"The Prophet's Song" starts off as being very calm and tranquil, but then suddenly becomes very dark and stays that way for the rest of the song. There is then a point in the middle of the song where the instrumentals stop, leaving a delayed and multitracked Freddie Mercury singing lyrics in the form of a round, which gives off the impression that the listeners are in a very large and empty location. The lyrics themselves are also very disturbing, and sound like something out of the Old Testament.
He told of death as a bone-white haze,
Taking the lost and the unloved babe,
Late, too late, all the wretches run,
These kings of beasts now counting their days.