David Bowie: Under Pressure Meaning
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Song Released: 1981
Covered By: My Chemical Romance (2005)
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anonymous Nov 5th, 11:30pm report
That since the lead singer was struggling with depression and a drug addiction and a
anonymous Nov 4th, 11:41pm report
Since every my chemical Romance fan knows that the lead singer was struggling with drugs and alcohol adicsion and depression so I think that he was under pressure.
anonymous Sep 20th, 9:49pm report
This was done by MCR and The Used.
This was a cover of Queen's song.
anonymous Aug 18th, 2017 8:18pm report
The lyrics deal with how pressure can destroy lives, but love can be the answer.
anonymous Jun 18th, 2011 6:50am report
Hey, this is a QUEEN song. But it's still brilliant when MCR is doing it.
I think it's all about how fast life is passing nowadays, without any time for individuals.
anonymous May 4th, 2010 5:15pm report
This is a song they did a cover of, it was originally by Queen and David Bowie.
anonymous Dec 4th, 2007 12:02am report
Yeah, I knew it was originally by david bowie and queen, but I think that my chemical romance and the used, both being my favorite bands, did a much better job performing it...
anonymous Jun 5th, 2007 6:26pm report
Yea this is a cover
anonymous Feb 5th, 2007 2:36am report
Does no one realize that this song (though performed wonderfully by The Used and mcr) is actually a song by David Bowie and Queen from a long time ago?
anonymous Jan 18th, 2007 1:30am report
I think rather that the song is saying how man is born good and becomes corrupted by society and the world because of his lack of will. Society is portrayed as materialistic and lacking deep human emotions (love, sympathy...etc.). Its seen as the speaker says
That burns a building down
(can be thought of a company going bankrupt)
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets
(the product of things like the former two lines) "
the speaker admits the evil that is in the world/society
"It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Scream 'Let me out!'
Pray tomorrow takes me higher"
The "good friends" are the true emotions(love, compassion,..etc) that lie within man and that want to get out and overcome the materialistic evil in society.
The speaker then refers to his personal life and he how he was once a victim of the corruption of society
"Turned away from it all
Like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love
But it's so slashed and torn"
the speaker admits how love as a result of this has become "slashed and torn"
The speaker then says
"Why can't we give love that one more chance?"
showing that he is talking to his love , maybe even being the husband in the " Splits a family in two ". now that he is aware, he tries to convice his love to get back together and to overcome the evil "pressure" of society.
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