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Darling Nikki Lyrics

I knew a girl named Nikki
I guess U could say she was a sex fiend
I met her in a hotel lobby
Masturbating with a magazine
She said, “How'd U like 2 waste some time?”
And I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind

She took me 2 her castle
And I just couldn't believe my eyes
She had so many devices
Everything that money could buy
She said, “Sign your name on the dotted line,”
The lights went out...and Nikki started 2 grind

Ow, Nikki!

The castle started spinning
Or maybe it was my brain
I can't tell U what she did 2 me
But me body will never be the same
Her lovin' will kick your behind
Oh, she'll show U no mercy
But she'll sho'nuff, sho'nuff show U how 2 grind

Darlin' Nikki, oh!

Woke up the next morning
Nikki wasn't there
I looked all over
All I found was a phone number on the stairs
It said, “Thank U 4 a funky time --
-- call me up whenever U wanna grind.”

Yeah, Nikki, oh!
Oh, come back Nikki, come back!
Your dirty little Prince wanna grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind

{backwards at the end}
"Hello, how r U? I'm fine, 'cause I know
that the Lord is coming soon...coming, coming soon."
Song Info
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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May 08, 2002
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I think that this song is an intentional jab at the Moral Majority. I don't feel that this song is about having sex with a hooker. In truth, I believe that Nikki is the Devil. Old Nick is one of Satan's nicknames. The singer signs on the dotted line to seal the contract on his soul. What he is selling it for is unknown - maybe just an amazing sexual experience? However, "my body will never be the same," makes me think that he sells his soul for some physical change or attribute, and that the sex is either a bonus to the actual transformation, or else a a metaphor for the change.

The use of the word "castle" indicates one of royalty (Satan being the leader of hell), and to tempt people, there is everything that money could buy.

His head is spinning, not knowing what he's in store for - this is a hallmark of the individual that undergoes a transformation.

Her love will kick your behind - she'll show no mercy --- could be attributes of Satan.

The backmasking at the end? Certainly a wink at religious zealots who claim that rock is evil, and that Satan hides messages in backwards lyrics. In this case, Prince laughs at them by telling them what they already believe - that The Lord is coming soon.

The word grind makes me think, though. Rather than being a euphemism for sex, I wonder if the word GRIND is using the definition "WORK" -- The Devil works His magic.

Interestingly enough, and this is probably just a few irrelevant coincidences, but in 1985, there was a Broadway play that bombed called GRIND. First coincidence, the director was Hal Prince. Second coincidence, it was about an African-American, nineteen-thirties burlesque house. Third, it featured a character that is a stripper, named Satin (satan?).

Fantastic interpretation.

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Ahh, the song that made steam come out of Tipper Gore's ears and led her to form the PMRC Police. If it weren't for Karenna Gore's love of our diminutive purple sex-obsessed funk God, we wouldn't be seeing that stupid black & white censor label on CDs that all the parents ignore anyway.

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She's not a hooker. There's absolutely nothing in the song to suggest that she's a hooker, unless yall are assuming that women who have kinky sex must all be hookers. Which is a falsehood.


Well why is she in a hotel lobby when she has her own place? "Sign your name on the dotted line."

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this song is hot.

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Anyone heard the FooFighters cover to this song. It's pretty good.

I like the FooFighter's version!

@qtlin16 Yes... and prefer it to the Original!. RIP Prince.

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"I met her in a hotel lobby Masturbating with a magazine "

I think Prince is the one masturbating with the magazine, seeing as how the subject isn't clarified.

Haha. I've heard this song a million times, but I like your interpretation.

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i'm strangely addicted to this song.

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Growing up , everyone kept singing this song to me ... and no , not cause im like this girl or did anything she did in the song .. my name is nikkie

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I love this song. So does my mom, but I don't think there's really any deep meaning in this... >.>

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i love the foo fighters cover ..

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