"7" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson, Lowell Fulsom and Jimmy Mccracklin....
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 savior-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

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

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)
4 I will watch them fall (1 2 3 4 5 6 7)

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

(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
4 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 4 with every breath
The voice of many colors sings a song
That's so bold
Sing it while we watch them fall

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

(Just how old) [Repeat: x3]


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"7" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson, Lowell Fulsom, Jimmy Mccracklin

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    General CommentIt is the 7 world powers that will fall...most of this song is based on the prophecies in Revelations. Former Jehovah's Witness here and I don't know if Prince was studying with them when he wrote it but the whole song feels like it has a lot of JW influence in it...still love Prince and this song though even if I find the actual religion to be bunk.
    cypher50on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUhh this songs about over comming the seven deadly sins for love.

    its kinda obvious
    x0x0longhornx0x0on March 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell i dont know exactly what the song means but i do know that when he says "and i saw an angel come down unto me, in HER hand she holds the very key." I can tell you that there is no mention in the bible ever of an angel being female. always male. so this leads me to believe that at least the angel that he speaks of is not of GOD
    mukicalizaon September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the seven deadly sins theory... for 2 reasons:
    1) Think about what the majority of Prince's songs are and what they are based on... sex.
    2) He mentions "all 7" in Sex in the Summer too
    Dancer87on February 18, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me, the first stanza describes
    (1) the 7 major religions and their propensity to stifle either sexual expression or pacifism.
    (2) that he and others who espouse logic and intellectualism will triumph over religion's inability to reconcile man's nature
    (3) Re-stating that no religion is able to perform or duplicate the success of intellectualism
    (4) An affirmation and reassurance to those who espouse intellectualism to be patient until the influence of the world's religions wane.

    Second Stanza
    (1) This is basically a mockery of the ironic and duplicitous nature of many religions in which peace and love can somehow co-exist with killing and death

    Third Stanza
    (1) Here he describes what could be Christianity condemning his message, solely because it does not align itself with that of the Christian faith. And because of the similar dogmatic nature of other religions, he endures condemnation from them, but calmly alludes to their forthcoming capitulation.

    Fourth Stanza
    In a cryptic but sardonic display, he pokes fun at the fear-inducing tenets of many religions which depict the end of the world to its followers as a horrific bloodbath, despite the unflinching adherence of millions of followers. He also jokes that, despite his status as a non-believer, he will still be around when that happens, as if to suggest that it's all bunk to begin with.

    Fifth Stanza
    This is undoubtedly the highest level of mockery. He describes what Christianity teaches will be the life lived in Heaven by Christians, describing the fantastic notions of the absence of death and never growing old. He describes a level of unity within every race and creed never before achieved previously on earth. And then, he insinuates that the highest symbol of the Christian hope, the prize that all hope to enjoy upon entering Heaven, perfect unity, actually belongs to him and those like him. SING THEIR OWN SONG TO THEM AS WE WATCH THEM GO DOWN. Wow...
    synclavieron October 02, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song “Seven” is replete with images and references to the Bible book of Revelation. The number seven is used repeatedly to reveal a series of prophetic visions: there are seven seals opened, seven trumpet blasts, and seven bowls of anger poured out. The number appears 55 times in Revelation. You can see the similarities by comparing the below statements with the acutal lyrics.

    When the fifth of the seven angels blows his trumpet an angel with the key to the abyss appears (Rev. 9:1). When the abyss is opened an army of strange scorpions is released (Rev. 9:2, 3).

    In Revelation chapter 13, the dragon stands on the “sand of the sea” and a “wild beast” with seven heads ascends out of the waters. It's “mouth speaks great things and blasphemies” (Rev. 13:5) One of it's heads is “slaughtered” leaving six (Rev. 13:3).

    A 'river of blood' comes from a winepress (Rev. 14:20) followed by seven plagues (Rev. 15:1). The lamb has “seven eyes” (Rev. 5:6) and “New Jerusalem” is founded on the names of the “twelve apostles of the Lamb” (Rev 21:14) This new city is made of “pure gold” (Rev. 21:18). Revelation 21:4 states: “he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” The city is related to the singers of Revelation 14:2, 3 that sing a “new song” that sounds of “loud thunder.”

    mnovon February 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea
    Liltroyson February 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfrom wot i have read and seen its about his girlfriend,7 drug dealers killed her dad and now are looking for her and prince wants them dead as they r standing in the way of love. but i dunno. prince rocks
    purplerainon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNooo idea what this song is about, but it is his best, by far!
    Misseveruson April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song definitely has religious overtones. I think Prince is referring to the 7 deadly sins. One can never truly achieve true love with sin in the way. Sin is loving yourself more than loving others. So Prince is saying they will "smoke" all the 7 deadly sins and love each other more than they love themselves...
    DJCJon April 24, 2006   Link

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