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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just noticed how during Hammer to Fall, some of the lyrics are omitted by Freddie, specifically the part about " your body decays". Do you think Queen made the decision to take this out or did Geldof ask all the bands playing to change/omit any lyrics which may cause offence/hypocracy against the subject of the day?

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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

don't think so. - isn't the the full lyric
'build your muscles while your body decays'

if so, this clearly has nothing to do with starvation
the Hammer To Fall song is about world destruction
...is the lyric a metaphor for the nuclear arms race? - ie -

spend a fortune on building your arsenal, and let your country's (education, health, employment, social) structure fall apart ???

just wondered...




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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol I dont think it mattered what the song was about, people may have percevied it as offensive if the lyric was kept on. On the dvd you can see freddie deliberately not singing the line and pointing back at the camera man. Brian seems to deliberately fill in this gap by playing a high note on the guitar.

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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, the camera guy was getting close to Freddie's head and he out spins him and then points back to him as he walks of as if to say I lost that loser. Brian plays a huried high note. Just coincidence.


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Posted: 26 Sep 05, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

vinny2256_ wrote:

Do you think Queen made the decision to take this out or did Geldof ask all the bands playing to change/omit any lyrics which may cause offence/hypocracy against the subject of the day?


If thats the case then why did Geldof himself sing "And the lesson today is how to die"? Why didnt he change the words there? And why did Freddie not change the words to Bo Rhap (Mama just killed a man)? The answer is simple - it was to bring the public back to the stark reality of why this concert took place otherwise you would have had a nice cosy free from reality concert. As for Queen, I still think that Freddie dancing with the camera guy was just a spontaneous piece of fun.


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Posted: 26 Sep 05, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie Is singing it without the mic


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Posted: 26 Sep 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His mic lead got tangled with the cameraman he just 'assaulted' - couldn't get it to his gob on time!!