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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did a search and couldn't find anything and was wondering if you guys could help me.

I was wondering what the song "We are the Champions" is really about??? Why did Freddie write it? I want to know if it has more meaning than a football song? Any help is appreciated.

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song is autobiographal.

It is about the rise of Queen (especially Freddie), through sweaty pub gigs and their relationsip with the press, to playing American stadium rock.

It is very sarcastic in that the press had written them off as some sort of 'losers'. This was Freddie's ultimate two-fingered salute.

Below I have attached the lyrics, so you can see for yourself, that it is indeed, biographical.

Brian May at the time thought it was a pretty conceited song to sing, and was only persuaded to become involved after Freddie brought in the anthemic and sporting elements.


I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through
And I need to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions, my friend
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
Because we are the champions of the world

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You've bought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses no pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose
And I need to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions, my friend
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
Because we are the champions of the world


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read somewhere that it was about past and present famous performers and Frank Sinatra's name was mentioned.?


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia wrote:

I read somewhere that it was about past and present famous performers and Frank Sinatra's name was mentioned.?


Sorry, but what a load of p*sh. The song has nothing to do with Frankie-boy or other performers of any era. It is about Freddie. Just read the reply above yours.

Where do these guys get their ideas from?




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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only reference I ever heard in passing to Frank Sinatra was that WATC could be construed as Freddie's attempt at Frankie's signature song, I did it my way, the song that makes 60s era Vegas types get all weepy. Lots of current "rock journalists", and yes, I know that's an oxymoron, tend to view WATC as a gay anthem.


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