The week it is was at #2, the #1 record was "Jump" by Kris Kross... Maybe the outside story was about an excecution- I think that's very clear, at least in the "mama" section. Obviously I'm not Freddie, but I can share with you a few facts that I have researched, and they can allow one to infer the meaning of this very complex song.. He had been dating Mary Austin for give or take 6 years.
Also peaked at #1 in the Netherlands, New Zealand, Belgium, and their native U. It re-entered the Top 100 on March 15th, 1992 and peaked at #2 (for 1 week) on May 3rd and stayed on the Top 100 for 16 weeks... You can just say it was about a simple excecution- that has nothing to do with Freddie.
Obviously we now know that Freddie was gay, or bisexual.
Alright- if you have the patience, let's get on with it. And they had either just broke up, or were about to.
Great Gazoo, Great Gazoo will you please wave your wand-o? "He can't believe that he really cheated on Mary- he's questioning if the whole confusing situation is just a dream."Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality"He's stuck and he can't run away from his sexual preference, or the fact that he had an affair."Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see- I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy"Here he's just saying that he isn't special- he did a bad thing and no one should care about him or feel bad for him."Because I'm easy come, easy go. Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me- to me."He states that he is careless and full of emotions.
(musical interlude)I see a little silly green and nerdy man. The new, gay, guilty Freddie is the one who "killed" the old him. Well if your still here, then here goes nothing.."Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?
Mary and him had moved in together, and she loved him.
There have also been claims that Freddie had an affair with a man (or men) while dating Mary.
Sends shivers down my spine, 'Cuz I think it's "nature" time! Make a little lightningor I'll spend the night out here!! Fred: He's just a green nerd from a far galaxy, Banned from his world for his atrocities! He once stated in an interview that there's no "half measures" with him- he's either very strong or very soft. As much as he loved Mary, he was gay- he couldn't deny it. He was dating women- but on the inside, was most likely not content with his love life. I often wonder what the artists think of these dissections. I was 10 years old and listened to nothing but AM top 40 radio when I first heard this song in 1975, I hated it, but it soon became one of the "top 3 at Ten PM' for about 3 weeks, and by time that was Over, I was looking at music like I never had before, not just to hum along, but to appreciate the lyrics and the imagination of the creators...37 years later I still find something new in this song everytime I listen to it...100 years from now people will look at classic rock the way we now look at Classical music of the late 19th century, and one of the centerpieces will be Bohemian Rhapsody. even though Freddie claimed it was all "nonsense", he was a very modest person. I read the comments sections on a lot of songs and the "meanings" people come up with can be really creative.
On May 1st, 1976 it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart... It meant something- no one can be sure of what, but it had to of meant something.