Please Send All Your Moonbeam Levels: Prince Left Behind a Hauntingly Gorgeous Reflection


In news of people we still can’t quite accept are gone, the posthumous Prince collection Prince 4Ever has been released, and along with the collection of beloved songs, there is a previously unreleased track (circa 1982) called Moonbeam Levels. The song is lovely and haunting; a Sign o’ the Times, if you will, that speaks to our divide and is filled with hope for something better.


A newborn child knows nothing of destruction
Nothing of love and hate
What happens in between is a mystery
Because we don’t give a damn about his fate

He said he’ll never keep diaries 2 learn from his mistakes
Instead he’ll just repeat all the good things that he’s done
Fight 4 perfect love until it’s perfect love he makes
When he’s happy then his battle will be won (It’s never 2 late) [Prince]

(Photos by Herb Ritts, additional works by and information about Ritts here.)

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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