Sunday, June 8, 2008

Poetry Train Monday - 52 - Scandalous

A Piece of My Mind is taking a walk on the dark side this week. Care to join me?

To set the mood for our journey, I'm posting the lyrics for Scandalous by Prince. He was a trendsetter for replacing full words with abbreviated symbols, now common in the text message world.


Come closer
Feel what U been dyin' 4
Don't be afraid, baby
Touch it and explode
Understand, understand that I love U
Ah, but more than that - I want U
Everybody always told me good things come 2 those who wait
But I've got so much on the menu
I just can't, I just can't, I can't wait, baby
I can't wait, baby
Till I can wrap my legs all around U girl
Cuz sugar, U know U're just the kind of lover
That I've been lookin' 4
2night why don't we skip all the foreplay, mama
And just get down here on the floor

Scandalous - I'm talkin' 'bout U and me
Marvelous - baby, baby, can't U see?
Anything U ever dreamed of, I'm willing 2 be
2night is gonna be scandalous
Cuz 2night I'm gonna be your fantasy

My dearest, my dearest

Whisper a question
With my body, I'll scream a reply
Anything's acceptable
Just ask me and I'll try it
2 hell with hesitations
2 hell with the reasons why

Baby, baby, baby

Oh girl, the things U make me do
Genius is the only way 2 describe U

Anything U ever dreamed of, baby
Just ask me - I'll do, I'll do, I'll do it 4 U, baby
Anything at all
Spirits rise and spirits fall
Anything U ever dreamed of, I'm willing 2 be
2night is gonna be scandalous
Cuz 2night I'm, 2night I'm gonna be your fantasy!


- Prince, 1989

Illustration by Boris Vallejo
for the cover of Barba the Slaver by Dael Forest

Here's an edited version of the song.


Heather D said...

I've always liked Prince.

gautami tripathy said...

Prince was a trend setter. I even liked his name as symbols!

Great that you brought it all up again for us!

rot, that it you

PS: This time I beat you it by commenting here first. Otherwise you win! And I love it! Hugs!

Joy Renee said...

i somehow missed out on the Prince phenom so thanx for giving me a peek in.

my poetry train this week is an attempt to make up fo missing the blog blast for peace last week

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Okay, now that you've set the mood, what next?

Amy Ruttan said...

You like Prince too!!

We're twins we have to be. I love Prince, he's brilliant!

Anonymous said...

you're making me curious!

Danika Dinsmore said...

Dark? I wouldn't say dark... unless you meant deliciously dark, as in a little nasty... woo-hoo!

I grew up on Prince... I never thought he himself was sexy... but his music certainly os.

Wylie Kinson said...

Wasn't it his 50th birthday today? Or was that yesterday??
I used to LOVE Prince - back in the day, but somehow I left him in the 90's. Too bad, really. He wrote/writes amazing stuff.

Shelley Munro said...

I think songwriters are so talented. Songs are such great inspiration for story ideas too.

Jill said...

I've never really like Prince! Too much velvet for me and I like singer that have deeper voice!