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Thread started 09/13/16 3:12pm

MysticalChick

What are Prince's most spiritual / philosophical song lyrics?

There's a LOT of wisdom packed into those lyrics - wondering what you all find to be most profound for you.

If you can quote the lyric and reference the album (if you know it), I'd appreciate that.

For me, Anna Stesia is that song - I remember seeing him play that on the Lovesexy tour and he had the whole place singing along with "Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above" and I swear you could feel the presence of the Divine there in that space. (It's the only song that I remember from that show almost 30 years ago.)

What's yours?

"So this is where U end, and U and I begin ..."

Thanks for being my mystical unicorn.
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Reply #1 posted 09/13/16 3:44pm

bobgeorge77

MysticalChick said:

There's a LOT of wisdom packed into those lyrics - wondering what you all find to be most profound for you.



If you can quote the lyric and reference the album (if you know it), I'd appreciate that.



For me, Anna Stesia is that song - I remember seeing him play that on the Lovesexy tour and he had the whole place singing along with "Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above" and I swear you could feel the presence of the Divine there in that space. (It's the only song that I remember from that show almost 30 years ago.)



What's yours?


So incredible that u got to see him perform that live! Easily one of my top songs by anyone!
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Reply #2 posted 09/13/16 4:19pm

roxy831

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"Paisley Park" - ATWIAD: reference to Heaven

"4 the Tears" - Live Aid: references Jesus Christ

"God" - B-side: references the Creator

"The Cross" - SOTT: references the Cross

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #3 posted 09/13/16 5:37pm

214

Anna Stesia, Joy In Repetiton,1999, Old Friends 4 Sale, Starfish And Coffee and Pop Life just some of those songs that have some words of wisdom in them.

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Reply #4 posted 09/13/16 6:56pm

PurpleDiamonds
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The Ladder
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Reply #5 posted 09/14/16 3:11am

MysticalChick

bobgeorge77 said:

MysticalChick said:

For me, Anna Stesia is that song - I remember seeing him play that on the Lovesexy tour and he had the whole place singing along with "Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above" and I swear you could feel the presence of the Divine there in that space. (It's the only song that I remember from that show almost 30 years ago.)


So incredible that u got to see him perform that live! Easily one of my top songs by anyone!

It really was something I'll never forget. I'm highly 'woo-woo' now but back then not at all so it stands out as something really different for me.

There's a long, live version on the "One Night Alone" album that I love - especially the guitar work in it. Whenever I need a lift, I play that.

Also love "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed" smile

[Edited 9/14/16 3:12am]

"So this is where U end, and U and I begin ..."

Thanks for being my mystical unicorn.
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Reply #6 posted 09/14/16 7:26am

razord

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The Ladder, A feeling of self worth will caress u..... That whole verse right there sums my spirituality in a nutshell!
All u haters need to recognize, if u cant c right through these lies, good gawd!
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Reply #7 posted 09/14/16 11:13am

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Even as I've become an atheist, I still love his song Last December. Going to be sad listening 2 it this December. sad
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #8 posted 09/14/16 9:13pm

Gadotou

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To me, "Beautiful Strange".

He spoke of the inner light, that perhaps the light we are looking for has always been inside us. Gorgeous, brilliant song love2

"Dive inside your soul if U wanna know, the light inside the darkness forever glows" (Prince, 1958 - Eternity)
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Reply #9 posted 09/15/16 8:02am

pah

The closer we get to the elections, the more Colonized Mind is growing on me! biggrin
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Reply #10 posted 09/17/16 1:45pm

206Michelle

The Cross

The Love We Make

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #11 posted 09/17/16 11:12pm

DollyDagger

About two months ago, I was reading the lyrics to "I Would Die For You" and really thinking about what the lyrics were saying.

Now I can't listen to it without thinking it's what Jesus was saying to us with His life on Earth. It still gives me chills.

Also, The Cross and The Ladder are favorites.πŸ˜‡ One thing that has come from P's passing, is a renewed love for God and His blessings.❀️😎
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Reply #12 posted 09/18/16 6:58am

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DollyDagger said:

About two months ago, I was reading the lyrics to "I Would Die For You" and really thinking about what the lyrics were saying. Now I can't listen to it without thinking it's what Jesus was saying to us with His life on Earth. It still gives me chills. Also, The Cross and The Ladder are favorites.πŸ˜‡ One thing that has come from P's passing, is a renewed love for God and His blessings.❀️😎

Same here, Dolly. Never departed my faith, but I could tell there was distance. Since P's death, I've actually drawn closer to God seeking His direction. I'm hoping there is a purpose for P's death and a purpose for all of us individually and collectively who loved P so much.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #13 posted 09/18/16 1:12pm

214

DollyDagger said:

About two months ago, I was reading the lyrics to "I Would Die For You" and really thinking about what the lyrics were saying. Now I can't listen to it without thinking it's what Jesus was saying to us with His life on Earth. It still gives me chills. Also, The Cross and The Ladder are favorites.πŸ˜‡ One thing that has come from P's passing, is a renewed love for God and His blessings.❀️😎

Yes, i also think is about Jesus, i ove that song, every little thing about that song i love; from the vocal performance, the lyrics to the music.

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Reply #14 posted 09/18/16 3:19pm

DollyDagger

roxy831 said:



DollyDagger said:


About two months ago, I was reading the lyrics to "I Would Die For You" and really thinking about what the lyrics were saying. Now I can't listen to it without thinking it's what Jesus was saying to us with His life on Earth. It still gives me chills. Also, The Cross and The Ladder are favorites.πŸ˜‡ One thing that has come from P's passing, is a renewed love for God and His blessings.❀️😎

Same here, Dolly. Never departed my faith, but I could tell there was distance. Since P's death, I've actually drawn closer to God seeking His direction. I'm hoping there is a purpose for P's death and a purpose for all of us individually and collectively who loved P so much.



I like the way you explained it❀️ I had begun earlier to get more aware of practicing my faith in my day to day more. I'm more focused on the Creator since P's death. Thanks for sharing 😘
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Reply #15 posted 09/18/16 3:28pm

DollyDagger

214 said:



DollyDagger said:


About two months ago, I was reading the lyrics to "I Would Die For You" and really thinking about what the lyrics were saying. Now I can't listen to it without thinking it's what Jesus was saying to us with His life on Earth. It still gives me chills. Also, The Cross and The Ladder are favorites.πŸ˜‡ One thing that has come from P's passing, is a renewed love for God and His blessings.❀️😎

Yes, i also think is about Jesus, i ove that song, every little thing about that song i love; from the vocal performance, the lyrics to the music.



214, so glad you love it, too. I want to have the lyrics printed and framed so I can remember how much the Father loves his children every time I see them. I've known every word since it was released, but never SAW them until now. πŸ˜‡
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Reply #16 posted 09/18/16 3:31pm

DollyDagger

MysticalChick said:



bobgeorge77 said:


MysticalChick said:


For me, Anna Stesia is that song - I remember seeing him play that on the Lovesexy tour and he had the whole place singing along with "Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above" and I swear you could feel the presence of the Divine there in that space. (It's the only song that I remember from that show almost 30 years ago.)








So incredible that u got to see him perform that live! Easily one of my top songs by anyone!




It really was something I'll never forget. I'm highly 'woo-woo' now but back then not at all so it stands out as something really different for me.



There's a long, live version on the "One Night Alone" album that I love - especially the guitar work in it. Whenever I need a lift, I play that.



Also love "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed" smile

[Edited 9/14/16 3:12am]



Mystical, I just got that version of Anna Stesia and love it so much😍
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Reply #17 posted 09/18/16 3:45pm

roxy831

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DollyDagger said:

roxy831 said:

Same here, Dolly. Never departed my faith, but I could tell there was distance. Since P's death, I've actually drawn closer to God seeking His direction. I'm hoping there is a purpose for P's death and a purpose for all of us individually and collectively who loved P so much.

I like the way you explained it❀️ I had begun earlier to get more aware of practicing my faith in my day to day more. I'm more focused on the Creator since P's death. Thanks for sharing 😘 [Edited 9/18/16 15:24pm]

thumbs up! My pleasure. We're in this thing together biggrin

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #18 posted 09/18/16 4:53pm

Dibblekins

'The Love we Make'

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Reply #19 posted 09/18/16 5:15pm

benni

I am the universe
The sun, the moon and sea
I am the energy
4 that is what I believe
I can be contradiction
Cuz that is all I see
But I am the universe
And the universe is me

I am the one song (Ah yes)
And that one song is free
All things come from this one song (Yes they do, uh)
The garden and the tree
If everything, everything is present
What is will always be
This here is the first and the last song
And all that come between

When language falls like a wounded soldier
And it's covered by the sea
All the sadness
All these unanswered questions
Keep me company
(Company, company, company come 2 me, come 2 me please!)
Here at the center of it all
(I know)
I know that U can only come from me

(I am the universe)
Yes it will, oh, yes it will
(The sun, the moon and sea)
Where else is it gonna come from but me?

(I am the universe)
Oh my, my my my my my my my universe

(The universe is me)

(I am the universe)
(The sun, the moon and sea)

(I am the universe)

(We are the universe) {x2}

(The universe is me)
One truth (One truth)
One song (One song)
One energy

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Reply #20 posted 10/01/16 3:23pm

206Michelle

DollyDagger said:

About two months ago, I was reading the lyrics to "I Would Die For You" and really thinking about what the lyrics were saying. Now I can't listen to it without thinking it's what Jesus was saying to us with His life on Earth. It still gives me chills. Also, The Cross and The Ladder are favorites.πŸ˜‡ One thing that has come from P's passing, is a renewed love for God and His blessings.❀️😎

I totally agree with you about I Would Die 4 U.

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #21 posted 10/01/16 4:01pm

CherryMoon57

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God

Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #22 posted 10/01/16 5:49pm

Asenath0607

When you found me I was just a piece of clay
I was formless, you gave me a new name
With the breath of life I now live abundantly
All I needed was the potter's hand
And the blood on Calvary...

If I were to ever write down my life story
I could truly say with all the fame and glory
I was just a piece of clay in need of the potter's hand...

But forgiveness is how you win the game
I begged for truth, now I know the truth

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Reply #23 posted 10/01/16 7:03pm

roxy831

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Breakdown made me feel he invited us into his 'prayer room.'

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #24 posted 10/02/16 2:12am

SBartist

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DollyDagger said:

About two months ago, I was reading the lyrics to "I Would Die For You" and really thinking about what the lyrics were saying. Now I can't listen to it without thinking it's what Jesus was saying to us with His life on Earth. It still gives me chills. Also, The Cross and The Ladder are favorites.πŸ˜‡ One thing that has come from P's passing, is a renewed love for God and His blessings.❀️😎

After reading your post, I went back and read the lyrics to "I Would Die For You", wow your explanation is spot on.

I love The Cross, The Ladder and Anna Stesia. I am sure there are others.

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Reply #25 posted 10/02/16 3:17am

paolo

The Word - References Ministry.

Future Soul Song - References the truth throughout.

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Reply #26 posted 10/02/16 5:50pm

214

Pop Life in some sense.

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Reply #27 posted 10/03/16 4:04am

QueenofCardboa
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Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother, Wife

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"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," Donald Trump
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Reply #28 posted 10/03/16 10:10am

rob1965

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MysticalChick said:

There's a LOT of wisdom packed into those lyrics - wondering what you all find to be most profound for you.



If you can quote the lyric and reference the album (if you know it), I'd appreciate that.



For me, Anna Stesia is that song - I remember seeing him play that on the Lovesexy tour and he had the whole place singing along with "Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above" and I swear you could feel the presence of the Divine there in that space. (It's the only song that I remember from that show almost 30 years ago.)



What's yours?



For me, it's the exact same thing. Even better: I'm not a religious person but he had me singing along as well during that song. A good friend whom I went to the concert with wasn't religious as well and he went to the Lovesexy shows wearing a cross around his neck.
'Liberate My Mind'
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