Queen: Bicycle Race Meaning
Song Released: 1978
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 Feb 10th, 2007 2:39pm report
Bicycle Race by Queen can have many different meanings but I think the most obvious interpretation is about freedom. "I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like." The writer of this song just wants freedom. He believes in this and that but when it comes to critics they all agree with him because he is famous. But he really just wants freedom.
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 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 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
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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