antimantikora (antimantikora) wrote,

Queen - Flash Gordon, lyrics of the full album


Некогда в 1980-х мы, школьники, слушали Queen, особенно вот этот альбом “Flash Gordon” (1980), глядя из окна, как извергается Вилючинский вулкан. Край земли был совершенно иной, английский был нулевой, и невнятная речь киношных диалогов вообще не воспринималась. Что только мы не придумывали! Представления не имея, что означают эти «клайсесайз боод!» и «Флаш Гордон но фроутин», мы просто выучили тарабарщину и орали ее на районе. Да ведь перевести это нельзя было и с хорошим советским английским - тут надо знать реалии. Позже я узнал, что альбом этот - саундтрек к фильму, а фильм - по комиксам. Посмотрел и фильм, и был крайне разочарован. Но как переводчик умудрялся понимать эту невнятицу? Ни черта же не слышно! Некоторых буржуйцев, как они пишут, диалоги в альбоме раздражают, лучше была бы только музыка Квинов. На мой взгляд актерские голоса там тоже интересные. И подбор реплик для диска был сделан искусно. Много лет я не мог найти запись диалогов альбома. Недавно я нашел материалы для этого, подготовил текст, привожу его ниже, для памяти: все диалоги и песни. Можно включить звук на ютубе, послушать эту замечательную рок-оперу и почитать лирикс. Надо признать, всё очень устарело. Равно как и я сам.

Side 1

Flash's Theme
Ming: Klytus, I'm bored. What play thing can you offer me today?
Klytus: An obscure body in the S-K System, your majesty. The inhabitants refer to it as the planet Earth.
Ming: How peaceful it looks.
Ming: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
Klytus: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, most effective your majesty. Will you destroy this.... Earth?
Ming: Later, I like to play with things while... before annihilation.
Ming: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

Flash, a-ah, saviour of the universe,
Flash, a-ah, you saved everyone of us
(Ming: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha)

Flash, a-ah, he's a miracle.
Flash, a-ah, king of the impossible.

He's for everyone of us.
Stand for everyone of us.
He saved with a mighty hand (ahhh, ah)
Every man every woman (ahh, ah)
Every child - he's a mighty flash (ahh, ahh, ah)

Flash, a-ah
Flash, a-ah, you saved everyone of us

Just a man
With a man's courage,
You know he's
Nothing but a man
He can never fail,
No-one but the pure at heart
May find the Golden Grail.
Ohh, oh
Ohh, oh


Dale: My God we're moving
Zarkov: For God's sake, strap yourselves down


In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
Agent: Strange object imaged in the Imperial Vortex.
Agent: Object entering our control range, approaching the Sea of Fire.
Klytus: Bring it through safely. Land it.

Ming's Aerial Controller: Prisoners, march below me to the presence of Emperor Ming.

Ming's Theme (In The Court of Ming The Merciless)
Crowd: Hail, Ming, hail!
Klytus: Now the tributes, from Ardentia.
Ardentian Prince: We, the people of Ardentia, we have suffered since you blasted our kingdom. I can offer you nothing this year except my loyalty.
Klytus: Prince Thun, we prize nothing more highly. And tell us, how great is this loyalty to your emperor?
Ardentian Prince: Without measure.
Ming: We are delighted to hear it. Fall on your sword.
Ardentian Prince: Death to Ming!
Klytus: Who are you?
Flash: Flash Gordon, quarter back, New York Jets.
Dale: Dale Arden, your highness.
Ming: Pathetic earthlings, hurling your bodies out into the void. … let us see you.


The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)
Flash: Forget it Ming, Dale's with me!

Football Fight
Ming: Klytus, are your men on the right pills?
Ming: Maybe you should execute their trainer?
Flash: Forty one, forty two…
Dale: Go Flash go, go Flash go, go Flash go, go Flash go!

In the Death Cell
Flash: This isn't happening Dale, we're not here, it's just a bad dream.
Dale: Oh, I agree completely, why we'll wake up any minute in Dark Harbour and have a laugh about all this.

Aura: Look, water is leaking from her eyes.
Ming: It's what they call tears, it's a sign of their weakness.

Doctor: This will help you on your way.

Execution of Flash

The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)

Side 2

Arboria (Planet of The Treemen)
Aura: I brought you a present – Flash.
Barin: Welcome back from the grave.
Barin: You are playing with fire, Aura.
Aura: Of course I am.
Barin: Harboring a fugitive from Ming is treason.
Flash: Prince Barin, I'm not your enemy, Ming is. Let's all team up and fight him.
Barin: Lower them into the swamp.

Escape from The Swamp
Slave: You are to be prepared for your wedding.

Flash To The Rescue
Dale: I'm lost Aura, nothing can save me now.

Flash, a-ah

Commander: General Kala, Flash Gordon approaching
Kala: What do you mean, Flash Gordon approaching?
Commander: On a Hawkman rocket cycle. Shall I inform his majesty?
Kala: Imbecile, the emperor would shoot you, for corrupting his wedding with this news. Fire when Gordon's in range.

Flash, a-ah

Kala: He's escaping, idiots. Despatch War Rocket Ajax to bring back his body.

Captain: Charge the boosters.
Controller: Flash Gordon in range, Captain.
Captain: Fire.
Flash: Vultan, my trap plan worked, they'll follow me for sure.
Vultan: Good, standby my Hawkmen.
Captain: Fire capacitators.
Vultan: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, they're trying to flush you out.
Captain: OK, let's go in after him.

Vultan: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, good, they're coming through.
Vultan: Squadron forty – dive!

Vultan's Theme (Attack of The Hawkmen)
Vultan: Second wave – dive!

Captain: Stop all engines, repel borders.

Battle Theme
Flash: Biro's hit, I'm going in after him.
Vultan: Uh, impetuous boy. Ah well, who wants to live forever? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha – dive.


Biro: Detonate the mine.
Flash: Right.

The Wedding March

Marriage of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching)
Vultan: Come on, it's time to bail out.
Flash: Sorry Vultan, I'm not coming.
Vultan: What? You'll be destroyed.
Flash: You loony bird, get out of here, they need you on the ground.

He saved everyone of us
Vultan: Onwards my brave Hawkmen, let peace be known forever as Flash Gordon's name.

Priest: Do you, Ming The Merciless, ruler of the universe, take this earthling, Dale Arden, to be your empress of the hour?
Ming: Of the hour, yes.
Priest: Do you promise to use her as you will?
Ming: Certainly.
Priest: Not to blast her into space... until such time as you grow weary of her.
Ming: I do.
Dale: I do not!

Flash - a-ah
He's a miracle,
King of the impossible.
Priest: Recite after me your majesty, with this ring, I thee wed.


Crash Dive On Mingo City
Dale: Flash, don't move.
Ming's Aerial Controller: Hail Flash Gordon, saviour of the universe.

Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
Flash: Yeah!

He's for everyone of us,
Stand for everyone of us,
He saved with a mighty hand
Every man, every woman,
Every child - he's a mighty Flash

Barin: We owe everything to Flash. Hail Flash! From this day on, let every breed of Mongul live together, in peace.
Dale: Will we ever get out of here Hans?
Zarkov: I don't know, but we'll try.
Barin: We certainly invite you all to stay.
Flash: What do you think?
Dale: I'm a New York City girl. It's a little bit too quite around here for me.


The Hero
Ming: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

So you feel like you ain't nobody,
Always needed to be somebody,
Put your feet on the ground,
Put your hand on your heart,
Lift your head to the stars.
And the world's for your taking,
Are you ready to save the world.

So you feel like it's end of story.
Find it all pretty satisfactory.
Well I tell you my friend
This might seem like the end,
But the continuation is
Yours for the making,
Yes, you're a hero.
Ooh, yeah

Flash, a-ah
He's for everyone of us,
Stand for everyone of us,
He saved with a mighty hand (he saved with a mighty hand),
He saved with a mighty hand (he saved with a mighty hand),
He saved with a mighty hand (he saved us),
Every man, every woman, every child, he's a mighty

Flash, a-ah!


The main characters who speaks are:
1. Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones)
2. Dale Arden (Melody Anderson)
3. Dr. Hans Zarkov (Topol)
4. Ming The Merciless (Max Von Sydow)
5. Prince Barin (Timothy Dalton)
6. Prince Vultan (Brian Blessed)
7. Princess Aura (Ornella Muti)
8. General Kala (Mariangela Melato)
9. Klytus (Peter Wyngarde)
10. Ming's Aerial Controller (Max Von Sydow)
11. Prince Of Ardentia (George Harris)
12. Priest (Phillip Stone)
Tags: lyrics, английский, воспоминания, история, музыкальная антропология

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