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Reply #30 posted 10/05/16 2:05pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



anangellooksdown said:




TrivialPursuit said:


PS The sharpie writing on the back seems to say "Stay cool, don't w b no square", "w b" possibly being shorthand for "worry 'bout".





Yes - or:



"Stay Cool


don't u b no square"




OHHH, that makes more sense. I'll go w/ that.



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Reply #31 posted 10/05/16 2:07pm

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Thank you to oceancrayon for posting that great picture. 💜
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Reply #32 posted 10/05/16 2:09pm

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0uterageous said:

if i had to guess what it would sound like judging by the playful lyrics...it would be a cross between Stare/Feel good, feel better / Love like Jazz. Also I can just imagine his dreamy and seductive voice cloud9


As soon as I read them, the lyric flow reminded me of Stare.

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Reply #33 posted 10/05/16 2:25pm

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Do you guys sometimes forget, for just a split second?

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I read those lyrics and immediately started wondering what it would sound like and if/when he might release it and what project it would be, if any. Just like I always have.

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Then...I remembered. And I got really sad all over again. This is going to be a long process, and in the grand scheme of things 5 months isn't very much time.

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Reply #34 posted 10/05/16 2:45pm

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renfield said:

Do you guys sometimes forget, for just a split second?


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I read those lyrics and immediately started wondering what it would sound like and if/when he might release it and what project it would be, if any. Just like I always have.


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Then...I remembered. And I got really sad all over again. This is going to be a long process, and in the grand scheme of things 5 months isn't very much time.

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Yeah I do.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #35 posted 10/05/16 2:47pm

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renfield said:

Do you guys sometimes forget, for just a split second?

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I read those lyrics and immediately started wondering what it would sound like and if/when he might release it and what project it would be, if any. Just like I always have.

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Then...I remembered. And I got really sad all over again. This is going to be a long process, and in the grand scheme of things 5 months isn't very much time.


Like a knife to the heart.

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Reply #36 posted 10/05/16 3:45pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

purplethunder3121 said:

You need to stop. Go sit down somewhere.


I mean...respectfully, the candy-pills reference is really deplorable.

disbelief I'm truly sorry.

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Reply #37 posted 10/05/16 3:54pm

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renfield said:

Do you guys sometimes forget, for just a split second?


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I read those lyrics and immediately started wondering what it would sound like and if/when he might release it and what project it would be, if any. Just like I always have.


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Then...I remembered. And I got really sad all over again. This is going to be a long process, and in the grand scheme of things 5 months isn't very much time.

[Edited 10/5/16 14:26pm]


Yes bheart
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Reply #38 posted 10/05/16 3:54pm

MusicologyMajo
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I thought this was kind of morbid like one of the last things he wrote just sitting there confused

But what was really morbid was when they talked on ET abou the wall blocking the elevator that he died in sad

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Reply #39 posted 10/05/16 5:54pm

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anangellooksdown said:

Thank you to oceancrayon for posting that great picture. 💜


No problem, I'm just glad I wasn't the only one super interested in finding out what the lyrics were, big thanks to you for deciphering a majority of it, and big thanks to the othera for helping.

A lot of people are suggesting this is a sad image but to me it was not one at all. This was a bit of a source of happiness.

Knowing after all he went through, he left doing what he always did. Making music. And from any indication of this song, he was focused on the positive and not letting the negative circumstances around that time bring him down. biggrin biggrin biggrin

I don't think I would have been able to stomach an image of his last set of lyrics dealing with his health and being depressed about it. sad

So I'm taking his last bit of advice and I'll be Staying Cool.
. <3 Prince <3
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Reply #40 posted 10/05/16 6:08pm

0uterageous

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As soon as I read them, the lyric flow reminded me of Stare.

highfive cool

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Reply #41 posted 10/05/16 6:24pm

journalism16

It is nice, but it makes me sad.
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Reply #42 posted 10/05/16 6:26pm

journalism16

It is nice, but it makes me sad.
Erin Smith
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Reply #43 posted 10/05/16 6:33pm

anangellooksdo
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oceancrayon said:

anangellooksdown said:

Thank you to oceancrayon for posting that great picture. 💜


No problem, I'm just glad I wasn't the only one super interested in finding out what the lyrics were, big thanks to you for deciphering a majority of it, and big thanks to the othera for helping.

A lot of people are suggesting this is a sad image but to me it was not one at all. This was a bit of a source of happiness.

Knowing after all he went through, he left doing what he always did. Making music. And from any indication of this song, he was focused on the positive and not letting the negative circumstances around that time bring him down. biggrin biggrin biggrin

I don't think I would have been able to stomach an image of his last set of lyrics dealing with his health and being depressed about it. sad

So I'm taking his last bit of advice and I'll be Staying Cool.


I completely agree. He was totally positive - and had his sense of humor.
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Reply #44 posted 10/05/16 8:14pm

ladygirl99

He still wrote in cursive as many people doesnt do that these days lol lol

But I love the lyrics. He wrote music until the end haha....

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Reply #45 posted 10/05/16 10:23pm

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Candy girl just means eye candy he has been seen with but is not in a relationship with such as Damaris or any other pretty lady he is seem with.

Breaking his rules? I love this. He is saying he might be done with celibacy.

I don't think it's rudimentary at all it is very sweet and is only lacking a bridge. :/
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Reply #46 posted 10/05/16 10:51pm

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oceancrayon said:

So I'm taking his last bit of advice and I'll be Staying Cool.


+1 I think I will try to join you! cool

Though I'm not sure how cool I will stay next week in MPLS, esp during the PP tour! neutral

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #47 posted 10/06/16 2:50am

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thanks for posting, it makes me sad. To no this was the last... sad sad sad

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Reply #48 posted 10/06/16 5:42am

CAL3

purplerabbithole said:

Maybe we shouldn't see or hear every single thing Prince worked on. those lyrics are pretty rudimentary.

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You know, I agree - with the first statement at least. I'm not commenting on the relative quality of the lyrics themselves.

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Just that this whole thing feels like a gross invasion of privacy to me. Does all right to privacy stop when someone passes? (I'm not asking in LEGAL terms, but rather in ETHICAL terms.) Is grave-robbing okay? Going into King Tut's tomb and raiding it for anything that can be found?

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I get that the Estate was left in a predicament regarding paying taxes and had to concoct a way to monetize these assets.

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Graceland opened to the public a full five YEARS after Elvis died. Different circumstances, to be sure. But still...

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Was it fair when they released Kurt Cobain's diaries as a book? Does anyone have a right to see these artists' private works simply because the person who created them is no longer with us?

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Maybe Sinead was right. I'm not sure I agree with her notion of literally "burning" anything left behind. But I can't get on board with the idea of parading every scrap of unfinished work.

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Sometimes I feel like some fans feel almost entitled to see/hear/consume whatever they can - like it's a reward or something for having remained loyal. But good, bad, or indifferent, all the material that emerges posthumously will also be dissected by every other Tom, Dick, and Harry in the world. Does this actually add to an artists' legacy?

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Reply #49 posted 10/06/16 5:48am

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"Revelation", "Breakdown", "June", "LOok at Me, Look at you" and "Black Muse" were lyrically rudimentary? Oh come on, unfair. I was just saying that Prince messing around on his guitar coming up with lyrics on the fly is not exactly a moment fans should obsess about.

Genesia said:

purplerabbithole said:

Maybe we shouldn't see or hear every single thing Prince worked on. those lyrics are pretty rudimentary.


Sadly, rudimentary had sort of become the norm.

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Reply #50 posted 10/06/16 5:49am

FUNKNROLL

TrivialPursuit said:



purplethunder3121 said:




PennyPurple said:


Don't worry about what's happening with the candy; you're the only one that matters.



Sounds like someone was worried and talked to him about the pills, and he was saying don't worry about it.



He let her break all of his rules, maybe that meant he was having sex?



Let's not fight. Maybe they were fighting about him taking the pills?






You need to stop. Go sit down somewhere.




I mean...respectfully, the candy-pills reference is really deplorable.



No more candy 4U.

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Reply #51 posted 10/06/16 7:25am

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purplerabbithole said:

"Revelation", "Breakdown", "June", "LOok at Me, Look at you" and "Black Muse" were lyrically rudimentary? Oh come on, unfair. I was just saying that Prince messing around on his guitar coming up with lyrics on the fly is not exactly a moment fans should obsess about.

Genesia said:


Sadly, rudimentary had sort of become the norm.


A) There are exceptions to every rule.

B) Several of the songs you named are not exceptions to the rule.

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Reply #52 posted 10/06/16 7:39am

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Thanks for transcribing the lyrics!

Am I the only one unable to read the end of the first verse and not slip into a Matthew McConaughey voice?
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Reply #53 posted 10/06/16 10:09am

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Banal, stupid lyrics. He did lose the focus.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #54 posted 10/06/16 10:18am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Banal, stupid lyrics. He did lose the focus.

Meh - I'd say a work in progress likely isn't gonna be the most profound thing in the world no matter who the artist is.

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Reply #55 posted 10/06/16 10:43am

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26ten said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Banal, stupid lyrics. He did lose the focus.

Meh - I'd say a work in progress likely isn't gonna be the most profound thing in the world no matter who the artist is.

Of course it was a work in progress... confused Just some lyrics he jotted down and may have later discarded, given the chance. Do people think songs are immaculately conceieved? razz lol

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Reply #56 posted 10/06/16 10:52am

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I don't think that we can speculate that was the last song that he worked on. Paisley had several studios and he was constantly working. I think the engineers that worked at Paisley will be able to tell what his last recording was.

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Reply #57 posted 10/06/16 12:51pm

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renfield said:

Do you guys sometimes forget, for just a split second?

.

I read those lyrics and immediately started wondering what it would sound like and if/when he might release it and what project it would be, if any. Just like I always have.

.

Then...I remembered. And I got really sad all over again. This is going to be a long process, and in the grand scheme of things 5 months isn't very much time.

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All the time...

How it would sound, the next band (or not), the next album, the cover style, his bio, his new hairstyle. We´ll never know. No more surprises, no more feeling anxious about 'what´s coming' ???

So sad.

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Reply #58 posted 10/06/16 1:01pm

RodeoSchro

Calling the lyrics "stupid" or "banal" or whatever is wrong. You don't know how any of those lines would come across until you heard Prince sing them. Prince was writing songs, not poetry.

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Reply #59 posted 10/06/16 1:03pm

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RodeoSchro said:

Calling the lyrics "stupid" or "banal" or whatever is wrong. You don't know how any of those lines would come across until you heard Prince sing them. Prince was writing songs, not poetry.

This is true, it could have been an amazing song....





with awful lyrics.

lol

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