So...it occurred to me...
while listening to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” for the 1000th time, that I have actually misinterpreted Prince’s lyrics.
For some of you, you might want to kill me for being so slow.
Anyhoo, the lines in question are:
“You see I called my old lady
For a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
(Ah-s ah-s) is all I heard”
Now, I had a very “clean” interpretation of the lines at first and was always baffled as to why his mother, “old lady,” would be that excited, but shrugged it off and thought maybe she was just oddly excited (yes….yes, I know. I’m dumb that I didn’t catch it the first couple of times.)
Then today, it occurred to me for some split nerve connection, I remembered Dave Chappelle’s joke and Rupert Holmes’s “Pina Colada” and thought about how they used “old lady,” which is a reference to their spouse/partner/lover.
And then….suddenly….I was like……
“Ah-s Ah-s is all I heard”
And I connected lyrics to the choreography:
Where Yuzu makes the phone call to his “girlfriend” or “lover,” and hears her panting as he skates and completes his moves to the beat.
There is no way he wouldn’t know…..he researches and knows his songs by heart….
Prince pulls no quick punches.