Are you gonna take me home tonight?
Ah, down beside that red firelight
Are you gonna let it all hang out?
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rockin' world go 'round

Hey I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew life before I left my nursery, huh
Left alone with big fat Fanny
She was such a naughty nanny
Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me
Hey hey!

I've been singing with my band
Across the wire, across the land
I seen every blue eyed floozy on the way, hey
But their beauty and their style
Went kind of smooth after a while
Take me to them dirty ladies every time

Oh, won't you take me home tonight?
Oh, down beside your red firelight
Oh, and you give it all you got
Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round
Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round

Hey, listen here!
Now I got mortgages on homes
I got stiffness in my bones
Ain't no beauty queens in this locality, I tell you
Oh, but I still get my pleasure
Still got my greatest treasure
Heap big woman, you done made a big man of me

Now, get this!
Oh, (I know) you gonna take me home tonight? (Please)
Oh, down beside that red firelight
Are you gonna let it all hang out?
Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round, yeah
Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round

Get on your bikes and ride
Ooh yeah, oh yeah, them fat bottomed girls
Fat bottomed girls
Yeah yeah yeah
Alright, ride 'em, c'mon
Fat bottomed girls, yes yes

Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by vickiblue, james10841, LHGL

Fat Bottomed Girls Lyrics as written by Brian Harold May

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  • +10
    My InterpretationThis song is well-written, but also disturbing. It's about a person raped as a child who finds his sexuality screwed up as a result, trying to rationalize what was done to him as harmless or even somehow positive, focusing on it to the point that he rejects attractive women to zero in on women who resemble his rapist so he can re-enact the trauma. If only the writer had gotten therapy rather than rationalizing his problem and embracing his sickness as though it were his only healthy aspect.
    BeautyUntamedon October 10, 2012   Link
  • +7
    Song MeaningThis song is about Freddie being gay, and AIDS.

    just kidding.

    this seems to be the only Queen song that didn't have that speculation, I had to do it.
    TheNanoon March 01, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFirst time I read the lyrics to this song! Sometimes you never know "who" a song was written about, whether it was personal, or from a 3rd perspective.

    "But I knew life before I left my nursery
    Left alone with big fat Fanny
    She was such a naughty nanny
    Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me"

    This boy was was abused by his nanny, Fanny.

    "Oh, you gonna take me home tonight (please)"
    He likes aggressive type of ladies. Child hood experiences effect your adult impulses.

    "Oh, down beside your red firelight"
    A light he remembers from where he was taken as a child,
    A fancy red lamp, furnace or fireplace?

    "Take me to them dirty ladies every time"
    ladies, not girls here? Again from childhood experiences.

    "Now your mortgages and homes"
    Tough one... Who knows what this means? A message to the rich maybe? Or to his folks? maybe his folks hired the nanny to care for him because they were to busy, thus he was neglected by them.

    "I've got stiffness in your bones" ?? Dark stuff. He is saying Screw you? or he is related in some way?
    Or maybe, New English rock n Roll money meets Old English Monarchy money.
    This is definitely rage... coming out in Rock and Roll.

    "Ain't no beauty queens in this locality"
    The hired help above?
    Or he came from the poor side of town?

    "Get on your bikes and ride"
    His nanny rode a bike!?

    atseabeachon March 03, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSo, it's basically "Baby Got Back" long before Sir Mix-a-Lot came around with it.
    Kopachrison May 31, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI got turned onto this song as a 12-or-so-year-old kid, and was always moved by it. As an adult, I discovered that the first verse actually refers to sexual abuse by the "Fanny the Nanny."

    The song was actually written by Brian May, not Freddie Mercury, which begs the question about whether he is self-disclosing actual events from his history. I agree with the post below that since he had a warped experience as a child, he is left with compulsive sexual weirdness as an adult.

    The rocked-out mood of the song seems to be one of striving for empowerment, yet he acknowledges that he still is involved in the the residuals of his history.

    I always thought the final lyric was "heap big woman you DONE made a big mad outta me." But the lyrics posted above says "you GONNA make a big man outta me."

    Quite a big difference from an interpretation standpoint.
    IDanielsenon June 26, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIT'S ABOUT HOOKERS
    smitty1353on April 20, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove it when the bass comes in. Sounds nice and fat! Excuse me if I'm wrong in my years, this could be the inspiration for the Spinal Tap song "Big Bottom."

    I'm not a fan of fat bottoms, I'm more of a skinny-ass liking person. But still a super song.
    AeroLed286on April 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbrian may wrote this song
    queen fan no1on June 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUmm yeah your all pretty much wrong.. this song isnt about girls with big butts or anything its about Freddie Mercury getting raped by his nanny when he was yunger.. read carefully youll see
    noise-and-kisses-on January 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is very good butit is about hookers
    electric punkon January 25, 2006   Link

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