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Beelzebub does indeed have devil set aside for Freddy Mercury ( Mercury = Hermes = Thoth) Title: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics
Were talking about philosophy here. If were gonna keep the criticism respectable, try to syay away from saying stuff like "Beelzebub does indeed have
devil set aside for Freddy Mercury ". However freddyv Mercury lived is Freddy Mercuries problem.
We live in a pagan society. Almost the entire music industry, the cult of individuality, and self worship, is based on the radical doctrine of Gnostic
metaphysics. So they all express their personal philosophy through this music; not merely to "indoctrinate" us, although it undoubtedly perpetuates
a particular archetypal reality, but its actually a strong feeling they have towards reality.
I dont personally agree with it, but its not nearly as malevolent as 'devil" worship, in how its usually portrayed to be. Perhaps whats so evil
about it is the fact these people dont percieve it to be evil at all.
I seem to have a good sense for interpreting music, poetry ie; allegorical imagery........Heres my take on "bohemian rhapsody". Freddy Mercury =
Mercury being the Roman Hermes, as you said, which corresponds to the archetype of the 'messenger', implying his role as a medium
particular archetypal power and humanity ie; through his music he conveys a particular spiritual power
Bohemian is from the Hebrew Behema - animal. And a Rhapsody = An effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.. Thus, the song is an
effusively enthusiastic expression of the Bohemian/animalistic spirit.
(Ummm Bohemia ehhh? ---> Bohemian Grove)
Artist: Queen Lyrics
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? = Its questioning the objectivity of the world we experience. A basic hedonist assumption
Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality = This is a gnostic motif ie; were in a position of vulnerability in this world, but unlike the gnostic
solution, freddy says theres no escape from reality
Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see,
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy = basically these two lines say: The truth is, man is ignorant ie; a poor boy, and i dont need need any
sympathy ie; we dont need to change this situation
Because I'm easy come, easy go, Little high, little low = a dualistic theme, ie; good and evil
Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me = a motif of moral relativism. Whereever the wind ie; emotions blow, thats where i go, and
it doesnt really matter.
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 = This a much more mysterious stanza. Hard to really capture a precise interpretation.
Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time
Goodbye, ev'rybody, I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooh, I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all = This expresses the inherent conflict in teh human condition. He expresses both a desire to not want to
die, but also a wish hed never been born at all. A typical existentialist response to life.
I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright'ning me
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo, Galileo figaro = this is a more interesting series of lines. The silhouetto of a man is the shadow, it appears
ie; the trickster archetype. Hence, this part of the song enters a sort of whimiscal melody. Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening is
almosty said mockingly, as if to relativize its significance.
Magnifico. 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 = bismillah is arabic for "In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful" ie this is what the ego says to
his dark side. The dark side responds " No, we will not let you go". "We" plural, also refers to the duality of the other side.