Posted by: Naomi on 2007-11-27 
Wow..what an awesome song! After wondering for years what the meaning was behind the words to this song, I finally found my answer. When Queen released their Greatest Hits cassette in Iran, a leaflet in farsi was included with translation and explanations of the lyrics. The song was actually about a young man who has accidentally killed someone and, like Faust, sold his soul to the devil. On the night before his execution he calls for God in Arabic, Bismillah, and with the help of angels regains his soul from Shaitan. I don't know if anyone else was wondering about this, but it's been bugging me for so long.