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Thread started 05/27/20 12:22pm

LadyDivah

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Consistent Words/Themes Often Used by Prince in His Songs

Of course I am enjoying the Sirius XM Prince channel for the month of May! I've always noticed his affinity towards different words/concepts/themes tht are mentioned throughout a lot of his songs, but this time I started to compile a list:

  • Doves
  • Dance/dancing
  • Pimps
  • Angels (usually crying)
  • Ass
  • Hair
  • Rain
  • Thunder
  • Funk
  • Sunshine
  • Water/bathtub
  • Domestic violence
  • Gemini references

I know there are a lot more - what do you notice?

[Edited 5/28/20 15:06pm]

[Edited 5/29/20 15:33pm]

"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #1 posted 05/27/20 12:45pm

LadyDivah

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  • spending money
  • cars

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"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

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Reply #2 posted 05/27/20 1:13pm

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Has anyone ran his lyrics through those word cloud generators? I'd bet there are some less obvious ones. I mean, the biggest one might be "love" or something generic like that but it would be interesting...

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Reply #3 posted 05/27/20 1:41pm

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Thundering Ass Hair Angel.

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Reply #4 posted 05/27/20 1:42pm

Phase3

Baby
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Reply #5 posted 05/27/20 1:51pm

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Well, based on the exclusion of a few tracks on the recent "1999" set, he used the theme of "Rape" at least two times too much... mad

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Reply #6 posted 05/27/20 2:30pm

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ThirdStrike said:

Well, based on the exclusion of a few tracks on the recent "1999" set, he used the theme of "Rape" at least two times too much... mad

Kinda underselling it here, if they were nothing more than "themes" they mighta been out already.

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Reply #7 posted 05/27/20 4:10pm

thedoorkeeper

Love.
I have a Prince playlist named Love.
All the songs have love in the title.
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Reply #8 posted 05/27/20 5:42pm

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He included references to God in quite a bit of his music, and how to treat others.
Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
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Reply #9 posted 05/27/20 7:00pm

RJP1205

Rivers
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Reply #10 posted 05/27/20 7:27pm

laytonian

"Am I qualified?"




Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #11 posted 05/28/20 1:12am

jazzz

Revolution/changing the system
Controversy
Gender play
Death
Colors
God
Love
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Reply #12 posted 05/28/20 7:14am

LadyDivah

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jazzz said:

Revolution/changing the system Controversy Gender play Death Colors God Love [Edited 5/28/20 1:13am]

Yes indeed!

"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #13 posted 05/28/20 7:15am

LadyDivah

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thedoorkeeper said:

Love. I have a Prince playlist named Love. All the songs have love in the title.

Nice! how many songs are on your list?

"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #14 posted 05/28/20 7:16am

LadyDivah

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laytonian said:

"Am I qualified?"




Yes! but when he did see himself as qualified... Prince's confidence in those songs consume you - whew!

"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #15 posted 05/28/20 7:17am

LadyDivah

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Phase3 said:

Baby

yessssss

"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #16 posted 05/28/20 7:18am

LadyDivah

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WhisperingDandelions said:

ThirdStrike said:

Well, based on the exclusion of a few tracks on the recent "1999" set, he used the theme of "Rape" at least two times too much... mad

Kinda underselling it here, if they were nothing more than "themes" they mighta been out already.

wow...how did I miss this? Can you specify songs in particular that I can listen to?

"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #17 posted 05/28/20 7:45am

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ThirdStrike said:

Well, based on the exclusion of a few tracks on the recent "1999" set, he used the theme of "Rape" at least two times too much... mad



Except he didn't because those were two songs Prince decided not to release. The only reason we even know about the existence of those songs is due to unauthorised leaks. Hardly qualifies as a 'consistent' word or theme then, does it?

Moreover, when Prince actually released the only official version of 'Extraloveable' he removed the lyric in question.


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[Edited 5/28/20 7:46am]
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Reply #18 posted 05/28/20 8:40am

kingricefan

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17

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Reply #19 posted 05/28/20 12:53pm

dodger

Eyes
Thighs
Ass
Damn
Dead
Dance
Phone
Come
Wild
Prince
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Reply #20 posted 05/28/20 1:01pm

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dualboot said:

Thundering Ass Hair Angel.

Loved their last album

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Reply #21 posted 05/28/20 1:38pm

looby

God and love.

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Reply #22 posted 05/28/20 1:58pm

thedoorkeeper

LadyDivah said:



thedoorkeeper said:


Love. I have a Prince playlist named Love. All the songs have love in the title.

Nice! how many songs are on your list?


20 songs.
It lasts around 90 minutes.
I call it the Love Collection.
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Reply #23 posted 05/28/20 2:13pm

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dualboot said:

Thundering Ass Hair Angel.


I think I rented that porno back in 1995.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #24 posted 05/28/20 3:00pm

LadyDivah

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TrivialPursuit said:

dualboot said:

Thundering Ass Hair Angel.


I think I rented that porno back in 1995.

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"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #25 posted 05/28/20 3:03pm

LadyDivah

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OperatingThetan said:

ThirdStrike said:

Well, based on the exclusion of a few tracks on the recent "1999" set, he used the theme of "Rape" at least two times too much... mad

Except he didn't because those were two songs Prince decided not to release. The only reason we even know about the existence of those songs is due to unauthorised leaks. Hardly qualifies as a 'consistent' word or theme then, does it? Moreover, when Prince actually released the only official version of 'Extraloveable' he removed the lyric in question. * [Edited 5/28/20 7:46am]

Thanks. I was more worried as much as I have listened to his music all these years these that i missed that in his lyrics lol

[Edited 5/28/20 15:05pm]

"Don't play me...I'm over 30 & I don't smoke weed...."

~LadyDivah
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Reply #26 posted 05/28/20 6:35pm

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LadyDivah said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

Kinda underselling it here, if they were nothing more than "themes" they mighta been out already.

wow...how did I miss this? Can you specify songs in particular that I can listen to?

"Extraloveable" original version 1982 and "Lust U Always" both use the word "rape" in the lyrics. Both are pretty great songs (at the very least musically) that you should probably be familiar with if you haven't heard already.

[Edited 5/28/20 18:38pm]

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Reply #27 posted 05/28/20 6:36pm

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OperatingThetan said:

ThirdStrike said:

Well, based on the exclusion of a few tracks on the recent "1999" set, he used the theme of "Rape" at least two times too much... mad

Except he didn't because those were two songs Prince decided not to release. The only reason we even know about the existence of those songs is due to unauthorised leaks. Hardly qualifies as a 'consistent' word or theme then, does it? Moreover, when Prince actually released the only official version of 'Extraloveable' he removed the lyric in question. * [Edited 5/28/20 7:46am]

He still recorded them. He "decided not to release" a ton of stuff that is regularly discussed/name-dropped here on a routine basis.

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Reply #28 posted 05/28/20 6:50pm

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Spider

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #29 posted 05/28/20 8:10pm

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[Edited 5/28/20 20:14pm]

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