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?
"anyway the wind blows", meaning if it's men or women- it doesn't matter to him."mama, just killed a man.
The "anyway the wind blows" line can also mean that he's careless, but if you look deeper into it, it may even be code for the whole gay/straight thing.
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.
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.".. This already gives us so much insight into how he had been feeling. But at this time- as far as we know, he hadn't been in any male relationships. Mary and him had moved in together, and she loved him. There have also been claims that Freddie had an affair with a man (or men) while dating Mary.