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Reply #30 posted 10/02/19 2:26pm

violetcrush

namepeace said:



violetcrush said:


namepeace said:



IIRC, it was!



Yes, JFK Jr did in fact use Forever In My Life for the first dance at his wedding smile A beautiful and heartfelt love song that never gets old ❤️


Didn't Prince perform it himself?


No, Prince did not attend the wedding. They just played the song, or possibly had a band play it.
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Prince, during his 1996 appearance on Oprah, played the beginning of the song on his Piano when Oprah asked him to play something for her. He then mentioned that JFK played it at his wedding - I think he had recently wed Caroline.
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Reply #31 posted 10/02/19 2:50pm

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peppeken said:

donnyenglish said:

And God Created Woman

2 guys though lol


If I Was Your Girlfriend lol
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Reply #32 posted 10/02/19 6:28pm

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Sugar Walls




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Reply #33 posted 10/03/19 4:57pm

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I used this at mine.

Until the end of time, I truly adore you.
You own my heart and mind, I truly adore you.
If one day* I’m struck blind, you’re beauty I’d still see.
Love is too weak to define just what you mean to me.

*Lyric change intentional.

Oh and then later that night I threw in a few lines from the unreleased track, Pickle!
[Edited 10/1/19 9:16am]

Yes was thinking of this x
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Reply #34 posted 10/03/19 4:58pm

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Thank u all. Great community x
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Reply #35 posted 10/04/19 6:27am

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Sister

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ROTFLMAO

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #36 posted 10/04/19 7:54am

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lust said:

I used this at mine. Until the end of time, I truly adore you. You own my heart and mind, I truly adore you. If one day* I’m struck blind, you’re beauty I’d still see. Love is too weak to define just what you mean to me. *Lyric change intentional. Oh and then later that night I threw in a few lines from the unreleased track, Pickle! [Edited 10/1/19 9:16am]



I've never quite understood the line: "Love is too weak to define just what you mean to me."





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Reply #37 posted 10/04/19 8:24am

LoveGalore

lurker316 said:



lust said:


I used this at mine. Until the end of time, I truly adore you. You own my heart and mind, I truly adore you. If one day* I’m struck blind, you’re beauty I’d still see. Love is too weak to define just what you mean to me. *Lyric change intentional. Oh and then later that night I threw in a few lines from the unreleased track, Pickle! [Edited 10/1/19 9:16am]



I've never quite understood the line: "Love is too weak to define just what you mean to me."







Considering who the song is about and when it was written, probably just a kind way of saying he cares about her a whole lot and always will whether he's in love with her or not.
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Reply #38 posted 10/04/19 9:18am

violetcrush

lurker316 said:



lust said:


I used this at mine. Until the end of time, I truly adore you. You own my heart and mind, I truly adore you. If one day* I’m struck blind, you’re beauty I’d still see. Love is too weak to define just what you mean to me. *Lyric change intentional. Oh and then later that night I threw in a few lines from the unreleased track, Pickle! [Edited 10/1/19 9:16am]



I've never quite understood the line: "Love is too weak to define just what you mean to me."







It means that he loves her so much, and she means so much to him that he needs a stronger or better word than “love” to tell her how he feels about her.
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Reply #39 posted 10/24/19 6:46am

PacketMan

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Didn't Mayte do a version of TMBGITW where it was changed to "Most Beautiful BOY in the World"? Or am I just crazy, and have disremembered this? I am almost sure it was on a You Tube video...

It's true. It was on her "Child of the Sun" album.

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Reply #40 posted 10/24/19 7:21am

scratchtasia

I selected "Forever in My Life" for the wedding mix CD that we gave as a party favor at our reception. (Unfortunately, it didn't work out to be forever, but never mind that.)

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Reply #41 posted 10/24/19 8:13am

laytonian

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I think the answer begins and ends with "Forever In My Life."


^^^^^ This.
Its musicality and depth come from simple words and it doesn't ramble like "Adore" (which does nothing to me).

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #42 posted 10/24/19 2:16pm

violetcrush

laytonian said:



namepeace said:


I think the answer begins and ends with "Forever In My Life."




^^^^^ This.
Its musicality and depth come from simple words and it doesn't ramble like "Adore" (which does nothing to me).


YES!!!! It says everything about the depth of his love without any added filler. That drum beat gets me every time. And when he did the mash up with IT and the “it’s gonna be alright” chant it just makes it the perfect love song.
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You know it’s a decent love song if JFK Jr chose it as the song for the first dance at his wedding!! 😍 💜
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Reply #43 posted 10/24/19 5:21pm

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"Forever in My Life" always felt a little egotistical to me, referring to his love in the broader context of his own life's trajectory/journey (self), whereas "Adore" is purely about the object of his affection with no caveats (or, totally about another).

[Edited 10/24/19 17:23pm]

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Reply #44 posted 10/24/19 5:29pm

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Yeah, I dunno, I know everyone loves citing JFK Jr. 'til the end of time, but that first verse and the constant references to "man's journey". You really wanna start of your marriage reminding your significant other of your old days fooling around, juggling hearts, driving "a body to the ground"? Just cut to the chase and talk about her and only her.... not how you're a man merely afraid to "walk on his own".... I mean I dig the beat, but as a romantic sentiment I almost get "Cream" singing in the mirror vibes.... Telling himself "don't be afraid." This is like the song you put on the morning after your bachelor party to convince yourself to go through with it, amidst a first-verse of almost passive-aggressive self-congratulation/borderline regret.

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I think it can be pulled off if you're a Prince, or a JFK Jr. or like... a Brad Pitt, Leo DiCaprio, Will Smith in Hitch type. Like if you're rocking that James Bond Smash Adams aesthetic. But for Joe Six-Pack man on the street it sounds a tad lofty... maybe it's just me.

[Edited 10/24/19 17:41pm]

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Reply #45 posted 10/24/19 6:53pm

violetcrush

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Yeah, I dunno, I know everyone loves citing JFK Jr. 'til the end of time, but that first verse and the constant references to "man's journey". You really wanna start of your marriage reminding your significant other of your old days fooling around, juggling hearts, driving "a body to the ground"? Just cut to the chase and talk about her and only her.... not how you're a man merely afraid to "walk on his own".... I mean I dig the beat, but as a romantic sentiment I almost get "Cream" singing in the mirror vibes.... Telling himself "don't be afraid." This is like the song you put on the morning after your bachelor party to convince yourself to go through with it, amidst a first-verse of almost passive-aggressive self-congratulation/borderline regret.


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I think it can be pulled off if you're a Prince, or a JFK Jr. or like... a Brad Pitt, Leo DiCaprio, Will Smith in Hitch type. Like if you're rocking that James Bond Smash Adams aesthetic. But for Joe Six-Pack man on the street it sounds a tad lofty... maybe it's just me.

[Edited 10/24/19 17:41pm]


Oh, I disagree. I love the confessional at the start of the song. It emphasizes the fact that he always intended to be a playboy or to “juggle hearts”, but that changed when he fell in love with her “I never imagined love would rain on me” - it’s a confessional. He’s being completely honest about his life and feelings.
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I also think it’s far from an egotistical song. The lyrics “you are my savior, you are my light”, and “you are my hero, you are my future, when I am with you I have no past” are beautiful sentiments toward her. Not sure how much more endearing he could get.
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The deep drumbeat and acoustic guitar combo is Prince completely stripped down, which was very unusual for him and makes it more special. It was him baring his heart and feelings. I love every live performance of this, especially the 3/87 show at First Ave. Really emotional performance.
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Reply #46 posted 10/24/19 7:11pm

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Jughead comes to mind.
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Reply #47 posted 10/24/19 7:11pm

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violetcrush said:

Oh, I disagree. I love the confessional at the start of the song. It emphasizes the fact that he always intended to be a playboy or to “juggle hearts”, but that changed when he fell in love with her “I never imagined love would rain on me” - it’s a confessional. He’s being completely honest about his life and feelings.

Right--but this is why I don't really think it works for anybody who isn't a notorious playboy like a Prince, or a JFK Jr., or a suave movie star. The opening lines make it definitively about Prince in the context of Prince's life. Hardly applicable to the average Joe in a standard marriage where monogamy is the order of the day, not the exception to the rule... I mean it's worth noting the playboy qualities so exude from the lyrics that the character of the person singing song never actually did get married after all--he hopped right back into that "three-ring circus."

violetcrush said:

I also think it’s far from an egotistical song. The lyrics “you are my savior, you are my light”, and “you are my hero, you are my future, when I am with you I have no past” are beautiful sentiments toward her. Not sure how much more endearing he could get.

Yeah, but, that's much later in the song after he already reminded his future wife of the Felix the Cat endless bag of booty he's turning down in order to be with her, with the constant refrains about "man's journey."

I dunno, I feel like a more romantic sentiment would get direct to the point--the object of his affection--exactly like "Adore" does. No meandering about giving up his playboy life, just completely about love. "Forever in My Life" provides a context that feels wholly exclusive to Prince and not average dude getting married.

violetcrush said:

The deep drumbeat and acoustic guitar combo is Prince completely stripped down, which was very unusual for him and makes it more special. It was him baring his heart and feelings. I love every live performance of this, especially the 3/87 show at First Ave. Really emotional performance.

See I feel "Crazy You" did this aesthetic more intimate and stripped down, musically at least, and that was right at the start of his career.

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Reply #48 posted 10/24/19 7:20pm

violetcrush

WhisperingDandelions said:



violetcrush said:


Oh, I disagree. I love the confessional at the start of the song. It emphasizes the fact that he always intended to be a playboy or to “juggle hearts”, but that changed when he fell in love with her “I never imagined love would rain on me” - it’s a confessional. He’s being completely honest about his life and feelings.

Right--but this is why I don't really think it works for anybody who isn't a notorious playboy like a Prince, or a JFK Jr., or a suave movie star. The opening lines make it definitively about Prince in the context of Prince's life. Hardly applicable to the average Joe in a standard marriage where monogamy is the order of the day, not the exception to the rule... I mean it's worth noting the playboy qualities so exude from the lyrics that the character of the person singing song never actually did get married after all--he hopped right back into that "three-ring circus."




violetcrush said:


I also think it’s far from an egotistical song. The lyrics “you are my savior, you are my light”, and “you are my hero, you are my future, when I am with you I have no past” are beautiful sentiments toward her. Not sure how much more endearing he could get.

Yeah, but, that's much later in the song after he already reminded his future wife of the Felix the Cat endless bag of booty he's turning down in order to be with her, with the constant refrains about "man's journey."

I dunno, I feel like a more romantic sentiment would get direct to the point--the object of his affection--exactly like "Adore" does. No meandering about giving up his playboy life, just completely about love. "Forever in My Life" provides a context that feels wholly exclusive to Prince and not average dude getting married.




violetcrush said:


The deep drumbeat and acoustic guitar combo is Prince completely stripped down, which was very unusual for him and makes it more special. It was him baring his heart and feelings. I love every live performance of this, especially the 3/87 show at First Ave. Really emotional performance.

See I feel "Crazy You" did this aesthetic more intimate and stripped down, musically at least, and that was right at the start of his career.


He hadn’t been around enough to use the “juggling hearts” lyric in Crazy You though. I love the way he set it up in FIML, because he’s saying “this is where I was before I met you, but being with you has made me want to stop that”. Then he goes on to detail why he wants to be with her forever - all the things she is to him and what she brings to his life. He’s saying she is what is good in his life.
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I think all very fitting for wedding vows smile
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Reply #49 posted 10/28/19 6:27pm

williamb610

"I pay the rent in this raggedy mothafucka...all u do is suckup food and heat!"

"For someone who cant stand TV dinners...u showl eat enough of them muthafuckas!" lol

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Reply #50 posted 11/06/19 8:04am

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Spoken outro of the Mustang Mix

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Reply #51 posted 11/06/19 2:00pm

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Write your own marraige vows, not the words of someone else, and save the Pricne stuff for the dance(s). I'd say make your marriage yours and personal, epescially the vows.

WE went with "The One" for the first dance and busted out "Love" later on for a groom and bridesmaids number.

In full disclosure I'm divorced now but I made it 10 years so take any advice I give with a grain of salt and, of course, do what you want.

I just can't imagine using someone else's words to express my own feelings and promises, at least on that sort of stage where the stakes are so high. I've cribbed lyrics and done "I love you" mix tapes and shit but, personally, I think your wedding should primarily be an expression of yourself.

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Reply #52 posted 11/06/19 2:17pm

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Might as well go for broke and do, "Let's Have A Baby"!

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Reply #53 posted 11/06/19 2:42pm

violetcrush

herb4 said:

Write your own marraige vows, not the words of someone else, and save the Pricne stuff for the dance(s). I'd say make your marriage yours and personal, epescially the vows.

WE went with "The One" for the first dance and busted out "Love" later on for a groom and bridesmaids number.

In full disclosure I'm divorced now but I made it 10 years so take any advice I give with a grain of salt and, of course, do what you want.

I just can't imagine using someone else's words to express my own feelings and promises, at least on that sort of stage where the stakes are so high. I've cribbed lyrics and done "I love you" mix tapes and shit but, personally, I think your wedding should primarily be an expression of yourself.


Right. JFK Jr used FIML as the first dance song, which is great. Vows should be specific and personal to the couple and their own story.
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Reply #54 posted 11/06/19 3:35pm

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Venus de Milo

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #55 posted 11/06/19 3:42pm

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"Let's Have A Baby"

Proof that Prince could do a song about marriage with this title when other couldn't.

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Reply #56 posted 11/07/19 8:03pm

Aethelherring

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The wise 1 who understood the law
That was handed down from God long ago
Reflected the true meaning 2 his woman every day
And she surrendered her discerning of it n2 his care and keeping
Because she trusted he would lead the right way
Her children n subjection 2 her and she n subjection 2 the wise 1
The wise 1 n subjection 2 the almighty God
And 4ever is n subjection 2 God

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Reply #57 posted 11/08/19 8:31am

timmie

I've Never felt a love that runs so deep
The way we communicate is in the way we breathe
U told me "This is the safest place u'll ever be"
So tie me down, i'm ready
I wonder if i'm the only wisdom that u seek
Open me up, i'll be the best book u'll ever read
If beauty and presence and power were the key
So, stop the car, i'm ready
I question if this is how it feels to be alive
I see ur spirit smile in between ur sighs
Pick me up, wash me down with the color of ur eyes
So if i die 2nite, i'm ready
Nothing more
Nothing more
There will never be nothing more
There is nothing
Bring out the child that resides untamed
Tho our bodies age, the fire still remains
And with each rising sun, our souls interwoven and this is what i call Heaven
And there's nothing more
There is nothing
There is nothing

Nothing More - Andy Allo


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Reply #58 posted 11/09/19 7:25am

violetcrush

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"Let's Have A Baby"

Proof that Prince could do a song about marriage with this title when other couldn't.

But this wasn't about marriage. It was about her being pregnant with his child....

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Reply #59 posted 11/09/19 7:26am

violetcrush

EmmaMcG said:

peppeken said:
2 guys though lol
If I Was Your Girlfriend lol

"For you naked, I would dance a ballet" LOVE that line!!! love

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