Brighton Rock

Album: Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
  • Happy little day, Jimmy went away
    Met his little Jenny on a public holiday
    A happy pair they made, so decorously laid
    'Neath the gay illuminations all along the promenade
    "It's so good to know there's still a little magic in the air
    I'll weave my spell"

    "Jenny will you stay - tarry with me pray
    Nothing 'ere need come between us tell me love, what do you say ?"
    "Oh no I must away to my mum in disarray
    If my mother should discover how I spent my holiday
    It would be of small avail to talk of magic in the air
    I'll say farewell"

    O rock of ages, do not crumble, love is breathing still
    O lady moon, shine down a little people magic if you will

    Jenny pines away, writes a letter everyday
    "We must ever be together, nothing can my love erase"
    "Oh no I'm compromised, I must apologise
    If my lady should discover how I spent my holidays..."
    Oooh oooh oooh oooh
    Ooh oh oh oh oh ha Writer/s: Brian May
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Fabio from Rio De Janeiro, BrazilA Brighton Rock is a candy, usually hard stick-shaped, that is sold in seaside Brighton, UK. The story told in this song is supposed to have happened there, hence the title.
  • Ret from Bristol, United KingdomBrian May's best work. Should have left it at that, really.
  • Jfv from Philadelphia, PaThe song's opening includes what appears to be carnival-like music and someone whistling the song "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside", an old English Music Hall song, written in the early 1900's by John A. Glover-Kind. A "sing-song" version of the very same song can be heard in the outro of "Seven Seas of Rhye", the last song on the previous Queen album (Queen II). Since Brighton Rock is the first song on Queen's next album, Sheer Heart Attack, the melody, in essence, ties the two works together. (4/15/08)
  • Ethan from Helsinki, -FAVORITE QUEEN SONG. Right next to Somebody To Love.
  • AnonymousA live version of this can be found on the Live Killers album. It sounds freakin awesome live!! Also Brian fiddled around with this on Live At The BBC which was before Sheer Heart Attack came out. Its quite interesting because you can tell he's got the general outline for Brighton Rock, but hasnt figured out to do with it. It's on the end of Son And Daughter on Queen Live At The BBC! Check it out.
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