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HitNRun Phase 2 Discussion – Album Tracks - Black Muse

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Reply #1 posted 12/13/15 5:35pm

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Just behind Groovy Potential, this is my favorite cut off the album.

Reading the lyrics helps me comprehend the a little better.

Any corrections are encouraged and welcomed.

Black Muse
can I talk to you
what I got to share
is mighty good news
a brand new day is dawning
U and me know what to do
so much work to do

Black Muse
we've been so abused
Our mothers were good looking
and our fathers were too
if they don't stay together
we can walk no better in these shoes
Black Muse

long ago 2 men held one of us down
another took a whippin'
Made a terrible sound
a baby watch her father
falling down to the ground
that was you...and me.

Black Muse
can I share with you
just came this morning
and it's mighty good news
they tipped the hour glass
now everything is past
it's true...

they gave the world back to u and me
the faces on the mountains
and the dirty sea
a trillion dollar bill
and no currency
still will we believe

Black Muse
we gon' make it thru
surly people that created
rhythm and blues
rock & roll and jazz
so u know we're built to last
it's cooool, it's cooool, it's cooool
black muse

a new day is coming
black muuuse
a new day is dawning
black muuuse

now that I got your attention
I think its 'bout time I mention
the reason why i wrote this song
like a UFO sighting
from my heart I am writing
the next close encounter
well, tell me how long
will it be on land or near the water
will it produce the star
of a black moon daughter
or a pillow covered with all our tears
one thousand light years away from here
one thousand light years from here

no yesterday or tomorrow
no better remedy for sorrow
then why the fifth held forever
will make you cry
I don't know why

one thousand light years from here
one thousand light years from here

two unbroken circles
joined together
make a butterfly
little darling
don't u wanna try
there ain't nothing better than
looking for me and seeing u in the mirror
one thousand light years away from here

why do we always seem so far away
when u know that I really
wanna be with u night and day
running out of ways to say how
so I think I'll just close for now.



Anyone care to help me out with this stuff...anywhere?


Love how he seemingly goes a bit off the deep end near the end....nice and crazy...I like it.

Very uplifting... Makes me feel good about the future. Sure did have a lot to say here...
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Reply #2 posted 12/13/15 5:44pm

mrbump

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Agree - love this tune!
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Reply #3 posted 12/13/15 6:01pm

MIRvmn

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One of the best songs on the album smile
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #4 posted 12/13/15 6:02pm

klick2me

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Great harmony and melody
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Reply #5 posted 12/13/15 6:49pm

popgodazipa

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A ....wait for it...
MASTERPIECE! Honestly it's an infectious beat with a timely message. This is Prince at his best.
[Edited 12/13/15 18:49pm]
1 over Jordan...the greatest since
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Reply #6 posted 12/13/15 7:09pm

donnyenglish

The strongest song on the album. Sounds like it could be on the Rainbow Children. Great sound. Great lyrics. The song builds and gets better with each layer.
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Reply #7 posted 12/13/15 9:51pm

ethanthomas

Brilliant song musically and lyrically.
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Reply #8 posted 12/13/15 10:48pm

tatocorcu

I like everything about this song. Together with Big City, Revelation and Groovy Potential it makes this a very good album indeed...
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Reply #9 posted 12/14/15 2:46am

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My second favorite behind "Revelation". I agree that it reminds me of TRC (in a good way). It's an excellent song all-around, especially that bassline I could listen to forever. music



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Reply #10 posted 12/14/15 4:29am

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Great song. I hear elements of Steve Wonder, Return To Forever, Dream Factory and Hiatus Coyote.

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Reply #11 posted 12/14/15 8:25am

Stranger

I am hearing TRC here, which should be a good thing but I am not feeling this yet. I don't know, it sounds a bit plain or monotone in the sense that it does not go high and low, just sits in the middle and then it fizzles out. Sure, there are some nice colours and warmth here, but it does not excite me. What a bummer! I had so high hopes for this one after all the praises. Well, it might grow on me yet.

Currently, I took out Baltimore, Big City and Screwdriver from the playlist and replaced them with Free yourself, If I could get your attention and 1000 x & o, and Black Muse is hanging in there by a thread...

I will pop on my headphones and give another chance.

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Reply #12 posted 12/14/15 9:43am

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The best song on the Phase II behind revelation. Truly a track that was originally concieved around TRC. The way how the song changes direction is one of the reasons I love Prince! Such an uplifiting song and I cannot wait to hear this LIVE with Revelation! cool

Also my take on these lyrics...

Black Muse
we've been so abused
our mothers WORK AT LOOKING
AT our fathers work too.


long ago 2 men held one of us down
another took a whippin'

MADE A TERRIBLE SOUND

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 #13 posted 12/14/15 11:40am

delirious

BobGeorge909 said:

Just behind Groovy Potential, this is my favorite cut off the album. Reading the lyrics helps me comprehend the a little better. Any corrections are encouraged and welcomed. Black Muse can I talk to you what I got to share is mighty good news a brand new day is dawning U and me know what to do so much work to do Black Muse we've been so abused our mothers work-a-looking?? and our fathers work too. if they don't stay together we can walk no better in these shoes Black Muse long ago 2 men held one of us down another took a whippin' the terror sound?? a baby watch her father falling down to the ground that was you...and me. Black Muse can I share with you just came this morning and it's mighty good news they tipped the hour glass now everything is past it's true... they gave the world back to u and me the faces on the mountains and the dirty sea a trillion dollar bill and no currency still will we believe Black Muse we gon' make it thru surly people that created rhythm and blues rock & roll and jazz so u know we're built to last it's cooool, it's cooool, it's cooool black muse a new day is coming black muuuse a new day is dawning black muuuse now that I got your attention I think its 'bout time I mention the reason why i wrote this song like a UFO sighting from my heart I am writing the next close encounter well, tell me how long will it be on land or near the water will it produce the star of a black moon daughter?? or a pillow covered with all our tears one thousand light years away from here one thousand light years from here no yesterday or tomorrow no better remedy for sorrow then why the fifth held forever will make you cry I don't know why one thousand light years from here one thousand light years from here two unbroken circles joined together make a butterfly little darling don't u wanna try there ain't nothing better than looking for me and seeing u in the mirror one thousand light years away from here why do we always seem so far away when u know I really wanna be with u night and day running out of ways tibsay how so I think I'll just close for now. Anyone care to help me out with this stuff...anywhere? Love how he seemingly goes a bit off the deep end near the end....nice and crazy...I like it. Very uplifting... Makes me feel good about the future. Sure did have a lot to say here...

The lyric I believe is:

Our mothers were good looking and our fathers were too...

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Reply #14 posted 12/14/15 12:22pm

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It has a jazzy 70s vibe and I love it love
Don't need no reefer, don't need cocaine..Purple music does the same 2 my brain
..and I'm high
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Reply #15 posted 12/14/15 1:08pm

2freaky4church
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This my cut peoples.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #16 posted 12/14/15 1:09pm

2freaky4church
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I smell old outtake

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #17 posted 12/14/15 2:10pm

Strive

BobGeorge909 said:

Just behind Groovy Potential, this is my favorite cut off the album. Reading the lyrics helps me comprehend the a little better. Any corrections are encouraged and welcomed.


I think it's


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long ago 2 men held 1 of us down
another took a whippin'

made a terrible sound

a baby watched her father
falling down to the ground
that was you

and me
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And...


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i'm glad i got your attention
i think it's bout time i mention

the reason why i wrote this song
like a ufo sighting
from my heart i am writing
the next close encounter
tell me how long
will it be on land or near the water
will it produce the sun or the black moon daughter
or a pillow covered with all our tears

a thousand light years away from here

no yesterday or tomorrow
no better remedy for sorrow
and why the fifth held forever will make you cry
don't know why


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why do we always seem so far away
you know that i really wanna be with you night and day
running out of way to say how
so i think i'll just close for now


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Somebody posted in the main thread that this was actually two different songs from Welcome 2 America fused together and I believe it.

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no yesterday or tomorrow, no better remedy for sorrow
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Reply #18 posted 12/14/15 2:13pm

feeluupp

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LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT U > BLACK MUSE

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Reply #19 posted 12/14/15 2:23pm

BobGeorge909

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delirious said:



BobGeorge909 said:


Just behind Groovy Potential, this is my favorite cut off the album. Reading the lyrics helps me comprehend the a little better. Any corrections are encouraged and welcomed. Black Muse can I talk to you what I got to share is mighty good news a brand new day is dawning U and me know what to do so much work to do Black Muse we've been so abused our mothers work-a-looking?? and our fathers work too. if they don't stay together we can walk no better in these shoes Black Muse long ago 2 men held one of us down another took a whippin' the terror sound?? a baby watch her father falling down to the ground that was you...and me. Black Muse can I share with you just came this morning and it's mighty good news they tipped the hour glass now everything is past it's true... they gave the world back to u and me the faces on the mountains and the dirty sea a trillion dollar bill and no currency still will we believe Black Muse we gon' make it thru surly people that created rhythm and blues rock & roll and jazz so u know we're built to last it's cooool, it's cooool, it's cooool black muse a new day is coming black muuuse a new day is dawning black muuuse now that I got your attention I think its 'bout time I mention the reason why i wrote this song like a UFO sighting from my heart I am writing the next close encounter well, tell me how long will it be on land or near the water will it produce the star of a black moon daughter?? or a pillow covered with all our tears one thousand light years away from here one thousand light years from here no yesterday or tomorrow no better remedy for sorrow then why the fifth held forever will make you cry I don't know why one thousand light years from here one thousand light years from here two unbroken circles joined together make a butterfly little darling don't u wanna try there ain't nothing better than looking for me and seeing u in the mirror one thousand light years away from here why do we always seem so far away when u know I really wanna be with u night and day running out of ways tibsay how so I think I'll just close for now. Anyone care to help me out with this stuff...anywhere? Love how he seemingly goes a bit off the deep end near the end....nice and crazy...I like it. Very uplifting... Makes me feel good about the future. Sure did have a lot to say here...


The lyric I believe is:



Our mothers were good looking and our fathers were too...


BINGO! Thank u soooo much!

I can never hear it right myself to save my life and the second I see the right one I feel stupid...lol..thnx again.
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Reply #20 posted 12/14/15 2:29pm

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2020 said:

The best song on the Phase II behind revelation. Truly a track that was originally concieved around TRC. The way how the song changes direction is one of the reasons I love Prince! Such an uplifiting song and I cannot wait to hear this LIVE with Revelation! cool

Also my take on these lyrics...



Black Muse
we've been so abused
our mothers WORK AT LOOKING
AT our fathers work too.





long ago 2 men held one of us down
another took a whippin'


MADE A TERRIBLE SOUND


Thank u as well! Whew.
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Reply #21 posted 12/14/15 2:52pm

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This sounds very pleasant on first listen. I think I like this a lot. Definately a TRC vibe going on. Loving the vintage keys (Rhodes, or Wurlitzer otherwise?), wonder if it is Prince or someone else playing. Anyway, sounds like a quality tune to me, great musicianship, slight Steely Dan vibe even.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #22 posted 12/14/15 2:53pm

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donnyenglish said:

Sounds like it could be on the Rainbow Children.


Yes. I am not the only one to recognise the "Last December" music in Black Muse.

Lovesexy Funkateer
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Reply #23 posted 12/14/15 5:11pm

Polo1026

This song is part Songs in the Key of Life, part TRC, part Sign of the Times, and more. So many styles being played in harmony together and it's fantastic. I love it....

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Reply #24 posted 12/14/15 8:15pm

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How does this compare to the live version that was played (once?) on the Welcome 2 America tour?

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #25 posted 12/14/15 8:19pm

terrig

I LOVE this song. Love love love.

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Reply #26 posted 12/14/15 9:21pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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I think this is one of the best things he's ever done period. Bravo!

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #27 posted 12/15/15 5:22am

teiemka

LovesexyIsThe1 said:



donnyenglish said:


Sounds like it could be on the Rainbow Children.


Yes. I am not the only one to recognise the "Last December" music in Black Muse.



Co-sign and the part I love most of both songs. thumbs up!
Prince is a musician not a lifestyle.
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Reply #28 posted 12/15/15 12:34pm

Adorecream

I really love, brassy harmonic sound, Prince and the girl vocals, powerful and uplifting lyrics. And I really love the 1970s type feel to it. It also reminds me of the Morris Day track, Fishnet from his 1988 album Daydreaming, the line "Black muse" reminds me of Day's coda "Fishnet, Black pannyhose".

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Another instant Prince classic on this album that just keeps on giving.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #29 posted 12/15/15 1:33pm

BEAUGARDE

This 1 grew on me, it's a cut, too

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