"Jesus" as written by and Freddie / Mercury....
And then I saw Him in the crowd
A lot of people had gathered round Him
The beggars shouted the lepers called Him
The old man said nothing
He just stared about him
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down

Then came a man before His feet he fell
Unclean said the leper and rang his bell
Felt the palm of a hand touch his head
Go now go now you're a new man instead
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down

It all began with the three wise men
Followed a star took them to Bethlehem
And made it heard throughout the land
Born was a leader of man
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down

It all began with the three wise men
Followed a star took them to Bethlehem
And made it heard throughout the land
Born was a leader of man
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down


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"Jesus" as written by Freddie Mercury

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    General CommentUmm... I don't really know what exactly Freddie was thinking, but here is something interesting to note. As far as I can tell (I've been doing some research on the subject for an unrelated project) the "wise men" of the Bible were of the belief system that would become Zoroastrian. I would guess that it was included in the gospels to say that Jesus is the Lord of the stars, etc... that so many people of the period (and today) believe in. Now it's true enough that Freddie wasn't a Christian... but then again, neither was Jesus. (He was Jewish.) But Freddie may have picked up on... Well, I won't say what he may or may not have picked up on. The song just makes sense (as does the story of the wise men) if you look at it from a Zoroastrian perspective.
    thenanoron October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm the first *smiles* This song, I think comes right before Seven Seas Of Ryhe (instrumental) on their first album. I listened to it once and foaund it quite biographic, really. I'm not sure who wrote it, but I play it often now.
    QueenFreakon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm the first *smiles* This song, I think comes right before Seven Seas Of Ryhe (instrumental) on their first album. I listened to it once and foaund it quite biographic, really. I'm not sure who wrote it, but I play it often now.
    QueenFreakon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is basicly to tell the story of the Lord Jesus of Nazareth who's tale was told in the new testament of the bible
    TJTurksteron April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe thjing to look at here more than what its written about, whihc is pretty staright forward, is the fact that it was written at all. Why modives were in Freddie that he was writing this kind of material? It ties into the time period of his life, his feelings, his exploration... LOTS of stuff about him, a boy only, at this point really.
    Miss_Anieon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMiss Anie is right, I've never found out why he had written it at that time, why HE had written it at all. It's so not like him, ok it's on Queen I, so he wasn't all about "Let me entertain you all, dears", he gave more of himself probably, and was trying to find his own style. Actually in Queen I, they ALL had to find their own style, who has started to come to life in Queen II, to be totally found in ANATO. In between Sheer heart attack was some sort of rehearsal, a little evolution. You can see it as the choirs in Killer Queen have changed since "Fairy feller's masterstroke" or "March of the black Queen", it's softer, more opera like, before of course Bo Rhap, that lead to all the "somebody to love", "we are the champions" and such (concerning the choirs style and multi tracking etc)
    Ouraniaon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, I kind of wonder why he wrote it, but another important question is why he wrote it the way it is. Being a Christian, I noticed that there were things in it that weren't accurate to the Bible, like saying Jesus was old. Was there a reason for it, or was Freddie just incorrect? And why did he put Jesus's birth last? Was there a reason, or did that randomly seem to sound best?
    jihad crackeron October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSimply, it's about Jesus. I've read it was one of the first (if not THE first) song written specifically for the band. Freddie wasn't Christian, he was Zoroastrian (sp?) so why he wrote a song about Jesus is a mystery, but I doubt that it was a profound religious statement.
    rotherhamkidon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Jesus
    isacon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRegardles of what peopple think was on Freddie's mind at the time...this is a very good song.
    TidewaterHippieon April 09, 2007   Link

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