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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, Little high, little low, Any way 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, ooh, 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.
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 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. 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. Any way the wind blows I don't wanna die I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.
It is a six-minute suite ,  consisting of several sections without a chorus: an intro , a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda. In the United States, the song peaked at number nine in , but reached a new peak of number two on the Billboard Hot after being used in the film Wayne's World Although critical reaction was initially mixed, "Bohemian Rhapsody" became Queen's most popular song and is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The single was accompanied by a groundbreaking promotional video. According to Mercury's friend Chris Smith a keyboard player in Smile , Mercury first started developing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the late s; Mercury used to play parts of songs he was writing at the time on the piano, and one of his pieces, known simply as "The Cowboy Song", contained lyrics that ended up in the completed version produced years later, in , specifically, "Mama Queen spent a month rehearsing at Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey in mid, and drummer Roger Taylor recalled that "Bohemian Rhapsody" was one of the songs the band worked on while they were there. Bechstein concert grand piano, which he played in the promotional video and the UK tour. Due to the elaborate nature of the song, it was recorded in various sections. It was basically a joke, but a successful joke. We had to record it in three separate units.