Queen: We Will Rock You Meaning
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Song Released: 1977
Covered By: In This Moment (2020)
We Will Rock You Lyrics
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...
I see many misonceptions about this song. Although the common modern day use of this song is to pump up sports teams and whatnot, that was not the original purpose. We Will Rock You came out in the midst of the gay rights movement. It is about a man who has lived his life in the closet without ever revealing his sexual orientation and therefore is a "disgrace". In the first verse, the song talks about a boy trying to act as manly and tough as possible to hide himself. In the second, blood on your face refers to the beating of homosexuals by gay bashers and further denial of one's self. By the third verse, the man is old and still has not revealed his true self. The Chorus "we will rock you" is Queen's message that it's time to change this by shaking people out of their complacency. You can't pretend homosexuality doesn't exist. It's time to make an impact. It's time to rock society.
anonymous Apr 12th 2009 report
It is about trash talking before a rugby game and then we are the champions is about how we owned you
anonymous Dec 30th 2008 report
I found an interesting take on the song by anon at this link: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/45350
Basically they think it is about the rivalry with the band Kiss.
anonymous Jun 4th 2008 report
This song is about the Nazis taking over Europe.
anonymous Nov 12th 2007 report
Anonymous you're an ahole what is wrong with you?
It was written by my grandfather and he's not gay. Also it's not funny to be making fun of gays.
anonymous Jun 14th 2007 report
Well whatever the meaning is about this song, I'm sure it has deep meaning to it. Its very possible that it is a gay anthem, and more or less it has developed as a sports anthem as well. What I think is that Freddie wrote this song telling a story of peaople telling him he couldnt do or accomplish things he wanted, and it rubbing it in their faces. So in the end they needed to be put back in their places. There is also deep love in this song. If you can't hear it, then listen up! and who ever made the "you should be shot" comment, common... your interp was lame and stupid.
anonymous Apr 29th 2007 report
I don't know gents. I listened to this song many times today. Yes, I know that it practice it's associated with rocking and sports games and what not, but it you take the lyrics literally it may be deeper than that. A boy playing kick the can (common childhood game) thinks he's going to be a big man some day. As a young man he thinks he's going to take on the world, waving his banner(whatever he believes in) all over the place. As an old man, defeated, poor(never defeated th world, it defeated him) just looking to make peace. The "we" in we will rock you being society, the man, etc. Have your hopes and dreams, but "we" will rock you.
anonymous Apr 22nd 2007 report
It's about growing up and blokes in general, for example at the age of 15-16 all boys think they're the big I AM this is all Freddie, YSE FREDDIE is saying. He is such a genius I wish I could've met him! :(
anonymous Mar 6th 2007 report
You silly silly people, you just don't understand, do you! It's clearly about a young boy growing up thinking he's cool and then realising he's not. Get wiv it!
anonymous Aug 3rd 2006 report
This song was concepted from the claps in the crowds at football stadiums. The "clap clap" that rises from the audience to psych out the other team and encourage the players.
"you got mud on your face; you big disgrace- kicking your can all over the place"-- reference to the players learning how to play in the streets with tin cans as young kids- they're going to be big men some day, taking on the world.
Now; like most queen songs they are completely open to several interpretations. I am not claiming this to be the correct version, but its another voice.
anonymous Apr 12th 2006 report
I'm not sure, but I think Simon Cowell mentioned this song in his book. He called it a gay anthem, and I just kinda thought that it was a fitting name. Weather it was acctually about his bisexualness in an anthem or not, I'm not sure. I think that the best musicians leave their songs open for interperatation, and anyone can interperate it in their own way, no matter how screwed up it is. So if I was one of you, i'd leave your guns in their cases, and just roll your eyes at the horrible and completely wrong interperations, and just let it go. I was wondering a couple of things too, did Freddie write this song for one, and is Freddie's name spelled Freddie or Freddy? I'm not sure, and I've seen it spelled both ways on web pages everywhere.
your random Queen-obsessed interpretor
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