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The Freddy Mercury Mystery
The Freddy Mercury Mystery

The Freddy Mercury Mystery

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When this song was released years ago many of us thought it was a "goodbye" song Queen wrote due to Freddy Mercury's battle with AIDS. BUT is there more? I think there is...this video was an elaborate creation! Throughout the video there are suggestions and indications that Freddy Mercury was "set-up" to acquire AIDS - to "scratch" him if you will. Below I will bring you through many of the lyrics and video evidence left to prove that this is far more than a goodbye song! I'm not going to post all the suggestions/symbols within the video because,  I hope to stir up curiosity within you to investigate the video yourself. 
Symbol Breakdown: o
Freddy Mercury Opens Closet Door
Let's start at the intro: Freddy Mercury is opening a "closet" under the stairs

Symbol: Closet

Interpretation: The information is coming out of the closet

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Dark Figure Walking Away
A clue at this frame:
Frame 0:14:  pictured are 3 genie like creatures - and behind them stands a dark figure with a cane walking away.

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Freddy Tooting His Own Horn
Verse 1:
Frame: 0.25

Line 1: Empty Spaces - what are we living for

Symbol: Horn
Interpretation: A black marked Freddy toots his own horn

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Large Crowd Verse 1 - Frame 0.31

Line 2: Abandon places - I guess we know the score.

Interpretation: "I guess we know the score" suggests that although whoever set him up might have won because he contracted the disease, at frame 0:31 we see a picture of an enormous crowd gathered for Queen - Queen essentially spitting in the eye of the accused - proving how widely loved and accepted the band was - regardless of FM's sexuality.

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Cage Surrounding Freddy Mercury
Next Lines:
Frame: 0:32

On and on
: cage surrounds FM (frame 0:32)

Does anybody know what we are looking for...

Interpretive Answer:
Could it be justice?

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Teapot on Head
Frame: 0:37

Symbol: Steaming teapot on head
Interpretation: great anger due to what happened and a gray area/// also references England.

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Freddy - Hero - Shadow at top of stairs
Another hero, {Indicates Freddy Mercury}
Another mindless crime

Clue: At frame 0:42 there is a person's shadow on the wall - walking down the stairs.

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Tie is Cut
Frame: 0:43
Symbol: tie is cut - I'll let you infer, but it is in reference to the mindless crime.

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Court Jest-er Hat Frame: 0:45

Behind the curtain, in the pantomime - needs no interpretation -  stated clearly
Symbol: Court Jester Hat with 3 Bells

Interpretation: jest-er and ringing

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Newspaper Headline Frame: 0:52

Hold the line, does anybody want to take it anymore

Newspaper headline reads "They Never Had It So Good"

Indicating  motive coupled with hate/homophobia

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Band Shelved Frame: 0:53

: Video depicts all members  lying down in a bunk-bed/shelved setting - then leading into a powerful chorus.

: They aren't taking this lying down - they'll fight 

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Freddy Strangled

Frame: 1:15
The show must go on,
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking

Symbol: If you listen to this line you’ll clearly hear the sound of a needle scratching a record in the background and we see FM being strangled on stage.
Interpretation: needs none
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Black and Red Armbands But my smile still stays on.

Additional symbolism used within the chorus:

Frame: 1:10 Black and red armbands could mean either Nazi like hailing formation or power.

The colors are also significant and used throughout the video.

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Long Fingernails
Frame 1:24)
We also see one of  the members with very long fingernails  - which lines up with the previous needle scratching a record sound mentioned above.

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Next Line:
Whatever happens, Ill leave it all to chance  
Symbol: gorilla

Interpretation: the accused - because the gorilla is beheaded at frame 2:06

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Arrows pointing to heart
Frame: 1:32
Another heartache another failed romance.
Symbol: arrows pointing to his heart in a white setting

Interpretation: It's what's in the heart that matters not his sexuality.  White indicating innocence.

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Beams around head Frame: 1:47

On and on, does anybody know what we are living for.
I guess I’m learning

Symbol: Beams around FM’s head
mind control...

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I must be warmer now
Ill soon be turning, round the corner now  ---- (reference to his impending death)
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I’m aching to be free
The show must go on
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

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Frame: 2:54

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Symbol: large setting behind stating SCANDAL
Interpretation: the motive of the accused was to bring the band down

Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die
Lyrics analysis: suggests this tale or story will grow but never die

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Bandit mask

I can fly - my friends

Frame 3:03
Symbol: At - there is a shot of a woman's eyes wearing a bandit's mask - her eyes are painted silver.

Interpretation: Mask wearer indicates the accused - 2 silver eyes could mean that the accused sold out for 2 pieces of silver or indicates a betrayal.

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Large Crowd The show must go on
Frame: 3:06
Symbol: Large Crowd
Interpretation: Video shows their victory proven by the number of fans.

The show must go on
Ill face it with a grin
I’m never giving in
On - with the show

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Marylin Monroe T-shirts Frame: 3:53
I'll top the bill, I'll overkill
Lyrics Analysis: indicates he's speaking his peace with great fervor
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the - On with the show
The show must go on...

: Marilyn Monroe T-shirts
Interpretation: suggesting a conspiracy. 

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Final Clues

Symbolic Ending:
Frames: 4:05 to the end
The video closes with:
3 genie like figures disappearing one by one.

Freddy Mercury closing the closet door

Making a slicing gesture with his hand,

Then pointing to his head in gun formation.
The gunned hand is wearing black and red armbands..

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Ok, so are you a skeptic or curious? I'm not saying I read or interpreted all of these symbols correctly, but I believe I have enough here to prove that this is far more than a goodbye song.  I hope you will investigate it for yourself as there are many additional symbols not explained here.
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