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Thread started 05/21/17 12:10pm

gandorb

Prince Songs That Pierce Your Soul

Prince has plenty of great songs, as we all know. There may be

a few songs in particular that touched your soul. These are the

songs that have impacted you personally and deeply in addition

to be a really good song. Which songs have done this for you?

Feel free to elaborate why.

Please limit it to 3 songs or less.

For me, Condition of the Heart is one of these songs. One thing I

loved about when it first came out it was that it let me know what a

true artist Prince was. It demonstrated to me that he valued art over

commerce. Who would have expected this song with it's long piano

intro and it's exquisite poetry to be on the album after Purple Rain.

Not only did it deepen my respect for Prince, the unique beauty of

the music and words still resonates in my heart after all these years.

Another song that does this to me is Breakdown. His vulnerability

and rare introspection here really led me to empathize and feel

connected to him, perhaps more than any song he has ever done.

It took a lot of courage for him to share this song with us give how

closely he guards his privacy.

There are other songs too, but I am more curious about

what songs have touched you.

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Reply #1 posted 05/21/17 12:13pm

cloveringold85

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gandorb said:

Prince has plenty of great songs, as we all know. There may be a few songs in particular that touched your soul. These are the songs that have impacted you personally and deeply in addition to be a really good song. Which songs have done this for you? Feel free to elaborate why. Please limit it to 3 songs or less.

For me, Condition of the Heart is one of these songs. One thing I loved about when it first came out it was that it let me know what a true artist Prince was. It demonstrated to me that he valued art over commerce. Who would have expected this song with it's long piano intro and it's exquisite poetry to be on the album after Purple Rain. Not only did it deepen my respect for Prince, the unique beauty of the music and words still resonates in my heart after all these years.

Another song that does this to me is Breakdown. His vulnerability and rare introspection here really led me to empathize and feel connected to him, perhaps more than any song he has ever done. It took a lot of courage for him to share this song with us give how closely he guards his privacy.

There are other songs too, but I am more curious about what songs have touched you.

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"I Love U, But I don't Trust U Anymore" -- That song always gets me choked-up. When that song was released, I was going through a breakup with my Fiance at the time, and it was an especially painful time for me in my life. His voice is so pure and soulful in that song.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #2 posted 05/21/17 12:34pm

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There is Lonely

the love we make

Comeback

his version of Case of u

When Doves Cry

Nothing compares to u

Breakdown

Future Soul Song

slow live versions of "I could Never take the place of your man" and "Something in the Water"

Old Friends for Sale

I Love you but I don't trust you anymore

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Reply #3 posted 05/21/17 12:37pm

rdhull

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The full version of ANOTHER LONELY CHRISTMAS, the LITTLE RED CORVETTE remix, and depending on my mood the full version of Controvery
"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #4 posted 05/21/17 1:07pm

gandorb

cloveringold85 said:

gandorb said:

Prince has plenty of great songs, as we all know. There may be a few songs in particular that touched your soul. These are the songs that have impacted you personally and deeply in addition to be a really good song. Which songs have done this for you? Feel free to elaborate why. Please limit it to 3 songs or less.

For me, Condition of the Heart is one of these songs. One thing I loved about when it first came out it was that it let me know what a true artist Prince was. It demonstrated to me that he valued art over commerce. Who would have expected this song with it's long piano intro and it's exquisite poetry to be on the album after Purple Rain. Not only did it deepen my respect for Prince, the unique beauty of the music and words still resonates in my heart after all these years.

Another song that does this to me is Breakdown. His vulnerability and rare introspection here really led me to empathize and feel connected to him, perhaps more than any song he has ever done. It took a lot of courage for him to share this song with us give how closely he guards his privacy.

There are other songs too, but I am more curious about what songs have touched you.

.

"I Love U, But I don't Trust U Anymore" -- That song always gets me choked-up. When that song was released, I was going through a breakup with my Fiance at the time, and it was an especially painful time for me in my life. His voice is so pure and soulful in that song.

Yes, that truly is one of his most felt heatbreak songs!

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Reply #5 posted 05/21/17 1:16pm

PurpleDiamonds
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All the above
Until your in my arms again
Sometimes it snows in April
The ladder
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Reply #6 posted 05/21/17 1:29pm

cloveringold85

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gandorb said:

cloveringold85 said:

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"I Love U, But I don't Trust U Anymore" -- That song always gets me choked-up. When that song was released, I was going through a breakup with my Fiance at the time, and it was an especially painful time for me in my life. His voice is so pure and soulful in that song.

Yes, that truly is one of his most felt heatbreak songs!

.

That is a song that if I know I will listen to, it's gonna make me cry!! sad cry

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #7 posted 05/21/17 1:29pm

cloveringold85

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PurpleDiamonds1 said:

All the above Until your in my arms again Sometimes it snows in April The ladder

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Oh yes, all of the above. nod

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #8 posted 05/21/17 2:30pm

thedance

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I Hate U...

this song is breathtaking.. so brilliant.

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #9 posted 05/21/17 3:17pm

maceoparker007

THE LOVE WE MAKE...

Watch this performance and you will know why

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Reply #10 posted 05/21/17 3:21pm

MysticalChick

For me it's these:


1) Way Back Home - "power to the ones who could raise a child like me" - so mature, so ready to release this life and go home

2) The Question of U - I don't ice skate but I have created an entire choreographed dance to this. It always pings my heart.

3) Anna Stesia - on the Lovesexy tour, I could swear I felt the presence of the great Divine in that auditorium

4) Sometimes it snows in April - for obvious reasons

(Good question, by the way and apparently, I have comprehension issues because I went over the 3 limit.)

[Edited 5/21/17 15:22pm]

"So this is where U end, and U and I begin ..."

Thanks for being my mystical unicorn.
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Reply #11 posted 05/21/17 3:34pm

Telecaster5

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Anna Stesia and The Question of U. Probably the best two songs he has ever written, or the best two songs ever written.

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Reply #12 posted 05/21/17 3:47pm

luvgirl

Telecaster5 said:

Anna Stesia and The Question of U. Probably the best two songs he has ever written, or the best two songs ever written.




Anna Stesia is one of mine as well, along with Prince's cover of "What If God was One Of Us." I always loved "I wish You Heaven" but it moves me much more than ever now.
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Reply #13 posted 05/21/17 4:44pm

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Anna Stesia.

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Reply #14 posted 05/21/17 5:24pm

zenarose

Y'all don't forget about Empty Room. That one tears my heart up!
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Reply #15 posted 05/21/17 5:25pm

partyup77

Revelation

When The Lights Go Down

I Would Die 4 U

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Reply #16 posted 05/21/17 5:29pm

Superfan1984

Lately I've been listening to Don't talk to Strangers in my car over and over and feeling him so strong... sad

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Reply #17 posted 05/21/17 5:56pm

luvgirl

I would say, "Sometimes It Snows In April" but I run from that song like the plague now. sad
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Reply #18 posted 05/21/17 5:58pm

gandorb

partyup77 said:

Revelation

When The Lights Go Down

I Would Die 4 U

Some great songs by everyone. I almost put Revelation because

I thought it might be overlooked, so I was glad to see it here.

I remember when I first heard the album, knowing it was his

last one and not sure if any song on it would really move me.

Then I heard Revelation, which sounded so great and unique

while giving me that chill bump rush of hearing a great Prince

song for the first time. I was so glad he could still do this to the very end!!!

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Reply #19 posted 05/21/17 7:43pm

twinnies

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"Purple Rain" is still my favorite song by Prince.

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Reply #20 posted 05/21/17 8:16pm

aroundkansasin
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I agree with you on Condition Of The Heart, it's the first song that came to mind when i read the titile of this thread

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Reply #21 posted 05/21/17 8:43pm

Lovejunky

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Somebody"s Somebody

When I saw the video (no longer on youtube)

I realised just how achingly lonely he must have felt at times...

Longing for warmth and comfort...

Ive experienced the same at certain times in my life and its horrible...

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #22 posted 05/21/17 9:18pm

LBrent

Lovejunky said:

Somebody"s Somebody

When I saw the video (no longer on youtube)

I realised just how achingly lonely he must have felt at times...

Longing for warmth and comfort...

Ive experienced the same at certain times in my life and its horrible...

http://videos.sapo.pt/9IJ...iJ95imVlpU

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Reply #23 posted 05/21/17 9:19pm

LBrent

Lovejunky said:

Somebody"s Somebody

When I saw the video (no longer on youtube)

I realised just how achingly lonely he must have felt at times...

Longing for warmth and comfort...

Ive experienced the same at certain times in my life and its horrible...

http://videos.sapo.pt/9IJ...iJ95imVlpU

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Reply #24 posted 05/21/17 9:30pm

Lovejunky

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LBrent said:

Lovejunky said:

Somebody"s Somebody

When I saw the video (no longer on youtube)

I realised just how achingly lonely he must have felt at times...

Longing for warmth and comfort...

Ive experienced the same at certain times in my life and its horrible...

http://videos.sapo.pt/9IJ...iJ95imVlpU

Thanks ELLE

bheart bheart bheart bheart bheart bheart

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #25 posted 05/21/17 9:31pm

bsprout

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Y'all don't forget about Empty Room. That one tears my heart up!

Me too, especially the Zurich 2011 concert version. Soul piercing!
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Reply #26 posted 05/21/17 9:42pm

Goddess4Real

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The Beautiful Ones touched

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #27 posted 05/21/17 9:45pm

1contessa

Still Would Stand All Time......something about that song and the way he sings it at the end, just touches me.

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Reply #28 posted 05/22/17 1:20am

sonshine

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Since April 21, 2016:
Way Back Home
Empty Room
Sometimes It Snows In April

Prior to that:
So Dark
There Is Lonely
Another Lonely Christmas
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #29 posted 05/22/17 2:36am

Adorecream

I will just concentrate on 3 jams that elicit positive feelings and have for many years. My language may get gushy, I warn u.

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1. Adore - the sincerity, the singing and the feel of this masterpiece send shivers up my spine. It is there and is all over me. The soul is so good it has its own soul, a living and beautiful thing. Prince's first encounter, whirlwind sex, undying devotion and then even hints of his domination make this song a powerful thing and those horns and vocals running through it. This is not a song, it is an experience.

2. Diamonds and Pearls - One of my lesser favourites but an uplifting song that fills my soul with light and makes me fly.

3. Cream - Sex, lust, music, partying, joy and a celebration of life. Happy and joyful emotions are released when I feel this song.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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