"Misfire" as written by and John Richard / Deacon....
Don't you misfire; fill me up
With the desire to carry on
Don't you know, honey, that love's a game
It's always a hit or miss
So take your aim
Got to hold on tight
Shoot me out of sight
Don't you misfire; fill me up
With the desire to carry on

Don't you misfire; fill me up
With the desire to carry on
Your gun is loaded
And pointing my way
There's only one bullet
So don't delay
Got to time it right
Fire me through the night
Come on take a shot
Fire me higher
Don't you miss this time
Please don't misfire
Misfire


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"Misfire" as written by John Richard Deacon

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    General CommentThis song could be on several levels.

    Simply about not missing an oppertunity make sure you aim right, could relate to love or anything in partiular.

    On another level it could be sex related, don't mifire ;) many conations about filling things up and loaded guns.

    A superb song.
    Peelmasteron January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohn Deacon is brilliance with a bass guitar!

    Also, very straight, so the whole gun/sex thing, I'm not sure on!
    Modestybecomesheron September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, however i think it's my least favourite of all of Deacon's' works.
    scimitar_255on October 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about sex.

    John Deacon has about 39 children, so he's always been very careful not to "Misfire".

    It's the only one where John played lead guiter. I think it's great.
    amy darlingon March 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's a very catchy song, possible one of Deacon's most underrated songs.
    Robbie190on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't actually consider the lyrics any sexual before I heard that very many did relate this song to sex. And then I listened to it again, and yes, the lyrics kinda refer to having sex.
    And as John has so many kids, he hasn't misfired too many times himself either... ;)
    Angie_is_my_nameon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentargh ur all dirty minded! lol. john was the most likely to write nicely about love not like that lil scamp freddie! but a wonderfull song, one of my favorites, john was very under-rated
    xxxxxxx
    princess*delilahon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahh, amy darling, you make me laugh. 39 children, thats a good one, you're cross prmoting for other queen songs in this article ;_). He actually has 6, but i suppose 39's close enough. And, yes, all your dirty suspicions are right, it's pretyy obvious what this song is about. It even explains it on wikipedia! Lol.
    shcorporationon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh my god I love this song so much...John Deacon's compositions are always so happy...they just make you want to smile. Brilliant melody...anyway, I think this song is about how you only get one shot at love, especially when it says "don't you know honey, that love's a game. It's always hit or miss, so take your aim" and (one of the greatest lines of all time, in my opinion) "your gun is loaded and pointed my way. There's only one bullet, so don't delay."
    queenworkson July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song and can't stop smiling when I hear the lyrics. Yeah, it's pretty obvious what it's about but the funny part is that it was John who wrote it! :D
    Enidelynon March 19, 2010   Link

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