"In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited" as written by and 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
It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo wo la la la wo
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool
No beginning, there's no ending
There's no meaning in my pretending
Believe me, life goes on and on and
Forgive me when I ask you where do I belong
You say I (you can do it)
Can't (you can do it) set you free from me
But that's not true
It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo wo la la la wo
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool
It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo wo la la la wo
Wo wo la la
Wah wah oooh
But that's not true
It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo wo la la la wo
Wo wo la la
Wah wah oooh
But I'm no fool
It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo wo la la la wo
Wo wo la la
Wah wah oooh
It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo wo la la la wo
Wo wo la la
Wah wah oooh
But I'm no fool
It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo wo la la la wo
Wo wo la la
Wah wah oooh


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"In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited" as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +1
    General CommentI first heard this on Queen's live at Wembley dvd, and I loved it! I agree, it tends to drag on a bit, but the tune is extremely catchy. Had it stuck in my head for a few days!
    langas_1on December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have read that this song is related to Freddie's relationship with his parents. Apparently his parents, specially his mother, weren't supportive of his musical career in the beginning (I can see what you want me to be) and doubted that Freddie was going to be able to make a living out of it (My money that's all you want to talk about). By the end of the song he has made up his mind (There's no meaning in my pretending, Believe me life goes on and on and on) and leaves everything to fate and sets himself free from his parent's opinions in order to pursue his musical career.
    smichelinion September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, Smichelini--I never knew that about Freddie's parents. I, too, thought it was a breakup song, but that tidbit puts it in a whole new light.

    Also makes me wonder what kind of arguments Freddie had with his mum in his teenage years...

    “Now, Freddie, it’s nice how you have these ambitions of becoming a—uhm, what was it…?”

    *rolls eyes* “Pop star, Mum. I’ve told you a thousand times.”

    “Right. Well…the fact is, you’re going to have to think of a backup plan just in case that one, erm, idea of yours doesn’t work out.”

    “But it WILL work out, Mum!”

    “Yes, well, the way you're conducting yourself now you won't be able to make a living if that flight of fancy of yours doesn't come true. I just got your report card today, and if you don't get your grades back up that band of yours is officially over! Understand?”

    “You always have to bring something else into it, don’t you!? Why does this matter so much to you, Mum!? Why can’t you just let me live my own bloody life!?”

    “Hey, you had better drop that attitude of yours, young man! And you never use language like that when addressing me, is that clear? ”

    “URGH! But I WILL be famous someday, Mum! I have an extraordinarily distinctive voice and range which will set my band’s sound apart from others, and I also have a unique talent for writing tongue-in-cheek, yet worldly and sophisticated lyrics that will captivate listeners of all ages—“

    “If you keep this up, Freddie, you’re GROUNDED!”

    “FINE!” *stomps up to bedroom and slams door*


    Am I the only one who can picture that scene just completely perfectly in the mind's eye?

    Perhaps it's just me...
    Sandwich-Mastaon March 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonderfull song.
    great course and all.
    i dont really know what this song is about.
    but its probobly about a girl .
    InTheLapOfTheGodson April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not just about a girl but also about his vision on life itself..that he can not control everything..its in the lap of the gods
    Artsyon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is their most underrated song ever.

    unfortunately, it gets old quick as well
    Mr. Badguy0077on November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Queen song.
    If Freddy hadn't been a rock star, he would have been a broadway star, in a big wig and high heels.
    quiffpornon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the LAW DVD they just do one verse and then repeat the chorus over and over ad nauseum. The original song is better because there is a second verse, which is absolutely beautiful. That said, they do repeat the chorus over and over on that as well but at least you get another proper verse!
    paulothemanioon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of Freddies great vocal performances.

    I always thought it as getting taken advantage of.

    "My money that's all you want to talk about"

    It makes me think of people that try to take advantage of you if you are fortunate in life.
    Peelmasteron January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is better than the original one, it has a more solid tune and stuff...but the original one is more...original...
    mercury_girl86on March 06, 2005   Link

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