Brian May Collaborations


1989-1994

This page features details of Brian May's collaborations with other artists, recorded between 1989 and 1994.


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Anita Dobson - In One Of My Weaker Moments
Artists United For Nature - Yes We Can
Black Sabbath - When Death Calls
Fuzzbox - Self
Tony Iommi - Apache (on Miscellaneous Brian Songs page)
Holly Johnson - Love Train
Jerry Lee Lewis - High School Confidential (live), Rockin' My Life Away (live), Johnny B. Goode (live), Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (live), Great Balls Of Fire (live), Good Golly Miss Molly / Tutti Frutti (live), High Heel Sneakers (live) and Wild One (live)
Living In A Box - Blow The House Down
Gareth Marks - Bopper's Boogie Woogie and Go Bopper Go
Rock Against Repatriation - Sailing
D-Rok - Get Out Of My Way and Red Planet Blues
Gareth Marks - Lady Of Leisure and unknown tracks
Def Leppard - Now I'm Here (live)
Extreme - Love Of My Life
Tony Martin - If There's A Heaven
Hank Marvin - We Are The Champions
Cozy Powell - Ride To Win
Judie Tzuke - I Can Read Books
Gordon Giltrap - Heartsong
Paul Rodgers - I'm Ready
Os Paralamas Do Sucesso - El Vampiro Bajo El Sol
Paul Rodgers - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (live), I'm Ready (live), Little Bit Of Love (live), All Right Now (live), Crossroads (live) and Hoochie Coochie Man (live)
Soundgarden - New Damage

 

Brian also appears on two tracks from the Pavarotti & Friends concert in Modena, Italy. These are 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' (a solo performance, not a collaboration), and 'La Donna E Mobile', which features Aldo Sisilli, Luciano Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla, Orchestra da Camera Arcangelo Corelli, Sting & Zucchero. On this second track, Brian plays triangle, and so his contribution is so minor it is not mentioned here. Both tracks are on the CD album 'Pavarotti and Friends' and are also available on iTunes.

Some sources also list Brian as appearing on the 1994 album 'Shampoohorn' by the group Z, also known as 'Sons Of Frank Zappa' or Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa. In fact, Brian does not appear on the track, but it is another guitarist playing a Brian May guild guitar.


In One Of My Weaker Moments


Anita Dobson

, 1989. Brian plays guitar.
Released as a single, with the instrumental version on the B-side, but it failed to chart.
The 7" sleeve clearly states that Brian did not produce the track, despite what some sources suggest.
Available Versions:
1. Single Version (3:40) (on the 7" single, and possibly on the 12" single)
2. Instrumental Version (3:40) (on all singles; a complete instrumental, containing no lyrics at all)
3. Drama Mix (5:20) (on the 12" single only; this adds a lengthy instrumental intro, an additional instrumental section in the middle, much more guitar from Brian, and loses two lines of lyrics)

Lyrics: (the Drama Mix loses the lyrics in blue)
All the good times that we had
I could count on one hand
People say that I'm crazy
People don't understand

I keep saying I'll leave him
I almost do but then
Everytime I head for the door
I think it through again

In one of my weaker moments
I let the moment go
I'll never change him
Why I stay here I don't know

In one of my weaker moments
I let the moment die
Seems when you love someone
You can't say goodbye

It's not how I imagined
Waiting up half the night
How long can you keep hoping
We're gonna get it right

When I think of the future
I wanna fly away
Now's the time, yes I could go now
That's what I always say

In one of my weaker moments
I let the moment go
I'll never change him
Why I stay here I don't know

In one of my weaker moments
I let the moment die
Seems when you love someone
You can never say goodbye


In one of my weaker moments
I say there's nothing wrong

I hide the feelings
I've been feeling for too long

In one of my weaker moments
I say let's wait and see
For I know if I go
He won't come running after me

Yes We Can

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Artists United For Nature

, 1989. Brian plays guitar.
Other artists include Ian Anderson, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Rush, Chris Thompson and Stefan Zauner.
This track is available on the 'Earthrise' album and was also released as a single, but did not chart.
Available Versions:
1. Single Version (3:59) (on all singles)
2. Extended Version (5:29) (on the 12" and CD singles only)
3. Instrumental version (3:59) (on all singles; contains no lyrics at all)
(there is also a version called 'Nature Sounds', which does not feature Brian)

Lyrics: (the extended version has the additional lyrics in red)
Where we went wrong
Is not important now
And where we're going
Nobody knows

But one certainty
Of our time will be
Paint it up
And reaping what we've sown

When the rivers are rowing
Is there hope for anyone
'Cos nothing is for sure
No, nothing anymore

Down the road of tears
There's a new resolution
People searching for a break

Only time will tell
If we've learned our lessons well
To put aside our differences
To put aside it all

Yes we can
Save the world around us
Hand in hand
Fighting for our lives
United we stand
We're looking to the future
'Cos there's no escape
And we can't fly away


Yes we can
Save the world around us
Hand in hand
Fighting for our lives
United we stand
For the future generations
'Cos there's no escape
And we can't fly away


Let the spirit last
For a new generation
Walk away from the walls
That hold us in
Though they save so hard
When you're reaching for the sky
We owe it to the future
We owe it all

Yes we can
Save the world around us
Hand in hand
Fighting for our lives
United we stand
For the future generations
'Cos there's no escape
And we can't fly away

'Cos there's no escape
And we can't fly away

When Death Calls

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Black Sabbath

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 6:55.
Available on the album 'Headless Cross'.
Lyrics:
Peace all over the world
The end will glow in the glory of the son

His skin crept cold
Long in the bliss of the hours of dying

Misguided mortals
You'll burn with me
Spirit of men cannot be free

When death calls
This is the answer dying
When death calls
The spirit of men can be free
When death calls
Oh, oh, oh, there's no tomorrow
When death calls
Oh, just to hear people share it all
Oh, ohh

Tell me not
Fear of the flames
Means that heaven is closer
But I believe Satan lives
In the souls of the dying

Misguided mortals
You'll burn with me
Spirit of men cannot be free

When death calls
Oh, heaven is closer
When death calls
Can you hear the flames from the souls of the dying
When death calls
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
When death calls
You're gonna burn

Don't look - in those sunken eyes
Don't look - and you'll stay alive
Don't laugh - in the face of death
Or your tongue will blister
Can't die - and to save yourselves
You'll die - and Satan takes your soul
In the face of death
Are you coming master?

Don't look - in those sunken eyes
Don't look - and you'll stay alive
Don't laugh - in the face of death
Or your tongue will blister
Can't die - to save yourselves
You'll die - the devil takes your soul
When all is well
You'll cross the river

When death calls
This is the answer dying
When death calls
The spirit of men can be free
When death calls
Oh, oh, oh, there's no tomorrow
When death calls
Just to hear people, people share it all

When death calls
Can you hear the flames from the souls of the dying
When death calls
You're gonna die, die, die, oh, oh
When death calls
Heaven is closer
When death calls
I can feel it, it's gonna take it's time
When death calls
Can you hear it dying
When death calls
Tell me, tell me
Ow, ow, what you saying?
When death calls
You're gonna take it slow

Self

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Fuzzbox

, 1989. Brian plays guitar.
Written by Fuzzbox, produced by Andy Richards.
Available on the album 'Big Bang', and also released as a single which reached no 24.
Some of the single formats also feature a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody, but this does not feature Brian.
Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (3:43) (on the album and 7" single only)
2. 'The Selfish Mix' (unknown length) (possibly an extended version; on a German 3" CD and 12" single only)

Lyrics:
You didn't write, you didn't telephone
You didn't call, you left me on my own
You don't think about anyone but yourself
Do you think the problems fade if you get stoned

Self, self, self, self
Always you, never me
What the hell do you expect me to be
Self, self, self, self
You don't see things like I do

You've left me empty, you've left me numb inside
Just 'cos I love you doesn't mean you can take me for a ride
I'm sick of you giving me all the cues
I've tried to forget you but I can't
Although I've tried
Tried, tried

Self, self, self, self
Always you, never me
What the hell do you expect me to be
Self, self, self, self
I can't forget you though I try

You didn't write, you didn't telephone
You didn't call, you left me on my own

You've left me empty, you've left me numb inside
Just 'cos I love you doesn't mean you can take me for a ride
I'm sick of you giving me all the cues
I've tried to forget you but I can't
Although I've tried
Tried and tried

Self, self, self, self
Always you, never me
What the hell do you expect me to be
Self, self, self, self
You don't see things like I do

Self, self, self, self
Always you, never me
What the hell do you expect me to be
Self, self, self, self

Self, self, self, self, self, self, self, self, self

Love Train

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Holly Johnson

, 1989. Brian plays guitar.
Available on the album 'Blast' and also released as a single, which reached no 4.
The album was reissued in 2010 with remixes of the song as bonus tracks, of which the majority do not feature Brian, namely Americana Big Beat Version, Iron Horse Instrumental, 12" Americana Big Beat Radio Mix, and the Bonus Big Beat Radio Version.
Available Versions:
1. Album Version (4:01) (available on the album and single)
2. 7" Americana Mix (3:56) (available on the 2010 album reissue, and presumably on a US single) (a remixed version, which fades out with numerous train noises)
3. Ride The A-Train Mix (6:52) (available on the CD and 12" singles, and the 2010 album reissue; an extended version of the track)

Lyrics: (the 7" Americana mix loses the last two verses; click here for the lyrics to the 'Ride The A-Train' mix)
You're a work of art
You're the Travi fountain
You're a golden heart
You're the highest mountain
You bring me flowers every day of my life
You save me from the worry and the strife

Take me in your arms
Baby, baby, I'm on a winning streak
When I met you I reached my peak, oh
Your perfect view makes me feel brand new, yeah
Well, you're just right to keep me up all night, up all night

Working all the time
To make you mine, all mine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

You make time stand still
You're children's laughter
Love's overspill
I'll come running after

You bring me spring right through my door
You're everything that's worth living for
Thrill me with your charms

Baby, baby, my knees are weak, uh
I need you now, don't play hide and seek, uh
No time is long enough
Leaving you is tough
Ah, you're just right to keep me up all night, up all night

Working all the time
To make you mine, all mine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah

Keep the flame burning
Let your spirit fly
Stay on the right track baby
Till the day I die
Keep the come coming

Baby, baby, I'm on a winning streak
When I met you I reached my peak, uh
Your perfect view makes me feel brand new, yeah
And you're just right to keep me up all night, up all night
Ooh, ooh, hoo
Yeah, yeah
Yeah

Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah, yeah
Stoke it up, stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

Working all the time
To make you mine, all mine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

Working all the time
To make you mine, all mine (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

Working all the time
To keep you mine, all mine (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Riding the love train


Extended Version Lyrics:
Working all the time
To make you mine, all mine, yeah
Stoke it up

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Stoke it up

Stoke it up
Riding the love train, yeah, yeah

You're a work of art
You're the Travi fountain
You're a golden heart
You're the highest mountain
You bring me flowers every day of my life
You save me from the worry and the strife

Take me in your arms
Baby, baby, I'm on a winning streak
When I met you I reached my peak, oh
Your perfect view makes me feel brand new, yeah
Well, you're just trying to keep me up all night, up all night

Working all the time
To make it mine, all mine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

You make time stand still
You're children's laughter
Love's overspill
I'll come running after

You bring me spring right through my door
You're everything that's worth living for
Thrill me with your charms

Baby, baby, my knees are weak, uh
I need you now, don't play hide and seek, uh
No time is long enough
Leaving you is tough
But you're just right to keep me up all night, up all night

Working all the time
To make you mine, all mine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah

Keep the flame burning
Let your spirit fly
Stay on the right track baby
Till the day I die
Keep the come coming

Baby, baby, I'm on a winning streak
When I met you I reached my peak, uh
Your perfect view makes me feel brand new, yeah
You're just right to keep me up all night, up all night
Ooh, ooh, hoo
Yeah, yeah
Yeah

Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah, yeah
Stoke it up, stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

Yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

Working all the time
To make you mine, all mine, yeah, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up
Riding the love train
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up

Loving all the time
To keep you feeling fine, yeah
Riding the love train, ooh-hoo
Stoke it up, ooh-hoo
Riding the love train
Yeah

High School Confidential

(live)

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 5:03.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
Available on the video 'The Killer Live' and later the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD.
This track also features Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
During his solo, Brian accidentally unplugged his guitar, so they reprise the track so that he can perform it again.
Lyrics:
I said open up honey its your lover boy me that's knockin'
Why don't you listen to me sugar all the cats are at the High School rockin'
Honey get your boppin' shoes
Before the juke box blows a fuse
They got everybody hoppin'
Everybody boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop

I've been boppin' at the High School Hop
I've been shakin' at the High School Hop
I've been rollin' at the High School Hop
I've been movin' at the High School Hop
They got everybody hoppin'
Everybody boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop

Come on pretty baby let me show you what I really want to do
My name is Jerry Lee Lewis, and I'm a
(unknown lyrics) boppin' machine
My heart is beatin' rhythm and my soul is singin' the blues

Ooh, boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
I've been groovin' at the High School Hop
Oh, they've got everybody hoppin'
Everybody bop, bop, bop, bop, boppin' at the High School Hop, yeah

Well, come on little mama let me tell you what I wanna do
Woh, I wanna boogie, boogie, boogie, boogie, boogie, boogie, baby with you
And my heart is beatin' rhythm and my soul is singin' the blues

Hey

Yeah, boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Groovin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
Oh they've got everybody hoppin'
Everybody bop, bop, bop, boppin' at the High School Hop
Yeah

Ooh
Play guitar, Brian, yeah
Woh

Well, boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Groovin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
Oh, they've got everybody hoppin'
Everybody boppin'
Boppin' at the High School Hop


Jerry Lee Lewis: Wooh. Pretty good rock 'n' roll, hey London. Let's do a little bit of that one again

Well, come on pretty mama let me show you what I wanna do
I'd like to boogie, boogie, baby, like to boogie, boogie, woogie, too
Yeah, my heart is beatin' rhythm and my soul is singin' the blues

Oh, I've been boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Rollin' at the High School Hop
Oh they've got everybody hoppin'
Everybody rockin'
Rockin' at the High School Hop

Take it slower
Ooh
One more time

Yeah, I've been boppin' at the High School Hop
I've been shakin' at the High School Hop, woh
I've been groovin' at the High School Hop
I've been rollin' at the High School Hop
They've got everybody hoppin'
Everybody bop, bop, bop, boppin' at the High School Hop

Woh

Rockin' My Life Away

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:57.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
Available on the video 'The Killer Live' and later the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD.
This track also features Dave Davies, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
Lyrics:
Well I said fourteen ninety five, mama, nineteen forty eight
I threw a rock and rolling party on my last birthday, but it's good hey
I'm just rockin' my life away
I've been a movin', I've been a groovin'
I've been gettin' it both night and day

I got a gal called Milly, Lord, she's chilli pepper hot
She knows how to roll, but ain't know how to rock
And I'm rockin', I'm just rockin' my life away
I love to boogie woogie baby
And I'm doin' it both night and day

Streamliner, fleetliner, military brass
She's know the general's daughter, but
(unknown lyrics)
I'm rockin', rockin' my life away
My name is Jerry Lee Lewis
And I'm damn sure here today

You'd better get
(unknown lyrics)
And I'm rockin', rockin' my life away
I love to rockin' boogie woogie
'Cos I'm doin' it both night and day
Hey
Ooh

Well, come on baby, don't you know what I mean
I like the way you shake that thing
And I'm rockin', rockin' my life away
I love to boogie, boogie, rock it
Doin' it both night and day
Yeah, baby

Wooh

I've been a movin', I've been groovin'
I've been gettin' it both night and day
I said rock, rock and roll
I said rock, babe, good old rock and roll
I love this
(unknown lyric) way down in my soul, yeah

Jerry Lee Lewis: Thank you

Johnny B. Goode

(live)

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:59.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
Available on the video 'The Killer Live' and later the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD.
This track also features Dave Davies, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
Lyrics:
Way down in Lousiana close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
Stood an old cabin made of earth and wood
There lived a mother hubba called Johnny B Goode
Though he never ever learned to read or write so well
Played his old guitar just like the ringing of a bell

I said go, go Johnny go
I said go now, go Johnny go
I said go, go Johnny go
I said go, go Johnny go
I said go
Oh boy you'd better be good tonight

He carried his guitar in a gunny sack
Sat beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh, the engineer would
(unknown lyrics)
Listening to the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by, you would stop and say
Hey, how that little mother hubba can play

He said go now, go Johnny go
I said go, go Johnny go
I said go, go Johnny go
I said go, go Johnny go
I said go
Oh you'd better be good tonight

His mother said son, you just might be a man
How dare you think the leader of a big old band
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music while the sun goes down
Maybe some day your name will be in lights
But Johnny be good and bring the money home tonight
Go now, go Johnny go
I said go, go Johnny go
I said go, go Johnny go
I said go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go
You'd better be good tonight
Oooh

Ooh
I said go-
Go, go
You better be good tonight, yeah

Well I said go-
I said go now
You better be good tonight
And if you do it, you do it, you better bring the money home tonight, yeah
I really don't know what else we can do with this song, wooh

Wooh

Yeah, feels good

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:29.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
Available on the video 'The Killer Live' and later the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD. It also also features Dave Davies, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
This track has also been performed by Queen, Brian and The Cross at numerous shows.
Lyrics:
Come on over baby, whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Come on over baby, really can't be that wrong
I don't believe in anything like hangin' in all night long

Well, come on over baby, we got chicken in the barn
Hey, I said come on over baby, really got the bull by the horns
I ain't fakin, whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Well I said shake baby shake
I said shake baby shake
I said shake it baby shake it
I said shake baby shake
Come on over
Whole lot of shakin goin' on
Yeah

Hey

Come on over baby, we got chicken in the barn, whose barn, what barn, my barn
Come on baby, really got the bull by the horns

(unknown lyrics) hangin' in all night long, easy baby
Shake
Shake it for me baby, woh
Said you can shake it one time for me
Well a hell a, come on over baby, this is hubba hoppin' rockin' Jerry Lee
Easy baby
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
All you gotta do honey is strut your thing a rock 'n' roll star
Keep your dignity you got what you got
Wiggle it around a little bit baby, yeah

Well you can shake it, don't you break it
Let
(unknown lyrics) take it
Yeah, but then we've gotta have it, gonna get it, get it, get it, get it baby
Woh, you know what I mean
Come on over baby, sugar, like the lady shake cadillac
Yeah

Let's go one more time
I said shake it, baby shake it
I said shake it, baby shake it
I said shake it, baby shake it
I said shake it, baby shake it

A come on, a come on
A come on, come on, come on, come on
I said shake it, baby shake it
Baby, baby shake it
I said shake it, baby shake it, wooh
Shake it, baby shake it
Come on, come on
Yeah

Shake it, baby shake it
Shake it, baby shake it
Shake it, baby shake it
Shake it, baby shake it
I said shake it
Whole lot of shakin goin' on
Wooh


Jerry Lee Lewis: Ha, ha, alright. Mercy

Great Balls Of Fire

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:06, although it seems edited at the end.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
Available on the video 'The Killer Live' and later the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD.
This track also features Dave Davies, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
Lyrics:
You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, what a thrill
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

I learned to love all the Hollywood money
Then you came along and you moved me honey
I changed my mind, looking fine
I said goodness gracious great balls of fire

Kiss me baby, ooh, it feels good
Hold me baby, yeah, let me feel the lovin' like a lover should
You're fine, so kind
I'm gonna tell this world that your mine, mine, mine, mine

I shake my nerves while I twiddle my thumbs
I'm really nervous but it sure is fun
Come on baby, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

Yeah

Well, kiss me baby, wooh, it feels good
Hold me baby
And let me love you like a lover should
You're fine, so kind
I gotta tell this world that your mine, mine, mine, mine

I shake my nerves and I twiddle my thumbs
Oh, I'm really nervous but it sure is fun
Come on baby, you drivin' me crazy
Guess those
(unknown lyrics) night

Yeah, kiss me baby, wooh, feels good
Hold me baby
And let me love you like a lover should
You're fine, so kind
Gotta tell this world that your mine, mine, mine, mine

I shake my nerves while I twiddle my thumbs
I'm really nervous but it sure is fun
Come on baby, you drivin' me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

Good Golly Miss Molly / Tutti Frutti

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 2:29.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
Available on the video 'The Killer Live' and later the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD.
This track also features Dave Davies, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
'Tutti Frutti' was also performed numerous times by Queen, full details of all released versions can be found on the 'Live Only Songs' page.
Lyrics:
Good, good, good, good, good, good, good golly, Miss Molly
Baby you know how to ball, wooh
Good, good golly, Miss Molly
Oh, throw yourself a ball
When you're rockin' and you're rollin', you can't hear your momma callin'

From the early, early mornin' till the early, early night
You can hear Miss Molly callin', got you running for a light
Good golly, Miss Molly
Oh, you know how to ball
Yeah, your good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, you can hear your momma call, yeah

Well, my momma said son don't you buy a diamond ring
All your hugs and kisses, look they make me ting-a-ling-a-ling
Good golly, Miss Molly, ooh, know how to ball
When you're rockin' and rollin' you can't hear your momma callin', oh

A tutti frutti - on rutti
A tutti frutti - on rutti
A tutti frutti - on rutti
A tutti frutti - on rutti
A tutti frutti - hey rutti
Well, a wop bop a loo wop, a lop bam boom

I've gotta girl named Daisy
She just about drives me crazy
I've gotta woman called Daisy
Just about to drive me crazy
She knows how to love me
Yes indeed
A woman don't you know just what you do to me

A tutti frutti - on rutti
A tutti frutti - on rutti
A tutti frutti - on rutti
Well, a wop bop a loo wop, a lop bam boom, yeah

High Heel Sneakers

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:00.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England. It was not released on the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD alongside the other tracks, and was quite probably omitted from the VHS aswell. The track 'Mexicali Rose' instead appeared in it's place, with a number of sources incorrectly stating that Brian appears on that track and not this.
The transcription below is based on two videos posted on Youtube, so the actual track may be longer.
It probably also features Dave Davies, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
Lyrics:
Put on your high heel sneakers, won't you comb that wig down on your head
Put on your high heel sneakers, baby comb that wig down on your head, mercy
‘Cos we’re goin’ out tonight baby, pretty damn sure you're gonna knock ‘em dead

Put on your red dress baby, Jerry Lee is gonna get it on tonight
Put on your red dress baby, my God we're gonna have some love tonight
I’m gonna sharpen up my razor
'Case some stirs might want a fight
Yeah

Put on your high heel sneakers, 'cos we're going out tonight
Put on your high heel sneakers, girl we're going out tonight
I won't take my sister baby, oh, in case some stirs might want a fight
Woo


Jerry Lee Lewis: Thank you

Wild One

(live)

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Jerry Lee Lewis

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 5:13.
This track was performed live on 21 November 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
Available on the video 'The Killer Live' and later the 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' DVD.
This track also features Dave Davies, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Stuart Adamson and Phil Chen.
Lyrics:
Say, well, I am just out of school
Like I'm real, real cool
I got the jump and I got the jive
I got the message to be alive
Because I'm a wild one
Another hubba, a wild one
I'm gonna keep a shakin' baby
I'm gonna keep a movin' baby
Don't you cramp my style I'm a real wild child

Come on baby, shake it all night long

(Improvised lyrics)
Because I'm a wild one
Ba, ba, ba, baby I'm a wild one, huh
I'm gonna keep a shakin' baby
Gonna keep a movin' baby
Don't you cramp my style I'm a real wild child

Yeah, I just might pick you up in my 88
I said come on sugar, now don't be late
Move on down to the social hop
The joint is really jumping, yeah we're really gonna have a ball
But I'm a wild one
Hey baby I'm a wild one
I'm gonna keep a movin' baby
Gonna keep a shakin' baby
Don't you cramp my style I'm a real wild child

Oh, I really get to movin' when the sun goes down
After dark 'till the dogs come around
Go down to the social hop, oh when I start a boppin' I just can't stop
Because I'm a wild one
Hey baby I'm a wild one
I'm gonna keep a shakin' baby
Gonna keep on living baby
Don't cramp my style I'm a real wild child


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Unknown Voice: Thank you, we love you, we love you

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Living In A Box

, 1989. Brian plays guitar.
Written by A. Hammond and Marcus Vere, produced by Tom Lord Alge and Dan Hartman.
Available on the albums 'Gatecrashing', 'The Hits' and 'The Very Best Of Living In A Box', and also released as a single, which reached no 10.
Available Versions:
1. Original Version (4:17) (available on the album and 7", first 12" and CD singles)
2. Remix Version (unknown length) (available on the first 12" and CD single only)
3. Dub Mix (unknown length) (available on both 12" singles and CD single only)
4. Conversion Mix (unknown length) (available on the second 12" single only)
5. House Mix (unknown length) (available on one of the the 12" singles only)

Lyrics:
All alone in the crowd
Trying not to think out loud
Whispers shout
Whispers scream
Together we can make it a dream

Mountains high
Mountains low
Without a bridge
You mind how you go
And what you need
Is what I want
So don't be afraid, let it show
Don't be afraid, just let it explode

We have got the power
To build the highest tower
Standing with our feet on the ground
We've got what it takes
Together we can make it
Together we can blow the house down

Blow the house down, oh, oh, oh
Blow the house down, yeah
Blow the house down, oh, oh, oh
Blow the house
Blow the house down

Hey, hey
Silent words
In your eyes
Hiding in a lover's disguise
And as my heart steals your mind
Together we'll be partners in crime

Deserts dry
Don't you know
Without the water
No river flows
And what you need
Is what I want
So don't be afraid, let it show
Don't be afraid, just let it explode

We have got the power
To build the highest tower
Standing with our feet on the ground
We've got what it takes
Together we can make it
Together we can blow the house down

Blow the house down, oh, oh, oh
Blow the house down, yeah
Blow the house down, oh, oh, oh
Blow the house
Blow the house
Down

Mountains high
Mountains low
Without a bridge
You mind how you go
And what you want
Is what I need
So don't be afraid, let it show
Don't be afraid, just let it explode, wow

We have got the power
To build the highest tower
Standing with our feet on the ground
We've got what it takes
Together we can make it
Together we can blow the house down

(Blow the house down) we have got the power
To build the highest tower
Standing with our feet on the ground
We've got what it takes
Together we can make it
Together we can blow the house down

Blow the house down, oh, oh, oh
Blow the house down, yeah
Blow the house down, oh, oh, oh
Blow the house
Blow the house down

Bopper's Boogie Woogie


Gareth Marks

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:18.
Written by The Big Bopper (J.P Richardson).
Appears on the album 'A Tribute to The Big Bopper'.
The lyrics to this track are quite hard to make out in places, so those below may be inaccurate.
Lyrics:
Yeah
Play it
Oh, you know that, know that
Boogie woogie
Yeah
Mercy baby
Hey honey
Yeah, you're the one I'm talking to
The one with the smile on your face, ha, ha
You be balling here for
Because Big Bopper's here man, I know this is the place
Yeah, this is the place where all the cats join in man
Blow your horn man, blow your horn
Everybody jumps up and down
Holler hoy, boy

We gonna boogie to the left
We gonna boogie to the right
Gonna boogie in the morning
Gonna boogie at night
Gonna boogie on the floor
Gonna boogie on the ground
Ahhh, you know baby, gonna jumpside down
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Boogie woogie woogie baby, yeah
Oh, oh, Lord, mercy baby easy now easy
Oh, ha, ha, ha, ha
Now you, you get yourself all shook up now
Ha, ha, ha, that's what I mean
Take your time, take time, yeah
We got all night to do this thing, wooh, ha, ha, ha, ha
Boogie woogie woogie, oh yeah man
Oh, you low down baby, low down
Yeah, boogie woogie

Well your mama's looking
Your papa is too
We ought to call it boogie woogie
What do you think, huh?
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Come baby shake that thing, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
It's getting baby, it's getting
Boogie woogie baby
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Owww, oh, I can't take no more of this jivin'
Hey, honey, I thought I told you be boogie woogie, baby
Huh, there ain't nothing moving but the leaves
And they won't be blowing away but blowing
Ha, ha, shut on down baby, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, all the time
Shut your mouth honey, shut your mouth
We ain't here to walk, we're here to boogie
Yeah, ha, ha, ha, ha

I can see you're real fine
I can see your face
I can see the lies and
I know this is the place
You shake your hips and you
You puck up your mouth
I kiss your lips and I
Boogie woogie woogie woogie
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Oh man I tell you I can't stand it man, I can't stand it
Oh ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Oh, oh, yeah, oh, you can boogie

Now you go real fast and you go really slow
And you stop running and you boogie for more
You jump and you scream and you holler hoy
Look everybody I'm the boogie woogie boy
Ha, ha, ha, ha
Well man I tell you, they all catch up with their feet
And get the beat
But we're getting boogie man
Ha, ha, ha, ha

Let me hear it baby, let me hear it
Yeah, oh you can boogie woogie, boogie woogie
Ahhhhh
Yeah, I'm getting hot now
I'm getting real hot
Yeah, ha, ha
Because you cats keep on blowing
We're gonna be here till early in the morning
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Oh yeah
Boogie woogie woogie woogie
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Ummmm

Go Bopper Go


Gareth Marks

, 1989. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:28.
Available on the album 'A Tribute to The Big Bopper'.
Written by Gareth Marks.
Lyrics:
Way on back when rock and roll was born
There was a man the name of
(unknown lyric), ha
He played the records on the radio
They come from miles around to dig his show
They said

Go Bopper go
Let the people know, yeah
You got music in your soul
You call it rock and roll
So, go Bopper go

Then one day the Lord was just a
Passing through he said
Hello baby, yeah I'm talking to you, ha, ha
Now Bopper man you get a job to do
You gotta cut yourself some records man, your DJ days are through
He said go Bopper go, yeah
Let my people know, yeah
He got music in your soul
Calls it rock and roll
So, go Bopper go, ha, ha

So he got himself a shelf, a real sharp friend
And put a big old hat upon his head
He wiggle jiggled like a man insane
Throughout Chantilly down to Portland Maine

They're singing
Go Bopper go, yeah
Let the people know, man
You got music in your soul
Calls it rock and roll
So, go Bopper go
Go man go, play that thing

And then one day
The Lord came down
And took his hand
And said I needs you Bopper
For my heavenly band
And you know
Sometimes in Texas when the stars are shining bright
You can almost hear the angels singing
And the darkness fills night
They're singing

Go Bopper go
Let the people know
He got music in his soul
Calls it rock and roll
So, go Bopper go
Go Bopper go

Go Bopper
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Crazy daddy
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

Sailing


Rock Against Repatriation

, 1990. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:11.
Released as a single, which did not chart.
Other musicians include Bonnie Tyler, Paul Carrack, Fish and Steve Hackett.
Available Versions:
1. Single Version (4:11) (available on all singles)
2. Instrumental Version (4:11) (available on all singles; a complete instrumental, with no lyrics at all)

Lyrics:
I am sailing
I am sailing
Far away
Cross the sea

I am sailing
Stormy waters
To be near you
To be free

I am flying
I am flying
Like a bird
Cross the sky

I am flying
Passing high clouds
To be near you
To be free

Can you hear me
Can you hear me
Through the dark night
Far away

I am flying
Forever crying
To be with you
Who can say

We are sailing
We are sailing
Far away
Cross the sea

We are sailing
Stormy water
To be near you
To be free

To be near you
To be free
To be near you
To be free
To be near you
To be free

I am flying
I am flying
Like a bird
Cross the sky

I am flying
Passing high clouds
To be near you
To be free

Can you hear me
Can you hear me
Through the darkness
Far away

I am flying
Forever crying
To be with you
Who can say

To be with you
Who can say

Get Out Of My Way


D-Rok

, 1991. Brian plays guitar.
Available on the album 'Oblivion', and also released as a single, which did not chart.
Available Versions:
1. Album Version (6:04) (only available on the album)
2. D-Mix (unknown length) (available on the 12" and CD single)
3. Air Mix (unknown length) (available on the 12" and CD single)

Lyrics:
Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all
Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all
Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all
Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all

Do, do it
Yeah, do it, do it
I can do it, do it
Yeah, do it, do it

I saw the light at seventeen
Put it all together then
Didn't even know that it showed
Then you call me up to fight a war
That ain't worth fighting for
You can do more damage with a loud guitar
If you plug me in I can do my thing
Well, I ain't got no sympathy
Soldier boy don't mess with me

Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all
Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all

I can do it, do it, I can do it all
I can do it, do it, I can do it all
Do it, do it, I can do it all
I can do it, do it, I can do it all

Been all around the universe
I seen almost everything
Show you all the troubles of the world
Then you come to me in deep despair
Well, baby I don't even care
Everybody gets what they deserve

You can switch my dial
That'll make me smile
But I don't need your free advice
'Cos here's mine, get a life

Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all
Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all

I can do it, do it, I can do it all
I can do it, do it, I can do it all
Do it, do it, I can do it all
I can do it, do it, I can do it all

Maybe the thought crossed my mind
Just to get to the other side
But it's better than having nothing at all
There's an atmosphere full of thoughts
And ideas waiting to be caught
By the right mind
So plug me in, baby I'll do my thing
Well, I ain't got no sympathy
Soldier boy don't mess with me

Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all
Get out of my way, I can do anything
Get out of my way, I can do it all

Do it, do it, I can do it all
I can do it, do it, I can do it all
I can do it, do it, I can do it all
I can do it, do it, I can do it all

Outta my way, outta my way
Outta my way, outta my way
Outta my way, outta my way
Get outta my way, get outta my way
Get out my way, get out my way
Get out my way, outta my way

Red Planet Blues


D-Rok

, 1991. Brian plays guitar. Length 6:35.
Available on the album 'Oblivion'.
Lyrics:
Red planet blues

I see horizons of magic fire
Rainbow red and growing high
Can't you hear it, everything screaming at you, at you
Hey, can't you feel it, the whole planet singing the blues

Red planet blues
Red planet blues
Red planet blues
Red planet blues, blues, blues

The air's all wrong, crying in pain, yeah
Slide down the throat like it got claws and a tail
This used to be a place you could lie in the sun
And breathe all day long

Can't you hear it, everything screaming at you, at you
Hey, can't you feel it, whole world's singing the blues

Red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
Red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
Red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
Red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it), blues, blues, blues

Red planet blues
Red planet blues
Red planet blues

The open plains to the mountain top
Fighting never seems, never seems to stop, no

Red planet blues
Red planet blues

Hey, stranger in a broken land
Spreading disease with an open hand
Gotta tell you if you do any more
Be nothing left worth fighting for

Can't you hear it, everything screaming at you, at you
Hey, can't you feel it, whole planet singing the blues
Now the red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
Red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
Red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
Red planet blues (can't you feel it, can't you feel it), blues, blues, blues

Blues

Don't you know when you're through
You've broken this whole planet's heart in two, you
Red planet blues
Red planet blues
Red planet blues

Well how you gonna live if the planet's dead
There ain't no sleep if you burn your bed, no
Red planet blues
Red planet blues
Red planet blues

Got those
Red planet
Blues

Lady Of Leisure


Gareth Marks

, 1991. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:57.
Intended for the album 'Lady Of Leisure', but unreleased.
This track includes TV or film dialogue at various points, which is not included in the lyrics below.
Lyrics:
There's two faces on one girl
Who lives upon the Earth
She's all graces and no cals
In her youth she had a ball
Now she's not happening at all

Lady of leisure
Time is slipping by
Lady of pleasure
All the dregs have flown
You'll have to make it on your own
In a penthouse fronted glass
Shoot your sister on the ass
Against the walls

No freaks and no diseases
No creases in the sack at all
She's a lady of leisure

There's still traces of Monday
On Sunday afternoon
The make up on her faces
Fill the room
What is it for?
She's not cooking no more

Lady of leisure
Ain't got no label
Lady of pleasure
Are you still able to get it on, get it on
Get it on

All the streets can take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy

First sign of sunshine
She won't come out to play
Couped up in her skyline
Night and day
See how they fall
When they're not fairest of them all

No lady of leisure
Never caught you live
Lady of pleasure
Hasn't been a hit since, oo, sixty five

Lady of leisure
Satin and say ball, girl
Lady of pleasure
Cracks in your face
Tracks on every place
See it

Take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy

Take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy a bone
You gotta take the doggy home
Give a little doggy
Lady of leisure

Unknown Tracks


Gareth Marks

, 1991. Brian plays guitar.
It is believed (though not confirmed) that Brian contributed to at least one other track which was intended for the 'Lady Of Leisure' album. If he did, they are so far unreleased.

Now I'm Here

(live)


Def Leppard

, 1992. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:56.
This track was performed live at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992.
Available on the original video release of the concert, and on Def Leppard's 'Tonight' single.
This song was previously recorded by Queen for the album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.

Love Of My Life


Extreme

, 1992. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:31.
Written by Freddie Mercury, and originally recorded by Queen for the album 'A Night At The Opera'.
Released as the B-side to 'Song For Love', which reached no 12.
The track was performed by Extreme live at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992.
This version has the audience noise removed and a couple of other changes, and it features additional electric guitar by Brian May, which may have been recorded on 1 March 1992.
Lyrics:
Love of my life - you've hurt me
You've broken my heart and now you leave me
Love of my life can't you see
Bring it back, bring it back
Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
What it means to me

Love of my life - don't leave me
You've taken my love (all my love)
You now desert me
Love of my life can't you see
Please bring it back, bring it back
Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
What it means to me

You will remember
When this is blown over
And everything's all by the way
Oooh, when I get older
I will be there at your side to remind you
How I still love you
I still love you

I never had
A chance
To say
To say goodbye

Love of my, love of my, love of my life

Back - hurry back
Please bring it back home to me
Because you don't know what it means to me
Love of my life
Love of my life
Oooh, oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah

If There's A Heaven

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Tony Martin

, 1992. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:51.
Available on the album 'Back Where I Belong'.
Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (unknown length) (available on the single, only released in Germany)
Lyrics:
If I stand in the rain
Feeling sorrow and pain
I know you'd stand here with me
And soothe it all away

When I look in your eyes
It's then I realise
That this world ain't here for long

So tell me did you ever wonder
If there's someone up above
There's something he should know

If there's a heaven
I'd wait there for you
And if there's a hell darling
Well then I'd just raise hell for you
And if there's nothing there at all
I don't know what I'd do
Without you
Without you

Tell me did you ever wonder
If there's someone up above
There's something he should know

If there's a heaven
I'd wait there for you
And if there's a hell darling
Then I'd just raise hell for you
And if there's nothing there at all
I don't know what I'd do
Without you
Without you

If there's a heaven
I'd wait there for you
And if there's a hell darling
Then I'd just raise hell for you
And if there's nothing there at all
I don't know what I'd do
Without you
Ooh, yeah

If there's a heaven
I'd wait there for you
And if there's a hell darling
Well then I'd just raise hell for you
And if there's nothing there at all
I don't know what I'd do
Without you, baby

If there's a heaven
Then I'd wait there for you
And if there's a hell darling
Then I'd just raise hell for you
And if there's nothing there at all
I don't know what I'd do
Without you baby

Oh yeah, yeah
If there's a heaven
I'd wait there for you baby
And if there's a hell darling
Well then I'd just raise hell for you
And if there's nothing there at all
I don't know what I'd do
Without you, oh yeah
I don't know what I'd do without you baby

If there's a heaven (if there's a heaven) I don't know what

We Are The Champions

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Hank Marvin

, 1992. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:57.
Written by Freddie Mercury, and originally recorded by Queen for the album 'News Of The World'.
Available on the album 'Into The Light' and also released as a single, which reached no. 66.
This is an instrumental version, with guitar replacing the vocals.
Alternate Versions:
1. Promo Edit (4:00) (available on a promo CD only, this edits out unknown sections)

Ride To Win

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Cozy Powell

, 1992. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:45.
Written by Jamie Page (and not Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, as some sites have suggested).
This is an instrumental track, and is available on 'The Drums Are Back' album. It later evolved into the Brian May track 'Resurrection'.
Produced by Cozy Powell, engineered by Justin Shirley Smith and Brian Zellis.

I Can Read Books

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Judie Tzuke

, 1992. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:18.
Written by Judy Tzuke and Bob Noble.
Available on the album 'Wonderland'.
Lyrics:
What goes on behind the picture?
Is there something I don't see?
How can I be part of something I can't even touch or feel?
Oh no
We've got so much to discover
Open up and let me in
It's all that I can do to keep my hands from taking hold of you
Oh no

Why can't I just say I love you?
Why must we play these games?
Tell me what I've got to do
Tell me am I getting through
I can read books, but I can't read you
Oh no

Am I blind to your excuses?
Have I missed a vital part?
In all that you've been saying I don't believe you mean a single word
Oh no
Too much talk of how she hurt you
That was long before I came
I don't want to pay for pain that I won't let you feel again

Why can't I just say I love you
Why must we play these games
Tell me what I've got to do
Tell me am I getting through
I can read books, but I can't read you

Well I'm knocking on the doors but they won't open
'Cos I know that I can fix whatever's broken
I can read books, but I can't read you
I can read books

I can read books
I can read books
Tell me what I've got to do
Tell me am I getting through
Tell me what I've got to do
Tell me am I getting through
I can read books (I can read books) but I can't read you
I can read books (I can read books) but I can't read you
I can read books but I can't read you
I can read books
I can read books
I can read books

Heartsong

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Gordon Giltrap

, 1993. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:19.
This is an instrumental track with an Irish flavour, with electric guitar by Brian, and also features Neil Murray, Midge Ure, Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman. It is a remake of the track, which was originally recorded in 1978, and reached no 21 in the chart.
Available on the albums 'Music For The Small Screen', 'Time To Reflect', and possibly also 'By All Accounts'.

I'm Ready

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Paul Rodgers

, 1993. Brian plays guitar. Length 2:59.
Written by Willie Dixon, and originally recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954.
Available on the album 'Muddy Water Blues'.
Brian also appears on a live performance of this track, click here for details.
Lyrics:
I am ready - ready as anybody can be
I am ready - ready as anybody can be
I am ready for you
I hope you're ready for me

I got an excellent pistol
And a graveyard friend
That shoots two stone bullets
Wearing balls and chains
I'm drinking T.N.T
I'm smoking dynamite
I hope some screwball
Starts a fight

Because I'm ready - ready as anybody can be
I am ready for you
I hope you're ready for me

Oh, you pretty little chicks
With your curly hair
I know you feel
Like I ain't nowhere
But stop what you're doing
Baby come over here
I'll prove to you baby
That I ain't no square

Because I'm ready - ready as anybody can be
I am ready for you
I hope you're ready for me

I've been drinking gin
Like never before
I feel so good
I want you to know
One more drink
I wish you would
It takes a whole lot of loving
To make me feel good

Because I'm ready - ready as anybody can be
I am ready for you
I hope you're ready for me
Ooooh, give it me now

I've been drinking gin
Like never before
Feel so good
And I want you to know
One more drink
I wish you would
It takes a whole lot of loving
To make me feel good

Because I'm ready - ready as anybody can be
Oh, I'm ready for you
I hope you're ready for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm ready for you
I hope you're ready for me

Yeah

El Vampiro Bajo El Sol

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Os Paralamas Do Sucesso

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:13.
Available in Brazil on the album 'Severino', under the name Os Paralamas Do Sucesso.
Available in Argentina on the album 'Dos Margaritas', under the name Paralamas.
The lyrics to this track are in Spanish or Portuguese.
Lyrics:
Ya se hizo noche, sé que debo hacer
Tengo mis cortes bajo una nueva piel
Los que me siguen no me alcanzarán
Hasta el amanecer

Ya tuve todo, hoy tengo "la sed"
Probe de todo al menos una vez
Y aunque me digan "i nunca cambiarás!"
Yo ya no soy el mismo que ayer

Dejé al miedo, la sombra del dolor
Dejé mi nueva piel quemarse bajo el sol
Dejé a los que dicen que hada va a cambiar
Y algo ya se cambio
Acá dentro en mi
Las luces de mi vida mortal
Acá dentro en mi
Las luces de un dia normal
En mi eternidad

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

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Paul Rodgers

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:00.
This track was performed live on 6 July 1994 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Available on the 2011 album and DVD 'Live At Montreux'.
Lyrics:
Paul: Thank you, (unknown dialogue). Like to bring on a friend of mine, a friend of yours, right now, a special guest, here he is, I'm sure you know him, Mr Brian May. Oh yeah

Yeah, play away
Oh, my baby, it's a
Mmmm, yeah, yeah
Goodbye

Good morning little schoolgirl, baby can I go home with you, yeah?
Good morning little schoolgirl, oh, can I go home with you, baby?
Tell your momma and your pappa
I'm a little schoolboy too

You know what, I'm gonna buy me an airplane
And I fly all over town
I'll tell everybody baby
Lord knows you're so mine
Little schoolgirl
Oh baby, can I go home with you
Tell your brother and your sisters
I'm a little schoolboy too
Now play Brian May

I heard mamma say to brother
Get that boy a (unknown lyric)
He's got it him, it's got to come out

I teach you all I know
But you've got so much to learn
All that you know
Little schoolgirl
Baby, can I go home with you, oh yeah
Tell your mamma and your pappa and everybody
I'm a little schoolboy too

Good morning
Good morning
Little schoolgirl, yeah baby
Something about the way you walk
Something about the way you talk
Let me, let me walk with you baby
Let me, let me talk with you baby
Wanna carry your books
Yes I, I wanna take you home with me
Little schoolgirl
Everything I want, everything I need
Everything I want, and everything that I need
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, ah

She ain't my baby and I don't need baby
Uh, little schoolgirl
All I ever wanted, all I ever needed


Paul: Alright, Brian man

I'm Ready

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Paul Rodgers

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:20.
This track was performed live on 6 July 1994 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Available on the 2011 album and DVD 'Live At Montreux'.
Brian also appears on the studio version of this track, click here for details.
Lyrics:
Paul: Woo. That Jason guy, he's alright

I am ready - ready as anybody can be
I am ready - ready as anybody can be
You know I'm ready for you
And I hope you're ready for me

Listen now
I got an excellent pistol
On a graveyard friend
That shoots two stone bullets
Wearing balls and chains
I'm smoking T.N.T
I'm drinking dynamite
I hope some screwball
Starts a fight

Because I'm ready - ready as anybody can be
I am ready for you
I hope you're ready for me

Now listen up now
I've been drinking gin
Like never before
I feel so good
That I just want you to know
One more drink
I wish you would
It takes a whole lot of loving
To make me feel good

Ready - ready as anybody can be
Well I'm ready for you babe
And I hope you're ready for me
Let me say one more thing now

Oh, you pretty little chicks
With your crazy hair
I know you feel
Like I ain't nowhere
But uh, stop what you're doing baby
Come over here
I want to prove to you baby
That I ain't no square

And that I'm ready - I'm ready as anybody can be
You know I'm ready for you babe
And I hope you're ready for me
Hit it now

Uh
One more, one more
Well now
Yeah, yeah

Drinking gin
Like never before
I feel so good
That I want you to know
One more drink
I wish you would
It takes a whole lot of loving
To make me feel good, yeah

I'm ready as anybody can be
I'm ready for you, babe
And I hope you're ready for me, now, now, now, yeah
I'm ready for you
And I hope you're ready for me

Yeah


Paul: Thanks, thanks, that was great, we're having a lot of fun up here, hope it sounds good out there

Little Bit Of Love

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Paul Rodgers

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:27.
This track was performed live on 6 July 1994 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Available on the 2011 album and DVD 'Live At Montreux'.
The DVD features an edit on the second song selection screen, containing the section from 1:45 to 2:44, lasting 0:59.
Full details of the original track and other live recordings can be found on the Paul Rodgers Songs page.
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red appear in the DVD menu edit)
Oooh, ooh, yeah
I believe if you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Has got to come your way

Well in my mind it's easy to lose sight of the truth
But in my heart I can't deny my feeling inside

'Cos I believe if you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Has got to come your way

Man in the sky say you're flying, you lose sight of the truth
Wanna stay high, then don't deny your feeling inside


'Cos I believe if you give
A little bit of love, baby
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Has got to come your way
Now, now, now
Ooh ooh, yeah

I believe if you give
A little bit of love baby
To those you live with
A little bit of love, baby
Has got to come your way

I believe, yeah, if you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Has got to come your way

Say it one more time

I believe if you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Has got to come your way
Oh, give a little bit of love baby
Love, love
Mmm, yeah
Love
A little bit of love goes a long, long way


Paul: Thanks Brian, might see you in a, little bit, ah, OK

All Right Now

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Paul Rodgers

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 6:48.
This track was performed live on 6 July 1994 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Available on the 2011 album and DVD 'Live At Montreux'.
The DVD features an edit on the main menu, containing the sections from 0:26 to 0:38 and 0:45 and 1:36, lasting 1:05 in total.
Full details of the original track and other live recordings can be found on the Paul Rodgers Songs page.
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red appear in the DVD menu edit)
Paul: Where's that Brian - there he is, Brian May. OK. I said a one, two. No, no, no, one, two. Let me try that once more, you ready, you ready? One, two.

Alright, alright, alright, alright
Woo
What I say is


There she stood in the street
Smiling from her head to her feet
I said a hey, what is this, now baby
Maybe she's in need of a kiss, uh uh

I said a hey, what's your name baby
Maybe we can see things the same
Now don't you wait, oh, hesitate
We're gonna move before they raise the parking rate

(All right now) let me hear you sing it, come on
(Baby it's a all right now) you know the words
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now)
Oooh

One, two
Alright

Yeah, my baby, yeah
Let me tell you a little bit more now
Now don't go away, listen

I took her home to my place
Watching every move on her face
She said look, yeah, what's your game
Are you trying to put me in shame

I said slow, baby, don't go so fast
Don't you think that love can last
She said love, ha, Lord above
Now you're trying to trick me in love, sing the song now

(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now) ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma yeah
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now)
Alright John

Oh, yeah, yeah
Oooh
Is it a plane?
Is it a plane?
No, it's John Smithson
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, my baby
I can't walk you around in the morning dew, my honey now
Can't walk you around
Can't walk you around in the morning dew, oh, ooh yeah

Oh yeah
Higher and higher

All right now
Baby it's a, baby it's a, baby it's a, baby, it's a baby, it's a baby
All right now
Baby it's a all right now
Hey

(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now)
Put your hands together and sing this song now
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now) I think I hear you
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now)
(All right now) ah, there you are
(Baby it's a all right now) yes I know
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now) one more time, one more time
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now)
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now)

Yeah, yeah, alright
Alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
All right now
Baby it's a all right now, yeah, yeah
All right now
Baby it's a all right now

All right now
Baby it's a all right now
All right now
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Well it's all right now, yeah

Crossroads

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Paul Rodgers

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:36.
This track was performed live on 6 July 1994 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Available on the 2011 album and DVD 'Live At Montreux'.
A recording exists of Freddie Mercury performing this track in 1969 with Ibex, full details can be found on the Pre-Queen Songs page.
Lyrics:
One, two, one, two, three, four
Mmm, mmm
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ba, ba, ba, ha, ha, ha, ha
Hey
Hey
Let's hear it one more time

I went down to the crossroads, and I fell down on my knees
Went down to the crossroads, and I fell down on my knees
I called out 'Lord have mercy, won't you give me please'

You can run, you can run baby, but Lord you can't hide
You can run, you can run baby, you know you can't hide
When I catch up with you mamma I wanna love you, till I get satistfied

Oh somebody
Oh, just pray it's alright
Yeah Brian
I want you to play one more time

You can run, you can run baby, Lord knows you can't hide
You can run, you can run baby, oh, but you can't hide
When I catch up with you mamma, I'm gonna love you, I'm gonna get satistfied
Where's that feel Brian, yeah babe

She love me, she love me, she love me
Oh yeah
Yeah, yeah, baby
Ooh, good luck baby
Thank you
Woh, oh
One more time baby
Yeah
Something I wanna say, listen up now

Standing at the crossroads were the devil and his friend
Standing at the crossroads was the devil and his friend
Yeah know he leaned across and he whispered, yeah, yes, yes, yes
I'm gonna get you in the end

Yeah, be bop a lula, she's my baby now, yeah, baby


Paul: Yeah, we love you
Compere: (unknown dialogue) Eddie Kirkland, (unknown dialogue), and Luther Allison is coming on, and Jimmy Rollinson, Jimmy Rollinson from Houston, Texas, Eddie Kirkland, the wonderful Eddie Kirkland, lovely Eddie Kirkland, Luther Allison, Robert Lucas

Hoochie Coochie Man

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Paul Rodgers

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 7:20.
This track was performed live on 6 July 1994 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Available on the 2011 album and DVD 'Live At Montreux'.
This track is the all star finale, and features Paul, Luther Allison, Kenny Neal and Robert Lucas on vocals.
Lyrics:
Ahh
A gypsy woman told my mother
Before I was born
You got a boy child coming that's
Gonna be a son of a gun
Gonna make you girls
Jump and shout
Then the world is gonna know
What's this all about

But you know I feel
Everybody knows I'm him
Well there's a lot of 'em, you call hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm him

On the seventh month
On the seventh day
On the seventh hour
Seven doctors say
You were born for good love
Now Luther, can't you see
I got seven hundred dollars
Don't you mess with me, oh, yeah

Everybody knows
I'm your hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows

Ooh, yeah

When Lord I shoot
I never miss
I make love to you baby
That you can't resist
Standing on the outside
I'm just looking in
Make love to you baby
Give it again
'Cos you know I'm him

Everybody knows
I'm your hoochie coochie man
Everyone knows I'm him

All you pretty women
Stand in line
I'll make love to you baby
In an hour's time
The longer I shoot
Ain't gonna miss
I'll make love you to baby
Ain't no chance I'll miss
I'm him
I'm your man
I'm your hoochie coochie man
Everyone knows I'm him

On the seventh hour
Of the seventh day
Of the seventh month
Seven doctors gonna say
Son, you were born for good lovin'
And that you will see
I got seven hundred dollars now baby
Don't you mess with me

Everybody up here's a hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows we're here
You know we're the hoochie coochie men
And everybody knows we're here
Say it one more time
You know we're the hoochie coochie men
Everybody yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, knows we're here

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


Compere: Paul Rodgers
Brian: Mr Paul Rodgers

New Damage

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Soundgarden

, 1994. Brian plays guitar. Length 5:20.
Available on the album 'Greenpeace - Alternative NRG'.
Lyrics:
Yeah
Umm
The new damage comes
It's a faceless poison, yeah
A new world order
It's new damage done

The wreck is going down
Get out before you drown
The wreck is going down
Get out before you drown
Get out, mmm

The new damage comes
It's a new word for plague
A new world order
A new word for hate, yeah

The wreck is going down
Get out before you drown
The wreck is going down
Get out before you drown
The wreck is going down
Get out before you drown
Get out
Get out
Oooh

Oooh

The new damage comes, hey
It's a faceless, a faceless poison, yeah
A new world order
A new word for hate

The wreck is going down
Get out before you drown
The wreck is going down
Get out before you drown
Get out
Get out, get out
Get out, get out
Get out, get out before you drown
Get out before, before you drown
Before you drown
While it's safe, get out
Before you drown
Before you drown
Yeah