I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been seeing and hearing Prince everywhere lately. Even his movie, Purple Rain, was on earlier in the week. This clip is from that movie…you’ll see tons of crazy dance moves. I used a different website source because surprisingly, You Tube doesn’t have any live stuff of him performing this song. Well, there was one but it was the extended version and I don’t think people will be as quick to recognize it. The video has two songs, this track is played first and ends around 3:28.
Anyways, I Would Die 4 You is another song that is commonly misinterpreted. Many people believe it’s about love – a person is so in love with someone that they’d die for them. I even thought that at one time because the lyrics are easily misunderstood. For example, I thought the first verses of the song were, “I’m not too worried, I’m not too mad..” even though it didn’t fit into the rest of the lyrics. It seemed like a conflict with a girl but he was saying that he’d always forgive her.
After I looked up the lyrics, I realized he was actually saying, “I’m not a woman, I’m not a man…” And that’s when I understood what the song was about: God. So if you thought the same thing I did, take a listen now knowing what it’s really about and it will suddenly make a lot more sense!
My favorite line is, I’m not a human, I am a dove. I’m your conscious, I am love. All I really need is 2 know that you believe.