Prince – Handwritten Lyric For Unknown Song “Electric Rush”, With Roger Epperson Authentication
Prince’s handwritten working lyrics for the unreleased song “Electric Rush”. The words “electric rush” appear in the 2007 song “Here Eye Come” by Prince and Bria Valentine, but the two songs are otherwise unrelated. The lyrics here are:
(Love this **et)
Been working so hard all day
Lookin 4 ward 2 just getting off my feet
Kick these (p**ps) shoes behind the couch & fix
Me lil something 2 eat
Run my bath & light my favorite candle
Spike the water with my sweet perfume
Another night of (guilty pleasure) Electric Rush in my
(Shape the blues & paisley)
Pinks & Blues in my Arena
Ever (where are?) alone blush 4 a
Shape the crown of my womanhood?? (In the shower and so pretty)
(Another night of electric city)
Night of electric crush
The website PrinceVault notes Electric Rush is believed to be an unreleased song recorded in 2001; the song was not known until handwritten lyrics were included posthumously in a 2017 auction. The lyrics’ inclusion of “my womanhood” suggest that it was written to be sung by a female singer. It may have been intended for the vocal group Milenia with whom Prince was working at the time, but this is speculative. As such, it is listed here as a Prince track.
The manuscript is in black ink on purple notebook paper, measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. It has been authenticated by music autograph expert Roger Epperson, and comes with his full letter of authenticity, as well as Recordmeca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold is a former Executive Vice President/General Manager of Warner Bros. Records, who worked closely with Prince during the 1990’s. Gold art directed numerous album covers for Prince, including Diamonds & Pearls, Love Symbol and The Hits/The B-Sides. Gold’s account of working with Prince can be seen at http://recordmecca.com/news/working-with-prince/.
Authentic Prince handwritten lyrics are impossibly rare. A fine example for an otherwise unknown song.
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