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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh lol... For some reason I find "If You Can't Beat Them" so amusing... I love the vocal style Freddie employs in this song... very energetic and clean. The lyric's so cheerful too, typical John. Looks like I'm getting used to my "former" less favourite songs.


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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 21:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its everyone for themselvesssssssssssss

Very underrated song.


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 02:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my absolute favorite Queen lyrics: "Rumor has it that you can play dirty, I'll tell you what I'll do about that....I'm playing at the wrong game!"


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song, 1 of my fav from the Jazz album :D


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 06:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't it "I'll play them at their own game"?

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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is.


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good song, especially live


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

indeed, great song, if you can't beat them, join them


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, Deaky really outdid himself on that one! Very enjoyable -- then again, so's the whole album! (My personal favourite!)

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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol thanks guys! i've been listening to it for over 14 years and always thought it was "i'm playing at the wrong game!" i like this lyric too, though...thanks again...maybe i could hear it better if i didn't have my head up my ass! lol regardless, great song, and very good live, although it can be hard to track down..a shame they didn't include IYCBT, STL, FBG, and It's Late on Live Killers.


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes they were't included on live Killers because of the restrictions on Vinyl size however they could have corrected this for the CD release that would have been a nice touch.

I remember in 79 Live Killers was originally going to be a triple album containing the whole set from the european tour unfortunatly they changed there minds!


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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always had trouble understanding the lyrics on that one. Freddie sings it in a very unique way I think.

Like the way he says "pee-ee-laying" for 'playing'. I used to think it was something like "I'll see you later"

It's also another in a series of songs with lyrics about contracts/management/money, like 'Flick of the Wrist', Death on Two Legs' :)

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Posted: 21 Jan 04, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a great song also in my opinion.they did a good work in studio!


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