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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 What do you think? Which Queen's song is most wistful? Or does it's lyric mean a lot to you? And why (if not a secret)?







For me it's Too Much Love Will Kill You - as a warning for me that you should not give yourself all away for something or for somebody. It's probably wisely to save yourself for the greater good:)



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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Valentine '90 wrote:





 It's probably wisely to save yourself for the greater good:)







Yes, save yourself, FOR GREAT JUSTICE!(and take off every zig)




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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its A Hard Life



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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

agree absolutly to It's a Hard Life:

You win - you lose
It's a chance you have to take with love

says everytihng...

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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 20:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Body Language definitely. haha just kidding. For me, probably, um...Drowse. I honestly don't know why. Its just something about the lyrics are really intriguing. I don't know. I'm also a sucker for the sad songs so that also may be a reason.


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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm torn between One Vision, Under Pressure, Innuendo, The Miracle, Is This The World We Created?, All God's People, and The Show Must Go On because they are timeless pieces. You can say that each of these songs were written for current events.  Nothing's changed. Queen had great insight into how sick the world was/is and the struggles to live in it.


and on, and on........till the end of time.
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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Somebody To Love". The lyrics are so eloquent, as well as Freddie's vocals, that there's nothing really left to say. It's a moving, wise and poignant song with an amazing universal appeal. Freddie managed to reach this effect while imbuing the song with a very personal mark which prevents it from being a collection of cliches and commonplaces, as many "universal songs" are.
 
"Spread Your Wings". That pattern of behavior - Sammy's, that is - is a syndrome, really - and it's all very beautifully and cleverly addressed in the song. A wonderful song, anyway.

"Under Pressure". Talks to everyone by talking to a few - the definition of good lyrics.  

And, well, probably We Are The Champions. But then I really abhor any kind of defeatism, so that's probably the reason I like the song so much.
 
That the four songs are much more about personal struggles than utopian cliches helps improving their lyrical content as well, to my taste.      



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Posted: 23 Sep 09, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Prophets' Song.
 "Ahh, aah, children of the land/love is still the answer take my hand."  Wise then, wise now, wise a thousand years ago and a thousand years from now.


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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 00:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely It's a hard life and Somebody to love. Only a genius could write and sing those songs in this way.

The way of Freddie sings "life is though on your own" is more expressive than any other words.
I think that HardLife and Somebody to love are pure samples of how his songs born from his soul.

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You Take My Breath Away.

Quite simply,a beautiful romantic song written by a genius.


I never forget a face,

but in your case i'll be glad to

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Prophet's Song- mysterious, Bohemian Rhapsody- intriguing, Sail Away Sweet Sister- sweet and nice, These Are The Days Of Our Lives- beautiful, I Want It All- very true:), the last line of White Man- wise, Good Company- jolly lesson. And I adore Brian's Resurrection.

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish this came from 'The Prophet's Song', as it really sums up QPL rather nicely.
It also succinctly summerises George Orwell's "Animal Farm",
or for those too lazy to read, try listening to 'The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again".

"Prostitute yourself he says,
castrate your human pride
Sacrifice your leisure days
Let me squeeze you 'till you've dried
Don't look back
Don't look back
It's a rip off... "

It must be a very fine line between spam and whoredom.




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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Delilah.

No explanation necessary.

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to hate Drowse but when I first read the words it became my favourite song, summed up my school years in a heartbeat, especially boring Sundays, I used to hate Sundays (now I am an adult I LOVE having nothing to do on Sunday!)


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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Delilah.

No explanation necessary.

Explain to us, please.








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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"You give me kisses and I go out of my mind".

Somewhere, in there, the secret lies...

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the lap of the gods...revisited.

Life is real (don't particularly LOVE the song but the sentiment gets me everytime)

Nevermore

That line from Save Me that everyone loves - 'I hang my head and I advertise a soul for sale or rent'.

Mmmm - it's hard to separate the lyrics from the syntax and the melody - Don't try so hard.

And the show must go on - it makes my stomach flip and not in a good way.


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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't try Suicide & Coming Soon  from "The Game"

"When you do it, all you do is get on my tits"
"Somebody nagging you, when you are out with the boys"

Does those two lines refer to married life? lol.




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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 20:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably "Good Company".  Other than that, there are moments, but Queen didn't have too many profound lyrics IMHO (and I think Freddie especially agreed with that)...Queen were generally more about the music than the lyrics I think....


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Posted: 25 Sep 09, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian could write some pretty good lyrics when his muse was in full force.

I love the lyrics at the end of White Man:

"What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone
A man who learned how to teach
Then forgot how to learn"