I though this very pertinant in light of the protests turning into riots in the dis-united States of America:
I found out today, that the real Marianne that this song is about, passed away last week.
Question: What did Price have in common with songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen?
Answer: They each have a special gift for songwriting, but don’t always do the best versions of the songs they write. Hendrix took ownership of “All Along The Watchtower”, Jeff Buckley took ownership of “Hallelujah”, Sinead O’Connor took ownership of “Nothing Compares To You”, and the Bangles took ownership of this brilliantly written song, which is just that much more interesting coming from a female point of view.
Was Prince kissing “Valentino” in the dream which inspired the song?
A nice little doco for inspiration: