Bohemian Rhapsody full Lyrics – Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody full Lyrics

Song Title: Bohemian Rhapsody full Lyrics
Artist: Queen
Album: A Night at the Opera
Released: 1975

Genre: Classic Rock, Rock
Awards: Grammy Hall of Fame, Brit Award for British Single, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film

Bohemian Rhapsody full Lyrics – Queen

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 I’m easy come, easy go, little high, little low
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me

[Verse 1]
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, ooh, didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

[Verse 2]
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, ooh (Anyway the wind blows)
I don’t wanna die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

[Verse 3]

I see a little silhouette 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, 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) Ah

No, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Oh, mamma mia, mamma mia) Mamma mia, let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me!

[Verse 4]
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

Queen (band): Is Bohemian Rhapsody the greatest song ever?

Well for starters it’s not universally accepted as the best song ever.

I know many people who hate it. Music is down to the individual.

If you don’t like Bohemian Rhapsody but think to Love Yourself by Bieber is the best song ever then your opinion is fine. You’ll just find fewer people agree with you.

Rhapsody is held in high esteem because it is different to anything previously.

There had been long songs (American Pie, Hey Jude, Alice’s Restaurant), there had been complex songs (Happiness is a Warm Gun, Money, and most of King Crimson) and songs with a nod to opera (mainly in layout at this time as in Tommy or Ziggy Stardust although Lloyd Webber was fusing rock and opera in Jesus Christ Superstar), but none of these cemented these in one piece with quite the same commercial accessibility that Mercury did.

As well as being a commercial success it is also a fantastic piece of production and engineering. In the digital age overdubbing to infinity is easy.

Bohemian Rhapsody full Lyrics
Bohemian Rhapsody full Lyrics

In 1975 each vocal line was laid individually and “bounced down” onto the one before.

The recording system was a 24 track one, meaning there were 24 available tracks to record everything.

The finished piece contains around 180 overdubs.

It was a complex record to make and took around 70 hours to record the 5 minutes a 55-second piece.

There was nothing like BR before. It changed what people expected of music, Queen, records, videos, and producers.

It meant that epic tracks previously kept to the final track of the album could be singles.

It also signaled the death knoll of Glam Rock. Already slipping from favor the musical genre had become more and more pompous and complex.

Many people hated the idea of an operatic pop record. They wanted something shorter and more real.

The underground movement of Pub Rock with bands like Kilburn and the High Roads, Brinsley Schwarz and Doctor Feelgood were already paving the way for the more aggressive Punk Rock bands for whom the dinosaurs of the early 70s, like Queen and Floyd, were the antithesis of what they wanted.

Bohemian Rhapsody polarised music. It is perhaps too much to say Punk wouldn’t happen without it, but it certainly spurred it in.

Bohemian Rhapsody full Lyrics

Karan Deswal

I am a song lover from Delhi India

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