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daytonanerd
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Defend your favorite band/artist... With songs.

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Started: 9/2/2013 Category: Entertainment
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daytonanerd

Pro

Alright, so I have seen a few of these around, and I wanted to start one. This first round is for acceptance and stating the band or artist you chose to defend.

You can only defend the artist or band using a song they have performed. However, the song can't be a cover, and it must have appeared on a studio album made by the artist.

The band I choose to defend is Queen.
Stonewall

Con

I accept, but I would like to say that the decision to use songs over albums can make this heavily biased, but I'll make do. I have a few questions, which you can answer in the next round. I will base my answers on that. By songs, I assume you mean lyrics, production, and overall memoribility? Are back descriptions of the songs acceptable, or are they to be taken at face value? And can we use (sound) reasons for dissing the previous song?

I will fight with Nine Inch Nails. Best of luck to you.
Debate Round No. 1
daytonanerd

Pro

Alright. Before I start, I will answer my opponent's questions.

1. Yes, that is a pretty accurate description of what I mean by song. Also, I would include instrumental quality in there, especially because we are both using bands.

2. You can describe the song. However. The descriptions should be fairly brief, and the main case/argument should be the song, not the description.

3. You can only diss your opponent's song with a song by the artist you chose.

Also, I should clarify that only studio recordings count. You can't use a live performance.

So, let's begin!

Here's a good song to start off things with...

We Will Rock You

Buddy you're a boy make a big noise

Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Kickin' your can all over the place
Sing it!

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're a young man hard man
Shoutin' in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on your face
You big disgrace
Wavin' your banner all over the place

We will we will rock you
Sing it!
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're an old man poor man
Pleadin' with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
Big disgrace-
Somebody better put you back into your place

We will we will rock you
Sing it
We will we will rock you
Everybody
We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you
Alright
[guitar riff]

Here's another good opening song.

Another One Bites the Dust

Oh! Lets go!
Steve walks warily down the street
With the brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet,
Machine guns ready to go
Are you ready, hey are you ready for this?
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
Out of the doorway the bullets rip,
To the sound of the beat yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
Another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

How do you think I'm gonna get along,
Without you when your gone?
You took me for everything that i had,
And kicked me out on my own

Are you happy? Are you satisfied?
How long can you stand the heat?
Out of the doorway the bullets rip,
to the sound of the beat, look out

Another one bites the dust
Another on bites the dust
Another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Hey
Oh take it
Bite the dust
Bite the dust hey,
Hey, another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust oww
Another one bites the dust hey hey
Another one bites the dust hey yay ya ya ya
Ooh shoota!

There are many ways you can hurt a man and bring him to the ground,
You can beat him, you can cheat him, you can treat him bad,
And leave him when he's down yeah
But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you,
I'm standing on my own two feet,
Out of the doorway the bullets rip,
Repeating to the sound of the beat

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
Another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Shoota!
Yeah! Alright!
Stonewall

Con

"We're in This Together"

I've become impossible, holding on to when
When everything seemed to matter more
The two of us, all used and beaten up
Watching fate as it flows down the path we have chose

You and me, we're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow

You and me, if the world should break in two
Until the very end of me
Until the very end of you

Awake to the sound as they peel apart the skin
They pick and they pull trying to get their fingers in
Well, they've got to kill what we found

Well, they've got to hate what they fear
Well, they've got to make it go away
Well, they've got to make it disappear

The further I fall, I'm beside you
As lost as I get, I will find you
The deeper the wound, I'm inside you
For ever and ever I am a part of

You and me, we're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow

You and me, if the world should break in two
Until the very end of me
Until the very end of you

All that we were is gone, we have to hold on
All that we were is gone, but we have to hold on
When all our hope is gone we have to hold on
All that we were is gone but we can hold on

You and me, we're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow

You and me, even after everything
You're the queen and I'm the king
Nothing else means anything



"The Perfect Drug"

I got my head but my head is unraveling
Can't keep control, can't keep track of where it's traveling
I got my heart but my heart's no good
You're the only one that's understood
I come along but I don't know where you're taking me
I shouldn't go but you reaching back and shaking me
Turn off the sun pull the stars fom the sky
The more I give to you the more I die
And I want you [x4]

You are the perfect drug the perfect drug
The perfect drug, the perfect drug [x2]

You make me hard when I'm all soft inside
I see the truth when I'm all stupid-eyed
The arrow goes straight through my heart
Without you everything just falls apart
My blood just wants to say hello to you
My soul is so afraid to realize
How every little bit is left of me
And I want you [x4]

You are the perftect drug the perfect drug
The perfect drug [x6]

Take me with you
Without you everything just falls apart
It's not as much fun to pick up the pieces



Debate Round No. 2
daytonanerd

Pro

Let's do some Queen love songs.

"Nevermore"

There's no living in my life anymore
The seas have gone dry
And the rain's stopped falling
Please don't you cry any more
Can't you see
Listen to the breeze
Whisper to me please
Don't send me to the path of nevermore

Even the valley's below
Where the rays of the sun
Were so warm and tender
Now haven't anything to grow
Can't you see?
Why did you have to leave me? (nevermore)
Why did you deceive me? (nevermore)
You sent me to the path of nevermore
When you say you didn't love me anymore
Ah ah nevermore nevermore

"Love Of My Life"

Love of my life - you hurt me,
You broken my heart and now you leave me.
Love of my life can't you see,
Bring it back, bring it back,
Don't take it away from me, because you don't know, what it means to me.

Love of my life don't leave me,
You've taken my love, you now desert me,
Love of my life can't you see,
Bring it back, bring it back,
Don't take it away from me because you don't know what it means to me.

You will remember -
When this is blown over
And everything's all by the way -
When I grow older
I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you - I still love you.

Back - hurry back,
Please, bring it back home to me, because you don't know what it means to me -
Love of my life
Love of my life...
Stonewall

Con

To clarify, the both of us must listen fully to each other's songs.

"Hurt"

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel.
I focus on the pain,
The only thing that's real.
The needle tears a hole,
The old familiar sting;
Try to kill it all away,
But I remember everything.

What have I become,
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end.
You could have it all,
My empire of dirt.
I will let you down,
I will make you hurt...

I wear this crown of sh*t,
Upon my liar's chair,
Full of broken thoughts,
I cannot repair.
Beneath the stains of time,
The feelings disappear.
You are someone else,
I am still right here.

What have I become,
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end.
And you could have it all,
My empire of dirt,
I will let you down,
I will make you hurt.

If I could start again,
A million miles away,
I would keep myself,
I would find a way.

"Head Like a Hole"

God money I'll do anything for you.

God money just tell me what you want me to.
God money nail me up against the wall.
God money don't want everything he wants it all.

No you can't take it
No you can't take it
No you can't take that away from me [x2]

Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control. [x2]
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve. [x2]

God money's not looking for the cure.
God money's not concerned about the sick among the pure.
God money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised.
God money's not one to choose
No you can't take it
No you can't take it
No you can't take that away from me [x2]

Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control. [x2]

Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve. [x4]

Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control. [x2]

Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve. [x2]

You know who you are.



Debate Round No. 3
daytonanerd

Pro

This round will be two of Queen's long, pretty experimental songs early in their careers.

"March of the Black Queen"

Do you mean it do you mean it do you mean it
Why don't you mean it why do I follow you
And where do you go?
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
You've never seen nothing like it
No never in your life
Like going up to heaven
And then coming back alive
Let me tell you all about it
If the world will so allow it
Oooh give me a little time to choose
Water babies singing in a lily pool delight
Blue powder monkeys playing in the dead of night
Here comes the Black Queen poking in the pile
Fie Fo the Black Queen marching single file
Take this take that bring them down to size
March to the Black Queen

Put them in the cellar with the naughty boys
Little nigger sugar then a rub-a-dub-a-baby oil
Black on black on every finger nail and toe
We've only begun - begun
Make this make that keep making all that noise
Ooh march to the Black Queen
Now I've got a belly full
You can be my sugar baby
You can be my honey child, yes

A voice from behind me reminds me
Spread out your wings you are an angel
Remember to deliver with the speed of light
A little bit of love and joy
Everything you do bears a will
And a why and a wherefore
A little bit of love and joy
In each and every soul lies a man
And very soon he'll deceive and discover
But even to the end of his life
He'll bring a little love

Ah ah ah ah ah
I reign with my left hand I rule with my right
I'm lord of all darkness I'm queen of the night
I've got the power
Now do the march of the Black Queen
My life is in your hands I'll fo and I'll fie
I'll be what you make me I'll do what you like
I'll be a bad boy I'll be your bad boy
I'll do the march of the Black Queen
Ah ah ah ah ah

Walking true to style she's vulgar vuse and vile
Fie fo the Black Queen tattoos all her pies
She boils and she bakes
And she never dots her I's
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la

Forget your singalongs and your lullabies
Surrender to the city of the fireflies
Dance with the devil in beat with the band
To hell with all you hand-in-hand
But now is the time to be gone - forever

"The Prophet's Song"

Oh oh people of the earth
Listen to the warning the seer he said
Beware the storm that gathers here
Listen to the wise man

I dreamed I saw on a moonlit stair
Spreading his hand on the multitude there
A man who cried for a love gone stale
And ice cold hearts of charity bare

I watched as fear took the old men's gaze
Hopes of the young in troubled graves
'I see no day' I heard him say
So grey is the face of every mortal

Oh oh people of the earth!
'Listen to the warning' the prophet he said
For soon the cold of night will fall
Summoned by your own hand

Ah ah children of the land
Quicken to the new life take my hand
Fly and find the new green bough
Return like the white dove

He told of death as a bone white haze
Taking the lost and the unloved babe
Late too late all the wretches run
These kings of beasts now counting their days

From mother's love is the son estranged
Married his own his precious gain
The earth will shake in two will break
And death all round will be your dowry

Oh oh people of the earth
Listen to the warning the seer he said
For those who hear and mark my words
Listen to the good plan

Oh oh oh oh and two by two my human zoo
They'll be running for to come
Running for to come out of the rain

Oh flee for your life
Who heed me not let all your treasure make you
Oh fear for your life
Deceive you not the fires of hell will take you
Should death await you

Ah people can you hear me?
And now I know and now I know
And now I know and now I know
That you can hear me
And now I know and now I know
And now I know Now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know
The earth will shake in two will break
Death all around around around around
Around around around around
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know
Wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo
Listen to the wise listen to the wise listen to the wise
Listen to the wise listen to the wise man
La la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la
La la
La la
Come Here (I - You)
Come Here (I - You)
Come Here (I - You)
Come Here (I - You)

Ah ah ah ah ah
Listen to the man listen to the man listen to the man listen
to the mad man

God gave you grace to purge this place
And peace all around may be your fortune

Oh oh children of the land
Love is still the answer take my hand
The vision fades a voice I hear
Listen to the madman!

But still I fear and still I dare not
Laugh at the madman!
Stonewall

Con

"Where is Everybody?"

Did you happen to catch or did it happen so fast
What you thought would always last has passed you by?
Is everything speeding up or am I slowing down?
I'm just spinnin' around and I don't know why

All the pieces don't fit thought I really didn't give a sh*t
I never wanted to be like you
But for all I aspire, I am really a liar
And I'm running out of things I can do

I'd like to stay but every day
Everything pushes me further away
If you could show, help me to know
How it's supposed to be
Where did it go?

Pleadin' and needin' and bleeding'
And breedin' and feedin', exceedin'
Where is everybody?
Trying and lying, defying
Denying, crying and dying
Where is everybody?

Well, okay, enough, you've had your fun
But come on, there has got to be someone
Hasn't yet become so numb and succumb
And God d*mn, I am so tired of pretendin'

Of wishing I was endin'
When all I'm really doing is trying to hide
And keep it inside, fill it with lies
Open my eyes, maybe I wish I could try

Pleadin' and needin' and bleeding'
And breedin' and feedin', exceedin'
Where is everybody?
Trying and lying, defying
Denying, crying and dying
Where is everybody?

Pleadin' and needin' and bleeding'
And breedin' and feedin', exceedin'
Where is everybody?
Trying and lying, defying
Denying, crying and dying
Where is everybody?


"All the Love in the World"

Watching all the insects march along
Seem to know right where they belong
Smears of face reflecting in the chrome
Hiding in the crowd I'm all alone

No one's heard a single word I've said
They don't sound as good outside my head
It looks as though the past is here to stay
I've become a million miles a--

Why do you get all the love in the world? [x2]

All the jagged edges disappear
Colors all look brighter when you're near
The stars are all a fire in the sky
Sometimes I get so lonely I could--

Why do you get all the love in the world?


Debate Round No. 4
daytonanerd

Pro

Here's my final set of songs.

Here is an experimental song by Queen towards the end of their careers

"Innuendo"

While the sun hangs in the sky and the desert has sand
While the waves crash in the sea and meet the land
While there's a wind and the stars and the rainbow
Till the mountains crumble into the plain
Oh yes we'll keep on tryin'
Tread that fine line
Oh we'll keep on tryin' yeah
Just passing our time
While we live according to race, color or creed
While we rule by blind madness and pure greed
Our lives dictated by tradition, superstition, false religion
Through the eons, and on and on
Oh yes we'll keep on tryin'
We'll tread that fine line
Oh we'll keep on tryin'
Till the end of time
Till the end of time

Through the sorrow all through our splendor
Don't take offence at my innuendo

You can be anything you want to be
Just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be
Be free with your tempo, be free be free
Surrender your ego - be free, be free to yourself

Oooh, ooh -
If there's a God or any kind of justice under the sky
If there's a point, if there's a reason to live or die
If there's an answer to the questions we feel bound to ask
Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask
Oh yes we'll keep on trying

Hey tread that fine line
Yeah we'll keep on smiling yeah
And whatever will be - will be
We'll just keep on trying
We'll just keep on trying
Till the end of time
Till the end of time
Till the end of time

Finally, here is maybe the most treasured Queen song of all time. The final nail in the coffin. Bo Rhap.

"Bohemian Rhapsody"

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.

Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I'm easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me.

Mama, just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I've gone and thrown it all away.

Mama, ooh,
Didn't mean to make you cry,
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.

Too late, my time has come,
Sent shivers down my spine,
Body's aching all the time.
Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.

Mama, ooh (any way the wind blows),
I don't wanna die,
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning,
Very, very frightening me.
(Galileo) Galileo.
(Galileo) Galileo,
Galileo Figaro
Magnifico.

I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me.
He's just a poor boy from a poor family,
Spare him his life from this monstrosity.

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let me go) Will not let you go.
(Let me go) Will not let you go.
(Never, never, never let me go) Ah.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Oh, mama mia, mama mia) Mama mia, let me go.
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.

(Oh, yeah, oh yeah)

Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.

Any way the wind blows.
Stonewall

Con

"Every Day Is Exactly The Same"

I believe I can see the future
Cause I repeat the same routine
I think I used to have a purpose
But then again
That might have been a dream
I think I used to have a voice
Now I never make a sound
I just do what I've been told
I really don't want them to come around

Oh, no

[Chorus:]
Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I can feel their eyes are watching
In case I lose myself again
Sometimes I think I'm happy here
Sometimes, yet I still pretend
I can't remember how this got started
But I can tell you exactly how it will end

[Chorus]

I'm writing on a little piece of paper
I'm hoping someday you might find
Well I'll hide it behind something
They won't look behind
I'm still inside here
A little bit comes bleeding through
I wish this could have been any other way
But I just don't know, I don't know what else I can do

[Chorus x2]

The Hand That Feeds

You're keeping in step
In the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
Cause you do
What you're told
But inside your heart it is black and it's hollow and it's cold

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

What if this whole crusade's
A charade
And behind it all there's a price to be paid
For the blood
On which we dine
Justified in the name of the holy and the divine

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

So naive
I keep holding on to what I want to believe
I can see
But I keep holding on and on and on and on

[8X]
Will you bite the hand that feeds you?
Will you stay down on your knees?



Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by daytonanerd 3 years ago
daytonanerd
I forgot to add, you can use up to 2 songs per round, except for the first round, of course.
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Reasons for voting decision: Queen, of course.