Killer Queen
Queen Lyrics


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She keeps her Moët et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
"Let them eat cake," she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minor
Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Drop of a hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild
She's out to get you

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite




Wanna try?
You wanna try

Overall Meaning

The first verse of Queen's song Killer Queen introduces us to the character that the whole song is about, a seductive and luxurious woman who keeps her expensive Moët et Chandon champagne in her 'pretty cabinet'. The line "Let them eat cake," is a reference to the infamous quote attributed to French Queen Marie Antoinette, who allegedly said that when she was told that the peasants had no bread to eat. The lyrics go on to suggest that this woman is a remedy for politicians Khrushchev and Kennedy, and she is always offering an invitation that you can't decline. The theme here is of a powerful, confident woman who knows her worth and is not afraid to flaunt it.


The chorus of the song is where the 'killer' aspect comes in, as she is compared to gunpowder, gelatine, and a dynamite with a laser beam that is guaranteed to 'blow your mind anytime.' The second verse gives us more information about her. She is well-versed in etiquette and has an insatiable appetite. She moves around frequently to avoid complications and speaks like a baroness. We learn that she is well-traveled and sophisticated, having been to Geisha Minor and met a man from China. The final lines of the verse suggest that she is both playful and fierce.


Line by Line Meaning

She keeps her Moët et Chandon
She enjoys luxurious champagne


In her pretty cabinet
She collects fine things that are pleasing to the eye


"Let them eat cake," she says
She has a flippant attitude towards the struggles of others


Just like Marie Antoinette
She is compared to a historical figure who also displayed a disregard for others


A built-in remedy
She has a natural ability to cause a positive reaction in people


For Khrushchev and Kennedy
She can charm and influence people from different political ideologies


At anytime an invitation
She is always available and can be difficult to say no to


You can't decline
She is irresistible and hard to turn down


Caviar and cigarettes
She indulges in fancy, extravagant vices


Well versed in etiquette
She is knowledgeable about proper behavior and manners


Extraordinarily nice
She projects an outward charm and beauty


She's a Killer Queen
She is a captivating and powerful woman


Gunpowder, gelatine
She is dangerous and explosive


Dynamite with a laser beam
She is deadly and precise


Guaranteed to blow your mind
She will impress and astound you


Anytime
She can do this at any moment


Recommended at the price
She is worth the cost


Insatiable an appetite
She has an unquenchable desire for pleasure


Wanna try?
Do you want to experience the same pleasures as her?


To avoid complications
She takes steps to prevent problems from arising


She never kept the same address
She is always on the move and elusive


In conversation
When speaking


She spoke just like a baroness
She has a refined and sophisticated manner of speaking


Met a man from China
She has travelled all over the world and has met people from all cultured


Went down to Geisha Minor
She has visited interesting and exotic locales


Then again incidentally
This is just one of many stories she could tell


If you're that way inclined
If you are interested in hearing more about her adventures


Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)
She emanates a natural and captivating fragrance


For cars she couldn't care less
She is uninterested in mundane material possessions


Fastidious and precise
She is exacting in her standards and behavior


Drop of a hat she's as willing as
She is always ready and willing to take action


Playful as a pussy cat
She has a playful and mischievous side


Then momentarily out of action
There may be short moments when she is unavailable


Temporarily out of gas
At times she will need to take a break or recharge


To absolutely drive you wild, wild
She has the ability to excite and captivate you


She's out to get you
She is aiming to capture your attention and desires


You wanna try
She is tempting you to experience her captivating and exciting lifestyle




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Freddie Mercury

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@Rayzzen11ttv

[Verse 1]
She keeps Moët et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
"Let them eat cake," she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Khrushchev and Kennedy (Ooh, ooh)
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline (Ooh, ooh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

[Chorus]
She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
(Pa-pa-pa-pa) Anytime
Ooh
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

[Verse 2]
To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minah (Ooh, ooh)
(Killer, killer, she's a killer queen)
Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined

[Pre-Chorus]
Perfume came naturally from Paris (Naturally)
For cars, she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

[Chorus]
She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
(Pa-pa-pa-pa)
Anytime

[Guitar Solo]
[Bridge]
Drop of a hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussycat (Ooh)
Then momentarily out of action (Ooh)
Temporarily out of gas (Ta-taaa)
To absolutely drive you wild, wild
She's out to get you

[Chorus]
She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam (Pa-pa-pa-ra)
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime
Ooh
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try



@SolidAsianGold

The year was 1974.
The month was October.
It took three albums in America.
But they had finally arrived.
Three was the charm.
The third album produced this infinitely iconic gem.
Much of the music of '74-'76 was goosebump provoking, it was that good.
It was their first, but most certainly not their last.
We would hear this throughout all of 1975 and 1976 on the pocket radios.
WPGC, WASH, and WMOD - Washington D.C.

And after this hit, Queen would become known forever.

Written and sung by one Freddie Mercury.
There was no shame in Freddie.



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@Guythatlivesaquietlife

HANDS down for one the best songs i've listened in my childhood.

@AdamPajor

Crabcore V.L HANDS down... Yoshikage Kira approves this comment...

@Benjamin-vl2oh

Ádám Pajor true

@uvgrv

Yoshikage Kira only wants a quiet life.

@savajho5468

Chilling to this song while looking at mona lisa must be great

@uvgrv

Savajho I heard that once you look at her hands, which are on her knees, you are guaranteed to get a boner.

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@yeetthefeet1628

This song shines like an unbreakable diamond in an ocean of stones. It’s truly a golden experience.

@fatherfvcker9

what a bizzare song to listen on an adventure🙏🏿

@user-bi2rr6vk7y

A timeless song that changes the world, truly they are stars that deserves platinum records

@YoshikaggeKira

@@user-bi2rr6vk7ybut also golden, diamond, and stone

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