Monday, August 9, 2010

Bohemian Rhapsody

Well, yesterday was Womens Day in South Africa, a national holiday. The only holiday I've ever really observed has been Christmas, so didn't think too much about it.

Secondly the 9th of August was also dads birthday. He always joked that they made his birthday national Womens Day because he was gods gift to women. Hahahaha... what ever... then again, he was my dad and I'm here, so he might have a point. ;)

Well as he always was a big Queen fan (then again who isn't/wasn't?) I'll pick the most memorable of tracks (We will rock you comes a close second) from all of our car journeys.

To quote the immortal line from Waynes World, "How about a little Bohemian Rhapsody, gentlemen?"

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
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo 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...

We just carry on.


  1. Special dates stick with us forever and it's extra special when you can laugh about he memories ... do I have to say how much I love this song?

  2. Everyone loves this song :)

    Our road trips (which were many) were always full of Queen, the Carpenters and various others even Barry Manilow! Yeah, I'm seeking help on that one. ;)

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