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Revolution keyboardist shares untold stories from Prince's soon-to-be reissued 'Purple Rain'

Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman talks about the expanded reissue coming Friday.

http://www.startribune.com/revolution-keyboardist-shares-untold-stories-from-prince-s-soon-to-be-reissued-purple-rain/428738003/

So, has it been established how much involvement Prince had?

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Reply #1 posted 06/15/17 5:44pm

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Very cool. Thank you for this.

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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
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Reply #2 posted 06/15/17 5:58pm

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That's a nice interview.

[Edited 6/15/17 18:04pm]

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Reply #3 posted 06/15/17 8:08pm

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On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016

“It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.”

Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”

So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!
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Reply #4 posted 06/15/17 8:16pm

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rogifan said:

On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”
So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not.

Basically, but everyone is creaming their jeans as if she had definite knowledge to this remaster etc.

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #5 posted 06/15/17 8:38pm

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rogifan said:

On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”
So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!

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Yes it was a smart choice to include those two songs. It was a smart choice to include the other 9 songs too. Every song that was included in this upcoming release is a smart choice. Why? Because we're finally getting our ears and hands on these fantastic songs after all these years.

.

For all other future expanded edition albums we get, I don't care what vault songs are released with what albums. I just want 'em. I fucking want them all. I'll arrange them in my music collection in an order that makes sense for me.

.

I've purchased the 3 songs so far from iTunes, and I have my Amazon preorder to arrive as well. I can't wait for that. And I can't wait for the future releases and all the smart choices for songs they will include.

.

Thank you Prince. Thank you WB (YES, WB). Thank you Revolution. Thank you Susan Rogers. Now please get back to work and start planning those next releases.

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Reply #6 posted 06/15/17 8:57pm

rap

rogifan said:

On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”
So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!

Presumably, Prince submitted a tamer version, and WB has, funked fucked it up, so to speak.

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Reply #7 posted 06/16/17 2:33am

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rdhull said:



rogifan said:


On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”

So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not.

Basically, but everyone is creaming their jeans as if she had definite knowledge to this remaster etc.


--She appears to know nothing. I am confused by her comments about "We Can Funk" because I though this song had nothing to do with PR at all.
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Reply #8 posted 06/16/17 4:32am

paulludvig

Memory is a tricky thing.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #9 posted 06/16/17 6:00am

rogifan

injuredpinky said:



rogifan said:


On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”

So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!

.


Yes it was a smart choice to include those two songs. It was a smart choice to include the other 9 songs too. Every song that was included in this upcoming release is a smart choice. Why? Because we're finally getting our ears and hands on these fantastic songs after all these years.


.


For all other future expanded edition albums we get, I don't care what vault songs are released with what albums. I just want 'em. I fucking want them all. I'll arrange them in my music collection in an order that makes sense for me.


.


I've purchased the 3 songs so far from iTunes, and I have my Amazon preorder to arrive as well. I can't wait for that. And I can't wait for the future releases and all the smart choices for songs they will include.


.


Thank you Prince. Thank you WB (YES, WB). Thank you Revolution. Thank you Susan Rogers. Now please get back to work and start planning those next releases.


I don't think Rev members have anything to do with this release.
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Reply #10 posted 06/16/17 6:02am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:

rdhull said:



rogifan said:


On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”

So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not.

Basically, but everyone is creaming their jeans as if she had definite knowledge to this remaster etc.


--She appears to know nothing. I am confused by her comments about "We Can Funk" because I though this song had nothing to do with PR at all.

If that's the case even more stupid that it's on this release.
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Reply #11 posted 06/16/17 6:14am

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rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:
--She appears to know nothing. I am confused by her comments about "We Can Funk" because I though this song had nothing to do with PR at all.
If that's the case even more stupid that it's on this release.

It is stupid and very disrespectful. Not to mention the song is well known on the bootlegg circut lots of people have already heard before.

I want to know what happend to Wednesday by Jill Jones. I do not remember seeing Vanity being called Katrina in the PR script that has been floating around on the internet for years.

I realize at some point WB was going to have to put out something with or without Prince's okay because he signed a deal with them but at least they could have picked songs that had something to do with the film.

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Reply #12 posted 06/16/17 6:46am

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injuredpinky said:

rogifan said:

So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!

.

Yes it was a smart choice to include those two songs. It was a smart choice to include the other 9 songs too. Every song that was included in this upcoming release is a smart choice. Why? Because we're finally getting our ears and hands on these fantastic songs after all these years.

.

For all other future expanded edition albums we get, I don't care what vault songs are released with what albums. I just want 'em. I fucking want them all. I'll arrange them in my music collection in an order that makes sense for me.

.

I've purchased the 3 songs so far from iTunes, and I have my Amazon preorder to arrive as well. I can't wait for that. And I can't wait for the future releases and all the smart choices for songs they will include.

.

Thank you Prince. Thank you WB (YES, WB). Thank you Revolution. Thank you Susan Rogers. Now please get back to work and start planning those next releases.

exactly

Even though lots of guys are against WB - I would pay for PR Deluxe release.

Not because it would not be available on torrents shortly - but just becase I want to get othere releases - and that would only happen if people music.

And unlike most of Prince music - this one you could buy legally today smile))

I would pay for quality release of Montreux 2013 or 3rd eye girl Manchester show. Just tell me where should I put my money smile))

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Reply #13 posted 06/16/17 6:51am

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rogifan said:

On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”
So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!

Well we know Prince was involved in the PR remastering. He said it himself.
Lisa is just talking about some kind of 'amazement' that he would, because he pushes that 'not looking back' thing so much
You are disputing the 3rd CD. That is brought up on the thread about the discussion of the PR Deluxe

I assume you are not buy it at all or at least not the 3 disc version?

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Reply #14 posted 06/16/17 6:51am

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Knightoflight said:

injuredpinky said:

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Yes it was a smart choice to include those two songs. It was a smart choice to include the other 9 songs too. Every song that was included in this upcoming release is a smart choice. Why? Because we're finally getting our ears and hands on these fantastic songs after all these years.

.

For all other future expanded edition albums we get, I don't care what vault songs are released with what albums. I just want 'em. I fucking want them all. I'll arrange them in my music collection in an order that makes sense for me.

.

I've purchased the 3 songs so far from iTunes, and I have my Amazon preorder to arrive as well. I can't wait for that. And I can't wait for the future releases and all the smart choices for songs they will include.

.

Thank you Prince. Thank you WB (YES, WB). Thank you Revolution. Thank you Susan Rogers. Now please get back to work and start planning those next releases.

exactly

Even though lots of guys are against WB - I would pay for PR Deluxe release.

Not because it would not be available on torrents shortly - but just becase I want to get othere releases - and that would only happen if people music.

And unlike most of Prince music - this one you could buy legally today smile))

I would pay for quality release of Montreux 2013 or 3rd eye girl Manchester show. Just tell me where should I put my money smile))

WB is going to be out more stuff. Let's just hope they work with people that were around and do a better job next time. I expect better from then if it was another company since they have a history with him and many of the players who were around are avalible to give input. From Lisa's comments in the article I am going to assume no one spoke to the Revolution at all which just seems well stupid.

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Reply #15 posted 06/16/17 6:52am

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rogifan said:

injuredpinky said:

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Yes it was a smart choice to include those two songs. It was a smart choice to include the other 9 songs too. Every song that was included in this upcoming release is a smart choice. Why? Because we're finally getting our ears and hands on these fantastic songs after all these years.

.

For all other future expanded edition albums we get, I don't care what vault songs are released with what albums. I just want 'em. I fucking want them all. I'll arrange them in my music collection in an order that makes sense for me.

.

I've purchased the 3 songs so far from iTunes, and I have my Amazon preorder to arrive as well. I can't wait for that. And I can't wait for the future releases and all the smart choices for songs they will include.

.

Thank you Prince. Thank you WB (YES, WB). Thank you Revolution. Thank you Susan Rogers. Now please get back to work and start planning those next releases.

I don't think Rev members have anything to do with this release.

Actually they do, but I cannot say any more than that

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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OldFriends4Sale said:

rogifan said:

injuredpinky said: I don't think Rev members have anything to do with this release.

Actually they do, but I cannot say any more than that

Well explain this interview?

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Reply #17 posted 06/16/17 7:32am

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I love these tidbits. Lisa is my fave Prince associate.

Feel free to join in the Prince Song Poll 2016! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince songs, as decided by you!
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Reply #18 posted 06/16/17 7:39am

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She is my favorite Revolution member.

Moonbeam said:

I love these tidbits. Lisa is my fave Prince associate.

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Reply #19 posted 06/16/17 9:49am

rogifan

OldFriends4Sale said:



rogifan said:


On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”

So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!


Well we know Prince was involved in the PR remastering. He said it himself.
Lisa is just talking about some kind of 'amazement' that he would, because he pushes that 'not looking back' thing so much
You are disputing the 3rd CD. That is brought up on the thread about the discussion of the PR Deluxe


I assume you are not buy it at all or at least not the 3 disc version?



Yes I am disputing some of the song choices on the 3rd CD as being smart choices.
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Reply #20 posted 06/16/17 12:17pm

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It's cool to hear Lisa's comments and I love me some Lisa however I would much rather hear from Wendy who is much more articulate and could put much more meat into the stories behind the songs
[Edited 6/16/17 12:21pm]
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Reply #21 posted 06/16/17 4:56pm

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2020 said:

It's cool to hear Lisa's comments and I love me some Lisa however I would much rather hear from Wendy who is much more articulate and could put much more meat into the stories behind the songs [Edited 6/16/17 12:21pm]

Wendy is much more prone to distort the truth.

The wooh is on the one!
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paulludvig said:

2020 said:

It's cool to hear Lisa's comments and I love me some Lisa however I would much rather hear from Wendy who is much more articulate and could put much more meat into the stories behind the songs [Edited 6/16/17 12:21pm]

Wendy is much more prone to distort the truth.

You have never proven that

like U needed to believe Wendy was not on Irresistable Bitch

What's the matter with your life
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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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rogifan said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Well we know Prince was involved in the PR remastering. He said it himself.
Lisa is just talking about some kind of 'amazement' that he would, because he pushes that 'not looking back' thing so much
You are disputing the 3rd CD. That is brought up on the thread about the discussion of the PR Deluxe

I assume you are not buy it at all or at least not the 3 disc version?

Yes I am disputing some of the song choices on the 3rd CD as being smart choices.

I know, I'm saying I hope this thread doesn't turn into another thread already disputing some of the song choices... that is already active

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #24 posted 06/18/17 6:48am

rogifan

OldFriends4Sale said:



rogifan said:


OldFriends4Sale said:



Well we know Prince was involved in the PR remastering. He said it himself.
Lisa is just talking about some kind of 'amazement' that he would, because he pushes that 'not looking back' thing so much
You are disputing the 3rd CD. That is brought up on the thread about the discussion of the PR Deluxe


I assume you are not buy it at all or at least not the 3 disc version?



Yes I am disputing some of the song choices on the 3rd CD as being smart choices.


I know, I'm saying I hope this thread doesn't turn into another thread already disputing some of the song choices... that is already active




Well I'll stop talking about. Though I was just responding to a quote from the link. Maybe this thread needs to be merged into the other one, or maybe it's not such a big deal if sometimes a thread content overlaps with an existing thread content...
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Reply #25 posted 06/18/17 7:30am

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rogifan said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I know, I'm saying I hope this thread doesn't turn into another thread already disputing some of the song choices... that is already active

Well I'll stop talking about. Though I was just responding to a quote from the link. Maybe this thread needs to be merged into the other one, or maybe it's not such a big deal if sometimes a thread content overlaps with an existing thread content...

Overlap always happens, but history has proven once certain lines of though open, it just turns into a similar discussion already in progress. She says so much more in her interview than what about should or shouldn't be on the album. Actually I don't think she says that at all.

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #26 posted 06/18/17 8:18am

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rogifan said:

On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016 “It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.” Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”
So basically Lisa has no idea if he was involved with it or not. Throwing "We Can Fuck" and "Wonderful Ass on there - when it's well known how Prince felt about profanity later in his career - were smart choices? Really? There were no other songs from that time period they could have chosen instead? It's as bad as the Prince4Ever CD including Head and Sexy MF. hmph!

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you fucking people always need something to bitch about. dont fucking buy it.

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she mentions a line from Our Destiny/RD Garden about Gene Harlowe - isn't that line actually in Come Electra Tuedsay????? shows that even her memory isn't exactly perfecto!

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Reply #28 posted 06/18/17 10:59am

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This shit better be DAMN GOOD!

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Dandroppedadime said:

she mentions a line from Our Destiny/RD Garden about Gene Harlowe - isn't that line actually in Come Electra Tuedsay????? shows that even her memory isn't exactly perfecto!

Where did she mention this?

It seems (and I could be wrong...) that you wanted to rush to say 'shows that even her memory isn't exactly perfecto'

When all U had to do was read/quote/cut n paste, the part you are finding fault with ...

Maybe your memory isn't exactly perfecto? lol or maybe you are talking about another interview where she mentions a line from Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden about Gene Harlowe?

On the new songs — starting with “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden,” which the Revolution is performing on its current tour

They were two different songs at first. Prince sang “Our Destiny,” then he had Coleman record it on lead vocals and then Jill Jones do it. Coleman said Prince was caught up about a line about Rita Hayworth that didn’t please him.

To Coleman, “Roadhouse Garden” was “such a good time. It reminds me of a sunny day in Minneapolis and things were good. We were in a good mood. Prince was really happy. It felt like a true story.”

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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