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Posted: 04 Jun 04, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What does this expression mean?


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Posted: 04 Jun 04, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it means don't jump. It's kind of an anti suicide song.


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Posted: 04 Jun 04, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I understand it as keep passing the opportunities, the chances (for a better living). Just believe...


To make sure you find

You've got nothing to lose

You don't need nobody else... but me!
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Posted: 04 Jun 04, 23:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the excellent Biography on this site...

"Jim Beach was currently involved in the process of producing a film version of the book "The Hotel New Hampshire" and asked Queen if they would like to score the soundtrack. Initially the group were very keen on the idea and set about reading the novel for themselves. However as work progressed in the studio, they felt that the music they were creating was not right for the film. It was then proposed that two albums be released - one Queen album and one sound track album. However, Queen found that their album was taking too much of their time, and had to stop work on the sound track. One song from the sound track album remained though, "Keep Passing Open Windows", which was phrase used throughout the book to signify hope."


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, Queen were working on another soundtrack? Interesting... I wonder if they had never recorded some stuff and save it.


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeh, from the horses mouth...

Freddie (1984): "When I write a song, I have in the head what the others can do and it's used as reference. But sometimes I do it knowing that it'll be difficult for everyone. It's my challenge. For example, I had written Keep Passing The Open Windows for the film Hotel New Hampshire but it was finally refused so I had to change it completely so it could be adapted to 'The Works'"

John (1983): "Freddie and I went to Montreal to meet Tony Richardson, who's making a film called "Hotel New Hampshire". It's based on the novel by John Irving who also wrote "The World According To Garp". Freddie is writing at the moment and we may do some recording for it later this year"



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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The 'cheer-up' or anti-suicide theme popped up many times in the Queen catalogue, so this was a fitting title & song for them. I've seen the movie - it's quite strange and I can't imagine Queen music working with it.

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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's just one of those nonesense words that don't mean anything, like "chitty chitty bangbang" and "give peace a chance."


You lead a fairytale existance,

But into every life a litte

Rain must fall.
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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Billie wrote:

I understand it as keep passing the opportunities, the chances (for a better living). Just believe...


Me too. And I love it that way. That's why it's in my quote for a long time now.

Cheers,

Ogre


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