Strange Way

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Strange Way

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Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Strange Way (a.k.a. Strange Way Of Saying Eye Love U or A Strange Way Of Saying I Love You) is an unreleased song recorded at some point in 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (around the same time as Gym Class).

Lisa Coleman mentioned the track during a 2004 interview, admitting that the song was written about her. She was living with Prince in 1981; they had an argument when he suggested she finds her own place; she left and drove around for a few hours; when she returned, Prince had written and recorded this song for her, with the lyric "I guess I have a strange way of saying I love you". In 2017, she repeated the story for Vulture.com, but said she had been out at the only bar in Chanhassen following their conversation, and Prince's technician Don Batts came in to say that Prince wanted to talk to her, and felt bad.

During Prince: A Celebration in June 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II, and while Strange Way (now retitled Strange Way Of Saying Eye Love U) was chosen by fans, the project was ultimately abandoned. The track remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Strange Way Studio Recorded 1981; a.k.a. Strange Way Of Saying Eye Love U


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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