Freddie Mercury Early Version Lyrics

This pages includes details of all of Freddie's early version tracks, which differ significantly from the familiar album versions.

All tracks are available in the 10CD/2DVD 'Solo' boxed set, with the exception of the 'bad circulation' version of 'Mr Bad Guy' (available on 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs' 2CD) and the unreleased version of 'Man Made Paradise' (available in 'The Untold Story' documentary only). A handful of the 'Barcelona' tracks were later released on the 'Special Edition' CD and DVD set.

As these are early takes, the lyrics are largely improvised and ad-libbed. The lyrics that are decipherable are given below.

Barcelona (early version)
Barcelona (vocal slave & later versions)
Ensueno (live takes)
Foolin' Around (early version)
Guide Me Home (alternative version)
How Can I Go On (alternative version)
How Can I Go On (out-take extract)
Living On My Own (hybrid edit)
Love Is Dangerous (early version)
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (1st early version)
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (2nd early version)
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (3rd early version)
Made In Heaven (alternative version)
Man Made Paradise (unreleased version)
Mr Bad Guy (early version)
Mr Bad Guy (Bad Circulation version)
Rachmaninov's Revenge (early version)
Rachmaninov's Revenge (later version)
The Golden Boy (1st and 2nd early versions)
The Great Pretender (demo version)
Your Kind Of Lover (early version)


Barcelona

(early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page. Length 4:19.
This track features Freddie only, improvising Montserrat's vocals, and the music is very similar to the completed single version.
The track was later released on the 'Barcelona - Special Edition' CD and DVD set.

Lyrics:
I always had a dream
He always had a dream
Our dream is coming true

(Ad-libbed lyrics)
I want everyone to see
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)


The wind is blowing free (ooh, oooh)
And I'm running with the breeze (ooh, oooh)
Open all the doors (ooh, oooh)

(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)


Barcelona (Barcelona, Barcelona)
Barcelona (Barcelona, Barcelona)

(Ad-libbed lyrics)

Barcelona (Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona)
Barcelona

(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)

Barcelona

(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Ad-libbed lyrics)


Barcelona
Barcelona

(Ad-libbed lyrics)

Barcelona

Barcelona

(vocal slave & later versions)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page.
Vocal slave version length 4:26. Later version length 4:25.
These two tracks feature Freddie only, most of the time he leaves spaces for Montserrat's vocals. The vocal slave version features many of Freddie's vocals multi-tracked.
The music is very similar to the completed single version.
An alternate mix of the later version has also been played at one of the Queen fan club conventions.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are only in the vocal slave version, the lyrics in blue are only in the later version)
Freddie: That wasn't bad. Why don't we just carry on from there

I had this perfect dream
This dream was me and you
I want all the world to see
A miracle sensation
My guide and inspiration
Now my dream is slowly coming true

The wind is a gentle breeze (oooh)
It whispers through the trees
The bells are ringing out
They're calling us together
Guiding us forever
Wish my dream would never go away

Barcelona
It was the first time that we met (Barcelona, Barcelona)
Barcelona
How can I forget (Barcelona)
The moment that you
walked stepped into the room
You took my breath away (ooooh),
oh yeah

Barcelona (Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona)
Barcelona (oooh, oooh)
And if God willing
We will meet again
Someday

Let the songs begin
Let the music play,
ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba
Make the voices sing
Start the celebration
Rise to the occasion
And cry
Come alive
And shake the foundations from the skies
Ah, ahh, shaking all our lives

Barcelona
Such a beautiful horizon
Barcelona
Like a jewel in the sun
Tonight my stars in heaven tell me will be friends (ooooh, oooh)
Barcelona
(Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona), yeah
Barcelona (oooh, oooh) (back to the end where we came)

If God is willing
If God is willing

Friends until the end
Viva

Barcelona


Ah, ah, ahh, ahhh

Ensueno

(live takes)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page. Length 5:33.
This version features the same piano track as the album version, with Montserrat recording her vocal, without Freddie.
The track was later released on the 'Barcelona - Special Edition' CD and DVD set.

Lyrics:
Ahhhhhh
Right song
That was a top C
And is not, is not a screaming me
Um
Right
Let's start

En mi sueño te ví
Tu luz llegaba de tan lejos

Vibra en ti
Suavemente me llevaba a ti

Oi
Ah
Ahhh
I'm sorry (it's alright)
I'm going last (we can still run through it)
I am going last
I was late, ah
Take it from
Take it from, from after my first 'llevaba a ti' when Freddie comes in

Llevaba a ti


Tu viz dulcemente me decía
Ven
Ven junto a mi

Saber que mi sueño no está solo
Alientta en ti
Tú y yo cantando los dos

Yo soñaba en ser tu mismo mar, tu mar
Es puenta de unión
De nuestras almas

Vuelan, nos llaman
Al son de la eternidad

Ahhhh

The end
The end was not

(Freddie: That was nice, I just hope we got the edit, bit worried about the, can we hear that back, just the last bit, can we hear it back?)
Yeah

Foolin' Around

(early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 4:13.
This version is similar to the album version, but has a much more basic arrangement.

Lyrics:
Yeah

You're not so serious, made your plans without me
I can see, something tells me something's going on
What you got up your sleeve, yeah

I know it's just a phase
We're going through it but you want your own way
You've got it easy but you're taking it too far
Fooling around
You just keep fooling around with me
Yeah, keep fooling

Walking down the street, everybody watching
Such a tease, you can take on any man you want
Guess it's time for me to leave, yeah

Hey, just feel free
Go ahead and set the blame on me
It's only love that is standing in my way
What can I say, you're just fooling around with me, yeah, a-ha

Fooling around with me
Fooling around
Everyday I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely baby
Fooling around, just fooling around
All you do is keep me hanging around
You're really so hard to please
You've really got to watch that baby, yeah, yeah
Watch that baby

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Keep - keep - fooling around, yeah
You just keep fooling around
You just keep fooling
You just keep fooling around
You just keep fooling, fooling, fooling, yeah

Yeah, I know it's just a phase
Going through it but you want your own way, baby
You've got it easy but you want all your way
Fooling around
You just keep fooling around with me
Yeah baby, you do that
Fooling, fooling, fooling around with me
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Fooling around with me
Fooling around with me
Fooling around with me
You just keep
Fooling around with me, yeah
Come on, come on baby
Fooling, fooling around with me
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Guide Me Home

(alternative version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page.
This version features only Freddie's vocals, singing his own lyrics and ad-libbing Montserrat's. It is very similar to the completed album version, and segues into 'How Can I Go On'.
The track was later released on the 'Barcelona - Special Edition' CD and DVD set.

Lyrics:
Now my heart begins to bleed
(Ad-libbed lyrics)
Who will find me
Take care and side with me


(Ad-libbed lyrics)
Where has all our loving gone
Who will find me
Come and stand beside me
Guide me back
Safely to my home
Where I belong
Once more

Who will find me
Take care and side with me
Guide me back
Safely to my home
Where I belong
Once more

How Can I Go On

(alternative version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page. Length 4:12.
This version features only Freddie's vocals, singing his own lyrics and ad-libbing Montserrat's. It is very similar to the completed album version, and segues from 'Guide Me Home'.
The track was later released on the 'Barcelona - Special Edition' CD and DVD set.

Lyrics:
How can I go on this way

When all the salt is taken from the sea
I stand dethroned, I'm naked and I bleed
But when your finger points so savagely
Precious Lord, believe in me
Hear my plea and take care of me, yeah

How can I go on
From day to day
Who can make me strong in every way
Where can I be safe
How can I belong
In this great big world of sadness
How, how can I forget
Those beautiful dreams that we shared
They're lost and they're nowhere to be found
Oooh, how can I go on
Oooh

Dee, dee, dee, dee
Dee, dee, dee
I know I have to leave
When the moon is up it's hard, dee, dee, dee
On and on and on and on precious Lord, hear my plea, yeah
Take care of me

How can I go on (how can I go on)
From day to day (from day to day)
Who can make me strong (who can make me strong)
In every way (in every way)
Where can I be safe (where can I be safe)
How can I belong (how can I belong)
In this great big world of sadness (in this great big world of sadness)
How can I forget (how can I forget)
Those beautiful, beautiful dreams that we shared (those beautiful dreams that we shared)
They're all broken now, yeah
Bring me to the stars

Dee, dee, dee, dee, de, de, dee
Dee, dee, dee, dee, de, de, dee, dee
Dee, dee, dee, dee, de, de, dee
How can I go on
Dee, dee, dee, dee, de, de, dee
How can I go on, yeah

How Can I Go On

(out-take extract)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page. Length 1:32.
The above time includes studio dialogue at the start, as the song itself lasts for just 1:07.
This version features just Freddie, without Montserrat, and piano accompaniment only. It is quite similar in style to the finished album version, but some of the piano and lyrics are different.

Lyrics:
Believe in me, yeah
Please take care of me, yeah
Change

How can I go on
From day to day
Meant to carry on
Who, yeah
Who can make me strong
De, de, de, dee, de
In this great big world of sadness

How can I forget
Those beautiful dreams that we shared
They're just and meant to be gone
De, de, de, de, dee
De, de, dee, de, de, dee, de, dee


Freddie: I know, we want it. But, but that was a good start, you know. Can we just go and hear it, I want to go and hear it.
Voice 1: Oh fuck it, I didn't put a tape in there
Voice 2: We weren't
Freddie: Oh we weren't, oh shit
Voice 3: I just caught a, started recording half way through
Freddie: Oh my God, my God, I thought it was fucking fab. Anyway, please take it quick, you know. God I love, wow, wow.

Living On My Own

(hybrid edit)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 4:28.
This version has a similar structure to the album version, but has some different lyrics, a different ending, and a more 'manic' arrangement.
This is a hybrid edit which contains two different incomplete versions, the edit between them is at around 1:16.

Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry (so lonely)
Everything was always looking so fine
I get lonely
So lonely
Always on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast
And everything is raining down on me, down on me
I go crazy
So, so crazy
I'm always on my own, yeah, yeah

Dee do day day, lonely
Dee do day day, lonely
It's a lonely time for the land we live in
Dee do day day, lonely
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead, take it

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
And every time I'm looking up in the morning
Like a baby
So lonely
Yes I'm on my own, on my own

Dee do day day, lonely
Dee do day day, lonely
It's a lonely time for the land we live in
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead


(Ad-libbed section)
Come on baby
(Ad-libbed section)
Go
Wooh, hoo

Yeah
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
It's a lonely time for the land we live in
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Yeah baby
(ad-libs)
Yeah baby, good times ahead (ad-libs)
(Ad-libbed section)

Yeah - living on my own, living on my own
Living on my own, living on my own, woooh (go, go, go)

(Ad-libs)
Yeah, hey, yeah, hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Living on my own

(Ad-libbed section)

Living on my own
Living on my own
Living on my own

(Ad-libbed section)
Living on my own
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy
Go, wooh, ahhh
Yeah

Love Is Dangerous

(early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 2:10.
This version is similar to the album version, but has different drums and other instrumentation.

Lyrics:
My love is dangerous, dangerous
My love is dangerous
Always make you bleed, always make you bleed
Always make you bleed, love is dangerous, yeah

Don't follow in my footsteps, you don't belong to me
You only make a mistake, don't try understand me
Don't try understand me - all I'm trying to say
My love is dangerous, dangerous
Love is dangerous, hey
Make everybody cry, everybody cry
Everybody cry, love is dangerous, huh

Don't waste your time with loving, love don't work for me
Don't try to show your feelings
Step carefully - step carefully
All I'm trying to say -
Love is dangerous, because I'm your enemy
Watch your step carefully
Hey, alone, alone, alone, um da, wop, bop

Dangerous, watch your step carefully
I'm your worst enemy, you gotta hope
You better be dangerous, yeah, ooohh
Dangerous, love is dangerous
Love is dangerous, yeah
All I'm trying to do is say to you - love is dangerous

Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow

(1st early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 2:17.
This version features a bass and keyboard intro, but the rest has a very similar structure to the album version.

Lyrics:
Got to go back to my dreams again
Got to follow my own course
Got to go back to my losing games, yeah
I guess this is the end of love, yeah

Nobody understands me
La, la, la, la, la, la
It's the only, la, la, la to be
Don't want you to leave me

Love me like there's no tomorrow
Hold me in your arms, tell me you mean it
This is the last goodbye and very soon it will be over
But today just love me like there's no tomorrow


(Ad-libbed lyric)
Sometimes it seems dee la, la lah
I guess you know where to go
I guess this is the end of love
Nobody understands me
La, la, la, la
This is the only way to be, a last goodbye
I don't want you to leave me

Love me like there's no tomorrow
Hold me in your arms, tell me you mean it
Oooh

Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow

(2nd early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 1:01.
This version is virtually identical to the album version, apart from the lyrics.
The track fades in part way into the song and ends a-capella.

Lyrics:
Got to face the fact and start all over again
Got to realise it's nearly over
Got to stay on my own again
I guess this is the end of love
She doesn't understand me
But I still care
We decided to go our own separate ways
I don't want you to leave me

Love me like there's no tomorrow
Hold me in your arms, tell me you mean it
This is our last goodbye and very soon it will be over

Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow

(3rd early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 3:25.
This version has a very similar sound to the album version, but different lyrics.

Lyrics:
First step in love and I'm in sinking sand
I've never felt so high and low
You always had to have the upper hand
You had to go and ruin all our plans

Packed your bags and you're leaving home
Got a one way ticket and you're all set to go
But we have one more day together, so

Love me like there's no tomorrow
Hold me in your arms, tell me you mean it
This is our last goodbye but very soon it will be over
But today just love me like there's no tomorrow

I guess I have to play the lonely man
I don't have all that far to go
Got caught in love and stepped in sinking sand
I've never felt so low in all my life, yeah
I was born to be a loser
But I guess there's a limit on how far we go
But we only have one more day together, so

Love me like there's no tomorrow
Hold me in your arms, tell me you mean it
This is our last goodbye but very soon it will be over
But today just love me like there's no tomorrow

Tomorrow - God knows just where I'll be
Tomorrow - who knows just what's in store for me
Anything can happen but we only have one more day together, yeah
Just one more day together, so

Love me like there's no tomorrow
Hold me in your arms, tell me you mean it
This is our last goodbye but very soon it will be over
But today just love me like there's no tomorrow

Ooh, love me like there's no tomorrow
Hold me in your arms, tell me you mean it
This is our last goodbye
But very soon it will be over

Made In Heaven

(alternative version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 4:25.
This version is similar to the album version, but has different vocals and percussion and less prominent synthesisers.

Lyrics:
I'm taking my ride with destiny
Willing to play my part
Loving with painful memories
Loving with all my heart

Made in heaven, made in heaven
That's for all to see, yeah
Made in heaven, made in heaven
That's what the people say to me, that's what they say
That's what everybody says to me
Say, can't you see
I know, da, da, da, da, na, na, na, nah
That's what everybody says to me
In my heart

Taking my ride along with me
Na, na, na, na, na, nah
Living with painful memories
Na, na, na, na, na, nah
Made in heaven, made in heaven, oh
That's for all to see, yeah
Made in heaven

I can tell you, I can tell you, ba, ba, da, ba
Everybody, everybody says
Yeah, yeah

When stormy weather comes around
It was made in heaven
When sunny skies break through behind the clouds

Made in heaven

I'm playing my role in history
Looking to find my goal
Taking in all this misery
But giving it all my soul
Made in heaven, made in heaven
It was all meant to be, yeah

Yes it's so plain to see
Yes it was meant to be

Man Made Paradise

(unreleased version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 0:35.
This version is very similar to the album version, but features additional harmonied vocals. It is probably a Freddie demo, but there is a chance it is a Queen demo. It appears in 'Freddie Mercury - The Untold Story', but unfortunately has interviews over the top.

Lyrics:
Come into my life, to my life
It's a man made paradise
Come into my life, to my life
It's a man made paradise
Come into my life, to my life
It's a man made paradise
Come into my life, to my life
It's a man made paradise, paradise

Mr Bad Guy

(early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 3:27.
This version has much harder drums, and a synthesiser (instead of brass) intro.

Lyrics:
You're trespassing, this is not OK
Wrong invitation, better not stick around my alley way
I'm Mr Bad Guy
Yes, I'm everybody's Mr Bad Guy
Defend yourself, I bring catastrophe
Oh, oh, it's the only way to live from day to day

You're big daddy, he big business man
No recommendation
Feel like the president of the USA

I'm Mr Bad Guy
Yes I'm everybody's Mr Bad Guy
Defend yourself, I bring catastrophe
Oh, oh, it's the only way to live from day to day

I'm Mr Bad Guy
They're all afraid of me
I can ruin people's lives, yeah, yeah
Mr Bad Guy, don't go upsetting me
I can make you lose your mind
Possess you any time
I'm Mr Bad Guy, Mr Bad Guy, Bad Guy

Everyone's afraid of me
Everyone's afraid of me

Yes, I'm Mr Bad Guy
Yes, I'm everybody's Mr Bad Guy
Defend yourself, I bring catastrophe
Oh, oh, it's the only way to live from day to day

Mr Bad Guy

(Bad Circulation version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 3:25.
This version is very similar to the above early version, but features different lyrics, and is only available on the second CD of 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs', not in the 'Solo' boxed set.

Lyrics:
Don't look back on things from yesterday
Don't be sorry
Live for another day, another way
Mr Bad Guy
Yes, I'm everybody's Mr Bad Guy
Can't you see, this is my destiny
Oh, oh, it's the only way to live from day to day

You're big daddy's got no place to stay
Bad circulation
I feel like the president of the USA

Mr Bad Guy
Yes I'm everybody's Mr Bad Guy
Can't you see this is my destiny
Oh, oh, it's the only way to live from day to day

Mr Bad Guy
They're all afraid of me
I can ruin people's lives, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mr Bad Guy
They're all afraid of me
It's the only way to be
The only way for me, yeah
Mr Bad Guy, Mr Bad Guy, Bad Guy

It's the only way for me
Only way for me
Ooh, yeah
Wow

Yeah, Mr Bad Guy
Yes, I'm everybody's Mr Bad Guy
Can't you see this is my destiny
Oh, oh, it's the only way to live from day to day

Come, and, and, and, ha, ha, ha

Rachmaninov's Revenge

(early version)


Details of the album version, retitled as 'The Fallen Priest', can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page. Length 4:44.
This track features only Freddie's vocals, and most of the track is ad-libbed. It is clearly a very early version of the track. Although the basic structure is there, it is very different in places.

Lyrics:
So you think you really only me
I know my life's been so lonely
I know the way that you belong to me
The way I feel is that you'll own me


(The rest of the track is made up of virtually only ad-libbed lyrics; only those known are listed below)

I know, the same old
And oooh
The way you feel lonely

Rachmaninov's Revenge

(later version)


Details of the album version, retitled as 'The Fallen Priest', can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page. Length 5:48.
This version is much more developed than the earlier version, with a structure very similar to the album version; the only main difference is the lyrics.
The track was later released on the 'Barcelona - Special Edition' CD and DVD set.

Lyrics:
Free, free

So now you really think you own me
When I gave up all me love for you only
I want to feel the way we were before
My life is in your hands and I love you madly


(The rest of the track is made up of virtually only ad-libbed lyrics; only those known are listed below)

And when you talk about love
I can see everything you took from me and more

Bring back my love
Bring back my love
To me

Why don't you believe me
You're breaking my heart
Farewell my heart
Just take my love and go away

You want me for

The Golden Boy

(1st and 2nd early versions)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Barcelona' album page.
1st early version length 3:52. 2nd early version length 2:54.
Both versions are quite similar to the album versions, but both are missing the proper outro. Freddie sings Montserrat's vocals in both versions. The first version contains the instrumental intro, whereas the second does not.
The first early version was later released on the 'Barcelona - Special Edition' CD and DVD set.
An excerpt of the second early version appears on the 'The Great Pretender' DVD scene selection screen, from the start of the track onwards, fading out from 0:56 to 1:01.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are only in the 1st early version; the lyrics in blue are only in the 2nd early version; the Menu Edit includes the lyrics upto and including 'knowledge of his fame')
Freddie: This time, let it, let it go forward. Dee, dee, dee, dee, dee, dee, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dahh

The boy had a way with words, he sang
He moved with grace, he entertained
So naturally, no gesture out of place
His road in life was clearly drawn, he didn't hesitate
He played, they saw, he conquered as the master of
As the master of his fate

The girl had an iron soul, no-one could recognise
Material ambition that her gentleness disguised
She pinned a stat to his, in certain knowledge of his fame
Wanted him for luxury, for limelight and his name

I love you for your silence
I love you for your peace
The still and calm release
s
That sweeps into my soul
That slowly,
slowly takes control

I love you for your passion
I love you for your fire
The violent desire
That strips me in it's flame
A love,
a love I dare not name

His rise was irresistible, he grew into the part
His explanation simply that he suffered for his art

His no base considerations of some glittering reward
The prize was knowing that
(ad-libbed lyrics) his work was noticed and adored, yeah

Slow down

Accepting every honour with a masterly, masterly display
Of well rehearsed reluctance to be singled out this way
He started
out to believe that he was all they'd said and more
While she forgot the reasons that she had wanted him before,
yeah

Ow

The Great Pretender

(demo version)


Details of the single version can be found on the Miscellaneous Songs page. Length 3:03.
This version is virtually identical to the album version, but is a much more basic arrangement, and features fewer backing vocals.

Lyrics:
One, two, three, four

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
Pretending I'm doing well (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
My need is such
I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no-one can tell

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
Adrift in a world of my own (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
I play the game
But to my real shame
You've left me to dream all alone

Too real is this feeling of make believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
Just laughing and gay like a clown (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
I seem to be what I'm not you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around

Ooooh-oh-ooh-oh-oooh
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal

Ooh, oh yes, I'm the great pretender (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
Just laughing and gay like a clown (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
I seem to be what I'm not you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around

Your Kind Of Lover

(early version)


Details of the album version can be found on the 'Mr Bad Guy' album page. Length 4:45.
This version is similar to the album version, but the instrumentation is slightly different, and Freddie's vocals are 'phased' to produce a multi-vocal effect. The vocal/piano version is virtually identical.

Lyrics:
Now you say you're leaving me
I just can't believe it's true
You're my kind of lover
Wanna little bit of feeling
Add a little bit of meaning to my life
I wanna little bit of feeling
A little bit of meaning to my life
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah

I wanna be your kind of lover
Give a little bit of feeling
Give a little bit of feeling
Give a little bit of meaning to your life

I wanna boogie down with you, brother
Boogie down with the bassman
Closer
Get a little bit closer to my heart
Dee, dum, dum
Ba, ba, ba, ba

Just step right into my heart
Come a little closer
Tell me that it's over
Make a brand new start
We can start again (we can work it out just next to nothing)
We can start again (your kind of lover)
We can start again
It's over, it's over, it's over,
It's over, it's over, it's over, yeah
Feeling, feeling, feeling

I wanna be
Go and do your mother
It's that feeling
Let's get that feeling
Let's get that feeling to your heart
Ba dap da, dee, day
Ba dap da, bop, bop, bah
Ba dap da, bop, bop, bop, bop, bom

Yeah

Just step right into my heart
Come a little closer
Tell me that it's over
Make a brand new start
We can work it out just next to nothing
Hey, work it out, work it out just next to nothing
Feeling, feeling, with feeling, yeah
We can work it out

Your kind of lover
Give a little bit of feeling
Give a little bit of feeling
Give a little bit of meaning to your life

I wanna boogie down with you, brother
Boogie down with the bassman
Get a little bit closer
Get a little bit closer we can work it out

Let me show what I can do I can be your kind of lover
We can work it out
Let me show what I can do I can be your kind of lover
Your kind of lover (we can work it out just next to nothing)
Your kind of lover
Over, over, over, yeah (we can work it out, we can work it out just next to nothing)

Feeling, feeling, feeling

I wanna be
Go and do your mother
It's that feeling
Let's get that feeling
Let's get that feeling to your heart
Ba dap da, dee, day
Ba dap da, bop, bop, bah
Ba dap da, bop, bop, bop, bop, bom

Yeah

Just step right into my heart
Come a little closer
Tell me that it's over
Make a brand new start
We can work it out just next to nothing
Hey, work it out, work it out just next to nothing
Feeling, feeling, feeling, yeah

We can work it out (we can work it out)
Let me show what I can do I can be your kind of lover
We can work it out (your kind of lover)
Let me show what I can do (we can work it out) I can be your kind of lover
I can be your kind of lover
Your kind of lover

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