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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My apologies if this is a repeat topic - but the search function is not cooperating. I'm trying to figure out the various lyrical references from "No one but you". I see some in the verse Roger sings, but wonder what else is there that I don't see.

I'm not that great a resource for all things Queen or Mercury so I thought I'd ask for help. My guesses are in the brackets. 

A hand above the water
An angel reaching for the sky
Is it raining in Heaven -
Do you want us to cry?
And everywhere the broken-hearted
On every lonely avenue
No-one could reach them
No-one but you
 
One by one
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun
And life goes on -
Without you...

Another Tricky Situation [It's a Hard Life]
I get to drownin' in the Blues
And I find myself thinkin'
Well -what would you do?
Yes! -it was such an operation
Forever paying every due [WATC]
Hell, you made a sensation [My melancholy blues "I'm causing a mild sensation"]
You found a way through -and

One by one
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun
We'll remember -
Forever...

And now the party must be over
I guess we'll never understand
The sense of your leaving
Was in the way it was planned
And so we grace another table
And raise our glasses one more time
There's a face at the window
And I ain't never, never sayin' goodbye...

One by one
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun
Cryin' for nothing
Cryin' for no-one
No-one but you

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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 04:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the 'drownin' in the blues' lyric refers to the Titanic.  That is, the passengers drowning in the icy cold water.

The 'flying too close to the sun' lyric is a direct reference to Princess Diana driving too close to the wall of the tunnel.



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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

I think the 'drownin' in the blues' lyric refers to the Titanic.  That is, the passengers drowning in the icy cold water.

The 'flying too close to the sun' lyric is a direct reference to Princess Diana driving too close to the wall of the tunnel.

Isn't it a reference to the old Greek Mythology?







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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes it's about Icarus, we all know Diana couldn't fly.


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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Marcos Napier wrote:

Yes it's about Icarus, we all know Diana couldn't fly.



She certainly tried though.

"FASTER DODI, FASTER!" 

*vrooooooom*

KABOOOM.






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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A hand above the water [cover of Made In Heaven]
An angel reaching for the sky
Is it raining in Heaven - [obviously Made In Heaven, or maybe even Rain Must Fall]
Do you want us to cry?
And everywhere the broken-hearted [Too Much Love Will Kill You]
On every lonely avenue
No-one could reach them [Reaching Out]
No-one but you
 
One by one
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun [Spread Your Wings]
And life goes on - 
Without you...

Another Tricky Situation [It's a Hard Life]
I get to drownin' in the Blues [Rock in Rio Blues]
And I find myself thinkin'
Well -what would you do?
Yes! -it was such an operation
Forever paying every due [We Are The Champions]
Hell, you made a sensation [My melancholy blues]
You found a way through -and

One by one [Just One Life]
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun [Spread Your Wings]
We'll remember -
Forever... [Who Wants To Live Forever]

And now the party must be over [Party]
I guess we'll never understand
The sense of your leaving [Leaving Home Ain't Easy]
Was in the way it was planned
And so we grace another table
And raise our glasses one more time [Old Friends]
There's a face at the window [Keep Passing The Open Windows]
And I ain't never, never sayin' goodbye...

One by one
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun [Spread Your Wings]
Cryin' for nothing
Cryin' for no-one
No-one but you

Obviously.







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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard they found some feathers in that tunnel. But it doesn't prove it.


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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nah, it was from a Harrods pillow. Nevermind.


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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Marcos Napier wrote:

Nah, it was from a Harrods pillow. Nevermind.


Not from an angel that picked her soul ;-) ? Well another mistery is away





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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also noticed that Soul Brother had some simmalarities to old songs or is that just me LOL

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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Markman38 wrote:

I also noticed that Soul Brother had some simmalarities to old songs or is that just me LOL

ha ha.
I'll admit, I like musical jokes like that. I just saw some of that in this song as well and wondered if there were more lines in Roger's verse than I was seeing.  







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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

I think the 'drownin' in the blues' lyric refers to the Titanic.  That is, the passengers drowning in the icy cold water.

The 'flying too close to the sun' lyric is a direct reference to Princess Diana driving too close to the wall of the tunnel.



"A hand above the water" is clearly a reference to the end of Friday The 13th part I.  That would have looked great in the video.





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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or the Monster of Montreux euh Loch Ness.


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One by One can also be a reference to Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (ONE two three four five six seven)



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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



me_too wrote:

My apologies if this is a repeat topic - but the search function is not cooperating. I'm trying to figure out the various lyrical references from "No one but you". I see some in the verse Roger sings, but wonder what else is there that I don't see.

I'm not that great a resource for all things Queen or Mercury so I thought I'd ask for help. My guesses are in the brackets. 

A hand above the water
An angel reaching for the sky
Is it raining in Heaven - (Made in Heaven)
Do you want us to cry? (You and I)
And everywhere the broken-hearted
On every lonely avenue (maybe a hidden reference to Sleeping on the sidewalk)
No-one could reach them
No-one but you
 
One by one (clearly One Vision)
Only the Good die young (Good Old Fashined Lover Boy)
They're only flyin' too close to the sun
And life goes on - (Love of me Life)
Without you...

Another Tricky Situation [It's a Hard Life]
I get to drownin' in the Blues (My Melancholy Blues)
And I find myself thinkin'
Well -what would you do? ( I think this answer can be found in Play the Game "It;s so easy all you have to do")
Yes! -it was such an operation
Forever paying every due [WATC]
Hell, you made a sensation [My melancholy blues "I'm causing a mild sensation"]
You found a way through -and (You from You don't fool me)

One by one (could also been Some Day one Day)
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun (Can't believe you missed "the rays of the sun"from Nevermore)
We'll remember -
Forever... (who wants to live forever)

And now the party must be over (Party)
I guess we'll never understand
The sense of your leaving (Leaving Home ain't easy)
Was in the way it was planned
And so we grace another table
And raise our glasses one more time (Teo Torriate)
There's a face at the window (Keep passing the open Window)
And I ain't never, never sayin' goodbye...

One by one
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun
Cryin' for nothing
Cryin' for no-one
No-one but you


Well after some searching I have to admit they are just writing the same songs over and over again it's full with it LOL






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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for our scots viewers.it's about folk that are deed lol.

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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



FriedChicken wrote:



One by One can also be a reference to Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (ONE two three four five six seven)



LOL Galina Frita, LOL






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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gee. Here i was thinking it was about those taken in their prime.