Under Pressure...Queen & David Bowie, 1981.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
I admit that I do not recall exactly what words I used to sing when this song played. I am positive they were incorrect now that I have reviewed the actual lyrics. The line "under pressure" was clear as a bell, and that is probably all that mattered to a pre-teen who was convinced she was being absolutely crushed by the pressure in her life.
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming "Let me out!"
I probably didn't know what questions they were asking with such desperation...
Why, why, why?
Yeah, I had no idea...
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more chance
Amazing how a song, that felt so familiar at a time when I couldn't even begin to comprehend its message, can still be so relevant over thirty years later. Now I have an idea of what they were talking about, and it's frightening.