Rest In Peace Prince On A “Purple Rain” Cloud (video)

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Prince was the king of breaking down walls, his music was a gumbo of rock & roll, hip hop, r & b, blues and country – you name it.

His style was a hybrid of modern-day pirate meets Jimi Hendrix with more hair, blousy shirts and jackets then Jimi could imagine – yet with guitar riffs that would make Jimi proud.

When it came to gender, Prince was ahead of his time. We cant think of anyone who was as public as Prince was in making his private life public, especially in his hit Controversy:

I just can’t believe
All the things people say, controversy
Am I black or white?
Am I straight or gay? ControversyDo I believe in God?
Do I believe in me?
Controversy, controversy
ControversyI can’t understand
Human curiosity, controversy
Was it good for you?
Was I what you wanted me to be?
ControversyDo you get high?
Does your daddy cry?
Controversy, controversy
Controversy

Do I believe in God?
Do I believe in me?
Some people wanna die
So they can be free

I said life is just a game
We’re all just the same
Do you wanna play?
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Controversy, controversy
Controversy, controversy
Controversy, controversy

Our Father, who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven

Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those
Who trespass against us

Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom and the power
And the glory forever and ever

Controversy, controversy
Controversy, controversy
Love Him, love Him baby

Controversy, controversy
Controversy, controversy
Controversy, controversy

Listen, people call me rude
I wish we all were nude
I wish there was no black and white
I wish there were no rules

People call me rude
I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white
I wish there were no rules

People call me rude
(People call me rude)
I wish we were all nude
(I wish we were all nude)

I wish there was no black and white
(I wish there was no black and white)
I wish there were no rules
(I wish there were no rules)

People call me rude
(People call me rude)
I wish we were all nude
(I wish we were all nude)

I wish there was no black and white
(I wish there was no black and white)
I wish there were no rules
(I wish there were no rules)

Controversy, controversy

Do I believe in God?
Do I believe in me?
Let me tell ya
Some people wanna die
So they can be free

I said life is just a game
We’re all just the same
Don’t ya wanna play?

Controversy, controversy
Controversy, controversy

Here’s the video for Prince’s Purple Rain:

Via Casusa Ribeiro Youtube

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