At face value, this pre-Live Aid song is about third-world poverty and the huge imbalances between rich and poor. However, Queen songs often come in clever pairs, best listened to in the order on the album. This song follows "Hammer To Fall
," which is about a nuclear apocalypse and ends with a loud bang. The second song laments "the world we devastated, right to the bone."
Stu - Fife, Scotland