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Thread started 09/02/09 11:47am

dance4me3121

Arms of orion

I always disliked this song,maybe i thought it was boring. But 2day i listened 2 it and i loved it. But i never see it gettin much love on here.
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Reply #1 posted 09/02/09 12:18pm

joshmos

dance4me3121 said:

I always disliked this song,maybe i thought it was boring. But 2day i listened 2 it and i loved it. But i never see it gettin much love on here.



One of my all time favorite Prince songs and extremely underrated. People seem to hate it for some reason. Maybe it's the unabashed sentiment invoved, but I can't look up at the night sky and see the constellation Orion without singing this.

Gorgeous melody and Sheena and P's voices swirling around each other is heaven.
Purplehead
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Reply #2 posted 09/02/09 12:22pm

Shorty

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it def gets hate on here! but I've always loved it. I think it's beautiful.
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #3 posted 09/02/09 1:40pm

Orionforever

Our dog who died in June was named Orion..... I love this song.
Always have....
now when I hear it and the words "God only knows where you are
tonight"..... have a WHOLE new meaning for me.....

Its a very pretty song!!!!!
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Reply #4 posted 09/02/09 2:28pm

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I think the reason that some folks, myself included, don't like it is because of the overly schmaltzy and syrupy music. It sounds like a typical adult contemporary 80s ballad. Perhaps if he rerecorded the song with different music it might sound a bit better. I'd like to hear a simple piano and vocal version.
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Reply #5 posted 09/02/09 2:40pm

mzkqueen03

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[Edited 12/29/09 9:12am]
..She's Just A Baby..but she's my lady..my loveR..my only friend!..true love that will last!..PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND..WHAT SHE SEES IN AN OLDER MAN..they never stop 2 think that maybe i'm what she's looking 4..THEY NEVER TAKE THE TIME..2 look in her mind
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Reply #6 posted 09/02/09 4:10pm

Tame

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I always thought this song was pretty. It's always nice to hear when I get around to putting, "Batman," in. cool
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #7 posted 09/02/09 6:20pm

nurseV

It's a nice song that gets no love round here eek
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Reply #8 posted 09/02/09 6:29pm

mzsadii

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This song is a fav of mine. I think Sheena's and Prince's voices are nicely matched. I wish they had kept on recording, but that's what happens when lust gets in the way.
Prince's Sarah
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Reply #9 posted 09/02/09 7:04pm

HonestMan13

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It's a very pretty song but it's hard to fit it on a Prince Slow Jam Mixtape with his other slow jams. I think that's why it gets overlooked a lot. It's slow and pretty not slow and sexy!
When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
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Reply #10 posted 09/02/09 7:45pm

squirrelgrease

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Beautiful song.
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #11 posted 09/02/09 9:16pm

NibbleOnYaEar

cloud9 I like this song
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Reply #12 posted 09/02/09 9:34pm

sexxydancer

My least fave Prince song.redface
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Reply #13 posted 09/02/09 10:16pm

datdude

great song. shows his diversity even in ballads. every one doesn't have to be a "baby making" song like do me baby. others in this category would be Sweet Baby, Te Amo Corazon, etc.
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Reply #14 posted 09/02/09 11:37pm

netzverwalter

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one of my alltime favourites - just love the song ...
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Reply #15 posted 09/03/09 3:55am

FunkyDissCo

I find it extremely hard to think of a worse song he ever composed... sad
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Reply #16 posted 09/03/09 4:00am

PurpleDiamond2
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FunkyDissCo said:

I find it extremely hard to think of a worse song he ever composed... sad


i agree but I don't have a problem with the lyrics I think the words of the song are beautiful but the actual music is a no no it's too slow and sappy for me and it makes it really unbearable to listen to confused
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Reply #17 posted 09/03/09 5:00am

jcurley

rialb said:

I think the reason that some folks, myself included, don't like it is because of the overly schmaltzy and syrupy music. It sounds like a typical adult contemporary 80s ballad. Perhaps if he rerecorded the song with different music it might sound a bit better. I'd like to hear a simple piano and vocal version.


I like it simply because of that. However what it does highlight is that even when Prince takes a stab at something this mainstream people still reject it -he may as well carry on doing what he likes
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Reply #18 posted 09/03/09 12:26pm

gravity

always have and always will heart this song.
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Reply #19 posted 09/03/09 6:39pm

HonestMan13

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Has Prince ever performed it live?
When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
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Reply #20 posted 09/03/09 7:39pm

squirrelgrease

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HonestMan13 said:

Has Prince ever performed it live?


At least twice in 1993 on the Act II Tour.


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If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #21 posted 09/03/09 7:43pm

squirrelgrease

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Look at this crazy bastard:

If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #22 posted 09/05/09 6:17am

rialb

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squirrelgrease said:

Look at this crazy bastard:


Umm...that was...interesting? Actually I wouldn't mind seeing more of that. As I said earlier I think a simple piano and voice take on "The Arms Of Orion" might sound better than the album version.

squirrelgrease, the purple facts in your signature are fascinating! biggrin
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Reply #23 posted 09/05/09 6:23am

muirdo

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brilliant song
Fuck the funk - it's time to ditch the worn-out Vegas horns fills, pick up the geee-tar and finally ROCK THE MUTHA-FUCKER!! He hinted at this on Chaos, now it's time to step up and fully DELIVER!!
woot!
KrystleEyes 22/03/05
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Reply #24 posted 09/05/09 7:29am

Pentacle

FunkyDissCo said:

I find it extremely hard to think of a worse song he ever composed... sad


Slow Love? Diamonds And Pearls? Saviour? To name but three songs in the same genre.

The Arms Of Orion is one of his better melodies.
Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #25 posted 09/05/09 8:36am

Bohemian67

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It's a great slow song, not my favourite but a song I'll replay, as it's enjoyable.
"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #26 posted 09/05/09 9:50am

kanamit

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well if we compare it to the greatest romance ever sold ill or say Te amo corazon sick it is 10x better
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Reply #27 posted 09/05/09 3:37pm

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I LOVE The Arms Of Orion from the 1st day I bought the Batman album back in 1989!!!
I am but mad north-northwest
when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw
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Reply #28 posted 09/05/09 4:09pm

Bree8016

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i don't care for "Arms of Orion"... disbelief neutral
How can I stand 2 stay where I am? / Poor butterfly who don't understand.

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