Queen: Bicycle Race Meaning
Song Released: 1978
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Bicycle Race Lyrics
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark...
anonymous Dec 7th, 2008 12:40am report
My long understanding of this is that is a very simple song crafted when Freddie M was on holiday in France. Apparently a stage of the Tour De France cycle race came through the town past his hotel. He was mocking the encompassing euphoria of the event and the all-consuming passion of the supporters etc overshadowing some of the real issues of the world at the time.
anonymous Dec 7th, 2011 12:10am report
Im pretty sure the song is about LSD. The bicycle he wants to ride is Hoffmans bike. Lsd was discovered by accident. After Hoffman ingested lsd he went home riding his bike, most lsd have a picture on them with hoffman riding a bike.
anonymous Nov 16th, 2017 11:43pm report
I thought it was about playing poker? Bicycle playing cards
anonymous Jun 25th, 2012 6:46pm report
The song's about going against the other people and being free.
You say ___
I say ____
He is going against it, choosing his own path.....
And this song is also about Bicycles, of course.
anonymous Jul 4th, 2011 7:05am report
He was talking about sex.
anonymous Jun 29th, 2011 6:35am report
Just a song poking fun at the constant competition in life. Freddie saw the Tour de France pass by his hotel and he just wanted to ride his bicycle, not race. Great use of humor to cover up such deepness-Queens best attribute
anonymous Aug 21st, 2009 8:34am report
This is a song about masturbation. Plain and simple.
I'm not certain on this, but I'm pretty confident in my answer, as I have heard it from many others as well. The word "bicycle" was actually "bisexual" in the original song. Either they were not allowed to have such a suggestive song, or Queen just didn't want to come out and say it. Freddie Mercury himself was a bisexual, as he had two serious relationships in his life - one with a male and one with a female. There you have it.
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