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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of Queen's most interesting B-sides, a shame that it wasn't on The Game instead of, say, Coming Soon.

Roger liked to use clever wordplay in his lyrics, but often the meaning of those songs are rather straightforward. Human Body, though, is much more mysterious than most of Roger's other lyrics. Does anybody have a clue what the song is about?

Here's the lyrics:

They were talking in whispers
In bear skins and fur
Captain Scott and his heroes to be
To have laboured so long
To have made it this far
Ooh it's been such a long ride
Ooh you know it's been a long way
For a human human human
For a human body you see
Can you believe it happens?
Now it happens here
Do you believe do you believe or really care
Can you believe it happens?
Now it happens here
To a human human
With a human body you see

There ain't nobody gets out of this moonlight
Today is surprisingly fair
Oh oh oh oh woo woo

We've got problems the Lone Ranger can't fix
The invisible man couldn't see
It takes a tough guy
To learn some new tricks
Ooh it takes such a long time
Ooh it's been such a long way
For a human human human
For a human body you see
Can you believe it happens?
Now it happens here
Do you believe do you believe or really care
Can you believe it happens?
Now it happens here
To a human human
With a human body you see

You know it's been such a long while
It's been such a long while
Takes such a long time
It takes such a long time
It's been such a long way
Been such a long way
It's been such a long while
Been such a long while
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!
It's gonna be a long ride



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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought it was "there ain't nobody gets out of this misery alive", not moonlight.


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