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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two questions I've asked before, but alas I forget the answers and I can't find my old posts :)

1. What does "knock me down for a six" mean? Did we ever deduce this? lol
2. Is it just me or is Roger singing part of Invisible Man other than the "Freddie Mercury!" at the beginning?


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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Being English, we use "knock me down for a six" sometimes locally. I think it originates from cricket where you would knock the ball for 6 runs and means in this context that you have scored highly.

It can also mean that because it has been knocked for 6 points the ball must have been hit very hard. "Knock him for six" has been used to describe it when somebody has been punched or kicked very hard.


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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, Roger sings at the very beginning.


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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

also Roger sings all the chorus "I'm the invisible man, I'm the invisible man"...."Look at me, look at me"


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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i thought that the knock me down for a six had to do with alcohol. never mind me though im delousional!


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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought "for a six" was something like "to make sex", considering the context of the song.


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Posted: 24 Jun 06, 00:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

six also means a state of delusion


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