This song was part of a rock opera that Prince had created. Within the context of the original version of the Love Symbol album, this song makes more sense. Not my favorite P song but one of his last legitimate pop hits.
I hadn't heard this song in YEARS, and then one day I decided to listen to it and now I can't get enough. My mom listened to Prince a lot when I was growing up, but this wasn't one of the more played songs. I can't figure out why.
I think this is reference to some scriptures in revelations (last book in the New Testament of the Bible for those who don't know/don't care about the Bible). The 7 bowls, the streets of gold, angel gives a key to John I believe, he references those things. Creepy song, yo. I don't think It'll be a favorite of mine.