None of Mercury's lyrics for The Miracle
hinted at him suffering from AIDS, though the album's closing track, "Was It All Worth It
," finds the rock star reflecting on his life and career.
This somber ballad, which didn't make the album, appears to reference Mercury's failing health. When the moon has lost its glow
You have to face it all alone
Mercury sings throughout the song about learning to master life and deal with its trials. Now he must face alone the challenge of his terminal illness.