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The Artist Formerly Known as the Ambiguous Symbol You Can’t Pronounce has written a song for his beloved Minnesota Vikings. Who knew His Purple Badness was such a football fan? As for the song, well, let’s just say it’s not what one would expect when words “fight song” are mentioned. In fact, it sounds like Prince wrote a gospel tune for Brett Favre and his band of Just A Kid players — which, in a word, is weird.

Don’t get me wrong, considering NFL football has given us some fantastic team-related music — “Super Bowl Shuffle” anyone? — I expected a little more from “Purple and Gold” and from Prince himself. Here’s an idea of the lyrics, courtesy of Fox 9 in Minneapolis:

the veil of the sky draws open
the roar of the chariots touch down
we r the ones who have now come again
and walk upon water like solid ground
as we approach the throne we won’t bow down
this time we won’t b denied

raise every voice and let it b known
in the name of the purple and gold

So yeah, um, Go Vikings?

H/t to SbB for the heads up.

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