Queen: Love Of My Life Meaning
Song Released: 1979
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Love Of My Life Lyrics
You broken my heart, now you leave me.
Love of my life cant you see,
Bring it back bring it back,
Don't take it away from me,
Because you don't know what it means to me.
Love of my life don't leave...
anonymous Apr 4th, 4:11am report
I think he said this was about Mary, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. He didn't discuss his sexuality with Mary, which lead to their break up until the next year after this song was written.
However, there was an incident in his life shortly before he wrote this, and it involved a person that may very well have been his first meaningful same sex relationship (however brief it may have been) I think the devastation of that break up was the inspiration for this song.
Saying it is about Mary-at least back in the 1970's-was the only way to cover up his sexuality. He couldn't say this was about another guy. It's hard to believe now, but then he had to cloak it. Mary was the perfect cover.
anonymous Jun 29th, 2011 6:38am report
Freddie wrote this about his girlfriend and later on best friend. This is a perfect love song, with a great guitar driven climax by Brian May, and plenty of soul. Absolutely beautiful!
anonymous Mar 31st, 2011 3:45pm report
Bohemian Rhapsody's prequel is Lily Of The Valley, stated by Mercury himself.
This song is about the break up of him and his love Mary Austin.
Even though they broke up they remained very close friends for the remainder of Freddie's life (16 more years) and she followed him everywhere.
anonymous Dec 31st, 2010 12:03am report
I believe this song is a prequel to Bohemian Rhapsody. If you listen to the end where he sings Love of my life, love of my life, the oooh, oooh are gunshots where he kills his lovers new partner, leading into BRs "mama just killed a man"
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