On Episode 127 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner and I look to the stars for inspiration as we discuss the Prince and Sheena Easton duet, “The Arms of Orion” from Batman. This love ballad relies heavily on astrological metaphors, so join us in the Sea of Tranquility and stay for the playful keyboard outro.
“Orion’s arms are wide enough to hold us both together.”
Sheena Easton again joins Prince, this time on a love ballad from the perspective of Bruce Wayne and Vicki Vale. They look to the stars for inspiration, each from their own emotional or physical distances, to express the longing that being apart brings to them. The vocal harmonies and interplay between the two are reminiscent of duets from the era, in a very adult contemporary fashion. Love it or hate it, “The Arms of Orion” can get you in your feels if you allow the metaphors to sweep you off your feet.
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!