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Song Released: 1974


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Fear me you lords 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 counsellors
I stand...

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    anonymous
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    May 25th, 2014 5:59am report


    It's very striking that the man who named himself Mercury speaks here in the persona of a divine being - "I descend upon your earth from the skies" seems particularly apt to his namesake's role as winged messenger of the gods - bringing to mind the famous internet saying, "I hate it when people compare Freddie Mercury to God. He's good, but for fuck's sake he's not Freddie Mercury."



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    anonymous
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    Jun 23rd, 2012 6:06pm report


    His imaginary world as a young child. Apparently he musta ruled it there!



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2011 7:53pm report


    I agree with the first post it is definitely about corruption and people stealing from freddie because at the time this was written queen were signed to an extremely corrupt label who were taking all their money (this is also in their song Death on Two Legs)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:11am report


    It is a song from the singers fantasy world were they take the Bohemians.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 14th, 2011 4:51pm report


    Well these comments don't explain the whole "I challenge the mighty titan and his troubadours" part.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 31st, 2011 3:42pm report


    My Fairy King from the first album also deals with Rhye. It's genius. Check it out.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 2011 3:55pm report


    I agree with much of the first post. Indeed Rhye is the imaginary land that Freddie and his sister, Kashmira shared in their youth, but I don't think the other band members are involved with this at all. I think this is Freddie having an inner realization that he is and always has been in control of his soul and that even though the corruption and sin of the outside world can afflict his innermost purity (as reflected in Rhye) Freddie is still in control of his own identity.

    This song is in Queen's first album and probably there for a reason; to show the world that he has conquered himself and is ready to take on anything.



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    anonymous
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    May 10th, 2010 5:49pm report


    Well, this can either be one of the queen songs with no meaning at all or what Brian or Freddie said it was about apparently Freddie had an imaginary world called Rhye when he was a kid and he pretended to be the king of Rhye so the song could be talking about Freddie rethinking about it and he wrote a song about his "return to Rhye" where the Lords and other officials have become corrupt and they stole his land and power so he immediatly demands it back and says to them he will destroy all who refuse to return his land and reenstate thier loyalty to him and how now he has Brian, John, and Roger to help keep them in check. Maby




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