353: Strange Way

Unreleased (1981)
An electric piano love letter to Lisa Coleman, acting as an apology for kicking her out of the house during a falling out. Strange Way (aka Strange Way of Saying I Love U) is one of the more melodic ditties to be found within the cracks of Prince’s discography and even though its roots aren’t strong enough to overturn the major flagstones, surely there’s nobody immune to its choppy, McCartney-esque charm. I have a feeling that Lisa would have forgiven murder if this was the mea culpa. To paraphrase his later Stylistics cover: doo-we-ooo-we-ooo-wee-oo means I love you.