2 Cool 2 B 4Gotten

Thursday, June 24th, 2004 • No Comments on 2 Cool 2 B 4Gotten

I’m on a Prince kick lately.  I’ve had a thing for Prince since I was 13, so it’s been twenty-four years of unrequited purple lust.  I just picked up Musicology and it reminds me of his old stuff.  Yummy.

Because I don’t have anything else I want to write about, here are some of my favorite Prince songs and lyrics, and the memories they bring:

“When You Were Mine”—

When you were mine
U were all I ever wanted to do
Now I spend my time
Following him whenever he’s with you

(I heard this song most recently on a rerun of Drew Carey.)

“Head”—

But I’m just a virgin
And I’m on my way to be wed
But you’re such a hunk
So full of spunk,
I’ll give you Head

(I remember singing this song, loudly, and my mother standing in my bedroom door just staring at me.  I was thirteen.)

“Do Me, Baby”—

Do Me Baby, like u never done before
Give it to me till I just can’t take no more
Do Me Baby, like u never done before
I want u now, I just can’t wait no more

(Slow and sexy… one of the sexiest songs ever sung.)

“Little Red Corvette”—

Little red corvette
Baby you’re much 2 fast
Little red corvette
U need a love that’s gonna last

(I got my first car in 1983… a little blue chevette.  It wasn’t quite the same, but the song was my anthem anyway.)

“Purple Rain”—

I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover
I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal u from another
It’s such a shame our friendship had 2 end

(You can’t love Prince without loving “Purple Rain.”)

“I Would Die 4 U”

I’m not your lover
I’m not your friend
I am something that you’ll never comprehend

(The lyrics aren’t as good as some of his songs, but he sings it with passion.)

“Raspberry Beret”—

She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind U find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

(This song just makes me smile every time I hear it.  It’s a summer song.)

“Sometimes It Snows In April”—

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish life was never ending,
and all good things, they say, never last

(Such a sad, melancholy song.  The good things never last.)

“Starfish and Coffee”—

It was 7:45 we were all in line
2 greet the teacher Miss Cathleen
First was Kevin, then came Lucy, third in line was me
All of us where ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose
She always stood at the back of the line
A smile beneath her nose
Her favorite number was 20 and every single day
If U asked her what she had 4 breakfast
This is what she’d say

Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham
If U set your mind free, baby
Maybe you’d understand
Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam

(I want to be Cynthia Rose.  I want to free my mind.)

“U Got the Look”—

Here we are folks
The dream we all dream off
Boy versus girl in the World Series of love
Tell me, have U got the look?

(His voice makes me melt.)

“Strange Relationship”—

I guess U know me well, I don’t like winter
But I seem 2 get a kick out of doing U cold
Oh, what the hell, U always surrender
What’s this strange relationship that we hold on 2?

Baby I just can’t stand 2 see U happy
More than that I hate 2 see U sad
Honey if U left me I just might do something rash
What’s this strange relationship?

(Who hasn’t had a strange, wonderful relationship that didn’t make any sense?)

“Diamonds and Pearls”—

If I gave u diamonds and pearls
Would u be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give u the world
But all I can do is just offer u my love

(One of the things I love most about Prince is his gender-bending.)

“Nothing Compares to U”—

It’s been 7 hours and 13 days
Since u took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since u took your love away

(I can’t decide whether I prefer the Sinead O’Connor version or this one.)

“I Wanna Be Your Lover”—

I wanna be your lover
I wanna be the only one that makes you come running
I wanna be your lover
I wanna turn you on, turn you out, all night long, make you shout
Oh, lover! Yeah
I wanna be the only one you come for

(When he hits those high notes, I get a little shiver up my spine.)

“The Sun, The Moon and Stars”—

The sun, the moon and stars
Don?t seem as far as they did yesterday
The sun, the moon and stars
In love we R – 4ever, always

(Sex and love… nobody does it better.)

“A Million Days”—

It?s only been a hour since U left me
But it feels like a million days
If I had a magic wand I could turn back time
I’d never let U go away

I didn?t have the heart 2 say I?m sorry
Now I haven?t got a heart at all
I could tolerate the pain if I could talk 2 my best friend
But U won?t even call

(From Musicology, this is one of my new favorite songs.)

“Life ‘O’ the Party”—

So Ur havin? a party?
Goody 4 U
All the beautiful people gonna b there?
Yeah, that?s cool
U know Ur gonna have a good time cause U got the news
That the life ?o? the party is gonna party with U

(Reminds me of his earliest stuff, just pure fun.)

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