Freddie was a great musician and the best vocalist, but how about the Lyrics, do you like Freddie as a lyricist?… Do you think that his lyrics were as strong as John Lennon’s or certanly Jim Morrison’s?? If yes, why? which of his lyrics turnes you on the most and why? what do you feel when you hear the them?...
Hi! Great thread.
Well, lyrics are very personal and it depends a lot on one's own experience and background whether it's powerful or not, I guess...it's very subjective, for lack of a better word.
Much better than all these guys together! Freddie was brilliant, serious. Few popular songs, if any, move me so much as "Somebody To Love". John Deacon was great too, I think Deacon's lyrics for "Spread Your Wings" are stunning, this is a killer, one of my favorite Queen songs. Bohemian Rhapsody has a great lyrics, especially because it can be interpreted in so many ways. The lyrics for Killer Queen are amazing, I guess (juxtaposing sexual and political metaphors), "My Melancholy Blues" features some of the greatest love lyrics I have ever listened to, what else, man, "Love of My Life", the lyrics are wonderful, really, people sing it along and never forget it.
Oh, there are many others I don't remember now, for sure, on the humorous side, I mean, "Don't Stop Me Now" is perfect, sensual, but at the same time amusing, not vulgar, the whole thing about the guy going to explode, that's magical, really! Oh, oh, oh, oooohhh explooooode...creating the tension and emulating the coming of a bomb or of the climax (sexual!), it's genius.
I mean, I LOVE YOU FREDDIE, FOREVER.
Thanks for the thread!
PS: Forgot Good-old-fashioned lover boy, genius!
PS2: If you think about deep political wanderings, no, then really Freddie is no match for John Lennon or Bob Dylan (<- this being maybe one of the great lyricist ever in popular music). Jim Morrisson, well, I don't like his lyrics and I don't like Doors, so it's very personal, again. Hope it helped! :-)
Got your pint. Deacon rules: Sammy was low, just watchin' the sow. Realy turning on. Melacholic Blues - loive singing it to my gilrfriend. But they arnt as strong as for instance Made in Heaven or the Miracle this two may take race with Jims The End and Johns imagine, but try to think harder, is it as phylasophic and poetic as Jims or Johns lyrics. name me good reasons why Freddies lyrics are better. I understand that you love Freddie, i love him more then anybody. By the way youre the very first one who answered my very first topic on this site. Ill remember your name. Thanks....
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Good topic, it's hard to say! Ev'rybody here loves Freddie, but you're right, Queen wasn't a ''lyrics group'', it's true, they got amazin lyrics like Somebody To Love, The Show Must Go On or Spread Your Wings, but comparing these song with Bob Dylan tunes (which I think he's the greatest songwriter ever) or Donovan's, you'll see the difference...
Hi! Yes, the reasons. Well, I'll just take "somebody to love" as an example.
In terms of music, it's much more rich and beautiful than Imagine, I guess.
In terms of lyrics, it's much more mature, it's not that kind of childish utopian thing.
Why I love the lyrics? Because...I related to them, a lot!
First: I'm a religious person and conflicts about my faith and so on always happen, and he describes it so beautifully and poetically in the song.
Second: The gospel background which is magnificient.
Third: The individual, everyday struggle of every one of us to make our living and realize our wishes despite ALL ODDS - the proud of getting back home with your hard-earned pay money, working till one aches one's bones (I think most of us here! It can be until "I ache my mind, my spirit", bone here means both physical exhaustion and is also a beautiful metaphor for our mind or soul or whatever is essential in us).
Fourth: The odds. I have been suffering from cognitive problems since childhood (it's a brain related illness). So, when he talks about "water in the brain", "having no common sense", I've been through all that, and that moves me to the...BONES. The bones again symbolizing our whole self.
Fifth: Although feeling the defeat, having feelings of inferiority and low self-steeem (I got no feel, I go no rythm...), it talks about our disposition to never, NEVER GIVE UP (I ain't gonna face no defeat!)
Six: It talks about a different kind of liberty. Not of a political kind, but one's freedom from his own demons - SOMEDAY I'M GONNA BE FREE, LORD!
So, I think this is one of the most moving lyrics I have ever heard in popular music, no doubt, and the way he sings it sends chill down my spines everytime I listen to it.
And it doesn't talk about utopies, political dreams or ambitions, it talks about us, our everyday struggles, our everyday life.
I think it ROCKS and puts Lennon "back in his place".
We will rock you! lol
Of course, kidding about the last part, I have huge respect for Beatles and Lennon's fans, it's just that...I think Freddie's lyrics and compositions are better.
Just my most stupid humble insignificant despicable absurd ignorant opinion, though.
THANKS FOR THE GREAT THREAD.
Yara - shut up waffling shit all the time. John Lennon fans will say his are the best, Jim Morrison fans will say his are the best, its music, its subjective, there is no answer to this question, define 'good' or 'comedy' - it can't be done.
Anyone gets my pint and I will kick their cunt in.