Recovering Queen : The Queen Podcast

Ep 16 : Son and Daughter

February 22, 2021 I Am 7 Season 1 Episode 16
Recovering Queen : The Queen Podcast
Ep 16 : Son and Daughter
Show Notes Transcript

Ian tackles our first cover of the first album, Queen by Queen,  the May metal track Son and Daughter.  We discuss the curious lyrics of the schoolboy Brian,   the musical context of the song.  What's up with the religious elements of the first album?  What band follow on the tradition of the Beatless and Queen.  Freddie's voice and influence.   A track probably a little forgotten but incredibly important in the Queen catalogue.

I want you, ahh

Tried to be a son and daughter
Rolled into one
You said you'd equal any man
For having your fun

Ooh, now didn't you feel surprised
To find the cap just didn't fit?
The world expects a man
To buckle down and to shovel shit
What'll you do for loving
When it's only just begun?

I want you
To be a woman, yeah

Tried to be a teacher
And a fisher of men
An equal people preacher
Will you lead us all the same?
Well, I travelled around
The world and found
A brand new word for day
Watching the time, mustn't linger behind
Pardon me I have to get away
Ooh, what'll you think of heaven?
If it's back from where you came?

I want you
To be a woman

I want you to be a woman, yeah
You know I'm gonna save the world
Now you've just begun