Queen - “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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SPARE HIM HIS LIFE FROM THIS MONSTROSITY

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Bohemian Rhapsody

But, the real charm lies in the lyrics.

Lyrics

is this the real life
is this just fantasy
caught in a landslide
no escape from reality
open your eyes
look up to the skies and see
i'm just a poor boy, i need no sympathy
because im easy come, easy go,
a little high, little low,
anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me,
to me
mama, just killed a man,
put a gun against his head,
pulled my trigger, now he's dead,
mama, life had just begun,
but now i've gone and thrown it all away
mama ooo,
didn't mean to make you cry
if im not back again this time tomorrow
carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters
too late, my time has come,
sends shivers down my spine
body's aching all the time,
goodbye everybody, i've got to go
gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
mama, ooo (any way the wind blows)
i don't wan't to die,
i sometimes wish i'd never been born at all
Scaramouche «… a roguish clown character of the Italian commedia dell'arte who wears a black mask and, sometimes, glasses. He entertains the audience by his “grimaces and affected language”. … is “sly, adroit, supple, and conceited”. The name was that of a stock character in 17th-century Italian farce, Scaramuccia (literally “skirmish”), who, attired usually in a black Spanish dress, burlesquing a don, was beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice.» Scaramouche
fandango «An animated Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time.» (AHD) Also mentioned in the song A Whiter Shade of Pale.
Galileo Galileo Galilei, (1564 to 1642). «He discovered the isochronism of the pendulum and demonstrated that falling bodies of different weights descend at the same rate. He perfected the refracting telescope, which led to his discovery of Jupiter's satellites, sunspots, and craters on the moon. He was forced by the Inquisition to recant his support of the Copernican system (earth revolve around the sun, not the other way.). (AHD)»
Figaro adroit and unscrupulous intriguer. (AHD)
Bismillah «Arabic noun, meaning: “In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful”. This phrase is recited before each sura in Qur'an, except for the ninth. It is recited several times as part of daily prayers, and is usually the first phrase in the preamble of the constitutions of Islamic countries. It also forms the start of many dedication inscriptions on gravestones, buildings, and works of art, which go on to name the deceased or the donor.» Basmala
Beelzebub Devil, Satan. «(Hebrew: בעל זבוב‎, Baʿal Zəbûb Arabic: بعل الذباب‎, Ba‘al az-Zubab;, literally “Lord of the Flies”; Greek: Βεελζεβούλ, Velzevoúl; Latin: Beelzebūb). A Semitic deity that was worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron. In later Christian and Biblical sources, he is referred to as another name for Satan, and in demonology, is one of the seven princes of Hell.» Beelzebub
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, scaramouche will you do the fandango
thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening me
Galileo, Galileo,
Galileo Galileo
Galileo Figaro, magnifico
but i'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me
he's just a poor boy from a poor family
spare him his life from this monstrosity
easy come easy go, will you let me go
Bismillah! no, we will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! we will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! we will not let you go, let me go
will not let you go, let me go
will not let you go let me go
no, no, no, no, no, no, no
mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby, can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters, nothing really matters to me,

Any way the wind blows….

That's Bohemian Rhapsody, 1975, by British rock band Queen. The song is written by Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano).

Freddie died of AIDS at age 45, in 1991.

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