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New solo clip by Freddie Mercury released gets to 2M YouTube views in 25 hours

Sang as 'a cross between Edith Piaf, Jennifer Holliday and Shirley Bassey'

A new “Time Waits For No One” was released to the public yesterday, on the website of the lead singer of Queen, who died in 1991 of AIDS.

It’s the earliest recording, simpler, more modest, more impressive than the longer more camp version that was published in 1986. (When did his choreographer die? He clearly was a singer — not a dancer or actor. His stiffness shows that he was not comfortable in his own skin.)

Here’s the longer version of Time (pun not intended):

Here are two videos on the background to the heavily doctored new clip:

In the last clip, he jokes about his live-in girlfriend to which Dave replies: Come on. The pop legend, who easily sang four octaves, died a day after announcing that he was HIV-positive — which at the time meant a coming out of the closet. Known for his courage to perform in dresses and naming his band Queen, to actually declare his homosexuality was apparently just so hard on him, no doubt also because of his conservative upbringing.

Look at how she walks and he walks, holding hands:

The words to the new clip clearly have Freddie’s input. There are so many references to “time is running out,” “we’ve not listened to, Or spoken about it all,” “The fact that time is running out,” “You don’t need me tell you what’s gone wrong, You know what’s going on,” “we’ve not cared enough, Or confided in each other at all,” “It seems like we all got our backs against the wall,” “We’ve got to trust in one another” and “Let’s learn to be friends with one another” — all as autobiographic as can be for a closeted gay who just learned he’s infected with HIV which then meant dying of AIDS with doctors racing against the clock to find a cure.

Here are the lyrics to the new clip:

Time waits for nobody
Time waits for nobody
We all must plan our hopes together
Or we’ll have no more future at all
Time waits for nobody

We might as well be deaf and dumb and blind
I know that sounds unkind
But it seems to me we’ve not listened to
Or spoken about it at all
The fact that time is running out
For us all

Waits for nobody
Time waits for no-one
We’ve got to build this world together
Or we’ll have no more future at all
Because time
It waits for nobody — nobody

You don’t need me tell you what’s gone wrong
You know what’s going on
But it seems to me we’ve not cared enough
Or confided in each other at all
It seems like we all got our backs against the wall

Time waits for nobody
Time waits for no-one
We’ve got to trust in one another
Or there’ll be no more future at all
Because time waits for nobody
Waits for nobody
Time waits for no-one

Let’s got to be friends with one another
Or there’ll be no more future at all
Time waits for nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
For no-one

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