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Queen 'Absolute Greatest'

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Released 16 November 2009, reached no 3, on chart for 39 weeks, and achieved 2x Platinum status.
Length 79:33.

Tracklisting:
1. We Will Rock You (B-side to 'We Are The Champions', #2, October 1977)
2. We Are The Champions (#2, October 1977)
3. Radio Ga Ga (#2, January 1984)
4. Another One Bites The Dust (#7, August 1980)
5. I Want It All (single version) (#3, May 1989)
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (#2, October 1979)
7. A Kind Of Magic (#3, March 1986)
8. Under Pressure (#1, October 1981)
9. One Vision (single version) (#7, November 1985)
10. You're My Best Friend (#7, June 1976)
11. Don't Stop Me Now (#9, January 1979)
12. Killer Queen (#2, October 1974)
13. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (AA-side single, #1, December 1991)
14. Who Wants To Live Forever (edit) (#24, September 1986)
15. Seven Seas Of Rhye (#10, February 1974)
16. Heaven For Everyone (single version) (#2, October 1995)
17. Somebody To Love (#2, November 1976)
18. I Want To Break Free (single version edit) (#3, April 1984)
19. The Show Must Go On (#16, October 1991)
20. Bohemian Rhapsody (#1, October 1975)

 

Tracks 1 and 2 produced by Queen, assisted by Mike Stone.
Tracks 3, 4, 6, 9 and 18 produced by Queen and Mack
Tracks 5, 7, 13, 14, 16 and 19 produced by Queen and David Richards
Track 8 produced by Queen and David Bowie
Tracks 10, 11, 12, 15 and 20 produced by Queen and Roy Thomas-Baker
Track 17 produced by Queen


This album features Queen's 20 greatest tracks, and was available as a single CD, double CD, double CD book, and triple LP set. It was re-released in Germany in 2016 on CD and as a double white vinyl LP, in slightly different artwork, which was exclusive to the Tchibo website.

The double CD and book releases feature a second disc titled 'Absolute Narrative', lasting 42:06, which features commentary by Brian May and Roger Taylor about each track. For this, each track has been edited, and the details are listed next to each track below.

The book and LP editions included a unique code which could be used on the QueenOnline website to give access to online streams of 18 live performances, several of them exclusive to the release. Full details of the tracks can be found on the 'Absolute Greatest' video page.

The only track included on this release not to be a single is 'We Will Rock You', which was only released as the B-Side to 'We Are The Champions'. For the remaining 19 tracks, there are three number ones, nine top twos, twelve top threes, and seventeen top 10's. The singles which fared worst are 'The Show Must Go On' (no 16) and 'Who Wants To Live Forever' (no 24). The average single reached no 5 in the charts and spent 11 weeks on chart. In total the singles have spent 206 weeks (just under 4 years) in the charts.

The most successful tracks not to be included are 'Innuendo' (no 1), 'It's A Hard Life' (no 6), 'A Winter's Tale' (no 6), 'Breakthru' (no 7), 'Let Me Live' (no 9) and 'Flash' (no 10). 'Flash' is the most surprising omission, as it is one of Queen's best known tracks.


We Will Rock You


Track 1. Written by Brian May. Length 2:00.
Taken from the 1977 album 'News Of The World'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 1:37 and includes the sections from approximately 0:00 to 0:54 and 1:18 onwards.

Lyrics:
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
You big disgrace
Kicking your can all over the place
Singing

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

Buddy you're a young man, hard man
Shouting in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on your face
You big disgrace
Waving your banner all over the place

We will, we will, rock you, sing it
We will, we will, rock you

Buddy you're an old man, poor man
Pleading with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Somebody better put you back into your place

We will, we will, rock you, sing it
We will, we will, rock you, everybody
We will, we will, rock you
We will, we will, rock you, alright

We Are The Champions


Track 2. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:00.
Taken from the 1977 album 'News Of The World'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:13 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But 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
And I need to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers (ooooh, oooh)
'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
And I need to go on and on and on and on

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

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
Oh, we are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers (ooooh, oooh)
'Cos we are the champions

Radio Ga Ga


Track 3. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 5:47.
Taken from the 1984 album 'The Works'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:19 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
(Radio)

(Radio)
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 radio

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

So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or 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 (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

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 your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

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?
Someone still loves you

(Radio ga ga)
(Radio ga ga)
(Radio ga ga)

You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

Another One Bites The Dust


Track 4. Written by John Deacon. Length 3:34.
Taken from the 1980 album 'The Game'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:00 and includes the sections from approximately 0:00 to 1:40 and 3:12 onwards.

Lyrics:
Ooh, let's go

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

Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating 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, yeah
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

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

Hey
Oh, take it
Bites the dust
Bites the dust, yeah

Hey
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, ow
Another one bites the dust, hey, hey
Another one bites the dust, hey

Ooh, shout

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, yeah
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
So, yeah, yeah, yeah

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

Shoot up, ay hey
Alright

I Want It All


Track 5. Written by Queen. Length 4:00.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1989 album 'The Miracle'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:10 and includes the sections from approximately 0:00 to 1:01, 1:53 to 2:34, 2:48 to 2:56 and 3:39 onwards.

Lyrics:
I want it all (yeah, yeah), 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, with no time for doubt
With the pain and anger, can't see a way out

It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say
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, gotta shake you to the ground
But just give me, huh, what I know is mine
People do you hear me, just give me the sign

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

I'm a man with a one track mind
Too 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), ooooh

Oh, yeah, yeah
Ha, ha, ha, ha
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I want it all, all, all, all

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

And I want it
Now
I want it, I want it
Oooh, hot

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Track 6. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 2:43.
Taken from the 1980 album 'The Game'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 1:56 and includes the sections from approximately 0:00 to 0:24, 0:43 to 1:33 and 1:58 onwards.

Lyrics:
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

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)
It cries (like a baby)
In a cradle all night
It swings (woo, woo)
It jives (woo, woo)
It shakes all over like a jelly fish (oooh, oooh)
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

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

Yeah

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
And get on my tracks
Take a back seat (ah-um), hitch hike (ah-um)
And take a long ride on my motorbike (oooh, oooh)
Until I'm ready (ready Freddie)
Crazy little thing called love

This thing called love I just can't handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain't ready (oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh)
Crazy little thing called love

Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah), ma
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)

A Kind Of Magic


Track 7. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:24.
Taken from the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:11 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
A kind of magic
(reversed lyric: 'Of what should be')

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
It's a kind of magic
The waiting seems eternity
The day will dawn (ahhh) of sanity
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooooh)
Is this a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
There can be only one
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

It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic

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

This is a kind of magic
There can be only one (one, one, one)
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done
Done

Magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
Magic, magic, magic, magic
Magic
Ha, ha, ha, ha, it's magic

Ha, ha
Yeah, yeah
Wow

It's a kind of magic

Under Pressure


Track 8. Written and performed by Queen and David Bowie. Length 4:04.
Taken from the 1982 album 'Hot Space'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:19 and includes the sections from approximately 0:00 to 0:08 and 0:30 to 2:41.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in white are sung by Freddie, those in red by David Bowie, and those in blue are jointly sung)
Um, boom, bah, bay
Um, boom, bah, bay
Ba, ba, boom, bah, baby


Pressure pushing down on me
Pushing down on you, no man ask for

Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two

Puts people on streets

Um, bah, bah, bay
Um, bah, bah, bay
Eh, day, dah
Eh, day, dah
That's OK


It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends screaming

Let me out
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets

Day, day, dah
Ah, ha
Bah, dah, bap, ba, boom
OK


Chipping around - kick my brains around the floor (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
These are the days, it never rains but it pours
Eh, bay, bop (ooh-ooh-ooh)
Eh, ba, ba, bop (ooh-ooh-ooh)
Eh, doh, dop (ooh)
Be, dop

People on streets
Eh, dah, dee, dah, day (ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh)
People on streets
Eh, dah, dee, dah, dee, dah, dee, dah (aahhhh)

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends screaming

Let me out
Tomorrow - gets me higher, higher
Pressure on people (high)
People on streets

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work

Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why - why - why?

Love (love, love, love, love)
Insanity laughs under pressure we're breaking


Can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more chance
Why can't we give love, give love, give love
Give love, give love, give love, give love

'Cos love's such an old fashioned word (give love, give love)
And love dares you to
Care for the people on the
Edge of the night
(people on streets)
And love dares you to (people on streets)
Change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves


Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure

One Vision


Track 9. Written by Queen, with original ideas from Roger. Length 4:01.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:17 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
(God works in mysterious ways)
(Mysterious ways) yeah it's a
(undecipherable distorted lyrics) yeah it's a
(undecipherable distorted lyrics)
I
(undecipherable distorted lyrics)


Hey
One man, one goal
Hah, one mission
One heart, one soul
Just one solution
One flash of light
Yeah one God one vision
One flesh, one bone, one true religion
One voice, one hope, one real decision
Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh, gimme one vision, yeah

No wrong and no right
I'm gonna tell you there's no black and no white
No blood and no stain
All we need is one world wide vision
One flesh, one bone, one true religion
One race, one hope, one real decision
Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh, yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

I had a dream when I was young
A dream of sweet illusion
A glimpse of hope and unity
And visions of one sweet union
But a cold wind blows
And a dark rain falls
And in my heart it shows
Look what they've done to my dream
Yeah
One vision

So give me your hands
Give me your hearts
I'm ready
There's only one direction
One world and one nation
Yeah, one vision

No hate, no fight, just excitation
All through the night it's a celebration
Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh, yeah

One, one, one, one, one, one, one

One baby, hey
Hey, one baby
One baby
One baby, hey, gimme
One baby

One flesh, one bone, one true religion
One voice, one hope, one real decision
Gimme one night, yeah
Gimme one hope, hey
Just gimme
One man, one man
One bar, one day
One day, hey, hey
Just gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme
Fried chicken
Vision, vision, vision, vision, vision

You're My Best Friend


Track 10. Written by John Deacon. Length 2:50.
Taken from the 1975 album 'A Night At The Opera'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:05 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
Oooh, you make me live
Whatever this world can give to me
It's you, you're all that I see
Oooh, you make me live now honey
Oooh, you make me live

Oooh, you're the best friend that I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you (oooh)
Oh, you're my best friend

Oooh, you make me live
Oh, I've been wondering round
Still come back to you (still come back to you)
In rain or shine
You've stood by me girl
I'm happy at home (happy at home)
You're my best friend

Oooh, you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I got you to help me forgive (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Oooh, you make me live now honey
Oooh, you make me live

Oh, you're the first one
When things turn out bad
You know I'll never be lonely
You're my only one
And I love the things
I really love the things that you do
Oh, you're my best friend

Oooh, you make me live, live, live, live

I'm happy, happy at home
You're my best friend, oh
Oh, you're my best friend

Ooh, you make me live (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Ooh, you're my best friend

Don't Stop Me Now


Track 11. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:30.
Taken from the 1978 album 'Jazz'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:07 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
Tonight I'm gonna have myself
A real good time
I feel alive

And the world I'll turn it inside out, yeah
I'm floating around in ecstasy
So

Don't stop me now
Don't stop me
'Cos I'm having a good time
Having a good time

I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go, go, go there's no stopping me
I'm burning through the sky yeah
200 degrees that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit
I'm travelling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you

Don't stop me now
I'm having such a good time
I'm having a ball
Don't stop me now
If you wanna have a good time
Just give me a call
Don't stop me now
'Cos I'm having a good time
Don't stop me now
Yes, I'm having a good time
I don't wanna stop at all, yeah

I'm a rocket ship on my way to Mars
On a collision course
I am a satellite
I'm out of control
I'm a sex machine ready to reload
Like an atom bomb about to oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, explode
I'm burning through the sky, yeah
200 degrees that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit
I'm travelling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic woman of you

Don't stop me, don't stop me, don't stop me, hey, hey, hey
Don't stop me, don't stop me, oo, oo, oo, I like it
Don't stop me, don't stop me, alright
Have a good time, good time
Don't stop me, don't stop me, oooh
Oohh, let loose honey
Alright

Ooh, burning through the sky, yeah
200 degrees that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit
Hey, travelling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you, yeah, yeah

Don't stop me now
I'm having such a good time
I'm having a ball
Don't stop me now
If you wanna have a good time, alright
Just give me a call
Don't stop me now
'Cos I'm having a good time, yeah, yeah
Don't stop me now
Yes, I'm having a good time
I don't wanna stop at all

Killer Queen


Track 12. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 2:59.
Taken from the 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:22 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
She keeps a Moet Et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation you can't decline (oooh, ooh, oooh, ooh, ohh)

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind (ah, ah, ah, ah)
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China (oooh, ooh, oooh)
Went down to Geisha Minah (killer, killer)
Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined (she's a killer queen)

Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind (ah, ah, ah, ah)
Anytime

Drop of a hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action (oooh, ooh, oooh)
Temporarily out of gas (oooh, ooh, da, da)
To absolutely drive you wild, wild
She's out to get you

She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind (ah, ah, ah, ah-ah)
Anytime

Oooh, recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

You wanna try

These Are The Days Of Our Lives


Track 13. Written by Queen. Length 4:13.
This is a very slight edit of the track which appears on the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 1:56 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

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

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

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

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 and enjoy it through your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately I just 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 no change

Those were the days of our lives, yeah
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

I still love you

Who Wants To Live Forever


Track 14. Written by Brian May. Length 4:55.
This is an edit of the track which appears on the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.
Brian May sings the first verse and some other lead vocals.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:19 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
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, oooh, oooh

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
Who wants to live forever (oooh-ooh-ooh-oooh)

Who dares to love forever
Oh, ooh-ooh, 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?

Seven Seas Of Rhye


Track 15. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 2:46.
Taken from the 1974 album 'Queen II'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 1:57 and includes the sections from approximately 0:00 to 0:31, 0:49 to 1:13, 1:36 to 2:14 and 2:21 onwards.

Lyrics:
Fear me you Lords and Lady preachers
I descend upon your earth from the skies
I command your very souls you unbelievers
Bring before me what is mine
The seven seas of rhye

Can you hear me you peers and privy councillors
I stand before you naked to the eyes
I will destroy any man who dares abuse my trust
I swear that you'll be mine
The seven seas of rhye

Sister - I live and lie for you
Mister - do and I'll die
You are mine I possess you
Belong to you forever, ever, ever

Storm the master marathon I'll fly through
By flash and thunder fire and I'll survive (I'll survive, I'll survive)
Then I'll defy the laws of nature (I'll survive, I'll survive)
And come out alive (I'll survive, I'll survive)
Then I'll get you

Be gone with you, you shod and shady senators
Give out the good, leave out the bad evil cries
I challenge the mighty Titan and his troubadours
And with a smile
I'll take you to the seven seas of rhye

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, yeah
Oh, I do like to be beside the sea
Where the brass band plays
Tiddly om pom pom

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, yeah
Oh, I do like to be beside the sea
Sailing out beside the sea
Out beside the sunken dream
Beside the seaside

Heaven For Everyone


Track 16. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:43.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 1:19 and includes the section from approximately 0:06 to 1:25.

Lyrics:
This could be heaven
This could be heaven
This could be heaven
This could be heaven
This could be heaven for everyone

In these days of cool reflection (reflection)
You come to me and everything seems alright
In these days of cold affections
You sit by me and everything's fine

This could be heaven for everyone
This world could be fed, this world could be fun
This could be heaven for everyone
This world could be free, this world could be one

In this world of cool deception
Just your smile can smooth my ride
These troubled days of cruel rejection, hmm
You come to me, soothe my troubled mind

Yeah, this could be heaven for everyone
This world could be fed, yeah, this world could be fun
This should be love for everyone, yeah
This world should be free, yeah, this world could be one
We should bring love to our daughters and sons
Love, love, love, love
This could be heaven for everyone
You know that

This could be heaven for everyone, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, wow
This could be heaven for everyone

Listen, what people do to other souls
They take their lives destroy their goals
Their basic pride and dignity
Is stripped and torn and shown no pity
When this should be heaven for everyone

This could be heaven
This could be heaven, this could be heaven for everyone
This could be heaven, could be heaven for everyone
This could be heaven, this could be heaven
This could be heaven, could be heaven for everyone
This could be heaven, this could be heaven for every, this could be heaven for every, this could be heaven
This could be heaven, could be heaven for everyone (oooh, hooo)

This could be heaven, this could be heaven - love
This could be heaven
This could be heaven, oooh hoo
This could be heaven
This could be heaven for everyone
For everyone

Somebody To Love


Track 17. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 4:55.
Taken from the 1976 album 'A Day At The Races'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:08 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
Can anybody find me somebody to love

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Oooh, oooh, oooh
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
(Take at a look at yourself) take a look in the mirror and cry (and cry)
Lord what you doing to me (yeah, yeah)
I have spent all my years in believing you (oooh, oooh, believing you)
But I just can't get no relief, Lord
Somebody (somebody), ooh somebody (somebody)
Can anybody find me somebody to love
Yeah

I work hard (he works hard) every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end (at the end of the day)
I take home my (goes home) hard earned pay all on my own (goes home on his own)
I get down (down) on my knees (knees)
And I start to pray (praise the lord)
Till the tears run down from my eyes (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Lord - somebody (somebody) ooh somebody (please)
Can anybody find me
Somebody to love

(He works hard)
Everyday (everyday) - I try and I try and I try
But everybody wants to put me down (oooooh)
They say I'm going crazy (oooooh)
They say I got a lot of water in my brain (ooooh)
I got no common sense
I (he's) got nobody left to believe
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

(Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh)
Ooh, somebody, ooh (somebody)
Anybody find me somebody to love
(Anybody find me someone to love)

I got no feel, I've got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah, yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell (oooh, oooh, this prison cell)
Someday I'm gonna be free, Lord!

(Find me somebody to love, find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love) oh, oh, oh, oh, ooh (find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love) find me, find me, find me (find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love, find me somebody to low-oh-wow-oh-wow) Ooh, find me, find me, somebody to love
(Find me somebody to love, find me somebody to love) Oh, oh, oh, oh, ooooh
(Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody)
(Somebody find me somebody find me somebody to love)
Can anybody find me
Somebody to.....
Love

(Find me somebody to love) oooooh (find me somebody to love)
Find me somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody to love (find me somebody to love)
Find me, find me, find me, find me, find me (find me somebody to love)
Ooooh, somebody to love (find me somebody to love)
Oooh, ooh, ooh, oooh (find me somebody to love) find me, find me, find me, somebody to love

Anybody, anywhere, anybody find me somebody to love (find me somebody to)
Lord, find me, find me, find me
Love

I Want To Break Free


Track 18. Written by John Deacon. Length 4:18.
This is a slight edit of the single version of the track which appears on the 1984 album 'The Works'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:15 and contains the section from approximately 2:03 to 2:19.

Lyrics:
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 want to break free

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

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

But 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, hey
God knows, got to make it on my own
So baby can't you see
I've got to break free

I've got to break free
I want to break free, yeah
I want, I want, I want, I want to break free

Oooh, yeah

The Show Must Go On


Track 19. Written by Queen. Length 4:32.
Taken from the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 1:52 and is a straight edit of the start of the track.

Lyrics:
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, yeah
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, 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, yeah, yeah
Oooh, inside my heart is breaking (ooooh)
My make up may be flaking (oooh)
But my smile still stays on
Yeah, yeah
Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh-woah

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

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

Oooh, I'll top the bill
I'll overkill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the show
On with the show
The show must go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go

Bohemian Rhapsody


Track 20. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 5:53.
Taken from the 1975 album 'A Night At The Opera'.
The 'Absolute Narrative' track is 2:24 and includes the sections from approximately 0:49 to 1:44, 3:32 to 3:42, 3:46 to 4:11, 4:40 to 5:08 and 5:31 onwards.

Lyrics:
Is this the real life
Is this just fantasy
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality

Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy, (oooh, poor boy), I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, easy go
Little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me - to me

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
(Anyway the wind blows)
I don't want to die (oooohhh)
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all (oooh-ooh, oooh-ooh, oooh-ooh, oooh-ooh)

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?
Oh, baby, can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out - just gotta get right outta here

Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh, oooh yeah, oooh yeah

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me

Anyway the wind blows

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