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Reply #90 posted 10/21/19 10:28am

laytonian

kingricefan said:

Papa


Plus Sacrifice of Victor and Sister.
He claimed they were "just songs" but it's obvious they were more than that.

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Reply #91 posted 10/21/19 10:31am

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"Comeback"

I always thought that theory from years ago about the SOTT/Lovesexy era and "dog boy" was super interesting...can't remember all the details, but I'm sure it's buried here somewhere.


Dog boy?

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Reply #92 posted 10/21/19 1:54pm

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Come On is a very telling song about the end of Prince and Maye's relationship. Hell even Manuela is in the video at the end signalling it was a wrap.

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Reply #93 posted 10/21/19 4:52pm

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laytonian said:



kingricefan said:


Papa




Plus Sacrifice of Victor and Sister.
He claimed they were "just songs" but it's obvious they were more than that.


SOV was definitely his story, but the jury’s still out on Sister. There is the story about Prince going to a car wash where Nuns were raising money by washing cars, and they made him stand outside to wait for his car - I guess because they were uneasy about the way he was dressed or something. So, the lyric “Sister, don’t put me on the street again” is supposedly tied to that, and then he took it to another level with the incest. Who really knows for sure though biggrin
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Reply #94 posted 10/21/19 4:54pm

violetcrush

laytonian said:



mattmcbr said:


"Comeback"



I always thought that theory from years ago about the SOTT/Lovesexy era and "dog boy" was super interesting...can't remember all the details, but I'm sure it's buried here somewhere.




Dog boy?


Right, whaaa??? Never heard of “dog boy”, and Comeback was about his Son.
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Reply #95 posted 10/21/19 4:58pm

violetcrush

joyinrepetition said:

Come On is a very telling song about the end of Prince and Maye's relationship. Hell even Manuela is in the video at the end signalling it was a wrap.


Nah, I think Come On was just another one of his light and funky tunes that he had fun with by creating that old man disguise and doing a video in London. Manuela was there because she was working at PP then.
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Now, Madrid 2 Chicago?? That’s your tell-all about the affair with Manuela and/or someone else he was fooling around with in the 98-99 time frame eek
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Reply #96 posted 10/21/19 5:17pm

LoveGalore

joyinrepetition said:

Come On is a very telling song about the end of Prince and Maye's relationship. Hell even Manuela is in the video at the end signalling it was a wrap.



Care to elaborate as to what part of that song says Mayte to you?
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Reply #97 posted 10/22/19 10:53am

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LoveGalore said:

joyinrepetition said:

Come On is a very telling song about the end of Prince and Maye's relationship. Hell even Manuela is in the video at the end signalling it was a wrap.

Care to elaborate as to what part of that song says Mayte to you?

I know you got a young man
You don't care about me
He's darker than quicksand
He's taller than a tree
What you need is some real lovin'
Instead of these young-ass fools
I got the butter for your muffin
Just need the keys to the room

Twenty days in London
And you ain't gimme no love
Could it be another brotha man
That you're thinking of?
Or could it be your girlfriend
Who never ever been straight
When I ask you - "Are you hungry?" (Hungry)
You say you already ate (Ooh)

I believe Prince was talking about Mayte stepping out and her girlfriends influencing her. There were several stories of how Prince would keep tabs on Mayte's weight and such.

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Reply #98 posted 10/22/19 1:43pm

violetcrush

joyinrepetition said:



LoveGalore said:


joyinrepetition said:

Come On is a very telling song about the end of Prince and Maye's relationship. Hell even Manuela is in the video at the end signalling it was a wrap.



Care to elaborate as to what part of that song says Mayte to you?

I know you got a young man
You don't care about me
He's darker than quicksand
He's taller than a tree
What you need is some real lovin'
Instead of these young-ass fools
I got the butter for your muffin
Just need the keys to the room



Twenty days in London
And you ain't gimme no love
Could it be another brotha man
That you're thinking of?
Or could it be your girlfriend
Who never ever been straight
When I ask you - "Are you hungry?" (Hungry)
You say you already ate (Ooh)



I believe Prince was talking about Mayte stepping out and her girlfriends influencing her. There were several stories of how Prince would keep tabs on Mayte's weight and such.


The lyric “I ask you - are you hungry? You say you already ate” is NOT about real food or someone’s weight - notice that line comes directly after him singing about the girl thinking about her girlfriend who has never been straight. He’s referring to another type of “eating” or “ate” - the kind that happens between two girls biggrin
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He and Mayte were still more than a year away from separating when he wrote and recorded this song. She wood not have been “running around with young ass fools” -as he sings it - during that time. He is definitely singing about a girl or girls that he wants to be with who is/are dating younger guys. Completely makes sense as he was always going after much younger women who would be dating younger men. By then, Mayte was an old lady at 25 based on his typical preference smile
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Look up the lyrics to Madrid 2 Chicago. Now THAT song is absolutely about Prince cheating on Mayte while she was living in Spain - either with Manuela or someone else. Prince is talking about the flight he would take from Spain back to MN and he’s VERY specific about exactly what was on his mind biggrin eek
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Reply #99 posted 10/22/19 2:12pm

TheFman

Oragasm

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Reply #100 posted 10/22/19 2:21pm

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I Love U ButO Don’t Trust U Anymore
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Reply #101 posted 10/22/19 4:00pm

violetcrush

Most of his songs were “telling”, because he wrote honestly about his life. However, he often used creative lyrics to tell the story which people interpret in various ways. Some get it right, and some don’t.
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With love, sincerity and deepest care
My life with you I share” - Prince, For You
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Reply #102 posted 10/22/19 7:55pm

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violetcrush said:

Most of his songs were “telling”, because he wrote honestly about his life. However, he often used creative lyrics to tell the story which people interpret in various ways. Some get it right, and some don’t. * “All of this and more is for you With love, sincerity and deepest care My life with you I share” - Prince, For You

You have hit it dead center with this comment, sis. Some people will never "get it", and when I listen to the music he created I am like.....well there it is, can't you hear what he was sayin'? Almost like we are on the Farenheit scale , and they are stuck on Celcius or something.

Ah well, he knew some of us with there with him, and that is really all he cared about.

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Reply #103 posted 10/22/19 7:56pm

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The Lion of Judah. The verses to that song appear to be about the troubles he was having with audience and decreased fame.
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Reply #104 posted 10/23/19 5:32am

violetcrush

Seahorsie said:



violetcrush said:


Most of his songs were “telling”, because he wrote honestly about his life. However, he often used creative lyrics to tell the story which people interpret in various ways. Some get it right, and some don’t. * “All of this and more is for you With love, sincerity and deepest care My life with you I share” - Prince, For You


You have hit it dead center with this comment, sis. Some people will never "get it", and when I listen to the music he created I am like.....well there it is, can't you hear what he was sayin'? Almost like we are on the Farenheit scale , and they are stuck on Celcius or something.


Ah well, he knew some of us with there with him, and that is really all he cared about.


Right on!! No question that his lyrics were often tricky, and he loved to twist and play with words and phrases, but those who can read between the lines/lyrics usually get his message and meaning. I think he certainly got a kick out of how fans interpreted the songs when they were completely wrong biggrin
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