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Song Released: 1977


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Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy Lyrics

I can dim the lights
And sing you songs full of sad things
We can do the tango just for two
I can serenade and gently play
On your heart strings
Be your Valentino just for you

(Ooh love Ooh lover boy)
What ya doin' tonight, (hey...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 16th, 2013 10:21pm report


    This song is about one of Freddie's first boyfriends. It details the way that he treated him. Seeing that this song was written by Freddie, a gay man, it is not likely that this song is about a female. In the lyrics he says "What're you doing tonight? Hey boy!", which seems to be referring to someone aside from Freddie, himself. A male someone. It is a fantastic song and Freddie enjoyed writing it. "It’s called 'Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy', and it’s in my ‘ragtime’ mood that I get a chance to do on every album and this time, this is something I’ve come up with this time around." -Freddie Mercury



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    anonymous
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    Jun 20th, 2018 6:35am report


    He actually wrote/came up with this while he was getting ready for a date that he was going on with one of his male music producers. This is about another man it isn’t about a woman at all. Freddie Mercury didn’t actually come out to the public for a while but he was out to all of his friends/the band members.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2018 11:02pm report


    It's definitely not about a man seducing a woman, fact.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 27th, 9:15am report


    let’s be honest this song is big gay. About the song itself, i’d have to say my favourite line “hey boy where’d you get it from” i love how it’s sung. And the way they harmonise on certain lines gives me the vibe of freddie having people backing him while he sings this to his partner at the time. :)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 27th, 2020 4:06am report


    yall It’s so obvious it’s not about a woman. Some of y’all just can’t accept that gay ppl existed back then



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    anonymous
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    Sep 5th, 2019 9:35pm report


    Im assuming this song is about one of Freddie's lovers. I really love this song and I think its adorable.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2019 8:33pm report


    I think that he is in love with a 28 year old woman. He wants to know what she likes, socialize with her, and maybe he might want to date her. I think that he is trying impress this female.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2018 11:00pm report


    I know who the songs about, it describes them perfectly! “I’ll pay the bill you taste the wine”, lot of love x



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    anonymous
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    Jun 23rd, 2012 6:28pm report


    I think he can dim the lights and sing you songs....Okay, jk jk....

    He wants a girl to want him and basically promises to do all of these things for her to prove he loves her and he's saying he'd do a good job at keeping her satisfied in the "old fashioned" way.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 22nd, 2009 12:33pm report


    Well, if you ask me, this song is about a guy trying to seduce a girl by saying he'll do all this romantic stuff. And all the others are jealous. It's another love song, only better because it has a little bit of naughty in it.




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