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"'39" is a song by British rock band Queen. Composed by lead guitarist Brian May, it is the fifth track on their fourth studio album A Night at the Opera.

The song relates the tale of a group of space explorers who embark on what is, from their perspective, a year-long voyage. Upon their return, however, they realise that a hundred years have passed, because of the time dilation effect in Einstein's special theory of relativity, and the loved ones they left behind are now all dead or aged.

The line "Your mother's eyes, from your eyes, cry to me." refers to his sense of loss at seeing his daughters eyes in his aged grand-daughter's eyes.

The song was also the B-side to "You're My Best Friend".

If you add all previous Queen songs on the first three albums not including non-album songs and the first few on this album, "'39" is the 39th Queen song in order to be released.


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