When you use those words, you call up all the anger, all the negatives times the word has been used before — you bring it toward yourself. Why would you want that?Prince, author of such hits as “Head,” “Jack U Off,” and “Pussy Control,” is also a Jehovah’s Witness, as it turns out, and is creepily concerned about kids and their lack of faith:
When I look at the violence, I wonder where the parents are, but also where is God in their lives? A kid is an open computer ready for programming. Some weird relationships happen, smoking too early and sex.If anyone has a copy of the full interview, let me know. I feel icky.
In somewhat related news, my hero James Brown is worried about the kids, too, and is releasing the track “Killing’s Out and School’s In” to stop the violence. Talking about his latest single, James Brown said:
I’m mad! We’re letting these kids get killed out here and we’re not doing anything about it.This move is perfectly in character for the man who, in 1966, recorded “Don’t Be a Dropout.” James Brown has never let me down.
chris adds: My dad will be so pleased.
jacob asks: Why? Does the title go to him now?