The official vid for this song is simply gorgeous.
One of the visually and creatively great videos from that era.
Queen managed to get the East Germany govt’s permission to use much of the visual design, some of the narrative devices, and lots of actual footage from Fritz Lang’s masterpiece, Metropolis.
As for the lyrics:. They give a shoutout to Orson Wells’ invasion from Mars, and to the WWII Churchill speeches, but my fav bit is this:
I’d sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio
And that’s what radio sometimes felt like for alienated and lonely kids during the baby boomer teenage years, before gaming and chat and the internet.
People who didn’t grow up then might find it hard to believe that there was a time when at least some commercial rock radio wasn’t a corporate-driven horror, and was kinda emotionally essential to many teenagers.
@DrWorm I KNEW there was one I liked. It’s Tie Your Mother Down…thanks for that but now I’m going to check the lyrics… So many songs I “knew” were worded completely different than I thought (but I ALWAYS knew Def Leppard was pouring sugar lol).
I go out to work on Monday morning
Tuesday I go off to honeymoon
I’ll be back again before it’s time for sunny-down,
I’ll be lazing on a Sunday afternoon
Bicycling on every Wednesday evening
Thursday I go waltzing to the zoo
I come from London Town, I’m just an ordinary guy
Fridays I go painting in the Louvre
I’m bound to be proposing on a Saturday night (there he goes again)
I’ll be lazing on a Sunday
Lazing on a Sunday
Lazing on a Sunday afternoon