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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey every1

just wondering, if anybody knows the meaning to some of queens songs. except, please, bo rap, we could go on all day. what i mean is, the songs were pretty subtle. im particularly interested in Hammer to fall, and Under pressure, which i think i already kno the meaning to...
the songs were so great, dont tell me that they were just for fun* or a joke*....




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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's such a pity you don't want to discuss the meaning of Bo Rhap... I'm happy of having found my personal solution from my personal experiences. But it's a sweet secret :)...

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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hammer To Fall is an anti-nuclear war song.

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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Put Out the Fire is about gun control (or lack of it)
Fairy Feller is about a painting
A Kind of Magic is about Pen and Teller
Fat Bottomed Girls is about Bella Emberg

...btw - i made a couple up


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

i was always wondering why pepople say We Are The Champions has messages about homosexuality in it till we were discussing it the other day on another board.
i gues during the 70's homosexuality was not legitimate in the UK, it was actually a felony which carried a sentence of imprisonment until 1989... during the late 19th century people were still doing time for being gay (y'know, if they were caught in action or something), including Oscar Wilde (served a sentence of two years in prison for "indecent behavior in public", or something like that - between 1895-7). Fred was a big fan of Wilde and maybe he saw himself as his successor and the first few lines of the song refer to what hapeened to Wilde -

"i've paid my dues
time after time
i've done my sentence
but committed no crime"

whereas the "victory" lines refer to the gay triumph and Fred's personal uplifting feeling when he accepted his own sexuality and came to terms with it. i think.
what do you think about this interpretation?




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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 19:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can see how some people would think that Bohemian Rhapsody is about Freddie being gay, but it leads more towards the fact that he had AIDS (which we know isnt possible) I do think Bohemian Rhapsody was about Freddies personal experiences, but i dont think it was about him being gay. I think a portion may be about it, as he wasnt really sure if he was gay at the time, do correct me if i am wrong. But Bohemian Rhapsody is a song I dont want to know the meaning to. If we found out the meaning, then the song would, in essence, die. There is only one person who knows that actual meaning, and he will never be able to tell anyone. If i wrote a song like BO Rhap that keeps people guessing like that, i wouldnt want anyone to know the meanings, would you?


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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always been curious about She Makes Me (e.g. the heavy breathing and ambulance towards the end)
Does anyone know anything about that??


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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mercuryqueen wrote:

I can see how some people would think that Bohemian Rhapsody is about Freddie being gay, but it leads more towards the fact that he had AIDS (which we know isnt possible) I do think Bohemian Rhapsody was about Freddies personal experiences, but i dont think it was about him being gay. I think a portion may be about it, as he wasnt really sure if he was gay at the time, do correct me if i am wrong. But Bohemian Rhapsody is a song I dont want to know the meaning to. If we found out the meaning, then the song would, in essence, die. There is only one person who knows that actual meaning, and he will never be able to tell anyone. If i wrote a song like BO Rhap that keeps people guessing like that, i wouldnt want anyone to know the meanings, would you?


Roger apparently knows the meaning as well. Not that he would ever tell though.

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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Didn't it say at the start not to try to decipher BoRhap?


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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't Brian write "All dead" after his cat's death or something?

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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek wrote:

Didn't Brian write "All dead" after his cat's death or something?



'So much ado my lover
So many games we played
Through ev’ry fleeted summer
Through ev’ry precious day'

????? really???? (i hope you weren't serious) - unless Bri was into some serious feline-beastiality



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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he is serious..

I've read in lots of places that that song was about his cat that died. Of course the cat might only have been an inspiration to write the song, which explains those lines.


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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very thorough (TYPO!! ARGH!!). I congratulate you on the amount of thought you put in that last post. I don't really believe that it was about a heroin addiction though, although that is only my opinion.

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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hmm...vivial, all you think is drug?


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

VIVAL!!!!! WOULD YOU PLEASE SHUT UP ABOUT DRUGS OR SO HELP ME I'LL GIVE YOU A VIRTUAL BITCH SLAP!!!! IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT SOME THINGS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH DRUGS!!! AND JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE OBBSESSED DOESN'T MEAN ANY OF US CARE!!!


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I smell bullshit! Considering that Brian, in his book Queen and I, stated that Freddie had never touched drugs in the early days, and that his first high was due to making himself tea which had not had the marijuana buds taken out of it, I have a hard time believing that in less than 4 years, he went from nothing to heroin addiction. Freddie prided himself on being clean in the early years. I believe he got involved in the cocaine scene in the late 70's, but heroin's the granddaddy of them all - pretty serious shit. I don't believe that's what BoRhap's about, unless he wrote it regarding someone else - Jimi Hendrix or such.


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People are always asking me what my lyrics mean. Well I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyse his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there.
Freddie Mercury, In an interview

think about it. we'll all see different things in the songs, but only the writer knows what its truely about. So freddie's songs will be a mystery for ever. as will brians, rogers and johns too probably....

Lovin this quote by the way!!


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

I smell bullshit! Considering that Brian, in his book Queen and I, stated that Freddie had never touched drugs in the early days, and that his first high was due to making himself tea which had not had the marijuana buds taken out of it, I have a hard time believing that in less than 4 years, he went from nothing to heroin addiction. Freddie prided himself on being clean in the early years. I believe he got involved in the cocaine scene in the late 70's, but heroin's the granddaddy of them all - pretty serious shit. I don't believe that's what BoRhap's about, unless he wrote it regarding someone else - Jimi Hendrix or such.


i can't believe you guys are taking this lunatic vivival seriously.


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do think Brian May wrote "All Dead, All Dead" after his cat died. But this cat died when he was still a child...


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