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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


What are these songs about? And please don't say AIDS.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Say it's not true is about receiving a letter telling you whether your application to Univerity was succesful or not. Staying Power is about AIDS I'm affraid...

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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as i'm aware SAY IT'S NOT TRUE is certainly about aids and the suffering it bring's if you are a queen fan you will know this from the queen plus paul rodgers concerts, roger does state this at most of the gigs.

Staying power could be about the strength of the band as a unit but then again it could also be about relationships.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power: a simple love song about how one person thinks he and another person might make a good match.

Say It's Not True: well it *is* about AIDS. It's written by Roger for Nelson Mandela's 46664 project, but somehow I think you know that already. It's about how the disease can devastate a life, how it can happen to anyone, and how unfair it is that people in poor countries cannot get the same treatment as we can in the west. Since the song doesn't specifically mention AIDS, it could be about any life threatening disease.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I was actually just kidding, I know SINT is about AIDS, but not what SP means.

Nice one, Fenderek.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 09:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Munchsack wrote:

I know SINT is about AIDS, but not what SP means.

SP- MAKING LOVE, c'mon, what else :)
Oh baby, I want to make love to you- let's get it on, oh yeah...
Hmm- sounds familiar... ;)
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I love the "blow baby blow" bit ;)


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah and also " I GOT 5 DOWN BELOW I'M JUST A SOMETHING DYNAMO" Sounds very sexual in manner.

Regular i think the missing word is.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brenda's right. According to Mr Freestone the song was going to be called "F***ing power"- i think it reflected Fred's "tastes" at the time. I love the live version- it's so energetic.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power is about aids? How..please explain to me.

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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it was electric7 wrote:

Staying Power is about aids? How..please explain to me.

Not Staying Power. Say It's Not True.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power: That Queen was still together after, let's say, 10 years. They kept each other interested. Unless what the press say. (remember Freddie's quote during the London '78 concert?)

Naah, I don't know, but heck, it could be...:P


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power is indeed a reference to Freddie's sexual... dynamics. His "staying power" in bed, if you will.

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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to Peter Freestone one of the working titles of SP was 'Fuc*ing Power', so, well, it says it all!

EDIT: Sorry. See above.

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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BRENDA wrote:

Yeah and also " I GOT 5 DOWN BELOW I'M JUST A SOMETHING DYNAMO" Sounds very sexual in manner.

Regular i think the missing word is.



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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Staying Power is indeed a reference to Freddie's sexual... dynamics. His "staying power" in bed, if you will.


I also heard that. In a biography i have written that Freddie was really into the Munich gay scene when queen were recording Hot Space. Brian didn't like some lyrics Freddie wrote so some things were changed....Makes me wonder if their are more out-takes apart from the available ones


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Staying Power is indeed a reference to Freddie's sexual... dynamics. His "staying power" in bed, if you will.


I also heard that. In a biography i have written that Freddie was really into the Munich gay scene when queen were recording Hot Space. Brian didn't like some lyrics Freddie wrote so some things were changed....Makes me wonder if there are more out-takes apart from the available ones


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why is it so important to know the meanings of lyrics??


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adolfo wrote:

why is it so important to know the meanings of lyrics??


Because it annoys you so.

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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Say Its Not True is about AIDS, Roger told us in NJ right before he started singing it.
Staying Power- well ive never really thought about it


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Posted: 03 Feb 06, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, that sounds like the slang for "virility" (as in the ability to have a prolonged erection). It's either that or I'm way off-course. (http://www.fundiscoveries.com/sex-advice-articles/for-men/staying-power-viagra-etc/staying-power.htm)
I'm not sure if Barry White meant the same thing with his "Staying Power", or why Queen's lyrics specify that "you and me we got Staying Power".
It must be something else then. It's just a hypothesis, do not throw with stones.


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