The Cross: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast

On Episode 102 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Erica Thompson ( and I dive right into Prince’s most overtly religious album track to date and talk through some of the imagery & nuance that he added to what seems like a pretty straightforward expression of faith. Why did “The Cross” turn into “The Christ” later in his career? We discuss that and more on this standout track from Sign o’ the Times.

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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

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