Queen Takes Legendary ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ To Montreal 1981
A Bohemian Masterpiece, Live in Montreal
If I had to pick a favorite band and a favorite performance, it would be this one. Queen performing the iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ live in Montreal exactly 10 years prior to Freddie’s death in 1991 is a performance that you simply HAVE to see!
Freddie Mercury had a stage presence that was so electric and tangible that it could literally bring you to tears.
This live rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is an epic of a performance that takes you on a rollercoaster ride of overwhelming joy and sheer awe. The fact that one man wrote this masterpiece and performed it exactly the way it was written – every single time – is amazing!
This was Queen’s first Top 10 hit in the US. In the UK, where Queen was already established, it was #1 for 9 weeks, a record at the time.
With the success of this concert in Montreal, Queen was unstoppable and cemented their place in rock and roll history. Even all these years later, Freddie Mercury still amazes us with his showmanship, his enormous stage presence, and that powerhouse voice that we miss so much.
+ Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics +
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I’m easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Anyway the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me.
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.
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.
Too late, my time has come,
Sent 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 (anyway the wind blows),
I don’t wanna die,
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning,
Very, very frightening me.
I’m just a poor boy, 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. (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let me go!)
Will not let you go. (Let me go!)
Never, never let you go
Never let me go, oh.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go.)
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.
(Oh, yeah, oh yeah)
Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.
Anyway the wind blows.