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Thread started 11/19/17 1:27pm

1958PRN

Why does some people think "Call My Name" is about Manuela?

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling?


Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path

https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6510695-prince-s-bridle-path-home-in-toronto-on-the-market-for-13-million/


Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name

Two different spellings. Two different words.

I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.png

However, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.

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Reply #1 posted 11/19/17 1:33pm

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PrinceVault probably made an error. It happens.

This website is the only one I found who had it right!:

http://songmeanings.com/s...858545151/
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Reply #2 posted 11/19/17 2:36pm

laytonian

1958PRN said:

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling?



Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path


https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6510695-prince-s-bridle-path-home-in-toronto-on-the-market-for-13-million/



Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."


http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name



Two different spellings. Two different words.



I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.png



However, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.





Most references are not official sources
Got one?
IT'S BRIDLE PATH.
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Reply #3 posted 11/19/17 2:51pm

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1958PRN said:

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling?


Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path

https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6510695-prince-s-bridle-path-home-in-toronto-on-the-market-for-13-million/


Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name

Two different spellings. Two different words.

I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.png

However, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.

Not unusual for Prince to play with words and spellings..

In this instance it might have been a very deliberate play

to highlight their actual marriage

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #4 posted 11/19/17 4:36pm

1958PRN

laytonian said:

1958PRN said:

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling?



Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path


https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6510695-prince-s-bridle-path-home-in-toronto-on-the-market-for-13-million/



Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."


http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name



Two different spellings. Two different words.



I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.png



However, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.





Most references are not official sources
Got one?
IT'S BRIDLE PATH.


Do you have an official source that says the lyric in the song is officially spelled "Bridle"?
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Reply #5 posted 11/19/17 5:27pm

NotACleverName

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1958PRN said:

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling? Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path https://www.insidetoronto...3-million/ Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name Two different spellings. Two different words. I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.pngHowever, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.



You might have viewed the following vid (approx 14 secs to 34 secs) because he publicly claims Manuela was the inspiration for the song. This should clear up any confusion. At least, I sincerely hope it does.



Prince used a bit of wordsmithery with his lyrics and how they are interpreted is the listener's choice, but I am going to take his word regarding his intent when writing songs.

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #6 posted 11/22/17 3:54pm

Zannaloaf

NotACleverName said:

1958PRN said:

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling? Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path https://www.insidetoronto...3-million/ Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name Two different spellings. Two different words. I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.pngHowever, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.

You might have viewed the following vid (approx 14 secs to 34 secs) because he publicly claims Manuela was the inspiration for the song. This should clear up any confusion. At least, I sincerely hope it does. Prince used a bit of wordsmithery with his lyrics and how they are interpreted is the listener's choice, but I am going to take his word regarding his intent when writing songs.

I LOVE this. Easy answer, no nonsense.

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Reply #7 posted 11/22/17 3:56pm

Zannaloaf

1958PRN said:

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling?


Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path

https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6510695-prince-s-bridle-path-home-in-toronto-on-the-market-for-13-million/


Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name

Two different spellings. Two different words.

I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.png

However, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.

Prince said it...and yet you reject that for your need to be right apparently. How odd.

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Reply #8 posted 11/29/17 10:36am

Genesia

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It's a play on words with the homonym of "bridle" and "bridal." Plus, Prince said it was about her. Case closed.

Honestly...this place, anymore. rolleyes

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #9 posted 11/30/17 8:04am

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Genesia said:

It's a play on words with the homonym of "bridle" and "bridal." Plus, Prince said it was about her. Case closed.

Honestly...this place, anymore. rolleyes



lol nod

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Reply #10 posted 12/08/17 9:26am

1958PRN

Zannaloaf said:

1958PRN said:

Anyone who thinks that, "Call My Name", is about Manuela will argue that it's about her, because it mentions the street they lived on in Toronto. However, has anyone actually looked up the spelling?


Toronto Address: 61 Bridle Path

https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6510695-prince-s-bridle-path-home-in-toronto-on-the-market-for-13-million/


Lyrics in Song: "But it let me know that my name had never really been spoken before, before the day I've carried you through that bridal path door."

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Call_My_Name

Two different spellings. Two different words.

I wonder why Prince would publicly say the song was about her when it wasn't then. 1f914.png

However, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her. I'm just curious about what others think about this.

Prince said it...and yet you reject that for your need to be right apparently. How odd.

My need to be right?? If that was the case, then I wouldn't have said, "However, maybe I'm wrong and the song was still about her." Although Prince said the song was about her while they were married, I've heard from many people that during his court deposition he told the court that "Call My Name" wasn't about Manuela and he could prove it, which is why I was curious about others thoughts on the song.

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Reply #11 posted 12/08/17 3:22pm

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Your thread posed the question: Why do some people think ''Call My Name" is about Manuela?

Provided above is a link to a video record of Prince stating: "I wrote the song for her."

Your original argument was that the evidence that people would rely upon was his apparent reference to the name of the road where they lived.

However, the first hand evidence supplied was Prince himself saying that the song was about her.

(It was also pointed out that Prince was likely making reference to the Toronto address, by way of a play on words, which was a very common lyrical device that he used troughout his career.)

Set against this, you are saying that, despite Prince himself going on record as saying that the song was about Manuela, you have "heard from many people that during his court deposition he told the court that "Call My Name" wasn't about Manuela and he could prove it".

As the evidence has been supplied that Prince himself stated that the song was about Manuela, rather than relying on hearsay from "many people", can you simply provide copies of the court depositions to which you refer which clearly say that the song wasn't about her?

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Reply #12 posted 12/09/17 6:15am

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langebleu said:

Your thread posed the question: Why do some people think ''Call My Name" is about Manuela?

Provided above is a link to a video record of Prince stating: "I wrote the song for her."

Your original argument was that the evidence that people would rely upon was his apparent reference to the name of the road where they lived.

However, the first hand evidence supplied was Prince himself saying that the song was about her.

(It was also pointed out that Prince was likely making reference to the Toronto address, by way of a play on words, which was a very common lyrical device that he used troughout his career.)

Set against this, you are saying that, despite Prince himself going on record as saying that the song was about Manuela, you have "heard from many people that during his court deposition he told the court that "Call My Name" wasn't about Manuela and he could prove it".

As the evidence has been supplied that Prince himself stated that the song was about Manuela, rather than relying on hearsay from "many people", can you simply provide copies of the court depositions to which you refer which clearly say that the song wasn't about her?

Did he say different in later years though?

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Vashtix said:

langebleu said:

Your thread posed the question: Why do some people think ''Call My Name" is about Manuela?

Provided above is a link to a video record of Prince stating: "I wrote the song for her."

Your original argument was that the evidence that people would rely upon was his apparent reference to the name of the road where they lived.

However, the first hand evidence supplied was Prince himself saying that the song was about her.

(It was also pointed out that Prince was likely making reference to the Toronto address, by way of a play on words, which was a very common lyrical device that he used troughout his career.)

Set against this, you are saying that, despite Prince himself going on record as saying that the song was about Manuela, you have "heard from many people that during his court deposition he told the court that "Call My Name" wasn't about Manuela and he could prove it".

As the evidence has been supplied that Prince himself stated that the song was about Manuela, rather than relying on hearsay from "many people", can you simply provide copies of the court depositions to which you refer which clearly say that the song wasn't about her?

Did he say different in later years though?

If I had come across some evidence to clearly contradict his earlier statement, then I would have provided it. That's why I was asking for copies of the alleged depositions ... or any similar statement with the same evidential weight as his televised statement, if you have it perhaps?

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