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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all. I am sorry if there aleready is a thread like this.
Over the last months I have been very aware of the lyric in the songs we all know so well now.
The reason I made this thread, was to get more out of the songs I love so much.

I am starting this thread to discuss the meaning of the songs.
Some songs that I wanted to start off with is the following:
Innuendo
I´m going slightly mad
Mother love
Its a hard life
Brakthru
Nevermore

I hope we can keep the discussion on a fair level, with no spam or offtopic quotes.

thanx.
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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they were all about AIDS - incl Nevermore
hence: "there's no living in my life anymore".... ;-)


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All their songs were about Pim & Niek, except Don't Lose Your Head, which was just a filler


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

All their songs were about Pim & Niek, except Don't Lose Your Head, which was just a filler


pim and niek:

is that a spin off of nip n tuck?


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

im gonna ride the wild wind!

its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!

joxer replies: but in a nice way :-]

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim & Niek is a comedy duo _O_


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 00:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Way to be nice to teh n00b.

(Wow, I can't believe I just typed that!)


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Way to be nice to teh n00b.

(Wow, I can't believe I just typed that!)


u r teh sux lawlz

jk lol

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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 01:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will create a new site for this. Wait for a few days :)


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 06:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

they were all about AIDS - incl Nevermore
hence: "there's no living in my life anymore".... ;-)


i don't think "it's a hard life" is about aids, because freddie knew after the magic tour that he was infested. "innuendo" and "i'm going slightly mad" are the only songs of them i would be pretty sure that they are about freddies illness, maybe also "mother love", but that's maybe more about death then the illness.

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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rosedewitt wrote:

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

they were all about AIDS - incl Nevermore
hence: "there's no living in my life anymore".... ;-)


i don't think "it's a hard life" is about aids, because freddie knew after the magic tour that he was infested. "innuendo" and "i'm going slightly mad" are the only songs of them i would be pretty sure that they are about freddies illness, maybe also "mother love", but that's maybe more about death then the illness.


have a look at the " ;-) " at the end of my post


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a look at it but nothing happens. Is it about the new album? Don't worry, you don't have to understand me :-)


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

woosh,that went right over their head :-]


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

im gonna ride the wild wind!

its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!

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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

serious guys.

I recall Freddie said something about Breakthru.
It is about breaking down "the baricade" you have in your life and start over again. Kinda like I want to break free. Am I right?

Nevermore, I guess is about loosing someone you love. And feel like "theres no living in my life anymore" Right?

When reading the Innuendo lyric I feel like there is a mood, that tells me that the teller is some kinda god that arent into the humans way of life and tell about the thin line of what we do here on earth. what do you think?

Sorry if this is hard to get the sense of.
I am not that good at expressing myself in english.



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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sandrew wrote:

Sorry if this is hard to get the sense of.
I am not that good at expressing myself in english.


I disagree!



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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sandrew wrote:

serious guys.

Nevermore, I guess is about loosing someone you love. And feel like "theres no living in my life anymore" Right?

i'm hazarding a guess here...but i don't think this was about anything specific....this song was part of the "middle-section" of the embryonic "bo-rhap" - ie Fairy Feller/Nevermore/March of Black Queen
so i think Freddie wrote as a complement to the other two tracks...ie FF = fast n furious, March = a nice buildup for the climax...and Nevermore was the "stop and catch your breath moment"...i think he just wrote lyrics to fit the style of the song...


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brenski.
You might have a good point.
You tinhk of these songs as some kinda consept?

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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I am starting this thread to discuss the meaning of the songs.
Some songs that I wanted to start off with is the following:
Innuendo
I´m going slightly mad
Mother love
Its a hard life
Brakthru
Nevermore

Well I will be fair unlike this college of witcrackers. To me Innuendo is about trying to survive and "be yourself" and surrender your ego in a challenging world. It's a battle for infinity but it's one worth fighting.

IGSM is a witty music hall song about going insane- there are darker shades of AIDS there but it's masked by this comic veneer. "I'm not my usual top billing" could well be a reflection on Mercury's growing anonymity. Live appearances dried up to occasional glimpses with a doctor. Ultimately, however, Fredie's vocal delivery reminds me of Bono's mr Macphiso character- a demented, over-the hill thespian with a few tales to tell to whoever can be bothered to listen.

Mother Love is more explicitely about AIDS. It was written just months before the end and the lyrics "Out in the city in the cold world outside/ I don't want pity, just a safe place to hide" evoke that fear and distress.

It's A Hard Life is a great song about love. It's about "waiting for something to fall from the sky", it's about controlling love rather than the other way round when it "cuts you down to size". I gues it's a reflection on Freddie's own frustrations at not finding "true" love.

Breakthru is a fairly simple song, thematically. The narrator has met a woman he likes ("I get religion quick/ Cos you're looking divine, is an inpsired couplet) and wants to win her. It's that breakthru he's looking for, making her smile, forging a connection that leads to love.

Nevermore seems to be about unrequitted love. The object of the narrator's attentions has sent him to "Nevermore" this barren, inhospital place. It's a place more inside the their head perhaps.


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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thanx miami vice!

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Posted: 13 Jan 07, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, what about We are the champions?
I have hears it was about being gay.
What do you think/know?

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Posted: 13 Jan 07, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To my feeling WATC is not a song about being gay, but about life as a challenge and that only the fittest will survive and in the end become 'Champions'.