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Coloring Club Plus (collage) — 11/14/19

Party with horse cat and bird

I’m way way late on Coloring Club Plus today and for that I apologize. No time to color today, so I’m using one of my collages instead. I hope you enjoy it. It makes me think of a party when I see it. Now I have to think of a good party song. OK, got it.

Wikipedia says:
Graffiti Bridge is the twelfth studio album by American recording artist Prince and is the soundtrack album to the 1990 film of the same name. It was released on August 21, 1990 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records.

The album was much better received in sales than the film. It reached number 6 in the United States and was his third consecutive chart-topper (following Lovesexy and Batman) on the UK Albums Chart. Nearly every song on the record was written by Prince despite the handful of artists performing, including Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples and The Time. The album produced the hit singles “Thieves in the Temple” and “New Power Generation”, an anthem in two parts celebrating Prince’s newly created backing band, The New Power Generation (NPG.) The NPG would get its first official outing on Prince’s next album, Diamonds and Pearls.

Graffiti Bridge received positive reviews from contemporary critics, who praised Prince’s songwriting and the variety of the music while deeming it an improvement over 1988’s Lovesexy. Time magazine hailed the record as a “groovable feast”, while Q claimed it was “practically impossible to choose anything that doesn’t deserve to be there.” In Entertainment Weekly, Greg Sandow said the album was likely a “masterpiece” that found Prince rediscovering his ability to cover different styles effortlessly. Rolling Stone reviewer Paul Evans credited him for lending a “sharper focus“, “harder groove“, and emphasis on funk and rock rather than “the feckless genre dabbling” of albums such as Lovesexy and Around the World in a Day (1985). Evans also believed Prince’s catchy compositions helped make the “omnivorous mysticism” of his lyrics “newly convincing — convincing, but still startling, sensual and freeing“. Greg Kot, the Chicago Tribune’s chief music critic, called the album “a sprawling, wildly diffuse statement on love, sin, sex and salvation that ranks with his best work“, as well as “perhaps his most complex and, dare we say, mature exploration” of those themes.

At the end of 1990, Graffiti Bridge was voted the tenth best album of the year in the Pazz & Jop, a nationwide poll of American critics, published by The Village Voice.

Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got” is the first cut on the album. It was released in the Philippines only. The song was from 1982 but later updated in mid-1986 during sessions for aborted album Dream Factory, before further updating.

Dear Dad,
Things didn’t turn out quite like I wanted them to
Sometimes I feel like I’m gonna explode

Everybody want to see you down for the count
But that ain’t what being a real man’s about
The brave and the bold hang around for the kill
So the bigger the hole, the bigger we fill it (fill it!)
They can hit us with all they got
But cha know what?
What?

I can’t stop this feeling I got
I feel it right down to my toes
I can’t stop this feeling I got
My body got to have it you know
I can’t stop this feeling I got
I’ll write a letter to the whole world
I can’t stop this feeling I got
Every man, woman, boy and girl

Can’t stop this feeling I got, I can’t stop this feeling I got
I can’t stop this feeling I got, I can’t stop this feeling I got

I can’t stop this feeling I got
You know I can’t sleep at night
I can’t stop, you know I love it a lot,
I’m talking about an everlasting light.
I can’t stop this feeling I got
I get to shaking all in my shoes
I can’t stop this feeling I got
The doctor say there’s nothing that he can do

Can’t stop this feeling I got, can’t stop this feeling I got
I can’t stop this feeling I got, can’t stop this feeling I got
Keep on singing now

Can’t stop try to tell me how to paint my palace,
That ain’t where it’s at,
That’s like trying to tell Columbus that the world is flat.
If the song we’re singing truly is the best
Then that my brothers is the ultimate test
All in favor say I
We can change anything at all.

I, I, I can’t stop. can’t stop.
I’m in a butt kicking mood tonight y’all
Can’t stop. can’t stop.
Can’t stop this feeling I got [Repeat: x7]
(no, no, no, no)
Feeling, feeling, feeling, hey!
Hey, pardon me for living, (pardon me for living)
But this is my world, (this is my world)
You can’t make me change (you can’t make me change)
Maybe we all got to rearrange (rearrange)
Our brains (our brains)

Yeah, only we can change the world
Only we can change the world
Only we can change the world

One, two, one, two, three
I can’t stop this feeling I got [Repeat: x3]
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, yeah!
Yeah!
Songwriters: Prince Rogers Nelson

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