1985 Live: Prince - Let's Go Crazy


Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" may be cheesier than those pick up lines you used on that chick at the weekend, but we still think it is one of the Best Songs Ever!

This track -- which opens both Purple Rain, the album, and Purple Rain, the film -- was a #1 smash in 1984, and remains one of Prince's biggest and best to date!

On the surface, the song appears to be encouraging us to embrace life, even though, hey, it's pretty fucking shitty at times. But scratch a little further into the lyrics and you soon discover this is Prince essentially trying to evangelize listeners.

And speaking of religion... holy shit! BitCandy have just located the following live footage from the 1985 Purple Rain tour that is yet to be took down from the internetty! Quickly, press play, before Prince finds it!!

<br /><a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x93d85_prince-lets-go-crazy-purple-rain..." target="_blank">Prince Lets Go Crazy / Purple Rain tour 1985</a> <i>by <a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/Recoda321" target="_blank">Recoda321</a>



PS - For some weird ass reason, Incubus covered this song in 2009 for their album, Monuments and Melodies. And yeh, it's pretty fucking horrible.

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Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life it means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here to tell you there's something else
The afterworld, a world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night

So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one Dr. Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left?
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
'Cause in this life things are much harder than in the afterworld
This life you're on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy punch a higher floor

If you don't like the world you're living in
Take a look around you at least you got friends
Come on lady for friendly word
She picked up the phone, dropped it on the floor
Ahh, ahh is all I heard

Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down, oh, no let's go
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts
Look for the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go

All excited but we don't know why
Maybe it's 'cause we're all gonna die
And when we do, what's it all for
Better live now before the grim reaper
Come knocking on your door

Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down, oh, no let's go
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts
Look for the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go

Come on baby let's get nuts
Yeah, crazy

Let's go crazy

Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go, go crazy
I said let's go, go crazy
Let's go, let's go, go, let's go

Dr. Everything'll Be Alright
Make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
Hang tough children

He's comin'
He's comin'

Take me away


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