Prince debuts totally bizarre Vikings song

Categories: Purple Reign
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Robyne Robinson from Fox 9 News was teasing us all afternoon with hints about a new Prince song that she planned to debut on tonight's news, written in honor of the Vikings game on Sunday. Like many people, I was a excited to hear what Prince had come up with, but as soon as the new song, "Purple and Gold," started to play, I couldn't help but giggle. I mean, really? Honestly, there's very little about the track that resembles the work of Prince. It sounds like a female is singing lead, and the cheesy harmonies resemble a cross between an uninspired church hymn and the theme song to a children's cartoon.

Listen to the clip here:



And here's the lyrics, from Fox 9's website:

Purple and Gold Lyrics

the veil of the sky draws open
the roar of the chariots touch down
we r the ones who have now come again
and walk upon water like solid ground
as we approach the throne we won't bow down
this time we won't b denied

raise every voice and let it b known
in the name of the purple and gold

we come in the name of the purple and gold
all of the odds r in r favor
no prediction 2 bold
we r the truth if the truth can b told
long reign the purple and gold

the eyes say ready 4 battle
no need 4 sword in hand
we r all amped up like a rock n roll band
ready 2 celebrate every score
ready 2 fight the elegant war
ready 2 hear the crowd roar

that's what we came 4
and so much more
in the name of the purple and gold

r spirits may b tired
r bodies may b worn
but since this day is r destiny
r history - that's y we must b
4ever strong as the wind that blows the Vikings' horn
in the name of the purple and gold

To my ears, the only part of this track that sounds remotely Prince-like is the guitar part. What do you think? Is Fox 9 pulling a fast one on us, or was this song really created by the Purple One?

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