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Thread started 03/20/17 3:15am

purplethunder3
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Song About...

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
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Reply #1 posted 03/20/17 10:37am

TrivialPursuit

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A great song about Prince, and the Revolution break up.

It makes me want to cry thinking about you
'Beautiful', you said the way you shook your head
So strange, that no one stayed
At the end of the parade


I love that lyric about the last Parade show in Japan, where he said "Beautiful" after "Sometimes It Snows In April".

Standing next to me
Imagine that it's true
You where singing songs about life or doom
I was singing songs to you



A poignant and sweet lament to the end of a time in one's life. And what a way to start adult life, as Wendy did, just out of high school 2 months before, then playing a show at First Avenue with Prince and his band, then being thrust into two tours, TV appearances, a movie, two soundtracks, and writing and production.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #2 posted 03/20/17 8:48pm

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Beautiful song. Thank you sharing purplethunder3121.

Peace, love, and light.
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Reply #3 posted 03/20/17 8:51pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

A great song about Prince, and the Revolution break up.

It makes me want to cry thinking about you
'Beautiful', you said the way you shook your head
So strange, that no one stayed
At the end of the parade


I love that lyric about the last Parade show in Japan, where he said "Beautiful" after "Sometimes It Snows In April".

Standing next to me
Imagine that it's true
You where singing songs about life or doom
I was singing songs to you



A poignant and sweet lament to the end of a time in one's life. And what a way to start adult life, as Wendy did, just out of high school 2 months before, then playing a show at First Avenue with Prince and his band, then being thrust into two tours, TV appearances, a movie, two soundtracks, and writing and production.

Upon first listening, immediately one would not know the reference. This song is more poignant and deep because of your insight. I appreciate the song more. Thank you for sharing your thoughts TrivialPursuit.

Peace, love, and light.
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Reply #4 posted 03/21/17 10:03am

TrivialPursuit

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amimissinsumthin said:

Upon first listening, immediately one would not know the reference. This song is more poignant and deep because of your insight. I appreciate the song more. Thank you for sharing your thoughts TrivialPursuit.


I do think the casual listener (not fans like you and I) wouldn't get those references, for sure. Not everyone knows the great stories that we know. But knowing W&L, you had to sort of expect there to be at least one song about the whole thing their debut record.

While that first verse is more pointed toward the last concert, the other one about her singing songs to him is more personal, IMO. W&L both talked so much about how they loved Prince, and he loved them, and how close they were in those times.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #5 posted 03/23/17 2:33pm

Ottensen

My absolute favorite Wendy & Lisa song of all time. I've had it on one playlist or another since the record first came out. I think I was in college when I first got it,used to blast it in my dorm apartment. Never fails to move, that one. Still good to this day and brings back a lot of memories of my youth. music

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Reply #6 posted 03/24/17 5:19am

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thank you for the link!

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