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These are lyrics by Prince that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Prince

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Prince's, "1999"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I got a lion in my pocket, and baby, he's ready to roar!
Why They're Nonsensical:
One cannot carry a lion in his or her pocket, because a lion (even a cub) is too big to fit in one's pocket.
Submitted by: Michael S.
Prince's, "Diamonds & Pearls"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If I gave you diamonds and pearls,
would you be a happy boy or a girl?
Why They're Nonsensical:
This one makes me cringe every time I hear it. Is the receiver of the pearls going to switch genders? Or does Prince have a 'pat' for a lover? I dont get it, sounds like he's scrambling to make the rhyme.
Submitted by: Kat
Prince's, "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
She couldn't stop crying 'cause she knew he was gone to stay.
Why They're Nonsensical:
"Gone to stay" is a contradictory expression. If he's gone, then he didn't stay.
Submitted by: Michael S.
Prince's, "Let's Go Crazy"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If the elevator tries to break us down, go crazy.
Why They're Nonsensical:
The only way an elevator will break me down is the car falls 100 stories with me in it. Where does he get this stuff?
Submitted by: Duke
Prince's, "Little Red Corvette"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I guess I should've known by the way you parked your car sideways,
that it wouldn't last.
Why They're Nonsensical:
By parking a car sideways, does that mean on its side? If so, that's not even possible! Of course it wouldn't last if you did that! If that's not what he means, then I am confused.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
Prince's, "Purple Rain"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Purple rain, purple rain...
Why They're Nonsensical:
I haven't seen rain of any color...not even purple.
Submitted by: The Fat Cat
Prince's, "Raspberry Beret"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Throughout the song, he's describing the woman as though he just met her. Except for this one line, which implies he's familiar with how she dresses on a regular basis.
Submitted by: Michael S.
Prince's, "U Got The Look"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Well here we are.
The dream we all dream of, boy versus girl in the world series of love.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Quite possibly one of the stupidest lines ever in one of the worst songs ever.
Submitted by: Edward
Prince's, "When Doves Cry"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
This is what it sounds like
when doves cry
Why They're Nonsensical:
This is ornithologically incorrect. Doves don't cry, they coo! I know that for a fact because I saw the video on VH1's Pop-Up Video and there was a bubble that indicated that doves don't cry. They coo.
Submitted by: sonikal

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