All God’s People meaning

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All God’s People meaning

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Hi Guys! I thought I’d add this thread, because the question keeps on coming back to me. What do you think is the real meaning of All God’s People. The 1st minute is a bit in the style of Mad, the dark aspect, and then it gets too the evangelical happiness and optimistic music, and then again back to a psychodelic aspect. It could be sarcastic, because Freddie was one year ahead from dying. It could also show his affection to the christians.

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This song is created during the barcelona sessions under name Africa by night.

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So in 1987/1988, 3 or 4 years before his passing

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Beautiful song. Probably added to the miracle box in demo version.

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WJ1977 wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:47 am Beautiful song. Probably added to the miracle box in demo version.
Thanks! I should really go through the queenpedia site, where I think your info came from? It did remind me of those beautiful African choirs! Thanks for the info!

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it's possible that the meaning is "these are the words we can think of".

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Generic username wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:23 pm it's possible that the meaning is "these are the words we can think of".
My thoughts exactly.

Also, Freddie loved gospel. This is gospel. I think looking at it any deeper than that is tricky territory. I wouldn't presume Freddie is showing any sort of affection toward Christians. I think it's simply the topic that fit the style best. But hey, I could be wrong too.

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I would love to hear an a capella version of this song. By far my nr 1.

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WJ1977 wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:45 pm I would love to hear an a capella version of this song. By far my nr 1.
Yeah me too! The 'gotta face up'part and the ah-hum backing vocals are W-O-R-L-D-C-L-A-S-S

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Not wishing to offend people but this is one the few Queen songs I've never liked. I've never really understood the meaning of it. To me it's almost gibberish that's how much I don't like it. Sorry everyone.

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