Here Are the Lyrics to Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" finds its way back on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after the release of the new film of the same name. The track peaked at No. 2 spot on the Hot 100 back in 1992, thanks to a scene in Wayne's World, and remained on the chart for 42 weeks.
Originally released in 1975, the track was featured on Queen's fourth studio album, A Night at the Opera. The iconic six-minute song features multiple movements that are vastly different, showing off the band's dynamic range and Freddie Mercury's insane vocal ability.
The soundtrack for the new film, which follows Mercury's journey with Queen, just shot up to grab the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. This spot gives Queen their 17th top 40 album on that chart. The movie also includes songs from the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, marking the first time the recordings have been released in audio form.
While many of the lyrics still have fans wondering what the song means, Queen has left it up to our own interpretation. If you don't already know the iconic lyrics, check them out below and sing along.
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
A little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me, to me
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
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
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 want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all
I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me
Gallileo Figaro, magnifico
I'm just a poor boy and 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 (never)
Never, never, never, never, never let me go
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
So you think you can stop 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
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters nothing really matters to me
Anyway the wind blows
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Freddie Mercury