The boy had a way with words, he sang, he moved with grace
He entertained so naturally, no gesture out of place
His road in life was clearly drawn, he didn't hesitate
He played, they saw, he conquered as the master of
As the master of his fate

The girl had an iron soul no-one could recognize
Material ambition that her gentleness disguised
She gave herself to him certain of his fame
Wanted him for luxury for limelight and his name

And then he sang to her

I love you for your silence
I love you for your peace
The still and calm releases
That sweep into my soul
That slowly take control

I love you for your passion
I love you for your fire
The violent desire
That burns me in it's flame
A love I dare not name

His rise was irresistible - yeah, he grew into the part
His explanation simply that he suffered for his art
No base considerations of some glittering reward
The prize was knowing that (his work) his work was noticed and adored

I love you (yes I love you) for your silence (for your silence)
I love you for your peace (for your peace)
The still and calm releases
That sweep into my soul
And slowly slowly takes control

He told the truth
Yes, he told the truth (and he told the truth)

Accepting every honor with (with) a masterly display (display)
Of well rehearsed reluctance to be singled out this way
He started to believe that he was all they said and more (and more)
She forgot, she forgot the reasons (reasons) she had wanted him before

I love you for your passion (for your passion)
I love you for your fire
The violent desire
That burns me in it's flame (burns me)
A love I dare not name

The still and calm releases (releases)
That sweep into my soul (sweep into my soul)
That slowly (slowly) slowly (slowly) slowly (slowly)
Slowly (slowly) slowly (slowly) slowly (slowly) slowly take control

And when at last they fell apart she wished that she could be
The hardened heart of yesterday, as cynical as he
By changing for the better she had changed things for the worse
The words that made them happy once now echoed, echoed as a curse

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Golden Boy Lyrics as written by Mike Moran Freddie Mercury

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    Song MeaningI believe Freddie is singing about Mary Austin his true love and best friend.
    theresa6jkon February 20, 2016   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe there are no comments.

    i am so in love with this song!
    sarahdinsmoreon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAt first this song didn't strike my chords, but the semi-tonal notes at the beginning started to spark my attention and it's now one of my favourite Freddie Mercury tracks. The gospel choir adds a nice layer to the piece C:
    shezzdanon April 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAs I began reading the lyrics I began to think the girl he is speaking of is his sexual appetite. I may be totally wrong; but in keeping with the theme contained in this collection, I don't think so. One must keep in mind that Freddie shrouded his words in innuendo.
    louisejbon December 24, 2010   Link

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