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RogerRoger

She's always in my hair

Hey

The topic is not new.

But I don't go on wild search adventures...

But I wonder.. Maybe She's Always In My Hair is about his hair stylist?

I heard him say she always kept him grounded

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Reply #1 posted 12/04/20 2:27pm

SexyMuthaF

It's about jill jones.
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Reply #2 posted 12/04/20 3:55pm

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razz Maybe?
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Reply #3 posted 12/04/20 3:59pm

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Not that you can ever pick a favorite song, but if I had to, it would be She's Always in my Hair. It makes me speechless it's so beautiful. And I loved when I heard "Just as Long as We're Together" and heard, "Girl I got to always have you in my hair, cos I'll always have you in my heart." This used to make me so giddy--reference to my future favorite song! Yes, Prince.

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Reply #4 posted 12/04/20 4:48pm

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The one song to make me glad Prince never went bald

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Reply #5 posted 12/04/20 7:04pm

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SexyMuthaF said:

It's about jill jones.


This. End of story.

It's a simpleton's idea that a song about hair is about a hairstylist.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #6 posted 12/04/20 8:09pm

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RogerRoger said:

Hey

The topic is not new.

But I don't go on wild search adventures...

But I wonder.. Maybe She's Always In My Hair is about his hair stylist?

I heard him say she always kept him grounded

His hair stylist at the time was Jill Jones uncle Earl Jones. Not a she.

Also Jill Jones talked about when Prince presented the song to her and how she was upset by the lyrics. It's actually not a 'compliment'

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Reply #7 posted 12/05/20 6:21am

SexyMuthaF

Yeah I can see that. If the lyrics said showing how much she cares that would be one thing. But telling how much she cares seems to indicate he doesn't believe her. And the always in my hair sounds like shes suffocating him. Sounds like he wants his space.
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Reply #8 posted 12/05/20 6:38am

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SexyMuthaF said:

Yeah I can see that. If the lyrics said showing how much she cares that would be one thing. But telling how much she cares seems to indicate he doesn't believe her. And the always in my hair sounds like shes suffocating him. Sounds like he wants his space.

"Maybe I'll marry her, maybe I won't."

"If I was a gigolo all my life she'd still be there."

seem most insulting.... taking Jill Jones for granted... doormat-esque.

[Edited 12/5/20 6:39am]

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Reply #9 posted 12/05/20 8:24am

SexyMuthaF

Yeah he makes her seem like ducky from pretty in.pink.
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Reply #10 posted 12/05/20 10:23am

SoulAlive

one of Prince's best songs music if he had put this song on ATWIAD,it would have been the absolute highlight of that album.

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Reply #11 posted 12/05/20 10:46am

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SexyMuthaF said:

Yeah I can see that. If the lyrics said showing how much she cares that would be one thing. But telling how much she cares seems to indicate he doesn't believe her. And the always in my hair sounds like shes suffocating him. Sounds like he wants his space.

"Maybe I'll marry her, maybe I won't."

"If I was a gigolo all my life she'd still be there."

seem most insulting.... taking Jill Jones for granted... doormat-esque.

[Edited 12/5/20 6:39am]

"Doormat-esque"-great word!

Definitely taking her for granted which was too bad as she was an alluring, talented woman.

She has never shaken his influence on her, IMO.

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Reply #12 posted 12/05/20 10:53am

looby

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The one song to make me glad Prince never went bald

Had he lived, I think he would have gotten there in his later years, because I do think he was thinning, which is why he started wearing the fro again...it helps to cover thinning and baldness.

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Reply #13 posted 12/05/20 11:13am

Margot

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ForceofNature said:

The one song to make me glad Prince never went bald

Had he lived, I think he would have gotten there in his later years, because I do think he was thinning, which is why he started wearing the fro again...it helps to cover thinning and baldness.

Shhh! U're not supposed to say that... shhh

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Reply #14 posted 12/05/20 3:24pm

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Margot said:

looby said:

Had he lived, I think he would have gotten there in his later years, because I do think he was thinning, which is why he started wearing the fro again...it helps to cover thinning and baldness.

Shhh! U're not supposed to say that... shhh

Oop, too late. lol

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Reply #15 posted 12/05/20 5:49pm

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The harmonizing on this song is f*cking CRAZY! SHE'S ALWAYS IN MY HAIR!(outrageous voice). She's Always(weird voice)...

I love it to death!

Extended version: "My HAIR! My HAIR!"

WILD WITH THE MUSIC, down keyboard sound, vroommmmmunhhhh, DING!

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Reply #16 posted 12/06/20 9:17am

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WhisperingDandelions said:

SexyMuthaF said:

Yeah I can see that. If the lyrics said showing how much she cares that would be one thing. But telling how much she cares seems to indicate he doesn't believe her. And the always in my hair sounds like shes suffocating him. Sounds like he wants his space.

"Maybe I'll marry her, maybe I won't."

"If I was a gigolo all my life she'd still be there."

seem most insulting.... taking Jill Jones for granted... doormat-esque.

[Edited 12/5/20 6:39am]


Definitely. He's describing her as a convenient nag and not just his safety net but more like a yes man.

Plus Prince being Prince, her being in his hair also has some sexual innuendo.

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SexyMuthaF said:

Yeah I can see that. If the lyrics said showing how much she cares that would be one thing. But telling how much she cares seems to indicate he doesn't believe her. And the always in my hair sounds like shes suffocating him. Sounds like he wants his space.

She talked about when Prince stopped any further delving into a relationship between the Kid and Jill in the movie Purple Rain. He did the song Wednesday for her for the movie, but something happened and he walked in on Albert and Jill working out the scene and said cut it

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Reply #18 posted 12/09/20 2:46am

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The fact that he never put this on an album is beyond belief. In my opinion 'She's Always In My Hair' would have made a better A-side than any of the 'ATWIAD' era singles.

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Reply #19 posted 12/09/20 3:51am

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The fact that he never put this on an album is beyond belief. In my opinion 'She's Always In My Hair' would have made a better A-side than any of the 'ATWIAD' era singles.

Agree with you, it's such a good song it deserved to be in an album.

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This piece fits with how Prince saw Jill Jones.
She said in the 1982 period Prince wanted to give her the name Electra

I wonder if she allowed him to change her stage name, if he would have pushed

for her album earlier
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Once upon a time in the land of Sin-a-plenty
There lived a king who didn't deserve to be
He knew not where he came from
Nor where he was going
He never once said thank you, never please

Now this king, he had a subject named Electra
Who loved him with a passion uncontested
For him each day she had a smile
But it didn't matter
The king was looking for the ladder

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slyjackson said:

VaultCurator said:

The fact that he never put this on an album is beyond belief. In my opinion 'She's Always In My Hair' would have made a better A-side than any of the 'ATWIAD' era singles.

Agree with you, it's such a good song it deserved to be in an album.

Probably would have got the Purple Rain comparisons he was trying to avoid with the flange'd drums and rock guitar... He was making a statement with ATWIAD and the hypothetical inclusion of SAIMH dilutes it...
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"Deserved"... it was released prominently... Arguably more prominently in terms of legacy as a top-tier B-side to a hitsingle than on an album many fans underrate/pop40 fans dismiss...

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Reply #22 posted 12/09/20 1:02pm

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SoulAlive said:

one of Prince's best songs music if he had put this song on ATWIAD,it would have been the absolute highlight of that album.

nod yeahthat

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lavendardrummachine said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

"Maybe I'll marry her, maybe I won't."

"If I was a gigolo all my life she'd still be there."

seem most insulting.... taking Jill Jones for granted... doormat-esque.

[Edited 12/5/20 6:39am]


Definitely. He's describing her as a convenient nag and not just his safety net but more like a yes man.

Plus Prince being Prince, her being in his hair also has some sexual innuendo.

That's the cynical way to look at it. The lyrics tell us she was also that positive voice that helped get him through the self-doubt and uncertainty that comes with being an artist. It seems like he didn't know how to accept her love/devotion and didn't know what to make of her. Insecurity (and with his upbringing one couldn't blame him) might make one question that somebody can love you like that.

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