Wicked Songs: Starfish & Coffee by Prince

Well, it’s very sad news of Prince passing away today, I read that as I sat down to have my morning coffee and off-course starfish too. So I just have to post this track here, I might have to write a bigger post about what he means to me too. This is my fave Prince song of all-time, well he does have alot which are great and I love alot of them but this one is first one I put on today too.prince_muppets

Cynthia Rose character is based on a childhood friend of Susannah Melvoin, who’s a backing vocalist in his band The Revolution from 1985-86. The story goes Prince apparently was planning on release a children’s album and everyone was talking about thier childhoods. Melvoin told the story going to school with her and that’s why she co-songwriter because Prince like it so much he put music to it turn it into a song, the lyics are pretty much what Susannah told as that story. I love this so much, it seems to me be saying go for it, encouraging the listener to think or be different or both, no matter what everyone else says! It was released on Prince’s epic classic double album called Sign O The Times as the second song on side 2 or the sixth track at the end of March 1987. Then ten years later in September 1997 20px-Prince_symbol.svg.png or The Artist Formerly Known as Prince appear on the Muppet Show and play it, I’ve embed just the track then included the lyrics below then a little more of the Muppets show and the song again.

Starfish & Coffee written by Prince & Susannah Melvoin

It was 7:45 we were all in line
To greet the teacher Miss Kathleen
First was Kevin, then came Lucy, third in line was me
All of us were ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose
She always stood at the back of the line
A smile beneath her nose
Her favorite number was 20
And every single day
If U asked her what she had for breakfast
This is what she’d say

Starfish & Coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds and a tangerine
A side order of ham
If U set u’re mind free baby
Maybe u’ll understand
Starfish & Coffee
Maple syrup and jam

Cynthia wore the prettiest dress but different color socks
Sometimes, I wondered if the mates were in her lunchbox
Me and Lucy opened it when Cynthia wasn’t around
Lucy cried, I almost died
U know what we found?

Starfish & Coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham
If U set u’re mind free baby
Maybe u’ll understand
Starfish & Coffee
Maple syrup and jam oh – oh
(Starfish & Coffee)

Cynthia had a happy face
Just like the one she draws
On every wall, in every school but it’s alright
It’s for a worthy cause
Go on Cynthia!
Keep sayin’

Starfish & Coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
A side order of ham
If U set u’re mind free baby
Maybe u’ll understand
Starfish & Coffee
Maple syrup and jam, Oh, oh oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

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2 thoughts on “Wicked Songs: Starfish & Coffee by Prince

  1. Pingback: Remembering: Prince – a1000mistakes

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