Prince has always been one to spring surprises on his fans, and the musician and singer continues to do so, this time by covering the Christian song called “What If,” as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Nichole Nordeman originally sang the “What If” song, with the multiple GMA Dove Award-winning Christian artist counting it among her most popular songs. It’s a ballad whose lyrics pontificate what it’s like to be a believer who trusts that Christ was more than just a good teacher or everyday prophet, and “What If” chronicles coming against critics who say the cross is foolishness. Prince, along with Nordeman, ask those same critics to think about what they’d do if they discovered they were wrong — and the “What If” song by Prince is gaining thousands of social networking shares, comments and likes across sites that have it loaded.
What if you pick apart the logic and begin to poke the holes
What if the crown of thorns is no more than folklore that must be told and retold
But what if you’re wrong? What if there’s more?
What if there’s hope you never dreamed of hoping for?
Nordeman’s song has long been praised in the Christian community for thoughtful lyrics that inspire listeners to consider another point of view, without beating naysayers over the head with the Bible. Now that Prince has been enjoying sold-out shows like his concerts at the Louisville Palace, as reported by Forbes, the momentum is growing with this surprise release of “What If” online. It’s a move that left Prince fans scrambling for the limited number of tickets available for the shows this weekend, ones that left few tickets available for resale online.
In terms of his spirituality, however, Prince choosing to talk about God and Jesus is nothing new to his true fans. In Prince’s song “Holy River,” he waxed nostalgic about asking his then wife Mayte Garcia to marry him, and looked back on his life in decades before, comparing it as nothing to when he learned his true purpose.
Then it hits you like a fist on a wall: Who gave you life when there was none at all?
Who gave the sun permission to rise up every day? Jesus!
Over and over, you ask your soul: Why’d you come down to the world so cold
The voice inside you said, “Tonight, the truth will be told,” and this time I was listening.
As reported by the Inquisitr, there could be a special reason why Prince chose Louisville as his concert venue.
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