Millions of people found out what it sounds like when doves cry with the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, and justifiably so. The man was in a word: brilliant!
He was one of the key artists that shaped my world view, like he did so many others. The one overriding message he preached was - live.
Prince was all about living, love and passion. I especially took to him linking spirituality and sexuality. This is how he should be remembered. In his utopia there was no right or wrong, there simply was.
So rather than me continue, why not let his lyrics do the talking. Here are some excerpts of poetry from this amazing artist. Let's Go Crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"We can fuck until the dawn, making love 'til cherry's gone
Erotic City can't you see, thoughts of pretty you and me"
"Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time"
"But I 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 never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain"
"I was dreamin' when I wrote this
So sue me if I go 2 fast
But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last"
"Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry"
"You don't have to be beautiful
To turn me on
I just need your body baby
From dusk till dawn
You don't need experience
To turn me out"
In France, a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name
By chance his girlfriend came across a needle and soon she did the same
At home there are seventeen-year-old boys and their idea of fun
Is being in a gang called 'The Disciples'
High on crack and totin' a machine gun"
"She wore a
The kind you find in a second hand store
And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more
I think I love her"
"It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away"
R.I.P. Sweet Prince