This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

February 27, 2009

When I was in 10th grade…

Filed under: Old School Friday — Tags: , , , , , — pprscribe @ 9:41 am

That is the Old School Friday meme theme for this week.

I was a sophomore in high school for the last year of the ’70s and first year of the ’80s. And music-wise, there is nothing for me to ponder or search my memory banks about. That year was all about Prince.

The rules of OSF say no X-rated lyrics. That makes things kind of difficult, as 1980 was the year of Prince’s aptly named Dirty Mind album–the one that first made me a superfan. So, I’ll go with something clean from the 1979 self-titled release instead.

“I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince play-ville-de-lumiere-by-gold

I ain’t got no money
I ain’t like those other guys you hang around
And it’s kinda funny
But they always seem to let you down
And I get discouraged
’cause I never see you anymore
And I need your love, babe yeah
That’s all I’m living for
I don’t wanna pressure you, baby
But all I ever wanted to do
I wanna be your lover…

And in the spirit of my own Re-make Theme, I’ll also throw in a remake of another cut from that album: “I Feel for You” as interpreted by my favorite female vocalist, Chaka Khan.

“I Feel for You” by Chaka Khan play-ville-de-lumiere-by-gold

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