Why These 5 Prince Lyrics Became Iconic

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Let’s all agree to Prince is one of the greatest songwriters ever to live. Time and time, he proved to everybody that his knack for making hit songs does not merely include his talents in the guitar instrument, but also his ability to write beautifully-penned lyrics. “What’s missing from pop music is danger,” Prince said in 2006. “There’s no excitement and mystery.” And so, his goal was to become different and thrilling to the listeners; and we’re thankful that he’d done it all. Take a look at these 5 iconic songlines written by the purple majesty himself.

 

“Nothing Compares 2 U” (1985) – The Family

It’s been so lonely without you here

I’m like a bird without a song

(Oh oh oh oh oh oh)

Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling

Tell me, baby, where did I go wrong?

 

I can put my arms around every girl I see

But they’d only remind me of you

(Oh oh oh oh oh oh)

I went to the doctor,

Guess what he told me, guess what he told me?

He said boy, you better try to have fun no matter what you do

But he’s a fool

 

‘Cause nothing compares,

No, nothing compares to you

Nothing, nothing

“Little Red Corvette” (1982) – 1999

I guess I should’ve closed my eyes

When you drove me to the place where your horses run free

‘Cause I felt a little ill when I saw all the pictures

Of the jockeys that were there before me

 

Believe it or not, I started to worry

I wondered if I had enough class

But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right

And you say: “Baby, have you got enough gas?”

“When Doves Cry” (1984) – Purple Rain

How can you just leave me standing

Alone in a world that’s so cold? (So cold)

Maybe I’m just too demanding

Maybe I’m just like my father, too bold

Maybe you’re just like my mother

She’s never satisfied (she’s never satisfied)

Why do we scream at each other?

This is what it sounds like

When doves cry

 

Touch if you will my stomach

Feel how it trembles inside

You’ve got the butterflies all tied up

Don’t make me chase you

Even doves have pride

“Let’s Go Crazy” (1984) – Purple Rain

Dearly beloved

We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life

Electric word, life

It means forever and that’s a mighty long time

But I’m here to tell you there’s something else

The afterworld

A world of never-ending happiness

You can always see the sun

Day or night

 

So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills

You know the one, “Dr. Everything’ll-be-alright”

Instead of asking him how much of your time is left

Ask him how much of your mind, baby

‘Cause in this life things are much harder than in the afterworld

In this life, you’re on your own

“Purple Rain” (1984) – Purple Rain

Honey, I know, I know

I know times are changing

It’s time we all reach out

For something new, that means you too

 

You say you want a leader

But you can’t seem to make up your mind

I think you better close it

And let me guide you to the purple rain

 

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

If you know what I’m singing about up here

C’mon, raise your hand

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