One Vision

Album: A Kind Of Magic (1985)
Charted: 7 61
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  • God works in mysterious ways
    Mysterious ways

    One man, one goal
    Ha, one mission
    One heart, one soul
    Just one solution
    One flash of light
    Yeah, one god, one vision

    One flesh, one bone, one true religion
    One voice, one hope, one real decision
    Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
    Give me one vision, yeah

    No wrong, no right
    I'm gonna tell you there's no black and no white
    No blood, no stain
    All we need is (one worldwide vision)

    One flesh, one bone, one true religion
    One race, one hope, one real decision
    Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
    Yeah, whoa-yeah, oh yeah!

    I had a dream when I was young
    A dream of sweet illusion
    A glimpse of hope and unity
    And visions of one sweet union
    But a cold wind blows and a dark rain falls
    And in my heart, it shows
    Look what they've done to my dream, yeah!

    One vision
    So give me your hands, give me your hearts
    I'm ready! There's only one direction
    One world and one nation
    Yeah, one vision

    No hate, no fight, just excitation
    All through the night it's a celebration
    Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah

    One, one, one, one, one, one, one

    One flesh, one bone, one true religion
    One voice, one hope, one real decision
    Give me one light, yeah
    Give me one hope, hey
    Just give me, ah
    One man, one man
    One bar, one night
    One day, hey, hey
    Just gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme fried chicken!
    Vision, vision, vision, vision Writer/s: Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 21

  • No Fool from Midwest UsaMuch “fun” can be joked about in the song One Vision because of the last line. But, don’t be fooled. It comes from a very DARK place. There ARE right and wrongs. Satan couldn’t have said it better.
  • Milly from Swansea, United Kingdomthe lyric 'Fried Chicken' was part of a scrapped verse in which Freddie had the idea of saying to give them the Chinese they'd just eaten, it was thought too mad an scrapped, He kinda sneaked it in there.
  • Irfan from Bekasi, Indonesiathe last line in the song was "Fried Chicken" although it lyric say "One Vision" there's no misheard. This was a result of a prank that Freddie Mercury did in the studio, as the band had fried chicken for tea. Jim Hutton, last lover of Freddie Mercury, says in his book that Freddie Mercury wasn't sure he would include it in the final cut. Jim Hutton encouraged him saying "You are big enough" (to get away with it).

    The video even shows John Deacon on the drums. It isn't known if he actually played some drum parts in the song or if it is just visual effect (or joke?).
  • Lindsay from Coweta, OkRight before he does the fried chicken bit it sounds like he's naming off the (edible) parts of a chicken. :)
  • Dodo from Hollywood, CaYeah, thank God for the fried chicken line, because the other lyrics sound pretty whacked though they may have originally started out as serious.
  • Angus from Sydney, AustraliaThis is a top song no doubt. But is it just me or can anyone else hear the resemblence between the music (main guitar)from one vision and that from the rolling stones song start me up. Interested to see if anyone else has picked up on this fact.
  • Becky from Locust Grove, GaIn an interview with Roger Taylor in (video)"the making of" this song, he claimed the song was originally about MLK, Jr., but of course by the time it was all said and done, the lyrics had been changed and Roger even said "I don't even know now what the hell the song is about."
  • Tom from Lehigh Acres, Flactually Andy you are correct... all I can add is that fried chicken was finalized as a lyric through the suggestion of freddie's man Jim Hutton who suggested they have enough clout to put such a lyric in a song and get away with it
  • Jonathon from Clermont, FlThis song is a lot of fun. Gotta love that bit at the end. The intro talks about how God works in mysterious ways and some other stuff, but nothing bad hidden there.
  • Rosa from Reading, Englandi adore this song. this brought round my facination with chicken lol
  • Jay from Glen Burnie, MdReportedly, "Fried Chicken" was used because the band had been in the studio all day, and were getting hungry
  • Nathan from Defiance, OhI always thought Freddie said Fried Chicken, but I couldn't believe it!
  • Randall from Dallas, TxThere you go... proof that Queen helped invent free-style rap...
  • Alicia from Tamaqua, PaI love the ending of the song when they sing "just give me give me give me FRIED CHICKEN!" Its a halerious input that Jim Hutton pursuayed Freddie to add. But was later put off as just a joke until Freddie played it for him. And at the end Freddie indeed put in the Fried Chicken Part in it. Very good song and I always crack up at the end.
  • Rich from London, EnglandThe strange voices at the very beginning of this track are actually a slowed down version of "God works in mysterious ways" - which can be proven by speeding it up. Given that it sounds really ghoulish, some people have come to relate it to the devil.
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InWhen this song came out I fell in love with it. Of course Queen just knows how to put out music that no one else can even come close to reproducing. I really wish I could've seen them while Freddie was still alive. Their songs are timeless and they still sound just as good now as they did originally.
  • Freddie from Orlando, FlThe Fried chicken thing was funny. They were like in the studio and they haddent made up all the words yet... so like Fred had to kind of BS it when the were practacing... and it sounded a little like this: " da da da da da da dadada. One shirt that fits- John Deacon.... woahwoahwoahwoah yeah!! woah yeah! woah YEAH! one CHICKEN! One Sex postion....." you know... lol it was really funny actually.
  • Marsha from Fort Worth, TxThis song, along with several other Queen songs from this album, were used in the film and promo album for the movie "Highlander." However, most of the tracks are in a different form than on the "A Kind of Magic" album.
  • Brian from Medford, OrFrom what I've seen recently, Roger Taylor did the initial set of lyrics for it and based them on Martin Luther King Jr. But after the band tweaked them around to fit the music, they aren't quite as direct meaning wise now.
  • Sandra from Tel Aviv, IsraelIn the video for the song, right before the bridge ("I had a dream..."), you can see Mike Moran, who later produced Freddie Mercury's solo albums and played piano for his Barcelona album, a duet album with the Spanish opera diva Montserratte Caballe.
  • Andy from Halifax, EnglandThe final line, Freddie sings the words "Fried chicken" instead of what almost certainly should be the climax of shouting "one vision". While in the studio, the band made numerous versions different 'spoof' versions of the song with altered lyrics. One of there turned the song into a shopping list. As a joke, and to confirm that they were not 'taking themselves too seriously' they left this line in the final version of the song.
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