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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 23rd 2021 report

    There is no heterosexual explenation for this. Freddie was singing to his partner at the time and there is absolutely nothing in that song that says it's written for a woman. The lyrics are literally 'Ooh love, oo loverboy. Whatchu doin tonight, hey boy.'

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    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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    Jan 28th 2021 report

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

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 7th report

    I love this song so much, I think it’s about Freddie Mercury being on a date with a man, and doing loverish things with the man. He might have been bi but this song is really gay.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 7th report

    i love this song so much lol. it is about freddie mercury being just a lover boy with his date who is a man and giving the man wine and lobster and loverish things. this song is very gay even tho freddie mercury was bi.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2022 report

    i ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SONG it’s in my top 3 queen songs (bohemian rhapsody and killer queen r the others obvs) and i think this suits crowely and aziraphale from good omen so ridiculously much ( ik it’s not abt them but it seems like it is)

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2021 report

    This song is very, very gae. homosexual. queer. achillean, even. Freddie may have been bi but this song is very gae.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 16th 2021 report

    So this song is very clearly about Freddie and a date with another man. However, I do just want to say that Mercury was Bi.. not gay. It's a fact that's erased pretty often, so I just wanted to throw that out there.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2021 report

    It's gay. It's so obvious. All the people saying it's about a girl very clearly haven't listened to the song and just don't wanna admit one of the greatest artists ever was a homosexual

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2021 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.

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2020 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

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2020 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.

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2020 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. :)

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 1st 2018 report

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

  17. 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

  18. 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


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