Quote of the Day: He Was Dreamin’ When He Wrote This Edition

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R we gonna c another bloody day?
We’re tired of cryin’ & people dyin’
Let’s all take the guns away
Absence of war—U and Me
Maybe we can finally say
Enuff is enuff it’s time 4 love

Prince releases Freddy Gray protest song ‘Baltimore’ [via nydailynews.com, lyrics at genius.com]

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  1. avatar mike oregon says:

    Yes, because violence was invented 18 minutes after gunpowder, sigh.

    1. avatar B says:

      We’ve always known which side would fire the first shot. We just don’t know which first shot it will be.

    2. avatar dcarmichiel says:

      yeah but actually it was around from the moment the first person struck another for what the other had

  2. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    “Dreaming” is an odd way to mis-spell “high.”

    1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

      Mr. Z probably posted this from his phone and didn’t double check the auto-correct.

      1. No, Mr. Z was using the opening line from the lyrics of ‘1999’.

        1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

          Ahhh… so ‘dreaming’ is a euphemism.

        2. avatar Jus Bill says:

          “Dreaming” certainly is a euphemism –
          for “Delusional.”

  3. avatar Tom W. says:

    Talented musician?
    Check
    Been absent so long needs to stay relevant by writing this song?
    Check
    Total freakin Derp?
    Check
    I liked when he was just sang about women and red corvettes.
    The “Artist” formerly known as “Prince”, formerly known as the “Artist”, now known as “Prince”
    I’m confused over this clown.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Is this the loon who changed his name to “squiggle”? Somebody actually cares what he says/thinks/writes?

    2. avatar John in Ohio says:

      Narcissism can be an ugly thing. Moreso when it’s public.

  4. avatar Bob108 says:

    Prince who? You would think that people who hide in guarded compounds surrounded by an army of armed bodyguards would get out occasionally and learn something about the realities of the world the rest of humanity lives in.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Can’t find the door for the haze.

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      The artist formerly known as relevant.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        “The artist formerly known as relevant.”

        *Bingo*

        1. avatar M60E3 says:

          Was his name-o?

          Couldn’t resist

  5. avatar BLAMMO says:

    Tax the rich, feed the poor …
    ’til there are no rich no more.

    Then, everybody starves.

    1. avatar working4change says:

      ah yes the bastardizing of Robin Hood.

      he stole the tax collectors, the Royalty AKA the Government! the rest were taxed till they were poor. Rob8n and other Were rich! the king taxed them so much they could not pay and lost their land to the state.

      he stole from the Greedy government that were living high on the hog, over paying their knights/soldiers n lords to keep them happy. only businesses that survived were their allies and would report on evrryone else.

      taking from those that earn is a CRIME! Soon it will end! one way or another. we standup or die like sheeple.

    2. avatar Another Robert says:

      I often wonder how many people ever got a paycheck that was signed by a poor person.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        “I often wonder how many people ever got a paycheck that was signed by a poor person.”

        Every current Federal employee…

        1. avatar Another Robert says:

          Only the functionary that signs THEIR checks tends to be very well paid also…

  6. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    ‘Does anybody hear us pray?
    4 Michael Brown or Freddie Gray…
    …Let’s all take the guns away’

    That’s pretty funny when you think about it. If Michael Brown hadn’t tried to ‘take away’ Officer Wilson’s gun he’d be alive today and in no need of our prayers.

  7. avatar cwp says:

    Game … blouses.

    1. avatar John Smith says:

      My thought EXACTLY.

    2. avatar Taylor TX says:

      damn you beat me to it!

  8. avatar Pwrserge says:

    Ah look, a lyrical version of the communist manifesto. I’d say we need to remind this particular scumbag what we do to commies.

    1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

      Elect them to some federal level political position?

      1. avatar Benny the Jew says:

        Ha! Exactly!

      2. avatar Pwrserge says:

        I was thinking more allong the lines of a rope, a short drop, and a sudden stop.

        1. avatar Silver says:

          That’s why Americans handle commies. This isn’t America anymore.

  9. avatar PeterC says:

    This illiterate drivel is what passes for lyrics nowadays.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Will it go round in circles?

      1. avatar Lucas D. says:

        Who knows? It could even fly high like a bird up in the sky.

        1. avatar JWM says:

          I don’t know about you guys, but I’m gonna go ask Alice.

    2. avatar Taylor TX says:

      I got though all of 10 seconds of the actual song, I think drivel might be a compliment.

    3. avatar Grindstone says:

      Welcome to the evolution of language. Chaucer wouldn’t recognize English today.

      1. avatar Another Robert says:

        “Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote…” No, I expect he wouldn’t… 🙂

  10. avatar Lucas D. says:

    Sorry, little fella, but as a matter of principle I don’t allow anyone who made the 1989 Batman movie’s soundtrack lecture me on how to live.

    1. avatar Lurker_of_lurkiness says:

      whats wrong with danny elfman?

      1. avatar Lucas D. says:

        You may have blocked it from your memory as a coping mechanism, but I assure you the bad parts of that soundtrack were Prince’s fault. Here’s proof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(album)

        But you know, I’ll think I’ll include Danny Elfman too, just to be on the safe side.

        1. avatar Lurker_of_lurkiness says:

          Yeah yeah, when people ask me what I think the best bat-film I always go

          “1989 oh wait I forgot about the prince part”

    2. avatar Jeff says:

      vicky vale
      vicky vale
      vicky vale

  11. avatar woody from NY says:

    Hmm, how can I make money off of the horrible circumstances that recently occured? write a song about It obviously, while ignoring facts and logic. It’ll be a hit.

  12. avatar jwtaylor says:

    Haters. I’ve got “P****y Control” on repeat.

    1. avatar John Smith says:

      Erotic City.

    2. avatar Taylor TX says:

      Had to go with Purple Rain myself 🙂

  13. avatar JR Pollock says:

    Didn’t even bother clicking the links.. I guess he’s hard at work composing a song for Officer Brian Moore too….
    Probably not..

  14. avatar ed says:

    Prince? Didn’t he die in 1999?

  15. avatar Gatha58 says:

    Songs like this glorify the concept of a violence free world where everyone is happy. And, it seems, in this song the key to all of this is to take our guns away. A violence free world is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, one that will never happen. And taking the guns away will not do it. As someone else said before “You don’t need a gun to do violence to someone else but they may need a gun to protect themselves from your violent act”. Violence is as old as the Earth. Before mankind there were dinosaurs and they definitely performed violent acts on one another. T-Rex is an excellent example. Raptors another one. Neither of those needed guns.

    1. avatar ThomasR says:

      Caine did kill Able using a gun. Oh, wait. or was it a rock?

  16. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Let’s all take the guns away
    Absence of war—U and Me
    So we are proposing disarming all government agents world wide?

  17. avatar SteveX says:

    Let me see if I understand this correctly:

    The riots were over the police state (in their eyes) oppressing and killing the people.

    So the police state should come and take away the peoples ability to defend themselves?

    That is some Mensa level cognition there…

    Wow! Just… Wow…

  18. avatar JWM says:

    Khum-by-yah…….

  19. avatar dph says:

    He must be channeling John Lennon.

  20. avatar H says:

    He just doesn’t understand.

    Let’s close the fire department because we don’t want anymore fires. Oh and the hospitals because we don’t want anyone to be sick anymore.

  21. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    One of the few political rock songs that I thought that was spot on was The Sparks Of The Tempest by Kansas.
    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/kansas/sparksofthetempest.html
    Another one that was good was Only A Fool Would Say That by Steely Dan.
    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/steelydan/onlyafoolwouldsaythat.html
    I liked I’d Love To Change The World by Ten Years After.

  22. avatar Taylor TX says:

    Shirts and Blouses! Seriously though, its prince, a quickly forgotten artist who is definitely trying to stay relevant.

  23. avatar Patriot says:

    B!tch can try.

  24. avatar William Ashbless says:

    When all the guns are rounded up from the greater unwashed, there will still be guns in the hands of the State and ‘Authorized Security Personnel’ who the rich can hire to protect them from the greater unwashed.
    Anytime the ruling elite advocates the disarming of the peons/serfs, I get a little interested.

  25. avatar Another Robert says:

    When the culture’s icons and heroes are doper thugs and small-time multiple-offender drug dealers, I think the culture has some profound problems.

  26. avatar Anonymoose says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGqUwr9j8Zc As a good a time as any to remind everyone of this.

  27. avatar jjimmyjonga says:

    I really like prince’s music – he is a creative genius. But maybe he could right a song about personal responsibility for one’s actions and impulse control and moral compass and not expecting others to pay for the maintenance of one’s kids and family, the world over – now that would be a good song.

  28. avatar scooter says:

    Christ commanded us to love one another. If you don’t believe in God, perhaps the Golden Rule is your guide. Maybe you believe we should leave things better than we found them. Prince calling for peace is 100% positive, and I take no issue with that or those who follow any path of peace. However, I arm myself against those who heed no call to peace and I pray I need only pull the trigger to train or compete.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “If you don’t believe in God, perhaps the Golden Rule is your guide.”

      Indeed.

      He who has the gold makes the rules…

  29. avatar Sammy says:

    First the Kardashians now prince. Oy.

  30. avatar S.CROCK says:

    Ummm Freddie Grey wasn’t even murdered with a gun. He was murdered by excessive force and negligence.

    1. avatar Chip Bennett says:

      Actually, it is entirety speculation that Freddie Gray was, in fact, murdered. There is equal publicly available evidence that his death resulted from self-harm.

      Since Mosby is playing a shell game with the evidence, we simply don’t know what happened.

      1. avatar S.CROCK says:

        Im having a hard time buying that he severed his own spine. Also in the video of him being loaded into the van he looked like a limp man with serious injuries already. Im willing to hold off judgment that the cops certainly broke his back, but there is no denying that his injuries were not handled properly or in a timely manner… negligence.

        1. avatar Chip Bennett says:

          Im having a hard time buying that he severed his own spine.

          There’s also no evidence that the spinal injury was sustained in the van or otherwise while in police custody, and at least some evidence that the spinal injury may have been pre-existing:

          http://rickwells.us/allstate-good-hands-for-freddie-gray-records-indicate-spinal-injury-pre-existing-part-of-settlement/

  31. avatar ACP_arms says:

    How bout this.

    “… Additional gun controls are needed

    I’m not against gun ownership or Second Amendment rights. But constitutional rights come with responsibility.

    The 20 children in Connecticut and many thousands of innocent gun victims had rights, too. The main objective of gun control laws should be — as much as possible — to keep guns from those who will misuse them.

    In addition to expanding background checks to include private gun sales, which the Legislature recently approved, I suggest the following:

    Require all gun households to secure their guns and ammunition in a gun safe, except one for protection. If an unsecured or stolen gun is used in a crime, the owner should be charged as an accessory to the crime.

    Require all guns to be registered nationally by owner, make, model, serial number, etc. (that wouldn’t restrict gun ownership).

    Destroy all guns without serial numbers unless they’re valuable collectors’ items.

    Require all gun owners to be certified in proper gun handling (the National Rifle Association should take an active part in the certification process).

    Define limits on the types of guns available for general gun ownership (the original intent of the Second Amendment wasn’t to arm citizens with machine guns, artillery or even semi-automatic weapons).

    Mobility’s as important as guns are for defense, and we register our vehicles with our government. It’s time to require some responsibility along with our Second Amendment right to bear arms.

    John Bigelow…”

    It’s the third down in the link.
    http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/33053879-78/letters-in-the-editors-mailbag-from-sundays-print-edition.html.csp

    Apparently the 2A is for hunting, revolvers and muzzleloader’s.

    1. avatar ThomasR says:

      None of which would have stopped most of the current crop of mass killers. Most of them bought their guns legally and what’s his name killed his mom to get the guns.

      “But we would be doing something” (wise nod based on ignorance, wishful thinking and delusion)

  32. avatar Yngvar says:

    Bombs R flyin’, people R dyin’
    Children R crying, politicians R lyin’ too
    Cancer is killin’, Texaco’s spillin’
    The whole world’s gone 2 hell, but how R U?

    I’m super! Thanks for asking!

    1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

      + 1 Big Gay Al

  33. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Woo who! I wish I was a tiny singer with armed bodyguards! Peace,love and drugs…

  34. avatar Gene says:

    His lyrics remind me of a 14yo girl’s note in study hall. It is only missing the “Do you like me? Check yes or no”.

    1. avatar Lucas D. says:

      Although it’s nowhere near as funny when a horny little jackass like Prince reads his in front of the whole class.

  35. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    No new crap! Play “Raspberry Beret!”

  36. avatar 80sPunk says:

    Who the hell is Prince?

  37. avatar Al Bondigas says:

    Hmmmm…if he’d dye his hair orange he could sound just as crazy as James Holmes.

  38. avatar some_guy says:

    He didndu nuffin he was a good boy

  39. avatar Silver says:

    What a brilliant song.

    Decrying government violence and saying that the solution is the government forcefully robbing people through tyrannical decree.

    Don’t you get it? It’s a parody of leftist stupidity. It’s mocking it by saying no one could possibly be this stupid.

    Isn’t it? Isn’t it?

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