If I Was Your Girlfriend - Prince
This song will always get me. That bass flick, for one (and with repetition it only gets more effective). The caress of that saxophone for another. And for yet another, most importantly, the lyrics to this song are the most raw and honest, yet simple and kind, of any love song I’ve ever heard. It’s an insight into the level of intimacy a woman is willing to give her man and how it compares to the intimacy she gives her best girlfriend. This song is a plea to be given all levels of intimacy. Tell me everything. And then tell me everything else that you tell your girlfriend(s). Let me share candid moments of honesty, whether it be boring or not. I want it all. I want all of you. And if I hurt you in anyway, I want to be the first one to know exactly how you feel. This song’s theme is closeness. I feel that of all Prince’s better known works, this one is under-recognized for how thoroughly it embodies his entire image. It’s about sex, yes but to a point. It’s really about every possible moment before and after. The relationship.