On episode 156 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I dig into the reggae-lite lyrics of Prince’s regretful “If It’ll Make U Happy” from the 1999 Super Deluxe.
“I really love U, baby. No matter what your friends may say.”
This April 1982 vault track rolls along at a leisurely pace, with Prince’s touring guitarist, Dez Dickerson, helping out with guitar and vocals. The regret at leaving the person he loves behind is evident in the lyrics, wishing she’d tell him how much she misses him to help him get through the difficulties of distance.
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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
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