The Cross by Prince

I love this song!! Prince had some serious issues when he wrote it, that I don't know if he ever resolved. I know he always had songs that reflected a spiritual upbringing in the church, but the majority of his songs reflected his obsession with sex. A few years back I watched an interview with him on Larry King live, where he said he has no memory of a life before porn. His childhood was completely submersed in porn. He wasn't saying it like he was proud of it, he was telling Larry why his music was the way it was, and also about how he had changed and grown. I felt so sorry for him while watching it because he also talked about his quest to find truth and peace. And now he's a Jehovah's witness, which isn't truth. We should pray for Prince. He's still searching. BUT since becoming a Jehovah's witness, he has changed the lyrics of this song from "The Cross" to "The Christ", which doesn't hurt the song lyrics or message at all in my opinion.

Anyway, maybe I shouldn't have told you all that, cuz' the song is still amazing! The lyrics are amazing, the music is amazing, the message is amazing and I hope you dig it.

oh, and is there anything cooler then a girl drummer?



The Cross

Black day, stormy night
No love, no hope in sight
Don't cry, he is coming
Don't die without knowing the cross.

Ghettos to the left of us
Flowers to the right
There'll be bread 4 all of us
If we can just bear the cross.

Sweet song of salvation
A pregnant mother sings
She lives in starvation
Her children need all that she brings

We all have our problems
Some BIG, some are small
Soon all of our problems
Will be taken by the cross

Black day, stormy night
No love, no hope in sight
Don't cry for he is coming
Don't die without knowing the cross.

Ghettos to the left of us
Flowers to the right
There'll be bread 4 all of us
If we can just, just bear the cross, yeah

We all have our problems
Some are BIG, some are small
Soon all of our problems
Will be taken by the cross

The cross

The cross

Comments

Anonymous said…
That's probably because JW's do not believe Christ was hung on a cross and teach that those who use the cross in religion or worship are practicing idolatry, which is a form of false religion. They do not acknowledge the cross as a christian symbol and are taught to shun those who do.

When I was a JW they used to make a big deal about MJ and Prince's association with JW, making sure everyone knew that they were not "Baptized" Witnesses, thus not a "Real Jehovah's Witness" which is a big difference in their world.
Carole Turner said…
Thanks Evelyn.

I was wondering why he changed it. One day I want to pick your brain about what all the believe.
Anonymous said…
Whenever you are ready, Pick Away, lol. You are about the 10th person to tell me that.
If I were still a JW, I would have one amazing "Report Card".
YES, they have to report all their contacts, leads, individual Bible Studies, potential Bible Studies, # of hours worked in the field, # of Bibles, books, tracts, and magazines distributed. It's like operating a mini Bible Study business except instead of a paycheck, you get a Report Card and recognition in front of the whole congregation and a personalized letter from the Watchtower Headquarters.
Karen said…
Love me some Prince.