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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Bohemian Rhapsody
"Another One Bites The Dust" is a prequel to "Bohemian Rhapsody".
The second verse of "Another One Bites the Dust" has a similar theme to the metal section of "Bohemian Rhapsody." If that part in "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a flashback, then the rest of the song could cover the aftermath of "Another One Bites the Dust."

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a retelling of Neon Genesis Evangelion
The song makes about as much sense as the anime, but there is a connection to each verse and an aspect of the anime.
  • The first surreal part is about Shinji finding out about the Angels, NERV and the EVAs but not truly understanding what is happening.
  • The second verse has three points.
    • 1) Shinji's guilt about killing Tōji Suzuhara (well he is only crippled but still) and Kaworu Nagisa.
    • 2) Shinji's angst over Parental Abandonment.
    • 3) Shinji attempting to run away from NERV early in the series.
  • The third verse has 2 points.
    • 1) Rei's role in the Human Insrumentality.
    • 2) Asuka understanding her Mother is inside her EVA and her refusal to die without a fight.
  • The fourth verse is about NERV and SEELE not letting Shinji leave and their manipulation of him. It also conatins some generic Shinji angst.
  • The fifth verse is about either Asuka's rage at being manipulated or Shinji's anger at being left as the only human left in the world with Auska.
  • The last verse is about Shinji coming to acceptance of being all that is left in the world with Asuka.

Well, there is a connection...

Jossed by history. Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 1975. Evangelion was released in 1997, which is not only more than two decades after Bohemian Rhapsody, but also six years after Freddie Mercury's death.
The song is about a crossover between Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Hence, it is awesome while making no sense.
  • The narrator of the song is Shinji Ikari.
  • And the plot involves Time Travel. Asuka and Simon go back in time to stop Instrumentality but accidentally overshoot their destination and crash-land in Renaissance Italy right in front of Galileo. They team up with Galileo to put on a performance of The Barber of Seville to raise enough money to get Leonardo Da Vinci to repair their Time Machine. When he does, Instrumentality is averted, but the Anti-Spiral is awakened...

The song is about Death Note.
If you think about it hard enough, it works.

Light: "I SEE A LITTLE SILHOUETTE-O OF A MAN!"
L: "Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the fandango?"

The narrator is Meursault
The lyrics fit him exactly.

The narrator is also the narrator of most of the other songs
He's Sammy from Spread Your Wings, who wants Somebody To Love. He falls in love with a prostitute called the Killer Queen and kills his rival, Steve, in a duel with machine guns in Another One Bites the Dust. In Bohemian Rhapsody he confesses this to his mother and gets caught by the police, but escapes (I Want to Break Free) and ends up begging for someone to Save Me.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a musical montage of unfinished songs.
It's random, and has multiple clear sections, just like a Paul McCartney song. It's not too different from "Band on the Run"

Bohemian Rhapsody was inspired by Happiness is a Warm Gun.
As the troper above said, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is random and has multiple clear sections. So is "Happiness is a Warm Gun". Not only that, both songs have a section involving a gun.

Bohemian Rhapsody was inspired by Bohemian prosody.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is random and multiple clear sections. So does Bohemian prosody. In addition, prosody sounds like rhapsody.

Bohemian Rhapsody is the singer's Dying Dream
A 'typical' WMG when it comes to the song, but it makes the most sense. He recounts his life in the beginning (being a poor boy), then the song begins to make less sense, meaning his brain is beginning to shut down...and the last few verses are his acceptance of his death.

Three words: Sanity Slippage Song
It starts out with him confused and unstable (first verse); this leads the narrator to kill someone. He runs to his mother and confesses to her (second verse). On her urging, he goes to turn himself in, but the guilt, shock and fear of the death penalty start eating at his sanity further (third verse). The first guitar solo marks the point where he totally snaps, and the next few verses are his delusions as he rages against those who run the Bedlam House he is committed to. At the very end of the song, his spirit is broken and he becomes more docile, although still nuts.

Bohemian Rhapsody is about one person's Five Stages of Grief
The intro starts off "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?"; the narrator is going through Denial. The part where the narrator talks about "Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter" is the narrator going through Despair. The opera part, especially the "Will you let me go?", is the narrator Bargaining. The hard rock section is, of course, Anger. In the final, gentle-sounding stage, the narrator shifts back into Despair before finally settling on Acceptance.

Bohemian Rhapsody attempts to incorporate as many musical styles as possible, in roughly chronological order.

"I'm just a little boy nobody loves me..." and so on is about a teenage boy who is kidnapped and used as a slave.
He's a target because he already feels bad about himself. The adult voices are his captors. Hey, I know it's weird, but it was something I thought of years ago.

The person in Bohemian Rhapsody is actually Norman Bates (from Psycho)
The thing that suggests this most (although there are many tidbits throughout the entire song that suggest this) is the second verse where a dude explains to his Mom how he killed a dude. Or is it? Let's not forget that Norman Bates thinks he is his mom.Listen to that first verse: "Mama just killed a man." (One might state that there could be a comma between "Mama" and "just", but one must wonder why they Queen didn't simply put "I" between them...) This actually implies that the Mom killed the guy. But then he says "Put my gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he's dead. This either states that the Mom is using her sons gun, or that THE SON WAS THE MOM THE WHOLE TIME. The rest of the song really consists of Bates consciousness trying to escape the madness that has enveloped him, eventually leading to the calm ending, that is a reprise of the first part, where "Nothing really matters", implying that he just killed someone else. DUN DUN DUUUUUNN!

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