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"Mama, I Just Killed a Man..."





Mama,
I just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger
Now he's dead...

When I used to listen to that song in my early teens, I didn't have any idea I'm listening to one of the legendary rock backs in the world. All I knew that the boy with rabbit teeth in the video is cool. Especially with that black nail polish and the hair style. His nose, cheeks and chin were also very special. Not easy to forget him.

Then I went to college and I made friends with a musician. One day when I accidentally mentioned the band name and called them Queens by mistake, my musician friend was taken aback and corrected me: "Queen". I understood they must be very important that my friend got shocked. So I did a little search and knew them. Legends!

One of my friends once told me she'd heard Freddie Mercury is Iranian. I got very interested, especially since this Rock singer is so especial. But I realised my friend had made a mistake. Freddie Mercury was Parsi, not to be mistaken with Persian. Parsi is the the name of a group of Zoroasterians who moved from Iran to India and stayed and lived there. So he originally belongs to there. His real name also shows it: Farrokh Bulsara. Farrokh is an Iranian name yes, but the last name no.

May you rest in peace Freddie, you were another legend to be taken by malicious AIDS. Wish you lived longer but then you lived an awesome short life and made awesome songs for us:

Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time
Goodbye everybody, I've got to go,
Got to leave you all behind and face the truth,
Mama, oh, I don't want to die,
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all

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