Back To The Light


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Brian May 'Back To The Light'

Released 21 September 1992, reached number 6, on chart for 14 weeks, and achieved Gold status.
Album length 51:15.

Tracklisting:
1. The Dark
2. Back To The Light
3. Love Token
4. Resurrection
5. Too Much Love Will Kill You
6. Driven By You
7. Nothin' But Blue
8. I'm Scared
9. Last Horizon
10. Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
11. Just One Life (Dedicated To The Memory Of Phillip Sayer)
12. Rollin' Over


Non-Album Tracks:
Driven By You (Ford Ad Version)
Driven By You Two


Unreleased Demos:
Moody Keyboards
Sleepy Blues


Live-Only Tracks:
God (The Dream Is Over)

 

Produced by Brian May and Justin Shirley Smith
Engineered by Justin Shirley Smith
Technical Assistance by Brian Zellis
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe
Mainly recorded at Allerton Hill Studio, between 1988 and 1992
Mixed at Metropolis Studios, London

All vocals, backing vocals, guitars, keyboards and anything else around - by Brian May unless otherwise stated
Management: Jim Beach and Julie Glover
Sleeve design and photography by Richard Gray

For the past 20 years I have been privileged to work with the best team in the world. Thank you Roger, John and our dear incomparable, sorely missed, Freddie, and all those who worked for Queen over the years, for getting me this far.

This album is dedicated to Harold May, Alfred Dobson, and Freddie Mercury. And to all those loved ones we have lost too soon.


The sleeve notes suggest that the following songs were recorded or begun in the following years:
The Dark - 1980
Back To The Light, I'm Scared, Let Your Heart Rule Your Head and Rollin' Over - 1988
Resurrection and Nothin' But Blue - 1992
Driven By You and Just One Life - 1991
Love Token, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Last Horizon - unknown
(although 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' was initially intended for Queen's 'The Miracle' album so would be 1988/1989)

 

Singles:


The Dark


Track 1. Written by Brian May. Length 2:20.
This is a mostly instrumental track (from 0:39 onwards), and includes material engineered by Alan Douglas at Townhouse Studios, 1980, intended for the 'Flash Gordon' soundtrack.

Alternate Versions:
1. Live At The Brixton Academy Album Edit (0:52) (this is an instrumental excerpt of the album version from 0:38 to 1:27 then 2:15 onwards)
2. Live At The Brixton Academy Video Edit (0:24) (this is an edit of the above version, from about 0:37 onwards)

Lyrics:
Little baby sweetly sleep
Do not stir
We will bring you a coat of fur

We will rock you, rock you, rock you
We will rock you, rock you, rock you

Back To The Light


Track 2. Written by Brian May. Length 4:59.
First ideas engineered by Brian Zellis and Pete Schwier in March 1988.
This track was used for Japanese TV coverage of the 2006 Formula 1 season.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Gary Tibbs (bass)
Miriam Stockley, Maggie Ryder, Suzie O'List and Gill O'Donovan (backing vocals)
Westwood One (mobile recording for the Tonight Show live version)

Alternate Versions:
1. Promo Edit (4:12) (on a promo CD and 7" only, simply fading out earlier)
Live Versions:
1. Los Angeles 1993 (3:57) (recorded on 'The Tonight Show', on 5 April 1993; available on the 'Resurrection' CD2)
2. Live At The Brixton Academy Edit (4:38) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993; available on the album only)
3. Live At The Brixton Academy Full (4:58) (available on the video only, this features a longer outro chorus)

Lyrics:
Far, far from the light
Hear the night creatures call
With a cold breath they howl
All the hollow hours they're calling you
I'll be there
No matter what you're going through
In the dark I care
I'm holding on, I'm hoping on
It's still the same old me inside

Back to the light
Back to the streets
That are paved with gold
Back to the light, yeah
Back to the land
Where the sunshine heals my soul

Deep, deep in the night
When the world fills with tears
And the wind blows, colder and colder it grows
And the fire dims with the same old fears
I'll be there
Though maybe you don't hear me babe
I still care
No matter when, I'll still be there
When you make it to the other side
Oh, and I'm going back

(Back to the light) Back to the light
Back to the streets
That are paved with gold
Back to the light
Going back to the land
Where the sunshine heals my soul, yeah, yeah

On and on
Searching for a clearer view
Winning and losing an inner war
Wonder what we do it for
Though the road seems never ending
Hold on to the hope I'm sending through
Yeah

Yeah
No, no matter where you're going to
In the dark I care
I'm holding on - believe it
We'll be walking in the light
'Cos they'll be no place left to hide

Back to the light
Oh, back to the streets
That are paved with gold, yeah, yeah
Back to the light, yeah
I'm going back to the land
Where the sunshine heals my soul
Let me hear you babes
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oooh, oooh, oooh
Yeah

Back to the light
Back to the light, yeah
Back to the light
Back to the light, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come back with me
Back to the light

Yeah, yeah

Love Token


Track 3. Written by Brian May. Length 5:54.
This track features a lengthy piano outro, which segues into 'Resurrection'.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Neil Murray (bass)
Mike Moran (piano)

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Edit (5:27) (on the 'Resurrection' 12" and CD1 singles; a straight edit of the album version, losing some of the piano outro, fading from 5:11 to 5:27)
2. Explicit Version (5:26) (given away free with "RCD" magazine; this is identical to the single version, but has a couple of lyric changes)

Live Versions:
1. Live At The Brixton Academy Edit (3:05) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993; available on the album only, and segues into 'Headlong')
2. Live At The Brixton Academy Full (3:41) (available on the video only, this is the full live version with an opening guitar solo)
3. Live At The Brixton Academy Reprise Edit (0:52) (available on the album only, this is the reprise after 'Headlong')
4. Live At The Brixton Academy Reprise Full (1:01) (available on the video only, this is the reprise after 'Headlong', with a slightly longer finale)

Lyrics: (the explicit version has additional lyrics in red but not those in blue)
Yeah

Ooh, let me tell you now
Mama's in love, papa's in love
It's such a shame they don't love each other
Oh no
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Papa's in a jam, mama's throwing pans
The game's up, it's time to run for cover
Oh, yeah

Oh, everybody's crying but they can't stop hoping
Everybody's looking for the door that's open
Mama's making heat to keep the old fire smoking
Papa's hanging on to his old love token
Oh, oh

You got love but you ain't got style
You want your freedom but in a while
You're lost children but you know for sure
You gotta find out who your love is for

(Yeah, oh baby life ain't what it used to be)
(You're telling me, not since you 'been hanging round here, hey)

Mama what you screaming for acting like a demon for
And hey mama quit waving them hands in the air

(What, don't talk to me that way)
(Well I don't see no reason to raise your voice to me, man)
(You put fat in the fire you got
meat shit for brains)
(Well you don't give me comfort and a man's gotta get it somewhere)

(Oooh that's a shame) (Ooh, well fuck you) (Yeah, well)

Well Mama's hanging on to every word that's spoken
But papa's hanging on to his old love token
That's what it is, here it comes babe

Yeah
Yeah, yeah
Oh, I don't wanna leave you mama
Yeah, I don't wanna leave you papa

Long haired women gonna turn you to stone
You can't beat 'em - cos you need 'em
You gotta live, you gotta love
Your love token's gotta fit like a glove

Hey
Listen to the story 'bout the dream that's broken
You gotta keep a hold of your old love token
Oh, I don't wanna leave you mama (mama, mama, mama, mama, mama)
Oh, I don't wanna leave you papa (papa, papa, papa, papa, papa)
No I don't wanna leave
No I don't wanna leave
No I don't wanna leave
No I don't wanna leave you alone
But I'm gonna have to babe
Yeah, yeah

Resurrection


Track 4. Words written by Brian May, music written by Brian May, Cozy Powell and Jamie Page. Length 5:28.
This track includes material engineered by Sean Lynch and Leis Masses at Mono Valley and Marcus Studios. It segues from 'Love Token', and the first 38 seconds is atmospheric music from the end of the track.
The track originally appeared on Cozy Powell's 1992 album 'The Drums Are Back', as 'Ride To Win'; it was an instrumental version, but with some changes, most notably in the guitar towards the end.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Don Airey (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (4:38) (on all single releases, this starts with the drums at 0:38, cuts the instrumental sections from 0:44 to 0:52, and 0:54 to 1:01, and the outro is a few seconds longer)
Live Versions:
1. Live At The Brixton Academy Edit (10:06) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993; available on the album only; includes a Cozy Powell drum solo and the rock section of 'Bohemian Rhapsody')
3. Live At The Brixton Academy Full (10:18) (available on the video only, this features a slightly longer drum solo)

Lyrics:
There's a pain in my brain
Confusion in my heart
My blood's fit for bursting my body apart
I'm gonna ride
Ride the night into the morning sun
Yeah

Gonna make my resurrection
No more of this crap
Got a whole new direction
Ain't no turning back
Resurrection is a gonna come

Yeah
My spirit is weeping
For freedom it cries
Been scraping my living
In the valley of lies
(Ooh, ooh, ooh) Gonna ride the night to the morning sun
Yeah

I'm a victim of a victim
Of a conspiracy
From a corpum derelictum
Gonna fly and be free
Resurrection is a gonna come
Yeah

Clear the vision
Heal the system
Sins forgiven
Rise

Flee the prison
Break the system
Sins forgiven
Rise

Ride the night - yes I know I'm still alive
Gotta ride the night - yeah I'm gonna ride
Rise again in the morning light

There's no use in my counting
The price of those years
There's too many heartaches
And too many tears
(Ooh, ooh, ooh) Ride the night to the morning sun

Oooh yes I thought I was dreaming
But the east is ablaze
With the promise of the future
Those heavenly days
Ride the night to the morning sun
Ride the night ooh, into the morning sun
'Cos the resurrection is a gonna come

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Too Much Love Will Kill You


Track 5. Written by Brian May, Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers. Length 4:26.
This track was initially recorded for Queen's 'The Miracle' album in 1989, and was later released on the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.
This track was later covered by both Claire Sweeney and Momo Cortes, both featuring Brian May.
Brian has also performed this track with at least one verse sung in a non-English language, namely French, Italian and German.
Details are also available of three unreleased demo versions, one featuring Elizabeth Lamers.

Additional Assistance:
Westwood One (mobile recording for the Tonight Show live version)
Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (4:29) (same as the album version, but starts 'clean' on the 'oooh's', without the background noise from the end of 'Resurrection')
2. Guitar Version (4:26) (on the Japanese CD and the CD Single; only 'ooohh' backing vocals remain)
3. Instrumental Version (4:27) (only on early copies of a US promo CD; this was a mastering error, and is the album version without the lead vocals, containing the single word 'crime')

Live Versions:
1. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (4:06) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992)
2. Pavarotti & Friends 1992 (4:18) (recorded in Modena, Italy, on 27 September 1992; available on the album of the same name, or to download on iTunes. This is very similar to the album version, but with a verse in Italian and some extra guitar)
3. Los Angeles 1993 (4:30) (recorded at The Palace Theater, Los Angeles, USA, on 6 April 1993; available on the 'Resurrection' CD1 and 12" singles)
4. Live At The Brixton Academy (4:30) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993)

Lyrics: (click here for the lyrics to the German verse)
Oooooh, oooooh, oooooh, oooooh

I'm just the pieces of the man I used to be
Too many bitter tears are raining down on me
I'm far away from home
And I've been facing this alone for much too long

I feel like no-one ever told the truth to me
About growing up and what a struggle it would be
In my tangled state of mind
I've been looking back to find where I went wrong

Too much love will kill you
If you can't make up your mind
Torn between the lover
And the love you leave behind
You're headed for disaster
'Cos you never read the signs
Too much love will kill you - every time

I'm just the shadow of the man I used to be
And it seems like there's no way out of this for me
I used to bring you sunshine
Now all I ever do is bring you down

How would it be if you were standing in my shoes
Can't you see it's impossible to choose
No there's no making sense of it
Every way I go I have to lose

Oooh, too much love will kill you
Just as sure as none at all
It'll drain the power that's in you
Make you plead and scream and crawl
And the pain will make you crazy
You're the victim of your crime
Too much love will kill you - every time

Yeah
Too much love will kill you
It'll make your life a lie
Yes, too much love will kill you
And you won't understand why
You'd give your life
You'd sell your soul
But here it comes again
Too much love will kill you
In the end
In the end


German Version: (this was performed on the live German TV show 'Ein Kessel Buntes' on 19 December 1992, with the German verse written by members of the group 'Munchner Freiheit'. The German lyrics are first, and the translation follows in brackets)
Zuviel Liebe tötet (too much love kills)
Sie erlaubt kein Doppelspiel (it does not allow any double-cross)
Wie soll ich entscheiden, (how can I decide)
wen ich wirklich lieben will? (whom I really want to love?)
Du hast Zeichen übersehen, (you overlooked the signs)
meine Schreie überhört (ignored my screams)
Zuviel Liebe tötet (too much love kills)
und zerstört (and destroys)

Driven By You


Track 6. Written by Brian May. Length 4:10.
Produced by Brian May and David Richards, recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, in 1991.
This track was used in a different form in TV adverts for the Ford car company, while a short instrumental remix, featuring new music, was released as 'Driven By You Two'.
The original (album) version is also known as the 'Proper Version' and appears on the Queen 'Greatest Hits III' album.
The album and 'new' versions are distinguishable right at the start of the track: on the album version, there is a 'lip' sound before Brian's intake of breath, on the new version there is just the breath.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums on the 'new' version)
Neil Murray (bass on the 'new' version)
Brian Malouf (mixing of the 'Rock Radio' version)

Alternate Versions:
1. New Version AKA Radio Mix (4:10) (on the 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' CD single and the US CD album; a re-take but very similar)
2. Rock Radio Edit (3:40) (only on the US compass box promo CD; an edit of the 'new' version, from 0:15 onwards and fades 3:51 to 3:54, lyrics are from first 'oh yeah' to last 'driven by you')
3. Edited Version AKA CHR Edit AKA English Edit (3:37) (on a UK 4 track promo CD, a US cassingle, or US 2 track CD; fades out on the 'yeah' at 3:55, and loses some other bits)
4. Pollarded Version (3:22) (on a UK 4 track promo CD; this begins with the first guitar on 0:16, omits the section from 2:51 to 3:10, and then ends with last 'yeah' at 3:55)
5. Special Version (0:05) (on a UK 4 track promo CD; a short edit including 'Driven By You' only)
6. Alternate CHR Edit AKA CHR Edit Shorter (3:55) (on a US 2 track promo CD; this is the full version but omits an instrumental section from approximately 2:21 to 2:35)
7. CHR Edit Shortest (3:34) (on a US 2 track promo CD; retains the intro and outro)

Live Versions:
1. Live At The Brixton Academy (4:18) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993)
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are edited out of the 'Rock Radio Edit'; the Pollarded Version begins with the first 'oh yeah', omits the 'driven by you' by itself and ends with the final 'yeah')
Woh, oh, everything I do I do for you
Oh
Oh,
oh, yeah

We touch and you're afraid of me and
We burn and now I'm at your feet
High speed, but you know you're in safe hands
Oh, in the dark we make a brighter light
From one spark to the horizon wide
We trust, and together we tame the land

Yeah, ooh, you'd be forgiven if you think you're dreaming
But we're working night and day to make a dream come true, yeah
Everything I do is driven by you
Oh, come on baby

Oh well it's tough to make a journey through
The right stuff is dead ahead of you and me
And you know we've still got time
Ooh, hold on tight to the driving wheel
This ride is really out of line
Raw deal, but there's no other that's worth a dime

You know I love you but you drive me crazy
'Cos you're saying all the things I wanna say to you (you say)
Everything I do is driven by you

Everything we do, ooh yeah
Everything we do
Everything we do
Everything we do
Everything we do (yeah) is driven by you

Inner children lost their way
Now they know the price you pay
I'm holding onto life with you
'Cos life without you just won't do

Driven by you

Yeah, you know we're never gonna know who's dreaming
But we're working night and day to make a dream come true, yeah
Everything I do is driven by you
Everything we do
Everything we do
Everything we do, yeah
Everything we do
Everything we do, yeah
Everything we do
Everything we do
Everything we do, yeah
Everything we do is
Driven by
Driven by
Driven by you

Yeah

Woah, everything I do-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
I do for you

Nothin' But Blue


Track 7. Written by Brian May. Length 3:30.
This track features John Deacon on bass, and includes material engineered by Sean Lynch and Leis Masses at Mono Valley and Marcus Studios.
The guitar version was originally recorded for Cozy Powell's 1992 album 'The Drums Are Back', called 'Somewhere In Time'.

Additional Assistance:
John Deacon (bass)
Cozy Powell (drums)
Don Airey (keyboards)

Alternate Versions:
1. Guitar Version (3:50) (on the 'Back To The Light' singles (except CD1), the Japanese CD album, and Cozy's 'The Drums Are Back' album; this is a complete guitar version, with no lyrics at all. In the album version a guitar solo begins at 2:17, while in the guitar version there is twenty seconds of additional instrumental before this)
Lyrics:
Wooh

Oh, I look at your picture
I'm nothing but blue
I'm hearing you whisper
The way you used to do
And I can't stop wondering
Just how things might have been
No, I'm nothing but blue

My life has no rhythm
Somehow it's out of tune
I keep trying to tell them
We'll be seeing them soon
But the truth keeps rushing back
Guess you know what I mean
No, I'm nothing but blue
No, I'm nothing but blue

No use in crying
That ain't what you would do, no
Living or dying
We'll just keep on fighting through, yeah

No I can't stop my wondering
'Bout all those things that might have been
No, I'm nothing but blue
No, I'm nothing but blue

Nothing
Nothing but blue
Nothing

Nothing but blue

I'm Scared


Track 8. Written by Brian May. Length 3:59.
The album version is also called 'Justin's Mix '92'.
The track includes material engineered by Pete Schwier, assisted by Richard Edwards.
The 'Chaos Karaoke Section' is the verse which begins 'I'm scared of disappointing'. In this section there are at least four separate voices, two through each stereo channel. The lyrics below are my interpretation of the lyrics spoken, but I know that some of them are missing. The left channel voices appear first, then the right channel in brackets.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Neil Murray (bass)

Alternate Versions:
1. Original Version (3:59) (on the 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' singles; loses 'Chaos Karaoke' vocals and has some other lyric changes)
Album Version (Justin's Mix) Lyrics: (click here for the lyrics to the original version)
You take me to the party
You put me on the stand
You're pumping up my heart
To the beating of the band
You toss it in the air
And you don't care where it lands
You take it - you break it
You're hurting me

Because I wasn't prepared
I couldn't go where you dared
You got my whole soul bared
I never knew that your cared
Oh it just ain't fair

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - so scared
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared
I'm scared

You take me out to dinner
And you swallow me whole
You're nothing but a sinner
With a dark black soul
I figured I could handle you
But I'm just a toy
You're getting bolder and bolder
You're just a bad, bad boy

Because I wasn't prepared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
I couldn't go where you dared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
You got my whole soul bared (I'm so, so scared)
I never knew that your cared (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - so scared
I'm scared - I'm afraid
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared
I'm scared

What you staring at
You're such a scaredy cat
When I know that I just can't fight it
So what you staring at
You're such a scaredy cat
'Cos I'm only scared that maybe I might like it

I'm scared of disappointing (I'm scared of losing myself)
I'm scared of losing control (I'm scared of finding myself)
I'm scared of pain (because there might be)
I'm scared of being burnt (no-one there at all)
I'm scared of being ugly (I'm scared of being unknown)
I'm scared of dying (I'm scared of being ugly and being deformed)
And being dull (I'm scared to make a wrong turn)
And being deformed (I'm scared of the dark)
I'm scared of my house (And being dull)
(I'm scared of failing)
I'm scared of Stephen Berkoff (I'm scared of Stephen Berkoff)
I'm scared of being found out (I'm scared of being found out)

You take me to the limit
You take me to the brink
You left me with the blues
When you found me in the pink
You know just what you're saying
But your metaphors stink
I gotta lick it, or stick it
Or this is the end

Because I wasn't prepared (because)
I couldn't go where you dared (because I'm)
You got my whole soul bared (because I'm so scared)
I never knew that your cared (I'm scared)

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
So scared - I'm scared
So scared - I'm scared
I'm scared- I'm scared
I'm scared- I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared (maybe I'm wrong) I'm scared
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared
I'm scared
I'm scared

Ow
Oh, I'm scared


Original Version Lyrics:
You take me to the party
And you take me to the dance
You're pumping up my heart
To the beating of the band
You toss it in the air
And you don't care where it lands
You take it - you break it
You're hurting me

Because I wasn't prepared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
I couldn't go where you dared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
You got my whole soul bared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
I never knew that your cared
Yes you know I'm scared

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared

You take me out to dinner
And you swallow me whole
You're nothing but a sinner
With a dark black soul
I figured I could handle you
But I'm just a toy
You're getting bolder and bolder
You're just a bad, bad boy

Because I wasn't prepared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
I couldn't go where you dared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
You got my whole soul bared (I'm scared, I'm scared)
I never knew that your cared (oh, no, I'm scared)

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - so scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared

What you staring at
You're such a scaredy cat
When I know that I just can't fight it
So what you staring at
You're such a scaredy cat
'Cos I'm only scared that maybe I might like it

You take me to the limit
You push me to the brink
You left me with the blues
When you found me in the pink
You know just what you're saying
But your metaphors stink
I gotta lick it, or stick it
Or this is the end

Because I wasn't prepared (because)
I couldn't go where you dared (because, because)
You got my whole soul bared (I'm)
I never knew that your cared (I'm scared, I'm scared)

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
That's it - I'm scared
I can't take no more - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
Don't you see - I'm scared
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared

I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
So scared - I'm scared
So scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
I'm scared - I'm scared
Leave me alone - I'm scared
I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared
I'm scared
I'm scared

Ow
I'm scared

Last Horizon


Track 9. Written by Brian May. Length 4:07.
This is an instrumental track, and includes material recorded with David Richards at Sarm Studios.

Additional Assistance:
Mike Moran (keyboards)
Alternate Versions:
1. Radio Edit (3:05) (on the CD single only; a straight edit from 1:03 onwards, starting with the drum burst)
2. Backing Track Version (3:05) (available only as a free download from www.brianmay.com; a backing track of the radio edit, which loses all guitars and hence comprises keyboards, bass and drums only)

Brian May Live Versions:
1. Live At The Brixton Academy Full (3:14) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993; available on the album only, this version includes a false start, followed by dialogue from Brian)
2. Live At The Brixton Academy Edit 1 (3:01) (available on the video only; as above, but without the false start and dialogue)
3. Live At The Brixton Academy Edit 2 (3:12) (available on the 'Last Horizon' CD single only; this is the same as the live album version, but loses some of Brian's dialogue at the start)
4. Starmus - Sonic Universe (4:31) (recorded with Tangerine Dream at the Starmus Festival, Tenerife, Spain, on 24 June 2011)
5. The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013 (8:50) (recorded at the Stravinski Hall, Montreux, Switzerland, on 19 July 2013; performed at a concert with Kerry Ellis, but no involvement from her)
6. Starmus 2014 (unknown length) (recorded with Rick Wakeman at the Starmus Festival, Tenerife, Spain, on 26 September 2014)

Queen Live Versions Without Freddie:
1. Official Download, Rome 2005 (3:09) (recorded in Rome, Italy, on 4 April 2005)
2. Return Of The Champions (3:53) (recorded in Sheffield, England, on 9 May 2005)
3. Return Of The Champions Edit (2:28) (only in the film 'The Alps', this is an edit from approx 0:10 to 2:35 and ends with an explosion)
4. Super Live In Japan (3:48) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2005; not released on the Highlights CD/DVD)
5. Live In Ukraine (3:35) (recorded in Kharkov, Ukraine, on 12 September 2008)
6. Official Download, Hamburg 2008 (4:02) (recorded in Hamburg, Germany, on 5 October 2008)

Let Your Heart Rule Your Head


Track 10. Written by Brian May. Length 3:48.
This track was originally intended as a duet for Lonnie Donegan's 1988 album (which never materialised), and includes material engineered by Pete Schwier, assisted by Richard Edwards, at Sarm Studios, 1988.

Additional Assistance:
Gary Tibbs (bass)
Geoff Dugmore (drums)
Suzie O'List and Gill O'Donovan (backing vocals)

Live Versions:
1. Live At The Brixton Academy Edit (3:29) (recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15 June 1993; available on the album only)
2. Live At The Brixton Academy Full (3:48) (available on the video and on the 'Last Horizon' 7" and cassette singles; this is the full live version, with an additional chorus)

Lyrics:
If you've got time stay and listen to my story
Just a moment of your life is all I need
Don't say we should be parted
'Cos we only just got started
Let your heart rule your head tonight

There's a full moon shining on the water
There's a warm breeze blowing off the sea
When my pulse starts a racing
I know life is for the tasting
Let your heart rule your head tonight

Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head tonight
When your whole world is sinking
Come to my way of thinking
Let your heart rule your head tonight

It's been so long since I put my arms around you
And I don't know if it's real or it's a dream
But don't pussy-foot about it - shout it
Just can't live without it
Let your heart rule your head tonight - everybody

Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head tonight
When your whole world is sinking
Come to my way of thinking
Let your heart rule your head tonight

Oooh, you're staring at my face as though I'm crazy
When I tell you that I need you every day
Can't you see that I love you pretty baby
And old time don't ever stop ticking away, yeah

Your mama don't mind
And your papa don't mind
But you'll never be mine
If you're thinking all the time
We can work it out right
When I'm holding you tight
We can make it tonight
'Cos it ain't no crime

Don't let the moment slip away, hey
Don't think about - do it, yeah, yeah, yeah

Well I know that we're in a time of changes
And in love there is danger everywhere
But consider every portion
When you've taken your precautions
Let your heart (let your heart)
Let your heart (let your heart)
Let your heart, let your heart, let your heart, let your heart

Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head tonight, oooh
When your whole world is sinking
Come to my way of thinking
Let your heart rule your head tonight
Come sing with me

Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head
Let your heart rule your head tonight
When your whole world is sinking
Come to my way of thinking
Let your heart rule your head tonight

Let your heart rule your head tonight

Just One Life

(Dedicated To The Memory Of Phillip Sayer)


Track 11. Written by Brian May. Length 3:35.
This track includes material engineered by David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux.

Alternate Versions:
1. Guitar Version (3:35) (on the 'Driven By You' CD and 12" singles; a guitar version, which loses all vocals except the penultimate verse)
Lyrics:
I did not know you
Our lives never touched
Till the day they gathered
To bid you farewell
And they painted your picture
And as I looked around
I felt I saw you
In the words and the sound

Your talent came flowing
Through the stories they tell
And through the faces
Of those who loved you so well
Your life gave them a treasure
A piece of themselves
Something they carry
And still serves them well

Just one life
Just one life
Just one life
That is born, and is, and is gone
Just one life
And I'm so glad to know you
As I know you now

Perhaps inside you
You were messed up like me
But to them you were whole and strong
A friend in their need
And what you left behind you
And what swept over me
Says that your life's work
Rolls on and on
A piece of eternity

Just one life
Just one life
Just one life
That is born, and is, and is gone
Just one life
Did you ever have the chance to find out
What life is all about

I did not know you
Our lives never touched
Till the day we gathered
To say our farewells

Rollin' Over


Track 12. Written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Length 4:36.
This track is a cover version, the original was recorded by The Small Faces and appears on their 1968 album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake'.
The track includes material engineered by Pete Schwier, assisted by Richard Edwards at Townhouse Studios, 1988.
It contains a reprise of 'The Dark' at the end.

Additional Assistance:
Chris Thompson (vocals)
Geoff Dugmore (drums)
Gary Tibbs (bass)
Mike Moran (piano)
Miriam Stockley and Maggie Ryder (backing vocals)

Lyrics:
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, ow

Goodbye sunshine I'm on my way
I'll be long time gone by the break of day
Tell everyone that I'm gonna find it
There ain't nothing gonna stop me

Rolling over
Rolling over
Rolling over
Rolling over

Save all your loving till I get home
To the sweetest loving sunshine that I've ever known
Tell everyone that I'm gonna find it
There ain't nothing gonna stop me

Rolling over
Rolling over
Rolling over
Rolling over

Shake-do-way
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Shake-do-way
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Save all your loving till I get home
To the sweetest loving sunshine that I've ever known
Tell everyone that I'm gonna find it
There ain't nothing gonna stop me

Rolling over
Rolling over
Rolling over
Rolling over

Rolling over
Shake-do-way
Rolling over
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Rolling over
Shake-do-way
Rolling over
Yeah, yeah

See the fur to keep you warm
Softly round your tiny form

Driven By You

(Ford Ad Version)


Non-Album Track. Written by Brian May. Length 1:30.
This track is the original version of 'Driven By You', recorded for the Ford car company, and used in TV adverts throughout the UK in 1991. It is only available on the 'Driven By You' 12" single.
Produced by Brian May and David Richards, recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, 1991.

Lyrics:
Oooh, yeah
We build for the country's needs
Wheels turn, power at your feet
High speed, but you know you're in safe hands

Oh, in the dark we make a brighter light
And one spark to the horizon wide
You'll trust and together we'll tame the land
Oh, you'll be forgiven if you think you're dreaming
But we're working night and day to make a dream come true
Yeah, everything we do is driven by you

Everything we do, everything we do, everything we do
Everything we do, everything we do
Is driven by, driven by, driven by you
Yeah

Driven By You Two


Non-Album Track. Written by Brian May. Length 1:30.
This track is a fast paced, mostly instrumental version of 'Driven By You', featuring new guitar and drums.
It is only available on the second CD single of 'Resurrection'.

Lyrics:
Driven by
Driven by you
Yeah

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