“I never meant to cause you any sorrow.
I never meant to cause you any pain.
I only wanted one time to see you laughing.
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain.” – Purple Rain, Prince, 1983
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Read this! PRINCE: We all live on borrowed time
Piero, once again putting it out there in a way that we FEEL! I don’t know Piero, but many of my friends do, and he’s always got something very interesting to share. This is transcendent. Beautiful! Thanks Piero!
“…he was the soundtrack for our youthful expression, freedom, and love lives, and rebellion…” – Piero Amadeo Infante
Out of all the notable deaths this year (and it’s been a doozy of a year already, this 2016), this is the first death that REALLY hits me. When I think of my Senior year in High School, a year that spanned 1983-1984, I think of Prince. I have so many memories that are wrapped up in his music, from that year and many others. Really sad about it. He was only 57!! That hits a little close to home too. Prince is playing on repeat all day today. Listening to the Purple Rain album, the soundtrack from the 1984 movie, and the 1999 album, and they are totally making me cry. All of Prince’s music (and the songs he wrote for others) was a major part of the soundtrack for my high school and college in general, and so in the end, a partial, but important, soundtrack to my life.
A sad day.