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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have a question, did they ever performed that song completely live? i've heard only start music versions, but the best part:
They freeze me they burn me
They squeeze me they stress me
With smoke-blackened pistons of steel they compress me
But no-one, but no-one, but no-one can wrest me away
Back to Humans.

i've never heard alive, it's amazing song...

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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Instrumental snippets were performed during Spike's keyboard solo.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A good song that. Depressing lyrics, though.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

During the Works tour they kicked off the show with Machines intro. But, i think thats about it.


"It’s not often we play in daylight, and I fucking well wish we did before, I can see you all now. And there are some beauties here tonight, I can tell you!" ;)
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Posted: 08 May 06, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Question about another part of the lyrics.
what the hell does It’s self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised mean?

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Posted: 08 May 06, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised' means that all the robots want to do is become the new humans....just read the lyrics darling, it should make a little sense.....gotta love it when Roger and Brian write a song together... =)


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Posted: 09 May 06, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Machines and Keep Passing The Open Window (or something like that)... are great songs indeed. Too bad they were never done live. Machine intro in Last Live in Japan (or whatever the name) concert is really strong and kicks ass. They should have done both live.

And since we're on the subject Nevermore would be a very poweful song in live performance. I still can't understand why Freddie refused to perform it live. I wonder what compelled him to write it and never sing it again. Also Dear Friend, what a jewel.