS the concept?

Ask Prince...

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Reply #7 posted 06/12/15 2:08pm

NorthC

I'd love to. Do you have his phone number? call
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Reply #8 posted 06/12/15 2:11pm

feeluupp

NorthC said:

I'd love to. Do you have his phone number? call

Doesn't own a cell phone... Didn't u watch Arsenio last year. lol

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Reply #9 posted 06/12/15 2:25pm

NorthC

Oh well. It was 20 years ago. He probably forgot about it already. wink
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Reply #10 posted 06/12/15 2:42pm

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IstenSzek said:

absolutely one of his best. love, love, love it!

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Reply #11 posted 06/12/15 7:07pm

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Fantastic song.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #12 posted 06/13/15 1:15pm

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Love it. My favourite on that album, and one of his best post-Warners tracks.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
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Reply #13 posted 06/13/15 1:30pm

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NorthC said:

Maybe I didn't. What WAS the concept?

I always took it that the concept was about how he'd fallen out of favour with the radio stations, etc, which in his mind seemed to be about not fitting the profile of acts they'd like (but which was arguably also about his own quirks about releasing music around that time of the dispute with Warners). In any case, I take it that he was saying, "I don't care whether you play my records or not; I've got a greater fulfilment where I'm at now than I'd get from that stardom" - which is a powerful sentiment (though we all know that's a bit like telling the ex that dumped you that you're actually happy you split up 'cos it means you get so much more time to work on your music). wink He's also associating getting played on the radio with the idea of 'getting played', i.e. the ones in the limelight don't realise the joke's on them - which, again, was probably bravado, but he's Prince and we root for him! "Go on, P! Give them hitmakin', mechanical-royalty-gettin' suckers hell!" lol

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"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
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Reply #14 posted 06/13/15 1:48pm

jdcxc

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No. This song feels like Prince is telling us things we already know. We know you're over 30. We know you don't smoke weed. Tell us something new, please. This album has much better songs. Fascination, Comeback, Welcome 2 the Dawn. Those are good.


Dionne!!!!!

Never gets enough love on the Org- brilliant, achingly beautiful song.
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Reply #15 posted 06/13/15 2:54pm

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NorthC said:

No. This song feels like Prince is telling us things we already know. We know you're over 30. We know you don't smoke weed. Tell us something new, please.

True, but the "don't play me, I already do in my car" line makes me want to take up hitchhiking. lol

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #16 posted 06/13/15 2:55pm

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jdcxc said:

NorthC said:
No. This song feels like Prince is telling us things we already know. We know you're over 30. We know you don't smoke weed. Tell us something new, please. This album has much better songs. Fascination, Comeback, Welcome 2 the Dawn. Those are good.
Dionne!!!!!! Never gets enough love on the Org- brilliant, achingly beautiful song.

Seconded! This one sounds like a song that 'Christopher Tracy' might have written. cool

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Reply #17 posted 06/13/15 3:16pm

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feeluupp said:

One of his best acoustics? ...

The Truth is one of his best albums period - criminally overlooked

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Reply #18 posted 06/13/15 3:44pm

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FUNKYNESS said:



feeluupp said:


One of his best acoustics? ...



The Truth is one of his best albums period - criminally overlooked




TOTALLY. Check out my thread about this.

http://prince.org/msg/7/416770
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #19 posted 06/13/15 5:31pm

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This song was a little too much "woe is me" for someone who had just gotten out of a lenghty contract battle. It didn't sound empowered; it sounded weak.

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So much content of the mid-90s has to do with WB/record labels that honestly I got sick of hearing it. I think after Emancipation, he should've just dropped it and gotten over it. But he kept beating that horse to death . . .

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Reply #20 posted 06/14/15 9:15am

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If there's one Prince track which reflects my life as it stands right now, this is actually it!

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