There’s a lot going on in Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and that’s putting it lightly. The five-minute and fifty-five-second odyssey sucks listeners in through its intro, ballad, guitar solo, opera, and hard rock sections before softly ejecting them through the outro. The contrasting parts shift so quickly that most people don’t have time to absorb what they’re singing along to.
Freddie Mercury was quoted as saying, “It’s one of those songs which has such a fantasy feel about it. I think people should just listen to it, think about it, and then make up their own minds as to what it says to them …” u/GrumpyCatStevens did just that when they decided Freddie Mercury was begging to get away from the warm sausage tea.