2 February 1974

1974 - Queen II

Queen II

Father To Son


 



A word in your ear, from father to son
Hear the word that I say, I fought with you
Fought on your side, long before you were born

 



Joyful the sound, the word goes around
From father to son to son...

 



and the voice is so clear
Time after time it keeps, calling you, calling you on
Don't destroy what you see, your country to be
Just keep building on the ground, that's been won

 



Kings will be crowned, the word goes around
From father to son to son...

 



Won't you hear us sing
Our family song? Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Now we hand it on, but I've heard it all before

 



Take this letter that I give you, take it sonny hold it high
You won't understand a word that's in it
But you'll write it all again before you die

 



A word in your ear, from father to son
Funny you don't hear, a single word that I say
But my letter to you, will stay by your side
Thru' the years, till the loneliness is gone
Sing if you will, but the air you breathe, I live to give you
Father to son father to son, father to son father to son

 



Joyful the sound, Word goes around
Father to son, to son
Kings will be crowned, Earth goes around
Father to son to son

 


White Queen (As It Began)


 



So sad her eyes, smiling dark eyes
So sad her eyes, as it began

 



On such a breathless night as this, upon my brow the lightest kiss
I walked alone...
And all around the air did sway, 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

 



Heeding, unheard, pleading one word
So sad, my eyes, she cannot see

 



How did thee fare what have thee seen
The mother of the willow green, I call her name
And 'neath her window have I stayed, I loved the footsteps that she made
And when she came, white queen how my heart did ache
And dry my lips no word would make, so still I wait

 



My goddess hear my darkest fear, I speak too late
It's for evermore that I wait

 



Dear friend goodbye, no tears in my eyes
So sad, it ends as it began

 


Some Day, One Day


 



You never heard my song before, the music was too loud
But now I think you hear me well, for now we both know how
No star can light our way, in this cloud of dark and fear
But someday one day...

 



Funny how the pages turn, and hold us in between
A misty castle waits for you, and you shall be a queen
Today the cloud it hangs, over us and all is grey
But someday one day...

 



When I was you and you were me, and we were very young
Together took us nearly there, the rest may not be sung
So still the cloud it hangs, over us and we're alone
But some day one day, we'll come home

 


The Loser In The End


 



Mama's got a problem She don't know what to say
Her little baby boy, has just left home today
She's got to be the loser in the end
She's got to be the loser in the end
Misuse her and you'll lose her as a friend
She's ma on whom you can always depend

 



She washed and fed and clothed and cared
For nearly twenty years
And all she gets is 'Goodbye Ma'
And the night times for her tears
She's got to be the loser in the end
She's got to be the loser in the end
Misuse her and you'll lose her as a friend
She's ma on whom you can always depend

 



So listen mothers everywhere, to just one mothers son
You'll get forgotten on the way, if you don't let them have their fun
Forget regrets and just remember, it's not so long since you were young
You're bound to be the loser in the end, You're bound to be the loser in the end
They'll chose their new shoes, that's not far to bend
You're ma on whom they can always depend

 


Ogre Battle


 



Now once upon a time, an old man told me a fable
When the piper is gone, and the soup is cold on the table
And if the black crow flies, to find a new destination, That is the sign
Come tonight, Come to the ogre site, Come to the ogre battle fight

 



He gives a great big cry, and he can swallow up the ocean
With a mighty tongue he catches flies, and the palm of his hand incredible size
One great big eye has to focus in your direction, now the battle is on
Yeah yeah yeah! Come tonight, Come to the ogre site, Come to the ogre battle fight

 



The ogre men are still inside, The two way mirror mountain
You gotta keep down, right out of sight
You can't see in but they can see out, 'keep a look out'

 



The ogre men are coming out, from the two way mirror mountain
They're running up behind, and they're coming all about
Can't go east because you gotta go south

 



Ogre men are coming home, the great big fight is over
Bugle blow let trumpet cry, Ogre battle lives for ever more
You can come along, You can come along... Come to ogre battle

 


The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke


 



He's a fairy feller..
the fairy folk have gathered, round the new moon's shine
To see the feller crack a nut, at night's noon time
to swing his axe he swears, as he climbs he dares
To deliver the master stroke, ploughman wagoner will' and types
Politician with senatorial pipe, He's a dilly dally oh
Pedagogue squinting wears a frown, and a satyr peers under lady's gown
He's a dirty fellow, What a dirty laddie, oh
Tatterdemalion and the junketer, there's a thief and a dragonfly trumpeter
He's my hero ah, Fairy dandy tickling the fancy
Of his lady friend, the nymph in yellow (can we see the master stroke)
What a quaere fellow

 



Soldier sailor tinker tailor ploughboy, waiting to hear the sound
And the arch magician presides, he is the leader
Oberon and Titania watched by a harridan
Mab is the queen and there's a good apothecary man
Come to say hello, fairy dandy tickling the fancy
Of his lady friend, the nymph in yellow
What a quaere fellow
The ostler stares with hands on his knees, come on mister feller
Crack it open if you please

 


Nevermore


 



There's no living in my life anymore, the seas have gone dry
And the rain's stopped falling, please don't you cry any more
Can't you see, listen to the breeze, whisper to me please
Don't send me to the path of nevermore

 



Even the valley's below, where the rays of the sun
Were so warm and tender, Now haven't anything to grow
Can't you see?
Why did you have to leave me? (nevermore)
Why did you deceive me? (nevermore)
You sent me to the path of nevermore
When you say you didn't love me anymore
Ah ah nevermore nevermore

 


The March Of The Black Queen


 



Do you mean it do you mean it do you mean it
Why don't you mean it why do I follow you
And where do you go?

 



You've never seen nothing like it, no never in your life
Like going up to heaven, and then coming back alive
Let me tell you all about it, Oooh give me a little time to choose
Water babies singing in a lily pool delight
Blue powder monkeys praying in the dead of night

 



Here comes the Black Queen poking in the pile
Fight for the Black Queen marching single file
Take this take that bring them down to size
The March to the Black Queen

 



Put them in the cellar with the naughty boys
Little nigger sugar then a rub-a-dub-a baby oil
Black on, black on, every finger nail and toe
We've only begun, begun

 



Make this, make that, keep making all that noise
Oooh march to the Black Queen
Now I've got a belly full
You can be my sugar baby, you can be my honey chile

 



A voice from behind me reminds me, spread out your wings you are an angel
Remember to deliver with the speed of light, a little bit of love and joy
Everything you do bears a will, and a why and a wherefore
A little bit of love and joy
In each and every soul lies a man, and very soon he'll deceive and discover
But even to the end of his life, he'll bring a little love

 



I reign with my left hand, I rule with my right
I'm lord of all darkness, I'm queen of the night
I've got the power, now do The march of the Black Queen
My life is in your hands I'll fo and I'll fire
I'll be what you make me, I'll do what you like
I'll be a bad boy, I'll be your bad boy
I'll do the march of the Black Queen

 



Walking true to style, she's vulgar abuse and vile
Fight for the Black Queen tattoos all her pies
She boils and she bakes, and she never dots her I's
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la

 



Forget your sing a-longs and your lullabies
Surrender to the city of the fireflies
Dance to the devil in beat with the band
To hell with all of you hand in hand
But now it's time to be gone
La la la la forever forever
Ah ah ah ah ah

 


Funny How Love Is


 



Funny how love is everywhere just look and see
Funny how love is anywhere you're bound to be
Funny how love is every song in every key
Funny how love is coming home in time for tea
Funny funny funny oh
Funny how love is the end of the lies
When the truth begins tomorrow comes
Tomorrow brings tomorrow brings love
In the shape of things
That's what love is that's what love is

 



Funny how love can break your heart so suddenly
Funny how love came tumbling down with Adam and Eve
Funny how love is running wild feeling free
Funny how love is coming home in time for tea
Funny funny funny oh
From the earth below to the heavens above
That's how far and funny is love
At any time anywhere
If you gotta make love do it everywhere
That's what love is that's what love is

 



Funny how love is everywhere just look and see
Funny how love is anywhere you're bound to be
Funny how love is every song in every key
Funny how love is when you gotta hurry
Because you're late for tea
Funny funny funny oh
Tommorrow comes tomorrow brings
Tomorrow brings love in the shape of things
At any time anywhere
If you gotta make love do it everywhere
That's what love is that's what love is

 


Seven Seas Of Rhye


 



Fear me you lord and lady preachers, I descend upon your earth from the skies
I command your very souls you unbelievers, Bring before me what is mine
the seven seas of Rhye

 



Can you hear me you peers and privy councillors
I stand before you naked to the eyes
I will destroy any man who dares abuse my trust
I swear that you'll be mine, at the seven seas of Rhye

 



Sister I live and lie for you, mister do and I'll die
You are mine I possess you, belong to you forever

 



Storm the master marathon I'll fly through
By flash and thunder fire I'll survive, I'll survive I'll survive
Then I'll defy the laws of nature , and come out alive

 



Begone with you you shod and shady senators
Give out the good leave out the bad evil cries
I challenge the mighty titan and his troubadours
And with a smile
I'll take you to the seven seas of Rhye

 



(Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Oh I do like to be beside the sea
Oh I do like to stroll along the prom prom prom)

1 January 1973

1973 - Queen

Queen

Keep Yourself Alive




I was told a million times of all the troubles in my way
Tried to grow a little wiser, little better every day
But if I crossed a million rivers, and I rode a million miles
Then I'd still be where I started bread and butter for a smile
Well I sold a million mirrors in a shop in Alley Way
But I never saw my face in any window any day
Well they say your folks are telling you to be a superstar
But I tell you just be satisfied to stay right where you are



Keep yourself alive keep yourself alive
It'll take you all your time and a money honey you'll survive



Well I've loved a million women in a belladonic haze
And I ate a million dinners brought to me on silver trays
Give me everything I need to feed my body and my soul
And I'll grow a little bigger maybe that can be my goal
I was told a million times of all the people in my way
How I had to keep on trying and get better every day
But if I crossed a million rivers and I rode a million miles
Then I'd still be where I started, same as when I started



Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
It'll take you all your time and a money honey you'll survive
Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
It'll take you all your time and a money to keep me satisfied



Do you think you're better every day?
No I think I'm two steps nearer to my grave



Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
You take your time and take more money, Keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive
Take you all your time and money
Honey you'll survive


Doing All Right




Yesterday my life was in ruin, now today I know what I'm doing
Got a feeling I should be doing all right... Doing all right



Where will I be this time tomorrow? Jumped in joy or sinking in sorrow
Anyway I should be doing all right... Doing all right



Should be waiting for the sun, looking round to find the words to say
Should be waiting for the skies to clear, there ain't time in all the world
Should be waiting for the sun, and anyway I've got to hide away
Yesterday my life was in ruin, now today God knows what I'm doing
Anyway I should be doing all right... Doing all right


Doing all right



Great King Rat




Great King Rat died today, born on the twenty first of May
Died syphilis forty four on his birthday, every second word he swore
Yes he was the son of a whore, always wanted by the law



Wouldn't you like to know?, Wouldn't you like to know people?
Great King Rat was a dirty old man, and a dirty old man was he
Now what did I tell you, would you like to see?



Now hear... Where will I be tomorrow? Will I beg will I borrow?
I don't care I don't care anyway, Come on come on the time is right
This man is evil and that is right,I told you... Ah yes I told you
And that's no lie oh no no no



Wouldn't you like to know? Wouldn't you like to know? Wouldn't you like to know?
Great King Rat was a dirty old man, and a dirty old man was he
How what did I tell you?... Would you like to see?



Wouldn't you like to know? Wouldn't you like to know people?
Great King Rat was a dirty old man, and a dirty old man was he
Now what did I tell you... Would you like to see?



Now listen all you people, put out the good and keep the bad,
don't believe all you read in the Bible
You sinners get in line, saints you leave far behind,
very soon you're gonna be his disciple



Don't listen to what mama says, not a word, not a word mama says
Or else you'll find yourself being the rival, the great Lord before he died
Knelt sinners by his side, and said you're going to realise tomorrow



No I'm not gonna tell you, What you already know
Because time and time again, The old man said it all a long time ago
Come come on the time is right, This evil man will fight
I told you once before



Wouldn't you like to know? Wouldn't you like to know? Just like I said before
Great King Rat was a dirty old man, and a dirty old man was he
The last time I tell you... Would you like you see?


My Fairy King




In the land where horses born with eagle wings, and honey bees have lost their stings
There's singing forever, lions den with fallow deer, and rivers made from wines so clear
Flow on and on forever, Dragons fly like sparrows thru' the air
And baby lambs where Samson dares... To go on on on on on on



My fairy king can see things, He rules the air and turns the tides
That are not there for you and me, Oooh yeah he guides the winds



My fairy king can do right and nothing wrong, Then came man to savage in the night
To run like thieves and to kill like knives, To take away the power from the magic hand
To bring about the ruin of the promised land
They turn the milk into sour, like the blue in the blood of my veins
Why can't you see it, fire burning in hell with the cry of screaming rain
Son of heaven set me free and let me go, Sea turn dry no salt from sand
Seasons fly no helping hand, Teeth don't shine like pearls for poor man's eyes



Someone someone just drained the colour from my wings, Broken my fairy circle ring
And shamed the king in all his pride, changed the wings and wronged the tides
Mother mercury mercury, look what they've done to me
I cannot run I cannot hide


Liar




I have sinned dear father, father I have sinned
Try and help me father, Won't you let me in?... LIAR!
Nobody believes me... LIAR!
Why don't they leave me alone?
Sire I have stolen, stolen many times
Raised my voice in anger
When I know I never should
LIAR!... oh everybody deceives me, LIAR!... why don't you leave me alone



LIAR!... I have sailed the seas. LIAR!... from Mars to Mercury
LIAR!... I have drunk the wine. LIAR!... time after time
LIAR!... you're lying to me. LIAR!... you're lying to me
Father please forgive me, You know you'll never leave me
Please will you direct me in the right way



LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR!
LIAR! that's what they keep calling me
LIAR! LIAR! LIAR!



Listen, are you gonna listen,
Mama I'm gonna be your slave, All day long
Mama I'm gonna try behave, All day long
Mama I'm gonna be your slave, All day long
I'm gonna serve you till your dying day, All day long
I'm gonna keep you till your dying day, All day long
I'm gonna kneel down by your side and pray, All day long
And pray, All day long and pray
All day long, and pray
All day long, all day, long all day long
All day long, all day, long all day long



All day long, all day long, all day long
Liar, liar they never ever let you win
Liar, liar everything you do is sin
Liar, nobody believes you
Liar, they bring you down before you begin
Now let me tell you this
Now you know you could be dead before they let you


The Night Comes Down




When I was young it came to me, and I could see the sun breaking
Lucy was high and so was I dazzling, holding the world inside
Once I believed in everyone, everyone and anyone can see



Oh oh the night comes down, and I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down, Oooh and it's dark again



Once I could laugh with everyone, once I could see the good in me
The black and the white distinctively colouring, holding the world inside
Now all the world is grey to me, nobody can see you gotta believe it



Oh oh the night comes down, and I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down, Oooh and it's dark again
And it's dark again, and it's dark again


Modern Times Rock'n'Roll




Had to make do with a worn out rock and roll scene
The old bop is getting tired need a rest, well you know what I mean
Fifty eight that was great, but it's over now and that's all
Something harder's coming up, gonna really knock a hole in the wall
Gonna hit ya grab you hard, make you feel ten feet tall



Well I hope that big new baby's gonna come along soon
You don't know it could happen any old rainy afternoon
With the temperature down, and the juke box blowing no fuse
And my musical life's feeling, like a long Sunday School cruise
And you know there's one thing, every single body could use
Yeah listen to me baby, let me tell you what it's all about
Modern times rock and roll, Modern times rock and roll



Get your high heeled guitar boots and some groovy clothes
Get a hair piece on your chest, and a ring through your nose
Find a nice little man who says, he's gonna make you a real big star
Stars in your eyes ants in your pants, think you should go far
Everybody in this bum sucking world's, gonna know just who you are
Look out...


Modern times rock and roll!!



Son And Daughter




I want you
tried to be a son and daughter rolled into one
You said you'd equal any man for having your fun
Now didn't you feel surprised to find
The cap just didn't fit, The world expects a man
To buckle down and to shovel shit, what'll you do for loving
When it's only just begun?, I want you to be a woman



Tried to be a teacher and a fisher of men
An equal people preacher, will you lead us all the same?
Well I travelled all round the world, a brand new word for day
Watching the time mustn't linger behind, pardon me I have to get away
What'll you think of heaven, if it's back from where you came?
I want you to be a woman, I want you to be a woman yeah


Jesus




And then I saw Him in the crowd
A lot of people had gathered round Him, the beggars shouted the lepers called him
The old man said nothing, he just stared about him
All going down to see the Lord Jesus, all going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down



Then came a man before His feet he fell, unclean said the leper and rang his bell
Felt the palm of a hand touch his head, go now go now you're a new man instead
All going down to see the Lord Jesus, all going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down



It all began with the three wise men, followed a star took them to Bethlehem
And made it heard throughout the land, born was a leader of man
All going down to see the Lord Jesus, all going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down



It all began with the three wise men, followed a star took them to Bethlehem
And made it heard throughout the land, born was a leader of man
All going down to see the Lord Jesus, all going down to see the Lord Jesus
All going down