Quote of the Day: He Was Dreamin’ When He Wrote This Edition Quote of the Day by Dan Zimmerman | May 10, 2015 | 81 comments facebook twitter linkedin email 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] comments mike oregon says: May 10, 2015 at 08:09 Yes, because violence was invented 18 minutes after gunpowder, sigh. Reply B says: May 10, 2015 at 14:48 We’ve always known which side would fire the first shot. We just don’t know which first shot it will be. Reply dcarmichiel says: May 10, 2015 at 16:11 yeah but actually it was around from the moment the first person struck another for what the other had Reply Chip Bennett says: May 10, 2015 at 08:14 “Dreaming” is an odd way to mis-spell “high.” Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: May 10, 2015 at 08:39 Mr. Z probably posted this from his phone and didn’t double check the auto-correct. Reply Dan Zimmerman says: May 10, 2015 at 08:47 No, Mr. Z was using the opening line from the lyrics of ‘1999’. Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: May 10, 2015 at 08:49 Ahhh… so ‘dreaming’ is a euphemism. Jus Bill says: May 11, 2015 at 12:35 “Dreaming” certainly is a euphemism – for “Delusional.” Tom W. says: May 10, 2015 at 08:15 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. Reply LarryinTX says: May 10, 2015 at 09:05 Is this the loon who changed his name to “squiggle”? Somebody actually cares what he says/thinks/writes? Reply John in Ohio says: May 10, 2015 at 11:17 Narcissism can be an ugly thing. Moreso when it’s public. Reply Bob108 says: May 10, 2015 at 08:17 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. Reply LarryinTX says: May 10, 2015 at 09:06 Can’t find the door for the haze. Reply JasonM says: May 10, 2015 at 14:42 The artist formerly known as relevant. Reply Geoff PR says: May 10, 2015 at 15:44 “The artist formerly known as relevant.” *Bingo* Reply M60E3 says: May 10, 2015 at 17:03 Was his name-o? Couldn’t resist BLAMMO says: May 10, 2015 at 08:26 Tax the rich, feed the poor … ’til there are no rich no more. Then, everybody starves. Reply working4change says: May 10, 2015 at 09:25 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. Reply Another Robert says: May 10, 2015 at 10:22 I often wonder how many people ever got a paycheck that was signed by a poor person. Reply Geoff PR says: May 10, 2015 at 15:47 “I often wonder how many people ever got a paycheck that was signed by a poor person.” Every current Federal employee… Reply Another Robert says: May 10, 2015 at 16:04 Only the functionary that signs THEIR checks tends to be very well paid also… Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: May 10, 2015 at 08:46 ‘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. Reply cwp says: May 10, 2015 at 08:50 Game … blouses. Reply John Smith says: May 10, 2015 at 09:39 My thought EXACTLY. Reply Taylor TX says: May 10, 2015 at 10:11 damn you beat me to it! Reply Pwrserge says: May 10, 2015 at 08:51 Ah look, a lyrical version of the communist manifesto. I’d say we need to remind this particular scumbag what we do to commies. Reply NYC2AZ says: May 10, 2015 at 09:42 Elect them to some federal level political position? Reply Benny the Jew says: May 10, 2015 at 09:52 Ha! Exactly! Reply Pwrserge says: May 10, 2015 at 10:51 I was thinking more allong the lines of a rope, a short drop, and a sudden stop. Reply Silver says: May 12, 2015 at 01:27 That’s why Americans handle commies. This isn’t America anymore. PeterC says: May 10, 2015 at 08:52 This illiterate drivel is what passes for lyrics nowadays. Reply Robert Farago says: May 10, 2015 at 09:06 Will it go round in circles? Reply Lucas D. says: May 10, 2015 at 09:08 Who knows? It could even fly high like a bird up in the sky. Reply JWM says: May 10, 2015 at 09:57 I don’t know about you guys, but I’m gonna go ask Alice. Taylor TX says: May 10, 2015 at 10:12 I got though all of 10 seconds of the actual song, I think drivel might be a compliment. Reply Grindstone says: May 10, 2015 at 15:39 Welcome to the evolution of language. Chaucer wouldn’t recognize English today. Reply Another Robert says: May 10, 2015 at 16:09 “Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote…” No, I expect he wouldn’t… 🙂 Reply Lucas D. says: May 10, 2015 at 09:07 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. Reply Lurker_of_lurkiness says: May 10, 2015 at 09:25 whats wrong with danny elfman? Reply Lucas D. says: May 10, 2015 at 09:50 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. Reply Lurker_of_lurkiness says: May 10, 2015 at 21:44 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” Jeff says: May 10, 2015 at 09:47 vicky vale vicky vale vicky vale Reply woody from NY says: May 10, 2015 at 09:10 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. Reply jwtaylor says: May 10, 2015 at 09:14 Haters. I’ve got “P****y Control” on repeat. Reply John Smith says: May 10, 2015 at 09:39 Erotic City. Reply Taylor TX says: May 10, 2015 at 10:14 Had to go with Purple Rain myself 🙂 Reply JR Pollock says: May 10, 2015 at 09:17 Didn’t even bother clicking the links.. I guess he’s hard at work composing a song for Officer Brian Moore too…. Probably not.. Reply ed says: May 10, 2015 at 09:23 Prince? Didn’t he die in 1999? Reply Gatha58 says: May 10, 2015 at 09:25 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. Reply ThomasR says: May 10, 2015 at 12:31 Caine did kill Able using a gun. Oh, wait. or was it a rock? Reply Indiana Tom says: May 10, 2015 at 09:28 Let’s all take the guns away Absence of war—U and Me So we are proposing disarming all government agents world wide? Reply SteveX says: May 10, 2015 at 09:29 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… Reply JWM says: May 10, 2015 at 09:33 Khum-by-yah……. Reply dph says: May 10, 2015 at 09:34 He must be channeling John Lennon. Reply H says: May 10, 2015 at 09:41 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. Reply Indiana Tom says: May 10, 2015 at 09:41 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. Reply Taylor TX says: May 10, 2015 at 09:52 Shirts and Blouses! Seriously though, its prince, a quickly forgotten artist who is definitely trying to stay relevant. Reply Patriot says: May 10, 2015 at 09:54 B!tch can try. Reply William Ashbless says: May 10, 2015 at 09:55 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. Reply Another Robert says: May 10, 2015 at 10:27 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. Reply Anonymoose says: May 10, 2015 at 10:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGqUwr9j8Zc As a good a time as any to remind everyone of this. Reply jjimmyjonga says: May 10, 2015 at 10:44 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. Reply scooter says: May 10, 2015 at 11:08 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. Reply Geoff PR says: May 10, 2015 at 15:55 “If you don’t believe in God, perhaps the Golden Rule is your guide.” Indeed. He who has the gold makes the rules… Reply Sammy says: May 10, 2015 at 11:20 First the Kardashians now prince. Oy. Reply S.CROCK says: May 10, 2015 at 11:33 Ummm Freddie Grey wasn’t even murdered with a gun. He was murdered by excessive force and negligence. Reply Chip Bennett says: May 10, 2015 at 12:13 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. Reply S.CROCK says: May 10, 2015 at 12:40 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. Reply Chip Bennett says: May 10, 2015 at 14:24 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/ ACP_arms says: May 10, 2015 at 11:33 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. Reply ThomasR says: May 10, 2015 at 14:32 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) Reply Yngvar says: May 10, 2015 at 11:46 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! Reply NYC2AZ says: May 10, 2015 at 11:52 + 1 Big Gay Al Reply Former Water Walker says: May 10, 2015 at 14:23 Woo who! I wish I was a tiny singer with armed bodyguards! Peace,love and drugs… Reply Gene says: May 10, 2015 at 17:35 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”. Reply Lucas D. says: May 10, 2015 at 19:48 Although it’s nowhere near as funny when a horny little jackass like Prince reads his in front of the whole class. Reply Jonathan - Houston says: May 10, 2015 at 19:47 No new crap! Play “Raspberry Beret!” Reply 80sPunk says: May 10, 2015 at 20:49 Who the hell is Prince? Reply Al Bondigas says: May 11, 2015 at 00:56 Hmmmm…if he’d dye his hair orange he could sound just as crazy as James Holmes. Reply some_guy says: May 11, 2015 at 06:57 He didndu nuffin he was a good boy Reply Silver says: May 12, 2015 at 01:29 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? Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.