Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this? 🎼MusicMonday🎼 #AnotherOneBitesTheDust #Queen @nholten40

Woohoo! It’s 🎼 Music Monday 🎼 time again – all credit to Drew Weldon aka the Tattooed Book Geek. Make sure you check out his blog!

Today I’ve chosen an iconic band and an addictive tune that I’ve listened to a million times! The song is Another One Bites The Dust. The band is Queen.

Although the song seems to have two meanings, depending on which verse you focus on – There is definitely an underlying crime vibe to this kick ass tune! This track is often used in conjunction with battle scenarios, as the colloquial term ‘biting the dust’ refers to a person dying, on top of the overall hard sound of the song. The track begins with the scenario of a guy walking down the street, on his way to a gunfight. This section was actually inspired by real-life, historical gangsters. In fact the term ‘bite to dust’ is said to have been specifically linked to the infamous Chicago mobsters during the Prohibition period of American history.

So offenders and perps – I give you #AnotherOneBitesTheDust by #Queen ! 🎼

“Another One Bites The Dust”*

Oh! Let’s 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

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And 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 you’re 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 one bites the dust
And 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, yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust

Shout!

There are plenty of ways that 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

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

Shoot out
Alright

*Written by John Deacon; Produced by Queen