Friday, April 22, 2016

The Beautiful Ones - A Personal Tribute to The One and Only Prince

There are very few things that shock me it desensitization, media overexposure, or whatever the term of the day maybe, but the news of Prince's death yesterday was totally unfreakin' believable!

While I'm not going to go as far as to say that he was the only artist that has had a profound influence in my life, I can definitely say that he was among the top three out of five.

He was my first "Big Girl Crush", Ladies you know what I'm talking about. At only 5'2'" tall, Prince packed a whole of raw sexy in that little androgynous body of his! He oozed sexuality in a way that no one else could. He made you want to take a walk on the wild side. If you were at a dance and one of his songs came on, only people who were really diggin' on each other would slow dance to Prince, because that music was pure naughty!

But more than being walking sex, Prince truly was a pioneer in the music industry. There was nothing like him out there, and there still isn't. Most adults didn't know how to deal with him. I remember watching an episode of the Phil Donahue show and they were picking apart "Little Red Corvette" telling parents that this music was dangerous because it was full of sexual innuendos. Parents might not have liked him, but we LOVED him! He spoke to us, we understood the language that he was speaking.

Yes, I've been listening to his music non-stop since yesterday, but the the funny thing is, his music has always been a staple on my playlists. My Playlist titled "Grown Folks Music" is chock full of Prince as well as a few select others. Btw, if you have to ask me what "Grown Folks Music" is, that means you're too young to know.

I can listen to a Prince song and tell you where I heard it the first time, who I slow danced with on that song, and who my steady was at that time. I'm proud to say that I was there from the beginning.

Thank you Prince...thank you for giving me so many wonderful memories. Thank you for staying true to yourself, thank you teaching us that we didn't have to conform to be successful, thank you for putting into words the language of our hearts.

Rest now with God my Brother...the next time I see purple hues in the sunset, I'll be thinking of you.

Much Love


Baby, baby, baby
What's it gonna be
Baby, baby, baby
Is it him or is it me?
Don't make me waste my time
Don't make me lose my mind baby

Baby, baby, baby
Can't you stay with me tonight
Oh baby, baby, baby
Don't my kisses please you right
You were so hard to find
The beautiful ones, they hurt you every time

Paint a perfect picture
Bring to life a vision in one's mind
The beautiful ones
Always smash the picture
Always every time

If I told you baby
That I was in love with you
Oh baby, baby, baby
If we got married
Would that be cool?

You make me so confused
The beautiful ones
You always seem to lose

Baby, baby
Baby, baby
Baby, baby
What's it gonna be baby?

Do you want him?
Or do you want me?
Cause I want you
Said I want you
Tell me, babe

Do you want me?
I gotta know, I gotta know
Do you want me?
Baby, baby, baby
Listen to me

I may not know where I'm going (babe)
I said I may not know what I need
One thing, one thing's for certain baby
I know what I want, yeah
And if it please you baby
Please you, baby
I'm begging down on my knees
I want you
Yes I do
Baby, baby, baby, baby
I want you

Yes I do