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Thread started 08/03/21 9:29am

funkbabyandthe
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lines in prince songs you wish were not there

i loved the W2A version of when she comes until i heard the line 'dont act like yo ish dont stink'

this is a seduction song?! lol

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Reply #1 posted 08/03/21 9:32am

SantanaMaitrey
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The first one that comes to mind is from eye Hate U: I hope U have some baby if not boo hoo. Boo hoo? Is that the best you could think of? For the rest it's a great song. And I agree with your example, I also found that strange.
If you take any of this seriously, you're a bigger tool than I am.
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Reply #2 posted 08/03/21 9:41am

PJMcGee

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Damn U

The whole song, pretty much. A cringe fest.
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Reply #3 posted 08/03/21 9:44am

funkbabyandthe
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PJMcGee said:

Damn U The whole song, pretty much. A cringe fest.

ouch! i dont mind damn u, but i love the music, its just the lyrics arent as beautiful as the music, theyre a bit facile.

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Reply #4 posted 08/03/21 9:44am

funkbabyandthe
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SantanaMaitreya said:

The first one that comes to mind is from eye Hate U: I hope U have some baby if not boo hoo. Boo hoo? Is that the best you could think of? For the rest it's a great song. And I agree with your example, I also found that strange.

lol. i thought the boo hoo line fit the slightly soap opera-ish, trashy erotic drama vibe of the song.

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Reply #5 posted 08/03/21 10:11am

InThisBedIDrea
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"If you wanna get creamy, I'm the one you wanna c", feeling ill

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Reply #6 posted 08/03/21 10:20am

emesem

"Don't look now, but there's a river of blood
You must have been a virgin
What am I guilty of?
Oh no (Oh no)"


pretty much all of "I Like It There"


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Reply #7 posted 08/03/21 10:41am

paraded

“You’d get beheaded in other lands” (the violence doesn’t fit the tone of the song at all)
“Accurate knowledge of Christ and the father will bring the everlasting now” (‘accurate knowledge’ has got to be the weirdest and least exciting phrase ever put in a chorus of a song)
“When she’s making love it’s like surgery” (enough said)
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Reply #8 posted 08/03/21 11:19am

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paraded said:

“You’d get beheaded in other lands” (the violence doesn’t fit the tone of the song at all)
“Accurate knowledge of Christ and the father will bring the everlasting now” (‘accurate knowledge’ has got to be the weirdest and least exciting phrase ever put in a chorus of a song)
“When she’s making love it’s like surgery” (enough said)

The worst part is that the violence does fit the tone of the song, because he also sings: "dressed like that somebody's gonna get her". As if a girl wearing a short skirt is asking to get raped. It also makes me think of Lolita where he sings: "you'll never make a cheater out of me." These songs portray him as a good man and the girl who tries to seduce him as evil. And everything that happens to her is her own fault. I love these two albums, but I always found this part a little disturbing to say the least. After Prince became a JW, he had some pretty strange beliefs.
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Reply #9 posted 08/03/21 11:50am

mrjj71

Without a doubt,this line from Dinner with Delores...

"Dinner with Delores
Must be some kind of sin
Like a Brontosaurus
She was packin' it in"

Makes me cringe every time

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Reply #10 posted 08/03/21 12:32pm

PJMcGee

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I love that he rhymed Delores and brontosaurus.
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Reply #11 posted 08/03/21 12:50pm

SoulAlive

emesem said:

"Don't look now, but there's a river of blood
You must have been a virgin
What am I guilty of?
Oh no (Oh no)"

yeah,this line is...odd confused

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Reply #12 posted 08/03/21 1:12pm

funkbabyandthe
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mrjj71 said:

Without a doubt,this line from Dinner with Delores...

"Dinner with Delores
Must be some kind of sin
Like a Brontosaurus
She was packin' it in"

Makes me cringe every time

lol i dont mind this one too much, just cos the whole song paints a not so nice POV of delores, so these lines fit the song overall.

its when a weird comes in from nowhere that ruins the song for me

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Reply #13 posted 08/03/21 1:20pm

mrjj71

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:



mrjj71 said:


Without a doubt,this line from Dinner with Delores...



"Dinner with Delores
Must be some kind of sin
Like a Brontosaurus
She was packin' it in"



Makes me cringe every time




lol i dont mind this one too much, just cos the whole song paints a not so nice POV of delores, so these lines fit the song overall.



its when a weird comes in from nowhere that ruins the song for me



That's fair enough,it just really grates me.
The word Brontosaurus should never be in a song haha!😂
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Reply #14 posted 08/03/21 1:25pm

Blondies1973

Compassion. Just that word in the song, as a chorus. Don’t know why, I just find it silly.

Champagne from a glass with chocolate handles. Why on earth? P didn’t drink, obviously.
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Reply #15 posted 08/03/21 1:27pm

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Future Baby Mama is a very nice song but the lyrics are pretty damn savage in relation to his past marriages.


If U're lookin 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard - Plant some Peace Flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards.
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Reply #16 posted 08/03/21 1:35pm

delirious

"And every time you catch her singin' in the shower
You should go and get a flower
Don't matter what the hour
Just rub it on her back, rub it on her back, rub it on her back"

[Edited 8/3/21 13:35pm]

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Reply #17 posted 08/03/21 1:54pm

BlueShakooo

"Sex in the summer, getting it on
Give me that number, we can party all night long
Checking for bikinis, laying in the sand
Rub it like a genie, living while we can"

"W-w-w-dot-emale-dot-com"

"Do it like she like it
So your baby don't want to sleep around
Give her what she want when she want
When it come to you, she down"

"Let's go down to the holy river
If we drown then we'll be delivered"

These are songs that I actually like, but the chorus lyrics are just stupid IMO.

And I love "Deliverance", but the opening line "This is not religion, but common sense" is just ridiculous to me.

I almost forgot:
"The year is 2020 and there's no more fear" 😄
[Edited 8/3/21 14:02pm]
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Reply #18 posted 08/03/21 2:58pm

ForbiddenFruit

Spirits come and spirits go
Some stick around for the after show

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Reply #19 posted 08/03/21 3:03pm

jdcxc

mrjj71 said:

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

lol i dont mind this one too much, just cos the whole song paints a not so nice POV of delores, so these lines fit the song overall.

its when a weird comes in from nowhere that ruins the song for me

That's fair enough,it just really grates me. The word Brontosaurus should never be in a song haha!😂

The whole song is a WB metaphor...WB (Delores) was a greedy, dated and boring dinosaur for creativity. Love the lyrics as a whole.

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Reply #20 posted 08/03/21 3:07pm

jdcxc

Love the song "She Loves Me 4 Me" but these lyrics are cringy:

"This one I can take over my mamma's house
And I don't have to worry what goes in and out her mouth
All she needs is a little gratuity
She don't like no beef"

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Reply #21 posted 08/03/21 3:08pm

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Sex in the summer is def one of his dumbest but more than that, least convincing hooks ever.

The line in better with time though where it ends up with prince paying himself a compliment I think ruined the song

'And since only one of us
Still looks the same
Your words not mine, baby'

Wtf.
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Reply #22 posted 08/03/21 4:15pm

ThatWhiteDude

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I always found "she's the reason for my sexuality" a bit odd. It's kinda ambiguous, what exactly does he mean? Does he like incest now, is she the reason he's a hypersexual person? Who knows.... lol

Also the line in the morning papers (It's one of my favorite songs, but this one line)

If he poured his heart into a glass
And offered it like wine
She could drink and be back in time neutral

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."

Poppys, Shanon319, Number23, Kares. #lifttheban
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Reply #23 posted 08/03/21 5:16pm

TraSoul82

"Leave your brothers and sisters in the sea."
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Reply #24 posted 08/03/21 5:36pm

purplepolitici
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That line in When She Comes makes me giggle. He was cute nuts.
For all time I am with you, you are with me.
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Reply #25 posted 08/03/21 5:45pm

paraded

SantanaMaitreya said:

paraded said:

“You’d get beheaded in other lands” (the violence doesn’t fit the tone of the song at all)
“Accurate knowledge of Christ and the father will bring the everlasting now” (‘accurate knowledge’ has got to be the weirdest and least exciting phrase ever put in a chorus of a song)
“When she’s making love it’s like surgery” (enough said)

The worst part is that the violence does fit the tone of the song, because he also sings: "dressed like that somebody's gonna get her". As if a girl wearing a short skirt is asking to get raped. It also makes me think of Lolita where he sings: "you'll never make a cheater out of me." These songs portray him as a good man and the girl who tries to seduce him as evil. And everything that happens to her is her own fault. I love these two albums, but I always found this part a little disturbing to say the least. After Prince became a JW, he had some pretty strange beliefs.

I agree. But by “tone” I meant the breezy, whimsical melody. Together the music and lyrics don’t really work ironically at all, don’t really have synergy, and so the violent lyrics come across as excessive and jarring.
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Reply #26 posted 08/04/21 1:28am

Dazza

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Insatiable: We'll erase the naught bits. I'll show my .... if you show your.....

Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #27 posted 08/04/21 2:10am

funkaholic1972

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The rape line in the original "Extralovable". I wouldn't really miss it if it weren't there and I would have had a pristine remastered version in my collection now... neutral

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #28 posted 08/04/21 2:25am

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jdcxc said:

Love the song "She Loves Me 4 Me" but these lyrics are cringy:

"This one I can take over my mamma's house
And I don't have to worry what goes in and out her mouth
All she needs is a little gratuity
She don't like no beef"

"She don't like no beef' is a joke.

He is saying she is a vegetarian but also beef means trouble. So he is saying she is no drama either.

It's a play on words.

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Reply #29 posted 08/04/21 3:33am

leecaldon

The lines in Extralovable and Lust U Always that meant they didn't get included on the 1999 boxset.

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