It’s impossible to fully understand the genius of an artist like Prince. He didn’t just transcend pop music and whatever genre radio tried to label him as, and he wasn’t just a savant who could play any instrument he picked up. The man was an honest to goodness genius when it came to writing music. One aspect of Prince's songwriting that tends to get overlooked is his lyrical content. On first listen, Prince's songs sound like they’re either about gettin’ down with a fine lady, or dancing until the sun comes up, but for each "Little Red Corvette" there was a sly philosophic undercurrent buried in another track. This list takes a look at the most meaningful Prince lyrics that can enrich your life.
Once you delve into Prince’s lyrical content you begin to realize he was a man who was not only aware of his place in the world of pop music, but someone who was concerned about what it meant to love someone - and to love yourself. Some of his more androgynous lyrics paint a picture of a person transcending heteronormative roles, all the while finding spirituality on the dance floor. Take a look at these Prince lyrics that inform how you live and think about how to make yourself just a little bit more Prince today than you were yesterday.
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Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999As cliche as it might sound, there's nothing like the feeling of ~living in the now~ and acting like it might be your last night on Earth. The overwhelming positivity on this track is something that you can apply to anything from a night out to an evening cleaning your apartment.13117Is this inspiring?
I went to the doctor guess what he told meSometimes you just want to be bummed out, and it's nice to have Prince to back you up on your plans for throwing a pity party for yourself.
He said girl you better try to have fun no matter what you do
But he's a fool
'Cause nothing compares to you12918Is this inspiring?
- Honey you got to slow down,
'Cause if you don't you gonna run your
Little red Corvette right in the ground
All double entendre aside, these are the perfect lyrics to remind yourself to stop pushing yourself so hard, and to take the night off from whatever it is that you're burning yourself out on.12920Is this inspiring?
You don't have to be richThere's no reason to be so specific when you're looking for someone to be with, romantic or platonic. When you boil it down, "Kiss" is about surrounding yourself with good people.
To be my girl
You don't have to be cool
To rule my world.12016Is this inspiring?