Songs of Anarchy: The Forest Rangers Cover Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’


Bohemian Rhapsody was originally written and performed by Freddie Mercury, frontman of opera-rock band Queen. The song topped UK Singles Charts for nine weeks straight in 1976 and came in at #1 again after Mercury’s passing in 1991. The song has now been resurrected by The Forest Rangers and featured in the Sons of Anarchy season 7 premiere episode ‘Black Widower’.

Bohemian Rhapsody – covered by The Forest Rangers ft White Buffalo, Billy Valentine & Franky Perez

Queen – 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
A 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
Mama, ooo
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
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, ooo (anyway the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro – magnifico

But I’m just a poor boy and 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 let me go
Never let me go ooo
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

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters nothing really matters to me

What do you think of this version of Bohemian Rhapsody? Do you think it was fitting for the premiere episode of Sons of Anarchy? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Comments

  1. Loved it! When I heard Bohemian Rhapsody start playing I thought PERFECT SONG! This version was just beautiful. Queen is one of my all time favorite bands and this version did it justice