Considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. Written by Queen.
Many people struggle to define the meaning of the song. It is quite random because of the strange lyrics and sudden changes in tunes, including opera-styled ones. Freddie Mercury, the lead singer, stated that he would never reveal the meaning, and he never did
. Over numerous years, people have concluded different things about the story that the song seems to tell in its strange way
. Some believe that it is about Mercury's
first affair with a man, and that the lyric "just killed a man" refers to him killing his old self. Others think that it is about a gang beating up a young boy until he kills them all and is forced to leave his mother forever. People have gone very deep into the lyrics to find what originally went through Mercury's mind while writing the song, analyzing metaphors, references, and words in other languages.
Many people are annoyed at the confusing structure and words of the song, leading them to hate it. However, the majority of rock fans love the energy that quickly returns to the song after a slow verse. For instance, the guitar solo after Mercury sings, "sometimes I wish I'd never been born at all", or, "the Beelzebub
has a devil set aside for me, for me, for MEEEEEEEEEEE".
The song became even more popular after it was featured in the movie "Wayne's World
", where friends listen to it in their car and "headbang
" during a guitar solo.