"The March Of The Black Queen" as written by and Freddie / Mercury....
Do you mean it ?
Do you mean it ?
Do you mean it ?
Why don't you mean it ?
Why do I follow you and where do you go
Aah aah aah aah aah aah

You've never seen nothing like it no never in your life
Like going up to heaven and then coming back alive
Let me tell you all about it
And the world will so allow it
Ooh give me a little time to choose
Water babies singing in a lily-pool delight
Blue powder monkeys praying in the dead of night

Here comes the Black Queen, poking in the pile
Fie-fo the black Queen, marching single file
Take this, take that, bring them down to size
March to the Black Queen

Put them in the cellar with the naughty boys
A little nigger sugar then a rub-a-dub-a baby oil
(aah aah) black on (aah aah), black on every finger nail and toe
We've only begun - begun
Make this, make that, keep making all that noise
March to the Black Queen
Now I've got a belly-full
You can be my sugar-baby, you can be my honey-chile, yes

La laa la laa la laa la laa la la la la la laa
La laa la laa la laa la laa la laa la laa la laa la laa
A voice from behind me reminds me
(tra la laa tra la laa aaah)
Spread out your wings you are an angel
Remember to deliver with the speed of light
A little bit of love and joy
Everything you do (will bear a will) bears a will and a why and a wherefore
A little bit of love and joy
In each and every soul lies a man, very soon he'll deceive and discover
But even till the end of his life, he'll bring a little love

Aah ah aah
La la la la laa
Ah ah ah ah aah
Ah la la la laa
I reign with my left hand, I rule with my right
I'm lord of all darkness, I'm Queen of the night
I've got the power - now do the march of the Black Queen
My life is in your hands, I'll fo and I'll fie
I'll be what you make me, I'll do what you like
I'll be a bad boy - I'll be your bad boy - I'll do the march of the Black Queen

Ah aah ah aah
Ah aah ah aah
Walking true to style
She's vulgar 'buse and vile
Fie-fo the Black Queen, tattoos all her pies
She boils and she bakes, and she never dots her "I's"

She's our leader
La la la la laa la la laa
La la la la la laa

Forget your singalongs and your lullabies
Surrender to the city of the fireflies
Dance with the devil in beat with the band
To hell with all of you hand-in-hand
But now it's time to be gone - (la la la laaa) forever - forever
La la la laaa aaah aah aah aaah



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"The March of the Black Queen" as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +3
    General CommentYou should really hear it before you comment on it. In fact you should here it anyway. It's one of those rare gems that's even better than Bohemian Rhapsody and perhaps the best Queen song ever written.

    As for an analysis, I point to this page:

    geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/4425/…

    They explain it better than I ever could.
    Geek UKon September 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod only knows what this is about (although I have read the analysis referred to by Geek UK above, and commend the author for their research/imagination if nothing else).I also agree with Mr Geek that this is the best song ever written, from the best album ever recorded (and incidentally Brian May's favourite). It defies serious interpretation, just lie back and go along for the ride. Pure, unadulterated genius.
    TeoTorriateon October 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a precursor to Bohemian Rhapsody...if ya can't see that you're blind
    MoonlitKnighton January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIncredible song. The mood and tempo changes multiple times and Freddie's sinister vocal delivery is incomparable. This song and album simply must be heard to be believed. Absolute genius.
    akanawhaon March 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm probably gonna get a lot bad replies to this but...It's not my favourite. I still like it...I do think it's underrated....and I admit it's historically very important for Queen but it's not my favourite.

    As for what the song's about...well Queen II is probably Queen's most prog-rock album. And it tells a story of fairies and queens and such. As for the Black Queen...I see her a something like a debauched contrast to the innocent White Queen. Either that or it could be the Whit Queen as an impure being (eg: having lost her virginity)
    rotherhamkidon December 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh this song is so fantastic and epic. The vocals and harmonies are fantabulous and the lyrics...wow...
    I hear this song and I think man if I ever write a book that's the kind of villain I want. That song is like watching a movie, it's incredible.
    I especially love the line "I reign with my left hand, I rule with my right"
    Pure poetic geniousness in it's simple glory.
    seasideon February 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is absolutely brilliant!!!
    I believe is one of Queen`s greatest songs...The powerful lyrics and the crazy good tunes...it is just flawless...I can`t have enough of it.
    Redhead2on November 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnly Freddie Mercury knows for sure what the song is about.
    It sounds like it's about a forbidden relationship full of debauchery but there is an element of Godliness even though the nature of the relations are lascivious.
    This verse is about the Godliness:

    A voice from behind me reminds me
    Spread out your wings you are an angel
    Remember to deliver with the speed of light
    A little bit of love and joy
    Everything you do bears a will
    And a why and a wherefore
    A little bit of love and joy
    In each and every soul lies a man
    And very soon he'll deceive and discover
    But even to the end of his life
    He'll bring a little love."

    The rest of the song is all about the debauchery and darkness.
    LAZWILLon July 15, 2018   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIn my opinion this song is about a promiscuous person or prostitute who engages in all sorts of debauchery but still has an element of Godliness as described in the part of the song which begins with "A voice from behind me reminds me spread out your wings you are an angel.
    Before Bohemian Rhapsody there was The March of The Black Queen.
    I was only 10 when Queen 2 was released so I don't know what the reaction to the album was but if you look back now it was obvious that Queen were something very special and were destined to become one of the greatest bands of all time.
    WilliamLazaron September 29, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA truely great Queen song, I wish they had done more stuff in this style.

    As for its meaning, the url that geek pointed to isn't bad, Not sure I agree with it though.
    nib000on October 26, 2004   Link

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