It's about Elmer Wayne Henley, his killing of serial killer Dean Corll, and what came to be known as the Houston Mass Murders... I'm happy the younger generation are rediscovering the magic of Freddie Mercury, Queen and their music (including Don't Stop Me Now which is on the soundtrack of another 2016 movie! ' in reality it's just what Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury said... You wanna know the real meaning of the song and what it's about?Eric came back from the rehab of heroin and alcohol addiction, with a new album '461 Ocean Boulevard' which including a single 'I Shot The Sheriff'. If i'm not back again this time tomorrow- carry on, carry on- as if nothing really matters"By "i'm", he may mean his old self- the one who she loved and the one who loved her.Everyone was so surprised at what he was doing on that album. His best friend is Barney.(He works for Mister Slate, pushing rocks, Spends his day on the clock.)When the whistle-bird blows, Yabba Dabba Doo time! In this case, he's saying if he doesn't come back- for her to go on and date new people and just forget about him like it doesn't even matter.Hi MUsic lovers, I think the idea of the lyrics of the song came from the lyrics of the song called 'I Shot The Sheriff' written and sung by Bob Marley in 1973. Put the cat outside last night, But I'll never win the fight. This is just no fun, That cat has gone and thrown me out again! Didn't mean to wake you up, If I'm not back inside before tomorrow, Carrion, Carrion . Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger- now he's dead"Here he can be telling Mary about the affair- but obviously very much in code.But I think that Freddie wrote a song 'Bohemian' influenced by cover version by Eric Clapton in 1974. He's saying how he "killed" his old innocent self."Mama, life had just begun- but now i've gone and thrown it all away"Still talking to Mary, he says how the old him was still young and he feels like he only just started dating people like Mary- but now he just threw that person away."Mama, ooh- didn't mean to make you cry.."Here he's more emotional and he's trying to apologize to Mary- saying that he really didn't want to hurt her."..
(musical interlude)So you think Homer Simpson is one funny guy? First, LOVE this song, whatever its about (I have always taken it at face value----dude killed someone, now must face the consequences "any way the wind blows", meaning, no matter how you slice it, the consequence is the same---even though he tried to fight the court and ask for leniency because "he's just a poor boy from a poor family", never really had a shot in life). On May 1st, 1976 it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart... It meant something- no one can be sure of what, but it had to of meant something. On December 28th, 1975, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on April 18th, 1976 it peaked at #9 (for 2 weeks) and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 (24 weeks)... People hav said that he began writing the song at Ealing Art College- which means that it was in his head and he was working on it for a decade at least. Great Gazoo, Great Gazoo will you please wave your wand-o? "He can't believe that he really cheated on Mary- he's questioning if the whole confusing situation is just a dream."Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality"He's stuck and he can't run away from his sexual preference, or the fact that he had an affair."Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see- I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy"Here he's just saying that he isn't special- he did a bad thing and no one should care about him or feel bad for him."Because I'm easy come, easy go. Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me- to me."He states that he is careless and full of emotions. (musical interlude)I see a little silly green and nerdy man. The new, gay, guilty Freddie is the one who "killed" the old him. Well if your still here, then here goes nothing.."Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?