3. "kinda why it never made the " In response to Reply # 0
curtis/marvin pantheon in my mind
always felt like P's grip on reality w hood issues by this point was like dudes that looked like The Furious 5 or extras in the Bad video.
In France a skinny man Died of a big disease with a little name By chance his girlfriend came across a needle And soon she did the same At home there are seventeen-year-old boys And their idea of fun Is being in a gang called The Disciples
(to this point I was aboard).....
High on crack, totin' a machine gun
(....then he walked it back for me, I know he has 2 lines to paint the pic but meh I didn't believe his visual the way I believed in Mel's visual in The Message)
Hurricane Annie ripped the ceiling off a church And killed everyone inside
(If he just given her a better name, he coulda been a prophet predicting terror shit that now happens on the regular---but her nickname sounds like a rocker from a pg13 flick from the 80s)
You turn on the telly and every other story Is tellin' you somebody died
Sister killed her baby 'cuz she couldn't afford to feed it
(hmmmm P's conservative horns are showing here (his stance on abortion, dismissive resolution for the sake a couplet that doesn't even get explored for even the sake of a rhyme scheme....)
And we're sending people to the moon
(we aren't exactly, but I guess this paints government spends more on the space program than its own people)
In September my cousin tried reefer for the very first time Now he's doing horse, it's June
(Imma let this slide cause he taught me a code word I never knew before and Prince's genius for packing in a HELL of a visual with the right words and perfect delayed delivery are on full display even though I do NOT believe for a sec Weed is a gateway drug)
It's silly, no' When a rocket ship explodes And everybody still wants to fly Some say a man ain't happy Unless a man truly dies Oh why Time, time
(that's perfection he checks human nature, human curiosity, human stubbornness, and hypocrisy and vulnerability without being mellow dramatic. most people dont put that much thought and energy in their bridges, I'll say his bridge hold WAY more weight and cred than his first two verses)
Baby make a speech, Star Wars fly Neighbors just shine it on But if a night falls and a bomb falls Will anybody see the dawn Time, times
(another quickie verse I believe was just an excuse to humble brag to yall like "dog aint NOBODY this profound in a bridge EVER, lets go over the evidence again SHALL WE!?!?!?!?!)
It's silly, no' When a rocket blows And everybody still wants to fly Some say a man ain't happy, truly Until a man truly dies Oh why, oh why, Sign O the Times
(HA he sang it different and it feels even MORE profound, "Man aint happy truly until man truly dies" I feel THAT is the most potent timeless unfortunate (for his life at least) definitive statement of this whole song.... prolly his whole career
Sign O the Times mess with your mind Hurry before it's to late Let's fall in love, get married, have a baby We'll call him Nate... if it's a boy
(Prince wouldn't be Prince without Prince fuckin with cha'......side humblebrag note: last time I seen him perform this he said "have a baby, we'll call him Ahmir....If he funky"
greatest moment in my life man.
NO! LIST Tom Petty M J Zeppelin Springsteen Neil Young Eagles Ray Charles Madonna Chuck Berry South Park TV Songs Justin Timberlake "Food Glorious Food" "Twilight Zone" theme "A Boy Named Sue" "Night Moves" "The Situation" "Superbowl Shuffle"
11. "What do you mean we aren’t sending people to the moon" In response to Reply # 3
We have sent people to the moon. Please tell me you aren’t a “faked moon landing” conspiracy theorist lol
Also I assumed P was referring to the Disciples from Chi (who surely had to have a foothold in Minneapolis no?). The “high on crack” part just seemed like hyperbole. Did Nas really shoot people through peepholes or use Macs to make people backflip? Come on y’all.