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Thread started 07/20/18 12:45pm

lonelyalien

Prince's darkest track?

I always associate prince with love and light and hope yet he has done some dark songs in his time what do you think is his darkest both in terms of lyrics and musically?

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #1 posted 07/20/18 12:47pm

partyup77

Solo came to mind first...

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Reply #2 posted 07/20/18 12:50pm

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partyup77 said:

Solo came to mind first...

For me, too. "So Low..." Love that song. biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 07/20/18 1:08pm

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Papa

i wish i had a river so long, i would teach my feet to fly away
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Reply #4 posted 07/20/18 1:12pm

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Dance with the devil. When I was on the PP tour in 2000...Femi was in Studio A telling Us about P recording. He said When P recorded Dance with the Devil it scared him and he erased the tape. I don’t know if he knew everybody in the room probably already heard it. So I don’t know if he re-recorded it or maybe he kept a cassette. Never really understood that story, but I agree.
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Reply #5 posted 07/20/18 1:15pm

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On the surface level, "Bob George" really offends non Prince fan, and even scares them into saying it is too weird and drug induced. I am a witness.

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Reply #6 posted 07/20/18 1:19pm

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Papa

Yup.

End of thread. lol

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Reply #7 posted 07/20/18 1:29pm

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Discussed a few years ago.

But I would say "Papa" is very personal. While not personal to his own experiences, "Another Lonely Christmas" tells a grim finality on a relationship.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #8 posted 07/20/18 1:34pm

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"Wasted Kisses" or "I Love U But I Don't Trust U Anymore." Or, of course, "Dark".

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Reply #9 posted 07/20/18 1:41pm

nelcp777

Others here with us
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Reply #10 posted 07/20/18 2:24pm

rdhull

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Wasted Kisses and Others Here With Us

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 #11 posted 07/20/18 2:38pm

LoneCrone

Surprised no one has mentioned Shy.

Casual sex with a murderer. That's creepy.

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Reply #12 posted 07/20/18 2:51pm

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LoneCrone said:

Surprised no one has mentioned Shy.

Casual sex with a murderer. That's creepy.

Maybe the upbeat music?

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 #13 posted 07/20/18 2:53pm

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Dance With The Devil. Rarely do I listen to that track. After 1 listen that's it for a while.

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Reply #14 posted 07/20/18 2:55pm

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Others here with us

THAT! I forgot the title but damn that song is dark

[Edited 7/20/18 15:16pm]

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Reply #15 posted 07/20/18 3:31pm

ethanthomas

Had U

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Reply #16 posted 07/20/18 3:48pm

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Papa, Solo, Bob George, Wasted Kisses...

Pheromone may appear 'dark' to some sexually in terms of its voyeurism and fetishes.

The original Old Friends 4 Sale is deeply personal and somewhat tortured.

Others Here With Us and Dance with the Devil are two unreleased tracks that have stereotypically 'dark' spiritual themes, although that is not the only way of perceiving them.
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Reply #17 posted 07/20/18 4:05pm

thisisreece

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Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #18 posted 07/20/18 4:12pm

Rimshottbob

Had U.

Bleak as fuuuck.

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Reply #19 posted 07/20/18 4:17pm

nelcp777

luv4u said:

Dance With The Devil. Rarely do I listen to that track. After 1 listen that's it for a while.

Good selection

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Reply #20 posted 07/20/18 4:25pm

67Cadillac

It's "Dance with the Devil." I've made this thread before, and said the same thing. Prince has songs that sound sad, forlorn, moody, hopeless, cynical, but none embrace evil the way "Dance with the Devil" does. Some may say it's too stereotypical or trying too hard, but it spooks me enough that I only listen to it on Halloween and never again for the year.

Others that come to mind:

- Anna Stesia

- Wasted Kisses

- Darling Nikki

- Old Friends 4 Sale

- God

- Pheromone

- One Nite Alone

- Avalanche

- If I Was Your Girlfriend

- Solo

- Shockadelica

- Power Fantastic

- Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)

- Electric Chair

- Digital Garden

- The Rainbow Children

- When Eye Lay My Hands on U

- Lady Cab Driver

- Anna Stesia

- Positivity

- Starfish and Coffee

- Thieves in the Temple (acoustic demo)

- Had U

- Curious Child

- The Human Body

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Reply #21 posted 07/20/18 9:38pm

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luv4u said:

Dance With The Devil. Rarely do I listen to that track. After 1 listen that's it for a while.

yep...He wants your soul and he wants it 2night

*shiver*

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Reply #22 posted 07/21/18 12:12am

mdmeridius

No one’s mentioned possessed, but it used to freak me out the first few times I heard it, but then I realised it was just too funky!
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #23 posted 07/21/18 4:15am

SpamelaAnusorn

So Dark

Dark

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Reply #24 posted 07/21/18 5:45am

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Papa was the first song that popped into my head. First time I heard it I was like omg but I really like the song and the album except for the last track.
There Is Lonely is another that came to mind. I love thst song too.
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Reply #25 posted 07/21/18 6:35am

206Michelle

Papa
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Reply #26 posted 07/21/18 6:54am

lonelyalien

I'm glad I started this thread i'd never heard dance with the devil great track the keyboards remind me of george a romero's day of the dead.

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #27 posted 07/21/18 9:46am

206Michelle

lonelyalien said:

I'm glad I started this thread i'd never heard dance with the devil great track the keyboards remind me of george a romero's day of the dead.


It is a great thread, thanks for starting. And I also was unfamiliar with Dance with the Devil until now.
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Reply #28 posted 07/21/18 9:49am

206Michelle

I’m surprised that no one has mentioned Sometimes It Snows In April. Another track that comes to mind is One of Your Tears. Neither one of these is his darkest track, but they both have dark themes.
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Reply #29 posted 07/21/18 9:52am

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rdhull said:



LoneCrone said:


Surprised no one has mentioned Shy.


Casual sex with a murderer. That's creepy.



Maybe the upbeat music?


Right. Upbeat, funky music is why I don’t think of Shockadelica as dark even though the lyrics are dark.
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