Adonis & Bathsheba is an unreleased track recorded July 27, 1986.
During Prince: A Celebration in June 2000 fans at Paisley Park Studios selected “Adonis & Bathsheba” to be included on Crystal Ball Volume II. But the project never made it to the public. (see link below)
Adonis & Bathsheba is an interesting title. Both are figures of extreme beauty, one from the bible and the other from Greek mythology. The lyrics tell a sensual story of these two trying to find the perfect place for their love. But with no bed, they ultimately decide to love where they stand.
Bathsheba means “daughter of the oath” in Hebrew. In the Old Testament of the Bible Bathsheba was married to Uriah the Hittite.
Bathsheba is described as having great beauty. She was so beautiful that when King David saw her bathing from his roof & had to have her. King David seduced her and made her pregnant, so he arranged to have her husband killed in battle & then married her.
An Adonis is a very handsome man, especially a young one. Adonis in Greek mythology the eternally youthful god of beauty and desire. Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year.
Adonis & Bathsheba Lyrics
To an orgy in a garden of flowers Adonis and Bathsheba flew
All of creation awaits them, a flowing dance by the crystal blue.
A stream of desire & erotic rebellion parades thru their hearts and minds.
They look at one another as much as they don’t. To touch is their need, to love they are blind
To love they are blind
An abandoned gazebo houses what looks to be a perfect place.
They undress as they’re running, Bathsheba crying
Adonis sweat upon his face
For them there is no morning, only night decisions so grand.
There is no bed, how will they ever love?
They decide to stand
No bed, they decide to stand
Adonis & Bathsheba in a garden of flowers, in a garden of love.
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