Especially when 2/3 of the way through this ode to some lost lover, we discover that said lover is dead. And died on Christmas Day, no less. So far, so Eastenders. But the cause of death – possibly pneumonia, possibly stress – isn’t exactly the most exciting tragedy to befall anyone, so we can only conclude that this is Prince’s way of telling us to take it easy and wrap up warm over the festive season.
Although, come to think of it, Prince lives in LA most of the time, so it doesn’t even get cold there over Christmas. Thanks for the PSA Prince, but I’m sick of celebrities in their Hollywood mansions sticking their noses into my business and telling me what to do.
Anyhoo, check out Prince’s Another Lonely Christmas or dig this fun cover version below.