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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NO - DON'T SHOOT! I KNOW we've had this topic before, but this is something a little different. I have to do this project on effective music for one of my classes, and since they have a wide variety, I've decided to use Queen as my subject. Opportunity, opportunity...

Anyway - the title should explain itself. Either give me songs or individual lyrics that are either very good or very bad. Spare me the torments and don't name Body Language, okay? I know that has bad lyrics.


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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 15:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The show must go on i think are some of Queen's best lyrics , also killer queen, play the game,bohemian rhapsody,prophets song,good old fashi.............................................................. the list goes on


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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

o_O

I had GOFLB down as one of my bad songs. Just a tad too lipsticky for me.

I agree on all the others, though.

I personally think 39's got their best lyrics. Worst, excluding Body Language, has to be Don't Try Suicide. I would quote the lyrics, but I'd never stop laughing again.


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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

father to son lyrics....need i say more??

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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Worsts gotta be Rock It and Machines.

The first one is full of nonsense verses, the second is just crappy cyber-language.

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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about their best, but I find the lyrics to 'White Queen' to be very striking. I also agree with many of the other songs listed here...so, I probably wasn't much of a help at all, sorry!

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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Something like 'Coming Soon' and 'Party' are not very good, IMHO.

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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo, Under Pressure, The Prophet's Song and White Queen are a few that have great lyrics. The not so good? Dancer, Fun It and Party.


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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe this is obvious, but I always thought We Are The Champions had great lyrics. Simple, direct, everyone gets 'em. And the result is a timeless anthem (proof that they speak to more than one generation). Bring Back That Leroy Brown & Seaside Rendezvous always tickled me. Jealousy is a more serious example of good stuff, too, I think.

As for bad... the bewildering Delilah? the numbingly daft Calling All Girls? the overly smarmy The Miracle or Friends Will Be Friends?

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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The best lyrics,



Oh rock of ages do not crumble
Love is breathing still
Oh lady moon shine down
A little people magic if you will.

And the worst has to be Delilah.

And then you make me slightly mad
When you pee all over my Chippendale suite.

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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

An AWESOME example of good (more like perfect) lyrics is "The Show Must Go On". As for bad lyrics... I'm not too sure. :P


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 08:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THE ABSOLUTELY BEST LYRIC HAS TO BE "IT'S A HARD LIFE"!!! more touching lyric and melody you never find I think...Also the Songs "Take My Breath Away", "Jealousy", "Love Of My Life", "Life Is Real", "Lily Of The Valley", "Keep Passing The Open Window", "Liar" and "Nevermore" has a VERY GOOD lyric in it!

I dont like the lyric in "Don't Lose Your Head" and "Calling All Girls"..and they're not good songs in other ways either:S just the voice of Mercury makes them well-listening!


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alot of Brian songs are excellent lyricly. Save Me, All Dead All Dead, It's Late, WWTLF and Sail Away Sweet Sister for ballads. But he could also write great lyrics for hard songs like Hammer To Fall and The Show Must Go On.


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mustapha = very very brainless

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best Lyrics: These Are The Days of our Lives
Bohemian Rhapsody
No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)
Hammer To Fall
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Save Me
Who Wants To Live Forever
One Year of Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You
A Winter's Tale
Let Me Live

Worst Lyrics: Another One Bites The Dust
Body Language


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fu(n)ster wrote:

mustapha = very very brainless


What a great nickname, buddy ;)

Well in my opinion 'Mustapha' lyrics can't be blame, 'cause they've been especially wrote in that 'brainless' way.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best:
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Prophet´s song
Show must go on
Sail Away swee sister (probably the best in my opinion)

Worst:
Mustapha (a funny song though)
Don´t lose your head





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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fu(n)ster wrote:

mustapha = very very brainless


Well I can't tell if you're right or wrong, because I don't understand half of the lyrics :P


For me the best lyrics have:

White Queen
Death On Two Legs (if only everyone could swear and offend in such an intelligent way...)
Don't Try So Hard (words of wisdom)
The Show Must Go On
Seven Seas Of Rhye
The Prophet's Song
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Innuendo
I'm Going Slightly Mad (very poetic IMO and I love its metaphors)
Lily Of The Valley (the same as above)
Life Is Real (so true...)
Who Wants To Live Forever (simple but so meaningful)
White Man

...and many more.

The worst lyrics IMO have:

Body Language
Calling All Girls
Party
Machines
Tear It Up
Man on The Prowl
Staying Power
Dancer




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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

best:
white queen
someday one day
39
drowse
it's late
goflb
sail away sweet sister
under presssure
radio ga ga
was it all worth it
mother love
innuendo
tsmgo
days of our lives
bijou

worst:
quite all hot space
delilah



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Posted: 21 Nov 04, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we can all agree on this one as being the worst, if not at least on the top ten:
Headlong!