The Prophet's Song
Queen Lyrics


Oh-oh, people of the earth
"Listen to the warning"
The Seer, he said
Beware the storm that gathers here
Listen to the wise man

I dreamed I saw on a moonlit stair
Spreading his hands on the multitude there
A man who cried for a love gone stale
And ice cold hearts of charity bare
I watched as fear took the old man's gaze
Hopes of the young in troubled graves
I see no day, I heard him say
So grey is the face of every mortal

Oh-oh, people of the earth
"Listen to the warning"
The prophet, he said
For soon, the cold of night will fall
Summoned by your own hand

Oh-oh, children of the land
Quicken to the new life
Take my hand
Ooh, fly and find the new green bough
Return like the white dove

He told of death as a bone white haze
Taking the lost and the unloved babe
Late, too late, all the wretches run
These kings of beasts now counting their days
From mother's love is the son estranged
Married his own, his precious gain
The earth will shake, in two, will break
And death all around will be your dowry

Oh-oh, people of the earth
"Listen to the warning," the seer, he said
For those who hear and mark my words
Listen to the good plan

Ah-ah-ah-ah
And two by two, my human zoo
They'll be
Running for to come
Running for to come
Out of the rain

Oh, flee for your life
Who heed me not, let all your treasure make you
Oh, fear for your life
Deceive you not, the fires of hell will take you
Should death await you

Oh-oh, people can you hear me (Oh-oh, people can you hear me)
(Oh-oh, people can you hear me)

And now I know (and now I know, and now I know)
I know, I know that you can hear me (and now I know that you can hear me)

And now I know, now I know, now I know, now I know
Now I know, now I know, now I know, now I know
Now I know (now I know, now I know)
The Earth will shake, in two will break (the Earth will shake, in two will break)
The Earth will shake, in two will break (the Earth will shake, in two will break)
Doubts all around, around, around, around, around, around, around, around
(Doubts all around, around, around, around, around, around, around, around)
(Doubts all around, around, around, around, around, around, around, around)
Now I know (now I know, now I know)
Now I know, now I know, now I know, now I know
Now I know, now I know, now I know, now I know
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa (whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa)
Listen to the wise, listen to the wise, listen to the wise
Listen to the wise, listen to the wise man
(Listen to the wise man, listen to the wise man)

La-la, la-la-la-la, la-la (la-la, la-la-la-la, la-la)
La-la, la-la-la-la, la-la (la-la, la-la-la-la, la-la)
La-la, la-la-la-la, la-la (la-la, la-la-la-la, la-la)
La-la, la-la-la-la, la-la (la-la, la-la-la-la, la-la)
La-la, la-la

Come here (la-la, come here)
I, you come here (I, you come here)
I, you come here (I, you come here)
I, you (ah)
Ah, ah, ah, ah

Listen to the mad (listen to the mad)
Listen to the man (listen to the man)
Listen to the mad man (listen to the mad man)

God give you the grace to purge this place
And peace all around may be your fortune

Oh-oh, children of the land
Love is still the answer, take my hand
The vision fades, a voice I hear
Listen to the madman

Ooh, but still I fear and still I dare not
Laugh at the madman

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Written by: Brian Harold May

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Jakob Čepon

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Johann Edelmann

Brian May speaks about The Great Flood and its different stories or interpretations according to other religions.
This song's main reason has to do with a specific dream he had a long time ago. It's about the people on the street trying to hold hands, but because of the selfishness that was going on at the time, it was more complicated. They needed guidance and direction from one another.

This song is tuned in D (regarding the guitar), to obtain lower notes and particular effects on the guitar, as he shared his points on this piece.
Before the official title of this piece, they called it previously PEOPLE OF THE EARTH , BUT after thorough consideration, it should be better to add it to the lyrics, instead of naming the song that way in the first place.

It has a lot of Japanese influence, that's why you can hear a Koto (a kind of string instrument that you pluck like a harp) during the beginning of the song; it's mentioned that there's a reference to Noah's Ark and that the animals went in two by two (male and female), boarding the vessel (also mentioning US as animals too).

This was accomplished by Roy Thomas Baker . Mercury designed all the vocals and played with them along the song, like a kind of manifestation of things and holy prophecy.



Francesca

My top ten queen songs (at the moment)- they change all the time are

1. Mad the swine- Queen
2. The fairy fellers master stroke- Queen II
3. Seaside Rendezvous- A Night at the Opera
4. I’m in love with my car- A Night at the Opera
5. Spread your wings- News of the World
6. Seven seas of rhye- Queen II
7. In the lap of the gods (original)- Sheer Heart Attack
8. Lily of the Valley- Sheer Heart Attack
9. You take my breath away- A Day at the Races
10. Flick of the wrist- Sheer Heart Attack

But I also really like
Keep passing the open windows- The Works
I want it all- The Miracle
Hammer to fall- The Works
It’s a hard life- The Works
Brighton rock- Sheer Heart Attack
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- The Game
I’m going slightly mad- innuendo
The show must go on- innuendo
Need your loving tonight- The Game
Doing alright- Queen
Rain must fall- The Miracle
Don’t try suicide- The Game
Now I’m here- Sheer Heart Attack
Jesus- Queen
One vision- A Kind of Magic
We will rock you- News of the World
Killer queen- Sheer Heart Attack
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy- A Day at the Races
Under pressure- hot space
Life is real- hot space
Get down make love- News of the World
Made in heaven- made in heaven
Liar- Queen
Some day one day- Queen II
The prophets song- A Night at the Opera
Las palabras de amor- hot space
In only seven days- jazz
Love kills- Queen forever
Somebody to love- A Day at the Races
These are the days of our lives- innuendo
Innuendo- innuendo
Don’t try so hard- innuendo
The miracle- The Miracle
Princes of the universe- A Kind of Magic
Barcelona- greatest hits III

But I love them all :)



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Havannah

This song with headphones on is a spiritual experience

Andrew Kielbasowycz

this song would be a spiritual experience to a deaf man.

Keith Grosch

Just a good vintage system in mono does it. I do it all the time!!

Les Salazar

Got a pair of Sony noise cancelling headphones for my birthday, this was the first song I listened to to test them out

Eric Curtis II

Yes indeed

Gustavo Albornoz

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