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Queen My Fairy King Lyrics

Last updated: 10/22/2014 06:41:22 PM

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

In the land where horses born with eagle wings
And honey bees have lost their stings
There's singing forever to you
Lions den with fallow deer
And rivers made from wines 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

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

They turn the milk into sour
Like the blue on the blood of my veins
Why can't you see it
Fire burnin' in hell with the cry of a streaming pain
Son of heaven set me free and let me go
Sea turns dry no salt from sand
Seasons find no helping hand
Teeth don't shine like pearls for poor man's eye, no more.

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
Look what they've done to me
I cannot run I cannot hide

Thanks to Rob for submitting My Fairy King Lyrics.



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Stevie | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/10/14

"Someone...someone has drained the colour from my wings"

I've been a Queen fan my whole life,This is the line more than any other that brings a tear to my eye;if you understand why I don't need to explain it,If you don't?It aint worth trying to explain

peace and love to you all

Freddie is genius! | Reviewer: Shirabetty | 10/14/14

I've been a huge fan of Queen for 37years but this song is absolutely my favorite of this album! I wish I were a native English speaker because I now can't find any good words which can describe exactly what I feel with this song... beautiful and magical, visionary and whimsicial... the lyrics and sound really come together, It's like a complete dream or illusion!
I think Queen made the first five albums mainly with their amazing talent, then after, with their ability and experience, rather than talent.
And I think in the first album they struggled a lot figuring their huge amount of fresh ideas and packing them in one album. And that process probably produced the really original atmosphere which we can hear only in this album.
Anyway, I LOVE this song!
Thanks, Freddie!


Awesome | Reviewer: Brian K. Spalding | 8/26/13

First off, to: chloe meddows taylor | 11/7/12, I laughed out loud that you felt the need to correct others for mis-typing Taylor's and Mercury's first names (totally skipping out on Freddie's REAL name: Farrokh Bulsara); and then proceed to mis-spell "song".
I'm not going to try and give a Review of this Song in any way other than to say, I absolutely LOVE this song, and have for many, many years now. Have been an avid Queen Fan since '77 (First Album I ever purchased was A Night at the Opera). I urge anyone reading this thread, if interested in My Fairy King even remotely, listen to the entire 1st album, then just continue on with II, Sheer Heart Attack, right on down the line. You will NOT be disappointed.

Things to Come | Reviewer: VoxAC30 | 7/19/13

In the book, "10 Guitar Greats" Brian cited My Fairy King as the musical direction the band was moving towards in exploring theme, composition, harmonies and overdubs. In a sense, My Fairy King was their early "A-HA!!" moment. MFK always seemed a bit out of place on Q1 for me but with a bit more production value it would have been a grand inclusion on Q2, the album MFK probably belonged on.

Queenfan | Reviewer: Awsome | 11/23/12

i LOVE this song so much.It's so magical & mysteriouse. It paints a image in my head of what Freddie is singing.
I love the sound of Freddie's fairy-dandy soft voice at the begining.Rogers Powerful voice.Brian's exelent guitar playing at the end.John's good bass playing

Ermagerd! | Reviewer: chloe meddows taylor | 11/7/12

Okay first off, some one spelt Roger wrong, it's Roger, not rodger. Secondly, Freddie, not freddy. Okay, now I can relax.
This sone is so amazing, I run around doing the falsettos and this song gets stuck in my head for about two weeks at a time

Being a really young Queen fan is FABULOUS, DARLING! (I am 14)


Queen is the best | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/4/10

I wish they had played this song live it would have been magical...and also I wish there was some video footage of the song I would have loved to see Freddie jam on the piano like that. Especialy at the end. Pure magic.

such a religious lyric | Reviewer: Monoposto | 7/26/10

i am the one of a person who believes that's a real happening somewhere out in space or here once in a history. freddie already saw it. they bring and deliver all of the magical imaginations from that world to this restricted world, until freddie died. actually 'my fairy king' in the lyric, and 'you' in the song 'too much love will kill you' seems to be the same. it's all about god, love and tragedy in the end.

vero | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/23/10

it's a really epic song, it's so magnificent, and great that i cannot stp to hear it. freddy was the bigger story-teller in the history of the world, and his tales stills remains in our souls...he feed us with magic and fairies and hope...

Wow!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/4/09

At the beginning of this song, I couldn't believe anyone could ever go as high as Rog did, and Freddie, I love this song!!!! He put heaps of expression into it, and the lyrics were wonderful. Great harmonies as well.

Amazing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/16/08

can someone tell me was Rodger Taylor singing this song right next 2 Freddy? Think he's singing 1. part of song. Anyone....? P.S. Magnificient song! Rhythm change & voice recording is awesome.... This one is 1 of a few songs that took my heart after 1 listening! RIP Freddy

Terrific | Reviewer: Anne-Catherine | 10/31/08

One of Freddie's best songs! It already shows the band's ability to change their style. It is full of harmonies. Freddie puts in a wonderful singing with a beautiful and nuanced voice. The whole band plays it fantastically. The song already shows what kind of Queen were going to be. Great talent. "My Fairy King" is definitely one of my favourite song of the album "Queen".

No one but Queen | Reviewer: Robin | 3/3/08

this song keeps hitting in my head becauese its just to genuis whit every beat of the drums to every stroke of piano and guitar. But this is one of Freddie's best songs that he sings cus he just get his voice for way high 2 low, it just fantastic

Great song! | Reviewer: Ioana | 12/31/07

In my opinion this is a genius song; such originality!
I read the comments above and I, too, saw "The Untold Story" and as my tribute to Freddie,when I grow up (I'm only 13), I will write a book in which I'll mention Freddie and he'll be a big part in my story. I think he was an absolute genius in music and he will always live in my heart!

I love this song more than Bohemian Rhapsody! | Reviewer: Becca | 11/24/07

This song can easily get stuck in my head, which is a good thing 'cause this is one of the greatest songs ever. Sadly...today is Freddie Mercury's death date. (November, 24th..it kind of says that..)*tear REST IN PEACE, FARROHK BULSARA.