Brian May & Kerry Ellis Miscellaneous Live Song Lyrics

This page includes full lyrics to all live songs by Brian and Kerry Ellis, from concerts where only a few tracks are available. All song lengths refer to the length of the song itself, ignoring audience noise and dialogue.

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Born Free (The Sunflower Superjam, 2012)
I Loved A Butterfly (The Sunflower Superjam, 2012)
Since You've Been Gone (The Sunflower Superjam, 2012)


Born Free


Performed at The Sunflower Superjam at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, on 16 September 2012. Length 2:47.
Available on 'The Sunflower Superjam' double DVD and CD+DVD sets only.
This track features Kerry Ellis on lead vocals and Brian on acoustic guitar.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Anthems' album page.

Lyrics:
Brian: We'd like to sing you a song which was written a long time ago by a very good friend of mine, and um, it was written for a film called 'Born Free', and um, things have changed a lot since those days, and these days it looks like the next generation may never see a lion again, so we're trying to help to make sure that this doesn't happen. This is 'Born Free'.

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart

Live free and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star

Stay free, where no walls divide you
You're free as a roaring tide
So there's no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
When you're born free
Oooh

No man should choose your life for you
No man has the right to say you'll live or die today

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
When you are free

Born free

I Loved A Butterfly


Performed at The Sunflower Superjam at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, on 16 September 2012. Length 3:15.
Available on 'The Sunflower Superjam' double DVD and CD+DVD sets only.
This track features Kerry Ellis on lead vocals and Brian on acoustic guitar.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Anthems' album page.

Lyrics:
Kerry: This is 'I Loved A Butterfly'

Once I loved a butterfly
Don't wonder how, don't ask me why
But I believed what I'd been told
All things that glitter can't be gold
Ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, yeah
All things that glitter can't be gold

Those jealous minds conspired to say
Just let that creature fly away
How can it be she has it all
Her pride is headed for a fall
Ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, yeah
All things that glitter can't be gold

Oh Lord, what races we run
Seeking our place in the sun
Reaching and hoping we find the right one

Now every day a new joy brings
My butterfly grew golden wings
It seems we find as we grow old
Some things that glitter may be gold
Ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, yeah
Some things that glitter may be gold
Ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, yeah
Some things that glitter may be gold

So let us mind what's there to see
Before our hearts become too cold
In spite of all that we've been told
Some things that glitter may be gold

Ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, yeah
Some things that glitter may be gold
Ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, yeah, ooh
Some things that glitter may be gold


Kerry: Thank you so much

Since You've Been Gone


Performed at The Sunflower Superjam at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, on 16 September 2012. Length 3:37.
Available on 'The Sunflower Superjam' download, double DVD and CD+DVD sets only.
Kerry and Brian sing lead vocals.
Details of this cover version can be found on the Live Only Songs page.

Musicians:
Kerry Ellis (vocals)
Brian May (guitar and vocals)
Ian Paice (drums)
John Paul Jones (bass)
Wix Wickens (keyboards)
Brian Auger (keyboards)

Lyrics: (Brian sings the lyrics in white, Kerry sings the lyrics in red, and they both sing the lyrics in blue)
Brian: We'd like to do a beautiful old song for you, one of my big favourites

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I get the same old dreams
Same time every night
Fall to the ground and I wake up
So I get out of bed
Put on my shoes and in my head
Thoughts fly back to the break up


These four walls are closing in
Look at the fix you've put me in

Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone
I'm out of my head, can't take it
Could I be wrong
But since you've been gone
You cast the spell so break it
Ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh
Since you've been gone


So in the night I stand
Beneath those back street lights
I hear the words that you sent to me
I can take the afternoon
The night comes around all too soon
You don't know what you mean to me, yeah


Your poisoned letter, your telegram
Just goes to show you don't give a damn

Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone
I'm out of my head, can't take it
Could I be wrong
But since you've been gone
You cast the spell so break it
Ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh
Since you've been gone


If you will come back
Baby you know you're never too far, yeah


Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone
I'm out of my head, can't take it
Could I be wrong
But since you've been gone
You cast the spell so break it

Ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh
Ever since you've been gone,
yeah

Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone

I'm out of my head, can't take it
Could I be wrong
But since you've been gone
You cast the spell so break it

Ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh
Ever since you've been gone


Kerry: Thank you. Brian May