For 12/29/19 ~ “Let’s Go Crazy”

Jim prompts us with crazy. Lots of songs to choose from. I immediately thought of Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy and thought why not? Even if there are duplicates. Before I change my mind, here you go:

https://youtu.be/aXJhDltzYVQ

That beginning line just grabs me and I’m hooked. I ❤️ Prince. One of my favorite vacations was going to Paisley Park with Lulu.Prince was the consummate artist. He collaborated with many in and outside his typical genre. A real life member of the community who‘d ride around on his bicycle. More deets at the wiki – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Go_Crazy

“Let’s Go Grazy”
(from “Purple Rain” soundtrack)

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you
There’s something else
The afterworld

A world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night

So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one – Dr Everything’ll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby

‘Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You’re on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy – punch a higher floor

If you don’t like the world you’re living in
Take a look around you
At least you got friends

You see I called my old lady
For a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
Uh uh was all I heard

Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down
Oh, no Let’s Go!

Let’s go crazy
Let’s get nuts
Let’s look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

We’re all excited
But we don’t know why
Maybe it’s cause
We’re all gonna die

And when we do (When we do)
What’s it all for (What’s it all for)
You better live now
Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Tell me, are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh, no let’s go!

Let’s go crazy
Let’s get nuts
Look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

C’mon baby
Let’s get nuts
Yeah

Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh, no let’s go!
Go crazy

I said let’s go crazy (Go crazy)
Let’s go, let’s go
Go
Let’s go

Dr. Everything’ll be alright
Will make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and dafodills will kill
Hang tough children

He’s coming
He’s coming
Coming

Take me away!

Writer: Prince Rogers Nelson

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17 thoughts on “For 12/29/19 ~ “Let’s Go Crazy”

  1. Prince had a seminal attraction for most. Men and women. What exactly it was I am not sure, but I know I felt it “raining from him” in the movie Purple Rain- even though I found the movie somewhat lacking. Excellent choice.

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