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Rock’s Most Inscrutable Lyrics, As Interpreted By SongMeanings
Queen — “Bohemian Rhapsody”
We’ve always thought: Actually, my personal take on this was that it resembled (if not deliberately referenced) Albert Camus’ The Outsider— a bored, alienated narrator kills someone on a whim, and then deals with the consequences of his actions.
Most adventurous theory: Not so much adventurous as facepalmingly depressing, there are about a gazillion commenters swearing blind that Freddie Mercury wrote this about having AIDS, presumably with the aid of a time machine. Or maybe he didn’t need one! Theories on this point include: “When Mike Myers approached Freddie to write a song for Wayne’s World, he begged the comedian to write this song about his struggles with the disease” and “ur wrong all over first cases of aids were documented in Africa in 1948 and it was well knwon in american by 1950 and the song was written and released in 1975 he has PLENTy of time to get aids and write about it.. + to add to this all the internet was started in late 30’s as a secret government project.”
Are we convinced? Sigh.
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