think Freddie's vocal style from WATC and See What A Fool I've Been really would've screwed up this verse..
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
...there are too many double-entendres in there for Freddie to carry off in a "straight" voice ;-)
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