Entire Lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody

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Before you go see the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody, you might want to brush up on the lyrics to their most iconic song.

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
Mama, ooo
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, ooo (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
Galileo, Galileo,
Galileo, Galileo,
Galileo Figaro – magnifico
But 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 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
For me
For me
So you think you can stone 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…

Songwriters: Freddie Mercury
Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • jill florio

    Jill Florio Administrator

    I’m pleased to admit I know this song line for line. My mother asked me today how I could possibly know all the words in a song this long.

    Practice, I told her, practice.

    • Marisa Carrio

      I’ve noticed a lot of celebrities we
      have lost were fascinated with death.
      They couldn’t cope with their pain,
      and fame. Loneliness is their biggest
      problem. Freddy Mercury will remain
      in our hearts forever.

  • Dave

    I think Freddie knew he was sick way before. There are to many lyrical references to death.
    I think his reference to killing a man was a reference to a lover of his infecting him.
    He then goes on to plead for his life but he knows theres no redemption from this sin and hes not overly religious.
    Just my thoughts but the start to the virus known as hiv dates back to early 1900’s. It wasnt formerly recognized though many years later.
    Freddie was probably one of the best vocalists ever, he did live life to the fullest he could.
    Gods speed Freddie and may your demons be finally seperated and you at peace.

    • jj

      Not a chance Freddie knew he was sick or infected at the time he wrote this. It was released in 1975. No one knew what AIDS was then and knew nothing about being infected with an untreatable deadly disease through homosexual sex in 1975. The general public in the US didn’t become aware of AIDS till the mid 80s.

    • Marisa C.

      I’ve noticed a lot of celebrities we
      have lost were fascinated with death.
      They couldn’t cope with their pain,
      and fame. Loneliness is their biggest
      problem. Freddy Mercury will remain
      in our hearts forever.

  • Bbt

    I do believe Freddie knew he was sick and about to die. This song is his way to show us he felt guilty for contamining his exes bfs. : ” i killed a man”. He s facing his mama and God. Forgive me if i m wrong. Freddie knew it and i do believe this is why he never got back.to Mary . He was protecting her.
    He s trying to come.clean and facing the last judgment asking Jesus for help. He also realized that nobody really loved him they loved his money and power.
    A lot of his songs show that he is not gonna live forever. FREDDIE WAS A GENIUS i ll.never ever stop loving him! Rip genius

  • Despise Government

    I grew up with queen back when music was something created out of genius, had meaning, vocals could be understood, not screamed or enhanced by visuals and not rap crap or used by no takent synthesizer applications
    That was music!
    Best thing to happen in recent years was this movie (so so) that introudced an entire new generation to real music…my grandchildren have asked us to refer other great bands of “our generation”…even they, teens and 20’s are sick of the hatefull nonsense of today’s rock bands and especially the sex and nasty rap crap…although some of my generatiin’s musuc was geared against war, that was pretty much the extent of the politics..and who likes war? NOBODY!…the youth are waking up to the political hatred and nothing but sex and political dvision in most music and everything else for that matter…shame, music is supposed to bring people together but like everything, used as political weapon…thank goodness kids are beginning to wake up.
    We travel a great deal in RV and even 6 year old grand daughter loves bohemian raposidy…play it over and over on outdated cd’s and have original vynal ay home…nothing beats vynal with 70’s Boise speakers…

    • Jeannie

      My four grown children were raised
      listening to the amazing I grew up with. From Queen and Journey to Frank Sinatra . We listen to Queen singing all the lyrics with heart and gusto. Yes we are all tone deaf and sing awkwardly off key
      Now we have a new addition to our group… Declan James is four months old. He coos maaaas and woos right along as we sing Bohemian Rhapsody. Thank you Freddy for the amazing music in our lives.

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