On episode 163 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I discuss the lyrics to an unreleased vault track, “Lust U Always.” A song with a controversial legacy and a polarizing opinion that many feel should stay in the vault forever. Do you agree?
“My analyst assured me that I get over U, but I get the strangest feeling that he wants 2 do U 2.”
Regardless of how you feel about the song’s content, it’s hard to deny how interesting “Lust U Always” is, both musically and lyrically. It has a hard rock sound using synthesizers and effects to mimic electric guitars, and Prince’s vocals have a sinister appeal to them. Take out the ugly word used later in the song’s breakdown/spoken word section, and you have a song that can still make one’s skin crawl without being offensive.
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!