Prince once said he’d rather us celebrate his death than the day of his birth. If you know anything about him you can figure out why. So in remembrance to my brother Prince here’s a verse from one of my favorite tunes by him called the Max.
I loved this song from the moment I first heard it. I keep in my workout playlist. I think the message he was sending was two fold. One is that we have to have perseverance, and two that we have to be willing to work really hard…at whatever work we find ourselves doing.
The Max by Prince (partial lyrics)
When my back is so far back it’s on the other side of the wall
When half a chance is all I get if I get a chance at all
When the going gets tougher than the tough can go
I grind the axe, that’s when I go, I go, I go to the max, I go
When they tell me to walk a straight line
I put on crooked shoes
When they tell me that I can’t live forever
I pay some overdues (Kick it)
When they start makin’ up a crazy rule
That’s when I break a back
Cause when I go, I go, I go to the max, I go