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Queen - Stone Cold Crazy

Queen - Stone Cold Crazy - About the song

"Stone Cold Crazy" is a song written and performed by British rock band Queen for their 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack. The song is the eighth track on the album. Although the song was not released as a single at the time, it was performed live at almost every Queen concert from 1974 to 1978."Stone Cold Crazy" is included on the band's 1992 compilation album, Classic Queen.

This song is known for its fast tempo and heavy distortion, thus being a precursor to speed metal. It is described as "thrash metal before the term was invented". In 2009, it was named the 38th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

DRUM! called it an "early blisteringly fast song", describing Taylor's performance as "straight-up punk-rock drumming. In essence, Taylor's groove is a double-stroke roll split between his bass drum and snare drum with some cool accents played on his crash cymbals. Taylor later re-enters with a dramatic and decidedly non-punk fill to restart the groove."

Stone cold crazy - Lyrics

Sleeping very soundly

On a Saturday morning

I was dreaming I was Al Capone

There's a rumour going round

Gotta clear outta town

I'm smelling like a dry-fish bone

Here come the Law,

Gonna break down the door

Gonna carry me away once more

Never, I never,

I never want it any more

Gotta get away from this stone-cold floor


Stone-cold crazy, you know

Rainy afternoon

I gotta blow a typhoon

And I'm playing on my slide trombone

Anymore, anymore,

Cannot take it anymore

Gotta get away from this stone-cold floor


Stone-cold crazy, you know

Hit 'em up

Walking down the street

Shooting people that I meet

With my rubber Tommy water gun

Here come the deputy

He's gonna come and get a me

I gotta get me get up and run

They got the sirens loose

I ran right out of juice

They're gonna put me in a cell

If I can't go to heaven

Will they let me go to hell?


Stone-cold crazy, you know


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