`` Bohemian Rhapsody `` By Freddie Mercury

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Anyone who has ever experienced emotional anguish, that has had the potential to ruin their life, may find peace by the end of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This song was written by an artist who felt a great deal of pain. He expresses his emotions throughout the song, and at the end realizes that all the pain he was dealt shouldn’t matter to him. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was written by Freddie Mercury and performed by a British rock band named “Queen” in 1975. It is a six minute suite divided into multiple sections without a refrain. There is an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part, and a reflective coda. “Bohemian Rhapsody” consist of many emotional tones and imagery that I can relate to. The lyrics gave me a sense of…show more content…
He continues by apologizing to her saying, “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” (17-19). He is explaining to her that he killed off the heterosexual man he once was and apologizes to his mother about his sexuality. If he is still homosexual in later times, he tells his mother to continue on with life as if he was never gay. The depressing tone and choice of lyrics helped me connect with these stanzas in a more literal sense. Whenever I listen to or read the lyrics, the imagery I see is me killing a man for the first time in combat. I see a twenty year-old version of me becoming an alcoholic to drown out the pain and misery. And lastly, I see my mother crying because she feels as if she failed me; when in reality it was me who was failing. I tried to explain to my mother that PTSD doesn’t affect me and that she should just continue viewing me as I was before the Marine Corps. The operatic passage of this song made me feel excitement and anxiety due to the singers singing in a frantic tone. I didn 't feel those feelings in the lyrics without the accompany of the music. By focusing specifically on the lyrics and analyzing them word by word, I was able to feel the excitement and anxiety of my first firefight. Lines 28 through 31 really went hand in hand with when my squad took
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