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Posted: 18 Jul 19, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know its from the musical Time, with a tottaly different concept, but did it also hinted to a different direction?
The words " You don't need me to tell you what's gone wrong
You know what's going on" and the general theme of the song, (apart from its universal appeal) just seem to point to a crisis very prodimenent at the time the song was introduced to the public.
What do you think?

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Posted: 18 Jul 19, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think so. Why everything would be related to AIDS.

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Posted: 18 Jul 19, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I very much doubt it

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Posted: 18 Jul 19, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stelios wrote:

I know its from the musical Time, with a tottaly different concept, but did it also hinted to a different direction?
The words " You don't need me to tell you what's gone wrong
You know what's going on" and the general theme of the song, (apart from its universal appeal) just seem to point to a crisis very prodimenent at the time the song was introduced to the public.
What do you think?






ha ha ha
I do not think that Dave Clark thought about Aids and Freddie when he wrote Time

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Posted: 18 Jul 19, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's about DC knowing that his time was up before he turned into a scarecrow.

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Posted: 18 Jul 19, 21:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aliens (who are actually the time lords from doctor who) put a rock star on trial for the crimes of earth.
The song is quite a lot like hammer to fall, in that it's about humans destroying the earth and time running out, unless we all work together.
The musical existed before Dave Clark was involved but he removed the doctor who related concepts and added more songs.

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 00:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was a reference to Freddie being told one too many times that his food was still cooking in the microwave. He did not need to be told what was going on. The TIMEer was working just fine. Jesus. How many times does this have to be explained?

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I highly doubt it.



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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And by "prodimenent" i mean "predominant". Jesus....

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No no no Time was not about the Aids epidemic because other artists took part in the production as well as Freddie.


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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cold War? Nuclear proliferation? Endless possibilities.

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Posted: 20 Jul 19, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I explained in the post that the song could be about everything. However during 1986 onwards there is a doom feeling in Freddie's work ( in and out of Queen) that is hard to separate given the circumstances. Perhaps i read more into it, perhaps not.

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Posted: 20 Jul 19, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stelios wrote:

I explained in the post that the song could be about everything. However during 1986 onwards there is a doom feeling in Freddie's work ( in and out of Queen) that is hard to separate given the circumstances. Perhaps i read more into it, perhaps not.


It was written by Jeff Daniels so i highly doubt it's aids related.

And I'm not sure it can be about anything as we know why it was written and the Meaning for it in the musical.