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Thread started 03/28/16 6:16pm

Grog

Flower references in Prince songs?

I was listening to "When She Comes" today and the line "blue bed of roses" reminded me of "an ocean of violets in bloom," and then I thought of "Elephants and Flowers," Lotus Flower and the flower he asks you to rub on your lover's back in "Clouds." I realize this is very random but does anyone else recall additional flower references in Prince songs?

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Reply #1 posted 03/28/16 6:32pm

IstenSzek

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"if the wind blew every petal from your precious red rose..." [dreamin' about u]

"i'm blinded by the daisies is your yard" [condition of the heart]

"caress the flower, warm, warm...bring it to the garden" [girl]

"are these petals for some crazy flower?" [all day, all night]

"tourists 89 flowers on their back" [sexuality]

"ghetto's to the left of us, flowers to the right" [the cross]

"sharing ideas, a shower of flowers" [around the world in a day]

"a face as soft as a flower" [the most beautiful girl in the world]

"i would never pick the 'flower' of my favorite protegé" [i love u but i don't trust u anymore]

"we're like two petals from the same flower" [saviour]

"for every flower that grows, even a baby knows..." [into the light]

"pills and thrills and daffodils will kill..." [let's go crazy]

"love, like the rose in bloom" [digital garden]

"first he crucified every dandelion, out in the yard" [papa]


there's bound to be more though.

smile



[Edited 3/28/16 18:43pm]

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 03/28/16 6:38pm

Grog

IstenSzek said:

"if the wind blew every petal from your precious red rose..." [dreamin' about u]

"i'm blinded by the daisies is your yard" [condition of the heart]

"caress the flower, warm, warm...bring it to the garden" [girl]

"are these petals for some crazy flower?" [all day, all night]

"tourists 89 flowers on their back" [sexuality]

"ghetto's to the left of us, flowers to the right" [the cross]

"sharing ideas, a shower of flowers" [around the world in a day]

"a face as soft as a flower" [the most beautiful girl in the world]

"i would never pick the 'flower' of my favorite protegé" [i love u but i don't trust u anymore]

"we're like two petals from the same flower" [saviour]

"for every flower that grows, even a baby knows..." [into the light]

there's bound to be more though.

smile



[Edited 3/28/16 18:35pm]

IstenSzek,

Thanks! It's amazing how fast you thought of those lines. Yes, I agree, there's bound to be more. Maybe others will chime in soon!

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Reply #3 posted 03/28/16 6:40pm

bluegangsta

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All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the backyard
All died when you went away.

We'll dance on the roof, make love on a bed of flower
That's what we are, we all want a love bizarre


I wear the finest perfume money can buy
It keeps me smellin' like a rose

[Edited 3/28/16 18:46pm]

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #4 posted 03/28/16 6:48pm

IstenSzek

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Thanks! It's amazing how fast you thought of those lines. Yes, I agree, there's bound to be more. Maybe others will chime in soon!


i've thought of a few more so i've edited the original post. but that's all i can come up with biggrin

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #5 posted 03/28/16 6:54pm

Germanegro

OMG. There are so many of his lyrics mentioning flowers!

campfire beer

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Reply #6 posted 03/28/16 7:14pm

Grog

bluegangsta said:

All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the backyard
All died when you went away.

We'll dance on the roof, make love on a bed of flower
That's what we are, we all want a love bizarre


I wear the finest perfume money can buy
It keeps me smellin' like a rose

[Edited 3/28/16 18:46pm]

Thanks! I especially like the Shiela E and Time references. I had forgotten about those. The Family probably has at least one as well.

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Reply #7 posted 03/28/16 7:16pm

Grog

IstenSzek said:

Thanks! It's amazing how fast you thought of those lines. Yes, I agree, there's bound to be more. Maybe others will chime in soon!


i've thought of a few more so i've edited the original post. but that's all i can come up with biggrin

Thanks for the update! I will add other references as I think of them. It's a fun exercise. Besides, it reminds us of a lot of wonderful lyrics.

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Reply #8 posted 03/28/16 7:59pm

Grog

Two more!:

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill [“Let’s Go Crazy”]

How can I get through days when I can't get through hours
I can try but when I do I see you and I'm devoured, oh yes
Who'd allow, who'd allow a face to be soft as a flower
I could bow and feel proud in the light of this power [“The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”]

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Reply #9 posted 03/28/16 8:39pm

sulls

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Dream if u can a courtyard / an ocean of violets in bloom

"I like to watch."
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Reply #10 posted 03/28/16 8:50pm

sulls

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Morning glories never cry

"I like to watch."
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Reply #11 posted 03/28/16 9:06pm

princeiscool

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Not flower lyrics per se, but VIOLET the organ grinder and Cynthia ROSE.
"this is where the PURPLE PARTY PEOPLE be"
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Reply #12 posted 03/29/16 3:36am

sulls

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elephants and flowers

"I like to watch."
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Reply #13 posted 03/29/16 5:40am

Bohemian67

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IstenSzek said:

"if the wind blew every petal from your precious red rose..." [dreamin' about u]

"i'm blinded by the daisies is your yard" [condition of the heart]

"caress the flower, warm, warm...bring it to the garden" [girl]

"are these petals for some crazy flower?" [all day, all night]

"tourists 89 flowers on their back" [sexuality]

"ghetto's to the left of us, flowers to the right" [the cross]

"sharing ideas, a shower of flowers" [around the world in a day]

"a face as soft as a flower" [the most beautiful girl in the world]

"i would never pick the 'flower' of my favorite protegé" [i love u but i don't trust u anymore]

"we're like two petals from the same flower" [saviour]

"for every flower that grows, even a baby knows..." [into the light]

"pills and thrills and daffodils will kill..." [let's go crazy]

"love, like the rose in bloom" [digital garden]

"first he crucified every dandelion, out in the yard" [papa]


there's bound to be more though.

smile



[Edited 3/28/16 18:43pm]

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That is one super list!

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #14 posted 03/29/16 6:22am

jazzz

1st line of "next time wipe the lipstick...." by Sheila E...
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Reply #15 posted 03/29/16 9:10am

NorthC

"Shower, my flower" in Mellow.
And of course the entire Lotusflower album.
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Reply #16 posted 03/30/16 6:40pm

luvsexy4all

r we talking about vagina ?

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Reply #17 posted 03/30/16 7:29pm

bonatoc

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Without the help of a margarita (well, it's a flower before being a drink's name)...
— Play In The Sunshine

You should go and get her a flower
— Clouds

Violet Blue
— Jill Jones

She left her past and those lilly white fences
— Rock'n'Roll Love Affair

Circles of flowers or pyramids of sand
— Incense and Candles

A flower that has water will grow
— Hello

I want to top the rose petals that whisper sweet
— Dark

U don't have 2 send me flowers like U used 2 do

— Next Time WIpe The Lipstick Off Your Collar


...I'm out.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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