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Queen: We Will Rock You Meaning

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Song Released: 1977


Covered By: In This Moment (2020)


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We Will Rock You Lyrics

Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise
Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Kickin’ your can all over the place singin'

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you’re a...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 17th 2010 report

    Feb 2010 ESPN magazine interview with Brain May: Queen decided that it needed a simple, anthemic tune that could connect with the audience. The morning after the show, May woke up with a stomp-stomp-clap beat rolling around in his head. To accompany that big rhythm, he sat down and wrote depressing lyrics that described the futility of man. The lyrics begin with a young man dreaming of a better life, in the second stanza the boy is now a young man battling to reach lofty goals and the song ends with an old mans dreams unfulfilled. The chorus is not a rally call. It is a Czech lullaby which a parent promises a child " we will, we will rock you." Great article by Seth Wickersom tracking down the meaning of the most popular stadium anthem. The song was recorded in an empty church because Queen loved the acoustics.

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    May 7th 2019 report

    It’s gay pride darling

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    Jun 25th 2019 report

    it is literal gay pride, Freddy was gay himself. the lyrics "waving your banner all over the place" is referencing a rainbow banner and "you got blood on your face" is stonewall.
    Search stonewall riot for more info.



    Happy pride month! :)

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2021 report

    It’s about Freddie’s bisexuality
    Waving your banner all over the place: the banner is the pride flag
    Buddy your a boy make a big nice pane in the street going to be a big man someday: that he is a man and he must do manly things like fighting in the street because gay or bisexual people were thought to be less manly

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 20th 2018 report

    I think he's a poor boy at first and dreams to be a big man in society. It is not stated here in his middle ages but I think he got his dream but at the time of his old age, his motivation became poor because his already want peace and fear to continue his dream that's why he chooses to be poor, and he already want peace of mind, but somebody will put him back to the fire his motivation.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2018 report

    It means that in all the times in your life, in all the situations in your life, at any age of your life, Queen will rock you with this song. It will bring you back to that memory of stomp stomp clap whether you were at a great game, concert or party and you just felt good again.

  7. TVD
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    Jun 28th 2018 report

    I see it as everyones dream, or the normal country boy who starts of kickin his can and thinks he gonna take on the world and fails.
    Twenty years later he runs for president and loses.
    90 years old hes still poor and hasn't made a life.

  8. anonymous
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    May 21st 2017 report

    actually a most famoys queen song . i think the stomp stomp clap song is one of the best queen songs . the meaning of the lyriucs means about a boy who was kicking his can and thinking about being a man

  9. anonymous
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    May 21st 2017 report

    actually a most famoys queen song . i think the stomp stomp clap song is one of the best queen songs . the meaning of the lyriucs means about a boy who was kicking his can and thinking about being a man

  10. anonymous
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    May 19th 2017 report

    In my mind, "We Will Rock You" is basically about rocks.

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  11. anonymous
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    May 10th 2017 report

    Wow! Just wow.

    It's about the permanent nature of the music. And intentional general appeal of the song. The boy the young man and the old man may or may not be the same person. If one assumes that they are then interpret the sone to mean that the band's music will always be there for you. If one assumes that they are different people, then here you have a song intended to appeal to and inspire everyone.

    You'll find this song a raging success in any event. (Particularly sporting events. Pun Intended)

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2017 report

    About ''the young Individual boy'' who fought for His Independence while growing up. Now being a old man where He's a little lost, but not forgotten that has been ever struggling for keeping His identity since He was a kid fighting on the streets against the bullish bullshit ideology of The Radical Left[modern day democrat and neo-con Zionist fascists] that wanted and still wants to keep Him[the individual] in His place. Out of fear not to rise up against Them to become some kind of a Righteous proud Patriot. That has been negatively pressed out and told too, to go Altright by ''We will, We will rock you'' song. Who has resisted Them there to make a stand in rebellion against their Leftist unholy agenda that wanted and still wants to rock or stone the individuality of the Individual, especially if He doesn't want to convert his God given rights to become a traitor for Them that He always had to fight not to become one of Them.

  13. anonymous
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    May 8th 2016 report

    For me this song represents a young man who believes he can fulfill his dreams using violence. It shows that maybe he might get what he wants at first, but in the end, he will be stopped (rocked) and the only thing left will be remorse.

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2016 report

    I believe it's about Paul in the Bible getting stoned as in rock=stone and blood and dirt on his face = getting beat up

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  15. anonymous
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    Apr 12th 2016 report

    It is about Freddie being gay "mud on your face" "big disgrace" "waving your banner all over the place" it is a discussion between Freddie and (maybe his father) and basically Freddie is saying "I don't care what you think of me, here I am, WE WILL ROCK YOU!"

  16. 80s_DJ
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    Jan 4th 2016 report

    It's a song about KISS. The clues are in the song and in the video. Kiss all wore "mud" on their faces (the make-up), blood on their face (Gene spit blood onstage), and they made a big noise. In their video, Mercury wears glasses with star shapes (a Paul Stanley reference) while Brian May shows off the large rubber boots he's wearing, a reference to the huge rubber boots Gene Simmons wore onstage. Mercury even point at May's rubber boot in the video, as though they're trying to make a point about something. So to be clear, Queen is not singing about how they will rock you, they are singing about ANOTHER band that sings about how they rock (and roll all night). The title of "We Will Rock You" refers to the Kiss hit "Rock And Roll All Nite" which Mercury hated and publicly complained as being too arrogant and boastful.

  17. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2015 report

    I think this was a response to the punk movement at the time. Queen never criticized other types of music but punks didn't like queen's glam rock style. In this song, Queen responds and calls out the punks and lets them know that Queen will rock them and the punks will end as they began on the street.

  18. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2015 report

    Freddy Mercury( the main singer in the band) in the band, Queen, woke up one morning with a stomp-stomp-clap beat in his head. He later wrote some depressing lyrics that describes a worthless man that had a dream and didn't fulfill it. In the lyrics, it begins with a young teen that has a dream of achieving an amazing life when he is older. In the second stanza the teen is now a man, a more responsible and mature man, who is battling to reach his goal. Then the song ends with an old mans dream being unfulfilled.

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