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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm very sorry if this is a question that's already been answered, but I did a search, and couldn't find anything...
I keep hearing/seeing people bring up the 'hidden meaning' or whatnot behind Who wants to live forever, and am now thoroughly convinced that I am completely daft...what is the 'hidden meaning'? I didn't even realize there was one!

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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they're talking abaout the hidden video of this song on the Greatest Video Hits 2, which I'm not quite sure how to find after all these year.

Of course, I wouldn't want to find it again...it's best left hidden. Trust me.

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Posted: 08 Sep 04, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think what MetzgerR is referring to is something I myself have been curious about....a few days ago, while someone was posting something in reference to someone else asking if BoRhap could possibly be Freddie coming to terms with AIDS (I'll never cease to be amazed when I hear this question), whoever was responding mentioned, in passing, something about "the real reason Brian wrote WWTLF", or something to that effect. (i dearly wish i could remember what topic it was, exactly, that i saw that in...guess i'll have go to post-diving.....*returning from the bottom of the post-dumpstere 5 minutes later* found it....)

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=387197

Lord Blackadder's response to the "question" of Brian building the Red Special. i've just been wondering if he (Lord Blackadder) is referring to the fact that Brian wrote the song in about 20 minutes on the drive home from watching a cut of 'Highlander', or if there's some other piece of info that i'm not aware of.....

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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's about Brian's friendship with Freddie. He heard Freddie had AIDS so Brian thought about the reason of living when your loved ones had to die.

So it's about AIDS


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

are you syre it's about Freddie dying of AIDS, and not just some huge ballodic reference to the Flash Gordon movie?

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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BackToHuman wrote:

are you syre it's about Freddie dying of AIDS, and not just some huge ballodic reference to the Flash Gordon movie?


Flash Gordon????


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

albyboy wrote:

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Flash Gordon????
Well, Flash Gordon was also about AIDS....

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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep Flash is indeed about Aids! not many people know this


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With 'the golden grail' they obviously mean the cure for Aids


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The guy asked whether Brain built The Red Special or not. I said you must know he did, everyone knows. It's the most mentioned thing by and about Brain. Along with the fact that he wrote WWTLF because of the 'subplot' of the Highlander. The love story underneath the main plot. That's all. Sorry for any confusion lads.


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

re: the 'Flash Gordon' thing.....

I was referring to the fact that, towards the end of the movie, Hero (leader of the Hawkmen) shrugs his shoulders at one point and says, "Oh well; who wants to live forever?"

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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not to spoil anyone's fun, but I think Brian's own explanation of writing the song after viewing a rough cut of the film makes the most sense. It's used in the film exactly as he says he intended it, in reference to Lambert's woman getting old and dying whilst Lambert remained the same age. It makes perfect sense for the film and I don't see any reason for a 'hidden meaning'.