He wanted to be with the love of his life-Mary Austinwho moved on after finding out that Mercury was bisexual and had many partners.
It was his battle, no one else's, and he always wore a brave face against the ever-increasing odds against him. Diderot famously proposed that the best performers were the least feeling, coldly executing outward displays of emotion constructed from memories. When Brian May presented the final demo to Mercury, he had doubts that Mercury would be physically capable of singing the song's highly demanding vocal line, due to the extent of his illness at the time.
In the official video, Mercury sings these lines as we see images of screaming crowds or elaborate stagesets, in other words, very full and certainly not abandoned places: the emptiness and abandonment are within.
Mercury must find a way to carry on with his performance because the show must go on! Nearing his death, Freddie feels as if he is drawing in closer to the answer. Edit After listening to John Deacon and Roger Taylor playing the chord sequence that later on would be the basis for almost the entire song, Brian May sat down with Freddie Mercury and the two of them decided the theme of the song and wrote some lyrics.
His heart breaks that he has to leave the stage at the young age of His prediction was correct. Even when recording this song inFreddie Mercury was severely ill to a point where he could not even walk properly.