This "Lessons with Lyrics" is a close study of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and Second Solution by The Living End. It contains song lyrics, 1 page (front and back) discussion questions, an answer key, and links to the songs. This is all in one PDF file.
The discussion questions take students through a close study of the lyrics and ultimately leads them to a close analysis of the song's subject: capital punishment.
This could be the prewriting activity for an essay or just given as a classwork assignment.
Be sure to check out my other Lessons with Lyrics resources, and happy teaching!