On Episode 81 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I welcome a brand new guest to the show, Roy Turner (@TrickyKid2 on Twitter) of Tricky Kid Media (https://www.facebook.com/TrickyKidRadio/), to talk with me about his favorite song, “Life Can Be So Nice.” This jubilant and chaotic Parade track soundtracks a memorable scene in Under the Cherry Moon, and it brings the noise and joy wherever heard.
“Scrambled eggs, are so boring, for you’re all, all that I want to know.”
“Life can be so nice. You’re so nice.” This is one of those songs on the Parade album that I don’t think gets enough attention. Some may find the measured chaos a bit too messy for their liking; however, for my guest and I, we express sheer glee at the prospect of chatting about the odd, non-sequitur lyrics found on this song.
The previously mentioned “scrambled eggs” line. The “morning glories never cry” line. The “I come a thousand different ways before I even start” line. All of these lines may cause confusion when trying to dissect them individually, and we try, but that’s not what this song is really about. It’s about joy, exuberance, embracing life, embracing love. Embrace your inner Christopher Tracy.
The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:
- Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
- Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
- If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics
Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!