The Prophet's Song Lyrics

Queen


album: Track 8 in album A Night at the Opera
release date: 1975-11-21
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Prog Rock/Music Hall/Symphonic Rock/Skiffle/Acoustic
length: 8:22
producer: Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
additional sound engineer: Gary Lyons
executive engineer: Mike Stone
composer: Brian May
lyricist: Brian May

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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 men'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
Oh, 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 dow'ry

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

Oh oh oh oh 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 (now I know) (now I know)
And now I know (now I know) (now I know)
Now I know that you can hear me (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) (now I know)
The Earth will shake in two will break in two will
Shake in two will break in two
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) (now I know)
Wow ooh wow ooh wow ooh wow ooh wow ooh wow ooh wow ooh wow ooh
Listen to the wise (listen to the wise) (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)

Laa laa la la la la laa laa (laa laa la la la la laa laa)
La la la la laa laa (la la la la laa laa)
La la la la laa laa (la la la la laa laa)
La la la la laa laa (la la la la laa laa)
La la la la laa laa (la la la la laa laa)
La la la la laa laa (la la la la laa laa)
La la la la laa laa (la la la la laa laa)
La la laa laa (la la laa laa)
La la laa laa (la la laa laa)
La la (la la)
La la (la la)
La la (la la)
Come here (come here)
I you come here (I you come here)
I you come here (I you come here)
I you (ah)
Aah (ah)
Aha (aha)
Aah (ah)
Aha (aha)

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

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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…)
  • 2 Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
  • 3 I’m in Love With My Car
  • 4 You’re My Best Friend
  • 5 ’39
  • 6 Sweet Lady
  • 7 Seaside Rendezvous
  • 8 The Prophet’s Song
  • 9 Love of My Life
  • 10 Good Company
  • 11 Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 12 God Save the Queen