A little dose of Always Awesome: Bohemian Rhapsody

This cover version is by Pink.

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 (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 has 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

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, oooooooh (Anyway the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
Sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

[Guitar Solo]

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
(Galileo) Galileo (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Figaro
I’m just a poor boy 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 (Will not let you go) (Never, never, never, never)
Let me go, o, o, o, o
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Oh mama mia, mama mia) Mama Mia, let me go
Beelzebub has the 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

[Guitar Solo]
(Oooh yeah, Oooh yeah)

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me

Any way the wind blows…

Which is your favourite cover of BR? Just to remind you, here’s Queen performing it live in Montreal:

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9 replies

  1. I don’t think I can’t headbang when the song gets to “So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye” part.

  2. You can’t go past the Muppets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY
    Muppets make everything better.

  3. Oh snap! I was going to link to the Muppet’s version but I see that SarahB has beaten me to it 🙂 And yes, Muppets do make everything better.

  4. I think it’s a generational thing – those that head bang ala Wayne’s world and those that don’t. Well it used to be about 10 years ago. Now the younger generation will discover it without Wayne’s World and that awesome headbanging willl dissappear!

    • I dunno, PPS – I was head-banging to BR many many years before the Wayne’s World movies were a twinkle in someone’s eye. That segment just demands it.

  5. That’s why the Wayne’s World bit works 🙂

  6. No question that the original is awesome. I just love Freddie but I gotta say that Pink does a pretty good job. I have seen some outright terrible renditions of this song, so much so that I normally refuse to listen to any new versions so thanks for showing me that it can be done with causing Freddie to roll in his grave in pain.

  7. I tend to mistrust remakes and covers of stuff I love, so the quality of this surprised me. Well done Pink!

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