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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering if freddie ever wrote a song for or about mary austin. Or does anyone think there might be a song that could be about her. I only ask because usually people write love songs when they're in love and maybe he wrote a song about her in the 70's. Well what do you guys think?


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt so. why would he write to her "you`ve hurt me, you`ve broken my heart and now you leave me" if she hadn`t left him and (as far as I know) she hadn`t broken his heart or hurt him. That`s more the kind of song she would write for him imo


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure if the lyrics are Freddie's or Brian's or both but I always thought Mother Love, at least the first verse, was about Mary.


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought mary was the one who broke his heart i mean if he had really been the one to leave her he probably wouldnt have lived with her afterwards. I mean if he still loved her he would want to be close to her.


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 04:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and Freddie wrote love of my life! I thought maybe take jealousy or you take my breath away!


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 05:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Lily Of The Valley', according to Brian in an article in MOJO magazine.

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am forever searching high and low
But why does everyone tell me no
Neptune of the seas an answer for me please
The lily of the valley doesn't know

I lie in wait with open eyes
I carry on through stormy skies
I follow every course my kingdom for a horse
But each time I grow old
Serpent of the Nile relieve me for a while
And cast me from your spell and let me go

Messenger from seven seas has flown
To tell the king of Rhye he's lost his throne
Wars will never cease
Is there time enough for peace?
The lily of the valley doesn't know


Doesnt sound like it would be to her


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 06:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe You take my breath away maybe was written to a jealous Mary:

"Don't leave me here all by myself"
"Look into my eyes and you'll see I'm the only one"



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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Azertyuiop wrote:

Probably Don't Try Suicide or Fat Bottomed Girls or Tie Your Mother Down


Oops! Fat-Bottomed Girls and Tie Your Mother Down are written by Brian...


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AG sorry to disagree, but according to a very close friend of mine who knew FM personally and the person "You Take MY Breathe Away" was written for, David Minns, FM's lover at the time.

According to my source, David Minns was absolutely "devasted" when he heard the song, it is a beautiful love song one of FM's finest IMHO.

Kriz ;o)


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Krizzy wrote:

AG sorry to disagree, but according to a very close friend of mine who knew FM personally and the person "You Take MY Breathe Away" was written for, David Minns, FM's lover at the time.

According to my source, David Minns was absolutely "devasted" when he heard the song, it is a beautiful love song one of FM's finest IMHO.

Kriz ;o)



Very interesting! Thanks Kriz!


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brianmay1975 wrote:

Azertyuiop wrote:

Probably Don't Try Suicide or Fat Bottomed Girls or Tie Your Mother Down


Oops! Fat-Bottomed Girls and Tie Your Mother Down are written by Brian...


I think you haven't understand the joke.

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Krizzy wrote:

AG sorry to disagree, but according to a very close friend of mine who knew FM personally and the person "You Take MY Breathe Away" was written for, David Minns, FM's lover at the time.

According to my source, David Minns was absolutely "devasted" when he heard the song, it is a beautiful love song one of FM's finest IMHO.

Kriz ;o)


true indeed, great song, and Freddie must have really care for the guy


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did you really have to mention that the song was writen for a guy?


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why should it matter?


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whisperer wrote:

Did you really have to mention that the song was writen for a guy?


it's the truth, he wrote it for a dude
and what does it matter?
it easily applies for a female too, that's what I love about Freddie's writing, not like George Michael, his songs are for dudes only :P


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, Mex! :o*

BTW, a love song is a love song. Whether it was written man to man, man to woman, woman to woman or anywhere in between.

Love is universal and so are deep feelings.


Kriz ;o)


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Freddie ever did actually write something specifically for Mary. Maybe he did refer to her in some songs ('when I grow older I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you'). Maybe she wasn't important enough for a song to herself ;-) The only person who could ever know the answer is Freddie himself.