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Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody Meaning

Song Released: 1975


Covered By: Panic! At The Disco (2016), Pentatonix (2017)


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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,i need no sympathy-
Because I’m easy come,easy go,
A little high,little...

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    anonymous
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    Dec 11th, 2013 12:26am report


    Yeah, he killed a man..Himself, and then went out of the closet, and left Mamma Mia (Mary)..



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2013 11:37pm report


    I always though it was his way of expressing how he felt when he found out he has aids.. The murder is his murder (the aids) it's a story of how he felt when he found out he had it like he was murdered



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2013 9:46pm report


    you are all very simple freddy loved opera and its an opera about a murderer on trial sentenced to die for his crimes he tries to plea politely for his life and when this fails he dams his persecutors. The mother part is about Alfrid Hitchcocks psycho when he talks to his mother even though he doesnt use a gun and btw u are simple and should not be allowed on the internet by your dead mothers.....



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    anonymous
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    Aug 18th, 2013 8:29pm report


    I agree, this is just nonsense crap. Well not saying the song is crap or anything lol, it's just for fun. Although, it's good for chorus, IMO. I love Queen! And this song too lol. ^^

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    anonymous
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    Aug 17th, 2013 8:37pm report


    "Scaramouche" is a character from a book by the same title by Raphael Sabatini. He is kind of like the more familiar" Zoro" who, while a person of noble background, he choses to disguise himself to right perceived " wrongs", usually among the"common" people. Scaramouche enjoys irony. He plays at being a"buffoon", but is really a master swordsman. He remakes himself as his situation dictates, while hiding in plain sight. Perhaps they want Scaramouche to "dance the fandango" over the body of the man about to be executed, because either "justice" was done, or for the irony of something everyone now knows.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2013 6:40am report


    I'm not sure, but i think I've heard a scaramouche is an Italian figure who makes other people happy, while being sad in his heart.

    K, I think it's a good interpretation. However, I'm not sure if I agree. I think he's going to commit suicide. 'Cause he said: anyway the wind blows doesn't really matter to me. In your interpretation, it's obvious he don't wanna die (k, that's what he said)and he want to escape, etc. But when nothing matters, why in heavens sake does he want to escape? I think, he wants to punish himself for his actions. In the end of the song, you hear a sound, (the last sound), I think that sound used to be a gun. He shot himself.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 7th, 2013 6:09am report


    The song is about a man telling the world he is gay. he says mother I killed a man because he no longer sees himself as a man. this is shown again when he says he sees a silhouette of a man. while some may consider these comparisons to be wrong, consider the global opinion on gays when this song was written.



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 2013 5:08pm report


    This song is obviously about death and murder. However, there is more than one interpretation. Good Art in any form whether it is a painting, poetry or music should have many interpretations. All art forms should evoke a variety of emotions. Freddie Mercury was an amazing artist and his passion was conveyed through his music.

    IMO this song may not necessarily be about Freddie having contracted and unwittingly spread the HIV virus to others himself, but it could be about the overall process of how it initially unfolded during his time in the gay community. The song illustrates this tragedy to those who understand it.

    "Momma just killed a man put my gun against his head pulled My trigger now he's dead" could be a metaphor for sex that causes death. It does not have to be literal. Just because the public thinks Freddie wasn't suffering from aids at the time the record was released does not mean he wasn't socially aware. Quite possibly Freddie would have been sympathetic toward those suffering from this disease and willing to dedicate a song to their plight.

    The Bohemian Tragedy: HIV.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 20th, 2013 4:36am report


    I just listened to this a few moments ago for the very first time and I simply do not understand why people have been freaking out over it for decades. It's aimless and the words put together describe a possible murder but that's just about it. I understand the structure and elements of the song are pretty different--complex, even--but that's technically all. Nothing symbolic or life-changing about it.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2013 4:50am report


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    anonymous
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    Apr 1st, 2013 4:48pm report


    You've got it all wrong. Yes, he killed a man, but he's already dead. (Hence the "Is this the real life, is this just fantasy".) "No escape from reality" He's facing the fact that he's dead. "Look up to the skies and see, I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy" He needs no sympathy because he's dead, and you have to look up to see him in heaven.

    In the second verse he's confessing to his mom in heaven (she's already dead.) about him murdering the man.

    In the third verse he's reflecting on his execution.

    The fourth verse is him trying to be retrived by satin (beezlebub) to go to hell, but the angels give him sympathy (even though he doesn't ask for it) and try to keep him there.

    Fifth verse is him talking to his living family (though they can't hear him) before going to hell.

    Sixth verse he's in hell and saying he doesn't care, because he's pretty much paying for his actions.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 28th, 2013 3:24pm report


    Im no pro, but I imagine you just crafted a very good point point. You undoubtedly comprehend what youre speaking about, and I can actually get behind that. Thanks for staying so upfront and so honest.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 20th, 2013 3:04pm report


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    isoarcars
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    Mar 20th, 2013 3:04am report


    Yes, I've been here before, but just to clear up a few things.

    I thought Freddie Mercury experts established that "BR" was written in the '70s and Freddie contracted aids in the '80s.

    He was not sloppy with his pen so we can assume "Mama just killed a man" means exactly that and NOT "Mama I just killed a man" or any other variation. His mother just killed a him figuratively, probably as she and Freddie confront his sexuality. This is a family with traditional middle east views on male and female sexuality and family life. Newspaper and CNN reportage seems to reveal, it's a domestic situation which can easily become volatile and even lethal.

    These are not fashionably laid back, careful to be fashionably cool, campus secularists; drifting with whatever sophomoric views are currently spilling over lecture podiums - these are family people with centuries old roots and ostracism and shunning is a death.

    I don't believe artists like FM or Bob Dylan try to be cryptic. It's like overhearing doctors or computer hackers chatting in professional jargon. The language quickly becomes very dense and efficient without regard for listeners. Freddie is revealing personal intimacies and not serving the needs of we eavesdroppers.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 2013 3:23am report


    It was about his life and aids . He slept with a guy . And gave him aids .
    Its about always trying to be decitful

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