Action

This street honey is a mean street
Living in this street honey needs a mean streak
We've got criminals living in this street
But there's a heart beat pulse
That keeps on pumping
Like a juke box playing the same dead record
Or a radio in the corner keeps blaring
I got a feeling this world is using me

This town honey is a dead town
Living in this town honey is a let down
Coming to this town honey is a show down
But there's a heart beat pulse
That keeps on pumping some sunshine ray
Through a crack in the shutter
Or a sight of a light at the end of a tunnel
Still there's a feeling this world is using me

Action this day action this night
Oh we've gotta learn to love to live
You can't say it ain't right
Action this day action this night
Oh you've got the power you've got the power
You've got the power to love to live
You can't say it ain't right

Your mind honey is a bleak place
Living in your minds living in a blank space
Your mind is coming from a rat race
But there's a heart beat pulse
That keeps on pumping
Like a jukebox playing the same dead record
Or a radio in the corner keeps blaring
I got a feeling that just won't quit
This world is using me

Action this day action this night
Oh we've gotta learn to love to live
We can't say it ain't right
Action this day action this night
Oh you've got the power you've got the power
You've got the power to love to live
You can't say it ain't right

Action action this day
Action this day
Action action this day
Action this day
Living in the street
Action


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Action This Day Lyrics as written by Roger Taylor

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    General Comment

    Taking action over the problems we face in our lives is what its basically about. Obviously placed behind a kick ass rythm.

    Cleveland_Steameron May 04, 2005   Link
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    HOW COME NO ONE ELSE HAS COMMENTED ON THIS SONG? I love it. i simply love it. it's great. the bass rythm is simple, yet entertaining (like anotherone bites the dust) and it's simply an awesome song

    scimitar_255on July 04, 2005   Link
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    this is a good song, its meaning is universal, its a good song, but over shadowed by another one bites teh dust, i like more of queens less known stuff then songs likewe will rock you and we are the champions, which every one knows.

    troubadouron February 17, 2006   Link
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    Why has hardly anyone commented?? Such a cool song especially live at the Hot Space tour. I agree with scimitar..........check out that bass line

    Musgoton June 09, 2006   Link
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    urrrr about how they wana change the world into a better place, wooooo!!! n it rocked at 'on fire' xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    princess*delilahon November 10, 2006   Link
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    Good explanations so far.. to me this song speaks to the to the person who defines him/herself by their achievements. It's about someone who has thought that their worth could be measured only by how "well" they do in life. The author has obviously come to the realization that this can't be, that the struggle for perfection is in vain, and not worth the pain it brings to the individual. He doesn't think that striving for perfection is realistic. He wants to be able to connect with others and fears his desire for perfection will get in the way. If he continues on this path, he will become consumed by this desire and become detatched from his life and the people in it. He didn't realize how difficult this course would be and wishes that people would take him seriously when he expresses his pain. His journey to perfection has taken him to a place where he is alone and he has no joy. His mind is in turmoil trying to figure things out and his thoughts of giving up (possibly suicide?) are tempting him more an more. He feels as though nothing can release him of his misery, no one can rescue him from his feeling of inadequacy and detachment. These feelings are all he has. He deeply regrets starting on this quest for perfection and acknowledges it was the worst mistake he ever made. He knows that the pain and pressure will never end and questions if he really knew that to begin with.

    kthxbion May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Take action. It's that simple. Queen forever.

    MrGuntheron March 10, 2010   Link

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