Meaning of Delilah by The Queen & Song Story

The Old Testament hero Samson became famous for his numerous exploits in the war against the Philistines, but he managed to fall in love with a woman from the camp of the enemy named Delilah. She found out the secret of his power, and helped her compatriots defeat the mighty warrior. Since then, Delilah has often been referred to as the embodiment of female deceit.

When Freddie Mercury, vocalist of the rock band Queen, performed the song Delilah, many fans of the band’s work decided that it was dedicated to the biblical Delilah or some woman in the singer’s life (although some lines from the text could not but confuse a reasonable person). Everything fell into place when it turned out that Freddie sang only about a cat.

The history of creation and the meaning of the song Delilah

Mercury had six of them: Delilah, Tiffany, Miko, Oscar, Samson and Goliath. Delilah was the singer’s favorite cat, although he was crazy about all pets. While on tour, Freddie talked to them on the phone, brought them from abroad a huge amount of toys and tons of food that could not be obtained in London.

He wrote the song Delilah when he was in Switzerland and, as usual, yearned for his cats. It can hardly be put on a par with the best compositions of the Queen group, although many fans really like it.

Interesting Facts

  • They say that when Mercury presented this song to the group, Roger Taylor categorically refused to play it, but then he still could not refuse Freddie.
  • At the end of the song, Brian May masterfully played the cat’s meow on the guitar.

Delilah Lyrics

Delilah, Delilah, oh my, oh my, oh my – you’re irresistible
You make me smile when I’m just about to cry
You bring me hope, you make me laugh – and I like it
You get away with murder, so innocent
But when you throw a moody you’re all claws and you bite
That’s alright!
Delilah, Delilah, oh my, oh my, oh my – you’re unpredictable
You make me so very happy
When you cuddle up and go to sleep beside me
And then you make me slightly mad
When you pee all over my Chippendale suite
Ooh ooh Delilah
Ooh ooh Delilah
You take over my house and home
You even try to answer my telephone
Delilah, you’re the apple of my eyes
Meeow, meeow, meeow
Delilah – I love you, Delilah oh
Ooh you make me so very happy – you give me kisses
And I go out of my mind
Meeow, meeow, meeow, meeow,
You’re irresistable – I love you Delilah
You make me very happy
I love your kisses

Dalilah Lyrics

Delilah, Delilah, you’re irresistible
You make me smile when I feel like crying
You give me hope, you make me laugh – and I love it
You get away with murder – so innocent
But when you’re in a bad mood, you claw out and bite
Everything is fine!
Delilah, Delilah, you’re unpredictable
I’m so happy,
When you snuggle up to me and sleep next to me
And then I get a little mad at you
When you pee on chipendale furniture
Oh Delilah
Oh Delilah
You took over my house
You even try to answer the phone
Delilah, you are dear to me, like the apple of an eye,
Meow meow meow
Delilah I love you, oh Delilah
You make me happy, you give me kisses
And I’m going crazy
Meow meow meow meow
You are irresistible, I love you Delilah
Delilah I love you
You make me happy,
I’m crazy about your kisses

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