RIP Prince

It’s been a shit year for music and entertainment deaths – David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, now Prince. 6Music is playing this, and it seems so appropriate…originally recorded played live in a 20 minute version, and edited down, (yes he played most of it completely LIVE!) it shows the genius of Prince.

Wish I’d seen him live now! 🙁

Also who knew Prince was on The Muppets AND did a version of Starfish and Coffee (one of my fave Prince tunes, I could choose any of the Sign O’ The Times albums). Cool.

Other tracks – this one from the last but one album:

I’d love to post more, but since Prince liked to scrub the internet of his music, tracks such as ‘Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)’, ‘Controversy’, ‘The Future’ aren’t out there.

Here’s one that slipped the net, and lyrics are scarily prescient:

“I never wanted a typical life
Scripted role, huh a trophy wife
All I ever wanted, to be left alone
See my bed’s made up at night
‘Cause in my dreams I roam
Just trying to find, trying to find
My way back, back home

So many reasons why
There’s so many reasons why
I don’t belong here
But now that I am I
Without fear I am
Gonna conquer with no fear
Until I find my way back home

Most people in this world are born dead
But I was born alive
(I was born with this dream)
With a dream outside my head (outside my head)
That I could find my way back home”

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