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Reply #30 posted 05/20/20 5:28pm

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BartVanHemelen said:



vinaysfunk said:


As he got older he clearly figured out who he was and what he stood 4.



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Again: this song dates back at least a decade before it was released. Recorded in his late 30s/early 40s. Released when he was in his early 50s. Your whole premise is based on a failure to acknowledge that fact.


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The instrumental and early configurations of the song were worked on during that period, yes. But there is no evidence that Prince's lyrics for the released version of the song were not written or developed closer to the songs release. Clearly, it was not released in any of its older forms due to the presence of Shelby and Liv on backing vocals - two artists that were not working with Prince from 95-2000.

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Reply #31 posted 05/21/20 5:06am

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This song is a good song but it is just a parody of Beautiful ones ..IMO !
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Reply #32 posted 05/21/20 7:32am

datdude

wow, even after he's gone, maybe even moreso, his fans remain quite insufferable at times. i'm one, so that includes me, but i can follow a thread and stay on subject, and disagree agreeably.

about the song. i agree with the OP and Vinaysfunk. Prince did evolve and was evolving and while the concept wasn't exactly new, he builds upon aspects of the song we'd seen pieces of in other places. nothing wrong with revisiting, adding to old ideas to make a new creation, even if it has older iterations. i for one have stated, i've come to appreciate Prince as an editor immensely when i hear old, vault versions of songs, or separate songs that never made it out

I don't get the idea that's its a Beautiful Ones "ripoff" at all. He sings in a completely different voice (i remember on here when the album came out, someone called it, his grown man "chest voice") TBO is about a specific person, this song is about a more transcendant, spiritual love for humanity

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Reply #33 posted 05/21/20 7:51am

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This song is a good song but it is just a parody of Beautiful ones ..IMO !

parody, huh?



parody
NOUN
  1. an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
VERB
  1. produce a humorously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre).

"if you can't clap on the one, don't clap at all"
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Reply #34 posted 05/21/20 10:58am

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emesem said:

His last truly great song.

REVELATION.

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #35 posted 05/21/20 1:34pm

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Musze said:

emesem said:

His last truly great song.

REVELATION.

Agree.

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Reply #36 posted 05/22/20 1:20am

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It kinda grates on me

What does ‘this is the future soul song’ mean? The whole thing is just a bit weak.
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #37 posted 05/22/20 4:35am

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I've always loved this song. It's definitely a standout track from recent years. Very ethereal and esoteric yet earthy and real. Only Prince could achieve this with 1 song 😎✌❤
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Reply #38 posted 05/22/20 7:42am

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Dazza said:

It kinda grates on me What does ‘this is the future soul song’ mean? The whole thing is just a bit weak.


To me, it's about the Afterworld. About a time when our bodies are gone, and we are just souls united, living together harmoniously. As he was alive when he did it, and a soul still in his body, it would make sense it was about a time in the future when he was no longer here. Hence, a Future Soul Song.

"This is between me and my Lord."



[Edited 5/27/20 11:43am]

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #39 posted 05/27/20 10:08am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Dazza said:

It kinda grates on me What does ‘this is the future soul song’ mean? The whole thing is just a bit weak.


To me, it's about the Afterworld. About a time when are bodies are gone, and we are just souls united, living together harmoniously. As he was alive when he did it, and a soul still in his body, it would make sense it was about a time in the future when he was no longer here. Hence, a Future Soul Song.

"This is between me and my Lord."

[Edited 5/22/20 7:43am]

I'll give it another shot biggrin

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Reply #40 posted 05/27/20 10:29am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Dazza said:

It kinda grates on me What does ‘this is the future soul song’ mean? The whole thing is just a bit weak.


To me, it's about the Afterworld. About a time when are bodies are gone, and we are just souls united, living together harmoniously. As he was alive when he did it, and a soul still in his body, it would make sense it was about a time in the future when he was no longer here. Hence, a Future Soul Song.

"This is between me and my Lord."

[Edited 5/22/20 7:43am]


i finally get it now eek it's not just a future "soul song" but it's the "future soul" song


omfg -MindBlown- omfg

the lyrics make so much more sense now lol

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Reply #41 posted 05/27/20 11:53am

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IstenSzek said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:


To me, it's about the Afterworld. About a time when our bodies are gone, and we are just souls united, living together harmoniously. As he was alive when he did it, and a soul still in his body, it would make sense it was about a time in the future when he was no longer here. Hence, a Future Soul Song.

"This is between me and my Lord."


i finally get it now eek it's not just a future "soul song" but it's the "future soul" song


omfg -MindBlown- omfg

the lyrics make so much more sense now lol


hug

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #42 posted 05/27/20 12:37pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

IstenSzek said:


i finally get it now eek it's not just a future "soul song" but it's the "future soul" song


omfg -MindBlown- omfg

the lyrics make so much more sense now lol


hug


learned 2 new things about prince songs today since i also just found out
that Amber Valetta walked Versace shows in 1994 and so it must be her
name he mentions in Chatounette Control. i could never figure out what
he was saying or what the name was and by chance someone mentioned
the name in connection to runwayshows and versace and i went -lightbulb biggrin


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Reply #43 posted 05/27/20 1:53pm

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An absolutely perfect track. If you don’t like it, F you. 😁
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Reply #44 posted 05/27/20 2:33pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Dazza said:

It kinda grates on me What does ‘this is the future soul song’ mean? The whole thing is just a bit weak.


To me, it's about the Afterworld. About a time when our bodies are gone, and we are just souls united, living together harmoniously. As he was alive when he did it, and a soul still in his body, it would make sense it was about a time in the future when he was no longer here. Hence, a Future Soul Song.

"This is between me and my Lord."



[Edited 5/27/20 11:43am]

Best descriptuin of this song ever.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #45 posted 05/28/20 2:42pm

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I always liked the music, but I hate songs that lyrically refer to themselves as songs - I have no idea why smile Feel the same way about One Song, Cybersingle etc. I just think, if you ever find yourself writing lyrics along the lines of "this is a song!" maybe get some fresh air and try again tomorrow smile

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