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Posted: 30 Jan 06, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has anyone ever suggested that "Everybody Wants You" is a song about Freddie Mercury? When I listen to the lyrics, it sounds very much like a description of Freddie and his life... "any way the wind blows". What are your thoughts?


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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 00:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've wondered the same thing whenever i listen to that song. It might be, might not, how will we know?
(sorry that was not much help)


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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nobody wants Billy Squier


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Freedom from choice is what you want



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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if Freddie and Billy ever.

On second thought, I don't wonder that. Gross. Stroke Me.

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Billy Squier did a tribute to Freddie at the play called "Mercury: Afterlife of a Rock God." It was very touching and heartfelt. He also had a song on his last Capitol album called "Shocked Straight" which could mean that he may certainly have been gay, and certainly may have written "Everybody wants you" about Freddie. Or anyone. He did have another song on the same album called "Hercules", and while I don't give a shit about who does what with whom, it intrigued me because it was a song about lost love, and one of the lyrics was "But Hercules is not my middle name." The only person I've ever heard of with the middle name Hercules is Elton "Hercules" John. I'm wondering if Billy Squier lost a lover to Elton once.


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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Billy Sqier is gay? no way!

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can hear David Furnish now... "Hercules! Hercules!"

That's some keen detective work there, but he still wears those pink shirts that make him look like a british cigarette.



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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

biggest_fan_K wrote:

Billy Sqier is gay? no way!


Sorry to burst your bubble, honey. But his music rocks, and that's all I'm listening to, right?

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biggest_fan_K wrote:

Billy Sqier is gay? no way!


Sorry to burst your bubble, honey. But his music rocks, and that's all I'm listening to, right?


yes, but i'd like to know more about him

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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yes, but i'd like to know more about him


He collects Turtles, has an ankle tattoo, and enjoys a good showtune.

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mircrowave wrote:

biggest_fan_K wrote:

yes, but i'd like to know more about him


He collects Turtles, has an ankle tattoo, and enjoys a good showtune.


is that true? But is he gay?

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm kidding about the turtles, but gay?

As a parade.

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I'm kidding about the turtles, but gay?

As a parade.


Oh..
How do you know that? I thought he had wife and kids?

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thhensle wrote:

Has anyone ever suggested that "Everybody Wants You" is a song about Freddie Mercury? When I listen to the lyrics, it sounds very much like a description of Freddie and his life... "any way the wind blows". What are your thoughts?


Wow, i never looked at it that way. Interesting.

I mean, I knew that Freddie and Billy were friends; I mean, Freddie appeared on Emotions In Motion and Lady With The Tenor Sax (also on a demo of Love Is The Hero).

Also, Squier and Queen sold out Madison Square Garden 2 nights in a row in 1982. I'm sure it was one hell of an experience, too bad I wasn't alive yet (5 years later would have done it :p )

But it's all good. Excellent interpretation of the song, it could be that way. I knew he put the line "any way the wind blows" in there for some reason!




We can only grow the way the wind blows

On a bare and weathered shore

We can only bow to the here and now

In our elemental war

- Rush, "The Way The Wind Blows"
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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I thought he had wife and kids?


So does (still) the Governor of Virginia. Wacky world we live in.

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

microwave now youre just confusing me. Youre saying that this is Billys wife?

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/VAmainstreet/buildings/Governor.jpg



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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Youre saying that this is Billys wife?


LMFAO!!! I just had a visual of that.

No, just that he came out while he was married. And still is.

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that ain't him. Here ya go:

(CNN) -- Dropping a political bombshell, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man.

With his wife standing by his side, McGreevey -- a father of two -- spoke in calm tones as he described his struggle with his sexuality, "a certain sense that separated me from others." It was something that he said began as a child.


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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how do you know that its Billy Squiers boyfriend? Where does it say that?

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Posted: 31 Jan 06, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we got our lines crossed about 5 posts ago. So for the record:

1. Billy is gay.

2. James McGreevy is gay.

3. I have no knowledge of them humping each other. (hadn't used that word in a while plus I don't know what they call it. Redecorating?)

4. I have no idea why I'm pursuing this. Maybe I'm gay. Let me check...
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Nope, not gay. Happy, yes.