Every couple of weeks our ‘celebration’ song changes.
Even though for the longest time, the song has been from the same band.
We might put on our celebration song whenever we just want to celebrate. So like, today, after I finished work, and baby girl and I had our coffee break…
It was celebration song time.
The celebration song can come on as I’m prepping dinner. It can come on as I’m washing dishes. Hell, it’s been known to come on after breakfast on a Saturday morning, and I put it on extra loud just because, you know, make sure the neighbours are properly awake and all.
The most recent celebration song comes from the Queen II album. And what an album it is. The music as a whole is unapologetically loud.
It is in your face, rock, heavy, the lyrics are full, and it takes over all your senses.
And I love it.
By the time track 10 comes around, it reaches its pinnacle of loud. If you were struggling until now, well just go away, this music is too much for you. You can’t escape the music. You just can’t. Even the lyrics don’t have a break. There are no pauses.
It keeps going and going and going.
Funny How Love Is. Baby girl and I danced to this today, and all that was missing was the expansive field of daises with hippies skipping freely across the green grass.
It is so folksy. It is just something else. It speaks of love, love in its truest form, examples of love, and where you can see it in the everyday. I find it a curiously optimistic Queen song, and that’s not to say that they don’t do happy love songs. Think “You’re My Best Friend,” but that was written by bass guitarist John Deacon.
This song is all Freddie. There are no bittersweet tones, like in “Somebody to Love” where he is literally asking for someone, to love. This song is so brash in it’s joy-fest, so in your face…
It really is the best celebration song.
I said it was the second last track, right? The song that follows is just as good.
Seven Seas of Rhye.
That is a WHOLE other blog post (which I’ve actually written about before…!)