We Are the Champions
Queen Lyrics


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I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
But I've come through

(And I need to go on and on, and on, and on)

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the world

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge
Before the whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose

(And I need just go on and on, and on, and on)

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the world

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
We are the champions
We are the champions




No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "We Are the Champions" by Queen are all about triumph despite the struggles that the singer has gone through. The lyrics describe the many difficulties that the singer has faced, including mistakes and setbacks, but also notes that they have come through these trials and have emerged victorious. The chorus highlights this message, proclaiming the singer and their friends to be champions, and that they will continue fighting until the end.


The first verse sets the scene for the song, with the singer describing the dues they have paid, the time they have spent, and the sentence they have dealt with. The second line emphasizes that they have committed no crime, suggesting that the difficulties they have faced were not self-inflicted, and that they have persevered through the hardships. The following lines address the bad mistakes the singer has made and the sand that has been kicked in their face, saying that they have come through these issues and are still standing.


The chorus repeats the song's central message: that the singer and their friends are champions who will continue fighting until the end, with no time for losers. The second verse expands on this, with the singer thanking their fans for bringing them fame and fortune, but also acknowledging that it has not always been easy. Despite the challenges, they consider it a challenge worth undertaking and remain firmly committed to their cause.


Overall, "We Are the Champions" by Queen is a powerful anthem about perseverance and triumph over adversity. It is a message of hope and resilience, encouraging listeners to keep fighting through life's challenges in pursuit of ultimate victory.


Line by Line Meaning

I've paid my dues
I have worked hard and faced difficult situations


Time after time
Repeatedly


I've done my sentence
I have been punished for my actions


But committed no crime
But I did not do anything wrong


And bad mistakes
I have made some poor decisions


I've made a few
I have made a small number of bad choices


I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
I have been mistreated and disrespected


But I've come through
But I have overcome those hardships


(And I need to go on and on, and on, and on)
(And I will continue to persevere)


We are the champions, my friends
Together, we have accomplished our goals


And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
And we will continue to work hard until we succeed


No time for losers
We do not have time for negativity or failure


'Cause we are the champions of the world
Because we have achieved greatness


I've taken my bows
I have received recognition and applause


And my curtain calls
And I have been celebrated and honored


You brought me fame and fortune
You have helped me become successful


And everything that goes with it
And all the benefits that come from success


I thank you all
I appreciate your support and assistance


But it's been no bed of roses
But it has not been easy


No pleasure cruise
It has been a challenging journey


I consider it a challenge
I see it as an opportunity to grow


Before the whole human race
In front of everyone


And I ain't gonna lose
And I am not going to fail


(And I need just go on and on, and on, and on)
(And I will keep pushing forward)


We are the champions, my friends
Together, we have achieved greatness


And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
And we will never give up


No time for losers
We do not have time for negativity or failure


'Cause we are the champions of the world
Because we have reached the pinnacle of success


We are the champions, my friends
Together, we have succeeded


And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
And we will never stop working towards our goals


We are the champions
We have proven ourselves to be the best


We are the champions
We have achieved greatness and success


No time for losers
We do not accept failure or negativity


'Cause we are the champions of the world
We are the best and have accomplished everything




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@user-mc5dm6up5p

I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through

And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the World

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before
The human race
And I ain't gonna lose

And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the World

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the World



All comments from YouTube:

@5MadMovieMakers

Of the World

@MarkusAxunIllianus

Yes, please, oh god, why doesn't he say it. Damn Mandela Effect!

@RonyAndArabGuy

I've Taken My Bows

@rd7900

He said it, why are people saying he didn’t?

@MarkusAxunIllianus

@@rd7900 true, but I was waiting for it at the very end. I absolutely thought this would be the very last thing he sings.

@gwyn111

At 2:56 click to 1:09 :-)

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@zirenceforeal

Freddie is the only guy I've ever heard say "I'm not gonna be a rockstar, I'm gonna be a legend." and actually did it.

@Sophi_FPE

Are you a kid

@zirenceforeal

@@Sophi_FPE what are you implying?

@leonorsalazar7741

Yes

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