Another party is over
And I'm left cold sober
Baby left me for somebody new
I don't wanna talk about it
Want to forget about it
Wanna be intoxicated with that special brew
So come and get me
Let me
Get in that sinking feeling
That says my heart is on an all time low, so
Don't expect me
To behave perfectly
And wear that sunny smile
My guess is I'm in for a cloudy and overcast
Don't try and stop me
'Cause I'm heading for that stormy weather soon
I'm causing a mild sensation
With this new occupation
I'm permanently glued
To this extraordinary mood, so now move over
And let me take over
With my melancholy blues

I'm causing a mild sensation
With this new occupation
I'm in the news
I'm just getting used to my new exposure
Come into my enclosure
And meet my melancholy blues

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My Melancholy Blues Lyrics as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +1
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    Very great Freddie composition. I really can picture Freddie behind a piano in an abanodoned bar, with all the seats on the tables and only a spot aimed on Freddie singin this song. The meaning of the song is very obvious and would fit my videoclip idea. A sad song song about someone who has been dumped by his partner and finally finds something to be positive about. i think :)
    Jimmy_Kaneon July 18, 2002   Link
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    one of my favorite queen songs. pretty self explanitory through the lyrics on how somebody significant to him left him. a sad song, but oh so good.
    letsskidaddleon May 21, 2004   Link
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    Such a great song... one of my favorites!! It's just about Freddie (or someone) feeling sad and lonly.
    grapefruiton January 09, 2005   Link
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    for sure a freddie vocal masterpiece
    QUDBACon July 08, 2006   Link
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    that song makes me his voice
    brndzmayon July 28, 2006   Link
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    oh me gawsh!!! first time i ever listened to this song was like 20 odd minuets ago and i love it. reminds me of hound of the baskervilles, because it sez about how the suroundin or somethig was melancholy, and i was wanted to say ooo like melancholy blues. lol. its on law, in the extra bit, when they come off stage xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    princess*delilahon November 10, 2006   Link
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    This song is essentially about Freddie’s fame and the fact that although he appears to be happy, this new celebrity is not enough for him because his relationships are unfulfilling. It could also concern his sexuality because at that time he was struggling to convince people he was straight, and that couldn’t have made him happy, but that’s just a thought. He starts off saying how his lover has left him again. He carries on saying how he’s going to drown his sorrows (he had a growing drug habit at this time also) etc and then avows his true feelings “So don’t expect me to behave perfectly and wear that sunny smile”. As we know Freddie was never one to discuss his private life and often wore this ‘sunny smile’ in order to conceal his true feelings from the ever intrusive public, in this line he is just admitting that. Then he carries on explaining that he doesn’t know how to handle his newfound fame “I’m causing a mild sensation with this new occupation. I’m permanently glued to this extraordinary mood”. I.e. he’s not happy. Then he concludes saying that he’s only adjusting to his new celebrity and is not happy although it may seem otherwise. He invites us into his mind to show us his true feelings which are different to what we would presume- “I’m in the news I’m just getting used to my new exposure, so come into my enclosure and meet my melancholy blues”. This is one of my favourite songs; the piano is amazing, it’s a Freddie classic.
    tel7e2on March 25, 2007   Link
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    Great song by freddie, i like wat tel7e2 said about this song i feel the same way, and princess*delilah wtf are u going on about baskervilles and hounds and law? " and i was wanted to say ooo like melancholy blues" please try to speak in a way so its at least a little bit understandable... jeez like just a little bit of sense at least, your whole comment is just crap go jump in a well. Its just terrible junk like the stuff u (princess*delilah) posted here is still here...
    Regalon July 09, 2008   Link
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    Wow... What an amazing jazz performance by the great Freddie Mercury. I gave everyone a +1 ........ this song needs more exposure! (ironically??)
    rolf86on September 04, 2009   Link
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    The piano playing is just plain exquisite. who is that on piano is it really Freddie? Wow
    kexpseattleon October 04, 2016   Link

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