Aah, aah
In the land where horses born with eagle wings
And honey bees have lost their stings
There's singing forever, ooh yeah
Lion's den with fallow deer
And rivers made from wine so clear
Flow on and on forever
Dragons fly like sparrows thru' the air
And baby lambs where Samson dares
To go on on on on on on

My fairy king can see things
He rules the air and turns the tides
That are not there for you and me
Ooh yeah he guides the winds
My fairy king can do right and nothing wrong

Ah, then came man to savage in the night
To run like thieves and to kill like knives
To take away the power from the magic hand
To bring about the ruin to the promised land, aah, aah

They turn the milk into sour
Like the blue in the blood of my veins
Why can't you see it
Fire burning in hell with the cry of screaming pain
Son of heaven set me free and let me go
Sea turn dry, no salt from sand
Seasons fly no helping hand
Teeth don't shine like pearls for poor man's eyes, aah

Someone, someone has drained the colour from my wings
Broken my fairy circle ring
And shamed the king in all his pride
Changed the winds and wronged the tides
Mother Mercury Mercury
Look what they've done to me
I cannot run, I cannot hide
La la la la la la la la la la la la

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    i think the rhye songs have 3 possible orders / meanings

    my first theory is also the most popular: it starts with my fairy king, where rhye is invaded and thrown into chaos. then 7seas of rhye comes in and an invader takes over rhye and brings an end to the kingdom of the fairy king. then, in lily of the valley, rhye slowly gets destroyed and all its magic is lost.

    then theres my second and favorite theory. it still starts with fairy king, with the same meaning. BUT then lily of the valley comes in with rhye becoming lawless and in a state of shock. then its 7 seas of rhye where the narrator is god and he brings order to rhye.

    now my 3rd and final theory. it starts with 7 seas in which the fairy king is narrator and the song describes his conquest of the land. then in my fairy king, his kingdom is destroyed and in lily of the valley he is over thrown.

    these are just my theorys and any one can feel free to contradict me. i think all of these theories describe how freddies fairy tale life is ending and he's realizing the evil of the earth.

    lennonmercury520on June 07, 2007   Link
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    The lyrics read like a crossover between the pagan, fantasy world of fairies and dragons and that of religion and rational thinking.

    The song paints a picture of a world which, to the modern rational man does not and cannot exist. The tales and beliefs of mythical creatures is put assunder by the progress of man and in the end the ultimate humilation of the king comes from the loss of belief in the fantastic. A no less violent end that that of knives and flame the king's power fades until he is drained of his colour.

    Absolutely fantasic! Much of Queen's early work draws upon fantasy themes, and Freddy probably didn't craft a deeper meaning to the lyrics. The true power in his story telling comes from the inspiration evoked by the words and music.

    Jimvinon December 10, 2007   Link
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    To me this seems to be about man coming along and buggering up the beauty of nature, although it perhaps compares mother nautre to a real woman or person, who has somehow been defiled or similar.

    boffy_bon June 18, 2003   Link
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    Very underrated song. Perfect. It's amazing.

    Bennyboyon January 16, 2005   Link
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    totally agree with both of you. i'm a tad obsessed with butterflies and fairies and this song is another obsession

    julesruleson January 17, 2005   Link
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    This song is so awesome. I have to say that this is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time.

    FreddieIsMyIdolon January 17, 2005   Link
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    My fairy King was really the starting block to what Freddy wanted to do with Bo Rap. Loaded with harmonies its very beautiful.

    Cleveland_Steameron May 04, 2005   Link
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    This song is truly amazing. Everything about the song is wonderful. Freddie has combined a beautiful melody with absolutely great words. To be honest, this song really makes me picture a magical land where rivers are made from wine so clear. Simply amazing.

    Robbie190on February 14, 2006   Link
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    ok... back to meanigs on song meanings. what do you think, people? its into bits, not unlike bohemina rhapsody, really. Feddie starts out descibing a sort of eutopian, peaceful world with a good ruler, a king, who "guides the winds" and "can only do right and nothing wron"-- everythings perfect, but then comes the fall, destuction, men to savage in the night that "take away the power from the magic hand and bring about the ruin to the promise land." Freddie cries, "son of heaven, set me free and let me go" from the agony of whats going on..... in the end, after evil has entered and run its destuction on everything, hes left defeated and lifeless, with his color drained and the kind shamed in all his pride. Its a very melencholic and depressive ending... possibly the way he saw the endiong for himself if this was being viewed in a bigger spectrum. the whole thing sounds even biblical-- which isnt out of the ordinary considering the album its on. Freddie wrote songs about jesus such and "mad the swine" and "jesus" and "Liar" is very much dealing with the feelings of repenting sins and then feeling unforgivable. Something to think about, really, if Freddie means something to you.

    Miss_Anieon March 19, 2006   Link
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    Hate to break it to you , but Freddie wasn't Christian, he was Zorastian... Also, this, along with Seven Seas of Rhye and Lily of the Valley, is about his childhood fantasy land called Rhye. I believe that this is saying, "I've grown up now, and my land [Rhye] has fallen apart, I cannot stay in it any longer."

    billvoltageon March 28, 2006   Link

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