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Posted: 20 Sep 12, 08:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

English is not my first languague so is a little hard to me to understand the real meaning.. I like to know about this songs:

bohemian rapsody, why they say: "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me.."

Princes of the Universe

A Kind of magic

Tie your mother down

Another One Bites the Dust

Fat Bottomed Girls

Headlong

Innuendo

The Invisible Man

Killer Queen

Radio Ga Ga




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Posted: 20 Sep 12, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You will appreciate Queen music a whole lot more if you do not analyse it too much.

Just enjoy it.

(Are you seriously asking what Fat Bottomed Girls is about? Are you Medusa in disguise?)

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Posted: 20 Sep 12, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

www.songmeanings.net

People discuss lyrics there, so you should get your answers.


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Posted: 20 Sep 12, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody is freddie's "coming out" song & the bit about beelzebub refers to there being a devil put aside for & to torture every homosexual who will burn in hell for their wicked ways.

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Posted: 21 Sep 12, 05:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

breyes1984 wrote:

English is not my first languague so is a little hard to me to understand the real meaning.. I like to know about this songs:

bohemian rapsody, why they say: "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me.."

Princes of the Universe

A Kind of magic

Tie your mother down

Another One Bites the Dust

Fat Bottomed Girls

Headlong

Innuendo

The Invisible Man

Killer Queen

Radio Ga Ga






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Posted: 21 Sep 12, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

breyes1984 wrote:

English is not my first languague so is a little hard to me to understand the real meaning.. I like to know about this songs:

bohemian rapsody, why they say: "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me.."

Princes of the Universe

A Kind of magic

Tie your mother down

Another One Bites the Dust

Fat Bottomed Girls

Headlong

Innuendo

The Invisible Man

Killer Queen

Radio Ga Ga






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Posted: 21 Sep 12, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God damn, I spent 20 minutes writing a few sentences for each song he asked about, and thanks to the stupid quote system it's now gone and irretrievable. Huuumph

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Posted: 21 Sep 12, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whenever that happens, just click 'back' on your browser and the message you wrote should still be there.

It's a bug in the quoting function. Sometimes you need to press enter before the [/ QUOTE] of the post above yours, and that will solve the problem.



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Posted: 21 Sep 12, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whoops! That sucks!

When I spend a lot of time writing really long comments on this site, I'm always plagued with the fear that something will glitch up, as it often does on the site, and my comment will be lost. Looks like that actually happened you, tomchristie.

I also hate it when I mix up the edit and quote buttons.


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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

junketerQ2 wrote:
Bohemian Rhapsody is freddie's "coming out" song & the bit about beelzebub refers to there being a devil put aside for & to torture every homosexual who will burn in hell for their wicked ways.


I never got that from Bohemian Rhapsody. Maybe I took the lyrics too literally, but I always thought the song was about a poor young man who got caught up in a life of crime (like many disadvantaged youth who end up joining street gangs), gets caught, and is now facing the death penalty. And the song is about him:

- asking how his life could have come to this and what a waste it is ("mama, life had just begun but now I've gone and thrown it all away")
- apologizing to his loved ones for letting them down and leaving them ("mama, didn't mean to make you cry..." "goodbye everybody, I've got to go, gotta leave you all behind and face the truth")
- getting (illogically) angry at his loved ones for leaving him ("so you think you can love me and leave me to die")
- then finally accepting his fate ("nothing really matters to me")

Roger was asked about the meaning of Bo Rhap in an interview and he said something like just look at the beginning and end, ignore the nonsense in the middle (like "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me"!), and the meaning will be clear. (I can't remember which interview it was -- if someone wants to find Roger's exact quote, feel free!)

Also, the meaning of the words "Bohemian" and "Rhapsody" seems to point towards the song being a lament from a disadvantaged youth rather than homosexual coming out.

BOHEMIAN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemianism

This use of the word bohemian first appeared in the English language in the nineteenth century[1] to describe the non-traditional lifestyles of marginalized and impoverished artists, writers, journalists, musicians, and actors in major European cities.

The term Bohemianism emerged in France in the early nineteenth century when artists and creators began to concentrate in the lower-rent, lower class, gypsy neighborhoods. Bohémien was a common term for the Romani people of France, who had reached Western Europe via Bohemia.

RHAPSODY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_(music)

A rhapsody in music is a one-movement work that is episodic yet integrated, free-flowing in structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality.

The word "rhapsody" is derived from the Greek rhapsodos, a reciter of epic poetry, and came to be used in Europe by the 16th century as a designation for literary forms, not only epic poems, but also for collections of miscellaneous writings and, later, any extravagant expression of sentiment or feeling.

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Women are like modern art, if you try to understand them you won't enjoy them." -Freddie Mercury
The songs are like modern art too, if you try to understand them you won't enjoy them! I personally think Freddie had a sub-meaning to that quote, you know, the whole art part.

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow! I'm learning so much about BR. To me it never made much sense, which never mattered one bit.

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whoops! Double post. Sorry!

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Posted: 23 Sep 12, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@ breyes1984

Before reading everything people have written above, please do think whether you should really do this or not. You might lose your interest in Queen, or become homosexual.


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Posted: 23 Sep 12, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Princes of the Universe
about some really great looking guys freddie met in a club in munich called "universe"

A Kind of magic
a song about the life and times of harry Houdini

Tie your mother down
about gay sex with drag queens

Another One Bites the Dust
about AIDS

Fat Bottomed Girls
about sex with gay drag queenswith big arses

Headlong
about blowjobs to huge c*cks

Innuendo
it's about gay sex, the titel is a play on words "in your end, ohhhhh!"

The Invisible Man
about Harry Houdini

Killer Queen
about AIDS

Radio Ga Ga
about listening to DAB radio wih a sh*t signal

hope this helps




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Posted: 24 Sep 12, 03:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lostman wrote:
You might lose your interest in Queen, or become homosexual.


Not if beelzebub has that devil waitng for you :-*

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Posted: 25 Sep 12, 00:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

junketerQ2 wrote:
Bohemian Rhapsody is freddie's "coming out" song & the bit about beelzebub refers to there being a devil put aside for & to torture every homosexual who will burn in hell for their wicked ways.


Are you high, or a bible-thumping maniac?



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Posted: 25 Sep 12, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
Princes of the Universe
about some really great looking guys freddie met in a club in munich called "universe"
A Kind of magic
a song about the life and times of harry Houdini
Tie your mother down
about gay sex with drag queens
Another One Bites the Dust
about AIDS
Fat Bottomed Girls
about sex with gay drag queenswith big arses
Headlong
about blowjobs to huge c*cks
Innuendo
it's about gay sex, the titel is a play on words "in your end, ohhhhh!"
The Invisible Man
about Harry Houdini
Killer Queen
about AIDS
Radio Ga Ga
about listening to DAB radio wih a sh*t signal
hope this helps



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