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Queen - Seven Seas of Rhye meaning


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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)


So what is this song about anyways? I think its about either God or pirates

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Sometimes, I think we can try to read way too much into a song and try to give it a deeper meaning than it actually has.

This is one of those instances. Like a lot of Queen songs, it really doesn't have any great internal depth...its just fun. It covers all the 'ancient mythology / sword & sorcery' themes that were so popular in seventies rock but its not meant to be taken at all seriously, its just a good rock n roll tune.

BTW, the coda at the end ( I do like to be beside the seaside) is a popular British music hall song from the 1930s, and 'prom' is short for promenade, which is the equivilent of a boardwalk.

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