"Killer Queen" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by lead singer Freddie Mercury and recorded for their third album Sheer Heart Attack in 1974. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and became their first US hit, reaching number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is about a high-class call girl and has been characterised as "Mercury's piano-led paean to a Moët-quaffing courtesan".


In 1975, Mercury received an Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. The song is included in Queen's first Greatest Hits compilation from 1981, and Absolute Greatest (2009). It is also recorded on the live albums Live Killers and Queen Rock Montreal.





Lyrics


She keeps Moët et Chandon

In her pretty cabinet

'Let them eat cake,' she says

Just like Marie Antoinette

A built-in remedy

For Khrushchev 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, gelatine

Dynamite with a laser beam

Guaranteed to blow your mind

Anytime


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

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, gelatine

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 out to get you


She's a Killer Queen

Gunpowder, gelatine

Dynamite with a laser beam

Guaranteed to blow your mind

Anytime


Recommended at the price

Insatiable an appetite

Wanna try?

You wanna try