And it just happened to sound sexual, partly because of the masturbating, and partly because Prince could write a song about fence posts and it would have sounded sexual. what if this isn't about a girl at all, but about Nikki Sixx?
Guys are more apt to be masturbating with a magazine, grinding is also something you do with a bass guitar, and at the time "Darling Nikki" was written, Nikki certainly could have had everything that money could buy. They were both hitting their peak fame in 1984, both a little (or a lot) into the drug and sex scene.
i heard the song is about selling his soul to the devil.
and if you think about it he talks about darling "nikki", nikki being name associated w/the devil.
To Dan, He's backmasked songs on a few of his albums.
Baby I'm A Star starts out with it and ends with it:guitarist Wendy Melvoin.
I remember buying the record with money I won in a drawing to reward those of us who sold X amount of candy bars in a school fundraiser.I just wonder who asked whom to sign his name on the dotted line.Sounds more like something the notoriously private Prince would ask. The 1999 album was no where near the beginning of Prince's sexuality... Prince busted out of the gate with sexually charged content.Tom Jones' 'Kiss' put Sir Tom back on stage, and the list is endless..Let's not forget that the way he writes is what we all use in chat-lingo, using numbers instead of letters to abbreviate the words. I very rarely write lyrics that could be called "explicit," and I'll never have a hit song or record deal anyway, so it doesn't matter, but if I ever do, I will never authorize 'edited versions' of my songs and I will never buy a CD at Wal Mart.