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Prince Wrote About Women In a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can't

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.

https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/prince-and-the-power-of-women

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Reply #1 posted 05/22/17 12:15am

FullLipsDotNos
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wildsign woot! yes

full lips, freckles, and upturned nose
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Reply #2 posted 05/22/17 5:06am

Krid

"Head" and "Let's Pretend we're Married" immediately come to mind ... wink
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Reply #3 posted 05/22/17 7:28am

PurpleYoda3121

You take it for granted listening to him, but when you really pay attention to how he talks about women versus other artists, then and now, it's quite a difference.

First example that comes to mind is Darling Nikki. In the song, Nikki seduces him, takes him back to her place, leaves before he wakes up, and then leaves her number. That's the exact reverse of how one night stands are usually portrayed in culture. And this was 1983/4. Even today when male singers talk about a forward woman, it's ultimately the guy deciding to let her approach him or be on top of him. And even that's rare.

U fall in love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #4 posted 05/22/17 4:08pm

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Over the top, i don't see anything special or different.

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Reply #5 posted 05/22/17 4:12pm

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yeah that back seat scenario in Lady Cab Driver is so tender. What a man what a man what a mighty good man.

What would we do without all these jerks anyway? Besides, all our friends are here.
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Reply #6 posted 05/22/17 4:24pm

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rdhull said:

yeah that back seat scenario in Lady Cab Driver is so tender. What a man what a man what a mighty good man.

lol Indeed.

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Reply #7 posted 05/23/17 12:35am

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rdhull said:

yeah that back seat scenario in Lady Cab Driver is so tender. What a man what a man what a mighty good man.

It doesn't start out tender for sure. And by the end he's talking about the sun the moon and the stars and how beautifully complex women are...But yeah, carry on...

Not like I love my guitar....
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Reply #8 posted 05/23/17 6:34am

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jayseajay said:



rdhull said:


yeah that back seat scenario in Lady Cab Driver is so tender. What a man what a man what a mighty good man.



It doesn't start out tender for sure. And by the end he's talking about the sun the moon and the stars and how beautifully complex women are...But yeah, carry on...


Yep, right after he got through juicing in her after yelling out the ills of the world with each thrust upon her. Miss me with that oh after he was so nice.
What would we do without all these jerks anyway? Besides, all our friends are here.
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Reply #9 posted 05/23/17 6:36am

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By the way, what did he or anybody have against Yosemite Sam ?
What would we do without all these jerks anyway? Besides, all our friends are here.
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Reply #10 posted 05/23/17 7:07am

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rdhull said:

By the way, what did he or anybody have against Yosemite Sam ?


You got an early start today. lol

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #11 posted 05/23/17 8:10am

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I think he was trying to acknowledge, nurture and love his feminine side too.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #12 posted 05/23/17 8:17am

jimmy3121

Justin Timberlake

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Reply #13 posted 05/23/17 2:48pm

jayseajay

rdhull said:

jayseajay said:

It doesn't start out tender for sure. And by the end he's talking about the sun the moon and the stars and how beautifully complex women are...But yeah, carry on...

Yep, right after he got through juicing in her after yelling out the ills of the world with each thrust upon her. Miss me with that oh after he was so nice.

This is for the cab you have to drive for no money at all
This is for why I wasn't born like my brother, handsome and tall
This is for politicians who are bored and believe in war
This, yeah, that's for me, that's who that one's for
This is for discrimination and egotists who think supreme
And this is for whoever taught you how to kiss in designer jeans
That one's for, that one's for, for you have to live
This one's for the rich, not all of 'em, just the greedy,
The ones that don't know how to give
This one's for Yosemite Sam and the tourists at Disneyland

So he comes here right?

And then all these thrusts are just pillow talk:

And this one oh yeah, that's the one
That's for that's for the, the creator of man
This is for the sun, the moon, the stars, the tourists at Disneyland
This is for the ocean, the sea, the shore
This is for and that's for you, and that's who that one's for
This is for the women, so beautifully complex
This one's for love without sex
This is for the wind that blows no matter how fast or slow
Not knowing where I'm going
This galaxy's better than not having a place to go
And now I know (I know)

Okaaaaaay.

Not like I love my guitar....
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