Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince Died

Prince Died.

Being world-famous isn't too good for your health. It seems it is the surest way to die at a very young age.  I used to be into Prince in high school. When Doves Cry was my favorite song back then. I wonder if Prince was singing about his own upbringing while pursing a lover in this song?

    "Dig if you will the picture
    Of you and I engaged in a kiss
    The sweat of your body covers me
    Can you my darling
    Can you picture this?
    Dream if you can a courtyard
    An ocean of violets in bloom
    Animals strike curious poses
    They feel the heat
    The heat between me and you
    How can you just leave me standing?
    Alone in a world that's so cold? (So cold)
    Maybe I'm just too demanding
    Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
    Maybe you're just like my mother
    She's never satisfied (She's never satisfied)
    Why do we scream at each other
    This is what it sounds like
    When doves cry
    Touch if you will my stomach
    Feel how it trembles inside
    You've got the butterflies all tied up
    Don't make me chase you
    Even doves have pride
    How can you just leave me standing?"


  1. I changed my mind about him after I found out nothing compares2you was his and this was back in music snob days when if a song didn't fit a narrow window of what I deemed acceptable I would dismiss it out of hand. I missed out on a lot of good music because of my narrow minded thinking. Well I didn't miss it I just found myself with a lot of catching up to do.

    1. His stuff is hard to find even on Youtube, Prince hated the internet. Do you mean the song by Sinead written by Prince? It was a good song. I am sure I missed some good artists just with time and money constraints.

  2. Yeah that's it. I bet I know why he hated the Internet. I was going to do a post too and I tried to find a song that wasn't some warmed over slop from some guy living in his mothers basement. They were all remixes that were little more than hatchet jobs on the original or karaoke or live performances from the super bowl he did. As an artist I don't think he would have been happy with any of the versions that were crowding out his original releases.

  3. Someone told me that he wrote Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper but I can't anything to back it up.

    1. According to Wickedpedia, that song was written by Cyndi Lauper and Hooters member Rob Hyman.

  4. He had no interest in the Internet, cell phones "hell no!" or any kind of technology of this sort. (No doubt the people around him took care of that "problem.") He dismissed it as a "fad." But the technology he used in the studio was quite impressive. He was a very prolific song writer and gave "Nohing Compares" to Sinead. The part of this song, "maybe you're just like my mother, she's never satisfied" caught me immediately as well. He would have his staff find his music where ever it appeared and poof it immediately.
    This has been a lousy year for deaths of some great singer/songwriters. And it's only April.

    1. I wish some corrupt politicians would drop dead instead of the best musicians. Some of those they are old even and it's like they will live forever. No heart attacks or weird illnesses for them. He had misgivings with the internet and all the tech and some of those I think are true ones. Nothing Compares is one of my favorite songs, I think I have it posted on here somewhere, and he had many written elsewhere, I think of the Bangles. I wonder if his mother was a narcissist maybe why he turned to art. Yeah it's only April, makes you wonder who will be next :(