"Scandal" as written by and Freddie/deacon Mercury....
Eeh dah eeh dah
Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh
Scandal - now you've left me all the world's gonna know
Hey scandal, they're gonna turn our lives into a freak show
They'll see the heart-ache, they'll see our love break
They'll hear me pleading, we'll say for God's sakes
Over and over and over again
Scandal - now you've left me there's no healing the wounds
Hey scandal, and all the world can make us out to be fools
Here come the bad news, open the floodgates (oooh oooh)
They'll leave us bleeding, we say you cheapskates
(Oooh oooh)
Over and over and over again
So let them know when they stare, it's just a private affair
They'll have us hung in the air and tell me what do they care
It's only a life to be twisted and broken
They'll see the heart-ache, they'll see our love break - yeah
They'll hear me pleading, I'll say for God's sakes
Over and over and over and over again - yeah

Scandal, scandal
Scandal, scandal

Yes you're breaking my heart again
Scandal - yes it'll all and all happen again
Today the headlines, tomorrow hard times
And no-one ever really knows the truth from the lies
And in the end the story deeper must hide (oooh)
Deeper and deeper and deeper inside
Scandal, scandal
Scandal, scandal



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"Scandal" as written by Freddie Mercury Brian Harold May

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    General CommentThis song was writtn in 1989, a time when freddie knew he had AIDS. Even though he had the illness, this didnt stop him recording some of the best music ever. And by this time there was alot of press covarage on queen, alot of it bad. This song was written about how bad the press and the news can damage someones life and the effect it has on them and their family. This is represented in lines such as
    Here come the bad news, open the floodgates
    They'll leave us bleeding, we say you cheapskates
    Over and over and over again
    It's a very seriouse , dark and dramatic song about the life inside the world of fame. It's not the sort of queen song you would play in a party but a queen song you could listen and respect what their saying in the lyrics.
    musicexploreron October 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNah, it was done by Brian, for himself and Freddie.
    Scandalon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks, seriously and right now i relate it to my situation. according to everyone "its a scandal" this song really is spot on. my favourite lines being "And no-one ever really knows the truth from the lies And in the end the story deeper must hide (oooh) " so true! i agree with musicxexplorer, you can really respect their lyrics in this deep serious song.
    hunnybee4uon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the press and how they spread shit about people and the public believe it because they can never actually be sure that what the press are saying is a lie or not. Am I making sense?
    mercury_girl86on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song, a pity is not at the GH II
    fepelofon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite Queen songs. I play it over and over and over again lol, when someone pisses me off.
    Scandalon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI beleve that it is about rumors and how thy make you feel small and worthless
    badwolf1on February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Brian May about his wife.
    ghettofairyon February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I have read something like that.
    TheOlsnaon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome and freddie really puts his all into it. On the Greatest video hits II commentary Roger states that he doesn't like this song and I think Brian does like it he just didn't want to disagree with Roger. Roger also stated he doesn't like The Miracle which I think is kind of strange because Scandal and The Miracle are great songs.
    QUDBACon July 23, 2006   Link

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