That was from the Signs of the Times double album. The song was never released as a single which makes the idea of singing it on TV kinda strange. But since it was Prince not too many eyebrows were raised.
I hope you’re going to enlighten us Char, because I’m not seeing it either, I mean I could how it might be construed by some — but I dont see how it is, like I do with Puff the Magic Dragon or Lucy in the sky with Diamonds or Hey Jude or Whiter Shade of Pale.
Enigmatic? Nah. Don’t you remember the odd kid in the class? Or didn’t you ever grab the wrong lunch box? Better yet…couldn’t he just be having some fun and pointing out what joys there are in little things…like starfish.