Turns out that Michael was a hard line Tory.
"If you can't feed your baby
Then don't have a baby
And don't think maybe
If you can't feed your baby
You'll be always tryin' to stop that child from cryin'
Hustlin', stealin', lyin', now baby's slowly dyin'"
Early 70s, I believe - Queen didn't really get *big* until Night at the Opera in '75 - their lyrics started making a bit more sense after that
That whole album's pretty good tbh, though I did skip Nevermore this evening.