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This post is cheesy and I don't care. Apr. 8th, 2009 @ 06:56 pm
A note of love: This morning, walking home from the bus stop, I was listening to my iPod and the live version of We Are The Champions came on - the Wembley Stadium one.

I love that song, and need to listen to it more when I'm feeling down. The song in general, though I love the live version for this bit:

I've taken my bows
My curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
and I thank you all...

At Wembley, on the line I thank you all, Freddie's voice drops out of the melody into a simple statement, and he sounds both humble and sincere. It grabs my heart every time - he loved the crowds, loved the fans, you could always tell it in the live shows - that energy, the way he was focussed on the crowds, making them a part of it - all those amazing bits when he stops and gets the crowd to sing with him. (Live Aid had a brilliant example of that.)

But the song goes on:

But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise

But this, this is not whining, this is not complaining, because:

I consider it a challenge before all the human race... and I ain't gonna lose

And he soars, every time, on that line, and my heart always soars with him. Hell yeah. Because -

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions -
We are the champions -
No time for losers, 'cause we are the champions of the world

I always feel stronger when I listen to this. Because yes. Go back to the first verse...

I've paid my dues, time after time
I've done my sentence but committed no crime
And bad mistakes, I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face - but I've come through...

Life is hard. Sometimes you screw up, sometimes bad things happen and it's not your fault. I know that's how my life goes.

But I'm still here. I've come through. And it is a challenge, before all the human race...

And I ain't gonna lose.

Because we are the champions, my friends.

As Freddie says the end of the Wembley live version

Thank you, beautiful people. Goodnight. God bless you.

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