“Lets Overrate, Some Underrated Queen Songs”

The March Of The Black Queen
Flick of the Wrist/Lily Of The Valley
The Prophet Song
The Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke
Its late
Need Your Loving Tonight
Dont Try So Hard

“We were disliked by the press in the early days because they couldn’t put their finger on us, and that was the case with Zeppelin as well”. Freddie Mercury

“I think music is about our internal life. It’s part of the way people touch each other. That’s very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp”. Brian May

Freddie Mercury wrote this song after seeing a painting by the same name and an accompanying poem by Richard Dadd. Queen’s song makes reference to the characters in the poem, which follows the medieval theme of the album. Like the painting, Queen’s production is similarly complex on this song. Check out the painting in Song Images. (Scott – O’Fallon, MO)

“I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration”. Freddie Mercury

“I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics”. Freddie Mercury

“We’re a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It’s unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear” . Freddie Mercury

Although this song obviously addresses the concept of the sense of relief one might feel when they finally stop worrying about seemingly unimportant things, it also seems to be directed at people that spend a great deal of thought, time and energy in trying to be something they are not, in essence “putting on airs”. The clever lyric, “dressed as lamb instead of mutton”, poetically makes that point via the use of a simile. ~JFV (5/16/08)~

“There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured”. Brian May


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