Prince Lyrics Podcast – 1999



On Episode 36 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I work through the lyrics to Prince’s massive hit single, “1999” off his equally massive double album of the same name. Have we learned anything from a song about fear of annihilation in the nearly 40 years since it’s recording? Not really….we could still all die any day.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)



On Episode 35 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover the very first non-album B-side in Prince’s career, “Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)”. This was the B-side to the “Let’s Work” 12″ remix and was a non-album A-side in the UK! What’s the song all about though?

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!


Prince Lyrics – Jack U Off



On Episode 34 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to discuss the ridiculous and bawdy closing track, “Jack U Off” from Prince’s Controversy album.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Annie Christian



On Episode 33 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner and I tackle “Annie Christian”, one of the more lyrically interesting songs of Prince’s early catalog. What other track can lay claim to speaking about murder, mayhem, corruption and the anti-Christ? All with a call and response chorus to boot! Come join us on a trip back to the headline grabbing events of 1981 for this Controversy album deep cut.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Let’s Work



On Episode 32 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I go it alone to talk about the catchy as hell dance track “Let’s Work” from his Controversy album. This song is notable for being the first Prince 12″ to feature a significant remix plus a non-album B-side!

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!


Prince Lyrics – Ronnie, Talk to Russia



On Episode 31 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to talk about the state of U.S. and Soviet Union relations in 1981, presidential assassination attempts, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas and Prince’s stab at political commentary on “Ronnie, Talk to Russia” from his Controversy album.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Private Joy



On Episode 30 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, author and blogger Laura Tiebert joins me to talk about the inspiration behind “Private Joy” as well as some of the quirkiness that can be found within the lyrics of this upbeat pop track from Prince’s Controversy album.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Do Me, Baby



On Episode 29 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I go it alone to talk through the lyrical structure of “Do Me, Baby” from his album Controversy, as basically an 8 minute sexual act put to music while also dissecting Prince’s choice to play the passive role as the song’s subject.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Sexuality



On Episode 28 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Erica Thompson (APurpleDayInDecember.com) & I dig deep into hidden (and not so hidden) meanings and discuss Prince’s call to action for the Controversy track, “Sexuality”.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Controversy



On Episode 27 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick & I kick off the Controversy album by discussing the myriad of themes Prince addresses in this classic title track. Themes not only meant for this one particular song, but themes that permeated the entire album.

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!


Listener Feedback Vol. 1



On Episode 26.5 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I take a brief break from going track by track in order to address a couple of recent listener comments. One is a necessary and clarifying interpretation of some of “Soft & Wet’s” most indecipherable lyrics and the other is an important take on “Sister”, interpreting the lyrics to this track from the standpoint of emotional abuse.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Partyup



On Episode 26 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, author and blogger Laura Tiebert joins me to talk about “Partyup”. Laura provides some interesting back stories about the song that she uncovered while co-authoring the Prince biography, “The Rise of Prince: 1958-1988”. This funky protest song is the last track on Prince’s 3rd album, Dirty Mind.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Sister



On Episode 25 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, the brave and noble Zachary Hoskins from the Dance/Music/Sex/Romance blog at PrinceSongs.org joins me again to talk about “Sister”, one of the most “WTF” tracks of Prince’s career. This controversial song can be found on Prince’s 3rd album, Dirty Mind.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Head



On Episode 24 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Zachary Hoskins from the Dance/Music/Sex/Romance blog at PrinceSongs.org joins me to talk about “Head”, one of the filthiest and funkiest tracks from Prince’s 3rd album, Dirty Mind.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Uptown



On Episode 23 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Christy from The Mountains & the Sea and Killer Fun podcasts joins me to talk a little about the physical location but primarily the metaphor of a place where you can be yourself and everyone can celebrate our differences in “Uptown” from Prince’s 3rd album, Dirty Mind.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Gotta Broken Heart Again



On Episode 22 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick joins me again to discuss Prince’s relationship woes on the bluesy “Gotta Broken Heart Again” from his 3rd album, Dirty Mind. We also offer up our own interpretations of what the loud bang at the end of the song signifies!

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!


Prince Lyrics – Do It All Night



On Episode 21 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Christy from The Mountains & the Sea and Killer Fun podcasts joins me to discuss what “it” means and how Prince intends to convince a pretty lady that he’s the guy to do “it” with on “Do It All Night” from his 3rd album, Dirty Mind.

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!


Prince Lyrics – When You Were Mine



On Episode 20 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner returns to discuss what the hell is going through Prince’s tortured mind on “When You Were Mine”, one of the most covered tracks on Prince’s “Dirty Mind” album.

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!


Prince Lyrics – Dirty Mind



On Episode 19 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I kick off discussing Prince’s 3rd album with the title track “Dirty Mind”. I also attempt to explain why this was my favorite Prince album of the 90s (and yes, I know it was released in 1980).

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!


Prince Lyrics – It’s Gonna Be Lonely



On Episode 18 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick (@kashed) and I talk about the final song on Prince’s self-titled second album, “It’s Gonna Be Lonely”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics Podcast – I Feel For You



On Episode 17 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I talk about one of Prince’s most popular non-singles, “I Feel For You”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics Podcast – Still Waiting



On Episode 16 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I talk about “Still Waiting”, a sweet, forlorn ballad about being sad and lonely.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Bambi



On Episode 15 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick (@kashed) & I talk about “Bambi”, the hard rockin’ tale of a boy trying to convince a lesbian that that he’s a more suitable mate.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – With You



On Episode 14 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I talk about “With You”, a ballad that Jill Jones covered on her 1987 solo album.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – When We’re Dancing Close and Slow



On Episode 13 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I get real intimate with the super-sexy ballad “When We’re Dancing Close and Slow”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Sexy Dancer



On Episode 12 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I discuss the lyrical content of one of Prince’s least lyrical early tracks, “Sexy Dancer”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?



On Episode 11 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I welcome guest host Jerry Bonner to help me discuss another one of Prince’s best known songs from the 70s, “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – I Wanna Be Your Lover



On Episode 10 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover Prince’s biggest hit from the 70s, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – I’m Yours



On Episode 9 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover the audacious rock n’ roll of “I’m Yours”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – So Blue



On Episode 8 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover the pensive and slightly depressing, “So Blue”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – My Love Is Forever



On Episode 7 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover one of my personal favorites, the underrated seventh track on “For You”, “My Love Is Forever”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Baby



On Episode 6 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I take on the heavier subject matter of “For You’s” sixth track, “Baby”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Just As Long As We’re Together



On Episode 5 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I tackle “For You’s” fifth track, “Just As Long As We’re Together”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Crazy You



On Episode 4 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I tackle “For You’s” fourth track, “Crazy You”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Soft and Wet



On Episode 3 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I dive into “For You’s” third track and the most well known song from Prince’s debut album, “Soft & Wet”.

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – In Love



On Episode 2 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I dive into the second track from Prince’s debut album, “In Love”

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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Prince Lyrics – Intro/For You



In my introductory episode for the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I spend some time explaining the premise of the show as well as discussing Prince’s very first track, “For You”.

The purpose of Press Rewind – A Prince Lyrics Podcast 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
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!