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Bohemian Rhapsody: behind the lyrics

    A song with no chorus, a single from Queen's 1975 album, A Night At The Opera, this complex song look more like a narrative poetry: a song with plot. Each plot has  its own motive, and its own delivery. Written and composed by the band front-man and lead singer, Freddie Mercury, the song start with a choir like intro, followed up by piano ballad, opera singing and the monstrous rock n roll in the end.


    [choir makes the intro..]
    Is this a 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, i need no sympathy
    Because i'm easy come, easy go
    A little high, little low
    Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me, to me

    [..then the ballad kicks in]
    Mama, 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, oh~
    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

    Too late, my time has come
    Sends shiver 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, oh~ (anyway the winds blow)
    I don't want to die
    I sometimes wish i'd never been born at all
    [the guitar solo ends the ballad..]

    [and the opera takes over..]
    I see a little silhouetto of a man
    Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango
    Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening me
    Gallileo, Gallileo, Gallileo, Gallileo
    Gallileo figaro, magnifico

    But i'm just a poor boy and 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) (never)
    Never let you go (let me go)
    No, no, no, no, no, no no!
    Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
    Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me

    [..the raging rock cracks the heat]
    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
    Ooh yeah, ooh yeah,

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

    Anyway the wind blows..

    freddie Mercury
    This song has became controversial the minute Queen released it to the air. The lyrics is strange, with combination of words that arouse many different speculation of the meaning of the song. If you notice, there are repeated words of 'Bismillah' appeared in the lyrics, even though neither Freddie Mercury nor the other band mates were Muslim. Songfacts.com stated that Mercury's parent were Zoroastrian (adherent of Zoroastrianism, an ancient religion originated in Persia, which is vaguely related to Islam) and these words do have a meaning in that religion. His family was forced out from Zanzibar, their homeland, by government upheaval and they later on moved to England.

    In years, the band kept the true meaning of Bohemian Rhapsody in secret, and the debate continue up until now. Some believe that the song is about Mercury's bisexuality that leaded to AIDS. Some said that it is about a man who is accidentally killed someone and sold his soul to the Beelzebub (one of many names given to the devil, which stated in the lyrics).

    "It's one of those songs which has a fantasy feel about it. I think people should just listen to it, think about it, and make up their own minds as to what it says to them..."'Bohemian Rhapsody"' didn't just come out of thin air. I did a bit research although it was tongue-in-cheek and mock opera. Why not?" (Freddie Mercury)Source URL: http://emiliakayy.blogspot.com/2011/09/bohemian-rhapsody-behind-lyrics.html
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