Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

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Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby VaudevilleDeMille » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:22 pm

As a contrast to the thread detailing the weakest lyrics of the band, I thought it'd be cool if we had a more positive contrast.

My picks:

Teo Toriatte (Let Us Cling Together) written by Brian May from A Day At The Races-:

Let us cling together as the years go by
Oh my love, my love
In the quiet of the night
Let our candle always burn
Let us never lose the lessons we have learned


It's really rather sweet, isn't it?

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon written by Freddie Mercury from A Night At The Opera-:

I come from London Town, I'm just an ordinary guy
Fridays I go painting in the Louvre


Never fails to crack me up that line, it's a wonderful gag.

So yeah, I'd be interested to see any other examples, of which I'm sure there'll be many.

Thanks to Big V. by the way too.
 
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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby sebastian » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:45 pm

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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby TheHero » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:22 pm

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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby Nicki79 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:17 pm

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies.

Water babies singing in a lily pool delight
Blue powder monkeys praying in the dead of night

Just fun:
Just gimme gimme gimme
Fried chicken
 
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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby Kes » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:59 am

I think you'll go a long way to beat the sentiments and succinctness of 'White Man'. Brian captured exactly what he felt about the American Red Indian situation in four minutes of sheer genius.
What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone.
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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby Lover Boy » Tue May 01, 2018 2:22 am

I'm a sucker for Brian's lyrics, I guess.

White Queen...

On such a breathless night as this
Upon my brow the lightest kiss
I walked alone
And all around the air did say
My lady soon will stir this way
In sorrow known
The White Queen walks and the night grows pale
Stars of lovingness in her hair

Long Away...

Take heart my friend we love you
Though it seems like you're alone
A million light's above you
Smile down upon your home
Hurry put your troubles in a suitcase
Come let the new child play
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
I'm leaving here, I'm long away
For all the stars in heaven
I would not live I could not live this way
 
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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby action » Wed May 02, 2018 8:03 am

you call me sweet like I'm some kind of cheese
I see you standing there. You think you so cool. Why don't you just..... fuck off!
 
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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby TheHero » Wed May 02, 2018 8:08 pm

Lover Boy wrote:I'm a sucker for Brian's lyrics, I guess.

White Queen...

On such a breathless night as this
Upon my brow the lightest kiss
I walked alone
And all around the air did say
My lady soon will stir this way
In sorrow known
The White Queen walks and the night grows pale
Stars of lovingness in her hair

Long Away...

Take heart my friend we love you
Though it seems like you're alone
A million light's above you
Smile down upon your home
Hurry put your troubles in a suitcase
Come let the new child play
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
I'm leaving here, I'm long away
For all the stars in heaven
I would not live I could not live this way



White Queen is the definition of an epic song! One of their most underrated songs.
They have such a clever way with words in this band!
 
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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby Lover Boy » Thu May 03, 2018 9:43 pm

Yeah, White Queen was an instant favorite. As a teen it painted a picture in my mind, the words were that strong. I still cherish the song.

Really, those early albums had great lyrical content. Especially Lily of the Valley...

I am forever searching high and low
But why does everybody tell me no
Neptune of the seas
Have you an answer for me please
And the lily of the valley doesn't know

I lie in wait with open eyes
I carry on through stormy skies
I follow every course
My kingdom for a horse
But each time I grow old
Serpent of the Nile
Relieve me for a while
And cast me from your spell and let me go

Messenger from Seven Seas has flown
To tell the King of Rhye he's lost his throne
Wars will never cease
Is there time enough for peace
But the lily of the valley doesn't know

It's pure escapism, but it's beautiful at the same time. Freddie said he was crap at writing lyrics, and that he'd rather hand it off to someone like Tim Rice, but I think he was selling himself short. When he put his mind to it, and he let his imagination run wild, he could write some great stuff.
 
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Re: Queen's strongest/greatest lyrics, your picks?

Postby lukaskupasz » Fri May 11, 2018 12:38 pm

"Don't stop me now, I'm having such a good time, I'm having a ball"
 
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