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Posted: 22 Feb 08, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been listening to the Hot Space album alot here lately and I've always been curious about a certain set of lyrics to the song "Body Language". The part right after Freddie sings "You got the cutest ass I've ever seen".....he say's "knock me down for a SIX anytime".......What in the hell does that mean? If anybody knows I sure would like to find out....Thanks


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Posted: 22 Feb 08, 09:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was familiar and (I believe) participated in the grand 'Old Empire' sport of Cricket. Therefore, it is a Cricketing term.

From 'Wikipedia':
The scoring of a ...six by a good aggressive shot displays a certain amount of mastery by the batsman over the bowler, and is usually greeted by applause from the spectators.

Another cricketing term would be: 'Bowled over'
'Astonish, surprise greatly, overwhelm, as in I was simply bowled over by their wonderful performance'.

And just for good measure - how about adding a boxing metaphor also: 'Knocked out'
'To be stunned...'

General translation:
Your ass is so astonshingly overwhelming cute - it literally stuns me to look at it.


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Posted: 22 Feb 08, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sure was quick...Thanks my brother...I don't think anybody else will probably go as in depth as that...lol..but thanks


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Posted: 22 Feb 08, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unless Freddie was thinking of a six pack of beer...

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Posted: 22 Feb 08, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

or SIX inches of something ?


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Posted: 22 Feb 08, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lyricalassasin77 wrote:

That sure was quick...Thanks my brother...I don't think anybody else will probably go as in depth as that...lol..but thanks


You're welcome!


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Posted: 22 Feb 08, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

or SIX inches of something ?


oh snap! XD


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Posted: 23 Feb 08, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

During that time, "six" was a term for sex..ie Gay sex


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Posted: 23 Feb 08, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah - I see what they did there!
Clever folk in the 80's - changing an "e" for an "i", and you could talk about six in polite company, and no one would be any the wiser! Amazing!
Im fond of a bit of six myself you know, in fact, Im having some six right now.

See how clever it is! :)


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Posted: 23 Feb 08, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah well if it was just mean't as sex I think they could have gotten away with that in 1982, besides let's say it did mean sex and they was just replacing the E with the I....Then why wouldn't the lyric be "knock me down for SOME six anytime" ?? The lyric is "knock me down for A six anytime"......wouldn't sound right to say "knock me down for a sex anytime"....lol


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Posted: 23 Feb 08, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Six" is actually gay-slang for having a whole lower part of the arm (from the elbow down) inserted into your rectum without any lubricant so you'll get very small wounds in your anus which then will allow the AIDS to infect. Really!

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Posted: 23 Feb 08, 19:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does Freddie say you have the cutest eyes I ever seen? Im sure its eyes, alltough the first thought that comes to mind is ass, but i dont think its ass he sings.



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Posted: 23 Feb 08, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

"Six" is actually gay-slang for having a whole lower part of the arm (from the elbow down) inserted into your rectum without any lubricant so you'll get very small wounds in your anus which then will allow the AIDS to infect. Really!


I thought that was 'fisting'?


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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 07:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Knock me down for a fisting anytime" doesn't sound as catchy as "Knock me down for a six anytime" does it? A master with words, that Freddie Mercury.

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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a sick fuck....


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Posted: 07 May 08, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I forget what the gay term means but one of my gay friends told me it meant something else, I'd remember it if I heard what it meant though.


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Posted: 07 May 08, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or, It could be a variation of the British expression to knock someone for six, which means to astonish, surprise or amaze someone.


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Posted: 07 May 08, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's ass, and if you actually owned the album you would have the lyrics.

Drop in for a six might be a cricket term, it might be short for 69ing--you'lk have to look that one up at home.

"Snakes in your eyes" is the actual lyric.

Are there people on this board who don't have the albums? News to me.

Pim Derks, I do hope you're joking, even though what you're saying is homophobic, hateful,and asinine. It's hard to fathom that there are people like this, who make jokes like this and are Queen fans at the same time. Again, the non-native English speakers on the board prove themselves idiots.

Grow up, Derks.


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Posted: 10 May 08, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

us old uns will recognise the saying as being a reference of surprise on a par with 'well..knock me down with a feather' or 'blow me down with a pitchfork'.its nothing sexual,although people will read more into it than needed because of who is singing the line.
in laymens terms it just means "wow!...you look hot"


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Posted: 10 May 08, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel Nester wrote:

It's ass, and if you actually owned the album you would have the lyrics.

Drop in for a six might be a cricket term, it might be short for 69ing--you'lk have to look that one up at home.

"Snakes in your eyes" is the actual lyric.

Are there people on this board who don't have the albums? News to me.

Pim Derks, I do hope you're joking, even though what you're saying is homophobic, hateful,and asinine. It's hard to fathom that there are people like this, who make jokes like this and are Queen fans at the same time. Again, the non-native English speakers on the board prove themselves idiots.

Grow up, Derks.


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