"Under Pressure" as written by and David/mercury Bowie....
Mm ba ba de
Um bum ba de
Um bu bu bum da de
Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure that brings a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets
Um ba ba be
Um ba ba be
De day da
Ee day da, that's okay
It's the terror of knowing
What the world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming 'Let me out'
Pray tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people people on streets
Day day de mm hm
Da da da ba ba
Okay
Chippin' around - kick my brains around the floor
These are the days it never rains but it pours
Ee do ba be
Ee da ba ba ba
Um bo bo
Be lap
People on streets - ee da de da de
People on streets - ee da de da de da de da
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming 'Let me out'
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher higher high
Pressure on people people on streets
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
Why why why?
Love love love love love
Insanity laughs under pressure we're breaking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more chance
Why can't we give love give love give love give love
Give love give love give love give love give love
'Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the (People on streets) edge of the night
And loves (People on streets) dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure


Lyrics submitted by LilBowieGirl

"Under Pressure" as written by Axel Gundlach Daniel Gonschorek

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., TINTORETTO MUSIC

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is actually a lot deeper than it's given credit for. It goes into some very basic truths that a lot of forget sometimes.

    "Cause love's such an old fashioned word
    And love dares you to care
    For the people on the edge of the night
    And love dares you to change our way of
    Caring about ourselves"

    I see people "on the edge of the night" as homeless people or just people who aren't as fortunate as some of us are. This is echoed by the "people on the street" lines.

    A lot of us say we love people. And that we're open-minded and enlightened. Meanwhile we see a street person and we ridcule them.

    Love "dares" us to be open-minded about the term and apply it to people we might otherwise never think about.

    I also think the song doubles as a rant about the insanity of this world in general.

    Great song.
    spotchesteron January 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with paigepeach's interpretation and a few others. It's about modern life and the pressures of every day. "Let me out" could refer to the way people are always complaining "I can't stand this routine corporate lemming life", etc.

    the song really speaks to me.

    I reaaally love this part and I'm going through some stuff that relates to this:

    Cause love's such an old fashioned word
    And love dares you to care
    For the people on the edge of the night
    And love dares you to change our way of
    Caring about ourselves

    I think it means that when you love someone, you have to be there for them. Love dares you to be there for a person whose going insane, whose "on the edge of the night". A person who might need you. And the second part I think means that when you love someone and they love you, you have to care for yourself. You can't be selfish and for example want to kill yourself (cause you're under pressure or something) you have to live for that other person and by doing so you have to take care of yourself.

    Well that's my take on it. Beautiful song and so very deep.
    xmoviemaniaxon December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is great.......i dont think anyone will ever match bowie and freddie mercury vocally on this song.......my fav part is
    Cause love's such an old fashioned word
    And love dares you to care
    For the people on the edge of the night
    dasquien!on May 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about all the hate in the world, people splititng up and the people on the streets. its simply asking us to give love another chance and try and rid the hate in the world...care for 'the people on the edge of the night' - perhaps think about people u wouldnt usually give any thought to
    TheGreatestTrickon July 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHis is the song Vanilla Ice copied off of witch got him kicked out of the music industry
    Owl---on June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood, he shouldnt have been there in the first place
    Cranberriedon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVanilla ice only did what any other rap artist was doing at the time, samplying and rapping over the top. To be honest it's a poor song made good by two of the greatest vocalists of the last 30 years.
    Koncordeon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...the filmclip is the BOMB!!!! i suggest you check it out if you don't know what the songs about...
    Kezon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and it reminds me of a good time... :P and Vanilla Ice... really SUCKED!!!!!!!
    Queen forever :)
    motaboy90on April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti enjoy this song. there is a very large number of covers of this song too.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 27, 2003   Link

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