On Episode 131 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, new podcast guest Kevin Evans and I try to make sense of the cryptic and possibly double-entendre-filled Batman track, “Lemon Crush.” Is our interpretation train of thought for the lyrics framed by our gender? That’s for the listener to decide; however, Prince may have had several influences in mind when coming up with the lyrics to this upbeat song.
“Ready for the crush.”
“Lemon Crush” has a propulsive club beat and a sticky like lemon juice chorus, but is it a good song? The lyrics come across as a bit juvenile, underwritten, and maybe too cryptic to be considered deep, which many cite as reasons why this isn’t one of Prince’s best Batman offerings. Whether you think the song is filled with sexual euphemisms or you believe the lyrics point to a more innocent song about a genuine romantic crush, the track moves. Ready or not, you must be prepared for the sugar rush this song carries along with its banging beat.
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!