God Save the Queen
God save the queen The fascist regime They made you a moron A potential H bomb God save the queen She's not a human being and There's no future And England's dreaming Don't be told what you want Don't be told what you need There's no future No future No future for you God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen 'Cause tourists are money And our figurehead Is not what she seems Oh God save history God save your mad parade Oh Lord God have mercy All crimes are paid Oh when there's no future How can there be sin We're the flowers In the dustbin We're the poison In your human machine We're the future Your future God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen We mean it man There's no future In England's dreaming God save the queen No future No future No future for you No future No future No future for me No future No future No future for you
Written by: Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten, Paul Thomas Cook, Stephen Philip Jones
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2 facts about this song
"God Save the Queen" by Queen is not an anthem or protest song, but rather an instrumental piece composed by the band's lead guitarist, Brian May. - Released in 1975, its title does not have any strong political connotation but is thought to be possibly influenced by the UK national anthem of the same title. - In a 2011 BBC documentary, Brian May stated that he composed "God Save the Queen" as a sort of "protest song", expressing his view that "Britain was actually in a state of upheaval and the song reflected it."
Artist: The Sex Pistols
The track "God Save the Queen" by The Sex Pistols is a controversial and politically charged song and is considered a defining anthem of the punk rock movement. - The song was released in 1977, during the Silver Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II, culminating in a top 2 position on the UK Singles Chart. - Lyrically, it condemns the monarchy and UK's social compliance, hence, it sparked a lot of controversies and was banned by the BBC and Independent Broadcasting Authority. - Despite claims that it was number one on the UK charts, it was listed as number 2, with speculations that it was intentionally kept from the top spot due to its controversial nature. - The cover artwork made by Jamie Reid, reversing the image colors of Queen Elizabeth II and adding a safety pin through her lip, has been hailed as iconic in the punk movement.
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