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Reply #30 posted 04/08/19 6:09am

peggyon

I was thinking the same thing. Theses lyrics are loaded with hurt/angry feelings, not indifference.

I have been interested in his ongoing sexual, relational double standard and read somewhere that he may have thought that when a woman cheated, it meant something far worse (in his head). I think he thought that there was less significance to men cheating, ie., it was 'natural', to be expected etc.

Vannormal said:

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Very interesting Lyrics... a bit 'weird' coming from ... Prince.

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if women fuck around they are called 'whores'

If men fuck around, they're called (just) 'pigs'

(Why aren't men called 'whores' ? cause that what most of us are, right? wink )

(women basically never choose to be a whore...)

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Prince sings about someone who cheated on him and uses the word 'whore' to describe her 'acts'.

Now what did he do all these years when he was still around breaking countless women's hearts in and outside his own camp ?!

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Question these lyrics.

Does it matter about whom he sings ?

(It's mostly about him(self), no ?)

For once his heart is broken and all he wishes is 'bad' things for her (...)

that's not 'indifference', that's called hate, and hate is very close to love. (Indifference is on the other side of the spectrum).

Indifference means that you don't even need to talk about it anymore, that's how much one cares.

Let alone writing a song about it. wink

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Lyrically, this song really doesn't make any sense concerning the title, but tells a lot about some level of emotional intelligence that Prince had (for that matter and subject). wink

He once wrote a song 'Eye Hate U', now that was a good lyrical approach of the subject feeling hurt but someone. It doens't leave you indifferent.

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(Or maybe he meant it tongue-in-cheek-ish... then i'm wrong of course.)

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[Edited 4/8/19 5:33am]

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Reply #31 posted 04/08/19 6:18am

Kares

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peggyon said:

Vannormal said:

Lyrically, this song really doesn't make any sense concerning the title, but tells a lot about some level of emotional intelligence that Prince had (for that matter and subject). wink

He once wrote a song 'Eye Hate U', now that was a good lyrical approach of the subject feeling hurt but someone. It doens't leave you indifferent.

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(Or maybe he meant it tongue-in-cheek-ish... then i'm wrong of course.)

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I was thinking the same thing. Theses lyrics are loaded with hurt/angry feelings, not indifference.

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That irony is exactly what makes it great and funny lyrics...

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Reply #32 posted 04/08/19 6:32am

peggyon

Kares said:

peggyon said:

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I was thinking the same thing. Theses lyrics are loaded with hurt/angry feelings, not indifference.

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That irony is exactly what makes it great and funny lyrics...

I don't feel he was being ironic...sounds angry. I think he had a history of taking offense at the behavior he often indulged in.

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