Quote related to 'The Show Must Go On' from 'Innuendo'

The whole world thought that Freddie was being prophetic in The Show Must Go On although he never wrote the lyrics for this song. The whole album is of course prophetic because Freddie knew it would be his last but it is not the final goodbye from Freddie which is how the world has come to see it. While he knew his music would always be played, he didn't see himself as the “great composer” and therefore the idea of consciously writing his own epitaph would never have occurred. Events force a meaning especially on lyrics and words where none was originally intended. For example, songs like The Show Must Go On, given different circumstances, is actually a very triumphant, “up” song.

Peter Freestone; An Intimate Memoir, 1st of November 2001