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Thread started 10/22/16 3:44pm

Marrk

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'Comeback'

The song.

He really sung songs about death or mentioned it quite a lot. I take great comfort in this song actually. I've only just dared to listen to it again tonight. It's really truly beautiful.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #1 posted 10/22/16 3:47pm

bigd74

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it was written about his son sad

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
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Reply #2 posted 10/22/16 5:13pm

Marrk

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bigd74 said:

it was written about his son sad

Given the timeframe, I always got that. As a listener I always thought it applied to everyone whoever lost somebody, and now it applies to us all here in a way. Even in a relatively obscure song, he's made me less fearful of the inevitable end.

love2

[Edited 10/22/16 17:15pm]

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #3 posted 10/23/16 5:05am

airth

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I was surprised, but grateful he allowed us to hear something that must have come from such deep pain for him. It's such a beautiful song. I think it manges to delicately balance the feeling of loss with acceptance and hope, all in under two minutes. The "Tears go here" refrain at the end might be the most moving lyric I've ever heard. The highlight of The Truth for me.

Walking up the stairs
Just the afternoon
Sweet wind blew
Not a moment 2 soon
(Hoo) I cry when I realized
That sweet wind was U

Spirits come and spirits go
Some stick around 4 the aftershow
Don't have 2 say I miss U (don't have 2 say I miss U)
Cause I think U already know
If U ever lose someone
Dear 2 U
Never say the words their gone
They'll come back, yeah
They'll come back, yeah yeah
They'll come back
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here

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Reply #4 posted 10/23/16 5:37am

dodger

Marrk said:



bigd74 said:


it was written about his son sad





Given the timeframe, I always got that. As a listener I always thought it applied to everyone whoever lost somebody, and now it applies to us all here in a way. Even in a relatively obscure song, he's made me less fearful of the inevitable end.



love2


[Edited 10/22/16 17:15pm]



Yes, given the timeframe it's his most personal song snd I agree it applies to anyone who's lost someone close.
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It's the song I turn to when I'm thinking about my mother who passed in 2008.
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Reply #5 posted 10/23/16 6:52am

gandorb

airth said:

I was surprised, but grateful he allowed us to hear something that must have come from such deep pain for him. It's such a beautiful song. I think it manges to delicately balance the feeling of loss with acceptance and hope, all in under two minutes. The "Tears go here" refrain at the end might be the most moving lyric I've ever heard. The highlight of The Truth for me.

Walking up the stairs
Just the afternoon
Sweet wind blew
Not a moment 2 soon
(Hoo) I cry when I realized
That sweet wind was U

Spirits come and spirits go
Some stick around 4 the aftershow
Don't have 2 say I miss U (don't have 2 say I miss U)
Cause I think U already know
If U ever lose someone
Dear 2 U
Never say the words their gone
They'll come back, yeah
They'll come back, yeah yeah
They'll come back
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here



Even reading the words knocks me out emotionally in two ways, one for imagining his grief at the time and one for ours. At least he provides some solace about coming back.
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Reply #6 posted 10/23/16 7:48am

Bohemian67

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One of THE most beautiful songs EVER written by anyone about loss.......

Prince was deep.

"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 #7 posted 10/23/16 8:08am

CuddlyBear

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This was the first song I listened to after I found out he died.

Christopher damn!
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Reply #8 posted 10/23/16 12:43pm

214

Beautiful song specially the very end.

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Reply #9 posted 10/23/16 2:28pm

purplerabbitho
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What do you think "tears go here" means? I am not sure what to think of it. Where is 'here'? Is it at the end of the song that the tears go? Is it in the wind?

214 said:

Beautiful song specially the very end.

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Reply #10 posted 10/24/16 12:26pm

214

purplerabbithole said:

What do you think "tears go here" means? I am not sure what to think of it. Where is 'here'? Is it at the end of the song that the tears go? Is it in the wind?

214 said:

Beautiful song specially the very end.

I'm not sure either,perhaps he's saying that tears are about to come,u know like he is startin to cry. Like here comes my tears.

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Reply #11 posted 10/24/16 12:49pm

JoeyCococo

purplerabbithole said:

What do you think "tears go here" means? I am not sure what to think of it. Where is 'here'? Is it at the end of the song that the tears go? Is it in the wind?

For someone who recorded hundreds of hours of music, this 2 min track seems to capture so much about him. From the beautiful singing, beautiful melody to the touching words. To me the line "tears go here" is his acknowledgement that the song is very sad and that if we were able to cry, he'd do so at that point in the song. He was no cheap, and he was not going to do any of that emoting in front of people. It was a private pain....

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Reply #12 posted 10/24/16 12:59pm

BillieBalloon

airth said:

I was surprised, but grateful he allowed us to hear something that must have come from such deep pain for him. It's such a beautiful song. I think it manges to delicately balance the feeling of loss with acceptance and hope, all in under two minutes. The "Tears go here" refrain at the end might be the most moving lyric I've ever heard. The highlight of The Truth for me.

Walking up the stairs
Just the afternoon
Sweet wind blew
Not a moment 2 soon
(Hoo) I cry when I realized
That sweet wind was U

Spirits come and spirits go
Some stick around 4 the aftershow
Don't have 2 say I miss U (don't have 2 say I miss U)
Cause I think U already know
If U ever lose someone
Dear 2 U
Never say the words their gone
They'll come back, yeah
They'll come back, yeah yeah
They'll come back
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here
Tears go here


sad

He could articulate his pain beautifully.
Baby, you're a star.

Meet me in another world, space and joy
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Reply #13 posted 10/24/16 1:31pm

214

What "not a moment too soon" means?

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Reply #14 posted 10/24/16 4:33pm

airth

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I think "Not a moment 2 soon," means he was on the very edge of despair when the wind blew, leaving him with some kind of hope.

For me, "Tears go here," is like a placement holder. His grief has taken him beyond tears. If he were able to cry and allow us to hear him at that deeply personal moment, this is were it would happen.

I always thought the original Old Friends 4 Sale was his most personal song, but on Comeback he took us to an even more private place. It's both an incredible and terrible song.

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Reply #15 posted 10/24/16 6:37pm

206Michelle

Prince referenced the song "Comeback" during an interview with Spike Lee. The excerpt below is from the very beginning of the interview.

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SPIKE LEE: It is February 7, in the year of our Lord 1997, St. Moritz Hotel, New York, and I am here with the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. To start, there's something that we need to get out of the way. I really feel awkward asking you this, but I just have to. Will you say anything about your child [who, it has been widely reported, died shortly after his birth last fall]?
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PRINCE: I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, "They're gone," and they'll come back.

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Source: http://www.interviewmagaz...in-prince/

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #16 posted 11/06/16 12:52pm

206Michelle

214 said:

purplerabbithole said:

What do you think "tears go here" means? I am not sure what to think of it. Where is 'here'? Is it at the end of the song that the tears go? Is it in the wind?

I'm not sure either,perhaps he's saying that tears are about to come,u know like he is startin to cry. Like here comes my tears.

214, your explanation that "tears go here" means he is starting to cry/here come my tears makes complete sense. That is more or less what I thought he meant also.

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #17 posted 11/06/16 1:00pm

206Michelle

JoeyCococo said:

purplerabbithole said:

What do you think "tears go here" means? I am not sure what to think of it. Where is 'here'? Is it at the end of the song that the tears go? Is it in the wind?

For someone who recorded hundreds of hours of music, this 2 min track seems to capture so much about him. From the beautiful singing, beautiful melody to the touching words. To me the line "tears go here" is his acknowledgement that the song is very sad and that if we were able to cry, he'd do so at that point in the song. He was no cheap, and he was not going to do any of that emoting in front of people. It was a private pain....

Joey, I agree with you. When I listen to that song, it's clear to me how fragile he is emotionally. I can hear the fragility in his voice when he sings. When he says "Tears go here," it's like he can't sing anymore because he's overwhelmed with emotion, and understandably so. I wonder if he meant the song to be longer or if he meant it to be short.

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #18 posted 11/07/16 1:31pm

214

206Michelle said:

214 said:

I'm not sure either,perhaps he's saying that tears are about to come,u know like he is startin to cry. Like here comes my tears.

214, your explanation that "tears go here" means he is starting to cry/here come my tears makes complete sense. That is more or less what I thought he meant also.

i KNOW, I'M ALWAYS IN THE RIGHT PATH

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Reply #19 posted 11/07/16 2:21pm

zenarose

214 said:

purplerabbithole said:

What do you think "tears go here" means? I am not sure what to think of it. Where is 'here'? Is it at the end of the song that the tears go? Is it in the wind?

I'm not sure either,perhaps he's saying that tears are about to come,u know like he is startin to cry. Like here comes my tears.

I agree with you. sad

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