The 7 Most Perplexing Lyrics on Prince’s “Purple Rain”


Chances are this man has gotten freaky with at least one member of your extended family.

I have long been a Prince advocate. The purple one really is one-of-a-kind, but I can’t decide whether that is a good thing or not. But I have said it before, and I’ll say it again: Purple Rain is the greatest album of all time. At the same time, his songwriting can be a bit “huh?” worthy (I mean the guy wrote songs called “Rock Hard in a Funky Place” and “Supercalifragisexy” for crying out loud). So here, presented without commentary, are the seven most perplexing lyrics on Purple Rain. (Note: “U”s and “2”s used as Prince would have wanted it)

  • Wendy? Yes, Lisa.  Is the water warm enough? Yes, Lisa. Shall we begin? Yes, Lisa.  –Computer Blue
  • I’ll never beat U.  I’ll never lie.  And if U’re evil I’ll forgive U by and by.I Would Die 4 U
  • Dearly Beloved,  We are gathered here today 2 get thru this thing called life.  Electric word life it means forever (Ed note: no it doesn’t) and thats a mighty long time.Let’s Go Crazy
  • Animals strike curious poses, they feel the heat … the heat between me and you – When Doves Cry
  • Paint a perfect picture, bring to life a vision in one’s mind.  The beauitiful ones always smash the picture …  always, every time. – The Beautiful Ones
  • Oh, she’ll show U no mercy, but she’ll sho’nuff, sho’nuff show U how 2 grindDarlin Nikki
  • Let’s go crazy.  Let’s get nuts  Let’s look 4 the purple banana ’til they put us in the truck.Let’s Go Crazy
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2 Comments on “The 7 Most Perplexing Lyrics on Prince’s “Purple Rain””

  1. 07.8.11 at 3:51 PM #

    Proof that when the music is awesome, the artist could read the phone book and people would still think it’s good.

    That when doves cry line has always painted a strange picture in my mind. Maybe that’s why this song is on my “Bad but good 80’s music” playlist…

  2. 10.7.11 at 3:01 PM #

    You and your crew versus me…and the revolution.

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