From Purple Haze to Rain

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There was a mist of  Purple Haze after Purple Rain fell. Purple as a theme brings to mind two songs with amazing electric guitar rifts by two great artists.. Yeah you’ve guessed it the two classic songs are Purple Haze by the great Jimi Hendrix and Purple Rain by the one of a kind Prince. It’s too bad both their lives were cut short by drug use.

Jimi Hendrix was probably high as a kite when he wrote and performed the song. I’m not mad at him he was just being Jimi:

Purple Haze all in my brain,
lately things don’t seem the same,
actin’ funny but I don’t know why
‘scuse me while I kiss the sky.

Purple Haze all around,
don’t know if I’m coming up or down.
Am I happy or in misery?
Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me.

Help me
Help me
Oh no, oh

Yeah, Purple Haze all in my eyes,
don’t know if it’s day or night,
you’ve got me blowing, blowing my mind
is it tomorrow or just the end of time?

Help me, yeah, Purple Haze!

Was Prince high too…….?

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby, I could never steal you from another
It’s such a shame our friendship had to end

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Underneath the purple rain

Honey, I know, I know
I know times are changing
It’s time we all reach out
For something new, that means you too

You say you want a leader
But you can’t seem to make up your mind
I think you better close it
And let me guide you to the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
If you know what I’m singing about up here
C’mon, raise your hand

Purple rain, purple rain
I only want to see you
Only want to see you
In the purple rain

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5 Comments »

  1. Hello True George,

    I was actually going to do this Daily Prompt, I went to look for a Prince song but I could not find the one that I was thinking of (at first I went to the one that you picked, but that was not the song that I was thinking of), and then I gave up because I needed to get to typing my dreams from last night.

    I am surprised I did not think of Jimi Hendrix and his song Purple Haze, silly me, that would have been my second choice.

    Well done,
    -John Jr

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