07
Apr
08

Music Monday #10 – When You Were Mine

It’s Music Monday, and since it’s the 10th issue (or the first Monday of the week), I bring you WHEN YOU WERE MINE! The song is originally by Prince, or TAFKAP or Symbol, or whatever his name is these days. I’m one of those people that don’t care for Prince much, but I like a lot of his songs when they’re covered by other people.

When You Were Mine first caught my attention when Miss Ani DiFranco did a cover of it. I admire pretty much all she does and that song is so beautiful and sad… Then I heard the Tegan and Sara cover, which is totally amazing. And then I heard the Cyndi Lauper version, and I was surprised how good that was! Since then I’ve found a few other versions of the song, also the original by Prince.

Currently I think my favorite version is probably by Tegan and Sara, just because their voices are really incredible and it’s faster than the Ani version. But Cyndi Lauper… I did underestimate her for a long time. Not anymore.

Here are some videos:

Tegan and Sara


Cyndi Lauper (she dances like Elaine from Seinfeld…)

And here are the songs:

Ani DiFranco – When You Were Mine (live, with Maceo Parker).mp3

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – When You Were Mine.mp3

Crooked Fingers – When You Were Mine.mp3

Cyndi Lauper – When You Were Mine.mp3

Maria McKee – When You Were Mine.m4a

Penny Flanagan – When You Were Mine.wma

Prince – When You Were Mine.mp3
Tegan and Sara – When You Were Mine (acoustic long).mp3

Tegan and Sara – When You Were Mine (studio).mp3

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Prince – When You Were Mine

When you were mine
I gave you all of my money
Time after time
You done me wrong
It was just like a dream
You let all my friends come over and meet
And you were so strange
You didnt have the decency to change the sheets

Oh girl, when you were mine
I used to let you wear all my clothes
You were so fine (so fine)
Maybe thats the reason
That it hurt me so

I know (I know)
That youre going with another guy
I dont care (dont care)
Cuz I love u, baby, thats no lie
I love you more than I did
When you were mine

When you were mine
You were kinda sorta my best friend
So I was blind (so blind)
I let you fool around
I never cared (didnt care)
I never was the kind to make a fuss
When he was there
Sleeping inbetween the two of us

I know (I know)
That youre going with another guy
I dont care (dont care)
Cuz I love you, baby, thats no lie
I love you more than I did
When you were mine

When you were mine
U were all I ever wanted to do
Now I spend my time
Following him whenever hes with you

I know (I know)
That youre going with another guy
I dont care (dont care)
Cuz I love you, baby, thats no lie
I love you more that I did
When you were mine

When you were mine, yeah, oh no
Love you, baby
Love you, baby
When you were mine

Comments anyone?

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5 Responses to “Music Monday #10 – When You Were Mine”


  1. April 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Since I am a BIGTIME “fam” of Prince, I appreciate his version of this song first but it’s good 2 have versions from other artist…THANKS!

  2. 2 amber
    April 17, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    oh my god, I adore you! I have been looking ALL OVER for the Penny Flanagan cover… amazing! Thank you so much :)

  3. 3 vannade
    April 18, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Glad you like it. :)

  4. May 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    damn i love this song!

  5. 5 Shamlan
    July 3, 2008 at 6:24 am

    Thank U :)


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