Every once in a while I think I'm lying.
Take it to the bank. I believe every word I say.
(This just isn't how, this just isn't how)
Then again this is when you start your prying.
(This just isn't how, this just isn't how)
But there's a thought it could be true.
But this just isn't how I imagined it would be.
With these random people just asking the most personal things.
And to think that somehow I could always come clean.
And you shake your head just like you know what I mean.

You're a Christian tell the sinner find repentance it's your last chance.
You believer, where's your patience?
Answer questions, put on faces.
What about God? For you and for me.

All have fallen short (To see if it's right or wrong to listen to this song.
I don't want you too. To see if you're okay with all the words I say.
It can't be this way)

Somehow, someone is more equal than others.
Depending on the words we choose to say.
A glance at her too long tonight.
But everything I am saying is right in your ears.

We are all the sisters and the brothers.
Until we find we don't believe the same, like...

Gary is getting drunk to forget Sarah.
Sarah is stealing money from her parents.
Aaron is lying straight to Jon.
About Megan and the things that went on.
Jessica is a gossip, Laura is a slut.
Derrick hits Bridget and Ben deals drugs.
Seth spends all his money gambling.
Joey stopped praying.

It is all the same thing.
We are all the same people.
With sinning hearts that make us equal.

Here is my hand, not words said desperately.
It is not our job to make anyone believe.

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Listening To Freddy Mercury song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song. It's pretty clear to me. He's saying no matter what we believe or don't we're all the same. We're all equal. He then says if you choose to talk about God have a rational civil discussion on the topic and have patience. He's saying we're all capable of doing bad things so thus we're all equal. The only time we're more than that is when we're doing good/great things. And that last line is the best. It's not the job of the believer to make the nonbeliever believe. I love it.
    BrightEyesAtheiston May 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis one seems to be pretty straight forward when you get to the end. "We are all the same people. With sinning hearts that make us equal". After everything of this world is stripped away, social status, friends, clothes, etc we are all the same. We all face the same judgement in the end.

    This point is emphasized in the part about all the kids. Drinking, stealing, lying, cheating, gossip, sexual impurity, illegal activity, gambling and the last part...no longer praying. All of these things are viewed upon in different degrees in the public eye, but in the end cheating and lying are the same as no longer talking with God.

    I love this song.
    matthiasnotjudason August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. It really shows how Christians need to be. If Christians want to evangelize and convert people, they need to stop accusing and threatening. They need to help people and let people see Christ through them. The line that probably speaks most to me is "Here's my hand, not words said desperately", because it shows that Christians should be helping more and talking less. One of the main reason there are so many atheists, in my opinion, is because some Christians act like stuck-up idiots all the time.
    king_steveon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. I was shock when I read the lyrics. this song talks about being equal. Despite who we may be, what we've done, what we haven't done, we are all equal in the eyes of God. We are neither less or far better than anyone. Positions don't matter. "It's all the same thing. We are all the same people. With sinning hearts that make us equal."
    Roihclemon August 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentright e o . hit the spot. love this song!
    christsiderideron August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's not saying we dont have the right to convert others, as a Christian you're supposed to respectfully and calmly talk about your beliefs with others that dont believe the same, and show them the Truth, and people will believe whatever they believe. It starts with him not expecting talking about his faith to be so personal, and then talking to Christians about when they to tell the sinner to find repentance, but asks "where's your patience?" because alot of Christians get pushy or dont even mean what they are saying "put on faces". "We're all sisters and brothers until we find we dont believe the same" is talking about how christians have different denominations or just lil minor differences in their beliefs and that puts divisions into the body of Christ. It 's talking about how different believers will interpret it differently and you'll have drunkards, thieves, liars, etc etc. That's also referring to that idea that no believer is a better person than any other believer or non believer. "I glanced at her too long tonight, but everything i say is right in your ears" is about having lustful ideas about a girl then going and saying all the right words to someone. It's that you can say the right things and no what is right but everyone sins, and we're all equal for it. The last two lines of the song "Here's my hand not words said desperately/ it's not our job to make anyone believe" doesnt mean dont talk about your faith, it means you should offer your love and companionship, and care about people and "give them a helping hand" instead of just telling them "this is what you shoudl believe" and not showing them love at all. Christians are the light of the world, we are supposed to talk to people about our faith and try and show them the truth, but it is the Holy Spirit's job to make someone believe, no body can make anyone believe something. so It's not our job to make anyone believe, just show them what we believe and be loving by helping eachother and loving eachother since no one is better than anyone else. sorry floz i'm not sure if thats what you were getting at, but i wanted to clarify that.
    SinginSilenceon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI completly agree with singinsilence. This song is saying that instead of just using words to display your faith we should use actions. "Here is my hand not words said desperately." Also as humans we cannot change someones heart only God can. All we are required to do is love with the same love that Jesus has shown us and everyone will remember that more than words. Today the impact of words alone is not enough. That is what I think this song is trying to get across.
    CarolineOon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSinginSilence, perfect explanation. I agree with everything you said.

    Does anyone know if the title of the song "Listening To Freddie Mercury" has any meaning in and of itself? It has been bugging me since I first heard the song - I keep trying to make a connection between the lyrics and the title. Anyone have some insight?
    markeatspasteon August 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe only thing that i could think of for the relevance of the title is that freddie mercury was an up front/ in your face gay. maybe as christians we need to speak and stand up for our beliefs in god as he did for gay rights
    jagwire 77on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think he's rather saying that you can take his hand and join him with what he's doing or just join with him because he's offering his hand. he's not going to feed his belief to you, he will not plead for you to join with him in his beliefs. he will offer his hand and help you with whatever, no matter who you are, he is a man plain and simple like any other. it's not his job to make you believe in whatever he believes, he only wants to join with you because you are a human being like him.

    I think the song is linked with Freddie Mercury because yes he's gay, and maybe the singer doesnt like certain people going against the guy because he was gay. he likes the singer, and he's saying it's not wrong to listen to a gay guy sing. especially such an amazing one. "All have fallen short. To see if it's right or wrong to listen to this song." it seems as if he's disappointed that people are judging the singer of their ways before actually taking a chance to listen. he doesnt want you to not listen because of a person's certain choices, just listen for the entertainment of it.
    TBSguitaron August 29, 2005   Link

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