"I'm Going Slightly Mad" as written by and Freddie/may Mercury....
When the outside temperature rises
And the meaning is oh so clear
One thousand and one yellow daffodils
Begin to dance in front of you, oh dear
Are they trying to tell you something?
You're missing that one final screw
You're simply not in the pink my dear
To be honest you haven't got a clue
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened, happened
It finally happened, ooh woh
It finally happened, I'm slightly mad
Oh dear

I'm one card short of a full deck
I'm not quite the shilling
One wave short of a shipwreck
I'm not my usual top billing
I'm coming down with a fever
I'm really out to sea
This kettle is boiling over
I think I'm a banana tree
Oh dear
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad (I'm going slightly mad)
It finally happened, happened
It finally happened, uh huh
It finally happened, I'm slightly mad
Oh dear

Uh uh ah ah
Uh uh ah ah

I'm knitting with only one needle
Unraveling fast it's true
I'm driving only three wheels these days
But my dear, how about you?
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened
It finally happened, oh yes
It finally happened
I'm slightly mad
Just very slightly mad
And there you have it


Lyrics submitted by marx

"I'm Going Slightly Mad" as written by Brian May John Deacon

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

I'm Going Slightly Mad song meanings
Add your thoughts

45 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentI'm Going Slightly Mad is one of my favs. I have never seen the music video, though. This song reminds me of the insanity showcased in one of the Hannibal flicks, lol. Freddie Mercury's voice just seems so proper in this song, which makes me smile. He has an awesome voice.
    movieliciouson November 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song isn't a joke, FM suffered Aids induced dementia. He died shortly after Innuendo was released, and his Dementia was in full swing slightly prior to its release.

    Hmmm, seems pretty clear to me.
    Negafenon January 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe string of HIV/AIDS that Freddie had was the same as that of Kenny Everett - it made him loose his co-ordination and eventually started to drive him insane before killing him. THAT is what the song is about...

    Queen are amazing.
    limoon November 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove the little 'oh dear!' bits!
    manic4manicson October 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me sad. freddie was well advanced in his illnes by the time he recorded this one, and in the video you can tell. poor ol' freddie. xx
    pinkpiggleson July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah....
    that's really sad...
    :/
    the last video it's even sadder...
    :_(
    but this song is great!
    Nowhere_Girlon September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah. Unlike many people, there's only a few songs I'd try to link to Freddie's illness: This is one of them; this and "The Great Pretender." This makes it quite a sad song. At the same time though... it's quite humourous. Like Freddie's joking about himself. Takes a lot to do that.
    MercuryCobainon May 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShould probably cancel what I said about The Great Pretender. Just checked it and it looks like it was a cover...
    MercuryCobainon May 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis voice rocks!! i can agree with that.. the music video is insane, i love it!! if freddie was slightly mad, then at least there's nothing wrong with that! who wants to be normal and like everybody else anyway??=)
    boo!on December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWritten by Freddie and his friend Peter Straker, who threw one liners at each other at Garden Lodge whilst fooling around. Deeper meanings? get a life...
    hairychesteron December 11, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain