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Thread started 07/28/17 12:40am

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

somebody famous HAD a birthday today...

the most eerie part of June has to be that line...

why would he sing it in the past tense?

My take on the song??

The whole song is about...

a dream he had... where he died...

or maybe it was his fear of dying that he couldn't stop thinking about

Pasta simmers on the stove in June...

--simmers means ideas simmering in the back of his mind during his dream

if you simmer about something... you're in inward turmoil

It's Prince thinking about his birthday bc it's June...

Makes no sense yet, but it will soon

--Confused by his dream, unclear on what he truly believes in...

--bc he talks one way and acts another--constant turmoil--he's thinking about death on his birthday

Conversation starters come way too hard

--Introducing the truth about his life is difficult


Nobody wants to be the martyr,

--doesnt want to feel shame


playin' the wrong cards

--4 coming out and saying he's an addict


Why did you come to this planet?

--talking to himself, bc all he wants to do is drugs so he questions his existence


Why did you come to this life?

--talking to himself again, bc all he wants to do is drugs so he questions his life... inward turmoil

How can you be everybody's dream,

--talking to himself, how can he be a rock legend one instant


and still be somebody's wife?

--talking to himself, yet how can he be insignificant the next

--being Somebody’s wife means that your nothing… no significant value


Tell me, what did you have for lunch today?

--talking to himself, upset at himelf bc he knows he didn't eat lunch bc he doesn't care about food anymore


That's right, how would I know?
How would I know?

--he's not present anymore in real life bc he's on drugs


You are off somewhere, being free

--talking to himself... telling himself that his mind is on another planet on drugs


while I starve in the lonesome cold.

----talking to himself, telling himself that even though he is high he's really all alone


Our bodies got used to each other

--talking to himself, telling himself that drugs are his norm


Now they're used to the sound
of Richie Havens' voice on the vinyl,
spinning round and round, round and round

--he's soothed by his mind spinning on drugs


Sometimes I feel I was born way too late

--his timing is off bc of the drugs


Shoulda been born on the Woodstock stage

--his way of coming out saying he's using drugs


But I'm just here, waitin', and waitin', and waitin'

--he's high as a kite doing nothing


Somebody famous had a birthday today

--he died in his dream, that's why he's talking in the past tense about himself


All I saw was another full moon

--a full moon signals… werewolves… insanity… and death... which occurs very often during full moons in movies and folk lore…


What's that?

--surprised he's thinking about death


Something's burning on the stove

--the burning signals his death


Must be the pasta
Must be the pasta

--his thoughts
Oh yeah, it's June

--ironically it's his birthday when he has this dream about his death

it's about the Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde addiction caused in him

what's your take? Am I crazy? Or can you relate to some or part of my take on June?



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Reply #1 posted 07/28/17 1:27am

TheEnglishGent

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Something smells and it ain't the coffee. whofarted

RIP sad
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Reply #2 posted 07/28/17 2:25am

airth

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I have no problem with people wanting to interpret lyrics in whatever way is meaningful for them. But I think in this case you're bending them to fit a narrative you've perhaps become fixated on. I might add that the use of 'had' is in no way strange when reflecting on the day's events in the evening.

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Reply #3 posted 07/28/17 2:37am

IstenSzek

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seems to me like you're the one on drugs eek

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #4 posted 07/28/17 7:59am

ISaidLifeIsJus
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TheEnglishGent said:



Something smells and it ain't the coffee. whofarted

lol

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Reply #5 posted 07/28/17 9:33am

partyup77

I think it is more likely to have been written in past tense because he stopped celebrating bdays rather than it being forshadowing.

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Reply #6 posted 07/28/17 10:04am

0uterageous

All I saw was another full moon whistle

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Reply #7 posted 07/28/17 10:52am

BEAUGARDE

Pls don't make me dislike the song

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Reply #8 posted 07/28/17 2:05pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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Don't over think it.

How long do you wanna be loved. Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #9 posted 07/28/17 8:08pm

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IstenSzek said:

seems to me like you're the one on drugs eek


Co-sign
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Reply #10 posted 07/29/17 8:26pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

laurarichardson said:

IstenSzek said:

seems to me like you're the one on drugs eek

Co-sign

Why? Because of the obvious to anyone who accepts that Prince was an addict for a very long time... addiction with pills takes years if ever to bring you face to face with the grim reaper...

Seems to me like you're still in denial about Prince's lifelong addiction

Do you know how many songs he wrote that are solely about his addiction? I bet you wouldn't. Because you deny the fact that Prince had a severe drug and sex addiction... I guess you believe he found religion, right? That he stopped cussing because he purified himself in the Lake Minnetonka of Jehovah's Witness... Funny ain't it? No, not that he nearly accidentally killed himself on an airplane two weeks before his demise... but funny that most of you who responded to my post publicly chastised me and said I must be using drugs to have a take on the song like I do... No, what's funny is that you think the song is about pasta simmering on a stove in June... That's not just funny, that's f'n hilarious!!!

So, Prince decides to end Hit n Run with a song about cooking food in the kitchen??

I see...so... your take is he's daydreaming about martyrs and playing the wrong cards in Poker while he's simmering pasta on the stove in June that he accidentally burned the night before and decided to write a song about his kitchen catastrophe because he's a gourmet chef and still upset at himself for burning pasta... which IS funny because pasta doesn't really burn... unless you boil it for 75 minutes until all of the water evaporates and you burn the kitchen down...

so according to you, Prince writes lyrics like a 3rd grader who's still upset he burned his pasta... ...

so tell me Laura and ItsenSzek... why do you like Prince? Why are you on the org? Obviously not because you think he's a poetic lryrical genius because instead of commenting on the lyrics of the song which was all I wrote about in this post... you decided to comment on the drugs that you think I ingested while I wrote the thread... So... let me guide you... your response to my post should be about the lyrics of the song and what you think he meant by his lyrics... FYI (that's an abbreviation meaning "For your Information"), I received 3 private messages agreeing with my post and thanking me for my insight because they were too embarrased to leave a public post after you two ruined the thread accusing me of being on drugs when you know nothing about me... You don't need to apologize to me... but please stop trolling threads... it took me 30 minutes to decipher that song... in case you didn't know... Prince speaks in code in his songs... open for interpretation... he's not going to come out and say he's addicted to pills and blow so I suggest you read between the lines... then you'll be able to appreciate his genius even more...

So...

Little Red Corvette is about a car? Or is it about Prince's first prostitute?

Starfish and Coffee, maple syrup and jam is about breakfast and sea animals? Or is it about drugs?

The Morning Papers is about newpapers... or is it about his critics

Tamborine is about a musical instrument? Or is it about masturbation?

Dig if you will his poetic genius... or don't and take him literally... but please... I said please... respond to the thread...

Or keep on judging people you know nothing about and have never met before...

word to the wise... be kind...

honey attracts more flies than vinegar

that means kindness will get you further in life because you'll have more opportunity

[Edited 7/29/17 20:38pm]

[Edited 7/29/17 20:50pm]

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Reply #11 posted 07/29/17 8:42pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

Wlcm2thdwn3 said:

Don't over think it.

what's does the song mean to you? Please comment in the thread!

Thank you for your response!

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Reply #12 posted 07/29/17 9:04pm

laurarichardso
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ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:



laurarichardson said:


IstenSzek said:

seems to me like you're the one on drugs eek



Co-sign



Why? Because of the obvious to anyone who accepts that Prince was an addict for a very long time... addiction with pills takes years if ever to bring you face to face with the grim reaper...



Seems to me like you're still in denial about Prince's lifelong addiction



Do you know how many songs he wrote that are solely about his addiction? I bet you wouldn't. Because you deny the fact that Prince had a severe drug and sex addiction... I guess you believe he found religion, right? That he stopped cussing because he purified himself in the Lake Minnetonka of Jehovah's Witness... Funny ain't it? No, not that he nearly accidentally killed himself on an airplane two weeks before his demise... but funny that most of you who responded to my post publicly chastised me and said I must be using drugs to have a take on the song like I do... No, what's funny is that you think the song is about pasta simmering on a stove in June... That's not just funny, that's f'n hilarious!!!



So, Prince decides to end Hit n Run with a song about cooking food in the kitchen??



I see...so... your take is he's daydreaming about martyrs and playing the wrong cards in Poker while he's simmering pasta on the stove in June that he accidentally burned the night before and decided to write a song about his kitchen catastrophe because he's a gourmet chef and still upset at himself for burning pasta... which IS funny because pasta doesn't really burn... unless you boil it for 75 minutes until all of the water evaporates and you burn the kitchen down...


so according to you, Prince writes lyrics like a 3rd grader who's still upset he burned his pasta... ...


so tell me Laura and ItsenSzek... why do you like Prince? Why are you on the org? Obviously not because you think he's a poetic lryrical genius because instead of commenting on the lyrics of the song which was all I wrote about in this post... you decided to comment on the drugs that you think I ingested while I wrote the thread... So... let me guide you... your response to my post should be about the lyrics of the song and what you think he meant by his lyrics... FYI (that's an abbreviation meaning "For your Information"), I received 3 private messages agreeing with my post and thanking me for my insight because they were too embarrased to leave a public post after you two ruined the thread accusing me of being on drugs when you know nothing about me... You don't need to apologize to me... but please stop trolling threads... it took me 30 minutes to decipher that song... in case you didn't know... Prince speaks in code in his songs... open for interpretation... he's not going to come out and say he's addicted to pills and blow so I suggest you read between the lines... then you'll be able to appreciate his genius even more...


So...


Little Red Corvette is about a car? Or is it about Prince's first prostitute?


Starfish and Coffee, maple syrup and jam is about breakfast and sea animals? Or is it about drugs?


The Morning Papers is about newpapers... or is it about his critics


Tamborine is about a musical instrument? Or is it about masturbation?



Dig if you will his poetic genius... or don't and take him literally... but please... I said please... respond to the thread...


Or keep on judging people you know nothing about and have never met before...


word to the wise... be kind...


honey attracts more flies than vinegar


that means kindness will get you further in life because you'll have more opportunity







[Edited 7/29/17 20:38pm]

[Edited 7/29/17 20:50pm]


It does not take 30 years to become addicted to these pain pills and he would have been dead years ago. People are prescribed these things after surgeries or placed on them for maintence and get hooked within months. I can also tell you are a newbie everybody knows how Starfish and Coffee came along and it has nothing to do with drugs and none of the other songs you mentioned this some if us think you might be on drug.
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Reply #13 posted 07/29/17 9:11pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

laurarichardson said:


It does not take 30 years to become addicted to these pain pills and he would have been dead years ago. People are prescribed these things after surgeries or placed on them for maintence and get hooked within months. I can also tell you are a newbie everybody knows how Starfish and Coffee came along and it has nothing to do with drugs and none of the other songs you mentioned this some if us think you might be on drug.

True... some get hooked within months...

newbie?? why because it says I joined in 2012??

more like 1997... different name... I used to be Phunk

thank you for responding to my second post...

but please... what does the song mean to you?

Is he writing a song about a catastrophe in the kitchen cooking pasta?

I respect that if you think that!

I do!

I want to know what the song means to you!

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Reply #14 posted 08/03/17 11:49pm

Lovejunky

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"Does everything have to have meaning ?


“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
http://prince.org/msg/15/445991
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Reply #15 posted 08/04/17 3:13am

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whofarted

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #16 posted 08/04/17 6:20pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

Lovejunky said:

"Does everything have to have meaning ?


I like to believe so...

Some of his songs have such deep metaphors

Others not so much...

I just thought this one was tremendous...

the ones that open to mulitiple interpretations are the ones that grab me

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Reply #17 posted 08/04/17 6:53pm

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ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

Lovejunky said:

"Does everything have to have meaning ?


I like to believe so...

Some of his songs have such deep metaphors

Others not so much...

I just thought this one was tremendous...

the ones that open to mulitiple interpretations are the ones that grab me

Yeah...but somehow you seem to only find ONE interpretation !!!!

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
http://prince.org/msg/15/445991
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Reply #18 posted 08/04/17 7:29pm

moonsister

ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:



Lovejunky said:


"Does everything have to have meaning ?





I like to believe so...


Some of his songs have such deep metaphors


Others not so much...


I just thought this one was tremendous...


the ones that open to mulitiple interpretations are the ones that grab me



These critics have a history with each other, scores to settle, internet "debts" to each other, the mistaken notion that being snarky makes them better people than the rest of us. They are probably clinically depressed and some of them are clearly drunk. I think lots of them are at home all day on disability insurance. biggrin
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Reply #19 posted 08/04/17 7:44pm

rdhull

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moonsister said:

ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

I like to believe so...

Some of his songs have such deep metaphors

Others not so much...

I just thought this one was tremendous...

the ones that open to mulitiple interpretations are the ones that grab me

These critics have a history with each other, scores to settle, internet "debts" to each other, the mistaken notion that being snarky makes them better people than the rest of us. They are probably clinically depressed and some of them are clearly drunk. I think lots of them are at home all day on disability insurance. biggrin

lol lol lol lol lol lol

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 #20 posted 08/04/17 8:06pm

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lol

[Edited 8/4/17 20:06pm]

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 #21 posted 08/04/17 8:07pm

rdhull

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ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

laurarichardson said:


It does not take 30 years to become addicted to these pain pills and he would have been dead years ago. People are prescribed these things after surgeries or placed on them for maintence and get hooked within months. I can also tell you are a newbie everybody knows how Starfish and Coffee came along and it has nothing to do with drugs and none of the other songs you mentioned this some if us think you might be on drug.

True... some get hooked within months...

newbie?? why because it says I joined in 2012??

more like 1997... different name... I used to be Phunk

You been around that long and make these kind of posts?

.

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 #22 posted 08/04/17 8:23pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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Clearly his MFing pasta was burning
Only Italians can understand.

lol

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Reply #23 posted 08/04/17 8:34pm

feeluupp

rdhull said:

ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

True... some get hooked within months...

newbie?? why because it says I joined in 2012??

more like 1997... different name... I used to be Phunk

You been around that long and make these kind of posts?

.

yeahthat

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Reply #24 posted 08/05/17 1:29am

moonsister

Seems to me the pasta cooking then burning is a metaphor for the quick passage of time.

Nobody wants to be the martyr and play the wrong cards could be talking about a relationship falling apart where neither partner will let the other one "win" or be the dominant partner for the sake of the relationship. Obviously the one "losing" would be the martyr. flower flower flower flower
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Reply #25 posted 08/05/17 7:25am

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moonsister said:

ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

I like to believe so...

Some of his songs have such deep metaphors

Others not so much...

I just thought this one was tremendous...

the ones that open to mulitiple interpretations are the ones that grab me

These critics have a history with each other, scores to settle, internet "debts" to each other, the mistaken notion that being snarky makes them better people than the rest of us. They are probably clinically depressed and some of them are clearly drunk. I think lots of them are at home all day on disability insurance. biggrin

Oh Moonsister...you made my day! lol

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Reply #26 posted 08/05/17 7:54am

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I always thought that line followed by, "all I saw was another full moon", was in reference to, "a fool", not, 'full". In other words, he really meant a fool but changed it up by adding the moon part. Perhaps I'm the addicted one. I could be wrong.
klick
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Reply #27 posted 08/09/17 11:10pm

Asenath0607

Surprised they haven't started posting gifs, trolling and locking your post just because they can

if i were to ever write down my life story,
i could truly say with all the fame and glory,
i was just a piece of clay in need of the potter’s hand,
’cause when you whispered in my ear
the words i so now understand
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Reply #28 posted 08/10/17 9:20am

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Image result for BLOW out candles gif

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #29 posted 08/10/17 10:02am

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lol lol lol Omg!



purplethunder3121 said:

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Welcome to "the org", Mumio… they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end.
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