Let's go chasing rainbows in the sky
It's my invitation
Let's all take a trip on my ecstasy

I'm Mr bad guy, yes I'm everybody's Mr bad guy
Can't you see I'm Mr Mercury
Oh, spread your wings and fly away with me

Your big daddy's got no place to stay
Bad communication
I feel like the President of the USA

Mr bad guy, yes I'm everybody's Mr bad guy
Can't you see I'm Mr Mercury
Oh, spread your wings and fly away with me

I'm Mr bad guy, they're all afraid of me
I can ruin people's lives
Mr bad guy, they're all afraid of me
It's the only way to be
That's my destiny
Mr bad guy, Mr bad guy, bad guy

It's the only way for me
It's my destiny, oh yeah

Mr bad guy, yes I'm everybody's Mr bad guy
Can't you see this is my destiny
Oh, spread your wings and fly away with me

Lyrics submitted by Bobo192, edited by mrmercury

Mr Bad Guy Lyrics as written by Freddie Mercury

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    General CommentListening to this one right now. Much better with headphones, like most music.

    Sometimes I feel like this. To me it's kind of like when you feel bad and you try to justify yourself to make yourself feel better, even though it may not be the best way to do so.
    bmrhyeon January 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI feel this is kind of gimmicky. It kind of remind me of "It's Chico TIme."
    monkfluenceon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think Freddie was bad at all, when you see him off the stage, in an interview for example, you realize that he actually seems quite a shy guy..
    I think this song is about him asking some respect for himself. ("Can't you see, I'm Mr. Mercury?")
    But how could I know...
    Angie_is_my_nameon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the tone of this song is overall lamenting and sarcastic. Lines like "I'm Mr. Badguy/They're all afraid of me/I can ruin people's lives" seem to be exaggerated and in an off-hand way, witty, more than anything else. I wasn't there in 1984, but I'm willing to bet that, like most rock stars, Freddie was often stereotyped as being a morally corrupt, life-ruining bad influence that led the young and innocent astray. Ironically, people who point fingers like this often are the very people who rarely take a good look at what or whom they're insulting before they fire away, causing the object of their insults to be frustrated with the insulter's blind hate. Freddie was no doubt troubled by this, and hence we have "Mr Badguy." Yet, lines like "Can't you see it is my destiny" seem to reveal that Freddie has accepted his fate, albeit glumly and not without sarcasm.
    Sandwich-Mastaon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm absolutely in love with the instrumental introduction here. The opening line sends shivers down my spine.
    shezzdanon April 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationHonestly, although I love this song and it always pumps me up, it also really depresses me. This is one of those songs where, in order to realize what it means, you also need to listen to Freddie's voice, such as the line where he sings, "That's my destiny." If you listen closely, you can kind of hear his voice crack in a desolate manner. Without even reading the lyrics, I can tell from that crack that this song is sung in an entirely sarcastic tone about his given title as a bad guy, which he builds off with different metaphors.

    This song can be very easily seen as conceited and arrogant, but that's an issue that Freddie has always faced with in his career. His confidence in himself and his talent made him look like an asshole to others, hence the "destiny" part of this song, in which Freddie realizes that, in order to be himself, others will always reprimand him. Due to this conclusion I've made while listening to this song, I suppose a majority of the reason why this song depresses me is that I connect with it too much, due to the bullying I experienced as a child, which consequently destroyed my confidence. However, despite how depressed this song makes me feel, I also enjoy listening to it, because Freddie never ended up like me in that he never allowed his confidence to quiver in public despite his given title as a bad guy; this song somewhat makes me look up to him for that.
    sr71997on September 06, 2017   Link

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