Seven Seas of Rhye
Queen Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Seven Seas of Rhye" by Queen are a call to action from a powerful, otherworldly being. The lines "Fear me you lords and lady preachers / I descend upon your earth from the skies" communicate that this entity should be revered and followed. The creature demands possession of something referred to as "the seven seas of rhye" and warns that those who do not comply will have their souls commanded. The lyrics are aggressive and speak to the desire for power and control. The second verse addresses politicians and powerful leaders, with the singer warning that they will destroy anyone who dares to break their trust. The singer also speaks of living and dying for someone, and belonging to them forever. The final verse speaks of challenging a titan and bringing listeners to the desired destination.


Overall, the lyrics create a vivid image of a powerful entity demanding control and dominance over others. The use of otherworldly imagery and fantastical settings adds to the overall sense of dramatic flair and grandeur in the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Fear me you lords and lady preachers
Listen up, religious leaders and powerful people, for I am a force to be reckoned with


I descend upon your earth from the skies
I am coming down to Earth, ready to assert my power over you mortals


I command your very souls you unbelievers
Those who doubt me will face consequences, for I have control over your very souls


Bring before me what is mine
Give me what I deserve and what I claim as rightfully mine


The seven seas of rhye
This is what I desire, these seven seas hold my priority


Can you hear me you peers and privvy counsellors
Listen closely, advisors and colleagues, for I have a message for you


I stand before you naked to the eyes
I am vulnerable and exposed, and I trust that you will not take advantage of me


I will destroy any man who dares abuse my trust
If you betray me, I will make sure you suffer the consequences


I swear that you'll be mine
I promise that if you stay loyal to me, you will be rewarded


Sister I live and lie for you
My sister, I am committed to you and I will do anything for you


Mister do and I'll die
I will do whatever you ask, even if it means risking my life


You are mine I possess you
I am possessive of you and expect you to be mine alone


I belong to you forever
I am dedicated to you, forever and always


Storm the master marathon I'll fly through
I am ready to break through any obstacles and challenges, no matter how difficult


By flash and thunder fire I'll survive
I will face any danger and come out alive and victorious


Then I'll defy the laws of nature and come out alive
I am not bound by conventional rules, and will persevere against all odds


Then I'll get you
I will come for you, and you will be mine


Be gone with you, you shod and shady senators
I reject corrupt and deceitful politicians, for they have no place in my world


Give out the good, leave out the bad evil cries
We can achieve prosperity and harmony by promoting goodness and positivity


I challenge the mighty titan and his troubadours
I am not afraid to take on the most powerful and influential figures


And with a smile
I face the challenge with confidence and positivity


I'll take you to the seven seas of rhye
Join me, and we will go on an adventure to the seven seas that I cherish so much




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: FREDDIE MERCURY

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@bluebell3720

This was recorded after that
71 they were making a demo in de lane lea studio for sound testing their studios
Recorded 5 songs
Keep yourself alive,night comes down,king rat,jesus and liar
Roy came in and put a word in with trident
Seven seas was partially recorded for their first album released in 73 recorded 72
Full song on the next album released 74
It was their first single to be on the top ten uk
Same year another Freddie song killer queen off their third album got to no 2 uk



@Rita-kk7lq

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



@harmonyferrington4647

Lets be honest..




This song is SO under rated but SOOOOO AMAZING!!


All Queen songs are amazing, but this one is so beautiful (once again, like all Queen songs)
But I can't stop listening to my Queen's <3


R.I.P Freddie Mercury/ Farrokh Bulsara. You are greatly missed, and still known as my, and our Queen forever <3



@bluebell3720

Especially when it was their first single to ever chart!
Their first tv appearance
But wasn't important to inc?
Uk no 10 in 74
Later in the year Freddie had his second hit with killer Queen at no 2 uk
Again tv appearance
I feel they're playing down a lot of Freddie achievements and contributions
I saw a clip of killer Queen from the film
Just Freddie being a diva and 'above the waist'
Wtf?



@QueenFanka

~~~~♫♫♫ ~~~~
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
~~~~♫♫♫ ~~~~



All comments from YouTube:

@helloperson6431

This is one of queen's best songs

@wlliamyguneban3771

Connor Burke coul

@THEMONSTER-mo2ih

Their first appearance on the charts in the UK (number 10!)

@lizziehetharia

Agree

@solinvictus2132

wildcatter63 well killer queen was their first breakthrough, but bohrap made them into legends

@SLReploidNO87andKnuckles

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@anttipinta8510

Fun Fact: ”Seven seas of rhye” is a Freddie’s and his sister Kashimira’s imaginary place where they played when they were young. So Freddie did this to honour Kashimira.🎤🕊

@liomoli

his sister’s name is kashmira..

@anttipinta8510

@@liomoli ik now but back then i thought he’s name was kara :D

@shamelessrepair5975

Cute

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