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Thread started 03/17/19 8:10am

lonelyalien

Which parts of prince songs always make you well up?

I know this is all subjective but there are certain parts in prince songs that always put a tear in my eye especially if I myself am not in a great place at the time would be interested to hear what yours are?

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #1 posted 03/17/19 8:29am

PRNelson

The part in 'style' when he says "so let me stop" and then plays a guitar line.
You'll never know a girl called Nikki and you'll never find Erotic City
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Reply #2 posted 03/17/19 8:56am

darlingnikkkki

The vulnerability in his voice when he sings a particular song plus the lyrics (e.g. Sometimes It Snows in April and I Love U But I Don’t Trust U Anymore).
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #3 posted 03/17/19 9:11am

RJOrion

There was a woman from the ghetto
Who made funny faces just like
Clara Bow, how was I to know
That she would wear the same
Cologne as you and giggle the same
Giggle that you do?
Whenever I would act a fool, the fool
With a condition of the heart
Thinking about you driving me crazy
OHHHHH-OHHHH
My friends all say it's just a phase, but oh ohhhhh
Every single day is a yellow day
I'm blinded by the daisies in your yarrrrrd
There was a girl (There was a girl in Paris)
Whom he sent a letter to (Whom he sent a letter to)
(Hoping she would answer back)
She never answered back and now (wasn't that a foolhardy)
SHEEEE-HEE-HE-HEEEEE-HEEEEE
..... got a condition ....of the heart....
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Reply #4 posted 03/17/19 9:13am

RJOrion

You are the only thing that keeps me goin'
You are the only thing that keeps my love alive
You are the only thing that I'll ever need
You don't have to worry, you see, my love is forever
dooo do do doo dooooo
dooo do do doo dooooo
[Edited 3/17/19 9:15am]
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Reply #5 posted 03/17/19 9:21am

PRNelson

You are my hero. You are my future. When I am with you girl, I have no past.
You'll never know a girl called Nikki and you'll never find Erotic City
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Reply #6 posted 03/17/19 10:01am

ForbiddenFruit

Tell me what's stoppin' me
From runnin' right over there and runnin' my fingers through your hair

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Reply #7 posted 03/17/19 1:51pm

RJOrion

Mr. Nelson, Mr. Nelson, can you hear my voice?
Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy
And you're probably going to find it hard to speak
But don't try to talk or process too much now
We just want to let you know that the medication you were given
Has put you in a suspended animation for quite some time
Well, in fact, about 45 years
But where you are now
Is a place that does not require time
That being said, you are completely safe
And we are here to help you
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Reply #8 posted 03/17/19 1:53pm

RJOrion

the amazing haunting synth solo at the end of Glam Slam (song)
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Reply #9 posted 03/17/19 5:42pm

laytonian

RJOrion said:

Mr. Nelson, Mr. Nelson, can you hear my voice?
Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy
And you're probably going to find it hard to speak
But don't try to talk or process too much now
We just want to let you know that the medication you were given
Has put you in a suspended animation for quite some time
Well, in fact, about 45 years
But where you are now
Is a place that does not require time
That being said, you are completely safe
And we are here to help you


45 plus his age when recorded = 100 years.
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #10 posted 03/17/19 5:50pm

pinkcashmere23

The opening chords of 'Purple Rain' and 'The Ladder' and 'The Love We Make' in their entirety.

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Reply #11 posted 03/17/19 11:14pm

JoeyC

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I don't think they "always" do, but there's a few Prince songs that pretty frequently get me all teary eyed. Or close to it. One is Gold. Specifically the chorus and verses 2 and 3. Those things give me chills every time.

Another one is The Love We Make. Verses 4 and 5. cry

And then there's It's Gonna Be Lonely. The part in verse one, where he talks about it taking forever to get you off my mind. That and the part about the insecurity. Oh, and the first three parts of verse 2. The kicker though, is the ending. Where he singing it's gonna be lonely, baby, so lonely, baby. And the ooh ooh(probably spelled it wrong, but y'all get it) ending part.That song(music) has been turning me into a little girl cool for damn near 40 years. cry I guess i was a sensitive kid.


There's more, but I'll leave it at this. Annie Christian. That whole song gets to me. Especially the music. And doubly the ending guitar part(right after the last vocals). That and the ending claps, piano and synthesizer(especially the fade out synth sounds). To my ears AC is one of the best new wave, post punk, punk funk, electro funk, or whatever the hell you wanna call it, songs ever made. The whole atmosphere of that song is...strange?Or to me. Moving.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #12 posted 03/18/19 4:31am

RJOrion

JoeyC said:

I don't think they "always" do, but there's a few Prince songs that pretty frequently get me all teary eyed. Or close to it. One is Gold. Specifically the chorus and verses 2 and 3. Those things give me chills every time.

Another one is The Love We Make. Verses 4 and 5. cry

And then there's It's Gonna Be Lonely. The part in verse one, where he talks about it taking forever to get you off my mind. That and the part about the insecurity. Oh, and the first three parts of verse 2. The kicker though, is the ending. Where he singing it's gonna be lonely, baby, so lonely, baby. And the ooh ooh(probably spelled it wrong, but y'all get it) ending part.That song(music) has been turning me into a little girl cool for damn near 40 years. cry I guess i was a sensitive kid.


There's more, but I'll leave it at this. Annie Christian. That whole song gets to me. Especially the music. And doubly the ending guitar part(right after the last vocals). That and the ending claps, piano and synthesizer(especially the fade out synth sounds). To my ears AC is one of the best new wave, post punk, punk funk, electro funk, or whatever the hell you wanna call it, songs ever made. The whole atmosphere of that song is...strange?Or to me. Moving.




i feel the same way about Annie Christian...he's playing some tritones and diminished chords on guitar and keyboard that give it that dark sound...masterpiece
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Reply #13 posted 03/18/19 6:21am

Wolfie87

"I wanna make you a pretty, pretty coat of cashmere.............Cause you got to know how I feel about you baby"

That bolded line delivery. That and the violin stab just right before the guitar solo tears me up every time.

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Reply #14 posted 03/18/19 8:22am

lonelyalien

pinkcashmere23 said:

The opening chords of 'Purple Rain

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Reply #15 posted 03/18/19 6:14pm

LoneCrone

Revelation.

(Time) it's so useless to me now.

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Reply #16 posted 03/18/19 6:37pm

poppys

RJOrion said:

Mr. Nelson, Mr. Nelson, can you hear my voice? Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy And you're probably going to find it hard to speak But don't try to talk or process too much now We just want to let you know that the medication you were given Has put you in a suspended animation for quite some time Well, in fact, about 45 years But where you are now Is a place that does not require time That being said, you are completely safe And we are here to help you

That whole album is prescient, too bad no one is completely safe. bawl

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Reply #17 posted 03/18/19 8:55pm

Germanegro

The guitar solo in "Holy River." guitar touched

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Reply #18 posted 03/19/19 12:09am

Krystalkisses

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The way he sings "Future Queen" in "Revelation" touches me. It is so full of sincere emotion.
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Reply #19 posted 03/19/19 5:27am

sulls

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The Holy River: 'People say they love U and the want 2 help / but how can they when U can't help Urself / The more they say they love U / The more U just want 2 die'. Having dealt with depression, I can relate deeply with those lyrics.

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"I like to watch."
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Reply #20 posted 03/19/19 8:14am

poppys

sulls said:

The Holy River: 'People say they love U and the want 2 help / but how can they when U can't help Urself / The more they say they love U / The more U just want 2 die'. Having dealt with depression, I can relate deeply with those lyrics.

hug Depression is so horrible. If you've never had it, it's mystifying. If you have, it's mystifying.

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Reply #21 posted 03/19/19 12:19pm

pinkcashmere23

sulls said:

The Holy River: 'People say they love U and the want 2 help / but how can they when U can't help Urself / The more they say they love U / The more U just want 2 die'. Having dealt with depression, I can relate deeply with those lyrics.

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yes

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Reply #22 posted 03/19/19 3:53pm

dodger

Reflection - 'I was just thinking about my mother' - since losing my mum.
.
Way Back Home - 'let me tell you about me, I'm happiest when...'
.
Comeback - 'that sweet wind was you'
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1999 The New Master - Doug E Fresh
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Reply #23 posted 03/19/19 3:57pm

42Kristen

Anything that sounds like he is about to cry

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Reply #24 posted 03/19/19 4:04pm

oceanblue

The part in Still Would Stand All Time that says "so many times, I thought I could not make it, life was closing in, I just knew, I just knew I couldn't take it"......just makes me sad, because I've felt that way at certain times in life, as I'm sure many have.

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Reply #25 posted 03/20/19 2:05am

robertgeorge

I can't love u anymore - has some deep emotion, in what many may feel a throwaway song. It really touches me

Condition of the Heart (Left him for a real Prince from Arabia)

Old friend 4 sale (those drums, that Clare Fisher witchcraft)

Papa

Something in the water (does not compute) (Shows some vulnerability)

Sometimes it snows in April

An honest man piano, venus de milo, alexa de paris and father's song


The Cross 4 the tears in your eyes

Joy in Repetition, Still would stand all time, Question of U

Empty Room.

I hate U

Into the light

Purple Rain

Last December.

The Beautiful Ones. (The beautiful ones always smash the picture, always every time)

So many songs light up that tinderbox of emotion, which was his gift to connect with so many disparate and perhaps dispossessed souls.

[Edited 3/20/19 2:11am]

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Reply #26 posted 03/20/19 6:04am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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In Big White Mansion. It just sounds like a lonely guy wanting his dreams to come true. confused

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How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #27 posted 03/20/19 7:10am

RodeoSchro

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"Be My Mirror" - it's going to be the father/daughter dance song whenever my daughter gets married

"Let's Have a Baby" - Obvs

"Sometimes It Snows In April" - Obvs

"Purple Rain" but for some reason only when someone else covers it. This year at the rodeo Brad Paisley played "Last Time for Everything" which contains the line "Hearing Prince sing 'Purple Rain' (Last time for everything)" and then he played/sang "Purple Rain's" chorus with the stage bathed in purple lights and I completely lost it.

Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #28 posted 03/20/19 4:53pm

billymeade

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The guitar part in the last verse of Empty Room, particularly when he's singing "love is strong, however long"... Sounds like his soul crying. Incredible.
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Reply #29 posted 03/20/19 8:21pm

funksterr

"People say they love you and they wanna help/ but how can you when you can't help yourself/ The more they say they love you/ The more you just wanna die" -Holy River

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