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Reply #30 posted 02/11/20 4:23pm

jfenster

violetcrush said:

jfenster said:

must i get on my knees and crawl.... must i have no image at all

The lyrics are actually..."Must I become naked? No image at all?
Shall I remain upright? Or get down and crawl?"

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I think The Question of U was a love song to a particular woman and not about his fame being worth the price - unless the "you" in the song is meant to be fame itself, and not referring to a person.

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He usually played the song before/after Venus De Milo, Honest Man, or UTCM, and during the Nude tour he sang it with Electric Man while humping the stage as if he's having sex biggrin So, I think that song is tied to a relationship.

no i believe its his struggle with God about use of his image or use of spirituality in his music

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Reply #31 posted 02/12/20 5:25am

violetcrush

jfenster said:



violetcrush said:




jfenster said:


must i get on my knees and crawl.... must i have no image at all




The lyrics are actually..."Must I become naked? No image at all?
Shall I remain upright? Or get down and crawl?"


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I think The Question of U was a love song to a particular woman and not about his fame being worth the price - unless the "you" in the song is meant to be fame itself, and not referring to a person.


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He usually played the song before/after Venus De Milo, Honest Man, or UTCM, and during the Nude tour he sang it with Electric Man while humping the stage as if he's having sex biggrin So, I think that song is tied to a relationship.



no i believe its his struggle with God about use of his image or use of spirituality in his music


Could be, but the mash up with Electric Man where he would simulate sex with a woman doesn’t make sense if he was referring to God - unless he just wanted to jump from spiritual to sexual.
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Reply #32 posted 02/12/20 1:18pm

jfenster

violetcrush said:

jfenster said:

no i believe its his struggle with God about use of his image or use of spirituality in his music

Could be, but the mash up with Electric Man where he would simulate sex with a woman doesn’t make sense if he was referring to God - unless he just wanted to jump from spiritual to sexual.

morris (himself) says i cant make money off that spirtual music....and prince says ...one day u would if u gave it a chance

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Reply #33 posted 02/13/20 4:46am

violetcrush

jfenster said:



violetcrush said:


jfenster said:


no i believe its his struggle with God about use of his image or use of spirituality in his music



Could be, but the mash up with Electric Man where he would simulate sex with a woman doesn’t make sense if he was referring to God - unless he just wanted to jump from spiritual to sexual.

morris (himself) says i cant make money off that spirtual music....and prince says ...one day u would if u gave it a chance



I think Morris was referring to the general message and music of the GB film. There were both spiritual and love/sexual songs (Tick Tick Bang, TITT, JIR) on the record though.
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I don’t think he would refer to God as “U”. He always used spiritual or religious references (God, The Cross) in his religious songs. He wrote Question of U way back in July ‘85, so I think it was at least initially a love song that he may have morphed into something spiritual for GB. He recycled several songs for that record.
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