Episode 151: Money Don’t Grow On Trees

On episode 151 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I discuss the upward mobility mantra and conservative idiom, "Money Don't Grow On Trees," a vault track from late 1981 released on the 1999 Super Deluxe. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/11/21/money-dont-grow-on-trees-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ With its more traditional R&B sound, "Money Don't Grow On Trees" feels like an anomaly compared to the music Prince … Continue reading Episode 151: Money Don’t Grow On Trees

Episode 150: Strange Way

On episode 150 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Arthur Turnbull from The Music Snobs Podcast returns to the show to chat about another of Prince's 1981 vault recordings, "Strange Way." We dig into the context around the songwriting and who he had in mind when writing the lyrics. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/11/14/strange-way-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ A short and quirky (like … Continue reading Episode 150: Strange Way

Episode 149: The Second Coming

Prince opened each show on the Controversy tour by playing an acapella gospel hymn, "The Second Coming," over the PA system for concert attendees. What is this song actually about, though? On episode 149 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I talk about the spirituality found within this short but effective track. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/11/07/the-second-coming-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ Part vault song, part Controversy tour … Continue reading Episode 149: The Second Coming

Episode 148: Broken

On episode 148 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I talk about the unreleased companion to Dirty Mind's "Gotta Broken Heart Again," "Broken." Prince still isn't over being dumped, but at least he knows how to throw an awesome old-fashioned rave-up to celebrate his woes. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/10/31/broken-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Broken" is a fascinating Dirty Mind–Controversy era demo that sounds … Continue reading Episode 148: Broken

Episode 147: She’s Just a Baby

On episode 147 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Micah Simpson from the Purple Underground YouTube Channel joins me in discussing the Dirty Mind/Controversy era vault track, "She's Just a Baby." We discuss who is the often-cited inspiration for this song as well as carefully navigate the age gap issue that this song addresses.  … Continue reading Episode 147: She’s Just a Baby

Episode 145: Hard to Get / If I Love You Tonight / The Loser / You (The Rebels)

On episode 145 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I travel back to July 1979, Boulder, Colorado, to talk about the pseudo-side band project, The Rebels. Prince and his new touring band take time away from Minneapolis to write and record new music that never saw the light of day. I focus the episode … Continue reading Episode 145: Hard to Get / If I Love You Tonight / The Loser / You (The Rebels)

Episode 144: Kiss Me Quick

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. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/10/02/kiss-me-quick-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Was she good to ya, and did you … Continue reading Episode 144: Kiss Me Quick

Episode 143: Donna / Nadara / Baby, Baby, Baby / Down a Long Lonely Road / Miss You

On episode 143 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I'm talking about five songs pulled from Prince's vault recorded in late 1978 or early 1979 at his France Avenue home in Edina, MN. "Donna" and "Nadara" (or Nadera or Nadeara) are sensitive ballads written about mysterious (to us at least) women. "Baby, Baby, Baby" and … Continue reading Episode 143: Donna / Nadara / Baby, Baby, Baby / Down a Long Lonely Road / Miss You

Episode 142: Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me?

The convoluted recording history of "Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?" takes front and center on episode 142 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast. Besides who Prince offered this song to and how many times he recorded it over the span of 10 years, there are some lyrics worth discussing as well.  https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/09/18/wouldnt-you-love-to-love-me-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Wouldn't … Continue reading Episode 142: Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me?