3. It’s heavily inspired by Queen and their vaudeville/ragtime songs and I love them!
It reminds me of Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Killer Queen and Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon and even a bit of Seaside Rendezvous (All composed/written by Freddie Mercury). I always felt like Queen didn’t do enough songs like this, so I’m glad Mika picked up the baton!
So if you like this Mika song, you might like those Queen songs, and if you like Queen, maybe you will like Mika?!
Repost of my drawing of Freddie. He passed away 22 years ago today… never forgotten.
“I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.”
“My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies, fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends…”
The world’s gone forward to its latest fair
And dropt an old man done with by the way,
To sit alone among the bats and stare
At miles and miles and miles of moorland bare
Lit only with last shreds of dying day.
Not all the world, not all the world’s gone by:
Old man, you’re like to meet one traveller still,
A journeyman well kenned for courtesy
To all that walk at odds with life and limb;
If this be he now riding up the hill
Maybe he’ll stop and take you up with him …
‘But thou art Death?’ 'Of Heavenly Seraphim
None else to seek thee out and bid thee come.’
'I only care that thou art come from Him,
Unbody me - I’m tired - and get me home.’
“To me, the most autobiographical line was: ‘My make-up may be flaking but my smile still stays on.’ That was true. No matter how ill Freddie felt, he never grumbled to anyone or sought sympathy of any kind. It was his battle, no one else’s, and he always wore a brave face against the ever-increasing odds against him.” ― Jim Hutton, Mercury And Me