"A Kind of Magic" as written by and Roger Taylor....
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
A kind of magic - no way
One dream, one soul, one prize
One goal, one golden glance of what should be
It's a kind of magic
One shaft of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
It's a kind of magic
The waiting seems eternity
The day will dawn of sanity
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Is this a kind of magic?
It's a kind of magic
There can be only one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done
This flame that burns inside of me
I'm hearing secret harmonies
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be, will soon be done
This is (this is) a kind (a kind) of magic (yeah)
There can be only one one one one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done - done
Magic - it's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
Magic magic magic (magic)
Ha ha ha haa - it's magic
Ha haa
Yeah yeah
Wooh
It's a kind of magic


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"A Kind of Magic" as written by Roger Taylor

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  • +2
    General CommentPersonally, I think this was written for Highlander. I mean, come on... 'One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal...No mortal man can win this day...There can be only one...This rage that lasts a thousand years' if that doesn't sound like Highlander I don't know what does.
    betniion February 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a pre-cool song!!!
    rorygodwinon January 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe original movie version is better than the single version, IMHO
    TheOlsnaon May 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It's a kind of magic"
    A phrase that the guy (I can't remember his name at the moment)says several times in the movie "Highlander". An alternate version is played in the end credits of the movie which is also Roger's version of the song, I believe (it's not confirmed though). The version on the album is Freddie's. I prefer the movie version / video version myself.
    Enidelynon March 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lyrics fit with the theme of Highlander, but a lot don't and I think the genesis of the lyrics come from a world wide craze from the early 80's - 'Masquerade' a book by Kit Williams, it was a treasure hunt for a golden hare that he had buried somewhere in Britain. If you think about the lyrics they match this concept better than they do the theme of highlander:

    One dream one soul one prize one goal - Lots of people had a common dream of finding the hare but only one person (soul) could.

    One golden glance of what should be - The hare was made of gold.

    One shaft of light that shows the way - the solution to the riddle used the sun at midday on the equinox to locate the hare!

    No mortal man can win this day - the winner would become immortal in as much as people would remember them.

    The bell that rings inside your mind - that 'ah ha' moment when you figure it out.

    Is challenging the doors of time
    The waiting seems eternity - It seemed impossible to solve but was eventually unearthed 2.5 years after its burial.

    The day will dawn of sanity - Eventually it will be solved and the madness will end.

    There can be only one - winner.

    This rage that lasts a thousand years - it seemed like the madness it generated might last 1,000 years.

    Will soon be done - hope it gets solved soon.

    This flame that burns inside of me - the passion that alot of people had trying to solves the riddle.

    I'm here in secret harmonies - picking out the meaningful things from the red herrings.


    Well that's my take on it anyway - agree or disagree as you please.
    Sinkeron July 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite,if I had to had to choose(yes I put that there twice).
    Thia007on November 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"The bell that rings inside your mind is challenging the doors of time"
    A reference to the Quickening, the "magic" that makes the Highlander immortal and alerts him when others like himself are nearby.
    vlad888on November 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a wonderful song. I love it.
    mercanfaton January 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a reversed noise in this song, which you are able to hear just before Freddie says "One dream...", and it's repeated another time. If you reverse that sound, you can hear: "Watch you..."
    mgrcaon April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a magic song
    magicon April 25, 2002   Link

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