RARE: Freddie Shines In “Killer Queen” Live At Earl’s Court In ’77

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RARE: Freddie Shines In “Killer Queen” Live At Earl’s Court In ’77 | Society Of Rock Videos

She’s A Killer

Decked out in orange and yellow checkers, Freddie is completely intoxicating in this “Killer Queen” performance as he calmly serenades the excitable audience from the bench of his piano.

“She’s a Killer Queen, gunpowder, gelatin, dynamite with a laser beam guaranteed to blow your mind, anytime. Ooh, recommended at the price, insatiable an appetite…”

Explaining that high, upper- class females can also be trashy and whorish, Freddie was trying to deliver the idea that we are what we are, who we are, and who we want to be and that is just fine. If someone happens to have decent amount of money but rather enjoys certain activities- they are able to give in to these temptations.

Interesting Fact: Regarding the line, “‘Let them eat cake’ she says, just like Marie Antoinette”: According to legend, Marie Antoinette (the Queen of France) said “Let them eat cake” after hearing how the peasants had no bread to eat. In the song, it is used to demonstrate at what level this high priced prostitute sells her wares.

Although he wanted to leave the lyrics open to a wide interpretation, Freddie seemed to be calling out certain people (namely women) to accept their true selves and own their human nature. Regardless of the intentional or non intentional meaning behind the lyrics, this ballad became one of Queen’s most well-known and greatest songs.

+ Killer Queen Lyrics +

She keeps her Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
‘Let them eat cake’ she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev 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, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime
Ooh, 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 Minah
(Killer, killer, she’s a killer Queen)
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, gelatin
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 all out to get you

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

Ooh, recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try ?
You wanna try

 

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