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Reply #150 posted 11/18/13 5:41pm

V10LETBLUES

A big bowl of meh for me. Same o same o. I aint even bothered by the homophobia becasue it's such a forgetable throwaway. Whatever.

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Reply #151 posted 11/18/13 5:41pm

Frederick96

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bluefish said:

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]

Perfect....I agree

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Reply #152 posted 11/18/13 5:48pm

Byron

IstenSzek said:

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!


Agree withh the bolded parts...

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Reply #153 posted 11/18/13 6:08pm

Frederick96

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This is classic Prince doing what he does best...grabbing attention. And he loves that. He knows exactly what he is doing. Funky lil'gem of a tune

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Reply #154 posted 11/18/13 6:35pm

artist76

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^^ as to those bolded parts -
It's not unusual that a prince song title or lyric is not actually what it sounds like, or what the casual listener thinks it is. IIWYG, P Control, Sexy MF.
He's weird - most people wouldn't want to bring ire or disgust upon themselves by titling a song like that and having people/casual listeners bash him. We should know this by now - he's weird, likes to shock, and doesn't care about popular or casual opinion.

As to the unbolded parts by isten, I don't know what his point is, except to imply that other posters are feeble-minded and silly compared to him - pretty typical on the org, and the Internet in general where people can put down complete strangers from the anonymity of a computer.
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Reply #155 posted 11/18/13 6:54pm

brookinz

Really dig this tune! It's got a great flow to it!

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Reply #156 posted 11/18/13 7:12pm

mrsrogers

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flipped off to the haters IM DIGGING THIS FUNKYASS TRACK!,,

Me too... I love it.. he makes music. Who's to say that this is him who actually feels this way.. get your panties out of a bunch and move on... he doesn't give a crap about what we think.. you all should know that by now. He's not losing any sleep because you all are all huffy about a friggn song
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Reply #157 posted 11/18/13 7:12pm

thedance

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brookinz said:

Really dig this tune! It's got a great flow to it!

I wish I could hear that.....

I can't get into the song.... it's rather awful imho.. both the music and lyrics.. awful.... sad

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Reply #158 posted 11/18/13 7:21pm

Identity

Lyrically it's okay, his vocal execution is great, but overall the song is just another inconsequential effort.

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Reply #159 posted 11/18/13 7:40pm

2020

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What started as an awesome year has faded to become boring at years end

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #160 posted 11/18/13 7:43pm

EddieC

All right--now I've listened again. I enjoy the music, haven't actually worked out what all of the lyrics mean... I'm holding off on judging, for now. I'll probably continue to enjoy the music and performance--but there are songs where the lyrics keep me from ever enjoying them fully. (I'm actually confused by comments that say setting the lyrics aside, what do you think about the song?--unless the thing's an instrumental, I can't set the lyrics aside, at least not for a song in my own language. Even in a language I don't know, I'm constantly wondering how things work out, and try to get some idea of how the lyric works. Even in literally nonsense lyrics).

What's the "snatching little wigs" line? The lyrics given earlier don't seem to match up there.

I do like the feel of this track--and I think the "My Medallion" comparisons are apt. Always liked that one, too.

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Reply #161 posted 11/18/13 7:45pm

kewlschool

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I like this song. music

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #162 posted 11/18/13 8:15pm

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kewlschool said:

I like this song. music


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Reply #163 posted 11/18/13 8:50pm

mrsrogers

Question.. why is this thread a sticky now?? Remember im new so don't chew me out too bad for not knowing... lol thanks biggrin
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Reply #164 posted 11/18/13 9:03pm

djThunderfunk

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BobGeorge909 said:

SuperFurryAnimal said:

cabaret = stripper...dirty world

Hey now! no no no! don't be disrespecting our clothingly-challenged entertainers. The DWC community is very important.

falloff

Censorship is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it or how noble their motivation.
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Reply #165 posted 11/18/13 9:08pm

djThunderfunk

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NouveauDance said:

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falloff

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Reply #166 posted 11/18/13 9:11pm

djThunderfunk

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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.

If you can read this, you can read twitter.... and link to the file.

No?

confused

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Reply #167 posted 11/18/13 9:29pm

banishedones66
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http://www.drfunkenberry....um=twitter

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Reply #168 posted 11/18/13 9:35pm

djThunderfunk

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I would like to suggest that anybody that's mad at Prince should ask for their $ back for this track...

I'm sure he will give you a refund for 100% of what you paid.

wink

music

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Reply #169 posted 11/18/13 9:36pm

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V10LETBLUES said:

A big bowl of meh for me. Same o same o. I aint even bothered by the homophobia becasue it's such a forgetable throwaway. Whatever.



lol

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Reply #170 posted 11/18/13 9:48pm

AkaBakaSodaKra
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I'm not so inclined to believe the song is a put down or even about lesbians, that's just me.

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Reply #171 posted 11/18/13 10:09pm

XxAxX

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i still love the fact that we wake up one morning and there's a new song. just poof~! 2013 has been a lot of fun.

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Reply #172 posted 11/19/13 12:00am

coffeebreak

funky, controversial, free. i'1m satisfied music

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Reply #173 posted 11/19/13 12:31am

KCOOLMUZIQ

XxAxX said:

i still love the fact that we wake up one morning and there's a new song. just poof~! 2013 has been a lot of fun.

giggle

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #174 posted 11/19/13 1:32am

Nikademus

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NouveauDance said:

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spit

Facebook, I haz it - https://www.facebook.com/Nikster1969

Yer booteh maeks meh moodeh

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Reply #175 posted 11/19/13 1:57am

thedance

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2020 said:

What started as an awesome year has faded to become boring at years end

Oh my goodness..... what a cute and adorable picture.... heart lol lol lol lol lol

Ps. and 2020, you are absolutely right: 2013 is not a "big year" in Prince land............ neutral neutral neutral

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Reply #176 posted 11/19/13 1:58am

LadyZsaZsa

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EddieC said:

what's the "snatching little wigs" line?

"Snatching little wigs from another pucat, that's French"
Pucat is not a word. It's 2 of them. lol
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Reply #177 posted 11/19/13 2:50am

chopingard

Appart from the lyrics to this song I've loved this year to be honest. I've loved the music and the random distribution but as always horses for courses and I can understand the wish for a definitive statement of creativity like an album or DVD

I'm not trying to hate on nothing, I still feel positive about his playing his vocal delivery and even the random means of distrubition

Its just these lyrics do not sit well and they have at best ambiguously negative connotations

Understand I'm not calling Prince Homophobic i'm just saying that he's used at best ambiguously negative connotations

Of all people that should understand that language surrounding minority groups can be loaded it's Prince, Less we forget the history lesson on the seemingly innocent names given to decendents of former slaves in the song Family Names, Or for that fact any number of deconstructions of language surrounding race he has talked about in the last 17 years.

I take on board when somebody from a minority expresses that language has a diffrent connatation to them he should do the same.

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Reply #178 posted 11/19/13 2:56am

SpiritOtter

chopingard, I think Prince likes a little controversy, wouldn't you agree?

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Reply #179 posted 11/19/13 2:58am

bennett

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Frederick96 said:



bluefish said:


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]



Perfect....I agree

I agree. Prince has had a fascination with lesbians for years. Bambi, Loveleft Loveright, The One, Wendy and Lisa in the Revolution. He wants what he can't have. It seems to intrigue him. I think the song shows bitterness towards a cheating woman who he knows he can't truly have. He stated that the song is not prejudicial. The lyrics may not be overly sensitive but I don't believe they are homophobic. Besides, the groove is funky and addictive. I love it!
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