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

well, i'm asking this for a friend. my friend bought "The Game" and asked me if there was a story behind the song "Sail Away Sweet Sister". is there a story behind it? Did Brian's mother have a miscarriage or something? Please help. Thanks.

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i read it was about him at one point wanting a baby sister


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Kelley wrote:

Once, I wanted a baby brother.

Now, I've got one - and I want it to go away.


aww i'm sorry! i'm the youngest so i dont know your pain.

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or maybe in the same way as BoRhap was about Freddie coming to terms with being gay, SASS was about Brian coming to terms with being a woman trapped in a man's body...interesting possibility, hmm?


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LongLostMercury wrote:

Did Brian's mother have a miscarriage or something?


:O

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he was drunk when he wrote that song, you DON'T want a sister Brian... I have one and am one myself, I know how irritating they are


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually have a theory about this song, but I think it would be inappropriate to have such a discussion in public.

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

I actually have a theory about this song, but I think it would be inappropriate to have such a discussion in public.


No offense to anyone else who responded, but I found this to be the most interesting reply of all.



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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

Penetration_Guru wrote:

I actually have a theory about this song, but I think it would be inappropriate to have such a discussion in public.


No offense to anyone else who responded, but I found this to be the most interesting reply of all.


I agree! (no offense)


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mm, I love this song, and I dont particularily give a damn what it's about at the present time, I just love listening to it, it's absolutly gorgeous.

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Am I the only one who doesn't see how the lyrics relate to a miscarriage?

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as it began wrote:

Am I the only one who doesn't see how the lyrics relate to a miscarriage?


No you're not

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as it began wrote:

Am I the only one who doesn't see how the lyrics relate to a miscarriage?


The lyrics are about a miscarriage. the whole GAME album is about miscarriage. Another One Bites The Dust is the most sadistic song ever

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 22:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Who Live At Leeds wrote:

as it began wrote:

Am I the only one who doesn't see how the lyrics relate to a miscarriage?


The lyrics are about a miscarriage. the whole GAME album is about miscarriage. Another One Bites The Dust is the most sadistic song ever


hahahahahahahahahaha!

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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Who Live At Leeds wrote:

as it began wrote:

Am I the only one who doesn't see how the lyrics relate to a miscarriage?


The lyrics are about a miscarriage. the whole GAME album is about miscarriage. Another One Bites The Dust is the most sadistic song ever


i wasn't relating the lyrics to a miscarriage. i was just throwing it out.

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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 01:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was about a girl who wasn't really his sister, but Brian thought of her as a sister...mabey...


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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I thought it was about a girl who wasn't really his sister, but Brian thought of her as a sister...mabey...


that sounds reasonable!

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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I just think he wanted a baby sister. Why is that so hard to believe?

I wanted one once, but my mum has actually had two or three miscarriages.. Could have had yet another older brother or sister - maybe two - and a baby sister/brother.

Kinda scary... 6 or 7 children.. pfew xD


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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some people have told me that it was deticated to the sister I never had. I love that song. It deeply touches my heart. I wrote a letter to brian on his soapbox asking him what inspired him to write the song, but I got no reply. It's okay though. I know he must be busy.



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