Monthly Archives: December 2019

International Lover: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 46 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, things get steamy when I discuss the lyrics to the sensual, seductive, and playful “International Lover” off Prince’s 1999 album. It’s an iconic ballad that, along with “Do Me, Baby”, established the Prince brand of balladry to be used as a template for countless artists. Climb aboard the Seduction 747!

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!


All The Critics Love U In New York: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 45 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I welcome first time guest, Leslie Ballard, to the show to discuss “All The Critics Love U In New York” off Prince’s 1999 album. We touch on some of the early critical praise that Prince was receiving at this point in his career and how it might have fed into the cynicism evident throughout the song’s lyrics. We also attempt to dissect Prince’s repeated disdain for “hippies” and what we really think he could have been referring to. We also freely admit that we might have no clue what is truly being addressed in this track…but we try!

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!


Lady Cab Driver: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 44 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick & I dive into “Lady Cab Driver”, the sex-as-therapy offering from Prince’s breakthrough album, 1999. Everyone seems to focus on the middle section of this song, and we definitely do as well! There’s a LOT going on and we’re not just talking about Jill Jones vocal performance.

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!