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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOVE this song, one of my favorites, and I love the video too, but what the heck is this song talking about? I read the lyrics, and I still dont know what the song is talking about, its a very catchy tune, and fun and upbeat, but its kinda hard to enjoy a song, (well, I do enjoy it) but I just dont know what its talking about. I know that no one in here wrote the song, but can anybody give their take on it at least?


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

All i can say is BRIAN looks hot in that video! Wearing his oversized Bart Simpson tshirt and guiness beer in his hand... just a lovely video.

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Go here for doremi's take on it:

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q_FORUM_ID=10&Q_FORUM_NAME=Queen+-++General+Discussion&TOPIC_SUBJECT=The+Weirdest+Queen+Song&Q=484414&page=3


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I must be honest Roger doesnt look his normal self on this video. His looks are starting to fall already there.


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Yikes.

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone care to guess on "Now you've got strings, you're gonna lose your rag?"

"Hoop diddy diddy, Hoop diddy do?"

(Fa la la la la).




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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

? something to do with Brian's beginning relationship w/Anita Dobson and ending relationship his wife..."soup in the laundry bag" is dirty laundry or tabloid rumors. But there's other stuff too..."She used to be a man with a stick in her hand" is that Freddie unable/unwilling to tour? The bit about the hot dog stand reminds me of Freddie's comment about being a musical prostitute. Imho the lyrics of "Headlong" are about Brian's relationships colliding with his musical career "and ya can't stop rockin"


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The video is awesome, is it me or when Roger started getting less hott, Brian started getting hotter? Scandal video for example...Brian looked absolutly ON FIRE ! while Roger didnt really...

or is it just meee :)

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always wondered myself... I love the song though...
I've yet to see the Vid... I cant wait for GVH3 to come out!!!

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it was electric7 wrote:

The video is awesome, is it me or when Roger started getting less hott, Brian started getting hotter? Scandal video for example...Brian looked absolutly ON FIRE ! while Roger didnt really...

or is it just meee :)


You are totally right on that one. I see the same too.

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 23:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back as a teen... me and friends used to sing along with this song in the car. The only thing different was when we sung the chorus. Instead of singing "headlong"... we sang "longhead."

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol @ longhead!!


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 00:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup:


Okay, that makes senses to some extint...


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is what it means:

Dears all of these lyrics are VERY open sexual innuendo double entendre. What the heck do you think this stuff means...translation for those double entendre impaired among us.

"He used to be a man with a stick in his hand." He used to be a guy that could get it up,(as in phallus erect), and spank his monkey (if you don;t know what that means...use his hand...masturbation, aw figure it out!)

"She used to a woman with a hot dog stand." (She used to be a woman that could get it on, alot and have lots of sex with lots of men.)

"Now you've got soup in the laundry bag". Now he can get it up, ejaculate, she can get it on..they can get it on together...as in sex!

Last phallus erect, has lots of slang metaphors as "Stick", Hot dog, tube steak, baloney, wood, pecker...shall I go on.


LOL..THE SONG SOUNDS SO INNOCENT, BUT IT HAS A DOUBLE MEANING, LOL!!!




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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Am I the only one who thinks the line "He used to be a man with a stick in his hand." sounds like "He used to be a man with his dick in his hand."?

Yes?

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suspect that headlong like Tear It Up was written to make a big noise rather than be a Larkinesque masterpiece. I love the song though, Fred gives a really distinctive vocal performanc eon it- rather throaty and mock American.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Asterik wrote:

...and mock American.


:D

Could you clarify for us Americans?


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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beautifulsoup:


Okay, that makes senses to some extint...


Hey, I didn't say it. Doremi did. :)


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup wrote:

Asterik wrote:

...and mock American.


:D

Could you clarify for us Americans?


No problems- I think he sings in the cod-American accent that is often attempted by Brits . Mock as in an imitation not mocking Americans. I'm not trying to offend you! We've forgotten about the Boston tea party!


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, I'm not offended in the least. :) I'm just curious. It's like the time someone said that Brian's singing sounds American - and I fully agree with that.

But - Umm... what's "cod-American?" Does it have to do with vowel colors (broad and flat), or a certain regional sound, or our penchant for hard "r's"?

(Maybe I should just listen to it again.) :D





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