what's your mode of transport?
mine is the sun.
when it rises dripping from
the sea when it falls like honey on
the trees when it swallows up
clouds my soul moves with it.
mine is you.
i like fridays, rainy days, proud cats, black & white photographs, children's books, short stories and movies that most people would never see. Music serves me justice on sad days (Adele, The Kooks, Mumford & Sons are gems) and genuine smiles are a must-have.
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Friday, February 15, 2008
okay. so in all honesty, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is really difficult to listen to because there's just simply SO MANY things to listen to. i admire the way Freddie Mercury's voice seems so effortless. the only other time that i heard this song sung the way it should have been sung was on American Idol auditions where there was this guy who blew me away with his rendition. and i think one of the other difficult things is that it's not like a normal rock song (i mean it's after all, by the "We Are The Champions" Queens). i'm no expert but i know melodramatic opera when i hear it.
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
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 let you go - let me go
Never let me go - ooo
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
(the bits that i actually had goosebumps. especially the bold parts where he goes "mama ooo". it's so effortless for a guy that it's woah. spine-tingling)
When the band released a Greatest Hits cassette in Iran a leaflet in Persian was included with translation and explanations of the lyrics. There Queen states that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is about a young man who has accidentally killed someone and, like Faust (reference to probably Albert Camus's novel, The Stranger) sold his soul to the devil. On the night before his execution he calls for God in Arabic, "Bismillah" (Basmala), and with the help of angels regains his soul from Shaitan (Satan/Devil)
The song is composed of six distinct sections: introduction, ballad, guitar solo, opera, rock and an outro. This format, replete with abrupt changes in style, tone, and tempo, was unusual to rock music at the time.