12 Fire-Breathing Songs about Dragons

If you have ever secretly wished that dragons were real, these songs are for you!

These songs about dragons bring to life the mystical stories about dragons. Whether it’s painting them as ferocious and terrible beasts or marveling at the power and the strength these animals would have if they were real. Wake up your imagination with these incredible songs!

Dragon Queen – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

This breathy, sensual track has rippling riffs and captivating melodies. This ‘Dragon Queen’ has a powerful way of loving, asking, “how my love gonna show no scar?” The song has repetitive sections that make it a catchy one to sing along to. The great beat will definitely have you feeling yourself.

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I See Fire – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran wrote this song for the 2013 movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, where Smaug is a dragon that the heroes hope to destroy. The brotherhood of the characters is clear in the line, “if this is to end in fire, then we should all burn together,” which is also a spoken line in the movie. They are in this together, even when the life-threatening fire is the only thing they can see.

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Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary

This relaxing and sentimental dragon song has two characters: Puff the Magic Dragon and Jackie Paper. Jackie is a little boy who comes to play with Puff, and the two have many adventures filled with wonder and childlike joy. Eventually, Jackie grows up, and Puff is left alone in his cave. It’s a sad tune about the inevitable way kids grow up and lose their magical innocence.

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Dragon – Fallulah

Fallulah compares a toxic relationship to being with a dragon, and the vivid metaphors really make you understand how complicated an unhealthy love can be. She sings, “he burns me all the time. I can’t breathe, but I want more.” Even though he’s taking all her oxygen, she is still dedicated to him. It’s a vulnerable story about how your heart sometimes belongs to people who don’t deserve it.

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Dragon Attack – Queen

This groovy song is not one of Queen’s most well-known, but it’s a great one all the same. The funky bassline and crashing cymbals, not to mention the guitar solo, make ‘Dragon Attack’ a high-energy jam. Queen sings about feeling weighed down by something, so much so that it’s like there’s a dragon on their back.

Dragon – Miriam Bryant

Dragons are often thought of as ferocious and dangerous creatures. But you would be an unstoppable force if they were on your side. Miriam Bryant offers to be a dragon for her partner, protecting them and helping them to fly high. She promises never to leave them, and her powerful vocals show her determination to keep this promise.

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Dance with the Dragon – Jefferson Starship

The cover art for ‘Dance with the Dragon’ pictures the dragon in question. It looks a little scary, but also like it would be down for a good time. This song has a driving rhythm and awesome electric guitar. The track was released in 1976, which was the year of the dragon, explaining the many references to New Year’s.

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Dragon – Tori Amos

‘Dragon’ is a passionate and intense song, with Tori Amos’ enchanting vocals transporting us into the song. It seems like Amos is offering to help someone slay their dragons. She says, “won’t you lay here with me, and I will bring kisses for the beast.” Something is torturing this person, and Amos wants to give them comfort.

Futuristic Dragon (Introduction) – T. Rex

Electronic and staticky elements make this song sound futuristic, like an alien announcement about a future we can’t even begin to fathom. T. Rex spends the song describing a dragon of the future with lines like “deep beneath an ancient shadow, stunned with age and too much wisdom.” A long scream towards the end of the track makes the descriptions even more unnerving.

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Dragons Awake! – Guided by Voices

This stripped-back acoustic track mainly features a heavily strummed guitar and intimate vocals. Towards the end of the song, some fantastical strings give the song its mystical edge. The lyrics aren’t clear, referencing dragons, love, and Peter Pan. Overall, it’s just a good time!

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Black Dragon Fighting Society – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance is known for its high energy, punk rock style, and aggressive vibe. This song has a fast tempo, intense vocals, and shredding guitars and drums. The chorus features the line “I got a medical emergency” repeated several times, and it’s likely an injury from participating in the fight club referenced in the title.

El Dragón – Maná

An emotional song with an arpeggiating piano, ‘El Dragón’ is sung in Spanish, talking about how the memories of a lost love take on the ferocity of a dragon. When translated to English, the chorus says, “looks like a dragon, your memories remained spraying fire.” The pain of the memories feels like being burned alive by an untamed beast.

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About Ged Richardson

Ged Richardson is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ZingInstruments.com. He has been featured in Entrepreneur, PremierGuitar, Hallmark, Wanderlust, CreativeLive, and other major publications. As an avid music fan, he spends his time researching and writing about new and old music, as well as testing and reviewing music-related products. He's played guitar in various bands, from rock to gypsy jazz. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel, where he geeks out about his favorite bands.

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