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Posted: 25 May 05, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know this discusion has been said many times but now that I have a clear interpertation of Bohiemian Rhapsody I'm kind of curios to to see (and I'm sure there's a wide variety) some other oppinions on the song I guess so I can compare them to mine.

Anyone?

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Posted: 25 May 05, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apparently, it's about AIDS.

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Posted: 25 May 05, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really? he wrote that song before he got AIDS I thought


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Posted: 25 May 05, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester you doofus!!!
Killarqueen, the Bo Rhap was written in 1975...

AIDS was discovered in what 1980, 1982,... somewhere around there.

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Posted: 25 May 05, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I know I just wanted to know how Lester got that interpertation from the song. Nobody knew that Freddie had AIDS (exept for close friends) 'till the day before he died (11/23/91)


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Posted: 25 May 05, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Woah, thanks for catching that one, guys. Where would I have been without your watchful eyes.

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Posted: 25 May 05, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it can easily be interperted as the scene when Romeo killed Tybalt from Romeo and Juliet.


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Posted: 25 May 05, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes I read some of that english project thingy


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Posted: 25 May 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Woah. I have just been flashed by the blindingly obvious. Thanks John!

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Posted: 25 May 05, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,
I remember one time i listened to Bohemian Rhaposdy and took in to account what the song means, and all i got was "Freddie has killed someone and and he's going to kill himself because he can't live with himself because what he has done" the rest is just nonsense i think.


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Posted: 25 May 05, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, Freddie didn't die on 23/11 but on 24/11
For his moustache's sake!


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Posted: 25 May 05, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And yes, i'm talking to you KillarQueen (Bulgarian?)

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Posted: 25 May 05, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Bad Guy wrote:

Hey, Freddie didn't die on 23/11 but on 24/11
For his moustache's sake!


I said that was the day BEFORE he died


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Posted: 25 May 05, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And what's Bulgarien supposed to mean?


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Posted: 25 May 05, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Apparently, it's about AIDS.


No, I thought the Prophet's Song was about AIDS, wasnt it?

(sometimes people just dont get sarcasm, ya know....)


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Posted: 25 May 05, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've said it before &I'll say it again, Do you really want to know what Bo Rhap is about??
Well I'm gonna tell you.....
It's about 5 minutes & 55 seconds! There you have it. You take it to the grave!


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Posted: 25 May 05, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There isn't one meaning of Bo Rhap that everyone can a agree on. I'm just wondering what others oppinions are


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Posted: 25 May 05, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way MercuryArts that was pretty stupid. Funny though


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Posted: 25 May 05, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My interpretation? It's about Freddie coming to terms about his sexuality. Killing off Farouk Bulsara and finally becoming Freddie Mercury. It came to me while watching a live queen video and seeing him by himself at the piano and REALLY looking into the lyrics. He was torn about his sexual orientation and I think it's around this time where he probably finally "came out" to a certain extent. I get the feeling the first verse telling his mom that he killed a man meaning that he may have come out to his mother. I don't know. It just makes sense to me but everyone is entitled to an opinon. The opera section to me doesn't really mean anything. Freddie just being clever I suppose. He also may have considered himself a bohemian. Give it a listen everybody and see what you think.

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Posted: 25 May 05, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well I think the beginning is about (like you said) him haveing killed a man (his old self or a fictional person) and conffesing to his mother and he's going to his trial tommarow, and might get hanged afterwords. The opera section I've always thought is the trial section where the jury is arguing about whether let be hanged or to "let him go"


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