Queen ~ One Vision

I remember the day I heard on the radio that Freddy Mercury had died from complications of AIDS. I wasn’t the biggest Queen fan in the world, but still, the news broke my heart, and I knew the world was worse off without his exuberant spirit in it. I think the DJ played Bohemian Rhapsody, and these lyrics never rang more true:

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, ooh
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all…

Crap. AIDS sucks. Cancer sucks. Heart disease sucks. War and famine and diabetes…they all suck.

Anyway, ignoring the devastating lyrics there, I think my favorite Queen songs were One Vision, Under Pressure (with my first husband, David Bowie), Somebody to Love, and You’re My Best Friend. Hard to choose. I choose One Vision…really, a very cool song.

5 thoughts on “Queen ~ One Vision

  1. I’ve always like that song, too! And the video is great because they don’t even show one clip from Iron Eagle — the movie that One Vision was featured on. 🙂

  2. A month or so after Freddie died I was in the supermarket waiting to check out. I saw the tabloids. The headlines screamed “Freddie’s last days!” and there were pictures of what appeared to be a deceased Freddie Mercury being taken from his house. I was sickened and saddened. You said it best J, his “exuberant spirit” is greatly missed.

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