Question about the lyrics in the Queen song We Are the Champions.

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  1. PatrickM

    PatrickM Screenwriter

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    I just watched the Queen We Will Rock You DTS DVD and I finally got to We are the Champions and listened to the lyrics.

    When did Queen change the words from, "'ludes are for losers' to "no time for losers"? Or is my memory shot?

    Patrick
     
  2. KeithH

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    Patrick, I always thought the lyric was "no time for losers". [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff_A

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    Patrick, I believe it always was "...no time for losers." I could be wrong, but I believe your memory is shot. [​IMG]
     
  4. PatrickM

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    My memory could very well be shot but for some reason I remember a version where it was 'ludes are for losers but it could have been a special version Freddy did for one of those anti-drug campaigns back in the early 80's.

    Patrick
     
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    There are no "different" or "special" versions of "We are the Champions", Queen never did any anti-drug songs, etc.
    The lyrics were and have always been "...no time for losers".
     
  6. PatrickM

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    I must have always just heard this thing wrong. I should post this on kissthisguy.com. :b
     
  7. Lewis Besze

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    Well just for kicks,on the album Kind Of Magic,the first song called One Vision,at the very end the lyrics should say "One Vision",but actualy one can hear they say "fried chicken"![​IMG]
     
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    You sure? I thought the Fried Chicken bit came from a thing about Japanese cover bands...

    Incidentally, what's a 'lude'?
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that We Are the Champions is a "gay anthem." I don't know if it's true, but if so, it's kind of funny that they use that song at sporting events.
     
  11. PatrickM

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    The 'fried chicken' line becomes rather more obvious if you've seen the Queen documentary (it came out on 3 VHS tapes sometime in the 80s - I haven't seen it in years). At one point the band are shown rehearsing the song in the studio and trying to get the lyrics right. Some very silly rhymes are tried out, of which 'fried chicken' is a final remnant.

    Back to topic - I've only every heard it as 'no time for losers'.
     
  13. David Albrecht

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    Does any body remember that song by Living Colour, "Cult of Personality"?
    I've got a buddy, who for the longest time thought they were actually singing "Coke -ed up Personality" [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    '...no time for losers cuz we are the champions--of the world!'
     
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