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Thread started 02/08/13 11:30am

fambam93

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What's your favorite Prince lyric ever?

There are so many fantastic Prince lyrics out there that make me think, get inspired, or even bring me to tears. But if I could only pick one line to be my all time personal favorite, I would have to go with "The opposite of NATO is Otan" (Or Oten). I think it's a line that is commonly overlooked and not really appreciated for its depth and the incredible thought that's put into it.

So! If you could only choose one line from any Prince song (or video) to be your personal favorite Prince line ever, what would it ultimately have to be?

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Reply #1 posted 02/08/13 11:46am

controversy99

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From the album 1999:

"Whatever U heard about me is true
I change the rules and do what I wanna do
I'm in love with God, he's the only way
'Cuz U and I know we gotta die some day
If U think I'm crazy, you're probably right
But I'm gonna have fun every motherfuckin' night
If U like 2 fight, you're a double-drag fool
I'm goin' 2 another life, how 'bout U?"

That immediately comes to mind. It's like a mission statement, saying I'm gonna come strong, have fun, and blow your mind with this slamming electro-pop-funk.

Funny thing is I'm not very religious, and Let's Pretend We're Married isn't one of my favorite songs. But that section kind of functions as an interlude between Married and DMSR. And you'll notice from screen name, that 1999 is one of my favorites.


"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #2 posted 02/08/13 11:55am

novabrkr

fambam93 said:

There are so many fantastic Prince lyrics out there that make me think, get inspired, or even bring me to tears. But if I could only pick one line to be my all time personal favorite, I would have to go with "The opposite of NATO is Otan" (Or Oten). I think it's a line that is commonly overlooked and not really appreciated for its depth and the incredible thought that's put into it.

So! If you could only choose one line from any Prince song (or video) to be your personal favorite Prince line ever, what would it ultimately have to be?

eek

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Reply #3 posted 02/08/13 11:58am

novabrkr

"I've had my eyes on you

ever since you walked in the room
c'mon and take my hand

don't try to understand
nothing can stop us now

I'm gonna show you how"

shrug

Brilliant.

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Reply #4 posted 02/08/13 12:00pm

fambam93

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novabrkr said:

"I've had my eyes on you

ever since you walked in the room
c'mon and take my hand

don't try to understand
nothing can stop us now

I'm gonna show you how"

shrug

Brilliant.

eek

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Reply #5 posted 02/08/13 12:06pm

controversy99

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novabrkr said:

"I've had my eyes on you

ever since you walked in the room
c'mon and take my hand

don't try to understand
nothing can stop us now

I'm gonna show you how"

shrug

Brilliant.

and funky

that song will get the party bumpin.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #6 posted 02/08/13 12:11pm

vainandy

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I'll jack u off.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #7 posted 02/08/13 1:06pm

soulyacolia

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Did u get the tape I sent u?
Thought it'd be better in a song
Better than the used condom u sent me
Baby that was wrong
if you've gotta pay for things that you've done wrong I've gotta big bill coming at the end of the day- Gil Scott Heron

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Reply #8 posted 02/08/13 1:23pm

teiemka

controversy99 said:

From the album 1999:

"Whatever U heard about me is true
I change the rules and do what I wanna do
I'm in love with God, he's the only way
'Cuz U and I know we gotta die some day
If U think I'm crazy, you're probably right
But I'm gonna have fun every motherfuckin' night
If U like 2 fight, you're a double-drag fool
I'm goin' 2 another life, how 'bout U?"

That immediately comes to mind. It's like a mission statement, saying I'm gonna come strong, have fun, and blow your mind with this slamming electro-pop-funk.

Funny thing is I'm not very religious, and Let's Pretend We're Married isn't one of my favorite songs. But that section kind of functions as an interlude between Married and DMSR. And you'll notice from screen name, that 1999 is one of my favorites.


Same song different line

"I sincerely want to fuck the taste out of your mouth" oral

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Reply #9 posted 02/08/13 2:46pm

KeithyT

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The rain sounds so cool,
When it hits the barn roof,
And the horses wonder who you are,
The thunder drowns out what the lightning sees,
And you feel like a movie star.

cool
Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #10 posted 02/08/13 3:09pm

Gunsnhalen

Hmm hard to pick just one but these are some of my favorites

''If I came back as a dolphin
Would U listen 2 me then?
Would U let me be your friend?
Would U let me in?
U can cut off all my fins
But 2 your ways I will not bend
I'll die before I let U tell me how 2 swim
And I'll come back again as a dolphin''


"All the poets and the part time singers always hang inside...live music from a band plays a song called Soul Psycehdelicide"

''

Hurricane Annie ripped the ceiling of a church
And killed everyone inside
U turn on the telly and every other story
Is tellin' U somebody died
Sister killed her baby cuz she could afford 2 feed it
And we're sending people 2 the moon
In September my cousin tried reefer 4 the very first time
Now he's doing horse, it's June

It's silly, no?
When a rocket blows
And everybody still wants 2 fly
Some say a man ain't happy, truly
Until a man truly dies
Oh why, oh why, Sign O the Times''

''You are my hero, you are my future (No past) When I am with you, I have no past Oh baby

my one and only desire (Make this feelin' last)Is find some way in this doggone world (Sugar it's true) To make this feelin' last (I know I do)''

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #11 posted 02/08/13 3:10pm

Gunsnhalen

Oh and can't forget this cool

''He didn’t like living alone
The house where he lived had many hallways
It was a long walk 2 his bedroom
Because 2 him each hallway represented an emotion
Every one vastly different from the next
One day while she was with him
He decided 2 name each one
She walked by his side, one hand on his thigh
No – she was sort of half a step behind him
Yeah, the grip on his thigh intensified
As they walked slowly through the corridor
He named the hallway “Lust”
And as they passed through the next one
He named it “Fear”
The grip she now loosened
So he walked faster
Her hands now trembling
She let dropped 2 her side as he wrote the word “Insecurity”
He looked into her eyes and smiled a demon smile
And quickly walked onto the next
Corridor after corridor
He named almost all when suddenly… he stopped
He picked up the word “Hate”
She was gone
So he picked up another – “Pain”

On the verge of a breakdown
What is life without love?
It’s hell, Computer Blue!''

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #12 posted 02/08/13 3:16pm

TheFreakerFant
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There are many (think Prince is way underrated as a lyricist) but love the lyrics to Inalargeroomwithnolight:

In A Large Room With No Light

Lana drew a picture in school 2day
One that made her mother cry
A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand

Standing by a child with no eyes
Washington reaction based upon revenge
Babies blown 2 kingdom come

Damn the logic
Cartoon characters look better when they're on the run
Danny dropped the dime on his girlfriend

He said he didn't wanna go 2 jail alone
The seed lives in the same mind

With the thought that says we all should be stoned
And people lookin' 4 angels in the sky

Whenever they're broken-hearted
Love is grown, seeds are sown
A fire don't burn unless it's started
Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light'
A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
That aren't right
Everytime U wake up there's a little motherfucker
Talkin' big stuff in your face (Are U happy')
U only get the kind of people that open their mouth
just 2 swap feet
Welcome 2 the rat race
Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light'
A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
That aren't right

Oh, if U could just pass your history class
Maybe life would be alright
Until then U'll be lookin' 4 a penny

In a large room with no light
Yeah!
Life {repeat 2 fade}

Also like the funny lyric from Raspberry Beret:

She walked in through the out door, out door

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Reply #13 posted 02/08/13 3:26pm

Marrk

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If God one day struck me blind, your beauty i'd still see. Loves too weak to define just what you mean to me.

My choice for today.

smile

[Edited 2/8/13 15:27pm]

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #14 posted 02/08/13 3:42pm

SynthiaRose

There are so many!

She took off her dress.

I took a peak

While thunderstorms played hide and seek

I begged for a kiss.

She gave me seven! razz

Our lips touched ..and it feels like heaven.

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Reply #15 posted 02/08/13 3:43pm

donnyenglish

Did you ever find a reason, why you had to die?
Or did you just plan on leaving, without wondering why?
Was it everything it seemed.
Did it feel like a dream.
Did you feel redeemed.


Made my eyes water when I first heard it at Paisley Park during the Celebration. That song changed my life. All of the lyrics to that song are profound. That song is his defining piece of work.
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Reply #16 posted 02/08/13 3:49pm

SynthiaRose

So long have I gazed into your eyes

Wondering what they would look like on a newborn child.

I cannot lie.... when my hand is on your thighs

I'm thinking isn't it a MIRACLE that life comes from inside

:chills: sad

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Reply #17 posted 02/08/13 3:52pm

SuperFurryAnim
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Shes always in my hair (love song and love lyrics)

Days o Wild (crazy Prince lyrics = always good)

new one "Screwdriver" (try using lines from that one to pickup chicks)

Lady Cab Driver (when he goes off..like crazy Prince)

3rd Eye (deep thinker)

What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #18 posted 02/08/13 3:53pm

SynthiaRose

donnyenglish said:

Did you ever find a reason, why you had to die? Or did you just plan on leaving, without wondering why? Was it everything it seemed. Did it feel like a dream. Did you feel redeemed. Made my eyes water when I first heard it at Paisley Park during the Celebration. That song changed my life. All of the lyrics to that song are profound. That song is his defining piece of work.

OMG! Love that! Beautiful.

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Reply #19 posted 02/08/13 4:36pm

skywalker

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"Every time I comb my hair, thoughts of U get in my eyes.

Ur a sinner? I don't care. I just want UR creamy thighs."

"New Power slide...."
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Reply #20 posted 02/08/13 4:40pm

ganesh

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I guess it Must be from "Adore"

" Until the end of time, I'll be there for you

If God one day struck me blind

Your beauty I'll still see

Love's too weak to define

Just what you mean to me"

I'll give you my heart

I'll give you my mind

I'll give you my body

I'll give you my time"

From Dolphin as well

''If I came back as a dolphin
Would U listen 2 me then?
Would U let me be your friend?
Would U let me in?
U can cut off all my fins
But 2 your ways I will not bend
I'll die before I let U tell me how 2 swim
And I'll come back again as a dolphin''

And if the devils come dressed as light

Maybe they gonna fool the untrained mind, but nobody I know gonna bite"

The only Love there is, is the Love we make

We make our own way to heaven everyday
"The only Love there is, is the Love we make"
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Reply #21 posted 02/08/13 5:00pm

controversy99

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KeithyT said:

The rain sounds so cool, When it hits the barn roof, And the horses wonder who you are, The thunder drowns out what the lightning sees, And you feel like a movie star. cool

Good choice. That song is packed full of good lyrics.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #22 posted 02/08/13 8:40pm

aardvark15

skywalker said:

"Every time I comb my hair, thoughts of U get in my eyes.

Ur a sinner? I don't care. I just want UR creamy thighs."

This nod nod nod

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Reply #23 posted 02/08/13 9:48pm

micv

No question: I guess I should have known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn't last...
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Reply #24 posted 02/08/13 9:56pm

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U could burn up my clothes, smash up my ride...well maybe not the ride...

blunt music She has robes and she has monkeys, lazy diamond studded flunkies.... music blunt
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Reply #25 posted 02/09/13 2:37am

SuperSoulFight
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Maybe I'm just 2 demanding...
And the one below
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Reply #26 posted 02/09/13 2:40am

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soulyacolia said:

Did u get the tape I sent u?
Thought it'd be better in a song
Better than the used condom u sent me
Baby that was wrong

I would put that one right on top of the list worst lyrics he ever wrote in one of the worst tunes he ever wrote! The rest of The Truth is allright. The title track has a pretty strong opening line:
What if half the things ever said turned out 2 be a lie
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Reply #27 posted 02/09/13 3:13am

leerix

Could you please provide your own interpretation for those lines? Thank you. I'm just curious as I'm not sure what he meant by saying that.

fambam93 said:

"The opposite of NATO is Otan" (Or Oten). I think it's a line that is commonly overlooked and not really appreciated for its depth and the incredible thought that's put into it.

[Edited 2/9/13 3:13am]

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Reply #28 posted 02/09/13 4:22am

ZsaZsaJackson

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I want 2 save her
I want 2 watch
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Reply #29 posted 02/09/13 4:37am

ZsaZsaJackson

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I love U, baby
But not like I love my guitar
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