SONG ANALYSIS: Prince: “Purple Rain”

The “Purple Rain” soundtrack spent 24 weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard charts, although the title track only hit Number 2.
Fans have been trying to work out the meaning of “purple rain” for decades now. Some believe it’s about the end of the world, a theme Prince was interested in mid-80s. This quote from His Royal Badness suggests the apocalypse wasn’t far from his mind:

“When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue = purple.”

Purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god “guide you through the purple rain”.

I don’t think anyone will ever know for sure what purple rain means.

-Rdio (Grade 10)


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