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Song Released: 2002


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We get some rules to follow
That and this
These and those
No one knows

We get these pills to swallow
How they stick
In your throat
Tastes like gold

Oh, what you do to me
No one knows

And I realize you’re mine
Indeed a fool of...

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    Solidgold
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    Jun 10th, 6:33am report


    Jesus Christ. This song is about religion. "We get some rules to follow, but no one knows". Are there any real queens fans? Atleast any with a brain?



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    anonymous
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    Oct 8th, 2014 10:43am report


    I think it is about oral sex.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 30th, 2014 6:27pm report


    I would say it's about a guy in what he believes to be unrequited love with someone who actually feels the same, and getting that sudden smack to the head when he realises.

    I suspect that, from the first verse ("We get some rules to follow") the girl might already be in a relationship with someone else... you have to follow "the rules" and stand off if she's already taken, but the guy wishes that it weren't so. A bitter pill to swallow.

    Then there's the "journey through the desert/of the mind, with no hope"... anyone who's been in the situation of being in love without being able to express it knows that seemingly-endless and utterly hopeless trudge through life. And by the end of teh second verse, he's at the stage where it all comes to a head, and he "come[s] undone"... he's almost ready to give up, "pleasantly caving in" as it's almost a relief to accept the total abandonment of painful hope.

    And then, in the last verse - just when he thinks things can't get any worse - we get what the chorus has been hinting at throughout... "I realise you're mine"; suddenly his jaw drops and reality turns sideways as he suddenly gets that the girl wanted him all along - maybe she went with whoever else just to reverse-psychologise him, or maybe she was just tired of waiting alone and found a 'silver medal' guy, because the one the girl really wanted all along was too wrapped up in his own lack of self-belief to believe he even had a shot. He just had to come round to it in his own time.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 12th, 2014 2:08pm report


    I was into heroin when this came out and always thought it was about painkillers. If you were ever into opiates, you would immediately see the parallels. I used to describe Percocet as tasting like gold before I ever heard this song. That was the first thing that caught my attention. And no one knows.. My circle and I always kept our thing on the DL. Literally nobody knew what we were into. Being a junkie is like being in a secret society. Or at least it was. It's been almost a decade - before people started documenting the dumb ish they do on Instagram.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 24th, 2013 7:55pm report


    This song is about someone having depression and having too much pride to share it with anyone else or to seek help. They do their best to hide it and carry on with their lives, convincing themselves that it is a phase and they can overcome it with willpower alone. Sometimes this leads them to drugs and/or alcohol to cope. The more they bottle it up, the worse it gets and it may eventually lead to sucide if pride gets the better of them.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 4th, 2013 7:53pm report


    Holey shit you agoraphobic losers - it's about a quiet love.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 6th, 2013 2:40am report


    Contrary to the first commenter's statement about the cross that Dave Grohl wears, the "upside down" cross is actually the cross of St. Peter. Someone who is very knowledgeable on all religions would know that.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2012 8:08pm report


    This song may have lyrical hints towards drugs. but i assure you this song is not about drugs and addiction. If anything this is a well disguised song about satanism. not particularly meaning that these band members and DAVE GROHL believes in Satan. there are many types of this type of belief. one is the Theistic/Spiritual Satanism. Which im going to figure that this is the type that they belive in. than you have the so called Devil Worshiping Satanism where they actually believe in Satan and god, but they prefer to worship satan. This song talks about the give that you give to me. which i am figuring is talking about they're occult type rituals and beliefs.Then the lyrics that says something like, "Heaven smiles above me
    What a gift there below, But no one knows". This is referring to the fact that they could be like the so called, "Norm", and follow life's little rules that is easily influenced by Christianity and religion in general, but what they have could only come from below. Their theistic satanic beliefs or simply the devil himself.

    .although i am anonymous, i would like to clarify that i am neither christian or satanic. i am just very knowledgeable on all religions. many bands are confused for believing these things, but the ones that actually do are usually very cryptic with they're underground messages. i assure you that this band and dave grohl, lead singer of foo fighters and past drummer of nirvana are satanists. dave grohl doesnt technically hide it, he just doesnt advertise it. he has on many occasions worn an upside down cross for a necklace.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 20th, 2011 6:02pm report


    Hard drugs.




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