Prince is cooler than all of us combined.

I’m a Vikings fan. Born and raised in south Minneapolis. And one of the things that gives me great joy in life is seeing the Purple One watching the Vikings from his sky box at the Humpty Dome. Just look at that ennui.

After the divisional playoff game, in which the Vikes put the hurt on America’s Team, Price was so moved by the walloping that he decided to pick up a pen (or maybe his blackberry?) and bang out an anthem for the guys in Purple and Gold. His reasoning for this rush of inspiration, “I saw the future.”

Here are the lyrics, which incorporate a healthy amount of textlish.
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

we come in the name of the purple and gold
all of the odds r in r favor
no prediction 2 bold
we r the truth if the truth can b told
long reign the purple and gold

the eyes say ready 4 battle
no need 4 sword in hand
we r all amped up like a rock n roll band
ready 2 celebrate every score
ready 2 fight the elegant war
ready 2 hear the crowd roar

that’s what we came 4
and so much more
in the name of the purple and gold

r spirits may b tired
r bodies may b worn
but since this day is r destiny
r history – that’s y we must b
4ever strong as the wind that blows the Vikings’ horn
in the name of the purple and gold


Just. Brilliant.

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