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Reply #60 posted 02/27/18 5:50am

TrevorAyer

I don’t want to leave you ... by the Time

I just imagine prince sees us fans as another one of his women he needs to let down easy before his body breaks down and dies ... so he plans his farewell says his goodbyes without actually saying goodbye .. all along thinking “i don’t want to leave you” but he knows it’s time to go ...

Not reduced to tears but I seem to imagine prince playing this song on piano as his spirit drifts away from us all ... sort of waving goodbye with this song
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Reply #61 posted 02/28/18 1:54am

Yewdale

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

The Breakdown.

Every.single.time.



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I had just downloaded The Breakdown a few days before the last time I saw Prince play live (May 17th 2014 at M.E.N Arena, Manchester), and as my wife and I drove in to Manchester that afternoon we played the song probably five or six times. I loved it right from the off, and that hadn't been my initital reaction to too many Prince songs in recent years (though many became growers on me). It was a great day, and also my 45th Birthday (the concert was my birthday gift from my wife).

Whenever I hear the song now there is a double edge, and both sides can make me well up with tears. It is such a beautiful song of itself and that would be enough to tap in to my emotions.... but there is the added memory of going to see Prince live for what would be the last time, and remembering how happy a day and night it was. The show was amazing, and well, I won't get to see him play live again..... and that ability for him to still surprise me with a beautiful song, as good as any in his back catalogue IMHO, after 35 years of being a fan is now also taken away. Great, great song.

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Reply #62 posted 02/28/18 2:46am

coldcoffeeandc
ocacola

The last time I cried unexpectedly was when I saw his 2014 touring clothes at the prince exhibition in my mind i could still see him in front of me wearing the jacket - for me his music hasnt made me cry (since the immediate months) it was being in close proximity to his 'looks' the things that are so heavily etched into my mind, the visual experience of a concert, being at the front and him being so alive and joyful. i would never have expected that.

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Reply #63 posted 02/28/18 2:48am

coldcoffeeandc
ocacola

Wasnt this one of the best shows you have EVER seen him do?

He was extra happy that night

Oooooooooh man-CHESTAH!

got me every time!

Yewdale said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

The Breakdown.

Every.single.time.



yeahthat

I had just downloaded The Breakdown a few days before the last time I saw Prince play live (May 17th 2014 at M.E.N Arena, Manchester), and as my wife and I drove in to Manchester that afternoon we played the song probably five or six times. I loved it right from the off, and that hadn't been my initital reaction to too many Prince songs in recent years (though many became growers on me). It was a great day, and also my 45th Birthday (the concert was my birthday gift from my wife).

Whenever I hear the song now there is a double edge, and both sides can make me well up with tears. It is such a beautiful song of itself and that would be enough to tap in to my emotions.... but there is the added memory of going to see Prince live for what would be the last time, and remembering how happy a day and night it was. The show was amazing, and well, I won't get to see him play live again..... and that ability for him to still surprise me with a beautiful song, as good as any in his back catalogue IMHO, after 35 years of being a fan is now also taken away. Great, great song.

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Reply #64 posted 02/28/18 2:48am

coldcoffeeandc
ocacola

Wasnt this one of the best shows you have EVER seen him do?

He was extra happy that night, it wa sa truly magical show

Oooooooooh man-CHESTAH!

got me every time!

Yewdale said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

The Breakdown.

Every.single.time.



yeahthat

I had just downloaded The Breakdown a few days before the last time I saw Prince play live (May 17th 2014 at M.E.N Arena, Manchester), and as my wife and I drove in to Manchester that afternoon we played the song probably five or six times. I loved it right from the off, and that hadn't been my initital reaction to too many Prince songs in recent years (though many became growers on me). It was a great day, and also my 45th Birthday (the concert was my birthday gift from my wife).

Whenever I hear the song now there is a double edge, and both sides can make me well up with tears. It is such a beautiful song of itself and that would be enough to tap in to my emotions.... but there is the added memory of going to see Prince live for what would be the last time, and remembering how happy a day and night it was. The show was amazing, and well, I won't get to see him play live again..... and that ability for him to still surprise me with a beautiful song, as good as any in his back catalogue IMHO, after 35 years of being a fan is now also taken away. Great, great song.

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Reply #65 posted 02/28/18 5:39am

Anthoknee

It was two extremely different tracks at different times....a few days after he passed, I was listening to Extralovable (like usual, as it was the song that kicked my passion for his unreleased music into gear in the early 90's) but yet it sounded so different, certain notes he hit suddenly stuck me in a way as incredibly moving and sad...divorced from the lyrics, the melody is actually quite touching. The other track that floored me (sometime last year) was the rehearsal from 82/83 of the gospel song Mary Don't U Weep....that was somewhat less unexpected, but it is a track that totally made me weep like CRAZY...

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Reply #66 posted 03/01/18 2:37pm

Yewdale

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I agree with you completely. Prince was on fire that night. He sang and played like a man possessed and seemed so happy to be there. He was so playful and had the swagger of a man who knew he was on top form and had an audience eating out of his hand.


coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Wasnt this one of the best shows you have EVER seen him do?

He was extra happy that night, it wa sa truly magical show

Oooooooooh man-CHESTAH!

got me every time!

Yewdale said:



yeahthat

I had just downloaded The Breakdown a few days before the last time I saw Prince play live (May 17th 2014 at M.E.N Arena, Manchester), and as my wife and I drove in to Manchester that afternoon we played the song probably five or six times. I loved it right from the off, and that hadn't been my initital reaction to too many Prince songs in recent years (though many became growers on me). It was a great day, and also my 45th Birthday (the concert was my birthday gift from my wife).

Whenever I hear the song now there is a double edge, and both sides can make me well up with tears. It is such a beautiful song of itself and that would be enough to tap in to my emotions.... but there is the added memory of going to see Prince live for what would be the last time, and remembering how happy a day and night it was. The show was amazing, and well, I won't get to see him play live again..... and that ability for him to still surprise me with a beautiful song, as good as any in his back catalogue IMHO, after 35 years of being a fan is now also taken away. Great, great song.

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Reply #67 posted 03/01/18 3:25pm

ChocolateBox31
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The unreleased MaStErPiEcE!! "Love(Never Has 2 Say Goodbye)". Prince was SO unmatched with his ballads & vocal layering the melody reduced me to COMPLETE tears. cry

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #68 posted 03/01/18 3:28pm

purplepolitici
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^ That 1 got me a lil while after he passed. The talking bit w/ "life is a glorious journey" or whatev touched.

It's a full moon and I'm a werewolf bitch! Kiss my ass!!
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Reply #69 posted 03/04/18 6:45am

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NorthC said:

I'm surprised no one mentioned Jughead yet...

Jughead takes such a beating for reasons I don't get. Lyrics and rapping I guess, but It's not even close to his worst song ever and if it was an instrumental I think it would really work and more fans would like it. The funk groove itself is fine.

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Reply #70 posted 03/04/18 12:57pm

EmmaMcG

herb4 said:



NorthC said:


I'm surprised no one mentioned Jughead yet...


Jughead takes such a beating for reasons I don't get. Lyrics and rapping I guess, but It's not even close to his worst song ever and if it was an instrumental I think it would really work and more fans would like it. The funk groove itself is fine.



Reasons you don't get? I think you've hit the nail on the head, to be honest. The banal lyrics and, let's be honest, awful rapping are exactly why Jughead is hated by many fans. Perhaps it would work better as an instrumental but as it is, it's really bad. Not his worst, but definitely ONE of his worst.
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Reply #71 posted 03/04/18 1:46pm

206Michelle

I’m not sure that a Prince song has ever reduced me to tears; it takes A LOT to make me sad enough to cry. But I think I have shed a tear or two when listening to Until U’re in My Arms Again and Comeback. I can’t remember exactly, but I may have shed a tear when I saw The Revolution last April, during Wendy and Lisa’s performance of Sometimes It Snows in April.
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #72 posted 03/04/18 2:33pm

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206Michelle said:

I’m not sure that a Prince song has ever reduced me to tears; it takes A LOT to make me sad enough to cry. But I think I have shed a tear or two when listening to Until U’re in My Arms Again and Comeback. I can’t remember exactly, but I may have shed a tear when I saw The Revolution last April, during Wendy and Lisa’s performance of Sometimes It Snows in April.

Anyone who says that's not heartfelt has a heart of stone.

There's no them...there's only us...
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Reply #73 posted 03/06/18 7:41pm

calhounlovejoy

“Still Would Stand All Time,” live, Small Club aftershow
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Reply #74 posted 03/13/18 7:58am

BgoLala4life

I woke up this morning, started youtube my reg routine and Sometimes it Snows In April from Montreux came on, it's not even in my rotation and I lost my crap and I'm still crying as I type. I swore I would never listen to tha song again.

White, Black, Puerto Rican, everybody just a freakin....
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Reply #75 posted 03/19/18 8:56pm

Amaryllis

Gold

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Reply #76 posted 03/20/18 9:41am

laytonian

Nothing Compares 2 U
Especially since it was played worldwide 7 hours and 13 days after he died.
But even before. It's just perfect.
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #77 posted 03/20/18 12:11pm

BalladofPeterP
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Holy River from Emancipation. Last night.

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Reply #78 posted 04/10/18 1:14am

Lovejunky

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Xpectation with headphones

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #79 posted 04/10/18 1:33pm

LRCdancer88

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Sometimes it Snows in April. Nearly every single time.

Admission is easy, just say you believe and come to this place in your heart... <3
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Reply #80 posted 04/10/18 5:30pm

Mumio

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All of them sad

Any of them sad

I never know until it hits me, it can be anything sad

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #81 posted 04/10/18 6:24pm

laytonian

Mumio said:

All of them sad

Any of them sad

I never know until it hits me, it can be anything sad

^^^^^ THIS

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #82 posted 04/10/18 6:39pm

berlinas2k

Peach from the 2009 Montreux show. I pictured the video of that performance and the image of him so vibrant, happy and full of life hit me pretty hard.
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Reply #83 posted 04/10/18 8:15pm

djdaffy1227

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"Sometimes it snows in April" makes me cry every time so that isn't unexpected. The one that made me cry unexpectedly is when I heard the full length version of "17 days". After 30+ years of loving the song and years of hearing rumors about the long version, I was just so overwhelmed with emotion hearing it in its full length glory I just couldn't hold it back. I know that sounds incredibly crazy.

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #84 posted 04/10/18 8:20pm

disch

Prince's vocal version of Love Thy Will Be Done

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Reply #85 posted 04/11/18 12:56am

Wolfie87

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXEogbEIz4c

This! Goddamn he was good at guitar.

[Edited 4/11/18 0:57am]

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Reply #86 posted 04/11/18 1:36am

JorisE73

I went to the Amsterdam exhibit and did the VIP tour and at the end they showed a performnce of Purple Rain from the O2 that didn't brought me to tears but damn close though.
The exhibit was a bit small. And some dubious claims about a Purple Telecaster that Prince supposedly used on the Purple Rain tour and that a gold bass that was displayed there used to be the One Eyed Bass. I also suspect that not everything there is an original Prince item, like the acoustic guitar displayed there at the Sign O The Times display with the peach suit.

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Reply #87 posted 04/11/18 4:03am

Fronk

If I had human emotions it would be The Love We Make

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Reply #88 posted 04/11/18 4:45pm

cloveringold85

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Not a Prince song, but when he performed David Bowie's "Heroes" in Atlanta, on April 14, 2016. I just cried. It was beautiful. sad touched

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"his voice was perfection" -- said a photographer

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http://www.latimes.com/en...story.html

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"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #89 posted 04/11/18 8:55pm

TheGloved1

Le Grind

"London what does Big Ben say?"

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