Fear me you lords and lady preachers
I descend upon your earth from the skies
I command your very souls you unbelievers
Bring before me what is mine
The seven seas of rhye

Can you hear me you peers and privvy counsellors
I stand before you naked to the eyes
I will destroy any man who dares abuse my trust
I swear that you'll be mine
The seven seas of rhye

Sister I live and lie for you
Mister do and I'll die
You are mine I possess you
I belong to you forever

Storm the master marathon I'll fly through
By flash and thunder fire I'll survive
Then I'll defy the laws of nature and come out alive
Then I'll get you

Be gone with you, you shod and shady senators
Give out the good, leave out the bad evil cries
I challenge the mighty titan and his troubadours
And with a smile
I'll take you to the seven seas of rhye

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Seven Seas Of Rhye Lyrics as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +6
    General CommentTo those who are thinking of a conection beteen Rhye and Rye and 'pub' singing at the end... Rye is a seaside town on the South coast of England, and 'Oh we do love to be beside the seaside' is a common English ditty sung a lot by holiday makers.
    It was almost certainly Queen having a laugh.
    Wyrmon August 19, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt seems like it's about Freddy taking over the world... he always said he wanted to be a legend, maybe its about him obtaining that status. But chances are I'm looking into it too deep and he was just high when he wrote it. Has anyone seen this in We Will Rock You at Vegas? I haven't but this is supposed to be the highlight of the show. This and BoRhap of course.
    gimpyx2kon October 28, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about Gods being angry at the current "management" of religion/politics, i.e. "Fear me you lords and lady preachers" and "begone with you, you shod and shady senators". Not sure where the seas come into it, though... perhaps Ancient Greek mythology...
    Anyway, I can play the piano part too :) This song rules!
    Redmanson October 18, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is just pure Queen fantasy and I love it. It sounds like it is about a mythical world that parallels our own and a god that is going to do his judging. I love that theatrical mellow dramatic stuff. No one does anything like that now days. Anyway, I absolutely love the rythm and pace of the lyrics. Just a really fun song.
    nuttinbutnateon February 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a galactic invador descending upon Freddie's imaginary land of Rhye, where the people worshipped false gods and led their lives in sin. I think it's not only with a message on religion, but it's also political, as Freddie at the time of writing this was a closet-case and the UK was still in an uproar on the "plague of gay people", and this song is meant to put people in mind of the Bible story of Sodom and Gomorrah where God rained fire and brimstone on the "unholy ones" who committed the first homosexual acts.
    AsItBeganon December 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou know what I like about this song? It's fun.

    I've heard songs that are good, inspiring, beautiful and the likes, but this is one of the few songs in existence that is actually fun.
    PursuitofLifeon December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you play this song from the end of queen two straight through to brighton rock, the first song from sheer heart attack, the "i do like to be beside the seaside"
    segues into the sounds of a seaside carnival.
    Definetly a coincidence, seeing as iTunes didnt exist in '74. But queen 2 was the record before heart attack, so i think its pretty cool.
    crazychimpson February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOr was it "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke"?
    Mathesonon July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes this song's end seem to match up too perfectly with Seaside Rendevous?
    freddie mercuryon August 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think there has to be a connection between Rhye and Rye because of the pub singing at the end. This has always been a great Queen song to me in spite of the fact that I couldn't make head nor tail of the lyrics. That was the 70s!
    MurrayMDon August 07, 2008   Link

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