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Thread started 10/09/20 10:32am

donnyenglish

Large Room with No Light

Andrea Swenson said in the podcast that it was written by Wendy and Lisa and gave no credit to Prince, which was an unfortunate omission. I think that part has since been edited out of the podcast. The SOTT SDE book says that it was based on a Wendy and Lisa jam. Prince vault concurs with the SDE book.

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Reply #1 posted 10/09/20 11:10am

emesem

Has not been edited from the podcast. I doubt they did the lyrics. Very likley they did the basic music composition. Inexplicable screw up. Unless you know for sure, just say written by Prince, Wendy and Lisa.

donnyenglish said:

Andrea Swenson said in the podcast that it was written by Wendy and Lisa and gave no credit to Prince, which was an unfortunate omission. I think that part has since been edited out of the podcast. The SOTT SDE book says that it was based on a Wendy and Lisa jam. Prince vault concurs with the SDE book.

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Reply #2 posted 10/09/20 12:02pm

donnyenglish

emesem said:

Has not been edited from the podcast. I doubt they did the lyrics. Very likley they did the basic music composition. Inexplicable screw up. Unless you know for sure, just say written by Prince, Wendy and Lisa.

donnyenglish said:

Andrea Swenson said in the podcast that it was written by Wendy and Lisa and gave no credit to Prince, which was an unfortunate omission. I think that part has since been edited out of the podcast. The SOTT SDE book says that it was based on a Wendy and Lisa jam. Prince vault concurs with the SDE book.

Thanks. I could not find the snippet from the podcast, but it is a shame they did not correct that. "Official" projects should not have these types of omissions. The wrong people are telling his story and/or the people telling his story are getting information from the wrong people.

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Reply #3 posted 10/11/20 7:47pm

purplepolitici
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bumpit 4 all the adoration this song has gotten over the years, I'm surprised the org didn't combust at such a good sounding version. Beautiful, irregardless of who wrote it biggrin. (Undoubtedly Prince with some help, per usual smile)
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Reply #4 posted 10/12/20 4:49am

badassdewi

was the thing i was most looking forward to in this reissue, and it did not disappoint!

spotted the extra drum beat at the start which was always missing off all the bootlegs. one of his finest songs

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Reply #5 posted 10/12/20 6:22am

partyup77

It is a masterpiece. LOVE this track!

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Reply #6 posted 10/12/20 6:52pm

slyjackson

Love the song although wish it could have been extended, but what the song is about?

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Reply #7 posted 10/13/20 9:11pm

williamb610

That first line has gotta be one of the best lyrics of all time. It's so shocking and hits you right in the heart!

"Lana drew a picture in school today. One that made her Mother cry. A picture of a woman with a drink in her hands...standing by a child with no eyes."

I mean...DAMN! That's as hard as anything in one of his other masterpieces, Sign O' the Times, the song!

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Reply #8 posted 10/13/20 10:35pm

RODSERLING

Terrible song
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Reply #9 posted 10/13/20 11:12pm

ForceofNature

One of Prince's greatest tunes, fantastic composition

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Reply #10 posted 10/14/20 6:15am

GiggityGoo

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This is/was my favorite Vault track of all time. And after all these years, after all the waiting... I finally have this amazingly clear pristine version to enjoy.

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Since I got the SOTT SDE, I've replayed this one track more than any other. Love it!

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Thank you, Michael Howe and the Estate!

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Reply #11 posted 10/14/20 8:17am

Rimshottbob

williamb610 said:

That first line has gotta be one of the best lyrics of all time. It's so shocking and hits you right in the heart!

"Lana drew a picture in school today. One that made her Mother cry. A picture of a woman with a drink in her hands...standing by a child with no eyes."

I mean...DAMN! That's as hard as anything in one of his other masterpieces, Sign O' the Times, the song!

Calling it one of the best lyrics of all time is wildly overstating it, but it is an interesting, even arresting lyric....

And I'm glad it's drink.... cause it sounded to me like it was a picture of a woman with a dick in her hand..... !!!!!!

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Reply #12 posted 10/14/20 1:38pm

slyjackson

RODSERLING said:

Terrible song

Terrible taste.

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Reply #13 posted 10/14/20 1:42pm

slyjackson

williamb610 said:

That first line has gotta be one of the best lyrics of all time. It's so shocking and hits you right in the heart!

"Lana drew a picture in school today. One that made her Mother cry. A picture of a woman with a drink in her hands...standing by a child with no eyes."

I mean...DAMN! That's as hard as anything in one of his other masterpieces, Sign O' the Times, the song!

But what does that mean, I don't understadn what he's saying there or in the whole song for that matter. I love these lyrics "Everytime U wake up there's a little motherfucker
Talkin' big stuff in your face (Are U happy')"

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Reply #14 posted 10/14/20 2:28pm

slyjackson

It could have been the first single with music video.

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Reply #15 posted 10/14/20 3:40pm

Number23

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williamb610 said:


That first line has gotta be one of the best lyrics of all time. It's so shocking and hits you right in the heart!



"Lana drew a picture in school today. One that made her Mother cry. A picture of a woman with a drink in her hands...standing by a child with no eyes."



I mean...DAMN! That's as hard as anything in one of his other masterpieces, Sign O' the Times, the song!



But what does that mean, I don't understadn what he's saying there or in the whole song for that matter. I love these lyrics "Everytime U wake up there's a little motherfucker
Talkin' big stuff in your face (Are U happy')"


It means an alcoholic’s daughter doesn’t want to see her mother drinking, and illustrated that in school with a literal drawing of her home life, as kids often do. It’s pretty straight-forward but unusual in Prince lyrics that it’s a double metaphor. Great lyric - the whole song is wonderful lyrically, probably Prince rising to the challenge of complementing something as wonderful as L & W’s basic tracking before it was fleshed out by the entire band.
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Reply #16 posted 10/14/20 7:35pm

slyjackson

Number23 said:

slyjackson said:

But what does that mean, I don't understadn what he's saying there or in the whole song for that matter. I love these lyrics "Everytime U wake up there's a little motherfucker
Talkin' big stuff in your face (Are U happy')"

It means an alcoholic’s daughter doesn’t want to see her mother drinking, and illustrated that in school with a literal drawing of her home life, as kids often do. It’s pretty straight-forward but unusual in Prince lyrics that it’s a double metaphor. Great lyric - the whole song is wonderful lyrically, probably Prince rising to the challenge of complementing something as wonderful as L & W’s basic tracking before it was fleshed out by the entire band. [Edited 10/14/20 15:41pm]

eek Now I get it, so the child with no eyes is the girl that is covering her eyes with her hands? sorry but could you make an analysis of the whole song please.

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Reply #17 posted 10/16/20 4:30am

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purplepolitician said:

bumpit 4 all the adoration this song has gotten over the years, I'm surprised the org didn't combust at such a good sounding version. Beautiful, irregardless of who wrote it biggrin. (Undoubtedly Prince with some help, per usual smile)

It was so frustrating to have this gem in such poor quality. THANKFULLY it's gotten its official release in all of its pristine, studio glory.

"I like to watch."
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