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Reply #120 posted 11/18/13 1:32pm

3rdeyedude

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nice to hear 3rdeyegirl creating some funk!!

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Reply #121 posted 11/18/13 1:32pm

IstenSzek

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these explanations are killing me lol this is looking more and more like the imdb forums

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sometimes what it sounds like is what it actually is.

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whenever anyone complains that prince's lyrics these days are like a 13 year old's, there

are people yelling "it's just a pop song, what do you want from prince" blablabla.

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now he tosses out this 'off the cuff' joint and all of a sudden we're supposed to open our

minds and read between the lines, because clearly prince is using clever metaphores on

us.

falloff

prince can be a dick, we all know that. this song is proof of that. if you have to clear up

the song title and mention that it's "not prejudicial", within 2 hours of it's release, you're

going to have to rethink your lyrics, no? or perhaps just admit that you're trying to stuff

a year's worth of doorbanging into a 3 minute ditty, just to cover your bases.

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literary analyses by those who could prattle over an hour about a man eating an orange,

as if that was somehow correllating to moby dick and melville's penis envy, what remains

is a lyric that any casual listener will interpret as spiteful, childish and ignorant.

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so instead of a press release about a new album, we got another mud slinger for our mid

november appetites.

yay!

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #122 posted 11/18/13 1:36pm

Javi

A shame. Prince has written many brilliant and inspiring lyrics. How has he ended up here? neutral

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Reply #123 posted 11/18/13 1:49pm

RodeoSchro

It has a "My Medallion" kind of funkifestation to it, IMO.

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Reply #124 posted 11/18/13 2:08pm

SuperFurryAnim
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Javi said:

A shame. Prince has written many brilliant and inspiring lyrics. How has he ended up here? neutral

the same man that wrote "Bambi"

What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #125 posted 11/18/13 2:10pm

theblueangel

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SuperSoulFighter said:

Is Twitter really the only way to hear it? Now I can only read the lyrics and judging from them, Prince's brain is still on vacation.

You don't have to be signed up with twitter to get the link and download the song. Just google "3rdeyegirl twitter" and then look at their twitter feed and find the link from this morning and find the link that starts with "we", right click and save as.

Then you too can be witness to The Homophobia Experience. wink

No confusion, no tears. No enemies, no fear. No sorrow, no pain. No ball, no chain.

Sex is not love. Love is not sex. Putting words in other people's mouths will only get you elected.

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Reply #126 posted 11/18/13 2:10pm

Dave1992

Prince has earned the right to say whatever the fuck he wants. Let him abuse people in his lyrics, let him be ignorant, let him be sarcastic, let him have a dark sense of humour, let him be bitter, let him make fun of the weak! Boo-hoo.

If he were to talk like this in a serious discussion, we could get our panties in a twist. But the fact is, he's not a politician, he's a musician. And the great thing about being a musician is, you don't have to give a single fuck about what people think about you and about how people react to what you say.


The jam is funky, and I like it when Prince does a Clarkson and stirs up a bit of controversy. Brings a bit of colour into our boring, politically correct lives.

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Reply #127 posted 11/18/13 2:14pm

thisisreece

SuperFurryAnimal said:

Javi said:

A shame. Prince has written many brilliant and inspiring lyrics. How has he ended up here? neutral

the same man that wrote "Bambi"

Bambi doesn't seem very judgemental. This - if the lyrics are as they seem (and I'm guessing they are) - does. It's the 'dirty' and the spitting neutral

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #128 posted 11/18/13 2:18pm

dJJ

I like the song. Feels very Prince as Prince.

Lyrics puzzles always are my favorite

And I did not interpret as having a go at lesbians at all.


hmmm hmmm


Does he really mean a girl, or a guy who looks like a girl???

And bearded girl reminded me of a girl who pretends to be girlfriend in order to cover up that mister is afraid to come out of the closet as gay.


Doe he mean dirty in a good way, like getting all sweaty and licking eachother everywhere and satisfying every body part that exist?

Or does he mean something ordain as the dirty world of mordern politics?

The bourgeoisie is the upper class being all content with themselves whilst leeching of the poor and middle class.



And yes he feels betrayed, but is it a romantic betrayel of is it the governmental betrayel that is dissapointing?

You know, the democrats or the republicans are all the samen, politicians getting rich at the cost of the people's health. It's just another puppet with a different wig in the administration.



Who is this song about?

For who did he write this song?

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #129 posted 11/18/13 2:27pm

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RodeoSchro said:

It has a "My Medallion" kind of funkifestation to it, IMO.


Ditto. Insaidbthe same thing. I felt it in seconds.
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Reply #130 posted 11/18/13 2:27pm

Cinny

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Byron said:

BobGeorge909 said:

Genesia said: That's how I see it. She doing wrong...dirty. Dirty ball players aren't gay....they're dirty...doing wrong...cheating. CIA...sneaky...doing wrong on the sly... People read WAAAAY to much into sum of this stuff. [Edited 11/18/13 12:26pm]


He says "last time i checked you said you left the dirty world"...


When he says "world", it doesn't sound like he's talking about a singular act...sounds more like he's talking about a lifestyle.

Exactly. Prince is also not one to be speaking down on CHEATING, lawd!

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Reply #131 posted 11/18/13 2:31pm

SuperSoulFight
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Okay, I've heared it. I like it! It's funkier than anything he's put out so far!
And as for the lyrics, so they're about a man who realizes the woman he has his eyes on, prefers other women... Big deal. I'm not gonna lose any sleep over that...
[Edited 11/18/13 14:35pm]
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Reply #132 posted 11/18/13 2:36pm

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SuperSoulFighter said:

Okay, I've heared it. I like it! It's funkier than anything he's put out so far!
And as for the lyrics, so they're about a man who realizes the woman who he has his eyes on, prefers other women... Big deal. I'm not gonna lose any sleep over that...

Yeah. Its like Bambi with sum stank on it.
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Reply #133 posted 11/18/13 2:49pm

SpiritOtter

Is the "bearded girl" reference perhaps referring to the female decoy/lookalike in the Breakfast Can Wait video, namely the dance director/choreographer who appeared to be especially 'made up' to resemble "Andy Allo" impersonating Prince?

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Reply #134 posted 11/18/13 2:51pm

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SpiritOtter said:Is the "bearded girl" reference perhaps referring to the female decoy/lookalike in the Breakfast Can Wait video, namely the dance director/choreographer who appeared to be especially 'made up' to resemble "Andy Allo" impersonating Prince? maybe she needs a good bikini wax!!! nod
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Reply #135 posted 11/18/13 2:55pm

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SpiritOtter said:

Is the "bearded girl" reference perhaps referring to the female decoy/lookalike in the Breakfast Can Wait video, namely the dance director/choreographer who appeared to be especially 'made up' to resemble "Andy Allo" impersonating Prince?


U always know how to make mud out of clear water! wink
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Reply #136 posted 11/18/13 3:08pm

XxAxX

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lol bearded lady giggle

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Reply #137 posted 11/18/13 3:11pm

dJJ

SpiritOtter said:

Is the "bearded girl" reference perhaps referring to the female decoy/lookalike in the Breakfast Can Wait video, namely the dance director/choreographer who appeared to be especially 'made up' to resemble "Andy Allo" impersonating Prince?



That makes sense.

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #138 posted 11/18/13 3:25pm

mrsrogers

What does he mean when he says no mammals were harmed during the recording of this track??? (refferring to his last tweet )
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Reply #139 posted 11/18/13 4:03pm

XxAxX

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mrsrogers said:

What does he mean when he says no mammals were harmed during the recording of this track??? (refferring to his last tweet )

pancakes, but NO sausages

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Reply #140 posted 11/18/13 4:06pm

BobGeorge909

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I must confess....

Until today...I always figured a bearded lady was this...


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Reply #141 posted 11/18/13 4:15pm

Revolution

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I do agree that he's coming down on the lesbian lifestyle..."Dirty World" "Undercover like the CIA" = Eating Snatch under the Covers"Bearded Lady" - THE Snatch"A Dozen Razor Blades a Memory" = HAIRY "Bearded" Snatch"Slippery Lips" = Shaved
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #142 posted 11/18/13 4:20pm

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i'm turned off by the lyrics of this song too. They seem very judgmental. when he posted the title of the song on twitter i hoped that perhaps the song wasn't personal but reflected the views of "Da Bourgeoisie". Only prince can clarify what he meant but I doubt he does. He should know that only God can judge and I tweeted that to him this morning. The song can have various meanings so at least it has sparked discussion. maybe that was the point who knows

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Reply #143 posted 11/18/13 4:39pm

ThomasBjj

I guess by looking in the mirror that i should be offended by the outtake "Work that fat" since we are taking his lyrics so seriously.

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Reply #144 posted 11/18/13 4:53pm

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SuperSoulFighter said:

Okay, I've heared it. I like it! It's funkier than anything he's put out so far! And as for the lyrics, so they're about a man who realizes the woman he has his eyes on, prefers other women... Big deal. I'm not gonna lose any sleep over that... [Edited 11/18/13 14:35pm]

Regardless of whether or not you find the lyrics to be offensive (I'm not offended, per se, because nothing really offends me, but I do find much of them distasteful, juvenile, and ignorant), please understand that nobody has an issue with this song because it's about a woman whom he has eyes on preferring another woman.

The issue is the numerous degrading comments he makes towards women who prefer women. Huge difference.

No confusion, no tears. No enemies, no fear. No sorrow, no pain. No ball, no chain.

Sex is not love. Love is not sex. Putting words in other people's mouths will only get you elected.

Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamine.
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Reply #145 posted 11/18/13 4:56pm

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ThomasBjj said:

I guess by looking in the mirror that i should be offended by the outtake "Work that fat" since we are taking his lyrics so seriously.

Did't that song have something to do with Rosie leaving the band? I've heard that several times, but I don't know if it's accurate or not.

Either way, lyrics have meaning and people can certainly choose to take them seriously.

If this song had been written by a white man, and it was about a white woman who left him for a black man, and the song was riddled with silly, ignorant stereotypes and racist comments ... most people would find that distasteful. This is no different.

No confusion, no tears. No enemies, no fear. No sorrow, no pain. No ball, no chain.

Sex is not love. Love is not sex. Putting words in other people's mouths will only get you elected.

Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamine.
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Reply #146 posted 11/18/13 5:08pm

TrevorAyer

this song sucks ass thru a straw !!! it is horrible .. who the hell is this idiot pretending to be muther fuckin prince .. this shit is worse than screwdriver ... the real prince would never come up with crap this bad ... ima rate this a tripple flush .. so much poo in the song its gonna take 3 flushes to get it all down .. please prince .. JUST STOP !!!

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Reply #147 posted 11/18/13 5:09pm

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Being a Prince fan really drives the point home for me that I'd never want to be famous. People are so quick to judge you and assume the worst about you. It's really disgusting and somewhat frightening.

I agree with others who think the song is about feeling betrayed/played after being cheated on. The references to a "bearded lady" and a "dirty world" sound like he is talking about a "freak" in the sense of a promiscuous woman who has no sense of what it is to be faithful -- she'll sleep with anyone and everyone. Also, a "beard" could be a metaphor for the idea that the woman was "disgusing" her true self around him -- pretending to be faithful, while sneaking around behind his back.

Are the lyrics bitter? You bet they are. I know that if I had a girlfriend and found out she was cheating on me, my reaction (at least initially) would be harsh and spiteful. I think that's human nature.

[Edited 11/18/13 17:16pm]

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Reply #148 posted 11/18/13 5:12pm

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flipped off to the haters IM DIGGING THIS FUNKYASS TRACK!,,
Stand Up! Everybody, this is your life!
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Reply #149 posted 11/18/13 5:15pm

luvparade

Since checking checking this site for a while I've noticed many discussions of song lyrics these last few years and how people don't get it or understand what he is talking about. Usually, I just think whatever I think it's about and go with it regardless of what others say. It's about how the music makes you feel right? For the longest time I didn't know half of the real lyrics to Prince's songs. I didn't know they was some sort of dirty insinuations etc, I just loved hearing his music. So when people would make remarks about Prince being a sex addict or whatever I'd laugh since for me it was always the music that brought me in. Lots of lyrics and other things went way over my head. The point I'm trying to make is that sometimes what looks like something to someone, might not really be their intent or what's actually happening. Check further, please don't assume.

For some reason the lyrics to this funky song didn't agree with me the for the first few listens. Well some do, a little here and there. When I first heard it, before I read the lyrics, it did come across as judgemental because of what I thought I was hearing. I wasn't sure if it was about a lesbian, something else, or if it was an assumption of someone betraying him.

Actually when I heard 'dirty world' it made me think about what someone said about me dancing once. I didn't know that the JW's disapproved of dancing .....or maybe it's just some type of dancing...like I was doing. Hearing Prince play live made me dance to what I thought was the beat, or at least the beat that I heard. I couldn't figure out why everyone else wasn't going crazy like me, how anyone could just stand there. Then I overheard some ladies talking in disgust about 'dirty dancing' as I walked by. So hearing dirty in today's song made me think that something different like dancing or something other than being a lesbian could be the subject.

If anyone thinks dancing is dirty please don't presume it is a calculated science. People move in strange and different ways and one person's 'dirty' is another person's expression of a beautiful listening experience. A suggestive move to you might really only be a reaction to a funky cord or guitar riff to someone else. I just hope that Prince would never assume that anything was dirty before knowing exactly what was going on. Sometimes I think he makes lyrics out of ideas or something he sees, not necessarily something that is really happening or that he knows for a fact. Unless he tells us we might never know. I don't think he'd call anyone dirty because of their sexual orientation. But I don't know and I don't want to assume but I really don't think that he'd make lesbians the subject of a song at this point.

Usually there's enough discription in his songs that I can be satisfied I know what he is talking about. This one I'm not sure of, I like the sound but the flow of the song seems interrupted. Maybe he's not really be sure of something that's happened and is assuming causing static.

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