Brian May Collaborations


1995-2004

This page features details of Brian May's collaborations with other artists, recorded between 1995 and 2004.


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Collaborations Featuring Multiple Band Members:
Paul McCartney & Various Artists - All You Need Is Love (live) and Hey Jude (live)
Zucchero - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (live)


Other Collaborations:
Carmen Appice - Nobody Knew (Black & White House)
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Whistle Down The Wind
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Wild And Untamed Thing
Jennifer Rush - Who Wants To Live Forever
S.O.L - Make My Dream Come True
Status Quo - Raining In My Heart
Rock Therapy - Reaching Out
Meat Loaf - A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
Guns 'n' Roses - Catcher In The Rye
Foo Fighters - Have A Cigar
Tony Iommi - Flame On and Goodbye Lament
SAS Band - With A Little Help From My Friends (live)
Paul McCartney - Souvenir
Robbie Williams - Eternity
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (live)
Foo Fighters - Tired Of You
Cliff Richard and S Club 7 - Move It (live)
Lynn Carey Saylor - If We Believe
Claire Sweeney - Too Much Love Will Kill You
Andrea Corr - Is This The World We Created? (live)
Tim Staffell - Doing Alright and Earth
The Yardbirds - Mr, You're A Better Man Than I
The Crickets and Albert Lee - Peggy Sue (live), Maybe Baby (live), I Fought The Law (live) and Oh Boy (live)
The Crickets, Albert Lee and Ronnie Wood - That'll Be The Day (live)
Jimmy Gnecco - Someone To Die For
Ian Hunter - All The Way From Memphis (live)
Paul Rodgers - All Right Now (live)
Strat Pack All Star Finale - Stay With Me (live)
Zucchero - Il Mare, Il Mare (live) and Madre Dolcissima (live)


Nobody Knew

(Black & White House)

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Carmine Appice

, 1995. Brian plays guitar.
Written by Kelly Keeling and Carmine Appice.
Available on the album 'Guitar Zeus' and later on the 2006 reissue 'Ultimate Guitar Zeus'. It was also released as a single, but withdrawn for legal reasons.
Available Versions:
1. Radio Version (3:50) (on the single only)
2. Album version AKA Long Version (4:48) (on the album and single; this features more instrumental and lyrics)

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are edited out of the radio version)
Here we are
In the year 2000
Looking through glass
With oxygen masks

Here we are
With faces around us
Expressions unnoticed
They thought it would last

Nobody knew
Where they were heading
Except for the few who
Made it all clear

Nobody knew
Who's running the white house
It's painted all black now
You'd think they would mind

Now we know
The stained glass houses
The motors are gas
It's all come to pass

All we ever wanted
Was clear cool water
To wash off the stains
Keep oceans alive

What destination (here we are, the year 2000)
I play the game (looking through glass)
Lord take me now (with oxygen masks)
It's not the same (here we are, with faces around us, emotions unknowing)
Here now (they thought it would last)


Nobody knew
Where they were going
Except for the few who
Had made it all clear


Nobody knew
Who's running the white house
It's painted all black now
No-one's inside

There's a hole in the blue sky
Blind sight, the earth spins
Find time for me, yeah
Time to think, and time to pray

What destination
I play the game
Lord take me now

Here we are
Ages around us (it's not the same)
Emotions unknowing
They thought it would last (here now)

Nobody knew
They thought they would lead us
Except for the few who
Thought they knew
Guess it's all clear
It's all for the money
Peace with your neighbours
Join in the war


There's a hole in the blue sky
There's a hole in the blue sky

Whistle Down The Wind


Andrew Lloyd Webber

, 1995.
It is unknown what was recorded at these sessions, so it probably remains unreleased.

Who Wants To Live Forever

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Jennifer Rush

, 1995. Brian plays guitar and sings lead and backing vocals. Length 3:59.
Available on the album 'Out Of My Hands'.
Written by Brian May. This song was previously recorded by Queen and also by Ian & Belinda.
Lyrics: (the lyrics in white are sung by Jennifer; lyrics in red are sung by Brian; lyrics in blue are sung by both)
There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us
Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever
(ooh, ooooh)

There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever (forever)
Who dares to love forever, ooh, oooh
Who dares to love forever, ooh, oh, oooh, when love must die

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today


Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever

Forever is our today

Who waits forever anyway?

Wild And Untamed Thing


Rocky Horror Picture Show

, 1995. Brian plays guitar.
Brian apparently plays guitar on this track which was released on a soundtrack of the musical, alongside 'Hot Patootie (Whatever Happened To A Saturday Night)', which was released on several of his albums and singles in 1998.

Make My Dream Come True

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S.O.L

, 1995. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:02.
Available on the album 'Some Other Language'.
The artist for this track is S.O.L, and not Stefan Zauner as many sites list (although he was heavily involved).
Lyrics:
I had a dream about the brotherhood of man
I look around me and I see it isn't so
But in the dream I saw a way to understand
So I'm sending this love from me to you
To make my dream come true

To make my dream come true

To make my dream come true

I had a dream there was a time for paradise
I look around me but the seeds have never grown
Lost in a wasteland where I see the people cry
I'll be sending this love from me to you
To make my dream come true

To make my dream come true

To make my dream
Please, make my dream
Please, make my dream come true

To make my dream come true

To make my dream come true

To make my dream come true

To make my dream come true

Raining In My Heart

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Status Quo

, 1995. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:32.
Written by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, and originally recorded by Buddy Holly in 1958 (and various others).
Available on the 1995 album 'Don't Stop'. Brian also appears on the accompanying video of the same name.
This track was recorded at the same session as 'FBI', which was released by Brian and features Status Quo.
Lyrics:
The sun is out, the sky is blue
There's not a cloud to spoil the view
But it's raining
Raining in my heart

The weather man says clear today
He doesn't know you've gone away
And it's raining
Raining in my heart

Ooh, misery
Misery
What's gonna become of me?

I tell my blues they mustn't show
But soon these tears are bound to flow
'Cos it's raining
Raining in my heart

Ooh, misery, misery
What's gonna become of me?

The sun is out, the sky is blue
There's not a cloud to spoil the view
But it's raining
Raining in my heart
Raining in my heart
Raining in my heart

Reaching Out


Rock Therapy

, 1996. Brian plays guitar.
The track also features Lulu, Paul Rodgers and Charlie Watts.
Released as a single, for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, but it failed to chart.
This track was later performed on Queen + Paul Rodgers' 2005 European Tour by Paul Rodgers with Spike Edney on keyboards.
Available Versions:
1. Single Version (2:38) (on all singles)
2. Instrumental Version (2:38) (on the CD single only)
3. Acoustic Version (2:38) (on all singles; this does not feature Brian's electric guitar solo, but he may play acoustic guitar on the track)

Queen + Paul Rodgers Live Versions:
1. Official Download, Firenze 2005 (1:00) (recorded in Firenze, Italy, on 7 April 2005)
2. Official Download, Frankfurt 2005 (0:59) (recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, on 19 April 2005)
3. Return Of The Champions (1:01) (recorded in Sheffield, England, on 9 May 2005; a sample was also used on Eminem's 2009 track 'Beautiful', from the 'Relapse' album)
4. Super Live In Japan (1:00) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2005, and also available on the Highlights CD/DVD)

Lyrics: (lyrics in red are not present in the acoustic version; click here for the lyrics to the instrumental version)
Lately, I've been hard to reach
I've been too long on my own
Everybody has a private world
Where they can be alone

Are you calling me?
Are you trying to get through?
Are you reaching out for me
Like I'm reaching out for you?

One way conversations
Going on inside my head
Everybody has a secret world
Where too much is unsaid

Are you calling me?
Are you trying to get through?

(Oooh, oooh, oooh) are you reaching out for me
Like I'm reaching out for you?

Give me your hand
One touch is all that it takes
(oooh, ooh, ooh)
Ain't it funny how just one touch
Can make up for all of our mistakes
(oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh)

Lately, I've been hard to reach
I've been too long on my own
Everybody has a private world
Where they can be alone

Are you calling me?
Are you trying to get through?
Are you reaching out for me
Like I'm reaching out for you?


Instrumental Version Lyrics:
(Oooh, oooh, oooh)

Give me your hand
(Oooh, ooh, ooh)
Ain't it funny how just one touch
(Oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh)

A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste


Meat Loaf

, 1998. Brian played guitar on demos of the track.
Brian performed the lead guitar solo on demo versions of this track, which was later released on the 1998 album 'The Best Of Meat Loaf'. However, Brian does not seem to appear on the released version, and was not credited either.

Catcher In The Rye


Guns 'n' Roses

, 1999. Brian played guitar on demos of the track. Length 5:38+.
Brian performed the lead guitar solo on this track in around 1999, but it was not used for the final release on the 'Chinese Democracy' album in 2008. The original demo was leaked online in around 2006.

Demo Version Lyrics:
Ahh
Ahh

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the old folks say
But every time I see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
(Guess I'd have more fun)

Oooh, the catcher in the rye again
Oooh, won't let you get away from him
It's just another day
Like today

You decide
I don't have to
Then they'll find
I won't ask you
At anytime
Or long hereafter
If it's cold outside
I'm imagining
It to be
Oh, no

La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la

Ooh, la, la, la
La, la, la
Oooh, the catcher in the rye again
Ooh, won't let you get away from him
It's just another day
Like today

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the young folks say
And if they'd ever change
As that reminds to say
But every time I see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
'Cos what used to be's
Not there for me
And ought to for someone
That belongs
Insane
Like I do

La, la, la, la, la, la, la (oh no, oh no)
La, la, la, la, la, la (oh no, oh no, oh no)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la (oh no, ohhh)
La, la, la, la, la, la (oh no, oh no, oh no)

On an ordinary day
Back in an ordinary way
All at once the song I heard
No longer would it play
For anybody
Or anyone
That needed comfort from somebody
Needed comfort from someone
Who cared
To be
Not like you
And unlike me
And then the voices went away
From me
Somehow you set the wheels in motion
That haunt our memories
You were the instrument
You were the one

How a body
Took the body
Gave that boy a gun
Took our innocence
Beyond our stares
Sometimes the only thing
We counted on
When no one else was there

Ohhh
Ohhh
Not at all
No, no
No, no
No, no

Have A Cigar

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Foo Fighters

, 2000. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:02.
Written by Roger Waters, and originally recorded by Pink Floyd in 1975.
This version appears on the album 'Music From And Inspired By Mission Impossible 2', and may also appear in the film. It was later included on 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... III' and the Foo Fighters 'Medium Rare' compilation.
Taylor Hawkins sings lead vocals.
Produced by the Foo Fighters, Brian May and Justin Shirley Smith, and mixed by Taylor Hawkins and Justin Shirley Smith.
Lyrics:
Come on over here, boy
Have a cigar
You're gonna go far
You're gonna fly high
You're never gonna die
You're gonna make it if you try
They're gonna love you

Well I've always had a deep respect
And I mean that most sincerely
Well, the band is just fantastic
That is really what I think
Oh, by the way which one's Pink?

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy
We call it riding the gravy train

We're just knocked out
Heard about the sell out
You've gotta get an album out
You owe it to the people
We're so happy we can hardly count

Everybody's just green
Have you seen the chart
Well, it's a hell of a start
It could be made into a monster
If we all pull together as one team

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy
We call it riding the gravy train, yeah
Yeah

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy
We call it riding the gravy train, yeah
Ow

Flame On

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Tony Iommi

, 2000. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:26.
Available on the album 'Iommi'.
Lyrics:
I am one
One that shines
Yeah, I was born of a scorpions mind
I am one
So alive
Don't try to teach me what your lips can't decide, oh

I'm the son
So alive
A single breath's all I need to get by
Would you speak of the dirt in my mind
I'm going to burn till our stars die

Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother
Flame on - and now I'm free in this dirty black summer
Flame on - I wore a tooth in the mouth of my brother
Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother

(unknown lyric)

As it is
All divine
A diamond sea in the heart of our mind

All this truth
Truth it shines
Don't hesitate for a while it's divine

Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother
Flame on - and now I'm free in this dirty black summer
Flame on - I wore a tooth in the mouth of my brother
Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother

(unknown lyric)

Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother
Flame on - and now I'm free in this dirty black summer
Flame on - I wore a tooth in the mouth of my brother
Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother

Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother
Flame on - and now I'm free in this dirty black summer
Flame on - I wore a tooth in the mouth of my brother
Flame on - I used to bleed like a suicide mother

(unknown lyric)

Goodbye Lament

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Tony Iommi

, 2000. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:48.
Available on the album 'Iommi'.
A promo CD contains a 3:57 Radio Edit, while another edit is also available at 4:00.
Lyrics:
Say a prayer for me
In my memory
Have a taste of when all is through

Damn this place in me
Damn this destiny
I will be the one who cries with you
Go

Hello misery
You're the best of me
Hey, someone got the best of you

Come and sleep with me
For infinity
We'll spend some time and find the rest of you

Break down, break down
Real and in your head
Rain down, rain down
Innocence is dead

Goodbye lament
Goodbye lament
Goodbye faith
I swear I will believe

Pray for me
Fading memories
Give me time and I will fade in with you

Come in and dance with me
I will always be
Sleeping behind the eyes that I'm bleeding through

Break down, break down
Real and in your head
Rain down, rain down
Innocence is dead

Goodbye lament
Goodbye lament
Goodbye faith
I swear I will believe

Goodbye lament
Goodbye lament
Goodbye faith
I swear I won't believe

Break down, break down
Real and in your head
Rain down, rain down
Innocence is dead

Break down, break down
Real and in your head
Rain down, rain down
Innocence is dead

Goodbye lament
Goodbye lament
Goodbye faith
I swear I will believe

With A Little Help From My Friends

(live)


SAS Band

, 2000. Brian plays guitar. Length 5:00.
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and originally recorded by The Beatles in 1967. It was also a number 1 hit for Joe Cocker in 1968 and Wet Wet Wet in 1988.
Recorded at the Party In The Park, in Hyde Park, London, on 9 July 2000.
Released as part of a 26 minute video, featuring various SAS Band live tracks, on a promo CD-Rom.
It features leads vocals by Marti Pellow, Lionel Ritchie, Suggs and Martine McCutcheon, and is notable because Brian's guitar string snaps at the finale of his solo.
Lyrics:
What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I, I, I, I, will try not to sing out of key

By with a little help from my friends, wow
By with a little help from my friends, yeah
By with a little help from my friends
By with

Do you need anybody?
Woah, I need somebody to love, yeah, yeah
Could it be anybody?
Oh, anybody, ooh I need somebody, yeah, yeah
Oooh

Yeah
By with a little help from my friends
Everybody, one more time, yeah
By with a little help from my friends, yeah
By with a little help from my friends, yeah
Oooh, oooh, oooh

Would you believe in a love at first sight?
I'm sure it happens all the time
What do you feel when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you, but I'm sure that it's mine

By with a little help from my friends, yeah
By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends, we do you know
Oooh, oooh, oooh

Do you need anybody?
Wahhhhhh
Could it be anybody?
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh

By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends, yeah, yeah

By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends
Oooh, oooh, oooh

Souvenir


Paul McCartney

, 2001.
Brian was supposedly working with Paul on this track in 2001, and it was due to be included on a Linda McCartney tribute album. However, the album itself doesn't appear to have been released, and it is unknown whether anything was ever actually recorded.

Eternity

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Robbie Williams

, 2001. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:59.
Written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.
Presumably recorded at the same session as 'We Are The Champions' with Queen.
Released as a single, which reached no. 1, and also included on the 'Greatest Hits' and 'In And Out Of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010' albums.
Alternate Versions:
1. Radio Edit (4:22) (on promo CD's only; loses the sections from 3:15 to 3:40 and 4:31 to 4:43, to omit two verses and one of the outro lyrics)
Lyrics: (the Radio Edit omits the lyrics in red)
Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try

I sing this summer serenade
The past is done, we've been betrayed
It's true

Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma, and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad

We sat and watched the sun go down
Picked a star before we lost
The moon

Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

For eternity


I sing this summer serenade
The past is done, we've been betrayed
It's true

Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon


You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity

For eternity

With A Little Help My Friends

(live)

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Joe Cocker featuring Steve Winwood

, 2002. Brian plays guitar. Length 5:40.
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and originally recorded by The Beatles in 1967. It was also a number 1 hit for Joe Cocker in 1968 and Wet Wet Wet in 1988.
Performed live at Buckingham Palace, London, on 3 June 2002, and available on the 'Party At The Palace' releases.

Lyrics:
What would you do if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
I will try not to sing out of key

I wanna get by
By with a little help from my friends
I keep trying with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
I wanna get out with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
Holding on with my friends

What do I do when the love is away
Don't worry if you feel alone
Oh Lord, how do I feel by the end of the day
Are you down, because you're on your own

I don't get set
I get by with a little help from my friends
I keep trying with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
I wanna get out with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
Holding on with my friends
Oooh, oooh, oooh

Do you need anybody?
I need someone to love
Do you need anybody?
All I need is someone
Who knows where I'm going
Somebody to love
We'll show
A little love

By with a little help from my friends
I wanna get by with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
I keep trying with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
I'm gonna get out with my friends

Would you believe in a love at first sight
I'm certain it happens all the time
What do you see when you turn off the light
I don't see too much
But it shows you my mind

I get by with a little help
By with a little help from my friends
I keep trying with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
I'm gonna get out with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
Holding on with my friends

Do you need anybody
Oooooohhhhhh
Yeah, don't you know
Do you need anybody
Don't you know I need someone
To dream about
Somebody to love me in my dreams

All the way

By with a little help from my friends
I wanna get by with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
I keep trying with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
I'm gonna get out with my friends

I want to take them home with me
And just keep loving like a
All the way and hold me
Love me and hold me tight baby

Love me and hold me
And give me your love to me
With a little help from my friends

Tired Of You

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Foo Fighters

, 2002. Brian plays guitar. Length 5:10.
Written by the Foo Fighters.
Available on the album 'One By One'.
Apparently there may be two studio versions of this track, one having a much more acoustic feel.
Lyrics:
I can't be your liar
I can't be your bearer of bad news
Sick and uninspired by
The diamonds in your fire
Burning like a flame inside of you
Is this just desire or the truth?

So shame on me for the rules
Shame on me for the blues
Number one return that I'll never use

I won't go getting tired of you
I won't go getting tired of you
I'm not getting tired

I won't go getting tired of you
I won't go getting tired of you
I'm not getting tired

Hanging on this wire
Waiting for the day I have to choose
Cursed by love so dire
One more boy for hire
One more boy to lend a hand to you
Is this just desire or the truth?

So shame on me for the rules
Shame on me for the blues
Number one return
That I'll never use

I won't go getting tired of you
I won't go getting tired of you
I'm not getting tired

I won't go getting tired of you
I won't go getting tired of you
I'm not getting tired
Of you, hoo, hoo
Of you, hoo, hoo, oh, oh, oh, oh

I can't be your liar
I can't be your bearer of bad news
Sick and uninspired by
The diamonds in your fire
Burning like a flame inside of you
Is this just desire or the truth?

So shame on me for the rules
Shame on me for the blues
Number one return
That I'll never use

I won't go getting tired of you
I won't go getting tired of you
I'm not getting tired

I won't go getting tired of you
I won't go getting tired of you
I'm not getting tired of you

Move It

(live)

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Cliff Richard and S Club 7

, 2002. Brian plays guitar. Length 2:36.
Written by Ian Samwell, and originally recorded by Cliff Richard in 1959, reaching no 2 in the charts.
Performed live at Buckingham Palace, London, on 3 June 2002, and available on the 'Party At The Palace' releases.
A studio recording of this track was later released in 2006, click here for full details.
Lyrics:
Come on pretty baby, let's a move it and a groove it
Stand, jump, clap your hands
Shake baby shake it but honey please don't lose it
Dance, dance, to the rock and roll band
This rhythm that gets into your heart and soul
Rhythm and blues and a whole lot of soul
Let me tell you people it's called rock and roll

They say it's gonna die but honey please let's face it
Well we just don't know what's a going to replace it
Ballads and calypso's have nothing on
Real country music that just drives along
Honey, move it

Wow
Brian May

Come on pretty baby, let's a move it and a groove it
Stand, jump, clap your hands
Dancin' and listen baby please don't lose it
Dance, dance, to the rock and roll band
Oh it's all over town, there's a brand new beat
Move it and a rock it and a get on your feet
And it's hanging in the air like a Mississippi heat

We've got fireflies in the night and bull frogs croakin'
Oh baby here comes the train, and boy is she smokin', oh yeah
Heading out to New Orleans and clear to L. A
You better get ready, it's a brand new day, hey
I'm ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Well ballads and calypso's have nothin' on
Real country music that just grinds along
Honey, move it - stand, clap your hands
Come on and move it - stand, clap your hands
Come on and move it - stand, clap your hands
Move it - stand, clap your hands

If We Believe

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Lynn Carey Saylor

, 2002. Brian sings backing vocals and plays guitar.
Written by Lynn Carey Saylor.
Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (4:00) (released as a single in the USA in 2002 only)
2. Album Version (3:55) (available on the 2007 album 'You Like It Clean' only; this is a modified version, featuring new percussion and new vocals from Lynn Carey Saylor. Brian's contribution seems unchanged)

Lyrics: (the album version features the single additional word in red)
I believe it's in each one of us to see
The good that's in another
Blind to their skin colour
Can't you see there's just two kinds of souls around
The ones who hate
And the ones who love each other
It's our fate, free will to choose an answer
Why can't we get along together?

It's not so hard to see that
If we believe
We're not all the same
There's a hole in our hearts
And nothing at all to gain
(If we believe) If we believe
We're only daughters and sons
God's will is done

I believe it's wrong to judge a book upon
The picture of it's cover
You need what is under

And I have heard some people say we're not the same as each other
But we bleed the same colour
It grows late we need a sane solution
To violence, hate and all the persecution

It's not so hard to see that
If we believe
We're not all the same
There's a hole in our hearts
And nothing at all to gain
(If we believe) if we believe
We're only daughters and sons
God's will is done

Why don't we know
There is so much to lose
Get on the streets
And spread the news

If we believe

If we believe
We're not all the same
There's a hole in our hearts
And nothing at all to gain
(If we believe) if we believe
We're only daughters and sons
Yeah, God's will is done

Too Much Love Will Kill You

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Claire Sweeney

, 2002. Brian plays guitar. Length 4:22.
Available on the album 'Claire'.
Written by Brian May, Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers.
This track was previously recorded by Brian May and Queen, and later by Momo Cortes featuring Brian, retitled as 'Tanto Amor No Es Bueno'.
Additional guitars by Phil Palmer.
Lyrics:
I'm just the pieces of the girl I used to be
Too many bitter tears are raining down on me
I'm far away from home
I've been fighting this alone for 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 look back to find the point 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 girl I used to be
And it seems 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
There's no making sense of it
Either way I go I'm gonna lose

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 drive you crazy
You're the victim of your crime
Too much love will kill you - every time

Too much love will kill you
It'll make your life a lie
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
Ooooh, ahhh
Ooooh, oooh
Too much love will kill you
In the end

Is This The World We Created?

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Andrea Corr

, 2003. Brian plays guitar. Length 2:18.
Recorded at the 46664 Concert at Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa, on 29 November 2003.
Available on the 46664 album and DVD.
Full details of this track are available on the 46664 Songs page.

Doing Alright

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Tim Staffell

, 2003. Brian plays guitar and sings joint vocals. Length 3:42.
Available on the album 'Amigo'.
Written by Tim Staffell and Brian May.
This song was previously recorded by Smile and also Queen.
Apparently a promotional album exists which features a 'work in progress' mix of the song.
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are sung by Brian, those in white are sung by Tim)
Yesterday my life was in ruin
Now today, ooh, I know what I'm doing
I gotta feeling, I should be doing alright
Doing alright (doing alright), that's right


Where will I be this time tomorrow
Jumped in joy or sinking in sorrow
Anyway, I should be doing alright, yeah

Doing alright (doing alright), doing alright

I should be waiting for the sun (I should be waiting for the sun)
And anyway I've got to hide away (anyway I've got to hide)
I should be waiting for the skies to clear
But there ain't time in all the world


Ha, ha, ha, ha, in the meantime
We'll be doing alright


Yesterday my life was in ruin
Now today I know what I'm doing, hey
I gotta feeling, I should be doing alright
Doing alright (doing
alright), doing alright

I should be waiting for the sun (I should be waiting for the sun)
And anyway I've got to hide away (anyway I've got to hide)
I should be waiting for the skies to clear
But there ain't no time in all the world

Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do, doing alright
Do, do, do-do,
doing alright
Do, do, do-do, doing alright
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do, doing alright,
doing alright now
Do, do, do-do, doing alright
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do,
alright
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do, doing alright
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do,
doing alright
Do, do, do-do, doing alright
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do,
doing alright
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do
Do, do, do-do, I'm doing alright
Do, do, do-do,
he's doing alright
Do, do, do-do

Earth

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Tim Staffell

, 2003. Brian plays guitar and sings joint vocals. Length 4:47.
Available on the album 'Amigo'.
Written by Tim Staffell.
This song was previously recorded by Smile.
Apparently a promotional album exists which features a 'work in progress' mix of the song.
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are sung by Brian, those in white are sung by Tim)
I might be at a table
And suddenly I'll catch
A fleeting vision of those crystal seas
Or I might be standing in a crowded dockyard faraway
Underneath the sun I've never seen

'Cos I have seen (seen) many worlds
But what's it worth, oooh, oooh
If I never (never) see again planet earth


I might be chasing waves of light
Out beyond the rim
Where stars are sparse
And the cold of space seeps in

Or I might be in a bar room
Drinking methylated gin
And thinking of the places I have been

'Cos, I have seen (seen, seen) many worlds
But what's it worth
Umm (chasing waves of light and)
If I never see again that old planet earth (planet earth)
Oh no

Ummm
Oooh, oooh
Oooh, oooh
I have seen (seen, seen) many worlds
But what's it worth
Umm (chasing waves of light and)
If never, no I'll never (see again) that old planet earth (planet earth)
My earth

Cast adrift amongst the stars
I float from sun to sun

Dreaming of the world that gave us birth
Oooh, all the places I have seen
Remind me there is none

That get back to the rolling hills of earth

'Cos I have seen (seen, seen) many worlds (many worlds)
But what's it worth, oooh
If I never (never, never) see again (see again) the planet earth (planet earth)
Oooh, my earth

Mr, You're A Better Man Than I

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The Yardbirds

, 2003. Brian plays guitar. Length 3:22.
Available on the album 'Birdland'.
Lyrics:
Can you judge a man
By the way he wears his hair?
Can you read his mind
By the clothes that he wears?
Or can you tell a bad man
By the pattern on his tie?

Then Mr, you're a better man than I
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I
Mr, you're a better man than I
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I

Could you judge a wise man
By the way he speaks or spells?
Is this more important
Than the story that he tells?
And call a man a fool
If for wealth he doesn't strive

Then Mr, you're a better man than I
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I
Mr, you're a better man than I
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I

Could you condemn a man
If your faith he doesn't hold?
Say the colour of his skin
Is the colour of his soul?
Or could you say if men
For king and country all must die?

Then Mr, you're a better man than I
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I
Mr, you're a better man than I
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I

Peggy Sue

(live)

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The Crickets and Albert Lee

, 2004. Brian sings backing vocals and plays guitar. Length 1:51.
Written by Buddy Holly, Norman Petty and Jerry Allison, originally recorded by Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1957, and reached number 6 in the chart.
Recorded at the Strat Pack 50th Anniversary Concert at Wembley Arena, London, on 24 September 2004.
Available on the 'Strat Pack' DVD only.
Lyrics:
If you knew Peggy Sue
Then you'd know why I feel blue
Without Peggy
My Peggy Sue, a hoo, a hoo, hoo
I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue

Well I love you Peggy Sue
With a love so rare and true
A ho, Peggy
My Peggy Sue, a hoo, a hoo, hoo
I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
A hoo Peggy, my Peggy Sue, a hoo, a hoo, hoo
I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue
Now pick one

Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
A ho Peggy, my Peggy Sue, a hoo, a hoo, hoo
I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue
You know I love you gal and I want you Peggy Sue


Sonny Curtis: Thank you very much. Thank you very much, thank you. Good to be here with you. Brian May is gonna sing Maybe Baby. One, two, three, four

Maybe Baby

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The Crickets and Albert Lee

, 2004. Brian sings lead vocals and plays guitar. Length 1:23.
Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, originally recorded by Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1958, and reached number 4 in the chart.
Recorded at the Strat Pack 50th Anniversary Concert at Wembley Arena, London, on 24 September 2004.
Available on the 'Strat Pack' DVD only.
Brian has also recorded a studio version of this track, full details can be found on the 'Another World' album page.
Lyrics:
Maybe baby - I'll have you (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - you and me true (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - I'll have you for me (ahh, ahh, ah, you for me)

It's funny honey, you don't care (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
You never listen to my prayer (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - you will love me someday (ahh, ahh, ah, ah, ah, someday)

Well, you are the one that makes me glad (you are the one, you are the one)
Any other one that makes me sad (you are the one, you are the one)
And when some day, you'll want me (you are the one, you are the one)
Well, I'll be there wait and see

Maybe baby - I'll have you (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - you'll be true (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - I'll have you for me (ahhh, ahh, ahh, you for me)
Maybe baby - I'll have you for me (ahhh, ahh, ahh, for me)


Sonny Curtis: Thank you very much, thank you all, thank you very much. This is a song that, er, I wrote back in West Texas when I was a kid, a lot of people think I wrote this right er, right after we got out of jail, actually I was still in jail.

I Fought The Law

(live)

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The Crickets and Albert Lee

, 2004. Brian sings backing vocals and plays guitar. Length 1:33.
Written by Sonny Curtis, originally recorded by Sonny Curtis and The Crickets in 1959.
Recorded at the Strat Pack 50th Anniversary Concert at Wembley Arena, London, on 24 September 2004.
Available on the 'Strat Pack' DVD only.
Lyrics:
Breaking rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Robbing people with a zip gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Left my baby and I feel so bad
I'm guessing my race is run
Well she's the best thing I'd ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Robbing people with a zip gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Oh Boy

(live)

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The Crickets and Albert Lee

, 2004. Brian sings backing vocals and plays guitar. Length 1:44.
Written by Sunny West, Bill Tilghman and Norman Petty, originally recorded by Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1957, and reached number 3 in the chart.
Recorded at the Strat Pack 50th Anniversary Concert at Wembley Arena, London, on 24 September 2004.
Available on the 'Strat Pack' DVD only.
Lyrics:
All of my love, all of my kissing
You don't know what you've been a missing
Oh boy (oh boy)
When you're with me
Oh boy (oh boy)
I want the world to see that you were meant for me
Oh boy

All of my life I've been a waiting
Tonight there'll be no hesitating
Oh boy (oh boy)
When you're with me
Oh boy (oh boy)
I want the world to see that you were meant for me
Oh boy

Stars appear and the shadow's falling
You can hear my heart's a calling
A little bit of loving makes everything right
I'm gonna see my baby tonight

All of my love, all of my kissing
You don't know what you've been a missing
Oh boy (oh boy)
When you're with me
Oh boy (oh boy)
I want the world to see that you were meant for me
Oh boy

Oh dum diddy dum, dum, oh boy
Dum diddy dum, dum, oh boy

Stars appear and the shadow's falling
You can hear my heart's a calling
A little bit of loving makes everything right
I'm gonna see my baby tonight

All of my love, all of my kissing
You don't know what you've been a missing
Oh boy (oh boy)
When you're with me
Oh boy (oh boy)
I want the world to see that you were meant for me
Oh boy
I want the world to see that you were meant for me
Oh boy
Oh boy


Sonny Curtis: Thank you very much, thank you, thank you very much, thank you very much. We're gonna ask Brian May to sing this next song, it's a song that, er, sort of kicked the Crickets off a long time ago, JI wrote this along with Buddy Holly, ah, That'll Be The Day, and we, I tell you we'd like you all to sing along with us and we may even give you an opportunity, so join in and help us.

That'll Be The Day

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The Crickets, Albert Lee and Ronnie Wood

, 2004. Brian sings lead vocals and plays guitar. Length 2:06.
Written by Jerry Allison and Buddy Holly, originally recorded by Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1957, and reached number 1 in the chart.
Recorded at the Strat Pack 50th Anniversary Concert at Wembley Arena, London, on 24 September 2004.
Available on the 'Strat Pack' DVD only.
Lyrics:
Well that'll be the day when you say goodbye, yes
That'll be the day when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave you know it's a lie
'Cos that'll be the day when I die

Well you leave me all your lovin' and your turtle dovin'
All your hugs and kisses and your money too
Well you know you love me baby still you tell me maybe
That some day well I'll be true

Well that'll be the day when you say goodbye, yeah
That'll be the day when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave you know it's a lie
'Cos that'll be the day when I die

Well that'll be the day when you make me cry
Yeah, that'll be the day when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave you know it's a lie
'Cos that'll be the day when I die

Yeah, that'll be the day when you say goodbye
Yeah, that'll be the day when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave you know it's a lie
'Cos that'll be the day when I die

Well that'll be the day (oooh, oooh, oooh)
That'll be the day (oooh, oooh, oooh)
That'll be the day
(Sonny Curtis: one more) (oooh, oooh, oooh)
That'll be the day


Sonny Curtis: Thank you very much.
Brian May: Thank you
Ronnie Wood: What a band, what a man, all these songs they wrote, don't forget about them.

Someone To Die For

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Jimmy Gnecco

, 2004. Brian plays guitar. Length 5:06.
Produced by Rick Rubin, mixed by Jason Lader.
Recorded by Jason Lader, Thom Russo and Justin Shirley Smith. Additional engineering by Kris Fredriksson.
Available on the album 'Spiderman 2'.
A demo version of this track also exists, but this does not feature Brian.
Lyrics:
Before you ended
I had a will but didn't know what it could do
You were abandoned
And still you're handing out what you don't wanna lose
You make me drop things
Like all the plans I had for a life without you

Someone to die for
Someone to fall into when the world goes dark
Someone to die for
Someone to tear a hole in this endless night
Someone
Like you

I'm drunk when sober
The room is spinning you are what I hold onto
You're taking over
I find that giving in is the best I can do

Someone to die for
Someone to fall into when the world goes dark
Someone to die for
Someone to tear a hole in this endless night
Someone
Like you

Someone to die for
Someone to die for
Someone to die
Someone
Someone
Someone

Someone to die for
Someone to fall into when the world goes dark
Someone to die for
Someone to tear a hole in this endless night
Someone
Someone
Like you

All The Way From Memphis

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Ian Hunter

, 2004. Brian sings backing vocals and plays guitar. Length 5:25.
The track also features Joe Elliott on some lead vocals, and Mick Ralphs (guitarist of Mott The Hoople and Bad Company).
Written by Ian Hunter, and originally recorded by Mott The Hoople in 1973, which reached no 10.
Recorded at the Astoria Theatre, London, on 28th May 2004.
Available on the CD 'The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothin' But The Truth' and DVD 'Just Another Night'.
Brian has also recorded a studio version of this track, full details can be found on the 'Another World' album page.

The soundcheck on the DVD also features the track, with a rehearsal lasting approximately 5:07, which is followed by under a minute of dialogue between Brian, Mick Ralphs and Ian Hunter about the track. The sound quality is far inferior to the concert version, so the piano and vocals are quieter, but at the same time the drums and guitar sound much heavier. Although some lyrics can be heard, many are too quite to decipher. However, most lyrics are unsurprisingly the same as the live version.
Lyrics:
Ian Hunter: Many, many years ago, you know, er, we had a lot of good bands open for us, and probably the biggest band of all was a band called Queen, yeah, they opened for us here and they opened for us in America, ladies and gentlemen Brian May. Joe Elliott, come on Joe, let's go. Where's Mr Elliott? Oh there he is. Brian covered one of my songs, did a very good job, and he knows the words, so shall we have a go?
Joe Elliott: Alright then.
Ian Hunter: Alright


Alright, wow
Hit me

I forgot my six string razor
And hit the sky
Half way to Memphis
'Fore I realised

But I rang the information
My axe was cold
They said she rides a train
Down to Oriole

Now it's a mighty long way down the dusty trail
And the sun burns hot on the cold steel rail
I look like a bum and crawl like a snail
All the way from Memphis
Yeah

Well I got to Oriole, you know
It took a month
And there was my guitar
Electric junk

Some spacey rock 'n' rollers
You're all the same
Well that's your instrument
I felt so ashamed

Now it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
From the Liverpool Docks to the Hollywood Bowl
And you climb up the mountains and fall down the holes
All the way from Memphis
Brian

Alright
Yeah it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
'Cos your name gets hot and your heart grows cold
You gotta stay a young man, you can never be old
All the way from Memphis

Yeah it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
From the Bradford Cities to the Oriole
And you look like a star but you're still on the dole
All the way from Memphis

Yeah it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
From the Liverpool Docks to the Hollywood Bowl
You gotta be a young man, you can never be old
All the way to Memphis

Yeah

I say all the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)


Ian Hunter: That's your lot. Joe Elliott, Brian May, Andy, Mick Ralphs, Gus, God bless, goodnight.

All Right Now

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Paul Rodgers

, 2004. Brian plays guitar. Length 6:46.
Written by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers, and originally recorded by Free in 1970 which reached no 2.
Recorded at the Strat Pack 50th Anniversary Concert at Wembley Arena, London, on 24 September 2004.
Available on the 'Strat Pack' DVD.
An edit of the track also appears on the song selection screen, from around 3:12 to 4:14, lasting 1:02 in total.
Full details of the original version, and other recordings with Brian and as Queen + Paul Rodgers, can be found on the Paul Rodgers Songs page.
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red appear in the song selection screen edit)
Paul: Now this next one is a, a song with a story, it's called All Right Now, and er, I wanna dedicate this, I wanna dedicate this to Paul Kossoff, and I know that er, Simon his son is out there. Brian May is gonna help me out with this one. My man, ha. I want you to help me, I want you to answer me and say 'yes I'm ready'.

Are you ready?
Audience/backing vocalists: Yes I'm ready
Are you ready?
Audience/backing vocalists: Yes I'm ready
Now count them in people
One, two

Audience: One, two, three, four

Alright
Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah
I gotta little story I wanna tell you now, listen up

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

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


Audience/backing vocalists: All right now
(Audience/backing vocalists: Baby it's a all right now)
hey yeah
Audience/backing vocalists: All right now
(Audience/backing vocalists: Baby it's a all right now)
alright, let's try that thing again shall we

Are you ready?

Audience/backing vocalists: Yes I'm ready
Are you ready?
Audience/backing vocalists: Yes I'm ready
Now count them in again people
One, two

Audience: One, two, three, four
That's beautiful babe, ey, yeah, you know what, huh


I took her home to my place, huh, huh
Watching every move on her face
She said look, 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, ha
She said love, Lord above, ha, ha
Now you're trying to trick me in love
Come on and sing it for me

All right now
(Baby it's a all right now) I know, I know, I know it's
(All right now)
(Baby it's a all right now)
OK boy, let's bring out the toys

Mr Brian May, hey, ha, ha
Pino Paladino


Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, yeah

Yeah

Come on and take me higher
Wow


Here comes the chorus now, lookout
Everybody sing it baby

(All right now) do it baby
(Baby it's a all right now) your makin' me, makin' me, makin' me
(All right now) yeah, yeah, yeah
(Baby it's a all right now)
(All right now) ooh
(Baby it's a all right now) let me hear you Wembley, ha, ha, ha

(Audience: All right now)
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now)
OK darlings it's all yours

(Audience: All right now) oooh-ee
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now) I'm not talking 'bout tomorrow
Audience: All right now
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now)
hey
Audience: All right now
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now)
makin' me feel alright
(Audience: All right now)
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now)
I think they can do it one more, justa one more time
(Audience: All right now) baby
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now) yes I hear you
Audience: All right now
Audience: Baby it's a all right now


(All right now) hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Baby it's a all right now) ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, yeah
(All right now) oh, oh yeah
(Baby it's a all right now)
(All right now) I say yeah, we're so happy together
(Baby it's a all right now) we can't be beat, 'cos it's alright
(All right now) yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, we're so good for each other
(Baby it's a all right now) everyday the sun is shining so bright
(All right now) alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
(Baby it's a all right now) baby it's alright, yeah
(All right now) alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
(Baby it's a) baby it's a all
Baby it's all right
Yeah
Oh yeah


Paul: Ha, ha, ha, ha. Thank you mate. Oh, that was a lot of fun.

Stay With Me

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The Strat Pack

, 2004. Length 5:45.
The track features Paul Rodgers on vocals and guitarists Brian May, Joe Walsh, Hank Marvin, Ronnie Wood and others.
Written by Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart, originally recorded by The Faces in 1971, which reached no 6.
Recorded at the Strat Pack 50th Anniversary Concert at Wembley Arena, London, on 24 September 2004.
Available on the 'Strat Pack' DVD.
An edit of the track also appears on the song selection screen, which begins with a guitar sound-effect and then the section from 0:33 to 1:29, lasting 0:59.
Lyrics: (the song selection screen edit includes only the first verse)
In the morning don't say you love me
'Cos you know I'm gonna kick you out the door
I know your name is Rita 'cos your perfume's smellin' sweeter
Since when I saw you down on the floor
Guitar

Don't need too much persuading
I don't mean to sound degrading
But with a face like that you don't, nothing, nothing to laugh about
Red lips, hair and fingernails
I hear your a mean old jezebel
Let's go upstairs and read my tarot cards, come on

Stay with me
Stay with me
For tonight you're gonna stay with me

Stay with me
Stay with me
For tonight you're gonna stay with me

Come on
Yeah, yeah

So in the morning please don't say you love me
'Cos you know I'm gonna kick you out the door
Yeah, I'll pay your cab fare home
I'll even, you can use my best cologne
But please don't be here in the morning when I'm gone

Come on
Stay with me, yeah
Stay with me
For tonight you're gonna stay with me

Stay with me
Stay with me
For tonight you're gonna stay with me
Everybody


(Audience: Stay with me) ow
(Audience: Stay with me) that's nice
(Audience: For tonight you're gonna stay with me) that's a killer key may

(Audience: Stay with me) oh yeah
Audience: Stay with me
(Audience: For tonight you're gonna stay with me)
you're gonna stay, stay, stay

Audience: Stay with me
Audience: Stay with me
(Audience: For tonight you're gonna stay with me)
yeah, yeah, get up, get up babe

Audience: Stay with me
Audience: Stay with me
(Audience: For tonight you're gonna stay with me)


Stay with me
Stay with me
For tonight you're gonna stay with me
Yeah, yeah


Paul: What a beautiful night, thank you.

Il Mare....

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Zucchero

, 2004. Brian plays guitar.
Written by Zucchero. The lyrics to the song are virtually all in Italian.
The full title of the track is: "Il Mare Impetuoso Al Tramonto Sali Sulla Luna E Dietro Una Tendina Di Stelle...."
Many thanks to Agostino for the lyrics.
Available Versions:
1. Album Version (3:55) (on the 'Zucchero & Co' album)
2. Live Version (4:17) (on the 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' CD and DVD, recorded on 6 May 2004)

Lyrics:
Voglio vederti ballare
senza tabù
un ballo da strappamutande
fallo di più
come on sister
è un volo proibito
amore e sesso, sesso, sesso
sono un assetato
xché tu sei l'acqua, l'acqua del peccato!
Il mare impetuoso al tramonto
salì sulla luna e dietro una
tendina di stelle...

Voglio vederti toccare
seduta nel bar
oppure davanti all'altare
a un passo da me,
come on sister
a un passo non posso
amore e sesso, sesso, sesso
sono un affamato
xché tu sei il pane, il pane del peccato!

Il mare impetuoso al tramonto
salì sulla luna e dietro una
tendina di stelle...

E sentirai la mia pelle
ovunque tu sarai
sulla tua pelle
sulla tua pelle

Balla bella,
che sei bella, come il peccato!

Il mare impetuoso al tramonto
salì sulla luna e dietro una
tendina di stelle...

e sentirai la mia pelle
ovunque tu sarai
sulla tua pelle
sulla tua pelle

Voglio vederti ballare, oddio non resisto
Voglio vederti vibrare, oddio non resisto
Voglio vederti godere, oddio non resisto
Voglio, ti voglio godere, oddio non resisto

Il mare impetuoso al tramonto
salì sulla luna e dietro una
tendina di stelle... se la chiavò!

Madre Dolcissima

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Zucchero

, 2004. Brian plays guitar. Length 7:24, which comprises the intro to the song (0:57) plus the song itself (6:27).
Recorded at the 'Zucchero & Co' concert, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 6 May 2004.
Available on the 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' DVD only (not on the CD).
Many thanks to Agostino for the lyrics.
Lyrics:
Niente di nuovo
tranne l'affitto per me
che mi ritrovo
e mi riperdo perché
non ho più un Dio non ho
e ho perso l'anima
vago nel vento
vado però!
Niente di nuovo
tranne l'affitto per me
che ci riprovo
e non capisco cos'è
ti amo perché ne ho bisogno
non perché ho bisogno di te
io vago nel vento
vado però!

Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima

Niente di nuovo man
tranne l'affitto per me
e non è per caso che
vengo in ginocchio da te
madre dolcissima
carezzami la testa
che vado nel vento
vago però!

Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima

Jesus is breaking
Jesus is breaking
Jesus is breaking
Jesus is breaking

Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima
Mama salvami l'anima
Hey Mama salvami l'anima