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Posted: 11 Oct 18, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it about Jim Hutton?


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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 01:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My guess is it’s about Anita Dobson. But really could be about anyone including Freddie’s second favorite cat...bijou

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that song Bijou is about Jim. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think so.

For what reason some people believe that the song is dedicated to a cat?

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always regarded this song as a 'good bye to fans' from Freddie. The same way as the video for "TATDOOL".
This can be the reason why it has been placed right before "The Show" on the album. It's like the intro to the closing track of the final Freddie's album.

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always read it that it was likely to be for Mary, or even the band as an entity...but ultimately everyone will take it as they want to.

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Invisible Woman wrote:

For what reason some people believe that the song is dedicated to a cat?


due to sar-cat-ism

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Jimmy Dean Your comment was sarcastic but some people really think that the song is about a cat and I wonder what the reason is.


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I was thinking of another possibility. Maybe it's about Freddie's ring which Jim gave to him and Bijou is about of that ring as a symbol of their love.


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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think its so much emotion in it so I guess it was about Jim but hey maybe Im wrong


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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's actually a homage to Paul Rogers who, surprisingly, was Freddie's favourite singer.

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ahahaha thats funny as fuck


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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought Brian wrote the lyrics? If so it's unlikely to be about Freddie's boyfriend :o


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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Often wondered why jim, joe and peter were all left the same amount of money 500k, if jim was indeed freddies partner at the time of his death, you would think he would be left a higher sum of money than the other two.

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lyrics came as support for the melody, they have no specific meaning.. like most Queen songs.


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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Often wondered why jim, joe and peter were all left the same amount of money 500k, if jim was indeed freddies partner at the time of his death, you would think he would be left a higher sum of money than the other two.


As far as I know, Jim H. got a house in Ireland from Freddie while Freddie was close to the end. At least they had a agreement about that subject.
Joe Fanelli got a small house as a support because he had the disease too.





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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's about Adam Lambert, Frederick's favourite American Idol loser.


John hated Hot Space. Frederick's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Rog didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 vox.
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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Frederick? Just call him Freddie lol.

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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This was discussed years ago... here we go again: this song was inspired by Jeff Beck's song "Where were you" and lyrics and title could be about a bird named "Bijou" by Brian May's mom Ruth, a bird that used to visit Brian's bedroom window.

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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It could also be about Brian's relationship with his guitar.

it could be about anything really.


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