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Queen: In the Lap of the Gods Meaning

In the Lap of the Gods Lyrics

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

It's so easy but I can't do it
So risky but I gotta chance it
It's so funny there's nothing to laugh about
My money that's all you want to talk about
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool

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  1. anonymous
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    Nov 5th report

    05 In The Lap Of The Gods
    Rhye’s queen, which is also under the spell of the evil creature and therefore lost her colors too, sings that she will do anything the evil creature asks her to do (and that only the gods can help now).

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2021 report

    i think in a way, the original and revisited could be 2 related messages; the revisited is about letting go of something ( a relationship? ) and in the original mentions ‘leave it in the lap of the gods’ as a motif in the song- making their connection be about leaving a relationship to fate and it not always working out ? i don’t know; i’m really tired as i’m writing this- but i just wanted to see what other people thought

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2019 report

    I recognized it to be Freddie crying out as he needed to come out which is sad because of the times in which he lived.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 18th 2019 report

    Don't care what it means.
    It's a beautiful song I listen to sung by a beautiful man. FREDDIE MERCURY

  5. Anbar
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    Nov 17th 2018 report

    This song is about betrayal. A lover's betrayal and selfishness. It is about letting go, letting it be "in the lap of the gods" release of the pain that it caused. It is a meditative melody, in my opinion.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2018 report

    I don’t have an interpretation but the original is so much better than the revisited version. I love Freddie’s deep low voice and Rogers high notes!

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  7. anonymous
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    May 5th 2014 report

    It's about Freddie comming out of the closet...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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