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Queen - Another One Bites The Dust - Lyrics Meaning

Another One Bites The Dust by Queen was released in 1980 and reached number 1 in the US charts and number 7 in the UK charts.

The lyrics to this song were inspired after the writer saw a documentary on the St. Valentines day Massacre.

If you don't know that it is quite hard to understand what the lyrics are about.

They describe a man walking silently down a street with his hat covering his face carrying a machine gun.

The words of the song are building up an atmosphere describing what is about to happen, is there going to be some kind if fight and if so who with, who will he start shooting?

The song then takes a twist when he starts singing about someone who has wronged him, a lover perhaps, who left him with nothing and with nowhere to live.

The song ends with bullets being fired and another one biting the dust so you can only imagine that he has gone looking for an ex lover and he has killed them for the way they treated him.

There is some controversy over this song because it is claimed that if it is played backwards you can hear the words 'Decide to smoke marijuana' several times quite clearly.

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