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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i really love this song. i know it is credited to roger, but i always thought it sounded like a song that john would write. it has the same type of beat that most of his songs have and the lyrics apply to him. to me it dosen't sound like something that roger would write, though he might well have.

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you listen to the Cross track "Final Destination", I am sure that you can hear Roger hum the melody of "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" towards the end.


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song is a ballad, very simple, in a way Roger hadn`t quite done before in Queen, but he had done some of those in his solo albums and The Cross. The harmony (six diatonic chords plus bVII) is very basic for the standard of any of the four, I agree that it`s something John used to do a little more often (e.g. My Life Has Been Saved, One Year Of Love), but it doesn`t point neccesarily to him. Roger in The Cross and some solo albums wrote a couple of tracks with similar harmony (e.g. Happiness).

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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have always wondered if he wrote it about freddie or something about his life, meaning he would rather be younger again then to be a rock star maybe? ^ ^


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

If you listen to the Cross track "Final Destination", I am sure that you can hear Roger hum the melody of "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" towards the end.


Ain't that the melody of Final Destination? I mean, you can sing "you must be my destination" to it. Although it is possible to sing "These are the days of our lives" with it. Is it a coincidence or was it his inspiration for Days of Our lives?


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im sure i seen an interview a while ago that it was about freddie and everything else that was going on,


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Posted: 22 Jan 05, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear Friends isn't a Roger song is it?

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Posted: 22 Jan 05, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear Friends is Brian`s, Old Friends is Roger`s, You`re My Best Friend is John`s, Friends Will Be Friends is Freddie`s and John`s.


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Posted: 22 Jan 05, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#8A2BE2> Linda Of The Valley wrote:

Solo gets me every time...such an emotional solo..I love it..


i totaly agree, very emotional... beautiful song tho.
i know its a taylor track but i thought it seemed more like a mercury composition, i.e take my breath away and so on.


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

Such an emotional song.


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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, emotional song. I thought it was Deacy when I first heard it! Innuendo has some great songs apart from Delilah....catchy but cheesy.


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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

probably the best song roger ever wrote.

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Posted: 07 Feb 05, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

probably the best song roger ever wrote.



Agreed....Innuendo probably Freddie's greatest vocals in terms of emotion, power and range. Love your author's name. Might change mine to Isaac Hunt!


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