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The Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - Lyrics Meaning

"God Save The Queen" by the Sex Pistols was released in 1977 and reached number 2 in the UK charts.

This version of "God Save The Queen" is about the young people of the time rebelling against the British Monarchy and British politics.

A lot of people felt alienated by the double standards of the old-fashioned royal monarchy and the hypocrisy of the political system.

The lyrics to this song attack the whole system in a violent way calling the Queen a moron and saying that she isn't a human being and that she is an accident waiting to happen.

It also makes a point of saying that the only use of the Queen is to attract tourists to the country and to make money out of them.

It is no coincidence that this song was released in 1977, the year of the Queens jubilee celebrations meaning Elizabeth had been the Queen of England for 25 years.

This song was symbolic of the Punk Rock era and in hind sight it was promoted extremely well by the management of the Sex Pistols.