And they got the joke, and they sort of understood it. So is Deacon reading a newspaper in ? In the kitchen, Roger Taylor prepares breakfast strictly in female schoolgirl clothes from a Japanese manga. The Queen seem to be in another dimension where they find themselves to be four women living under the same roof: the landlady, the grandmother, the niece, the cleaning lady. The version used for the single and the promotional video includes an opening and instrumental bridge after the synth solo not part of the original mix.
Killing Eve 12 Full Episodes. Quiz 3 Full Episodes. The Queen Lyrics Quiz: can you match the line to the song? Louder Together we're Louder. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. We can't possibly play this. When I Want To Break Free was performed live, the singer would don the wig and the false breasts in a callback to the video. They look a bit ridiculous in the masks, but seem safe and sheltered, connected to rest of the world through their large, s style radio.
Scenes of this family, scenes from Metropolis, and scenes of Mercury at the clock intercut with scenes of Queen cruising the Neo-Expressionist skies in their retro-futuristic car. Everyone in the car looks very dour and serious. His red sash provides welcome color in a bleak, otherwise colorless environment. During the chorus, Queen stands in front of a large crowd clapping along with the song. The crowd dutifully claps along. It resembles a futuristic Nuremburg rally , with Queen as a dictators.
Meanwhile, the s British family huddles in their living room waiting for bombs to fall. They peruse a photo album while the video provides a montage of vintage Queen clips as Mercury sings regretfully about the brutal power of television and, implicitly, music videos, making Queen complicit in the very destruction of radio that the song laments.
With every sexual impulse came sirens, flashing lights, and the feeling of imminent destruction. All I could do was cower in the corner. Part of the shock of the scene is that you think the danger has passed and that they are safe.
The music builds as water flows, buildings crumble, and crowds of ragged children reach into the air. Meanwhile, the living room shakes and pictures fall from the shelf, followed by a moment of relief: the worst has passed, and for the first time in the video, the family takes off their gas masks. We see their faces, their happiness, we feel relief they can finally that breathe and be themselves and not worry about the world ending. The song was written in by John Deacon and released in April in A love theme is also present as the protagonist "has fallen in love", "can't get over the way you love me like you do" and "doesn't want to live alone".
Most of the song follows the traditional 12 bar blues progression in E major. It has three verses with one bridge , no chorus and relatively little section repetition. There are three versions of the song: album, single and extended. The album version is 3 minutes 20 seconds long. Its first 6 seconds repeat the basic rhythm played with the drums Ludwig , an acoustic guitar Gibson , a bass guitar Fender and an electric guitar Fender Telecaster.
This rhythm continues through most of the song, stopping only for its first line. The first verse ends at and is followed by a very similar second verse, which is however shorter by one line.
A stacked guitar accompaniment Red Special appears at the end of the second verse , and between and it is replaced by a synthesizer. A synthesizer solo starts at and is assisted by a guitar. The last verse starts in the second minute, it additionally features a synthesizer and a Fender Stratocaster guitar.
The song pauses at the final line "I've got to break free", followed by the fade out. This version was released on the album The Works and on some singles. The regular single version lasts 4 minutes 21 seconds and differs from the album version by the second introduction and a longer synthesizer solo which starts at The introduction is played on an electronic keyboard and is assisted by cymbals , drums and a guitar Red Special.