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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what a great song, on the fredd mercury solo videos dvd this is with out a doubt best video on it!

sssoooo powerful! this has got to be one of Freddie's best vocal prefomaces! who agree's?

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yep i agree, ive always thought the same


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the video has a selection of mini clips showing freddie's life its very moving, right at the end of it we see the 'I still love you' bit from these are the days of our lives ;_;

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like the song..but about the vocal i always thought that it was not that powerfull..voice seems to be very squeezy



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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Totally agreed! Freddie takes an ok song and makes it extraordinary. A song that might be completely ruined by some`Broadway singer using too much vibrato is instead beautiful with Mr. Mercury on vocals. My favorite`line: "How can I try" at the very end when he hits that really high note on the word "CAN". Wow, what a singer!


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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah that bit of the song always sounds stunning

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it made me cry :(

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the song, and I love the way he sings it. I always rank it infintessimally higher than "Made in Heaven" - which to me, has its "squeezy" places.

But keep in mind that singing is also *acting* - and it's okay to sacrifice beautiful tone periodically for the drama. I singer must convey the emotion of the lyrics. That's what I get from "In My Defence."

It was good enough for Sir Laurence Olivier, after all.


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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Beautiful song,dears! One of my very favourites.

In my defense
What is there to say?
All the mistakes we made
Must be faced today.
It's not easy now
Knowing where to start
While the world we love
Tears itself apart
I'm just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong?
For just a singer with a melody
I'm caught in between
With a fading dream
In my defense
What is there to say?
We destroy the love
It's our way
We never listen enough
Never face the truth
Then like a passing song
Love is here and then it's gone
I'm just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong?
Just a singer with a melody
I'm caught in between
With a fading dream
Caught in between
With a fading dream
Oh what have I done
How do I try?
Do we live or die?
Oh help me God
Please help me









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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its definately one of my favs too! I try and sing along to it but i cant :( Such a great voice on it. It pushes his voice to the full and just shows how capable he was with it! - WONDERFULL!!!!


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