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Prince — Thieves In The Temple
Album: Graffiti Bridge
Avg rating:
5.3

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Total ratings: 450









Released: 1990
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Love come quick
Love come in a hurry
There's thieves in the temple tonight
They don't care where they kick
Just as long as they hurt you
They're thieves in the temple tonight

Love, if you're there come save me
From all this cold despair
I can hang when you're around
But I should die if you're not there

Love come quick
Love come in a hurry
They're thieves in the temple tonight

Feel like I'm looking for my soul
Like a poor man looking for gold
They're thieves in the temple tonight

Voices from the sky say
Rely on your best friend to pull you through
Even if I wanted to
I couldn't really truly
Because my only friend is you

Ooh ooh ooh ooohh
Come on

They're thieves in the temple tonight
Kicking me in my heart
Tearing me, tearing me, tearing me, tearing me all apart
Because me and you could've been a work of art
Thieves in the temple

Baby don't you know I'm holding on the best that I can
Love please help me be a better man
Better than the thieves in the temple tonight, in the temple tonight
Thieves in the temple tonight (hurt me)

Love come quick
Love come in a hurry
They're thieves in the temple tonight
Thieves in the temple ohhh
"You said you loved me!"
(Thieves in the temple)
"You said I was your man!"
(Thieves in the temple)
(Love come quick)
"But they were lies! Lies!"
(Love come in a hurry)
Thieves in the temple tonight
"Ahhhh!"
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I feel a bit guilty for not appreciating Prince's music before his passing.  The extra airplay after his death has made me realize how much great music he made.

Similar thing happened when Warren Zevon died in 03.  I only knew Warewolves of London, and couldn't really understand all of the big fuss about his death from the DJs... now I know better.
Not a good Prince song.. and I'm a fan overall
There are many much much better songs from Prince.
Prime time period: 1983 to 1987
{#Notworthy} Thank you, Bill!
Please, more Prince. But not the tracks that are played everywhere. If I understood how to upload tracks here, I would give some suggestions. E.g. what about the ballad of dorothy parker or anotherloverwholeinyahead...
R.I.P. Prince.
Would like to hear "Sign o' the Times".
 justin4kick wrote:

I think you will understand Bill's reason for playing this. Obviously you're not the only one who doesn't like this song.

But trust me I have reasons to believe that the 5,2 rating will go up within the next weeks.

 

 
Looking at the post date could save some posts...
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Please, Bill, no Prince... Thank you!

 
I think you will understand Bill's reason for playing this. Obviously you're not the only one who doesn't like this song.

But trust me I have reasons to believe that the 5,2 rating will go up within the next weeks.

 
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Please, Bill, no Prince... Thank you!

 
I agree but we are fucked, he died! 
RIP you sexy masafaga
It's being really hard and sad year ...
I hear Prince everywhere, today...
In memoriam...

APR 21 2016, 9:48 PM ET
Rainbow Appears Over Prince's Minnesota Home as Fans Mourn Artist
 
Brilliant Artist

Please, Bill, no Prince... Thank you!
Not my favorite Prince song, but nice to hear a rare Prince play.

I have to say: given his talent: Prince seems very under-represented on the Radio Paradise playlist. I expected Bill to have unearthed more Prince gems. 
 yofitofu wrote:

Gotta agree with this. I read these comments and people are amazingly intolerant of the amazing and eclectic mix of music you hear here and nowhere else. 

Chill people! I don't mind a Prince song here and there - can anyone tell me where else you'll hear Prince and Debussy and Louis Armstrong  and Zeppelin and Mark Knopfler and some amazing artists you've never heard before - all in one place??

Kudos Bill, throw in a little mainstream whenever you feel like it. 

 
I agree with all of this, most particularly the slice that says "and some amazing artists you've never heard before."  And no commercials to tune out.  Thank you Bill & Rebecca. 
Just upped my rating 6 > 7. Like hearing Prince here, it's a treat.
Always been a fan of Prince. Multi-talented, creative and original in a music industry that has become way too preprocessed.
 aspicer wrote:
A big Prince fan, but surprised given his whole catalogue that Bill chose THIS tune??!!  There are about 100 other songs that better this one.

 
True
{#Clap}

 
jkamm14 wrote:
People sure are cranky on this site, like they just got stabbed in the ears. Jebus, relax everyone.

It's not his best song, and you may not like Prince (I certainly don't like some of the artists YOU like—-yes, I'm talking to YOU!) but where else are you going to hear this come up in a mix? I welcome it. Keep it up Bill.

LONG LIVE THE ECLECTIC.

 

 jkamm14 wrote:
People sure are cranky on this site, like they just got stabbed in the ears. Jebus, relax everyone.

It's not his best song, and you may not like Prince (I certainly don't like some of the artists YOU like—-yes, I'm talking to YOU!) but where else are you going to hear this come up in a mix? I welcome it. Keep it up Bill.

LONG LIVE THE ECLECTIC.

 
Gotta agree with this. I read these comments and people are amazingly intolerant of the amazing and eclectic mix of music you hear here and nowhere else. 

Chill people! I don't mind a Prince song here and there - can anyone tell me where else you'll hear Prince and Debussy and Louis Armstrong  and Zeppelin and Mark Knopfler and some amazing artists you've never heard before - all in one place??

Kudos Bill, throw in a little mainstream whenever you feel like it. 
Yeah, but no.
So this is what it sounds like when doves cry.
If you have a half-hour to listen to some humorous insight about Prince:

https://youtu.be/hZZomOd9BeY


 kcar wrote:

Yeah mebbe but this feels a bit like filler on first listen. 

 
It was filler and certainly not one of his better efforts. The man can play, sing and has written some very good songs. Poor choice to represent him here.
 aspicer wrote:
A big Prince fan, but surprised given his whole catalogue that Bill chose THIS tune??!!  There are about 100 other songs that better this one.

 
I agree on all points. 
A big Prince fan, but surprised given his whole catalogue that Bill chose THIS tune??!!  There are about 100 other songs that are better than this one.
 electronicshaman wrote:
don't you mean "blacklash"?
personally, I love all prince's stuff he's a super-sexual musical genius midget! nobody wears purple like "the artist"
 
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 hayduke2 wrote:
Prince is a genius
He also makes good sexy rock your booty music, gets the juices flowing!  : ) 

 
Yeah mebbe but this feels a bit like filler on first listen. 
People sure are cranky on this site, like they just got stabbed in the ears. Jebus, relax everyone.

It's not his best song, and you may not like Prince (I certainly don't like some of the artists YOU like—-yes, I'm talking to YOU!) but where else are you going to hear this come up in a mix? I welcome it. Keep it up Bill.

LONG LIVE THE ECLECTIC.
Wow. I haven't heard this since........1990? 

I appreciate the heck out of The Purple One, but this song just doesn't do it for me...  
A 5 rating? That's at least 4 too many.
If I never hear this again its okay with me.
Prince is a genius
He also makes good sexy rock your booty music, gets the juices flowing!  : ) 
PeterGriffin wrote:
You know, for people with so called "eclectic" tastes, there sure is a hell of a lot of backlash against music created by black artists on here Maybe your tastes aren't as enlightened as you like to think they are
So wait...becuase prince is black, we should like his music? I guess I don't see the logic. And Prince's "music" is a joke. I hate it. And that's not at all because he's black, it's because it sucks.
Hmmmm ... :think: Prince? Yes. This track? No.
Whether you like his recorded music or not, I encourage you to see him live. His guitar playing can be a religous experience.
Horrible song.
PeterGriffin wrote:
You know, for people with so called "eclectic" tastes, there sure is a hell of a lot of backlash against music created by black artists on here Maybe your tastes aren't as enlightened as you like to think they are
don't you mean "blacklash"? personally, I love all prince's stuff he's a super-sexual musical genius midget! nobody wears purple like "the artist"
I like Prince and all, but... ...wait, where was I going with this. Oh right, a 3. Moving on.
bigtwistee wrote:
Prince is Black?
He looks like a purple eggplant with hair and mascara.
I enjoyed Prince until the day that his bodyguard threatened physical violence upon my brother and I for looking in his general direction. This at a concert. Since then, he's a just a short conceited ass.
Prince, ANY Prince, makes me want to get my dirty freak on. Bring it, Bill! :dancingbanana_2: :whipit: :jump:
Great song, play more Prince! Thanks!
PeterGriffin wrote:
You know, for people with so called "eclectic" tastes, there sure is a hell of a lot of backlash against music created by black artists on here Maybe your tastes aren't as enlightened as you like to think they are
Prince is Black?
anniebear wrote:
Sweet! Not my favorite Prince tune, but still, so nice to hear him on RP! Thanks Bill! :bananasplit: :dance:
I agree Annie
Sweet! Not my favorite Prince tune, but still, so nice to hear him on RP! Thanks Bill! :bananasplit: :dance:
This guy must live in the studio. I bet his tape archives wouldn't fit into a small country.
PeterGriffin wrote:
You know, for people with so called "eclectic" tastes, there sure is a hell of a lot of backlash against music created by black artists on here Maybe your tastes aren't as enlightened as you like to think they are
This post is hilarious if you read with an extra-sanctimonius head-voice of Peter Griffin from Family Guy. Then follow it up with one of his laughs.
Not His Royal Purpleness' finest moment.
PLEASE play "why you don't call me anymore"
A result search on Prince reveals woeful underepresentation. Many incredible songs in his catalogue. Uploaders, commence!! And again, this a great track.
PeterGriffin wrote:
You know, for people with so called "eclectic" tastes, there sure is a hell of a lot of backlash against music created by black artists on here Maybe your tastes aren't as enlightened as you like to think they are
i dunno. we seem to like tracy chapman and stevie wonder and satchmo a lot, for starters. you are wrong. rp isn't all about black artists, but black artists aren't ignored here at all. prince is a bad example, but there are a fair amount of black artists on RP who do get very solid ratings, thank you.
PeterGriffin wrote:
You know, for people with so called "eclectic" tastes, there sure is a hell of a lot of backlash against music created by black artists on here Maybe your tastes aren't as enlightened as you like to think they are
I'm just not a big fan of Prince - especially this song. Can you give some non-Prince examples of backlash against black artists?
Didn't like this song much either, when it came out (the scream at the end is nice) ;) Much better stuff available...
i love any and all Prince
Prince is a musical genius. (Period)
You know, for people with so called "eclectic" tastes, there sure is a hell of a lot of backlash against music created by black artists on here Maybe your tastes aren't as enlightened as you like to think they are
...........PRINCE!!!.............. He- who- until- recently- had- no- name? I don't know how to feel right now.
Maybe if some older classic PRINCE was played--the naysayers will get off of their high horses and bring something POSITIVE to the table.... :roll:
SpaceCowboy wrote:
Funny. When he sings "love comes quick..." it sounds like a rip-off of "say, say, say", you know that Paul McCartney song. Anyone else noticed this?
It's called a triplet.
\:D/
Hmmm. When this came on, I thought it was some kind of boy-band thing going on... some horrific Justin Timberlake detritus. Alas, no, it's Prince. A dude who's music peaked way before Purple Rain. Controversy, anyone? Anyway, bleh on this.
archrrone wrote:
Ouch...can't believe a 4.7 for this...gave it an 8...do you poeple like anything? :)
I'd bet lots of low votes came because it was Prince --- nothing to do with the song.
An alright-song forever marred by the memory of seeing him in those ass chaps :butt: in the song's video. :verysorry:
kellyeden wrote:
Thanks for playing Prince. My son and I saw him in Madison Square Garden last month -- with surprise guests Morris Day &the Time and !!!!Sheila E!!!!! Amazing show.
You must've partied like it was, 1984! :D
Thanks for playing Prince. My son and I saw him in Madison Square Garden last month -- with surprise guests Morris Day &the Time and !!!!Sheila E!!!!! Amazing show.
nice. prince is awesome. i don't care what any of you say.
SpaceCowboy wrote:
Funny. When he sings "love comes quick..." it sounds like a rip-off of "say, say, say", you know that Paul McCartney song. Anyone else noticed this?
color=darkblue> I thought at first it may be Oingo Boingo. Can we agree that at any rate it did not sound that original .
:puke: :puke: :puke:
oldslabsides wrote:
OK, Prince we can do without... :puke:
I agree.
oldslabsides wrote:
OK, Prince we can do without...
Please speak only for yourself.
archrrone wrote:
Ouch...can't believe a 4.7 for this...gave it an 8...do you poeple like anything? :)
Exactly. I always thought this was a diamond. Spare and minus pretentiousness, a crime of which Prince is occasionally guilty. Great track.
Please hit the rating on this to consign it to trash. . . it will like it there. :)
Not bad for pop. Still sucks.
Funny. When he sings "love comes quick..." it sounds like a rip-off of "say, say, say", you know that Paul McCartney song. Anyone else noticed this?
OK, Prince we can do without... :puke:
I love Prince, but this song has nothing to do with what I associate him with. Gave it a 4. I agree that Sign O the Times is a worthy masterpiece. I also adore the awkward "Parade" album and "Batman." What sounds commonplace now are ideas that this guy played on a whim. He's the only musician alive that makes me laugh out loud at his creativity.
:notworthy:
Not his best, but hey! It's Prince, so it's worth at least an 8.
this one and "Elephants & Flowers" make the album. fantastic.
Prince 4-ever.
Prince makes my banana feel funny, is that wrong??
archrrone wrote:
Ouch...can't believe a 4.7 for this...gave it an 8...do you poeple like anything? :)
Nope! They sure don't! I gave it a 7! Prince is pretty cool, IMO. 8)
Ouch...can't believe a 4.7 for this...gave it an 8...do you poeple like anything? :)
lbrc wrote:
hey, how about "sexy mother f'r " ha ha :lol:
I've been thinking about trying it as an upload. I asume that the FCC's language list doesn't apply to 'net radio. I mainly want to try it because, the chorus aside it really is a great song. Huge, huge Ellington influence in the arangement.
Originally Posted by amalia: Here, here. Prince's finest musical effort! The Ballad of Dorothy Parker, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Starfish and Coffee...brilliant. :notworthy: Sign o' the Times, ...please, bill. Thanks :D
Exactly, those titles will do juuuuust fine, this one can be left out...
Okay, I\'ll admit it, I do love this man\'s music... at least a LARGE portion of it. There, I feel better now that I told you all. ;)
Originally Posted by tom_tom: We need to get some Sign O' the Times uploaded.
Here, here. Prince's finest musical effort! The Ballad of Dorothy Parker, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Starfish and Coffee...brilliant. :notworthy: Sign o' the Times, ...please, bill. Thanks :D
Originally Posted by Grfxboy: Like it or not, Prince is one of the most influential visionaries of our time. :notworthy:
Yep, until he became a Jehovah's Witness. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Originally Posted by madfoot: Not only is this a great song, but Prince is an unblievably talented visionary. I suppose someone could disagree with me, but I would have some serious doubts about that person's musical knowledge. There's a lot more to Prince than "LIttle Red Corvette," just like there's a lot more to Randy Newman than "Short People." And it should go without saying that discounting someone's talent because he changes his name makes as much sense as slkdfhbo8e49woighoah8wre9 &*@dj, That being said, one time I found myself at a totally cheezy male strip show (don't ask) and they did a whole little dance to this song. Like, completely missing the biblical reference. Oh my God. It was funny on so many levels. :lol:
I think there is a joke there somewhere! Something about levels and strip shows!!! :wave:
Originally Posted by Grfxboy: Like it or not, Prince is one of the most influential visionaries of our time. :notworthy:
I agree totally but it is not for songs like this one...
Like it or not, Prince is one of the most influential visionaries of our time. :notworthy:
I guess it\'s better than stupid \"When Doves Cry\". Not much better. :(
hey, how about \"sexy mother f\'r \" ha ha :lol:
His Purple Majesty! Great to hear Prince included with all the other greats of Radio Paradise. Once overated, now terribly underated, Prince is still the bad boy! :clap:
I\'m not particularly a Prince fan but I really enjoy this song. Sue me! :lol:
Originally Posted by hewhoisrelaxed: Surely you are joking. (Or, you are 14 years old and your last favorite band was Josie and the Pussycats.)
I'm fairly certain that anyone who lists them as a band is in their 30's or 40's, and has long since forgotten that JatP were cartoons. I don't universally love Prince, but having seen him live, I recognize his incredible talent as a musician. And having bought Sign of the Times, I recognize brilliance, and that, IMO, is one of the best albums of the 80's. Kevin
Not only is this a great song, but Prince is an unblievably talented visionary. I suppose someone could disagree with me, but I would have some serious doubts about that person\'s musical knowledge. There\'s a lot more to Prince than \"LIttle Red Corvette,\" just like there\'s a lot more to Randy Newman than \"Short People.\" And it should go without saying that discounting someone\'s talent because he changes his name makes as much sense as slkdfhbo8e49woighoah8wre9 &*@dj, That being said, one time I found myself at a totally cheezy male strip show (don\'t ask) and they did a whole little dance to this song. Like, completely missing the biblical reference. Oh my God. It was funny on so many levels. :lol:
Originally Posted by briandel: I can't believe all of the negative comments. Sometimes I wonder if people don't just rush to judgement because of their own preconceived thoughts or maybe they're influenced by what everyone else is saying. Take another listen. There is no one in music today that touches the genius and talent that is Prince. No one.
i agree.. rp listeners are being very harsh.. the sheer volume of great songs he's written that other people have recorded is incredible.. he has awesome guitar talent as well.. i saw him in raleigh at 'plum crazy' a few feet from the stage and he is quite the performer.. as one would imagine.. and he just looks so darn strange up close.. it was wonderful.. :p
This is why I love RP. You never know what is going to get air time. The style is in the mix. Somehow even Prince makes sense. :)
nice. i don\'t listen to prince all day long, but it\'s certainly worth playing every once in a while. :cool:
I give it a 6. I really don\'t like Prince at all (especially since he keeps changing name), but diversity is what this site is all about, and that song wasn\'t too bad.
Nice. \"disturbing\" perhaps but very talented.
Holy cow! More Prince! I can\'t believe there are people lame enough not to like this. Way to go!
Originally Posted by briandel: There is no one in music today that touches the genius and talent that is Prince. No one.
Surely you are joking. (Or, you are 14 years old and your last favorite band was Josie and the Pussycats.)
Please no prince. He is disturbing. :(
Originally Posted by laytin1119: Absolutely horrible, I can't believe I'm hearing this on Radio Paradise
I can't believe all of the negative comments. Sometimes I wonder if people don't just rush to judgement because of their own preconceived thoughts or maybe they're influenced by what everyone else is saying. Take another listen. There is no one in music today that touches the genius and talent that is Prince. No one.
Absolutely horrible, I can\'t believe I\'m hearing this on Radio Paradise
We need to get some Sign O\' the Times uploaded.
I don\'t want to hear another song by Princess for as long as I live.
Awesome tune. One of my all-time favs from Prince. Glad to hear more of him on RP. He is one of the true musical geniuses that Rock and Roll has had. Any chance of playing GETT OFF??