Queen: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy Meaning
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Song Released: 1977
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy Lyrics
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...
anonymous 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
anonymous 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.
anonymous Nov 1st, 2018 11:02pm report
It's definitely not about a man seducing a woman, fact.
anonymous 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. :)
anonymous 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
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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
anonymous 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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