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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Does anyone know what Freddie is saying in the chorus (right before 'I don't have no time for no monkey business')?

It sounds like 'Ee-do-day' 'Ee-do-day'

Or is it just sounds-I notice that half way through the song he begins a session of interesting vocalizations. I love this song, and I've wondered about this.

Could it be similar to his clip in the Tribute Concert where he is on stage alone singing these sounds ('Eh-do,ee-do').


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

??


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should you consider reading the lyrics, eh?

And Freddie in his OWN tribute consert?.. most probably dude, definitely :)


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie stole the Freddie Mercury Tribute show as well as Live Aid!

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stole the ROTC show as well.

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Name one show that Freddie hasn't stolen once he's appeared in it.


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great point. I can't think of one.

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

de doh de de

summat like that


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Blackadder wrote:

de doh de de

summat like that


Yea thats what i think it is too.

Its a fun song, i love it. Especially the monkey business part, thats something everyone in my house has said as long as i could remember, and its also the only song ive ever heard it in.

:-D

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Posted: 14 Dec 05, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DreaminQueen wrote:

Lord Blackadder wrote:

de doh de de

summat like that


Yea thats what i think it is too.

Its a fun song, i love it. Especially the monkey business part, thats something everyone in my house has said as long as i could remember, and its also the only song ive ever heard it in.

:-D



It's my favourite Freddie song. He sounds like he is truly having fun doing it:)


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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is a great tune, and yes its definatly sooo much fun!

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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yea ok...

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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ITS DEE DO DEE DEP DEE DO DEE DEP, dee dop dee dop bop did a litta do bop dee bop bop bop,I Yi, yi,yah.DEE ,DO,DEE dep, I don;t have no time for no monkey business I get so lonley,lonley,lonley, yea.Got to be some good times ahead.I Yi yi yi,dickiti dah!!!!hey you asked,what can I say but I'm right. MY internet e mail #if you have any more Queen questions is madtheswine@hotmail.com.


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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

o_O

Ookay.
I like Living On My Own, as well.
It just seems like a contradiction that he's enjoying singing about being alone and depressed.
But then again, the video is pretty good.


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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DreaminQueen wrote:

Its a fun song, i love it. Especially the monkey business part, thats something everyone in my house has said as long as i could remember, and its also the only song ive ever heard it in.

:-D



Actually, it is VERY far from being a fun song. It is about loneliness and depression - which is about as far from fun as one can get!


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Posted: 17 Dec 05, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yea but isnt it saying he doesnt have time for no monkey business, meaning that he doesnt have time to deal with a relationship? And being independent??

i can see where its depressing, but there are fun aspects of the song, such as the beat and the de-doh-de-de... part. But yea, my bad, you're right, lyrically, its sad.
Perhaps thats worded a little bit better.

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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Evening everybody,

I don't think it is necessarily about sadness and lonliness as such. I remember reading a Freddie interview where he said he's talking about a lonely life (in Lving on my Own) but he's having fun doing it!

BTW I love the song, brilliant!!!

Kathryn


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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Bad Guy is such as nice album. It makes me happy listening to it, although not all songs are meant to be for fun...


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

DreaminQueen wrote:

Its a fun song, i love it. Especially the monkey business part, thats something everyone in my house has said as long as i could remember, and its also the only song ive ever heard it in.

:-D



Actually, it is VERY far from being a fun song. It is about loneliness and depression - which is about as far from fun as one can get!





You have No IDEA what sweet Freddie was thinking in that song, dear;)


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 00:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Does anyone know the answer to my original question? ;)


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