Because he chose a cover version, 'I Shot The Sheriff', by introducing reggae music to the world and released as a single and became a big hit at that time. What he followed was that he paid attention to the song itself 'I Shot the Sheriff', especially the lyrics of the song, I think. Because the lyrics was very impressive and he wanted to write a song like this. This theme of no one caring about him, is not only a huge theme in the song- but also in Freddie''s real life.So every musician was surprised and followed him by picking up reggae as new music into their album. And I think that he wrote a song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. It says that ' I have to run because I shot the sheriff.' On the other hand,'Bohemian Rhapsody', it goes like this. He didn't believe he was as special as he really was, which is very sad when you think about it..."Too late, my time has come.Take a look at what many artists like Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, or Led Zeppelin were doing in their album in 1975. because both stories of the song are very similar, Very ! It says that 'Mama, I killed a man, I don't wanna die, I got to go'. I think that Freddie just wanted to write a song like 'I Shot The Sheriff'. For those with a sense of humor who enjoy parodies, here is the Flintstone-ian Rhapsody: Is this a modernor stone-age family? Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time"Here he's admitting to himself that it's his time- he can no longer deny that he is more attracted to men.Because the lyrics or the story of the song was very impressive and he liked it a lot! He also may mean that it's his time to make seperate ways with Mary, as much as he did love her. Obviously we now know that Freddie was gay, or bisexual. Alright- if you have the patience, let's get on with it. And they had either just broke up, or were about to. As much as he loved Mary, he was gay- he couldn't deny it.
There have also been claims that Freddie had an affair with a man (or men) while dating Mary.
The week it is was at #2, the #1 record was "Jump" by Kris Kross... Maybe the outside story was about an excecution- I think that's very clear, at least in the "mama" section. Obviously I'm not Freddie, but I can share with you a few facts that I have researched, and they can allow one to infer the meaning of this very complex song.. He had been dating Mary Austin for give or take 6 years.
Also peaked at #1 in the Netherlands, New Zealand, Belgium, and their native U. It re-entered the Top 100 on March 15th, 1992 and peaked at #2 (for 1 week) on May 3rd and stayed on the Top 100 for 16 weeks... You can just say it was about a simple excecution- that has nothing to do with Freddie.
I often wonder what the artists think of these dissections. I was 10 years old and listened to nothing but AM top 40 radio when I first heard this song in 1975, I hated it, but it soon became one of the "top 3 at Ten PM' for about 3 weeks, and by time that was Over, I was looking at music like I never had before, not just to hum along, but to appreciate the lyrics and the imagination of the creators...37 years later I still find something new in this song everytime I listen to it...100 years from now people will look at classic rock the way we now look at Classical music of the late 19th century, and one of the centerpieces will be Bohemian Rhapsody. even though Freddie claimed it was all "nonsense", he was a very modest person.
I read the comments sections on a lot of songs and the "meanings" people come up with can be really creative.
"anyway the wind blows", meaning if it's men or women- it doesn't matter to him."mama, just killed a man.