It's about someone who is a heart-breaker...and Steve is the one getting his heart ripped out in this case.The \"shooter\" is the person who is a serial heart-breaker...and \"another one bites the dust\" is just his/her latest victim.Steve can feel it coming...but gets nailed anyway.\"Are you ready..are you ready for this...are you sitting on the edge of your seat\" is the singer telling the story...setting up the \"Can you believe this\" moment to the listener.The serial heart-breaker moves on... \"Another one bites the dust...and another one's gone...\"The rumor that it was a song about AIDS must be wrong...The song was released on \"The Game\" album in 1980..Aids was still very rare and wasn't really known in the UK till 1981...and Mercury didn't become infected until the mid to late 80's (He claimed 1987). Freddy died in 1991 at the age of 45.
The John Deacon song Misfire, uses guns and shooting as (need I say it) a metaphor for male genitalia and sex as that song is about premature ejaculation. That said, John used guns, bullets and shooting again in this song (Freddie used it in Bohemian Rhapsody-put a \"gun against his head. Pulled my trigger now he's dead)and I interpret it as a song that is about Freddie himself. Being close friends, he knew that Freddie was out there in the club scene, having sex with as many people as he could.\"Steve\" is Freddie, heading to a club. Not wanting to be recognized. Machine guns ready to go (he's ready for sex)Out of the doorway the bullets rip. Rip to the sound of the beat.(There's so much sex going on inside that it's almost pouring out of the doors, and people are having sex to the beat of the music)Another one bites the dust (Freddie. Going thru as many men as possible)How do you think I'm gonna get alongWithout you when you're gone (I feel that this is where it breaks off and it is Deacon himself asking the question to Fred because I feel John had some issues and Fred was usually there to help him, but Freddie isn't around as much any more because of his new lifestyle. John's songs were filled with lines about missing someone, and being left alone)Are you happy, are you satisfied How long can you stand the heat (another question of Deacon's to Fred. Is this the lifestyle you want and how much longer can you go on having sex with so many people)There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a manAnd bring him to the groundYou can beat him, you can cheat himYou can treat him bad and leave him when he's down (once again, John talks about someone leaving him, and I feel it is directed at Freddie. Esp. the leaving part. He needed Fred, and he wasn't around)But I'm ready, yes, I'm ready for youI'm standing on my own two feet(John stating that he perhaps has accepted the fact that Fred is not there to help, and he will have to take care of himself. He also brought this up in I Want To Break Free)
If this song was released in today, it would clearly reflect the mass shootings happening almost daily. \"Another one bites the dust\" - just another victim of the violence, another head count. Maybe it was a warning to society, about how we were all becoming so detached from reality we would just report the headcounts, pause for a moment and move on with our lives unless it hits us directly....
About the Protagonist who was boasting over another fallen evil ententie to overome that was believed to be after him and seeing ''another one bites the dust'' that fell behind, while the Protagonist was on the rise to fame and feeling confident in himself. Could also be about a personal war one might go through when addicted to drugs within the circle of friends with similar addictions. A time that was difficult to see some of them that psychologically droped out like flies, either from ''shooting'' to many drugs, but mostly was the addiction use of ''angel dust'' that was unfortunately evily introduced in the late 70's and on that messed up a lot of minds to drop out of ''the game''psychologically and of any competition that became dissociated to the mind and body forwhere ''another one bites the dust''.
To me it clearly states in other words the homosexuality that they had another one bites the dust if they're having sex with each other and they're slowly dying off and numbers if you were relate some of those words with sex and AIDS in the wrong things that homosexuals do you see they just put them in other words Another One Bites the Dust hey we gotta get you to having no care in the world of spreading it dangerous disease of AIDS the machine gun basically represented the penis 59ce067264