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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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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 27th 2020 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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    Jun 20th 2018 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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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2013 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

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 28th report

    Freddie likes man, he asks him out and they date. Good song aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 25th report

    This song is about Freddie and his love affair with David Minns. My favorite and all-telling line, is: :come sit on my hot seat of love." Wow
    I just love this song.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd report

    this song is really beautiful, it makes me
    feel so welcome and loved. it’s well put together and the lyrics and vocals are *chefs kiss* as always. <33

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd report

    Okay. Here we go. The third review that still somehow believes this song is about a heterosexual relationship. How blind must you be, or, how bad were you at secondary school English Language analysis?
    I shall break it down for you-
    Times the word boy was used: 11. The amount of time any female gendered word or pronoun was used: 0.
    And somehow this person managed to come to the conclusion that this song, the most obviously gay song to ever gay, was about a girl.
    I despair.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 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. :)

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2019 report

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

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 23rd 2019 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.

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  11. anonymous
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    Nov 1st 2018 report

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

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 1st 2018 report

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

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2012 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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  14. anonymous
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    Dec 22nd 2009 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.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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