A Kind of Magic
Queen Lyrics


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(It's a kind of magic)
(It's a kind of magic)
(A kind of magic)

One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal
One golden glance of what should be
(It's a kind of magic)
One shaft of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day

(It's a kind of magic)
The bell that rings inside your mind
It's a challenging the doors of time
(It's a kind of magic)

The waiting seems eternity
The day will dawn of sanity
It's a kind of magic
(It's a kind of magic)
There can be only one

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be gone
This flame that burns inside of me
I'm hearing secret harmonies

(It's a kind of magic)
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
(It's a kind of magic)
(It's a kind of magic)

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be
Will soon be gone

This is a kind of magic
There can only be one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be gone (gone)

Magic, it's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
Magic, magic, magic, magic
Magic, ha ha ha ha it's magic

Ha ha
Yeah, yeah





It's a kind of magic

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Queen's song "A Kind of Magic" suggest the existence of a mystical force that gives people the power to achieve their goals. The song speaks of a collective dream, soul, prize, and goal, hinting at the idea of unity in purpose. The line "One golden glance of what should be" paints a picture of a utopia, something that people strive for but can never fully attain. The song's narrator believes that this utopia is attainable if they can follow the "one shaft of light that shows the way."


However, this path is not an easy one, as "no mortal man can win this day." The singer acknowledges the difficulty of achieving their goals but remains determined to succeed. The "bell that rings inside your mind" represents the voice inside a person's head that pushes them toward their goal. This voice challenges the doors of time, meaning that time is not a significant obstacle to success.


The song ends on an optimistic note, suggesting that the rage that lasts a thousand years and the flame that burns inside the singer are temporary obstacles that will soon disappear. The magic alluded to throughout the song is a symbol of hope and perseverance, a force that motivates people to keep striving for their goals.


Line by Line Meaning

(It's a kind of magic)
This song is explaining a unique sense of magic that can't be described but is felt by everyone who experiences it.


One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal
The magic being referenced is a unifying force that brings people from all walks of life together, allowing them to share the same aspirations and dreams.


One golden glance of what should be
The magic is a fleeting moment of clarity that illuminates the path toward the realization of an ideal future.


One shaft of light that shows the way
The magic is a guiding force, akin to a lighthouse beacon, that helps people navigate through the challenges of life.


No mortal man can win this day
The magic is beyond the power of any one person to manifest or control. It requires a collective effort to achieve.


The bell that rings inside your mind
The magic is a thought or idea that resonates deeply within each person, inspiring them to take action.


It's a challenging the doors of time
The magic represents an attempt to break free from the constraints of the past and create a new future.


The waiting seems eternity
The journey toward realizing the magic can feel endless and uncertain, but the reward is worth it in the end.


The day will dawn of sanity
Eventually, the magic will lead to a state of balance and clarity, bringing a sense of peace and resolution to those who pursued it.


There can be only one
The magic is a singular pursuit that requires focus and dedication. It cannot be shared or divided among many people.


This rage that lasts a thousand years
The frustration and despair that often accompany the pursuit of the magical goal can feel all-consuming and last for an indeterminate amount of time.


Will soon be gone
However, the magic promises to eventually overcome this rage and replace it with peace, joy, and fulfillment.


I'm hearing secret harmonies
The pursuit of the magic can reveal hidden connections between people and ideas, creating a sense of unity and purpose.


Magic, it's a kind of magic
The song returns to its opening assertion that this magic is an inexplicable force that defies simple explanation but is deeply felt and transformative.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Unison Rights S.L., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Roger Taylor

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@a.b.6867

It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
A kind of magic (No way)
One dream, one soul
One prize, one goal
One golden glance of what should be
It's a kind of magic
One shaft of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
It's a kind of magic
The waiting seems eternity
The day will dawn of sanity (Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Is this a kind of magic?
It's a kind of magic
There can be only one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done
This flame that burns inside of me
I'm hearing secret harmonies
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be, will soon be done
This is (this is) a kind (a kind) of magic (yeah)
There can be only one (one, one, one)
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done (done)
Magic (it's a kind of magic)
It's a kind of magic
Magic magic magic (magic)
It's a kind of magic



All comments from YouTube:

@pressplayulysses

This remastered version really brings out the vibrant colors.

You could say it's a kind of magic.

@chezboi8843

Yeah and the animation also looks a little smoother

@jimwantsaliens

I note the "Queen Remastered 2022" title card after the video. Hopefully more video remasters to come this year.

@AhDollar

@@jimwantsaliens It'd be a dream come true. As someone who's complained for years about how inferior some of these official videos are compared to people in their basements like Chinwonder2 and Chief Mouse, this is a breath of literal heaven. I can't even express with words how happy this would make everyone if they continued down this path,

@bohemianmercury3326

@@jimwantsaliens they just did Somebody To Love

@jimwantsaliens

@@bohemianmercury3326 Ooh do you know when it's being uploaded? It's still the old cropped version at the moment.

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@pamelabarker1704

Queen was a kind of Magic !!!

@jocelynalcaide5941

yes!!!!!!! ❤

@benogilvie6770

true

@jennerneto2788

are

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