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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there

I'm doing a show called Brown Breat at the Harlow Playhouse in Harlow, Essex, UK, and my director has asked me to bring in an emotional Queen song for the funeral scene and I need your help to decide which one I could bring in. Every suggestion counts.

These are the ones I've chosen and I need your help to decide which one I could use.

Save Me
No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)
Just One Life [Brian]
Too Much Love Will Kill You [Brian's version]
Who Wants To Live Forever
These Are The Days of our Lives

Any suggestions on which of these I could use. Every suggestion is very much appreciated.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just posted 'Dear Friends' in the best song lyrically thread. This would be perfect, It's short, very simple with just a piano accompaniment, and the lyrics are a very personal goodbye to a loved one.

'So dear friends, a love is gone.
Only tears to dwell upon.
I dare not say as the wind must blow,
so a love is lost, a love is won.

Go to sleep and dream again.
Soon your hopes will rise and then,
from all this gloom life may start anew,
and the'll be no crying soon'.

Beautiful.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right, I pick Who Wants.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Me too - if the audience don't recognise the song you use as a Queen song I think some of the others might sound too cheerful and rocking, you know how if you don't know a song you don't really hear the words? At least WWTLF has that slightly mystical and morbid feel about it.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another good Queen-related song might just be Dream of Thee...It has kind of a longing for a lost one theme to it, but I agree that the ones you mentioned are better for this....


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yup, wwtlf,
also these are the days of our lives,
dear friends


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know, personally I like tmlwky


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Who Wants To Live Forever or These Are The Days Of Our Lives would work best.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for your suggestions. Unfortunately, I don't have the Dear Friends song. What's the song like, musically and vocally? I need something that brings that emotional atmosphere. What album is it from?


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's on Sheer Heart Attack, very simple song, just the piano and voices



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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

who wants
or no one but u (unless the dead person was/is an old man/woman... :S)


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definatelty Who Wants To Live Forever, get a band to accompany, you'll have em crying... Infact, Forever on its own is powerful enough...


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also think Who Wants To Live Forever is the best for this.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wesi72 wrote:

It's on Sheer Heart Attack, very simple song, just the piano and voices


Thanks. I might ask my dad the next time I see him (he dosen't live with us anymore, my parents splitted up last September) and he has got the Sheer Heart Attack album and as far as I know he's still got it. So if he's still got it, I might ask him if I can borrow it and give it a listen.

What's the vocals like. Hard or soft? Does Brian or Freddie sing it?

I always prefer Brian singing the more emotional songs, which is why I've mainly picked the songs that Brian sang for my production.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie sings it - it was written by Brian though. It's nice enough but I still stick by what I said before.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dragonzflame wrote:

Freddie sings it - it was written by Brian though. It's nice enough but I still stick by what I said before.


Thanks anyway. Your suggestion is much appreciated. As is everyone else's.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The piano version of Who Wants to Live Forever is great if you want to go with an instrumental.

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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

boy of destiny wrote:

The piano version of Who Wants to Live Forever is great if you want to go with an instrumental.


I have thought of that, but already used it for People of the Rainbow, which was a production that I've been in last November. Don't like using the same song twice in different productions (unless I'm doing the same production more than once).


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think tha Who wants to live forever is the best choice for a funeral. Or No One but you maybe.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yesterday I heard for the first time the Russian WWRY Cast doing WWTLF. I was almost driven to tears and I thought that would do a great funeral song for myself. I'm doing perfectly fine and I'm NOT planning to die in the next decades, though :)

Take a look:
http://queenrocks.ru/queen/We_Will_Rock_You_-_Liubov_Nadejda_Vera.mp3

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