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Posted: 16 Oct 06, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


When reading about The Works album on Wikipedia (yes, i was bored)it said ..."I Want To Break Free" was written by John Deacon out of frustration.

May be a simple explanation for this but i dont understand it. John? Frustrated? About what?

Forgive me if it's a silly question.

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Posted: 16 Oct 06, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought John had a very tough live at that point and he wanted to break free from that. I mean, his music career, he as a family man with his 4 children etc.


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

Maybe John wrote the lyrics that he thought would be good for Freddie to sing. Maybe it was about Freddie breaking free and falling in love, and John just wanted to write about it. ??? Or, maybe not.

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Posted: 16 Oct 06, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He wrote it because he was straight :p


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Posted: 16 Oct 06, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed it's said that the band were fighting a lot in those days, so the idea of the song might have started as a frustration reliever and evolved into a more (lost) love-oriented type of thing.

Remember that songs don't always have to have a deep personal meaning to the writer. Sometimes they change stuff around and just write whatever fits :)

Brian might be the exception since his songs were often very deep and specific, but writing and performing are arts.. like an actor playing a part, the role being the song.. they don't always have to be biographical.

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Posted: 16 Oct 06, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#009933">grapefruit</font> wrote:

And sometimes people just write songs that have nothing to to with their emotions :) Just for the fun of it!


No what Rick said is kinda true


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue>Rick wrote:

I thought John had a very tough live at that point and he wanted to break free from that. I mean, his music career, he as a family man with his 4 children etc.
Correction. He ended up with 6. tho it tru wot u said about da tuff life bit


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:


When reading about The Works album on Wikipedia (yes, i was bored)it said ...




Ahhhhh man your just like me, when I'm bored I go on wikipedia too :)


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 03:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Taylor Nut wrote:

<font color=blue>Rick wrote:

I thought John had a very tough live at that point and he wanted to break free from that. I mean, his music career, he as a family man with his 4 children etc.
Correction. He ended up with 6. tho it tru wot u said about da tuff life bit


In 1983/1984 he had 4 children. Your last sentence is like hyroglyphs to me.


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=Aqua>Retro<font color=1>Love wrote:

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:


When reading about The Works album on Wikipedia (yes, i was bored)it said ...




Ahhhhh man your just like me, when I'm bored I go on wikipedia too :)


LOL! You learn sooo much about stuff and people on that site! I'm glad i'm not the only one lol :D


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:

<font color=Aqua>Retro<font color=1>Love wrote:

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:


When reading about The Works album on Wikipedia (yes, i was bored)it said ...




Ahhhhh man your just like me, when I'm bored I go on wikipedia too :)


LOL! You learn sooo much about stuff and people on that site! I'm glad i'm not the only one lol :D



Yeah...I just love looking up facts on their about things, and I'm a big history buff too, so I like going on their and looking up things on that, plus they have a pretty nice Queen page on their :)


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

My god cat we jusrt listen to half the words. he has fallen in love.... LOVE... Its about relationships.... I dont think he would chanell all his frustrations in to a song like this... Its obviosuly about people and there partners.