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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what do you think is the best Queen song lyrically, my vote at the moment goes to the Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke, look at how complex these lyrics are:

He’s a fairy feller
The fairy folk have gathered round the new moon shine
To see the feller crack a nut at nights noon time
To swing his ace he swears, as it climbs he dares
To deliver...
The master-stroke

Ploughman, ’waggoner will’, and types
Politician with senatorial pope - he’s a dilly-dally-o
Pedagogue squinting, wears a frown
And a satyr peers under lady’s gown, dirty fellow
What a dirty laddio
Tatterdemalion and a junketer
There’s a thief and a dragonfly trumpeter - he’s my hero
Fairy dandy tickling the fancy of his lady friend
The nymph in yellow ’can we see the master-stroke’
What a quaere fellow

Soldier, sailor, tinker, tailor, ploughboy
Waiting to hear the sound
And the arch-magician presides
He is the leader
Oberon and titania watched by a harridan
Mab is the queen and there’s a good apothecary-man
Come to say hello
Fairy dandy tickling the fancy of his lady friend
The nymph in yellow
What a quaere fellow
The ostler stares with hands on his knees
Come on mr. feller, crack it open if you please



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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we are queen fans...we know the f***ing lyrics to this wonderful song - there really was no f***ing need for you to type them out

still it shows that the educational system is not quite a corpse yet - well done!!! - no really!!! well done indeed!!!


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

chill brensk....

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

chill brensk....


Agreed.

And for the record, my votes go to The Prophet's Song, Flick of the Wrist, TATDOOL, and Spread Your Wings.


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I feel The Show must go on has a great lyrics too.
You know that had to be challenging for Fred to sing some of the words on Innuendo, knowing what he was going through...and what was coming.


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B><font color=#ff7f00>Brenski</B> wrote:

we are queen fans...we know the f***ing lyrics to this wonderful song - there really was no f***ing need for you to type them out

still it shows that the educational system is not quite a corpse yet - well done!!! - no really!!! well done indeed!!!



He didn't mean no one knew the lyrics to Queen songs he said "look at how complex the lyrics are" he didn't say these are the lyrics in case you didn't know them. He was just telling us to observe them. God.

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyways...my vote goes to Save Me. Brian did a really good job, the lyrics are really meaningful.

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think either The Show Must Go On or Bohemian Rhapsody. Save Me and Too Much Love Will Kill You are great, too.


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yea, definitely to The Show Must Go On

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always loved the death on two legs lyrics..


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it has to be show must go on,,
thats a real tough one b/c now im thinking there all fucking amazing!!!*takes a deep breath* lolll


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 20:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I`d go with Innuendo. And Black Queen as a close second.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 20:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo
Bohemian Rhapsody
Teo Torriatte
These Are The Days Of Our Live
Show Must Go On
Prophet's Song
White Queen
and many many more xD


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mine would be ( no order)
Bo Rhap
Save Me
White Queen
Prophet's Song
TMOTBQ
Who Wants To Live Forever
It's a hard life
All God's People
Innuendo
Bicycle Race--- :D
yeah, many many more...



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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

March of the Black Queen and I'm Love With My Car..c'mon...automolove! Best ever!


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with most of what you guys already have up (The Show Must Go On, Who Wants to Live Forever, Death on Two Legs, Bohemian Rhapsody, *You Take My Breath Away*, The Prophet's Song) but I think one is being left out...

Yes, Is This the World We Created...? This song is a short set of lyrics, but those few words convey a very powerful message, especially that last line (like with Who Wants to Live, it's the last line that is the most powerful).

Oh yeah, and Mustapha is pretty good lyrically ;)


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 23:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Yes, Is This the World We Created...? This song is a short set of lyrics, but those few words convey a very powerful message, especially that last line.

Yes, I remember when that came out I was only 15 and that line hit me right in the gut. It still does. I especially love how Freddie varies it live everytime, sometimes breaking character and allowing his emotions to get the better of him. Gives me chills!


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 02:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For sheer simplicity yet very powerful emotion, I've always loved Dear Friends. More than just another song, it's poetry set to music.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fairy Feller's Master Stroke.

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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My two favorites are The Show Must Go On and White Queen. I feel there are plenty of Queen songs with great lyrics but these stand out with the combo of poetic lyrics and powerful music.


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