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Another One Bites the Dust

Another One Bites the Dust has not been seen in 1776 Phish shows.
It has not yet been performed live.
It was played at 0% of live shows.

Music/Lyrics: John Deacon

Original Artist: Queen

Original Album: The Game (1980)

Vocals: Instrumental; unidentified fan (7/6/97)

Historian: Martin Acaster (Doctor_Smarty)


Perhaps hoping to capitalize on the waning glitter-ball infested daze of disco, the typically hard-rocking British band Queen renounced their “no synthesizers” policy and released their first dance-oriented album The Game in 1980. “Another One Bites The Dust,” written by bassist John Deacon, featured a mesmerizing disco bass groove. It was ultimately Queen’s most successful hit single in the United States, reaching number one for three of the thirty-one weeks that it charted. Lyrically the song dances a metaphorical line between gunfights and failed relationships. All but one of the pre-hiatus Phish performances of this dance favorite were Mike Gordon-led instrumental grooves in the midst of a jam. The first appearance of this “Another One Bites The Dust” groove was during an otherwise average “You Enjoy Myself” on 4/22/90. Before the hiatus it appeared in two other “YEMs” (4/5/92 and 10/23/94), a “Mike’s Groove” (2/18/93), and during a spicy “Gumbo” served up on 9/14/99. The post-hiatus return of the “Another One Bites The Dust” jam was initiated by Trey and occurred during “YEM” on 3/1/03



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The only time to date that the song's lyrics have been included was during a session of “Phish Karaoke” held during the soundcheck of the 7/6/97 show in Desenzano, Italy. This hilarious performance featured the vocal stylings (and “Another One Rides The Bus” lyrical improvisation) of one of the lucky fans present for the surprise soundcheck, which also included a limbo contest.


Lyrics:

(Deacon)
© Beechwood Music Corporation (BMI)

Steve walks warily down the street with the brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet, machine gun's 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
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!

Hey
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, oh
Another one bites the dust, hey, hey
Another one bites the dust, heeeeey
Oh, shout out!

There are plenty of 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
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 the sound of the beat. Oh yeeeah!
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 it!
Hey!
Alright!

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