On episode 153 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I try to “Rearrange” my brain around this 1999-era vault track that served as the basis for “Lady Cab Driver.” The lyrics for these two songs are nothing alike, but “Rearrange” does remind me of Prince’s earlier work.
“People today won’t change. Got to rearrange.”
The “Lady Cab Driver” origin story aside, “Rearrange” takes that banging bass groove to a completely different place. Sure, the lyrical content is reminiscent of songs like “Uptown” and “Sexuality,” which could explain why Prince decided to rework it into something new for the 1999 release. He’s the leader of this new school revolution (no pun intended) and thinks his generation is here to save the world.
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!