It's so easy, but I can't do it
So risky, but I gotta chance it
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

Whoa, whoa, la la la, whoa
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)
(You can go and set it free) set you free from me
But that's not true
It's in the lap of the Gods

Whoa, whoa, la la la, whoa
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool
It's in the lap of the Gods
Whoa, whoa, la la la, whoa
Whoa, whoa, la la
Whoa, whoa, ooh

But that's not true
It's in the lap of the Gods
Whoa, whoa, la la la, whoa
Whoa, whoa, la la
Whoa, whoa, ooh

But I'm no fool
It's in the lap of the Gods
Whoa, whoa, la la la, whoa
Whoa, whoa, la la
Whoa, whoa, oooh
It's in the lap of the Gods
Whoa, whoa, la la la, whoa
Whoa, whoa, la la
Whoa, whoa, oooh

But I'm no fool
It's in the lap of the Gods
Whoa, whoa, la la la, whoa
Whoa, whoa, la la
Whoa, whoa, oooh


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

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    General Comment

    Well, to me, this is a tragic tale of loving someone but not knowing if you're able to express it enough. Leaving it to God to decide how it goes. Somehow, I get a feeling that there is something drug-related going on beneath the surface, but that's probably just me.

    freddieismyqueenon September 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I read in an interview with Freddie that this song is like a prelude to Bohemian Rhapsody, but I guess that is more from a musical point of view than a lyrical. Given my interpretation of BR it is anyway.

    dave871on December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think you are spot on with the interpritation.

    quiffpornon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is creepy, love the sequel more, but this is still good.

    wow thats awesomeon November 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great song, totally original, u just dotn get stuff like this anymore... shame really

    lyonz69on June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think Freddieismyqueen is pretty much right about the meaning of this song. Also, I think Freddie might have been stoned or something when he wrote this. I mean, the song's so out there, man! Especially the intro and all that, so..yeah, there's my two cents.

    Sandwich-Mastaon July 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    creepy song! play it backwards...

    Regalon June 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning

    I believe Mercury wrote this about the manager that Queen had at the time. The same guy he wrote "Flick Of The Wrist" and "Death On Two Legs" about. The First verse falls in to that meaning strongly, very strongly, if you understand Mercury, If it was about love it would have been a love song. Mercury was a artist of the highest degree. He hated the greed and the bad side of things that people some times have in the music business. Queen had a contract with a greedy Manager, and at that point it was left in the Lap of the gods, due to a contract. When you can't do any thing more than you can do, It's In The Lap Of The Gods.

    I'M not sure I understand the 2nd verse, but I have a good idea.

    Cheers, SilverBeat

    I had the pleasure of attending a Queen concert 7 times, and the pleasure of shaking Mercury's hand.

    SilverBeaton February 03, 2017   Link
  • -2
    General Comment

    In the end of the Revisited version, you notice at the end an explosion. Well that was achived through tape saturation. Why else would they sing the chorus over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...

    Mathesonon June 22, 2006   Link

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