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Posted: 23 Jan 11, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Green" is a melodic, medium-paced ballad, whose tone recalls that obscure Queen delight, Mad The Swine (recorded in 1971, not issued until 1991), and ironically, some of the more reflective material he wrote towards the end of his life. "There's a sudden change in me...," sings Freddie. "I believe my time has come. Any moment I'll be drifting to the sun... Green, turning green. Rapidly changing through the bassline, turning green." ("That sounds like the state of Freddie's lyrics at the time!" laughs Mike Bersin.)

I have two questions about this slightly veiled post I read somewhere. I didn't know "rapidly changing through the bassline" was correct.
I also wasn't aware Mad the swine was recorded in 1971. The vocals are very hush, and compelling.

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Posted: 23 Jan 11, 23:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It wasn't. It was recorded in 1972.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So what are the questions?  I see you've made statements, but I don't know what you're asking...


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kacoblin wrote: "Green" is a melodic, medium-paced ballad, whose tone recalls that obscure Queen delight, Mad The Swine (recorded in 1971, not issued until 1991), and ironically, some of the more reflective material he wrote towards the end of his life. "There's a sudden change in me...," sings Freddie. "I believe my time has come. Any moment I'll be drifting to the sun... Green, turning green. Rapidly changing through the bassline, turning green." ("That sounds like the state of Freddie's lyrics at the time!" laughs Mike Bersin.)

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and btw - it's not reflective...it's aspirational and ambition-based...what else do you think that lyric mean?

"my time has come" and "drifting to the sun" are stating that he's ready for stardom and the limelight


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