Soft and Wet: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



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”. Prince pushes the envelope, for 1978 at least, by including such a blatant sexual metaphor throughout the song. Also, I totally get the lyrics wrong (no thanks to the internet). Prince clears things up for us after I recorded, with the release of The Beautiful Ones memoir, & I correct my mistakes with some listener help on a future episode.

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!


3 thoughts on “Soft and Wet: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast

  1. Hey, Jason!
    Great podcast.
    The lyrics you read from the bridge are not correct.
    I have no idea why it seems impossible to get this song’s correct lyric online, but here’s what’s really being sung:

    If this is lust then I must confess
    I feel it every day (every way)

    If this be wrong, then I vow
    to be as far from right as I may

    1. Damn!!! Why isn’t this documented anywhere on the internet!?!? This makes total sense and the lyrics documented online are totally nonsensical compared to this. May I ask how you figured this out?

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