Prince Pens Meme-Inspired Track, Duets With Rita Ora
There’s a Rita Ora duet on the upcoming Prince album… and a song about memes…
By Jack Smith
With a new solo album due for release next year, the famously reclusive Prince chose to showcase it to a select number of journalists on Sunday night, with a Rita Ora duet and a song inspired by memes amongst its offerings. Yep, internet memes.
Unveiling the tracks at Paisley Park, in his home state of Minnesota, Prince’s new song This Could Be Us was said to be born thanks to the #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin meme that the man himself has been subject of.
The original meme features Prince and Apollonia Kotero riding on a motorcycle from the 1984 film Purple Rain, but since Wimbledon’s on, we decided to illustrate this Prince meme news with a little something of our own.
Andy Murray would look great in purple, don’t you think?
Congratulations, a new star is born
Sun to shadow, rose to a thorn
But there ain't no fury like a woman scorned
Y'all musta dug it when u did your thang
It's like the song everybody wanna sang
When the music's over your ears'll ring
With a voice that says "Queen got no king"
Got no king
No, she don't
He got a message sayin' U tried 2 reach him on the phone
He didn't wanna answer cuz he's so afraid
U'll probably tell him just to leave U alone
U must have heard he got another band
They're makin' money, they're makin' plans
U feel left out, but u need to understand
Word on the street - he's still your man
He's still your man
He's still your man, girl
(Look out, look out) Look out here comes your rainy day
Now u think u got a good reason to say
Everything that's in your heart, come what may
Even though his might get broken
Who's the guilty one, (who's the guilty one) when there ain't no judge and jury?
Shadow to the sun (shadow to the sun), next 2 to 1 (next 2 to 1)
Hell ain't got no fury
Will the roses the dead keep sending
To repair the heart in need of mending?
Will this song have a happy ending?
Only the woman knows, only she knows
Two sides to every story
One man's gloom is another man's glory
Sun to a shadow (shadow), rose to a thorn (rose to a thorn)
There ain't no fury like a woman scorned
Oh no, ain't no fury like a woman scorned
Ain't no fury like a woman scorned (Oh no)
No fury like a woman scorned