Song of the Day #3,533: ‘7’ – Prince

Prince’s ‘7’ is one of the most popular tracks in my ’31 Numbered Songs’ series. Released in 1992 as the third single from Prince’s Love Symbol album, the track reached #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Filled with Prince’s trademark religious imagery, ‘7’ is presumably about the seven deadly sins. The song’s video features then 18-year-old Mayte, a dancer who married Prince four years later and divorced him four years after that. They had a child, who died less than a week after his birth.

[Chorus (2x)]
All 7 and we’ll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the whole universe
Will ever compare
I am yours now and you are mine
And together we’ll love through
All space and time, so don’t cry
One day all 7 will die

(Evil laughter)

[Verse 1]
And I saw an angel come down unto me
In her hand she holds the very key
Words of compassion, words of peace
And in the distance an army’s marching feet (1,2,3,4 – 1,2,3,4)
But behold, we will watch them fall
And we lay down on the sand of the sea
And before us animosity will stand and decree
That we speak not of love only blasphemy
And in the distance, 6 others will curse me
But that’s alright, (that’s alright)
For I will watch them fall(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)


[Verse 2]
(Just how old)
And we will see a plague and a river of blood
And every evil soul will surely die in spite of
Their 7 tears, but do not fear
For in the distance, 12 souls from now
You and me will still be here – we will still be here
There will be a new city with streets of gold
The young so educated they never grow old
And a, there will be no death for with every breath
The voice of many colors sings a song
That’s so bold
Sing it while we watch them fall


(Just how old)[x3]

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,533: ‘7’ – Prince

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I somehow never heard this song before. Good one. I also didn’t know Prince had lost a child. So sad!

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