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Queen: Somebody to Love Meaning


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Song Released: 1976

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Can anybody find me somebody to love?
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord what you're doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
But I just can't get no relief,...


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    Nov 13th, 11:05am report

    Once i read all the lyric i can strongly feel that this is not about someone needing a person to be loved. it’s actually question about GOD’s exsitance.


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    Jun 25th, 2012 6:52pm report

    I think that it's about him wanting to get married in the church.. Therefore the gospel chior.. and of course finding someone to get married to.


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    Feb 29th, 2012 2:47pm report

    Freddy was gay, and he was on the closet, he fantasized with comming out some day, but couldn't find someone to love....someone to support him, it seems easy to find a person to love when you're straight, but for a gay man, such a genious and "weirdo" as Freddy was it is very hard to find a person who'd understand him


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    Sep 28th, 2011 9:12pm report

    I think you have to look at the the times in which Freddy Mercury was alive & what the beliefs were. According to the DSM (diagnostic manual for mental health counselors)at that time, being homosexual was a mental health disorder & homosexuals were considered the same as pedophiles still are today. We can't know what his intentions were, but I feel that it related to his belief in God, feeling betrayed by his faith & by God for being homosexual. Feeling trapped by his sexuality & wanting to break free to love who he wanted, without having to hide it. This could be really deep & could be talking about the loneliness felt by a gay man of the time. The inability to share his true self with others openly, being deemed a deviant or evil for who he truly was....


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    Aug 6th, 2011 8:12pm report

    @sexykat, don't know why but i absolutely love hearing from freddie's black fans. he was a bad aretha fanboy. he tried to do the screeching churchy style on "one year of love" (which a lot of white male rock fans just DO NOT GET - same reason patti didn't cross over.) he was dry-humping those big black beauties in the body language video~ haha!
    and basically the only good covers of Freddie have been george michael and Sharon D. Clarke - who played killer queen in the WWRY musical. only divas understand him!


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    Jul 5th, 2011 7:52pm report

    I feel he was so lonely that he just needed one true person to care and love him for who he was. I didnt care that he was bisexual I love freddie mercury to death. I am a black woman and I grew up on queen and a lot of black people liked their music from back in the day. I have his concerts on dvd and he was a sexy white man. So were the other members of queen and dont forget he did like ladies at first love you freddie.

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    Jun 9th, 2011 6:23pm report

    This song has nothing to do with being gay or not. This is just a human basic need to truly love and be loved in exchange. Freddy feels he is getting old and needs someone by his side. He feels so loney and cry when he sees himself in the mirror. Same feeling I got for so long now... He might be having a spiritual crisis, who hasn't put their own happiness in someone else? He desperately is seeking for love.

    He worked really hard to be where he was. Did you know he had to work, study and play music at the same time before becoming famous? I bet he was really tired of working...

    The praying is just a cry out for help. He tried to have a relationship but it seemed men just came to him because of his fame and money.

    People might have called him crazy since he was an extravagant man. He barely trusted anybody who came close to him and wanted just a shag. Did you know his love of his life was Mary? his son's mother?

    He was losing hope day by day but he was so strong he knew he would get over it. He felt he was isolated and needed someone by his side. He hoped to finally find someone in his life?


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    Apr 19th, 2011 4:32pm report

    he needs someone to replace the love he felt with god, because he feels that god can no longer love him becasue he is a gay man. not saying that it is my personal opinion, about god not accepting gay men, but could have been freddy's perspective


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    Feb 9th, 2011 2:08pm report

    Since he says

    "I have spent all my years in believing you
    But I just can't get no relief, Lord!"

    I thought that he has lost faith in God and wants to love someone else to "replace" his love in God.

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