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Historical Events  Music

What are we gathered here for?

MMDE: Dearly beloved - we are gathered here to celebrate this thing called life.

Current: Dearly beloved - we are gathered here to get through this thing called life.

What exactly were the lyrics in the famous Prince song "Let's Go Crazy?"

The point of the song is totally different with this change - one is optimistic and upbeat, the celebration many remember, and the other more pessimistic and downbeat. A few references to "celebrate" exist today, but most including the song are "get through". It all could just be a deliberate play on words, because we all remember being "gathered here to celebrate" weddings, and at funerals "..not to mourn, but celebrate", so this is the impression we have when not paying full attention first time round.