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Prince Fight Song ‘Purple and Gold’ Supports Vikings

Singer Prince has showed his support of football and/or his native Minnesota with a new fight song for the Minnesota Vikings football team.



The 51-year-old Minneapolis native watched the Minnesota Vikings smash the Dallas Cowboys last week in the NFC playoffs, and according to Minneapolis’ Fox affiliate, Prince “saw the future.” He went home after the game and wrote the song, “Purple and Gold.” 

(Click here to hear “Purple and Gold,” by Prince.)

The Vikings, who will play the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game, apparently loved the song and planned to put it on their Web site on Friday afternoon.

Prince is no stranger to the color purple. It has been his signature color throughout his career, including his album, hit song, and movie title, “Purple Rain.”

Below are the lyrics to “Purple and Gold. “Click here to hear “Purple and Gold,” by Prince.

Purple and Gold Lyrics

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


What do you think of “Purple and Gold” by Prince? Are you a Minnesota Vikings fan? Share your comments below.

    One Response to “Prince Fight Song ‘Purple and Gold’ Supports Vikings”

    1. Abdul says:

      I think both teams looked good cmnoig into the preseason with who they had. I think the preseason games can’t be minded at all since some players get cut before the deadline, for one thing. Also, I think both teams need better performances than last season since their competition has gotten better (I.E. Packers in NFC North & Falcons in NFC South).


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