I think Queen and Bowie touch on something rather profound in this song, which the video helps convey. I love the line “It’s the terror of knowing what this world is about watching some good friends scream ‘Get me out!’”
They are in touch with the inescapable destruction of human nature in this song, and it seems to bring them to their knees. “Pray tomorrow – gets me higher.”
The pinnacle is when Freddie Mercury screams out in desperation. He is brought to his end and then comes to the ultimate question “Why can’t we give love that one more chance?”
The only answer to Freddie’s cry is love, but it is not anything that we can do ourselves … it has to come from outside of us. Every time love breaks in it is a totally foreign, supernatural event, and I think the movement of this song captures that extremely well, and the video is pretty cool:)