"Killer Queen" as written by and Freddie Mercury....
She keeps Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minah
Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Drop of a hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild.
She's all out to get you

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try.


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"Killer Queen" as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is about a high class call girl, or whore, or prostitute, whatever you wanna call it, that is what it is...
    billvoltageon March 27, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI hate to be the one to point out the obvious, but Gunpowder, Gelatin & Dynamite are 3 basic explosives. They are all volatile, dangerous. Exciting! Throw in the Lazer Beam for a good rhyme and more raw energy.

    Freddy did confess on several occassions that this song was just about a high society call girl. In particular, I agree with psa09140: Freddy had Christine Keeler in mind when he wrote the song. But, most people on this list are WAY too young to know who she is.

    Also: wazojugs -- Margaret Thatcher was not PM when the song was written in 1974. Learn something about history.
    JunkWomanon June 20, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment::this song reminds me of the cocaine blues, i think this is one of their best songs ever::
    thesmashSSon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love this song =]
    molarbearon June 10, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentImages of Joan Collins flash tomy mind when I hear this... And the "dynamite with a laser beam"-bit, I believe that it's just a description of some sort.
    Coyote_FHon July 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opinion this song represents a woman with a certain life style - the luxurious life style with the good food and all life' pleasures. On the other hand I believe the song also mocks this vacant and superficial life. Plus the insinuation and comparing to Marie Antoinette and more over a Killer Queen, all seem to lead to a vey destructive way of life.
    3ssenceon April 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlright well first of all,, This song has absolutely nothing to do with aids. Aids was discovered in the early 80's and freddy mercury was diagnosed in 1988, He kept it a secret from the public untill 1991. On the 23rd November Freddie confirmed the worst by issuing a statement saying that he did in fact have AIDS. At 7pm the next day Freddie's fight was over.

    And because this song was released in 1974, in the sheer heart attack album there is no possibility it was. I like Number6's definiton of the song, but i always thought it was a high class prostitute. Never keeping the same adress etc etc.

    Its a great song, One of queens best. Followed only by Flash, Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the champions and a few others.

    Queen rules ;)
    Flash212on June 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just think it's about an immoral woman who'll suck you in with her charms and such.
    Konekonosumuieon October 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's just great
    precipitateon October 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok one, dont try so hard to find a "bisexual" double meaning into this song you frikin homophobes
    two, this must be talking about a hooker, judging by "Recommended at the price" and how notorious she is as a lovemaker
    Mr. Badguy0077on December 07, 2004   Link

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