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Old 01-31-2009, 11:34 PM
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Killer Queen

Is Queen's Killer Queen about a historical figure? A popular figure? Mistress?

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Old 02-01-2009, 04:30 AM
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Killer Queen Lyrics


She keeps Moet et Chandon, in her pretty cabinet
Let them eat cake she says, just like Marie Antoinette
A built in remedy, for Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation, you can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime, ooh
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation, she spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China, went down to Geisha Minah
Then again incidentally, if you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Drop of a hat she's a willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild..
She's all out to get you

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime, ooh
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try

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In the New Musical Express November 2, 1974, the song's writer Freddie Mercury elucidates on this song: "It's about a high class call girl. I'm trying to say that classy people can be whores as well. That's what the song is about, though I'd prefer people to put their interpretation upon it - to read into it what they like."
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:01 AM
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The total musical images attached to the song make it so interesting that I never gave the words much thought. The enjoyment of the musical presentation was so complete.....

The words do leave a lot to the imagination. Often thats the case in really good songs. Dylan did a lot of that and Paul Simon as well.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:03 AM
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Dunno, sounds like a killer chick

I remember several nights where me and the gang sat around drinking beer playing DnD trying to analyze American Pie. What dorks.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:07 AM
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"Real poetry doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities."

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Which simply means that good poetry isn't precise enough for the reader to know what the author was thinking - what makes poetry interesting is that ten people will read the same thing and give you ten answers about what it means, and that says more about what's in the ten reader's minds than what's in the author's.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:21 AM
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That's modern poetry, modern lyrics.

Looking back at traditional poetry one finds a rather easily discernible theme that is described through metaphor, word play and sound to dramatize the central theme.

Poetry was once a very popular and well-used form of communication recognized for it's ability to convey information in a memorable, sensuous fashion.

Few people not experts in modern poetry read modern poetry today. Except horribly abused students.

This is not unlike what has happened to symphonic music.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:47 AM
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It is my view that words can be meaningful without referring to an object, and that they can get their meaning even without an initial object.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:51 AM
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It is my view that words can be meaningful without referring to an object, and that they can get their meaning even without an initial object.
I agree. Like abstract painting. We each come away with a message that may or may not conform with the messages received by others. It is a message within ourselves to ourselves catalyzed by the painting (or poetry or music).

Personally, I prefer sex with the woman I love than with myself, by myself.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:05 AM
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Personally, I prefer sex with the woman I love than with myself, by myself.
Huh? Where did that come from?
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:36 AM
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Huh? Where did that come from?
Emotion is to art as passion is to sex.

Art that communicates to the self without a theme common to all is like sex alone. It's gratifying in a way. But for me, not entirely satisfying.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:18 AM
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She keeps Moet et Chandon, in her pretty cabinet
Let them eat cake she says, just like Marie Antoinette
A built in remedy, for Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation, you can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime, ooh
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation, she spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China, went down to Geisha Minah
Then again incidentally, if you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Drop of a hat she's a willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild..
She's all out to get you

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime, ooh
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try

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In the New Musical Express November 2, 1974, the song's writer Freddie Mercury elucidates on this song: "It's about a high class call girl. I'm trying to say that classy people can be whores as well. That's what the song is about, though I'd prefer people to put their interpretation upon it - to read into it what they like."
Hey Jimbo,

The all time favorite of the Castro Dist.........eeh?..............
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:27 AM
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Hey Jimbo,

The all time favorite of the Castro Dist.........eeh?..............
As always, no discussion would be complete without the sophisticated musings of matt.

"something's going on here, but you don't know what it is, do you, mr. jones?"

(as a modern poet would say)
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:55 PM
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As always, no discussion would be complete without the sophisticated musings of matt.
Or masturbatings...
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:59 PM
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Or masturbatings...
That should count as an Infaction or Hate Crime?...........eeeh?..
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:30 PM
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That should count as an Infaction or Hate Crime?...........eeeh?..
Nah, just keep it in hand.

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