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Thread started 05/31/17 7:37pm

Militant

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It's June.

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."



This track is so haunting to me.

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Reply #1 posted 05/31/17 7:54pm

luvgirl

Militant said:

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."



This track is so haunting to me.



Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #2 posted 05/31/17 8:11pm

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luvgirl said:

Militant said:

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."

This track is so haunting to me.

Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?

Prince must have dispensed of his silly JoHo beliefs and finally converted to Pastafarianism.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #3 posted 05/31/17 8:15pm

luvgirl

bluegangsta said:



luvgirl said:


Militant said:

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."

This track is so haunting to me.



Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?

Prince must have dispensed of his silly JoHo beliefs and finally converted to Pastafarianism.




Yeh mon... lol
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #4 posted 05/31/17 8:29pm

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bluegangsta said:

Prince must have dispensed of his silly JoHo beliefs and finally converted to Pastafarianism.

Yeh mon... lol

I find that statement Pastaphobic. It characterizes us as one particular race.

You disgust me.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #5 posted 06/01/17 4:24am

Lovejunky

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Militant said:

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."



This track is so haunting to me.

Me too...there is a guy on face book who has made an hour long extended edit..

I played it at my last dinner party...

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #6 posted 06/01/17 4:30am

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our bodies got used 2 each other
now they're used 2 the sound
of richie havens' voice on the vinyl
spinnin' round and round

music

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #7 posted 06/01/17 4:43am

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I dig the bass at the very last...
klick
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Reply #8 posted 06/01/17 5:01am

jdcxc

Beautiful song. Some brilliant moments on his last three albums.
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Reply #9 posted 06/01/17 5:08am

ashkenaz

Maybe he was planning on re-opening Hulk Hogan's Pastamania chain.
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Reply #10 posted 06/01/17 10:14pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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Bittersweet.

How long do you wanna be loved. Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #11 posted 06/02/17 1:56pm

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Richie Haven transitioned April 22, 2013...dude. I can't...

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #12 posted 06/02/17 2:22pm

precioux

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Richie Haven transitioned April 22, 2013...dude. I can't...





Whaaaa??? eyepop
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Reply #13 posted 06/02/17 2:56pm

Lovejunky

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precioux said:

roxy831 said:

Richie Haven transitioned April 22, 2013...dude. I can't...

Whaaaa??? eyepop

My eyes are popping too...

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #14 posted 06/02/17 4:12pm

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There is a therapy technic where the therapist stimulates the patient through ocular lateral movements or alternating sounds, while the patient simultaneously accesses stored traumatic or painful memory. When I first heard June on my phones and noticed the sounds coming alternately it made me hmmm hmmm hmmm

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Reply #15 posted 06/02/17 4:53pm

luvgirl

Richie Haven transitioned April 22, 2013...dude. I can't..

eek That's unbelievable. That song... sad
[Edited 6/2/17 17:31pm]
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #16 posted 06/03/17 1:22am

Bluu

luvgirl said:

Militant said:

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."



This track is so haunting to me.

Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?



I was just talking with a friend of mine this afternoon about what I think he's singing about on this track. About a year back I attempted to parse out meaning. See below.

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It's dinnertime. Prince is sitting in the kitchen with a simmering pot of pasta he has placed on the stove. While waiting for the food to cook, he is on the phone with a woman. Both search for the right words to start a conversation.


In the privacy of his mind, he asks her, in wonder and awe, how she came to be here. On Earth. In his life. The kind of existential questions that come to mind about those we love deeply, but are too afraid to come out and ask, for fear our words will reveal the intensity of our feelings.

The phone call starts with him inquiring into what she ordered when she went to lunch that day at some eatery. He echoes her surprise--"how would I know"--as if prompting her (or maybe himself) to search out and find the answer: that he is infatuated. Even the smallest, most insignificant details of her day are of interest to him.

Internally, he reflects on the one-sided nature of their relationship: she is emotionally unattached; he is starving for her affection. A shared past of physical and emotional intimacy plays out in his mind. On the phone, he makes small talk by sharing with her his affinity for the music of the sixties.

Some indefinable stretch of time has passed in waiting. Distractedly, he registers that it's some celeb's birthday. Mostly he notes the date for its full moon. It's nighttime.

His awareness shifts to the present as the smell of burning pasta snaps him back to reality: "It's June." The celeb is him, and June 7th is nearly come and gone. An afterthought. He spent the day alone, waiting for his lover to call, but the call never comes through. The entire conversation took place in his mind. This woman is not going to show up, nor will she ever be a serious part of his life, because she couldn't even be bothered to be with him on his birthday. And because she is married. But he waited all day for her anyways because he is hopelessly in love and can't face that she does not feel the same for him.

The arrival of June is heralded, not by celebration, but by the loneliness of unrequited love.

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Damn, its gonna make me cry looking so deeply into this song....

My interpretation may not be correct of course, so I'd like to read other fans' insights into the song. "June" is but one of many very worthwhile examples of Prince's formidable songwriting and storytelling skills. Haunting indeed.


[Edited 6/3/17 3:48am]

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Reply #17 posted 06/03/17 2:08am

Bluu

JUNE


Pasta simmers on the stove in June
Makes no sense yet, but it will soon
Conversation starters come way too hard
Nobody wants to be the martyr,
playin' the wrong cards
Why did you come to this planet?
Why did you come to this life?
How can you be everybody's dream,
and still be somebody's wife?
Tell me, what did you have for lunch today?
That's right, how would I know?
How would I know?
You are off somewhere, being free
while I starve in the lonesome cold.
Our bodies got used to each other
Now they're used to the sound
of Richie Havens' voice on the vinyl,
spinning round and round, round and round
Sometimes I feel I was born way too late
Shoulda been born on the Woodstock stage
But I'm just here, waitin', and waitin', and waitin'
Somebody famous had a birthday today
All I saw was another full moon
What's that?
Something's burning on the stove
Must be the pasta
Must be the pasta
Oh yeah, it's June

[Edited 6/3/17 2:09am]

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Reply #18 posted 06/03/17 2:24pm

cloveringold85

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Bluu said:

luvgirl said:

Militant said: Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?



I was just talking with a friend of mine this afternoon about what I think he's singing about on this track. About a year back I attempted to parse out meaning. See below.

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It's dinnertime. Prince is sitting in the kitchen with a simmering pot of pasta he has placed on the stove. While waiting for the food to cook, he is on the phone with a woman. Both search for the right words to start a conversation.


In the privacy of his mind, he asks her, in wonder and awe, how she came to be here. On Earth. In his life. The kind of existential questions that come to mind about those we love deeply, but are too afraid to come out and ask, for fear our words will reveal the intensity of our feelings.

The phone call starts with him inquiring into what she ordered when she went to lunch that day at some eatery. He echoes her surprise--"how would I know"--as if prompting her (or maybe himself) to search out and find the answer: that he is infatuated. Even the smallest, most insignificant details of her day are of interest to him.

Internally, he reflects on the one-sided nature of their relationship: she is emotionally unattached; he is starving for her affection. A shared past of physical and emotional intimacy plays out in his mind. On the phone, he makes small talk by sharing with her his affinity for the music of the sixties.

Some indefinable stretch of time has passed in waiting. Distractedly, he registers that it's some celeb's birthday. Mostly he notes the date for its full moon. It's nighttime.

His awareness shifts to the present as the smell of burning pasta snaps him back to reality: "It's June." The celeb is him, and June 7th is nearly come and gone. An afterthought. He spent the day alone, waiting for his lover to call, but the call never comes through. The entire conversation took place in his mind. This woman is not going to show up, nor will she ever be a serious part of his life, because she couldn't even be bothered to be with him on his birthday. And because she is married. But he waited all day for her anyways because he is hopelessly in love and can't face that she does not feel the same for him.

The arrival of June is heralded, not by celebration, but by the loneliness of unrequited love.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Damn, its gonna make me cry looking so deeply into this song....

My interpretation may not be correct of course, so I'd like to read other fans' insights into the song. "June" is but one of many very worthwhile examples of Prince's formidable songwriting and storytelling skills. Haunting indeed.


[Edited 6/3/17 3:48am]

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prince sad disbelief cry bawl

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[Edited 6/3/17 14:25pm]

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #19 posted 06/03/17 7:07pm

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roxy831 said:

Richie Haven transitioned April 22, 2013...dude. I can't...

omg

Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #20 posted 06/03/17 8:54pm

luvgirl

Bluu said:



luvgirl said:


Militant said:

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."



This track is so haunting to me.



Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?




I was just talking with a friend of mine this afternoon about what I think he's singing about on this track. About a year back I attempted to parse out meaning. See below.


-----



It's dinnertime. Prince is sitting in the kitchen with a simmering pot of pasta he has placed on the stove. While waiting for the food to cook, he is on the phone with a woman. Both search for the right words to start a conversation.



In the privacy of his mind, he asks her, in wonder and awe, how she came to be here. On Earth. In his life. The kind of existential questions that come to mind about those we love deeply, but are too afraid to come out and ask, for fear our words will reveal the intensity of our feelings.


The phone call starts with him inquiring into what she ordered when she went to lunch that day at some eatery. He echoes her surprise--"how would I know"--as if prompting her (or maybe himself) to search out and find the answer: that he is infatuated. Even the smallest, most insignificant details of her day are of interest to him.


Internally, he reflects on the one-sided nature of their relationship: she is emotionally unattached; he is starving for her affection. A shared past of physical and emotional intimacy plays out in his mind. On the phone, he makes small talk by sharing with her his affinity for the music of the sixties.


Some indefinable stretch of time has passed in waiting. Distractedly, he registers that it's some celeb's birthday. Mostly he notes the date for its full moon. It's nighttime.


His awareness shifts to the present as the smell of burning pasta snaps him back to reality: "It's June." The celeb is him, and June 7th is nearly come and gone. An afterthought. He spent the day alone, waiting for his lover to call, but the call never comes through. The entire conversation took place in his mind. This woman is not going to show up, nor will she ever be a serious part of his life, because she couldn't even be bothered to be with him on his birthday. And because she is married. But he waited all day for her anyways because he is hopelessly in love and can't face that she does not feel the same for him.


The arrival of June is heralded, not by celebration, but by the loneliness of unrequited love.


-----



Damn, its gonna make me cry looking so deeply into this song....


My interpretation may not be correct of course, so I'd like to read other fans' insights into the song. "June" is but one of many very worthwhile examples of Prince's formidable songwriting and storytelling skills. Haunting indeed.



[Edited 6/3/17 3:48am]



Interesting interpretation.
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #21 posted 06/03/17 9:27pm

purplegirl00

Bluu said:

luvgirl said:

Militant said: Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?



I was just talking with a friend of mine this afternoon about what I think he's singing about on this track. About a year back I attempted to parse out meaning. See below.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


It's dinnertime. Prince is sitting in the kitchen with a simmering pot of pasta he has placed on the stove. While waiting for the food to cook, he is on the phone with a woman. Both search for the right words to start a conversation.


In the privacy of his mind, he asks her, in wonder and awe, how she came to be here. On Earth. In his life. The kind of existential questions that come to mind about those we love deeply, but are too afraid to come out and ask, for fear our words will reveal the intensity of our feelings.

The phone call starts with him inquiring into what she ordered when she went to lunch that day at some eatery. He echoes her surprise--"how would I know"--as if prompting her (or maybe himself) to search out and find the answer: that he is infatuated. Even the smallest, most insignificant details of her day are of interest to him.

Internally, he reflects on the one-sided nature of their relationship: she is emotionally unattached; he is starving for her affection. A shared past of physical and emotional intimacy plays out in his mind. On the phone, he makes small talk by sharing with her his affinity for the music of the sixties.

Some indefinable stretch of time has passed in waiting. Distractedly, he registers that it's some celeb's birthday. Mostly he notes the date for its full moon. It's nighttime.

His awareness shifts to the present as the smell of burning pasta snaps him back to reality: "It's June." The celeb is him, and June 7th is nearly come and gone. An afterthought. He spent the day alone, waiting for his lover to call, but the call never comes through. The entire conversation took place in his mind. This woman is not going to show up, nor will she ever be a serious part of his life, because she couldn't even be bothered to be with him on his birthday. And because she is married. But he waited all day for her anyways because he is hopelessly in love and can't face that she does not feel the same for him.

The arrival of June is heralded, not by celebration, but by the loneliness of unrequited love.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Damn, its gonna make me cry looking so deeply into this song....

My interpretation may not be correct of course, so I'd like to read other fans' insights into the song. "June" is but one of many very worthwhile examples of Prince's formidable songwriting and storytelling skills. Haunting indeed.


[Edited 6/3/17 3:48am]

Interesting thoughts to ponder. hmmm Thank you for sharing this.

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Reply #22 posted 07/07/17 7:49am

scherp17

I couldn't stop listening to this song after he passed and it has haunted me ever since. I think among the many things that make me ache inside when I listen to it is the bass; how the sound penetrates through me. Interestingly enough, when I researched that particular style of bass sound, it led me to discover Jaco Pastorius, who was the bass player for Prince's favorite singer , Joni Mitchell. (Of course it's Prince playing bass for this song.)

The rain will come down, then U will have 2 choose. If U believe, look 2 the dawn and U shall never lose.
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Reply #23 posted 07/07/17 7:50am

scherp17

cloveringold85 said:

Bluu said:



I was just talking with a friend of mine this afternoon about what I think he's singing about on this track. About a year back I attempted to parse out meaning. See below.

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It's dinnertime. Prince is sitting in the kitchen with a simmering pot of pasta he has placed on the stove. While waiting for the food to cook, he is on the phone with a woman. Both search for the right words to start a conversation.


In the privacy of his mind, he asks her, in wonder and awe, how she came to be here. On Earth. In his life. The kind of existential questions that come to mind about those we love deeply, but are too afraid to come out and ask, for fear our words will reveal the intensity of our feelings.

The phone call starts with him inquiring into what she ordered when she went to lunch that day at some eatery. He echoes her surprise--"how would I know"--as if prompting her (or maybe himself) to search out and find the answer: that he is infatuated. Even the smallest, most insignificant details of her day are of interest to him.

Internally, he reflects on the one-sided nature of their relationship: she is emotionally unattached; he is starving for her affection. A shared past of physical and emotional intimacy plays out in his mind. On the phone, he makes small talk by sharing with her his affinity for the music of the sixties.

Some indefinable stretch of time has passed in waiting. Distractedly, he registers that it's some celeb's birthday. Mostly he notes the date for its full moon. It's nighttime.

His awareness shifts to the present as the smell of burning pasta snaps him back to reality: "It's June." The celeb is him, and June 7th is nearly come and gone. An afterthought. He spent the day alone, waiting for his lover to call, but the call never comes through. The entire conversation took place in his mind. This woman is not going to show up, nor will she ever be a serious part of his life, because she couldn't even be bothered to be with him on his birthday. And because she is married. But he waited all day for her anyways because he is hopelessly in love and can't face that she does not feel the same for him.

The arrival of June is heralded, not by celebration, but by the loneliness of unrequited love.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Damn, its gonna make me cry looking so deeply into this song....

My interpretation may not be correct of course, so I'd like to read other fans' insights into the song. "June" is but one of many very worthwhile examples of Prince's formidable songwriting and storytelling skills. Haunting indeed.


[Edited 6/3/17 3:48am]

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prince sad disbelief cry bawl

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[Edited 6/3/17 14:25pm]

Very nice interpretation!!

The rain will come down, then U will have 2 choose. If U believe, look 2 the dawn and U shall never lose.
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Reply #24 posted 07/07/17 12:17pm

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I guarantee u it's a daydream. Who tapped into whose day dream is another question entirely.
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Reply #25 posted 07/07/17 2:39pm

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to me the song is about the high price he paid for fame, fame gave him a lot, but it seems to have taken more...and as he got older it hurt him more...
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Reply #26 posted 07/07/17 9:09pm

dreamer5

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There is a therapy technic where the therapist stimulates the patient through ocular lateral movements or alternating sounds, while the patient simultaneously accesses stored traumatic or painful memory. When I first heard June on my phones and noticed the sounds coming alternately it made me hmmm hmmm hmmm

This is a really interesting observation. This is called EMDR. May be be a stretch, but he was always ahead of everyone else--who knows--healing his fams with his music.

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Reply #27 posted 07/08/17 7:19am

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Bluu said:

luvgirl said:

Militant said: Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?



I was just talking with a friend of mine this afternoon about what I think he's singing about on this track. About a year back I attempted to parse out meaning. See below.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


It's dinnertime. Prince is sitting in the kitchen with a simmering pot of pasta he has placed on the stove. While waiting for the food to cook, he is on the phone with a woman. Both search for the right words to start a conversation.


In the privacy of his mind, he asks her, in wonder and awe, how she came to be here. On Earth. In his life. The kind of existential questions that come to mind about those we love deeply, but are too afraid to come out and ask, for fear our words will reveal the intensity of our feelings.

The phone call starts with him inquiring into what she ordered when she went to lunch that day at some eatery. He echoes her surprise--"how would I know"--as if prompting her (or maybe himself) to search out and find the answer: that he is infatuated. Even the smallest, most insignificant details of her day are of interest to him.

Internally, he reflects on the one-sided nature of their relationship: she is emotionally unattached; he is starving for her affection. A shared past of physical and emotional intimacy plays out in his mind. On the phone, he makes small talk by sharing with her his affinity for the music of the sixties.

Some indefinable stretch of time has passed in waiting. Distractedly, he registers that it's some celeb's birthday. Mostly he notes the date for its full moon. It's nighttime.

His awareness shifts to the present as the smell of burning pasta snaps him back to reality: "It's June." The celeb is him, and June 7th is nearly come and gone. An afterthought. He spent the day alone, waiting for his lover to call, but the call never comes through. The entire conversation took place in his mind. This woman is not going to show up, nor will she ever be a serious part of his life, because she couldn't even be bothered to be with him on his birthday. And because she is married. But he waited all day for her anyways because he is hopelessly in love and can't face that she does not feel the same for him.

The arrival of June is heralded, not by celebration, but by the loneliness of unrequited love.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Damn, its gonna make me cry looking so deeply into this song....

My interpretation may not be correct of course, so I'd like to read other fans' insights into the song. "June" is but one of many very worthwhile examples of Prince's formidable songwriting and storytelling skills. Haunting indeed.


[Edited 6/3/17 3:48am]

This...is some bad-assery. I'll bite. I like this particular breakdown.

Walking alone in the dark, I see nothing u see
I can be in a park, or flying in the…in the deep sea
I wish u’d hold my hand; then everything could b
There’s nothing strange, we’re not deranged
We only want everyday 2 b a Cosmic Day
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Reply #28 posted 07/08/17 7:22am

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dreamer5 said:

Telecaster5 said:

There is a therapy technic where the therapist stimulates the patient through ocular lateral movements or alternating sounds, while the patient simultaneously accesses stored traumatic or painful memory. When I first heard June on my phones and noticed the sounds coming alternately it made me hmmm hmmm hmmm

This is a really interesting observation. This is called EMDR. May be be a stretch, but he was always ahead of everyone else--who knows--healing his fams with his music.

And of one the books that he left in his office is "THE QUICKENING" which deals with this in detail.

ALSO, I was listening to an episode of The Prince Podcast this week, which occured right after PP opened last fall. The gentleman being questioned pointed out that the little kitchen/lounge by the atrium (which was left as-is) had a calendar in it, and it was turned to JUNE.

I did NOT notice that myself when I went to PP in April. eek

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #29 posted 07/08/17 7:55am

BlueShakooo

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luvgirl said:


Militant said:

"Pasta simmers on the stove..."

This track is so haunting to me.



Yes, it's very haunting. What is your theory on what the lyrics might mean?

Prince must have dispensed of his silly JoHo beliefs and finally converted to Pastafarianism.




TOO FUNNY!
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