Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Deep Cut Flashback

Writing about the symbolism of ladders in a post from yesterday brought me recollections of another lyrical excerpt.

This one comes from the Prince song "The Ladder", which appeared on Around the World in a Day. I don't think the song was released as a single.
Everybody's looking 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great
4 those who want 2 go
A feeling of self-worth (everybody's looking)
will caress U (for the answers)
The size of the whole wide world will decrease (how the story started)
(and how it will end)
The love of God's creation will undress U
And time spent alone my friend, will cease
Everybody's looking 4 the answers
How the story started and how it will end
What's the use in half a story, half a dream
U have 2 climb all of the steps in between (yeah, we ride)

The themes of redemption, validation, surrender, liberation, and intimacy are all there.
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