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My Fairy King

Released by Queen in 1973
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This version of My Fairy King was released by Queen in 1973.

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In the land where horses born with eagle wings
And honey bees have lost their stings
There’s singing forever
Lion’s den with fallow deer
And rivers made from wine so clear
Flow on and on forever
Dragons fly like sparrows thru’ the air
And baby lambs where Samson dares
To go on on on on on on

My fairy king can see things | He rules the air and turns the tides
That are not there for you and me | Ohh yeah he guides the winds

My fairy king can do right and nothing wrong
Then came man to savage in the night
To run like thieves and to kill like knives
To take away the power from the magic hand
To bring about the ruin to the promised land

They turn the milk into sour
Like the blue in the blood of my veins
Why can’t you see it
Fire burnin’ in hell with the cry of screaming pain
Son of heaven set me free and let me go
Sea turn dry no salt from sand
Teeth don’t shine like pearls for the poor man’s eyes

Someone someone has drained the colour from my wings
Broken my fairy circle ring
And shamed the king in all his pride
Changed the winds and wronged the tides
Mother mercury (mercury)
Look what they’ve done to me
I cannot run I cannot hide

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When you decide to study the lyrics to My Fairy King, you're looking at the words, verses and background chorus from the 1973 song by Queen. Some of the lyrics to My Fairy King have clear meanings and some contain metaphorical references. Like most songs, only Queen and their collaborators know the full story behind any of the their songs.

You can understand the lyrics to My Fairy King if you take apart the structure of the words. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to My Fairy King" means the words set to the music of My Fairy King, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Queen. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to My Fairy King and the lyrics to My Fairy King are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Queen who came here looking just for the lyrics to My Fairy King, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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