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Bicycle Race

Bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle

 

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride it where I like

 

You say black I say white

You say bark I say bite

You say shark I say hey man

Jaws was never my scene

And I don't like Star Wars

You say Rolls I say Royce

You say God give me a choice

You say Lord I say Christ

I don't believe in Peter Pan

Frankenstein or Superman

All I wanna do is

 

Bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle

........

 

- Freddy Mercury (of Queen)

 

The Song:

 

Bicycle Race was a hit single for the English rock band Queen. It was released on their 1978 album Jazz and written by Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury. .

 

To release this song, Queen staged a bicycle race with 65 naked girls. A clip from this race was used as the single cover. The video was originally banned, and the video had to be re-edited with colour added to censor out any offensive imagery. The song is famed for its 'bicycle bell solo', which fans would often replicate live at Queen concerts with their own such bells.

 

Bicycle Race was released as a Double-A side with the song "Fat Bottomed Girls". A still photograph from the naked bicycle race was used for the single cover, a pair of bikini bottoms crudely painted on the photo of the naked rider.

 

source: www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Bicycle-Race

 

The lyrics have double meanings, too, which you can figure out for yourself!

 

(photo taken in the parking lot of Diamond Cycle, Montclair, NJ)

 

The bicycle mural was done by Isaaco.

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Taken on November 26, 2008