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Reply #300 posted 03/13/18 7:27am

pinkcashmere23

206Michelle said:

amethyst68 said:

I was just about to post the lyrics for this song. In this song, he repeats Te Amo, Te Amo.

"Teacher (teacher), healer (healer), feeler (feeler), sight 4 sore eyes
(Let me look at your eyes - U're so pretty)
Oh, yes U are, baby
(Ooh my) Don't U know U're my friend, my lover, my sister, love of my life (mother/wife)
Yeah, baby, yes U are

["Te amo" is "I love U"]
(Ooh my) Friend (te amo), lover (te amo), sister (te amo), mother/wife
(Hug me, hug me, hug me baby, U are my life)
(I'll stay with U 4ever) [x2]
Till death do us part, baby (Yes sir!)
Air (te amo), food (te amo), water (te amo), love (love of my life)
U are the only, only love of my life"

This led me to believe "Te Amo Corazon" has to be directed to her as well.

I'm thinking that he says "Te Amo" in FLSMW because Mayte's native language is Spanish. I suspect that "Te Amo Corazon" may be about Mani due to the timing of its release and some of the lyrics ("At 42,000 feet above the sea, dust of the earth and the knowledge tree"). I could be wrong, though.

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What is unique about some of the songs he wrote for Mayte, is he makes it very clear that he wrote them for her. There are endless debates on the org about whom is the subject of songs like The Beautiful Ones and Adore. However, there is no debating about whom he wrote FLSMW, The Holy River, Let's Have a Baby, The One, The Morning Papers; they are all about Mayte. If he didn't make it clear in the song that she was the subject, it's somewhere in the liner notes, in an interview, in their wedding program, or in the music video. People can say what they want to say abou her. However, the deep love Prince prince had for Mayte cannot be denied.

That's very true!

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Reply #301 posted 03/13/18 7:39am

pinkcashmere23

amethyst68 said:

206Michelle said:

Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife

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FLSMW

Source: https://www.pinterest.com...561730971/

I was just about to post the lyrics for this song. In this song, he repeats Te Amo, Te Amo.

"Teacher (teacher), healer (healer), feeler (feeler), sight 4 sore eyes
(Let me look at your eyes - U're so pretty)
Oh, yes U are, baby
(Ooh my) Don't U know U're my friend, my lover, my sister, love of my life (mother/wife)
Yeah, baby, yes U are

["Te amo" is "I love U"]
(Ooh my) Friend (te amo), lover (te amo), sister (te amo), mother/wife
(Hug me, hug me, hug me baby, U are my life)
(I'll stay with U 4ever) [x2]
Till death do us part, baby (Yes sir!)
Air (te amo), food (te amo), water (te amo), love (love of my life)
U are the only, only love of my life"

This led me to believe "Te Amo Corazon" has to be directed to her as well.

I've always felt Te Amo Corazon is about Mayte as well for the same reason.That's my favorite part of FLSMW along with the sound of the surf at the end.

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Reply #302 posted 03/13/18 7:55am

purplefam99

magdalena32 said:

what video is this from?

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Reply #303 posted 03/13/18 8:00am

dodger

When I first heard Tictacto I wondered if the lines:

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'If u ever get the chance 2 travel back 2 ancient dance
Tell this balletina that I wish her well & happy romance'

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were a reference to Mayte and then they were printed in her book so maybe she or someone close to her thought the same.

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Reply #304 posted 03/13/18 9:50am

amethyst68

dodger said:

When I first heard Tictacto I wondered if the lines:


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'If u ever get the chance 2 travel back 2 ancient dance
Tell this balletina that I wish her well & happy romance'


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were a reference to Mayte and then they were printed in her book so maybe she or someone close to her thought the same.



No doubt about it.
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Reply #305 posted 03/13/18 10:41am

pinkcashmere23

amethyst68 said:

dodger said:

When I first heard Tictacto I wondered if the lines:

.

'If u ever get the chance 2 travel back 2 ancient dance
Tell this balletina that I wish her well & happy romance'

.

were a reference to Mayte and then they were printed in her book so maybe she or someone close to her thought the same.

No doubt about it.

I associated those lyrics with Mayte as well.I didn't know that they were in her book.

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Reply #306 posted 03/13/18 11:19am

dodger

pinkcashmere23 said:



amethyst68 said:


dodger said:

When I first heard Tictacto I wondered if the lines:


.


'If u ever get the chance 2 travel back 2 ancient dance
Tell this balletina that I wish her well & happy romance'


.


were a reference to Mayte and then they were printed in her book so maybe she or someone close to her thought the same.



No doubt about it.

I associated those lyrics with Mayte as well.I didn't know that they were in her book.



Yes that line is printed near the beginning in between 2 paragraphs which made me wonder if she’d heard the song or someone pointed the line out to her. Probably the latter
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Reply #307 posted 03/13/18 11:51am

pinkcashmere23

dodger said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

I associated those lyrics with Mayte as well.I didn't know that they were in her book.

Yes that line is printed near the beginning in between 2 paragraphs which made me wonder if she’d heard the song or someone pointed the line out to her. Probably the latter

Interesting! I wonder if she was listening to Prince's more recent music.Thanks!

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Reply #308 posted 03/13/18 3:06pm

magdalena32

purplefam99 said:

magdalena32 said:

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what video is this from?

The first clip is from the Blue Light video and the one on the bottom is from The Morning Papers(3 Chains O' Gold version)

[Edited 3/13/18 15:07pm]

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Reply #309 posted 03/13/18 3:28pm

purplefam99

magdalena32 said:

purplefam99 said:

what video is this from?

The first clip is from the Blue Light video and the one on the bottom is from The Morning Papers(3 Chains O' Gold version)

[Edited 3/13/18 15:07pm]

thx!!! mag32.

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Reply #310 posted 03/13/18 5:34pm

malbena

I realize now how much they were on stage together. There is definitely an artistic connection. Very toned, beautiful, but so young.
This is my normal life. These marital standards cannot be recreated with money.
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Reply #311 posted 03/14/18 8:24am

benni

This song was written by Savage Garden, after they heard an interview in which Prince was talking about Mayte. If I recall correctly, in the interview, Prince said that he believed he had dreamed Mayte into life and the lead singer of Savage Garden heard that and believed it was a beautiful testament to the love between Prince and Mayte and wrote this song because of that interview.


"I Knew I Loved You"

Maybe it's intuition
But some things you just don't question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I've found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[chorus:]

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

There's just no rhyme or reason
only this sense of completion
and in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I'm searching for
I think I found my way home
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[repeat chorus]

A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I found you

[repeat chorus to fade]






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Reply #312 posted 03/14/18 8:46am

amethyst68

benni said:

This song was written by Savage Garden, after they heard an interview in which Prince was talking about Mayte. If I recall correctly, in the interview, Prince said that he believed he had dreamed Mayte into life and the lead singer of Savage Garden heard that and believed it was a beautiful testament to the love between Prince and Mayte and wrote this song because of that interview.


"I Knew I Loved You"

Maybe it's intuition
But some things you just don't question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I've found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[chorus]

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

There's just no rhyme or reason
only this sense of completion
and in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I'm searching for
I think I found my way home
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[repeat chorus]

A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I found you

[repeat chorus to fade]









OMG! I loved this song. How cool to know your love for someone was inspiring for someone else.
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Reply #313 posted 03/14/18 9:43am

Empress

This is a beautiful thread. Thanks for all the lovely photo's and for all the positive comments. Very refreshing.

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Reply #314 posted 03/14/18 9:59am

PennyPurple

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Never knew that. Thanks for sharing Benni!

benni said:

This song was written by Savage Garden, after they heard an interview in which Prince was talking about Mayte. If I recall correctly, in the interview, Prince said that he believed he had dreamed Mayte into life and the lead singer of Savage Garden heard that and believed it was a beautiful testament to the love between Prince and Mayte and wrote this song because of that interview.


"I Knew I Loved You"

Maybe it's intuition
But some things you just don't question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I've found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[chorus]

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

There's just no rhyme or reason
only this sense of completion
and in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I'm searching for
I think I found my way home
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[repeat chorus]

A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I found you

[repeat chorus to fade]






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Reply #315 posted 03/14/18 5:14pm

Rainbow1

benni said:

This song was written by Savage Garden, after they heard an interview in which Prince was talking about Mayte. If I recall correctly, in the interview, Prince said that he believed he had dreamed Mayte into life and the lead singer of Savage Garden heard that and believed it was a beautiful testament to the love between Prince and Mayte and wrote this song because of that interview.


"I Knew I Loved You"

Maybe it's intuition
But some things you just don't question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I've found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[chorus]

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

There's just no rhyme or reason
only this sense of completion
and in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I'm searching for
I think I found my way home
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[repeat chorus]

A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I found you

[repeat chorus to fade]






This is so cool! Its is really nice to know that Prince's words can inspire another artist and read these lyrics its almost like an indirect love message from Prince to Mayte but through Savage Garden. I love learning about this.

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Reply #316 posted 03/14/18 5:16pm

Rainbow1

Empress said:

This is a beautiful thread. Thanks for all the lovely photo's and for all the positive comments. Very refreshing.

I totally agree with you. It is really refreshing and I am loving it. Learned and saw so many images and clips of Matye and Prince and how deep their love was.

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Reply #317 posted 03/14/18 5:17pm

Rainbow1

Rainbow1 said:

benni said:

This song was written by Savage Garden, after they heard an interview in which Prince was talking about Mayte. If I recall correctly, in the interview, Prince said that he believed he had dreamed Mayte into life and the lead singer of Savage Garden heard that and believed it was a beautiful testament to the love between Prince and Mayte and wrote this song because of that interview.


"I Knew I Loved You"

Maybe it's intuition
But some things you just don't question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I've found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[chorus]

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

There's just no rhyme or reason
only this sense of completion
and in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I'm searching for
I think I found my way home
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

[repeat chorus]

A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I found you

[repeat chorus to fade]






This is so cool! Its is really nice to know that Prince's words can inspire another artist and read these lyrics its almost like an indirect love message from Prince to Mayte but through Savage Garden. I love learning about this.

Did Prince know that this song was inspired by him?

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Reply #318 posted 03/14/18 6:34pm

amethyst68

Icon (October 1998)

“On Valentine’s Day 1996 The Artist married Mayte Garcia. She grew up around the world, a military brat family was stationed longest in Germany. At the age of five, she belly danced on the television show That’s Incredible. In her teens, Mayte became a prima ballerina with the Wiesbaden Ballet. According to various sources, at one of his concerts in Germany, The Artist caught sight of her and said to a friend: “That’s my wife.” She was 16 (he was 32).

Now 24, and taller than her husband, Mayte has an angelic smile and a shapely dancer’s body, two overly friendly Yorkshire terriers, Mia and Mary, who scamper around Paisley at will, a hotpink BMW 750iL, a five-carat diamond ring, and a sweet, just slightly Spanish accented voice not unlike Jenifer Lopez’s. Described as an “iron fist in a velvet glove,” she choreographs for NPG Dance Company, in which dancers move to Prince’s music in ways based on classical, modern, and hip-hop styles. She also directed the video for her husband’s latest single, “The One” and plans to make others. (People who know the couple say her being a natural dancer is a large part of his attraction to her.)

"Their marriage is the best thing that could ve happened to him,” says a former girlfriend. “That woman obviously is for him. All that has transpired in the last four years, in making him more human and willing to be open, is because of her.”

Asked how he knew Mayte was the one, The Artist said: “God tells you who’s the one. If you don’t have a relationship with God you’re in trouble. That gives you something to put everything in line.” Then asked if he enjoyed being married he said, “I’m not afraid of the rain anymore, because my wife built me a garden. Now the lightning and thunder put energy in the vegetables and give me energy to talk to you.””
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Reply #319 posted 03/14/18 7:09pm

benni

Rainbow1 said:

Rainbow1 said:

This is so cool! Its is really nice to know that Prince's words can inspire another artist and read these lyrics its almost like an indirect love message from Prince to Mayte but through Savage Garden. I love learning about this.

Did Prince know that this song was inspired by him?


I don't know if he did, or not. The interview they gave in which they talked about was on a national program (unfortunately, I can't remember which now), so he may have.

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Reply #320 posted 03/14/18 7:19pm

amethyst68

Jet (May 1997)

“When he talks about his wife, Mayte, his eyes fill with tears of love and joy. These are tears of a happy man who has made a long journey around the world and has finally found what he was looking for.

“When you are in love with someone, you can see God,” he believes. “God is love; real love is perfect.”

The happy couple married on Valentine’s Day in 1996 in Minneapolis during a private ceremony (JET, March 4 1996). “I didn’t take any pictures at my wedding. Mayte said, ’I don’t want a lot of people; we need room in the church because a lot of angels are going to be there.’”

He is thankful for his wife’s loving support. “Through her eyes I could see different things.””
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Reply #321 posted 03/14/18 8:22pm

amethyst68

Tower Tecords Magazine (February 2000)

“The only person closer to The Artist than Graham is Mayte, whose support he credits for the success of his spiritual search. Raised in Puerto Rico, she was only 16 when they met. The aspiring singer immediately made an impression by being unimpressed by his fame. “I knew who he was,” she remembers, “but it was more like, ŒWow, you’re great. Let’s go eat.”’

The pampered star loved it. “She looked at me for who I was,” he says, regarding her lovingly. Mayte beams. “If I was being a jerk, she’d say, ŒYou know, you’re really being a jerk.’ She was my friend for years before everything started going click, click, click. She mothered me.”
[Edited 3/14/18 20:22pm]
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Reply #322 posted 03/14/18 8:46pm

pinkcashmere23

Prince spoke so lovingly about Mayte in those interviews and almost as if she was his first love.Nice to read them again.Thanks for posting!

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Reply #323 posted 03/14/18 9:31pm

amethyst68

Ex-girlfriend Devin Devasquez

“To me, the saddest part of Prince’s story is that he died without having a loving relationship towards the end of his life. He died without experiencing the joy of fatherhood. There is no doubt by the time his Emancipation CD arrived in the mid ‘90s, Prince had found true love and happiness with his bride, Mayte. However, the tragedy of losing their child would be something that would eventually tear them apart. And he never got as close to another woman.”
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Reply #324 posted 03/15/18 5:26am

GrayDorian

PennyPurple said:

Image result for prince and mayte

Lots of nice pics shared, thanks! This one is probably my fave.

Even in his jimmy jams, Prince has got style in abundance. cool

I love that the doggie is snoozing on the bed with them too. I wonder if she snored (the dog, that is! smile ).

'Style is puppy breath' wink

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Reply #325 posted 03/15/18 6:38am

anangellooksdo
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pinkcashmere23 said:

Prince spoke so lovingly about Mayte in those interviews and almost as if she was his first love.Nice to read them again.Thanks for posting!



Yes, this was something much more innocent and healthy than what he had with Vanity, who I believe he cared for but was in a big obsession with (both of them), that was really painful.
Of course this ended painfully too, and Prince was surely not without his traumas in life.
That is why we relate to him so much.
But also, we love and admire him because he did so well, regardless.
Was he a perfect human being? No.
Did he grow to giving, and loving people, without feeding his desires? Yes.
[Edited 3/15/18 6:39am]
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #326 posted 03/15/18 7:04am

pinkcashmere23

anangellooksdown said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

Prince spoke so lovingly about Mayte in those interviews and almost as if she was his first love.Nice to read them again.Thanks for posting!

Yes, this was something much more innocent and healthy than what he had with Vanity, who I believe he cared for but was in a big obsession with (both of them), that was really painful. Of course this ended painfully too, and Prince was surely not without his traumas in life. That is why we relate to him so much. But also, we love and admire him because he did so well, regardless. Was he a perfect human being? No. Did he grow to giving, and loving people, without feeding his desires? Yes. [Edited 3/15/18 6:39am]

I agree.I was struck by the mention in the interview with Jet that his eyes filled with tears of joy when talking about Mayte.He spoke like he had never experienced feelings of that magnitude before.It certainly reflects in the lyrics and music that he was writing at the time.

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Reply #327 posted 03/15/18 7:57am

purplefam99

i think that her youth and unworldliness, after so so long being in that place of sex machine

worldliness was so so so cleansing and renewing for Prince. That he saw the world a new in her,

like have a baby all things are again new. i think that the love was deep deep deep, but

a bit idealistic. I think when tradegy struck she went to her most recent place (childhood) to cope

and he already a seasoned adult when to an even more adult coping space. He couldn't

retreive his ability to comfort the child in her and she wasn't seasoned enough in her new adult

self to console him. This is most heart breaking thing because without these moments of fire we

can't forge ourselves and i think if they could have found a way all things would have been different.

They were in love and are a family and i guess i believe that maybe this whole thing forged them for something

else to which we aren't privy.

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Reply #328 posted 03/15/18 8:10am

pinkcashmere23

purplefam99 said:

i think that her youth and unworldliness, after so so long being in that place of sex machine

worldliness was so so so cleansing and renewing for Prince. That he saw the world a new in her,

like have a baby all things are again new. i think that the love was deep deep deep, but

a bit idealistic. I think when tradegy struck she went to her most recent place (childhood) to cope

and he already a seasoned adult when to an even more adult coping space. He couldn't

retreive his ability to comfort the child in her and she wasn't seasoned enough in her new adult

self to console him. This is most heart breaking thing because without these moments of fire we

can't forge ourselves and i think if they could have found a way all things would have been different.

They were in love and are a family and i guess i believe that maybe this whole thing forged them for something

else to which we aren't privy.

Very much agree!

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Reply #329 posted 03/15/18 9:58am

amethyst68

purplefam99 said:

i think that her youth and unworldliness, after so so long being in that place of sex machine


worldliness was so so so cleansing and renewing for Prince. That he saw the world a new in her,


like have a baby all things are again new. i think that the love was deep deep deep, but


a bit idealistic. I think when tradegy struck she went to her most recent place (childhood) to cope


and he already a seasoned adult when to an even more adult coping space. He couldn't


retreive his ability to comfort the child in her and she wasn't seasoned enough in her new adult


self to console him. This is most heart breaking thing because without these moments of fire we


can't forge ourselves and i think if they could have found a way all things would have been different.


They were in love and are a family and i guess i believe that maybe this whole thing forged them for something


else to which we aren't privy.



I think she dealt with it better than he did. He wanted to pretend it didn’t happen then he wanted to pretend that he was okay instead of admitting the loss and admitting the pain behind it. There’s an interview I read recently from back then where he says “there are rumors my child died.” It was loss on him that speaking about the things that pain you the most can be healing for you and other people going through the same tragedy.
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