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Reply #30 posted 05/28/20 8:11pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Spider

Ahhhh thats a good one. i recall off top of my head is The Word "Whose gonna save us when those spiders get next toy you...

What otehr songs? iif you recall

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Reply #31 posted 05/29/20 9:47am

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kingricefan said:

7


17



Absolutely! How can I forget that
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Reply #32 posted 05/29/20 9:48am

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dodger said:

Eyes
Thighs
Ass
Damn
Dead
Dance
Phone
Come
Wild
Prince



Great list
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Reply #33 posted 05/29/20 9:49am

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jazzz said:

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


Great list
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Reply #34 posted 05/29/20 9:49am

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Tourists.
(In the early 80s anyway.)
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Reply #35 posted 05/29/20 1:18pm

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Realized two more:

  • incense
  • candle(s)

[Edited 5/29/20 14:02pm]

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Reply #36 posted 05/29/20 2:01pm

PliablyPurple

Consistent theme in P's music? Pussy.

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Reply #37 posted 05/29/20 4:23pm

jazzz

LadyDivah said:

jazzz said:

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


Great list

Thx!
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Reply #38 posted 05/29/20 11:03pm

jazzz

LadyDivah said:

jazzz said:

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


Great list


Maybe some more:

Numbers
Weather (clouds, rain, sun, ...)
Women
[Edited 5/29/20 23:05pm]
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Reply #39 posted 05/30/20 1:21am

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PliablyPurple said:

Consistent theme in P's music? Pussy.


Control.
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Reply #40 posted 05/30/20 6:17am

poppys

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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?


Words and themes are not interchangeable - words are words and themes are themes. 100% disagree that a theme of Prince's music is domestic violence - that is just a big NO. You need to listen to more of his catalogue if you think that.

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Reply #41 posted 05/30/20 6:24am

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Owwwwwa.
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Reply #42 posted 05/30/20 9:47am

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SantanaMaitreya said:

PliablyPurple said:

Consistent theme in P's music? Pussy.

Control.

sure is!

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Reply #43 posted 05/30/20 9:53am

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poppys said:

LadyDivah said:

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?


Words and themes are not interchangeable - words are words and themes are themes. 100% disagree that a theme of Prince's music is domestic violence - that is just a big NO. You need to listen to more of his catalogue if you think that.

In the english language, the slash (/) is used to indicate "or" so you are correct in mentioning those two words not being interchangeable (as it was written). However, Prince does have songs where domestic violence is mentioned or referenced in his catalog.

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Reply #44 posted 05/30/20 11:29am

jazzz

LadyDivah said:

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]



Great thread, by the way. Thanks, really inspiring!
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Reply #45 posted 05/30/20 2:55pm

poppys

LadyDivah said:

poppys said:


Words and themes are not interchangeable - words are words and themes are themes. 100% disagree that a theme of Prince's music is domestic violence - that is just a big NO. You need to listen to more of his catalogue if you think that.


In the english language, the slash (/) is used to indicate "or" so you are correct in mentioning those two words not being interchangeable (as it was written). However, Prince does have songs where domestic violence is mentioned or referenced in his catalog.


I am saying that Domestic violence is not a Consistent Word or Theme Often Used in Prince's music. Now you changed the OP criteria to domestic violence being mentioned or referenced, which is a completely different statement. Which one is it?

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Reply #46 posted 05/30/20 7:19pm

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LadyDivah said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Spider

Ahhhh thats a good one. i recall off top of my head is The Word "Whose gonna save us when those spiders get next toy you...

What otehr songs? iif you recall


Dance On

The Word

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #47 posted 05/31/20 1:26pm

bsprout

Freedom/being free
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Reply #48 posted 05/31/20 9:12pm

LadyDivah

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jazzz said:

LadyDivah said:

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]

Great thread, by the way. Thanks, really inspiring!

Thank you biggrin

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Reply #49 posted 05/31/20 9:24pm

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poppys said:

LadyDivah said:


In the english language, the slash (/) is used to indicate "or" so you are correct in mentioning those two words not being interchangeable (as it was written). However, Prince does have songs where domestic violence is mentioned or referenced in his catalog.


I am saying that Domestic violence is not a Consistent Word or Theme Often Used in Prince's music. Now you changed the OP criteria to domestic violence being mentioned or referenced, which is a completely different statement. Which one is it?

Tomato, tomahto. Thank you for contributing to the thread!

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Reply #50 posted 06/01/20 4:02am

poppys

LadyDivah said:

poppys said:


I am saying that Domestic violence is not a Consistent Word or Theme Often Used in Prince's music. Now you changed the OP criteria to domestic violence being mentioned or referenced, which is a completely different statement. Which one is it?


Tomato, tomahto. Thank you for contributing to the thread!


Bullshit. You lost your own argument by deflection because - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is NOT a theme of Prince's music. You need to do better than that, especially on a site devoted to the man full of people who actually listen to his catalog. But you did get attention saying that.

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Reply #51 posted 06/01/20 4:07am

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poppys said:

LadyDivah said:


Tomato, tomahto. Thank you for contributing to the thread!


Bullshit. You lost your own argument by deflection because - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is NOT a theme of Prince's music. You need to do better than that, especially on a site devoted to the man full of people who actually listen to his catalog. But you did get attention saying that.

I can think of at least 2 songs that prominently feature lyrics about domestic violence.

[Edited 6/1/20 4:07am]

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Reply #52 posted 06/01/20 4:15am

poppys

Thibaut said:

poppys said:


Bullshit. You lost your own argument by deflection because - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is NOT a theme of Prince's music. You need to do better than that, especially on a site devoted to the man full of people who actually listen to his catalog. But you did get attention saying that.

I can think of at least 2 songs that prominently feature lyrics about domestic violence.


Exactly - 2 songs out of @ 1000 IS NOT A THEME. You have made my case.

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Reply #53 posted 06/01/20 9:20am

bsprout

Loneliness

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Reply #54 posted 06/01/20 1:42pm

TrivialPursuit

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I can't believe no one's brought up gun control or race.


We hear Prince talk about race from "Uptown" to "We March," "Baltimore," "Annie Christian," "Race," "Dance On," and more.

Gun control goes back to 1981 and all the way thru "Baltimore."

He also explores bisexuality or at least hints at it in things like "Anna Stasia," "Diamonds and Pearls," "Movie Star," etc.

Tons of drug references. "The Love We Make," "Now," "Lady Cab Driver," etc.

One theme throughout any of his songs about women is that he's always in a submissive state. He's rarely the aggressor. Rather, he's often asking her to initate things. He promises the thing he'll do to her and for her, and often it's a bargaining chip. "I'll do it so long, I swear I'll drink every ounce," "whisper a question, with my body I scream a reply." He even mentions love without sex a few times, like "Lady Cab Driver," and "Lovesexy." But in songs like "Automatic," "Do Me, Baby," "Insatiable," "Scandalous," "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad," "I Wanna Be Your Lover," and even "Sister", he's always in a position of the woman being in control. Think about "Head." It's the bride that corners him and blows him first. She says, "I wanna get undressed and go to bed." Then he complies and marries her. Sure, he's trying to woo her, but she's mostly got the upper hand in his songs.

[Edited 6/1/20 23:15pm]

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #55 posted 06/01/20 6:16pm

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poppys said:

LadyDivah said:


Tomato, tomahto. Thank you for contributing to the thread!


Bullshit. You lost your own argument by deflection because - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is NOT a theme of Prince's music. You need to do better than that, especially on a site devoted to the man full of people who actually listen to his catalog. But you did get attention saying that.

Ha! I didn't lose at all. I'm just not choosing to argue with you because i prefer to use my energy in other ways. I said what I said. Be blessed.

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

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Reply #56 posted 06/01/20 6:18pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I can't believe no one's brought up gun control or race.


We hear Prince talk about race from "Uptown" to "We March," "Baltimore," "Annie Christian," "Race," "Dance On," and more.

Gun control goes back to 1981 and all the way thru "Baltimore."

He also explores bisexuality or at least hints at it in things like "Anna Stasia," "Diamonds and Pearls," "Movie Star," etc.

Tons of drug references. "The Love We Make," "Now," "Lady Cab Driver," etc.

One theme throughout any of his songs about women is that he's always in a submissive state. He's rarely the aggressor. Rather, he's often asking her to initate things. He promises the thing he'll do to her and for her, and often it's a bargaining chip. "I'll do it so long, I swear I'll drink every ounce," "whisper a question, with my body I scream a reply." He even mentions love without sex a few times, like "Lady Cab Driver," and "Lovesexy." But in songs like "Automatic," "Do Me, Baby," "Insatiable," "Scandalous," "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad," "I Wanna Be Your Lover," and even "Sister", he's always in a position of the woman being in control. Think about "Head." It's the bride that corners him and blows him first. She says, "I wanna get undressed and go to be." Then he complies and marries her. Sure, he's trying to woo her, but she's mostly got the upper hand in his songs.

Love this.. thank you biggrin

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Reply #57 posted 06/02/20 2:55am

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Music as a metaphor for happiness and salvation.
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Reply #58 posted 06/02/20 8:29am

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yes

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Reply #59 posted 06/02/20 8:30am

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SantanaMaitreya said:

Music as a metaphor for happiness and salvation.

yes

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