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What is the hidden message in the lyrics of “The show must go on”?

Autor /Florenty Dodano /11.11.2011

The song "The Show Must Go On" performed by Queen has a hidden message in it’s lyrics. According to me, it’s about life, about the way of life. The main question in this song is: "What are we living for"? Did the author write it, because he couldn’t find a reason for living. He thinks, that the world is one big blank, vacancy. Maybe he felt empty inside, maybe he forgot, "what is he living for".

The lyrics of this song say that the life is a "pantomime", that we’re hidden behind he "curtain" and the real life is outside. But that life is full of violence, misunderstanding and evil. It’s probably so hard that there’s no one, who would "want to take it anymore". Then we can read that author’s heart is breaking inside, he feels terrible, but outside he’s trying to hide it, he still smiles. He’s loosing his faith, he don’t have any reasons to live anymore.

But then something has changed. He’s "learning". He feels better. He’ll "turning round the corner" soon. Round the corner of his life. He compares him with the breaking dawn: inside he wants "to be free", to live ordinary, simple life. Without cheating, without hiding filings and emotions.

At the end author says, that his "soul is like the wings of butterflies", that he "can fly". He promises that he won’t give up and he’ll be looking for a "will to carry on".

I think that the hidden message in this song is "Never give up, always fight with your problems and go to your goals". Everyone has problems, some of them are little and unimportant, but other are really major and can change our whole life. We should be aware of the consequences of our deeds, but we shouldn’t live with past. The most important is present and future. We can’t spend life worrying about the things we did, but we must focus on the things we will do. If we won’t, soon we’ll loose the reasons for living, exactly in the same way as the author of this lyrics. In some way this hidden message is similar to famous "Carpe Diem" (Grab the day). The most important is today and tomorrow. Of course we can keep our memories, but only the good ones, the other should be forgotten. If we’ll encounter an obstacle on our way, we must deal with it and go on. We can’t give up, we should find a way to solve this problem.

I agree with this message and I try to use it in my life. I recommend it everyone. It’s much easier and safer to live in this way. If something will go wrong you won’t be disappointed, but you’ll try to deal with it.

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