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Posted: 09 May 10, 02:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What are some Queen songs about? What are your takes on them? I've always wondered what the Hell 'Mother Love' is about.


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Posted: 09 May 10, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mother Love is self-explanatory - there is nothing to wonder about  :-)

In the youtube video, the maker of the video shows the picture of Freddie's mother when the word "Mama" is sung.  In my humble opinion, I think the "woman" who gave him sweet mother love might be Mary Austin and therefore she would be the "mama" in the song and not his mother  :-)

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Posted: 09 May 10, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I learned in a psychology lecture once that the last words of dying soldiers on the battlefield were, overwhelmingly, "mother" or "mom".  Freddie was getting very close to the end, and there must have been fear and the drive to seek love and comfort and perhaps even protection at a very fundamental level.  I've always thought that maybe that's what 'Mother Love' was rooted in.

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Posted: 09 May 10, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But wasn't Mother Love written by Brian...???


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Posted: 09 May 10, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was cowritten.  But that's not really important I don't think. The Show Must Go On was written/cowritten by Brian as well, and that was pretty clearly filtered through an experience Freddie was living.

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Posted: 10 May 10, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The "mother" Freddie refers to here "could" be his own mom but like in Bohemian Rhapsody the "mama" in this song was regarding Mary possibly.

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Posted: 18 May 10, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's all so scary. There's tons of people who claim Freddie was in it just for the money, but with some of those last songs, you can tell he did it clearly for his love of music. His enjoyment and happiness.


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