Hidden meaning of song lyrics--all about the PhD experience

03-Apr-11, 21:56
edited about 7 seconds later
by olivia
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posted about 9 years ago

OK, this is a just for fun thread about how song lyrics have hidden meaning about the PhD experience....

I think that in addition to the Jimi Hendrix song All Along the Watch Tower being about doing a PhD that there can be deep meaning about doing a PhD found in the song by Prince called Purple Rain.

I think


that Purple Rain is the song your thesis would sing to you--not wanting you to hate it, or make you suffer ( with Purple Rain standing for the moment that you are awarded your PhD degree, and the special hat you get and the graduation robe you wear...)

"I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal you from another
Its such a shame our friendship had to end....

I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple rain.."

means your thesis does not want to take over your life and have you hate it...but it wants to see you end and successfully get your doctorate ( well that is what I think the hidden meaning of these lyrics are! ,-) )


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