On episode 144 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover an enjoyable disco banger, believed to have been recorded in 1979, “Kiss Me Quick.” Prince sings from a female perspective, possibly the first time he used pronouns to fit a prospective singer other than himself.
“Was she good to ya, and did you ever think about me?”
A short burst of disco pop that, if he had fleshed it out more, could have made for an excellent B-side to “I Wanna Be Your Lover” or “Sexy Dancer.” However, this song was likely intended for Sue Ann Carwell, based on Pepe Willie’s accounts and the pronouns used in the song’s lyrics. A fascinating example of Prince writing from the perspective of someone outside himself, even if it never went anywhere.
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!