The Prince in the Castle

Prince Rogers Nelson, otherwise known as Prince, was born on June 7, 1958 in Minnesota. From a young age Prince was successful in the music business. At just 18 years old he signed a deal with the Warner Bros. and released his debut album. As he grew older his success grew and eventually joined a band, “The Revolution” and released one of his biggest hits Purple Rain. He was famous for his eclectic style, his flamboyant outfits, and his ability to sing on a wide vocal range. He sang songs from R&B to rock and was admired by many.

The lyrics to Purple Rain went like this:

I never meant to cause you any sorrow

I never meant to cause you any pain

I only wanted one time to see you laughing

I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain

Purple rain Purple rain

Purple rain Purple rain
I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain
I never wanted to be your weekend lover

I only wanted to be some kind of friend

Baby I could never steal you from another

It’s such a shame our friendship had to end
Purple rain Purple rain

Purple rain Purple rain

Purple rain Purple rain
I only want to see you underneath the purple rain
Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing

It’s time we all reach out for something new

That means you too

You say you want a leader

But you can’t seem to make up your mind

I think you better close it

And let me guide you to the purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain

Purple rain Purple rain
If you know what I’m singing about up here

C’mon raise your hand
Purple rain Purple rain
I only want to see you, only want to see you

In the purple rain.
This song was one of his biggest hits; however, many were confused about the meaning of the lyrics after all what actually is purple rain? Many people have different interpretations of the meaning of this song, but one interpretation is that a man wants to be with a girl, but he cannot because she is already with another man. Even though he really wants to be with her and is sad that she can’t be with him he just wants her to be happy. That’s why despite his sadness, he wants her to laugh and dance in the purple rain. Some believe that the purple rain represents his desire to be with her but the sadness he feels knowing he can’t.

http://youtu.be/4vJMTKtY4U8
Prince has left an unmatchable impact that continues to affect music to this day.

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