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this song SCREAMS ats

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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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hi members (and long time lurkers)

when i was around 10 yrs old i watched a film thats stuck with me all my life
HIGHLANDER
just recently i watched it again and downloaded the queen soundtracks to it
and one song always reminds me of ats is
HAMMER TO FALL

to me, the lyrics scream ATS
il put a link to utube for the song

and consideration for those that have slow internet etc here is the words

Words and music by Brian May

Yeah
Here we stand or here we fall
History won't care at all
Make the bed, light the light
Lady mercy won't be home tonight

Yeah, you don't waste no time at all
Don't hear the bell but you answer the call
It comes to you as to us all
Hey, we're just waiting
For the hammer to fall - yeah

Oh every night, and every day
A little piece of you is falling away
But lift your face, the western way, baby
Build your muscles as your body decays

Yeah, toe your line and play their game
Yeah, let the anaesthetic cover it all
Till one day they call your name
You know it's time for the hammer to fall - yeah

Rich or poor or famous for
Your truth it's all the same - oh no - oh no
Oh lock your door but rain is pouring
Through your window pane - oh no - yeah
Baby now your struggle's all vain

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

For we who grew up tall and proud
In the shadow of the mushroom cloud
Convinced our voices can't be heard
We just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder

What the hell we fighting for ?
Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all
You just got time to say your prayers
Eh, while you're waiting for the hammer to hammer to fall
Hey, yes, it's starting to fall eh, hammer, you know
Yeah, hammer to fall, wooh, ah, hey, eh woowoo, ha eh hammer
Waiting for the hammer to fall baby
Yeah yeah while you're waiting for the hammer to fall
Give it to me one more time

i hope this song takes some of you back to a time that was enjoyable haha

dave

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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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I'm a MASSIVE Queen fan..... I may have to call BS on your thread here. Myself, and many other's have concluded that HAMMER TO FALL is about living with AIDS. As it was written shortly after lead singer Freddie Mercury was diagnosed with the disease.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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hi sir
i know what it is about
but i can still believe it means something else if i want to
regards
dave

maybe show me a link where queen states that this song is what your saying it is
thanks
dave
edit on 10/25/2011 by davesmart because: no reason



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Many bands/artists/songwriters rarely divulge what their particular piece of work is about.
I have no solid proof per se....

Interpretation

The lyrics at several points refer to the Cold War era in which the band members grew up, fuelling the popular conception that the song was about nuclear war:
For we who grew up tall and proud
In the shadow of the mushroom cloud
Convinced our voices can't be heard
We just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder
What the hell are we fighting for
Just surrender and it won't hurt at all
The term "waiting for the hammer to fall" in the song was taken to refer to the anticipation by the public that Cold War would turn "hot" - or, alternatively, as a reference to the Soviet Hammer and Sickle. The song also contains references to death and its inevitability:
Rich or poor or famous
For your truth it's all the same (oh no oh no)
Lock your door but the rain is pouring
Through your window pane (oh no)
Baby now your struggle's all in vain, yeah, yeah.
The question of the meaning of the song was effectively settled when May wrote on his website that Hammer to Fall is really about life and death, and being aware of death as being part of life. "The Hammer coming down is only a symbol of the Grim Reaper doing his job!"[7]
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Or go to:WIKIPEDIA QUEEN HAMMER TO FALL And read about it.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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thanks for the link sir
just reading now
dave



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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music is about how YOU interpret it. everybody has had that moment at some point where a song seemingly "calls out to you." take it for what you need. that is what mercury would want.
btw just for mentioning highlander and one of the greatest bands ever....Star and Flag.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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cheers
theres a few songs like that another fave of mine is estranged guns n roses
thx
dave



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