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Posted: 14 Jun 06, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like those lyrics. I never had a problem with them not rhyming.. :P


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Posted: 14 Jun 06, 19:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its poetry, doll, it just doesnt work to pick it apart and dissect by asking questions like that. as long as it sounds proper, things dont have to rhyme at all.


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Posted: 14 Jun 06, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A lyric doesn't have to rhyme my friend


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Posted: 15 Jun 06, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, if it's the three of them singing, who cares if the styles (of writing) are different? Just because the first is different certainly doesn't mean it'll be classed as a mistake. What an insult to the song. It may not have been planned this way, I'm not sure, but I don't think it really matters. I really love the track.

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Posted: 15 Jun 06, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely "cut it like a knife" doesn't actually make any sense either?

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Posted: 15 Jun 06, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The BIG question is, who wrote the lyrics. Is there only one writer, or is this a collaboration between many lyricists. Further, we don't know when lyrics were written. Perhaps some of the lyrics come from mid-80's and some were re-written after Freddie's death. Just a thought...

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Posted: 15 Jun 06, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian: Say, I was thinking of changing the rhyming scheme for my verse. D'you mind?
Roger: Naah. Freddie?
Freddie: I'm DEAD, you nitwits!


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Posted: 15 Jun 06, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, Freddie wrote/recorded his part (and some piano, too - I think) in the 80s. I think it was supposed to be with Rod Stewart.
The rest of the song was written by the other 3 after Freddie died.


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Posted: 15 Jun 06, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Misunderstood or disregarded?

As strange as this may be to you, it's a song. The time changes in BohRhap are not mistakes - that's how the song is supposed to be. I know your observation is much different than that, but it is really hard to prove a 'mistake' in art.

Sounds cheesy, but it's true.

Either way, I've never noticed this before and will have to keep an ear out next time I hear LML.


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Posted: 15 Jun 06, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=330066><bold>old barrow-boy wrote:

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Well, if it's the three of them singing, who cares if the styles (of writing) are different? Just because the first is different certainly doesn't mean it'll be classed as a mistake. What an insult to the song. It may not have been planned this way, I'm not sure, but I don't think it really matters. I really love the track.

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Not intended as an insult, since I really like the song too. But it's like you make an agreement with your audience in the first verse and then you break the agreement in the next verses. That's a mistake they could have corrected, I think.


There are no hard and fast rules. You write what you want and like what you like. That's all really.

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Posted: 16 Jun 06, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't konw but i think the song is perfect...anywway can anybody tell me in which part of the song occurs this lyrical mistake?