Vicki Waiting: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast

On Episode 129 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Julian Long and I attempt to make sense of a song that Prince wrote for a budding ingenue but repurposed for the Batman soundtrack, “Vicki Waiting.” We toss around ideas of what the lyrics could have been in its original incarnation and debate whether this is a Bruce Wayne song at its heart or if it’s more suitable as a Joker song. The wait is over.

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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

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