“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen is one of the strangest, most inspired and least-understood songs in the history of rock.
It manages to sound like a serious work of art, a moving lament and a moment of extreme silliness at the same time—which is part of the reason it’s equally loved by young kids and old rockers alike—and jumps from power ballad to light opera to heavy opera to hard rock and back to power ballad again before ending, nearly six minutes after it began, on a decisive gong.
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Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued by a CIA agent, finds his secretary shot dead, and witnesses two cops get killed.
He explained: ‘It’s fairly obvious to me this was Freddie’s coming-out song. ‘In the line “Mama, I just killed a man” he’s killed the old Freddie, his former image.
Well, that’s what his biographer Lesley-Ann Jones is claiming anyway. Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby, Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.
Mercury always refused to explain the obscure lyrics to the song only vaguely suggesting it was ‘about relationships’. Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go.) Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me. (Oh, yeah, oh yeah) Nothing really matters, Anyone can see, Nothing really matters, Nothing really matters to me.
According to the Daily Mail, Jones asked Mercury about her theory back in 1986 when he laughed it off before going quiet and telling her: ‘Bad timing!
He calls the CIA guy who tells him to grab the next train to Mexico.
Leaving Manhattan, Daryl can't shake a jive-talking street punk named Freddy, and soon he's traded clothes with Freddy to escape the police.