I heard a song, but only the beginning of a song. I thought that it was Queen, but after scanning my father’s extensive Queen collection, I couldn’t find it.
It’s a very slow rock power ballad from the late 70s or 80s that starts with a series of synth pads (3 or 4 chords). A voice enters in the lower range of a tenor singer, “I’m asking why.” The line is echoed, repeated, and then echoed again.
The vocal phrase is a pick-up that comes in on the upbeat of beat 3 (…+4+1+). It’s straight eighth notes ending with “why” on the downbeat of 1. I think “I’m ask-ing wh-y” is “fa fa fa fa me” or at least those intervals.
What song is this?