Damned If Eye Do

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Damned If BigEyePrpl.png Do

Emancipation.jpg
from the album Emancipation
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 19 November 1996 - Emancipation album
Album(s): Emancipation
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
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

Damned If Eye.png Do is the ninth track on the first disc of Prince’s 19th album Emancipation, the third album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in February 1996 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Saviour and Sarah). It was one of the final Paisley Park Studios sessions to feature Michael B. and Tommy Barbarella as regular members of SymbolSmallerBlue.png’s band.

The track is the only track on the album to feature Prince’s wife Mayte (credited by her middle name, "Janelle"), speaking Spanish.

The line "I’ll fill your cup / I won’t do it like Kevin" is a reference to a scene from Kevin Reynolds’ 1995 film Waterworld in which Kevin Costner pees in a cup.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
February 1996 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Damned If Eye.png Do 5:20 Emancipation Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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