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Reply #30 posted 02/10/20 9:24am

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Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!

That is the whole point of the song, 'The One'!


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Reply #31 posted 02/10/20 12:20pm

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I believe Prince wanted monogamy, but was perhaps way too idealistic. He had a vision of perfection in his head and inevitably every woman would eventually fall short. Then the search for the perfect woman/muse/counterpart would begin again. Plus, when you're in his position and the options are virtually unlimited, you feell as if there's always someone at your fingertips who's prettier, less disagreeable, more passionate, whatever.

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Reply #33 posted 02/10/20 6:39pm

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darkroman said:

Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!

That is the whole point of the song, 'The One'!


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that is part of why it sends a mixed message. Like i said in both lines he suggests he might have other woman or get down with someone else...

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #34 posted 02/11/20 1:13am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

When ever I hear "The One" I am struck by two lines that give huge mixed messages...


one is


And if u're lookin' 4 a man that'll have 10 women
And confuse it all with his wealth

So he may have 10 woman but he keeps it in perspective?

and then



Place u, place u above all others



When it comes, when it comes 2 the gettin' on down

So he will 'get down' with others if she isn't around?



The key is in the next line , I ain't the 1!
All u haters need to recognize, if u cant c right through these lies, good gawd!
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Reply #35 posted 02/11/20 5:59am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

darkroman said:

Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!

That is the whole point of the song, 'The One'!


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that is part of why it sends a mixed message. Like i said in both lines he suggests he might have other woman or get down with someone else...



No not at all.

There is no ambiguity, you are reading the sentences wrong.

Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!


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Reply #36 posted 02/11/20 8:45am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

darkroman said:

Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!

That is the whole point of the song, 'The One'!


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that is part of why it sends a mixed message. Like i said in both lines he suggests he might have other woman or get down with someone else...


No, he doesn't. You took the lines out of context. He's talking about what he won't do.

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Reply #37 posted 02/11/20 9:29am

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darkroman said:

Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!

That is the whole point of the song, 'The One'!


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LOL, of course! I mean, the song isn't titled "The One And Lots Of Others, Too"!

Of course, there are some people here who use a completely different kind of numeric system, and those people will try to tell you that 1 + 1 = 3. Would you be surprised if one of those people also believed that "The One" means something besides 1?

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Reply #38 posted 02/11/20 9:36am

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Those readings are a bit strained only...


If you're lookin' for a man that'll make
Big money, and keep it all to himself
I ain't the one
No, no - not me

You could read this line as Prince confessing that he's broke and has no money to share, but I really don't think that's what he's doing here.


And if you're lookin' for the brotha that'll treat
You like anything, but a Queen
I ain't the one

You could read this line as a violent threat to chop off her head, if you so wanted to.




[Edited 2/11/20 9:37am]

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Reply #39 posted 02/11/20 11:27am

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If you say "I will never do this and that" you are free and clear to do one of them as much as you like and still keep your word.

"I will not cheat on you and brag to my friends about it.."


As long as I don't brag I kept my word...


I get some have been the victim of a cheating spouse and thus constantly rage over others that do the same..
Or accuse others of such...but I'm not the one.
No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #40 posted 02/11/20 11:34am

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RodeoSchro said:



darkroman said:


Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!

That is the whole point of the song, 'The One'!


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LOL, of course! I mean, the song isn't titled "The One And Lots Of Others, Too"!

Of course, there are some people here who use a completely different kind of numeric system, and those people will try to tell you that 1 + 1 = 3. Would you be surprised if one of those people also believed that "The One" means something besides 1?

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Read up on the logical operator "and" and "not" and then read the lyrics.
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Reply #41 posted 02/11/20 12:09pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

If you say "I will never do this and that" you are free and clear to do one of them as much as you like and still keep your word. "I will not cheat on you and brag to my friends about it.." As long as I don't brag I kept my word... I get some have been the victim of a cheating spouse and thus constantly rage over others that do the same.. Or accuse others of such...but I'm not the one.


You reason like Trump.

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Reply #42 posted 02/11/20 12:52pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

RodeoSchro said:



LOL, of course! I mean, the song isn't titled "The One And Lots Of Others, Too"!

Of course, there are some people here who use a completely different kind of numeric system, and those people will try to tell you that 1 + 1 = 3. Would you be surprised if one of those people also believed that "The One" means something besides 1?

falloff

Read up on the logical operator "and" and "not" and then read the lyrics.



It's clear I'm in no danger of drinking that beer that I said I'd drink whenever you got a post 100% factually correct.

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Reply #43 posted 02/11/20 4:02pm

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intentionally "mixed" to weed out the negative nellies

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Reply #44 posted 02/11/20 4:07pm

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Genesia said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

If you say "I will never do this and that" you are free and clear to do one of them as much as you like and still keep your word. "I will not cheat on you and brag to my friends about it.." As long as I don't brag I kept my word... I get some have been the victim of a cheating spouse and thus constantly rage over others that do the same.. Or accuse others of such...but I'm not the one.


You reason like Trump.

come on now it is a light hearted topic about how he leaves a excape clause... and he does. That is basic logic...

"I will never cheat on you and then brag about it." Allows one to cheat as long as they do not ALSO brag.

"I will not have 10 woman and confuse that with my wealth" So he could have 10 woman and as long as he does confuse it with his wealth he has kept his word.....

As long as he give her first crack at geting down... even if he goes to someone else....he is good.

And again no need to bring in other drama... as one other has.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #45 posted 02/11/20 4:08pm

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RodeoSchro said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

RodeoSchro said: Read up on the logical operator "and" and "not" and then read the lyrics.



It's clear I'm in no danger of drinking that beer that I said I'd drink whenever you got a post 100% factually correct.

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take a logic class or ask someone who has if either line alows what I have said....

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #46 posted 02/12/20 1:58am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

Genesia said:


You reason like Trump.

come on now it is a light hearted topic about how he leaves a excape clause... and he does. That is basic logic...

"I will never cheat on you and then brag about it." Allows one to cheat as long as they do not ALSO brag.

"I will not have 10 woman and confuse that with my wealth" So he could have 10 woman and as long as he does confuse it with his wealth he has kept his word.....

As long as he give her first crack at geting down... even if he goes to someone else....he is good.

And again no need to bring in other drama... as one other has.

Honestly it would have been very funny to see someone raise these points with Prince when he was alive.

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Reply #47 posted 02/12/20 2:37am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

darkroman said:

Very clearly and obviously about monogamy!

That is the whole point of the song, 'The One'!


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that is part of why it sends a mixed message. Like i said in both lines he suggests he might have other woman or get down with someone else...

You should see the live performance of The Question of U/The One/ Fallin' in Omaha (Musicology Live 2004Ever). No mixed message there.

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Reply #48 posted 02/12/20 3:25am

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jaawwnn said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

come on now it is a light hearted topic about how he leaves a excape clause... and he does. That is basic logic...

"I will never cheat on you and then brag about it." Allows one to cheat as long as they do not ALSO brag.

"I will not have 10 woman and confuse that with my wealth" So he could have 10 woman and as long as he does confuse it with his wealth he has kept his word.....

As long as he give her first crack at geting down... even if he goes to someone else....he is good.

And again no need to bring in other drama... as one other has.

Honestly it would have been very funny to see someone raise these points with Prince when he was alive.

Ha... not me! And I was just trying to have a little fun... like sometimes I correct his grammar... But it is all in fun... I am sure he meant to say what some are saying...that he meant he would be faithful.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #49 posted 02/12/20 5:00am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



jaawwnn said:




OnlyNDaUsa said:





come on now it is a light hearted topic about how he leaves a excape clause... and he does. That is basic logic...

"I will never cheat on you and then brag about it." Allows one to cheat as long as they do not ALSO brag.

"I will not have 10 woman and confuse that with my wealth" So he could have 10 woman and as long as he does confuse it with his wealth he has kept his word.....

As long as he give her first crack at geting down... even if he goes to someone else....he is good.

And again no need to bring in other drama... as one other has.



Honestly it would have been very funny to see someone raise these points with Prince when he was alive.




Ha... not me! And I was just trying to have a little fun... like sometimes I correct his grammar... But it is all in fun... I am sure he meant to say what some are saying...that he meant he would be faithful.



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Reply #50 posted 02/12/20 6:32am

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A good general rule: "criticize ideas, not people."

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
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Reply #51 posted 02/12/20 12:04pm

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Genesia said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

If you say "I will never do this and that" you are free and clear to do one of them as much as you like and still keep your word. "I will not cheat on you and brag to my friends about it.." As long as I don't brag I kept my word... I get some have been the victim of a cheating spouse and thus constantly rage over others that do the same.. Or accuse others of such...but I'm not the one.


You reason like Trump.


spit lol lol

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Reply #52 posted 02/16/20 3:13pm

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Wasn’t this Mayte era? Mayte wrote and produced the video for The One, I think that speaks volumes..

“You might say that, for Prince, "The One" was Mayte Garcia, the first wife of the ladies' man who many believed would never settle down. Rarely one to give up control, Prince nonetheless followed her lead when making a video for the song of the same name, which appeared on 1998's Newpower Soul, an album credited to his backing band, the New Power Generation.”
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Reply #53 posted 02/16/20 3:21pm

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Spoiler alert: he was never faithful to her and the song was full of blatant lying anyway.
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Reply #54 posted 02/17/20 10:46am

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Lawd!

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Reply #55 posted 02/17/20 11:04am

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Wasn’t this Mayte era? Mayte wrote and produced the video for The One, I think that speaks volumes.. “You might say that, for Prince, "The One" was Mayte Garcia, the first wife of the ladies' man who many believed would never settle down. Rarely one to give up control, Prince nonetheless followed her lead when making a video for the song of the same name, which appeared on 1998's Newpower Soul, an album credited to his backing band, the New Power Generation.”

So, basically, Prince changed his name again to get out of a CONtract.

Is that what some here are saying?

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Reply #56 posted 02/18/20 11:09am

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I think he is implying he has 10 women but he won't confuse them with material wealth.

This song, IMO, is a power and wealth display more than a love song.

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Reply #57 posted 02/18/20 1:07pm

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It is amazing how many different things people can interpret into seemingly straightforward statements. Not to say that ANYONE is wrong. These bars being debated were completely straightforward to me. Oh well. Just goes to show how easy miscommunication is...

[Edited 2/18/20 13:09pm]

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Reply #58 posted 02/19/20 11:51am

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pdiddy2011 said:

It is amazing how many different things people can interpret into seemingly straightforward statements. Not to say that ANYONE is wrong. These bars being debated were completely straightforward to me. Oh well. Just goes to show how easy miscommunication is...

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Straightforward to say what? I mean, your take?

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Reply #59 posted 02/19/20 2:28pm

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pdiddy2011 said:

It is amazing how many different things people can interpret into seemingly straightforward statements. Not to say that ANYONE is wrong. These bars being debated were completely straightforward to me. Oh well. Just goes to show how easy miscommunication is...

[Edited 2/18/20 13:09pm]

Straightforward to say what? I mean, your take?



In each instance (and overall) he's saying that he's the one that will treat "his woman" like a queen. He'll buy her whatever she wants and he'll do everything she wants that pleases her. Pretty straightforward bragadocious r&b lyrics IMHO... in the vein of Babyface (Soon As I Come Home From Work)...

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