Queen: Who Knew?

by ShadowStalker on October 7, 2004 · 7 comments

in Entertainment

Is it just me, or is every one of Queen’s songs about being in the closet?  This is an argument AM and I have had for awhile (though he probably doesn’t know it).Don’t get me wrong, I like Queen.  There’s nothing wrong with being in or out of the closet, or not even owning a closet.  I don’t care.  It’s just that, with all the Queen songs that are being used for commercials lately, I can’t help but notice that they’re all cries for understanding.

The evidence is so copious that I have to put it behind a tastefully decorated screen:

  1. Somebody to Love:

    “Can anybody find me somebody to love?

    Each morning I get up I die a little

    Can barely stand on my feet

    Take a look in the mirror and cry

    Lord what you’re doing to me

    I have spent all my years in believing you

    But I just can’t get no relief,


    Somebody, somebody

    Can anybody find me somebody to love?

    Everyday – I try and I try and I try –

    But everybody wants to put me down

    They say I’m goin’ crazy

    I’m ok, I’m alright

    Ain’t gonna face no defeat

    I just gotta get out of this prison cell

    Someday I’m gonna be free, lord!”
  2. Under Pressure
  3. Who Wants to Live Forever (about the vanity of youth)
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody (about being persecuted for something that you felt you had to do)
  5. Breakthru:

    “Breakthrough these barriers of pain

    Breakthrough to the sunshine from the rain

    Make my feelings known towards you

    Turn my heart inside and out for you now

    Somehow I have to make this final breakthrough

  6. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
  7. I Want to Break Free:

    “I want to break free from your lies

    I’ve fallen in love for the first time

    And this time I know it’s for real”

Oh, and the band was named Queen.

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  • http://www.transbuddha.com Davion

    Your insights never seem to amaze me…..

    However!  You forget “Flash!!!!! Ahhhh ahhhh “

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Uh, hello? Who wants to live forever was about the pain of watching your loved ones die while you go on, duh.  Haven’t you seen Highlander?

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Then it better relates to the AIDS epidemic in the early eighties.

  • Oraxis

    Hmmmm…a little too insightful, Troy.  Try to dumb it down a little.

    I think that when Vanilla Ice stole the riff from “Under Pressure”, he somehow inherited a piece of that Queen angst, and it wrought his career’s demise.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    You don’t think it was just his crappy music?

  • Oraxis

    No, actually I think it was his negative attitiude.  What a bad role model.  His mother should be ashamed.  Now, The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff, that’s a good, clean rap duo that’s going somewhere.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    ahh, poor Jazzy Jeff.  Wonder what he’s doing these days?  Last I saw him, he was being thrown out the front door by Uncle Phil.

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