Return Of The Champions


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Queen & Paul Rodgers 'Return Of The Champions'

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Released 19 September 2005, reached no 12, on chart for 4 weeks, and achieved Platinum status. Reissued on 7 May 2012 on the Universal label.
Disc One length 74:51, Disc Two length 52:49.

Disc One Tracklisting:
1. Reaching Out
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. I Want To Break Free
4. Fat Bottomed Girls
5. Wishing Well
6. Another One Bites The Dust
7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
8. Say It's Not True
9. '39
10. Love Of My Life
11. Hammer To Fall
12. Feel Like Makin' Love
13. Let There Be Drums
14. I'm In Love With My Car
15. Guitar Solo
16. Last Horizon


Disc Two Tracklisting:
1. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
2. Radio Ga Ga
3. Can't Get Enough
4. A Kind Of Magic
5. I Want It All
6. Bohemian Rhapsody
7. The Show Must Go On
8. All Right Now
9. We Will Rock You
10. We Are The Champions
11. God Save The Queen

 

Mixes Produced by and Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith
Recorded by Justin Shirley-Smith and Peter Brandt
Pro Tools HD and Additional Engineering by Joshua J. Macrae
Front of House Engineering & Sound Chief - James 'Trip' Khalaf

Design by Richard Gray
Front Cover Photography by Nena & Tomy, Milano
Back Cover Photography by Allan Campbell

Recorded live at the Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, on 9th May 2005.


The album was also released as a triple LP set on 7 November 2005 and an equivalent DVD on 31 October 2005.
This release omits 'Under Pressure', which was performed between 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Say It's Not True'.

 

Singles:


Reaching Out


Disc 1, Track 1. Track length 1:08, song length 1:01.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers. This track segues into 'Tie Your Mother Down'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Brian May Collaborations (1995-2004)' page.

Eminem 'Beautiful' Sample:
During the 2005 tour, one of the warm-up tracks was 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem. He later included a sample of 'Reaching Out' on his track 'Beautiful', which was released on the 'Relapse' album in May 2009, later reissued as 'Relapse: Refill' in December 2009, with a bonus disc of extra tracks. It was also released as a single in August 2009, reaching no 12 in the UK.
Most versions of the album feature explicit lyrics, but some versions of the US album, and all alternate versions, feature clean lyrics. The download EP also includes an instrumental version, but this does not feature the sample.
The song includes Paul Rodger's speeded up vocals only, at the start of the track and towards the end. The only changes are the omission of the words 'wow' and 'like', but otherwise both samples in the song feature the complete lyrics.

Eminem 'Beautiful' Versions:
1. Album Version (explicit lyrics) (6:32) (available on most versions of the 'Relapse' and 'Relapse: Refill' albums, and all formats of the single)
2. Album Version (clean lyrics) (6:32) (available on some US versions of the 'Relapse' and 'Relapse: Refill' albums)
3. Radio Edit (clean lyrics) (4:00) (available on the download EP only)
4. Video Version (clean lyrics) (4:21) (available on the download single and EP)

Live Version Lyrics:
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, wow
Are you reaching out for me
Like I'm reaching out for you?

Tie Your Mother Down


Disc 1, Track 2. Track length 4:31, song length 4:27.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers. This track segues from 'Reaching Out'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Get your party gown
Get your pigtail down
Get your heart beating, baby
I got my timing right
Got my act all tight
It's gotta be tonight my little schoolbabe
Your mamma says you don't
And your daddy says you won't
And I'm boiling up inside
Ain't no way I'm gonna lose out this time
Ooooh

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Lock your daddy out the door
I don't need him nosing around
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight
Wow

You're such a dirty louse
Go get out of my house
That's all I ever get from your
Family ties, in fact I don't think I ever heard
A single little civil word from those guys
But I don't give a light
I'm gonna make out all right
I got a sweetheart hand
To put a stop to all that
Sniping and grousing
Going on

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Take your little brother swimming
With a brick, that's all right
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
She ain't no friend of mine
Wow
Ain't no friend of mine

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Oooh, your mummy and your daddy gonna
Plague me till I die
They can't understand it
I'm just a peace loving guy

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Get that big, big, big, big, big, big daddy out the door
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

All your love tonight
(All your love tonight)
All your love tonight
(All your love tonight)
(All your love tonight) yeah, yeah, yeah
(All your love tonight), wow, wow
Alright
Oh
Give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me
All your love tonight
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey

Give it to me baby

I Want To Break Free


Disc 1, Track 3. Track length 4:00, song length 3:45.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
Paul: Hello, Sheffield

Oooh
Ooh

I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied I don't need you
I've got to break free
God knows, God knows I've got to break free

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time
This time I know it's for real
I've fallen in love
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love

It's strange but it's true
I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I've got to be sure
When I walk out the door
Oh, how I want to be free

Audience: Oh, how I want to break free
Oh, how I want to break free

Life still goes on
I can't get used to living without
Living without, living without you by my side
I don't want to live alone
God knows, I've got to make it on my own
So baby can't you see
I've got to break free
So baby can't you see
God knows I want to

Audience: God knows I want to
God knows I want to
I know that everybody's got to break free sometime

Yeah

Oooh
Wow

Fat Bottomed Girls


Disc 1, Track 4. Track length 5:46, song length 5:36.
The above time includes a guitar intro (length 0:39), which means the actual song time is 4:57 (from the first vocal).
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
This track was later released on 'The Best Of The Best Air Guitar Albums In The World.... Ever'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Jazz' album page.

Lyrics:
Wow, yeah

Roger: One, two, three, four
Oh, you gonna take me home tonight
Oh, down beside that red fire light
Oh, you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round
Ooh

Hey
I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew life before I left my nursery
Left alone with big fat fanny
She was such a naughty nanny
Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me, wow
Yeah

I've been singing with my band
Across the water across the land
I've seen every blue eyed floozy on the way
But their beauty and their style
Wear kind of smooth after a while
Take me to them naughty ladies every time
Come on

Oh, won't you take me home tonight
Oh, down beside your red fire light
Oh, you gonna give it all you got
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round

Ooh, wooh, oh
I got mortgages on homes
I got stiffness in my bones
Ain't no beauty queens in this locality
Oh, but I've still got my pleasure
I still got my greatest treasure
Heap big woman you better make a big man outta me
Now come on

(Oh, you gonna take me home tonight) please, please, please, wow
(Oh, down beside that red fire light) take me home
(Oh, you gonna let it all hang out) let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round

Get on your bikes and ride
Oooh fat bottomed girls
Ride, ride
Fat bottomed girls
(Fat bottomed girls) I just can't leave 'em alone, wow
(Fat bottomed girls) yeah
Yeah ride, ride, ride, ride

Ohh, yeah

Yeah

Good rockin' tonight
Fat bottomed girls
I just can't leave 'em alone, no
Fat bottomed girls

Wishing Well


Disc 1, Track 5. Track length 4:34, song length 4:17.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the Paul Rodgers Songs page.

Lyrics:
Paul: Well it's a message of love, love in a peaceful world, and here's a song called Wishing Well.
(Roger: One, two, three, four) Alright


Take off your hat, kick off your shoes
I know you ain't going anywhere
Run round the town singing your blues
I know you ain't going anywhere

You've always been a good friend of mine
But you're always saying farewell
And the only time that you're satisfied
Is with your feet in the wishing well
Ooh

Wait
Throw down your gun, you might shoot yourself
Or is that what you're trying to do
Put up a fight you believe to be right
And someday the sun will shine through

You've always got you something to hide
Something you just can't tell
And the only time that you're satisfied
Is with your feet in the wishing well
Ooh

Oh, but I know what you're wishing for
Love in a peaceful world, I can't hear you now
Love in a peaceful world, tell me, tell me, tell me
Love in a peaceful world

Oh ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma
Wow, oh, yeah
Ooh, look out baby

You've always been a good friend of mine
But you're always saying farewell
And the only time that you're satisfied
Is with your feet at the wishing well, yeah

Oh but I know
Everybody has a dream
Everybody has a wish
I wish you well
Dream on sweet dreamer
Way down deep in your wishing well
Oh

Wooh, wooh, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
One, two

Another One Bites The Dust


Disc 1, Track 6. Track length 4:02, song length 3:41.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Game' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: One, two, one, two, three, four
Mmmm, yeah, yeah
Wow
Let's have some fun

Steve walks wearily down the street
The brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go

Are you ready, are you ready for this
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat, yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust
Oh, oh

How do you think I'm gonna get along
Without you when you're gone
You took me for everything that I had
And kicked me out on my own
Are you happy, are you satisfied
How long can you stand the heat
Out of the door way the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat
Look out

Another one bites the dust, wow
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Wooh, oh take it now
Ba-da-da, ba-da-ba, ba-da, ba-beep-bop, da-da-day

Another one bites the dust

Audience: Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Audience: Another one bites the dust, yeah
Another one bites the dust
Audience: Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Audience: Another one bites the dust, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah
Sing yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, hey
Another one bites the dust, hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down
But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat
Hey, hey

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Yeah, gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust, ooh

Ooh, shoot it out now
Hey
Shoot out


Brian: Good evening beautiful Sheffield folks, good evening Yorkshire. Thank you for coming.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Disc 1, Track 7. Track length 4:36, song length 4:08.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Game' album page.

Lyrics:
Brian: I think it's a, I think it's time we introduced you to somebody. Please welcome our new friend and companion, and inspiration, ladies and gentlemen, Mr Paul Rodgers.
Paul: Thank you Brian, God bless you.


A this thing called love I just can't handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love

A this thing (this thing) called love (called love)
It cries (like a baby)
In the cradle all night
It swings (woo, woo)
It jives (woo, woo)
It shakes all over like a jelly fish
I kinda like it
Crazy little thing called love

There goes my baby
She knows how to rock 'n' roll
She drives me crazy
She gives me hot and cold fever
She leaves me in a cool, cool sweat, ahh, yeah

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
Get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch hike
Take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready
Crazy little thing called love
Let's go
Wow

Ha
I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
Get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch hike
Take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready (ready Freddie) ooh
Crazy little thing called love, yeah

A this thing called love I just can't handle it
A this thing called love I must get round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy, crazy love
Ooh, yeah
Wow

Yeah
Brian May
Yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love, alright

Ohhhh, ooh, ohhh
Wooh, oh, oohhhh
Crazy

Say It's Not True


Disc 1, Track 8. Track length 4:15, song length 2:40.
Lead vocals by Roger Taylor.
Details of the studio version can be found on the 'The Cosmos Rocks' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: Hi everybody. Wow. I think we're gonna have a great night tonight, so, I, I've just come out here to bring you down. Um, this is, this is actually a song written for Nelson Mandela, ah, it's about, about something that does affect everybody, you, me, us, everybody, ah, that is the HIV/AIDS virus. This is called Say It's Not True.

The harder we play
The faster we fall
When we think that we know it all
We know nothing at all

The letter arrives
Like a bolt from the blue
So what's left of your lives
All your dreams lost to you

Say it's not true
Say it today
When I open my eyes
Will it all go away

Say it's not true
Say it for real
Can't be happening to you
Can't be happening to me

It's hard not to cry
It's hard to believe
So much heartache and pain
So much reason to grieve

With the wonders of science
And all the knowledge we've stored
Magic cocktails for lives
People just can't afford

So say it's not true
You can say it's not right
It's hard to believe
The size of the crime

Say it's not true
You can say it's not real
Could be happening to you
Could be happening to me


Roger: Thank you, thanks very much. Now you know that condoms are the fashion, anybody got any? Alright. OK, this is where I tell you that he is actually wearing, normally two, but actually three tonight, at the moment, at the moment this guy has just got the one on, this is from Brooklyn, USA, Danny Miranda. From Chicago, USA, Jamie Moses. Up here, we've got a man on the keyboards, the wizard, Spike Edney. And over here is my best friend Brian May.

'39


Disc 1, Track 9. Track length 4:38, song length 2:44.
Performed by Brian May.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Lyrics:
Brian: OK, you don't expect comedy from me, do you? You won't get it. OK, um, you know I have to say something, I get a very strange feeling about time, coming out here and sitting amongst all of you here, it's a priv-, a very privileged position to be sitting where I am, um, I can hardly believe it, it's, it's like you have to keep pinching yourself, it was almost nineteen years ago when Queen last trod the boards up here in Sheffield, and in some ways it seems like yesterday, some ways it's a very long time, and I look around and I see a lot of wonderful friendly faces, thank you all for being here. And the amazing thing is, the amazing thing is some of you I do know, and some of you guys, I look and, and you kind of look familiar, but actually you know you were probably not, or, or even just born when a, when this last happened, welcome to you all, we love you. Which brings me to the theme of this song which I'd like to sing for you, and I'd like you to sing with me if you're up for it, you wanna sing? OK, I'm just gonna tell you, this song is about time as well, it's about a, it's about a man who goes off in a silver spaceship to discover new lands, which he manages to do, but when he comes back, he a, he feels like he's only a year older, but to the people back on earth, his planet is a hundred years older. And a, you wanna sing? It goes like this.

In the year of '39 assembled here the volunteers
In the days when lands were few
And the ship sailed out into the blue and sunny morn
The sweetest sight ever seen

And the night followed day
And the story tellers say
That the score brave souls inside
For many a lonely day sailed across the milky seas
Ne'er looked back, never feared, never cried

Don't you
(Audience: hear my call though you're many years away)
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand
For the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew

In the year of '39 came a ship in from the blue
The volunteers came home that day
And they bring good news of a world so newly born
Though their hearts so heavily weigh
For the earth is old and grey, little darling we'll away
But my love this cannot be
For so many years have gone though I'm older but a year
Your mothers eyes from your eyes cry to me

Don't you hear my call
Though you're many years away

Audience: Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand
For the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew

Don't you hear my call
Though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
All your letters in the sand
Cannot heal me like your hand
For my life still ahead - God bless all of you


Brian: You had your way, you're best. Wow, thank you

Love Of My Life


Disc 1, Track 10. Track length 5:11, song length 4:08.
Performed by Brian May.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Lyrics:
Brian: OK, there's something special I gotta do, this is the point where I, I sing a song which was written by one of the best friends we ever had. This is a Freddie song which I know, which I know damn well will never die, whether I sing it or not, but I'm gonna sing it anyway. I usually sing it for Freddie, tonight I'm happy to say we're very privileged to have Freddie's mum with us, so this is for her. It's for you. We sing it together, right.

Love of my life - you've hurt me
You've broken my heart and now you leave me

Audience: Love of my life, can't you see
Audience: Bring it back, bring it back
Audience: Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
Audience: What it means to me
Brian: Beautiful, beautiful


Love of my life, don't leave me
You've stolen my heart you now desert me
Love of my
(Audience: life, can't you see)
Bring it back, bring it back
Audience: Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
Audience: What it means to me


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

(Audience: I still love you) ooooh

Oh hurry back, hurry back
Don't take it away from me
Because you don't know what it means to me
Love of my life
Love of my life
Ooooh

(Audience: Yeah, yeah, yeah) yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Brian: You're right (?). There's a wealth of condoms here, it's very good actually. For you.

Hammer To Fall


Disc 1, Track 11. Track length 6:46, song length 6:30.
Lead vocals by Brian May and Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics: (Brian speaks/sings the lyrics upto and including 'hey, Paul', and Paul speaks/sings the rest)
Brian: OK, no more words, just a, little more music

Woh, yeah, yeah

Here we stand or here we fall
History won't care at all
Make the bed, light the light
Lady Mercy won't be home tonight

You don't waste no time at all
Don't hear the bell but you answer the call
Comes to you as to us all
We're just waiting for the hammer to fall, yes

Hey, Paul
Hey, Brian, ha, ha

Every night, and every day
A little piece of you is falling away
But lift your face, the western way
Build your muscles as your body decays

Toe your line and play their game
Let the anaesthetic cover it all
Till one day they call your name
You know it's time for the hammer to fall
Oooh, oh yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah

Rich or poor or famous
Your truth is all the same (oh no, oh no)
Lock your door but rain is pouring
Through your window pane (oh no)
Baby now your struggle's all in vain

For we who grew up tall and proud
In the shadow of the mushroom cloud
Convinced our voices can't be heard, ha
We just want to scream it louder and louder and

What the hell we fighting for, yeah
Just surrender and it won't hurt at all
Just got time to say your prayers
While you're waiting for the hammer to, hammer to fall

Alright

Hey
Hey
The hammer to fall
Hey
Hey
While your're waiting for the hammer to, hammer to, hammer to fall

Hit me one time, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oooh
Ooh

Feel Like Makin' Love


Disc 1, Track 12. Track length 6:20, song length 6:11.
The above time includes the slow intro (1:04) and the actual song (5:07).
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the Paul Rodgers Songs page.

Lyrics:
Ooh-ooh, wooh oh, ooh
Mmmmmm
Wooh-ooh, wooh-ooh, wooh-ooh
Mmmmmm
Yeah, when the spirit moves you
Mmmmmm
Wooh, wooh
You've got to feel it now, yeah

Hey
Baby, when I think about you
I think about love
Darling, I don't live without you
And your love

If I had those golden dreams
Of my yesterday (yesterday)
I would wrap you in the heaven
Really dying (dying, dying) all the way

Feel like makin'
I feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love to you

Baby, if I think about you
I think about love
Baby, baby, baby, if I live without you
I live without love

And if I had the sun and moon
They were shining (shining)
You know I would give you both night and day
Love satisfying

I feel like
Feel like makin' love
I feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love to you

And if I had the sun and moon
They were shining (shining)
You know I would give you both night and day
Love satisfying (-fying)

I want to give you the sun
I want to give you the moon
And all the stars above

'Cos I feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love, oh give it to me now
I feel like makin' love
I feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love to you

Feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love
Feel like makin' love, wow
To you, yeah, yeah
Oooh, ooh, oh, ooh
Yes I feel like

Let There Be Drums


Disc 1, Track 13. Track length 3:43, song length 3:40.
Performed by Roger Taylor, with accompaniment from the rest of the band.
Details of this cover version can be found on the Live Only Songs page.

Lyrics:
Roger: I'm not gonna bore you, 'cos I really hate long drum solos, OK.

I'm In Love With My Car


Disc 1, Track 14. Track length 3:36, song length 3:23.
Lead vocals by Roger Taylor.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: One, two, three, one, two, three

Aaahhhh
The machine of a dream, such a clean machine
With the pistons a pumping, and the hub-caps all gleam
When I'm holding your wheel
All I hear is your gear
Your hand on my grease gun
It's like a disease son

I'm in love with my car (love with my car)
Gotta feel for my automobile
Get a grip on my boy racer rollbar (love with my car)
Such a thrill when your radials squeal

Told my girl I'd have to forget her
Rather buy me a new carburettor
So she made tracks saying this is the end now
Cars don't talk back they're just four wheeled friends now

When I'm holding your wheel
All I hear is your gear
When I'm cruising in overdrive
Don't have to listen to no run of the mill talk jive

I'm in love with my car (love with my car)
Gotta feel for my automobile
I'm in love with my car (love with my car)
String back gloves in my automolove


Brian: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Roger Taylor

Guitar Solo


Disc 1, Track 15. Track length 7:00, song length 6:55.
Performed by Brian May. This track does not include any dialogue or lyrics.
Details of other guitar solos can be found on the Live Solos & Improvisations page.

Last Horizon


Disc 1, Track 16. Track length 4:45, song length 4:26.
The above time includes the slow intro (0:33) as well as 'Last Horizon' itself (3:53). This track does not include any dialogue or lyrics.
This track was later included in edited form as part of the soundtrack to 'The Alps'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Back To The Light' album page.

These Are The Days Of Our Lives


Disc 2, Track 1. Track length 4:40, song length 4:27.
Lead vocals by Roger Taylor.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Innuendo' album page.

Lyrics:
Sometimes I get to thinking
I was back in the old days, long ago
When we were kids, when we were young
Things seemed so perfect then, you know

The days were endless, we were crazy, we were young
Sun was always shining, we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately, I don't know
Rest of my life's been just a show

'Cos those were the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing's still true
When I look, and I find, I still love you

Can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the time
Ain't that a shame?
I'd like to go back one time on a rollercoaster ride
When life was just a game
No use in sitting and a thinking on what you did
When you can lay back enjoy it through the kids
Sometimes it seems like lately I don't know
Better sit back and go with the flow

'Cos these are the days of our lives
They've flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find Brian May

'Cos those were the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but
One thing's still true
When I look and I find
I still love you
Wow

Oh yeah

Radio Ga Ga


Disc 2, Track 2. Track length 5:59, song length 5:43.
Lead vocals by Roger Taylor and Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in white are sung by Roger, lyrics in red are sung by Paul, and joint vocals are in blue)
I'd sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my
(Audience: radio) yeah

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds invaded by Mars
You made 'em laugh, you made us cry
You made us feel like we could fly

So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know, and just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio
Everybody

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Oh, radio, someone still loves you
You're good, oh

We watch the shows, we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
Our music changes through the years

Let's hope you'll never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around 'cos we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual

You had the time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour

Radio
Roger: Paul

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Radio, someone still loves you


Radio ga ga
Radio ga ga
Radio ga ga

Oooohh
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour

Radio

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Radio, someone still loves you
Loves you, loves you, loves you
Loves you


Paul: Roger Taylor

Can't Get Enough


Disc 2, Track 3. Track length 4:22, song length 4:09 (including count-in).
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the Paul Rodgers Songs page.

Lyrics:
Paul: Alright, we love you, we love you so much, we can't get enough of your love
One, two
One, two, three, four
Yeah, yeah

Well, now I take whatever I want
And baby, I want you
You give me something I need, ha
And I wanna tell you I got something for you
Well now, come on, come on, come on and do it
Come on baby, and do what you do, sing the song

I can't get enough of your love, what you say now
I can't get enough of your love, you know
I can't get enough of your love, but I'm gonna try, try, keep on trying

Well now it's late and I want love
You tell me that your love is gonna break me in two
But don't you hang me up in your doorway
Oh don't you hang me up like you do, come on
Come on, come on, come on and do it
Come on baby, and do what you do, sing the song

I can't get enough of your love, yeah, yeah, yeah
I can't get enough of your love, oh I need your love
I can't get enough of your love, but I'm gonna keep on trying, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh

You know that I (can't get enough of your love)
You know (I can't get enough of your love)
Oh I need your love (I can't get enough of your love)
I got to have your love, love, love, one time now

I can't get enough of your love, baby, baby
I can't get enough of your love, ooh
I can't get enough of your love, tell me Brian, yeah

Good rockin' tonight
Yeah
Let me do one more time now

I can't get enough of your love
I can't get enough of your love, baby
I can't get enough of your love
Oh, take it home
Love to love you baby
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Wooh, hoo
Give it to me, give it to me, I need all of your love
Oooh, ooh
Yeah

Wooh

A Kind Of Magic


Disc 2, Track 4. Track length 6:08, song length 6:00.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic


Roger: One, two, three
One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal
One golden glance of what should be
It's a kind of magic
One shaft of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
The waiting seems eternity, yeah
The day will dawn of sanity (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooooh)
Is this a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
There can be only one
It's a kind of magic
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done

This flame that burns inside of me
I'm hearing secret harmonies
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time

Oh, it's magic, yeah (it's a kind of magic)
It's a kind of magic

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done
Done
Wow

(Magic)
Oh, little bit of magic now, yeah, yeah
Magic, magic, magic, magic, yeah
Ohhh

Oh, little bit of babe magic now
Yeah

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be
Will soon be, will soon be
Will soon be gone
Will soon be gone

Will soon be, will soon be gone
Will soon be, will soon be gone, oh

Wow

I Want It All


Disc 2, Track 5. Track length 5:10, song length 4:53 (including count-in).
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers and Brian May.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Miracle' album page.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are sung by Brian)
Roger: One, two, three
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all and I want it now

Adventure seeker, on an empty street
Just an alley creeper, light on his feet
A young fighter screaming, no time for doubt
And the pain and the anger, can't see a way out
It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say
I gotta find me a future, move out of my way

I want it all, I want it all
I want it all and I want it now
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all and I want it now

Listen all you people, come gather round
I gotta get me a game plan, that's gonna shake you to the ground
Oh just give me, ha, what I know is mine, ha
People do you hear me, just give me little sign

It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth
Here's to the future, hear the cry of youth
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, and I want it now
(I want it all, I want it all) give it to me, I want it all, yes I want it all
I want it all, and I want it
now

I'm a man with a one track mind
So much to do in one life time
(people do you hear me)
Not a man for compromise and where's and why's and living lies
So I'm living it all
(yes I'm living it all)
And I'm giving it all (and I'm giving it all now), ooooh

It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth
Here's to the future, hear the call of youth

(I want it all, I want it all) give it to me now, oh yeah
(I want it all and I want it now) oooh, oh yes I want it all
I want it all (yes) I want it all
I want it all and I want it now
(I want it all, I want it all) oh yeah, ohh, ooh
(I want it all and I want it now)

I want it
I want it
I want it now

Bohemian Rhapsody


Disc 2, Track 6. Track length 6:18, song length 6:00.
This track contains vocals by Freddie Mercury from 'Live At Wembley 1986', recorded on 12 July 1986, the original promo video, and live vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in white are sung by Freddie from Live At Wembley, lyrics in red are from the original version and lyrics in blue are live vocals)
Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger now he's dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away

Mama, oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time
Goodbye everybody, I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth

Mama, oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all, oooh


I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche will you do the fandango?
Thunderbolts and lightning - very, very frightening me
Gallileo, gallileo
Gallileo, gallileo
Gallileo, figaro - magnifico-o-o-o-oh
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go
Bismillah! No - we will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go, let me go
Will not let you go, let me go
Never, never, never, never, never (never let you go)
Never let me go-o-o-o-oh
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh, mama mia, mama mia
Mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me


So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oooh, baby, can't do this to me baby
I just gotta get out - I just gotta get right outta here

(Ooh yeah, ooh yeah)

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Audience: Nothing really matters to me
Nothing really matters to me
Freddie/Audience: Anyway the wind blows

The Show Must Go On


Disc 2, Track 7. Track length 4:34, song length 4:24.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Innuendo' album page.

Lyrics:
Mmmmmm

Empty spaces, what are we living for
Abandoned places, I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for

Another hero, another mindless crime
Behind the curtain, in the pantomime
Hold the line, does anybody want to take it anymore

(The show must go on) the show must go on
(The show must go on) the show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

Whatever happens, I'll leave it all to chance
Another heartache, yeah, another failed romance
On and on, does anybody know what we are living for

I guess I'm learning (I'm learning , I'm learning, I'm learning), I must be warmer now
I'll soon be turning (turning, turning, turning) round the corner now
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I'm aching to be free

(The show must go on) the show must go on
(The show must go on) the show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die
We can fly my friends

(The show must go on) the show must go on
(The show must go on) the show must go on
I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On with the show

I'll top the bill
I'll overkill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the
On with the show
(The show must go on) the show must go on


Paul: Ahh, thank you, what a thrill. Great.

All Right Now


Disc 2, Track 8. Track length 6:55, song length 6:30.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the Paul Rodgers Songs page.

Lyrics:
Paul: Now when I wrote the lyrics to this a, this next song, well, it was all right then, and it's All Right Now. I want you to help me with this one. Put your hands together and sing this song.

Wow
I gotta little story I wanna tell you now, listen up

Ah, there she stood in the street, yeah
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, oh give it to me baby

All right now, wow
Baby it's a all right now, you're making me feel alright
All right now, wooh
Baby it's a all right now
Now wait a minute, let me say, I got a little more, wow, yeah

I took her home to my place
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
She said love, Lord above
Now you're trying to trick me in love

All right now, give it to me
Baby it's a all right now
I'm not talking 'bout tomorrow
All right now, wooh
Baby it's a all right now

Oh, look out baby, baby
Wow
Uh, huh
Oh, here comes Danny boy
Give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me
Yeah
Hey
Wow
Yeah

Come on
Oh, I feel it now
Takin' me higher
Oh, you got the rhythm
Takin' me higher
Take the people higher, oh
Alright
Look out people, here comes the chorus now

All right now
Baby it's a all right now, I'm talking 'bout right now
All right now
Baby it's a all right now
Beautiful people, it's all yours


(Audience: All right now) wooooh
Audience: Baby it's a all right now
(Audience: All right now) yes it is
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now) you're makin' me, makin' me, makin'
(Audience: All right now) wow
(Audience: Baby it's a all right now) it's a beautiful thing, yeah
Audience: All right now
Audience: Baby it's a all right now

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

(All right now) I'm singing yeah, we're so happy together
(Baby it's all right now) we can't be beat, 'cos it's alright
(All right now) and a yeah, yeah, we're so good for each other
(Baby it's 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 all right now) baby it's alright
(All right now) alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Baby it's a
Ohhh, oohhh
Baby it's all right now

You know, you know, you know, you know it's all right


Paul: Oh, God bless you, you sing good Sheffield, oh yeah

We Will Rock You


Disc 2, Track 9. Track length 2:36, song length 2:28.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
Oh look out baby
Yeah-ha-ha-ha, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, yeah

Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playing in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on your face
Big disgrace
Kicking your can all over the place
Singing

We will, we will, rock you, oh rock me
We will, we will, rock you, hey, yeah, yeah

Buddy you're a young man, a hard man
Shouting in the street gonna take on the world some day
Blood on your face
Big disgrace
Waving your banner all over the place
Singing

We will, we will, rock you, are you gonna love me, love me
We will, we will, rock you, come on and rock

Buddy you're an old man, poor man
Pleading with your eyes gonna get you some peace some day
Mud on your face
Big disgrace
Somebody better put you back into your place

We will, we will, rock you, come on and rock me now
We will, we will, rock you, you can't stop the rock
We will, we will, rock you, oh yeah
We will, we will, rock you, Queen will rock you

Wooh-ooh
I said now
Yeah, yeah

Yeah

We Are The Champions


Disc 2, Track 10. Track length 4:30, song length 4:26.
Lead vocals by Paul Rodgers.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
Mmmmm
I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
Committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through

We are the champions, my friends
(We'll keep on fighting till the end) oh, oh yeah
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cos we are the champions
Of the world

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You've brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it, I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose

(We are the champions, my friends) oh, the people are the champions, now yeah
(We'll keep on fighting till the end) yeah, we're never gonna stop
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cos we are the champions
Of the world

(We are the champions, my friends) we're gonna keep on, keeping on yeah
(We'll keep on fighting till the end) yeah, yeah, yeah, we're never gonna give up yeah
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cos we are the champions
Of the world, yeah

Oh, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

God Save The Queen


Disc 2, Track 11. Track length 1:36, song length 1:06
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.