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Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see

I'm just a poor boy (Poor boy)
I need no sympathy

Because I'm easy come, easy go
Little high, little low

Any way the wind blows
Doesn't really matter to me, to me

[Verse 1]
Mamaaa just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead

Mama, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away

Mama, ooh
Didn't mean to make you cry

If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

[Verse 2]
Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time

Goodbye, everybody
I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth

Mama, oooh (Anyway the wind blows)
I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
(Galileo) Galileo (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Figaro

I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go
Let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go
Let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go
Let me go (Will not let you go)

Let me go (Will not let you go) (Never, never, never, never)
Let me go, o, o, o, o
No, no, no, no, no, no, no

(Oh mama mia, mama mia) Mama Mia, let me go
Beelzebub has the devil put aside for me, for me, for me

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

(Oooh yeah, Oooh yeah)

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me

Any way the wind blows

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  • r
    Well captian has a good interpretation, but I have another interpretation, well I think in a different way, if you lissent to the solo it sounds like in the end that he got excuted and in the opera it sounds like god and the devil are battling. And I notice that freddie say all arabic words like bishmillah it means in the name of allah. It sounds like he is praying to get out of hell then he sing a rock part that's maybe meant to the devil, and the last word nothing really matters anyone can see nothing really matters to me. Well it sounds like it is. As he said in the beginning I need no sympathy (he gave up the hope down there in hell) well that's my opinion my english isn't the best but believe what you think offered interpretation.
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  • h
    When I heard that song from the radio, curiosity came up to me so I search it in the internet and found that the song was totally wonderful! The performance that Queen did in this song was very unique and powerful. I wasn't born on the time when this song was topping the billboard charts but internet helped me to learn and realize such a good song like this. I love it! :)
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  • f
    Mercury refused to explain his composition other than saying it was about relationships; the band is still protective of the song's secret. Brian May supports suggestions that the song contained veiled references to Mercury's personal traumas. He recalls "Freddie was a very complex person: flippant and funny on the surface, but he concealed insecurities and problems in squaring up his life with his childhood. He never explained the lyrics, but I think he put a lot of himself into that song." May, though, says the band had agreed that the core of a lyric was a private issue for the composer. In a bbc Three documentary about the making of "Bohemian Rhapsody", Roger Taylor maintains that the true meaning of the song is "fairly self-explanatory with just a bit of nonsense in the middle.
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  • f
    I love Queen and their music is really and the coolest thing about Freddie Mercury that he had the same birthday as my mom which is September 5th which really cool and I some their cd's like A Night At The Oprea, A Day At The Races, The Game, Jazz and many others and the songs are really good and two others that I like that they are really and their are These Are The Days Of Our Lives and No One But You.
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  • y
    When I pictured Freddie Mercury, I pictured a guy like Chip Skylark off of The Fairly Odd Parents. Ya. I"M a freak. but i don't care. b cause i did think of Chip Skylark! that was before i saw Freddie Mercury. ok, im 11 got that... every time i make an error in my typing starting at the word "the" i'll leave it so u can see... ready? "The bunny ate my undies so I hit the buunny very hard. It mady him bleed aso I sneezed. Ya. A piece of pue poretey. " see. That's how bad I am! Wanna see it again?
    "Jeez, how I love to snneeze out pickle juice ono moy sistars buttocks it is funny sepecially when I cut my hcheese and make a funny noise. Hehe.
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