Deep Cuts Volume 3


(1984-1995)


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Queen 'Deep Cuts 3'

Released on 5 September 2011, and reached no 155.
Length 63:26.

Tracklisting:
1. Made In Heaven
2. Machines (or Back To Humans)
3. Don't Try So Hard
4. Tear It Up
5. I Was Born To Love You
6. A Winter's Tale (single version)
7. Ride The Wild Wind
8. Bijou
9. Was It All Worth It
10. One Year Of Love
11. Khashoggi's Ship (new intro)
12. Is This The World We Created?
13. The Hitman
14. It's A Beautiful Day (reprise) (longer intro)
15. Mother Love

 

Tracks 1, 5, 6, 14 and 15 produced by Queen, David Richards, Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J. Macrae.
Tracks 2, 4, 10 and 12 produced by Queen and Mack.
Tracks 3, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13 produced by Queen and David Richards

Executive producers Brian May and Roger Taylor
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson
Additional audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson
Sleeve notes by Greg Brooks and Gary Taylor, with a little help from the band


This album aims to provide an alternative view on Queen's third five albums, featuring mostly lesser known tracks which were not hit singles, but it does include the UK no 6 hit 'A Winter's Tale', and the Japanese no 1 hit 'I Was Born To Love You'. It features three tracks from 'The Works', one from 'A Kind Of Magic', two from 'The Miracle', four from 'Innuendo' and five from 'Made In Heaven'. As with the other volumes, despite there being 16 minutes left on the disc, it omits the likes of 'Keep Passing The Open Windows', 'Don't Lose Your Head', 'Princes Of The Universe', 'Scandal', 'I Can't Live With You' and 'All God's People', as well as B-sides such as 'I Go Crazy', 'Hang On In There' and 'Hijack My Heart'. Unfortunately 'A Kind Of Magic' and 'The Miracle', two of the group's best selling albums, are vastly under-represented.

The liner notes of the album list the songs in a different order, much closer to their chronological order, which was possibly an earlier provisional track listing, namely: Made In Heaven, Machines (Or Back To Humans), Is This The World We Created?, Tear It Up, One Year Of Love, Khashoggi's Ship, Was It All Worth It, Don't Try So Hard, Bijou, Ride The Wild Wind, I Was Born To Love You, It's A Beautiful Day (reprise), A Winter's Tale, The Hitman, Mother Love

Eleven of the fourteen tracks are identical to the familiar album versions, while 'A Winter's Tale' is the single version, 'Khashoggi's Ship' features a new drum intro, and 'It's A Beautiful Day (reprise)' features a longer instrumental intro.


Made In Heaven


Track 1. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 5:25.
Taken from the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.

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

Made in heaven
Made in heaven
It was all meant to be, yeah
Made in heaven
Made in heaven
That's what they say
Can't you see
That's what everybody says to me
Can't you see
Oh, I know, I know, I know that it's true
Yes, it's really meant to be
Deep in my heart

I'm having to learn to pay the price
They're turning me upside down
Waiting for possibilities
Don't see too many around

Made in heaven
Made in heaven
It's for all to see
Made in heaven
Made in heaven
That's what everybody says
Everybody says to me
It was really meant to be
Oh, can't you see
Yeah, everybody, everybody says
Yes, it was meant to be
Yeah, yeah

When stormy weather comes around
It was made in heaven
When sunny skies break through behind the clouds
I wish it could last forever, yeah
Wish it could last forever, forever

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
Made in heaven
Made in heaven
That's what everybody says, wait and see
It was really meant to be
So plain to see, yeah
Everybody, everybody, everybody tells me so
Yes it was plain to see
Yes it was meant to be
Written in the stars
Written in the stars
Written in the stars

Machines

(or Back To Humans)


Track 2. Written by Roger Taylor and Brian May. Length 5:07.
Taken from the 1984 album 'The Works'.

Lyrics:
(Machines, machines, machines, machines, machines)
(Machines, machines)
(Machines)

It's a machines world
Don't tell me I ain't got no soul
When the machines take over
It ain't no place for rock and roll

They tell me I don't care
But deep inside I'm just a man
They freeze me, they burn me
They squeeze me, they stress me
With smoke-blackened pistons of steel they compress me
But no-one, but no-one, but no-one can wrest me away
Back to humans

(We have no disease, no troubles of mind
We are fighting for peace, no regard for the time
We never cry, we never retreat
We have no conception of love or defeat)

It's that machine noise
It's bytes and megachips for tea
It's that machine, boys
With random access memory
Never worry, never mind
Not for money, not for gold

Yeah, it's software, it's hardware
It's hard beat, it's time share
It's midwife's a disk drive
It's sex life is quantised
It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised

Back to humans
Back to humans
(Back to machines)
(Machines, machines) woooohh (machines, machines)

Living in a new world
Thinking in the past (humans)
Living in a new world
How you gonna last
Machine world (humans)

It's a machines world (humans)
Thinking in the past (back to humans)
Living in a new world
How you gonna last
Machine world

Machine world
Machine world
Yeah
Yeah
Machine world, wooh

Get up and go baby, yeah, yeah
Wooh
Back to humans, hey, hey
Back to humans

Back to humans
Living in a new world how you gonna last
Machine world
It's a machines world

Don't Try So Hard


Track 3. Written by Queen. Length 3:39.
Taken from the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

Lyrics:
If you're searching out for something
Don't try so hard
If you're feeling kinda nothing
Don't try so hard
When your problems seem like mountains
Feel the need to find some answers
You can leave it for another day
Don't try so hard

But if you fall and take a tumble
It won't be far
If you fail you mustn't grumble
Thank your lucky stars
Just savour every mouthful
And treasure every moment
When the storms are raging round you
Stay right where you are

Oooh, don't try so hard
Oooh, don't take it all to heart
It's only fools they make these rules
Don't try so hard

One day you'll be a sergeant major
Oh, you'll be so proud
Screaming out your bloody orders
Hey, but not too loud
Polish all your shiny buttons
Dress as lamb instead of mutton
But you never had to try to stand out
From the crowd

Ooh, oh-ooh, what a beautiful world
This is the life for me
Ooh, oh-ooh, what a beautiful world
It's the simple life for me (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Ooh, don't try so hard
Ooh, don't take it all to heart
It's only fools
They make these rules
Don't try so hard
Don't try so hard
Don't try so hard

Tear It Up


Track 4. Written by Brian May. Length 3:24.
Taken from the 1984 album 'The Works'.

Lyrics:
Are you ready?
Well are you ready?
We gonna tear it up
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Tell me this babe
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Woo, hoo

Hey, give me your mind baby give me your body
Yeah, give me some time baby let's have a party
It ain't no time for sleeping baby
Soon it's round your street I'm creeping
You better be ready

We gonna tear it up
Stir it up, break it up, baby
We gonna tear it up
Shake it up, make it up as you go along
Tear it up, yeah
Square it up, yeah
Wake it up, baby
Tear it up
Stir it up
Stake it out and you can't go wrong

Hey, listen
I love you 'cos you're sweet, I love you 'cos your naughty
Yeah, I love you for your mind baby give me your body
I wanna be a toy at your birthday party
Wind me up
Wind me up
Wind me up, let me go

Yeah
Tear it up
Stir it up
Break it up, let me go
Tear it up
Shake it up
Make it up as you go along
Tear it up, ha, ha, ha
Turn it up
Burn it up, yeah baby

Are you ready? (oh yeah), yeah
Baby, baby, baby, are your ready for me? (oooh, oooh, oooh, oh yeah)
Baby, baby, baby, are your ready for love? (oooh, oooh, oooh, oh yeah)
Are you ready
Are you ready, are you ready for me, yeah (oooh, oooh, oooh, oh yeah)
Alright
Yeah, I love you so near, I love you so far (oooooh)
I gotta tell you baby you're driving me ga ga (oooh, ooooh)

Tear it up, yeah, go, wow
Oh yeah, burn it baby, ha
Yeah, yeah

Oh, baby, baby, baby, baby let's tear it up
Wooh, hoo

I Was Born To Love You


Track 5. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 4:50.
Taken from the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.

Lyrics:
I was born to love you
With every single beat of my heart
Yes, I was born to take care of you
Every single day
Alright
Hey, hey

I was born to love you
With every single beat of my heart
Yes, I was born to take care of you
Every single day of my life

You are the woman for me
I am the man for you
You were made for me
You're my ecstasy
If I was given every opportunity
I'd kill for your love, hey

So take a chance with me
Let me romance with you
I'm caught in a dream
And my dream's come true
So hard to believe
This is happening to me
An amazing feeling
Comin' through

I was born to love you
With every single beat of my heart
Yes, I was born to take care of you, honey
Every single day of my life

I wanna love you
I love every little thing about you
I wanna love you, love you, love you
Born - to love you
Born - to love you
Yes (born) I was born to love you
Born - to love you
Born - to love you
Every single day, day, day, day, day, day, day of my life

Woh

An amazing feeling
Comin' through

I was born to love you
With every single beat of my heart
Yeah, I was born to take care of you
Every single day of my life
Yeah, I was born to love you
Every single day of my life

Go, wow, I love you babe
Hey, hey, born to love you
Yes, I was born to love you, hey

I wanna love you, love you, love you
I wanna love you, yeah, yeah
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, it's magic, what, ha, ha, ha, ha
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, yeah

I want to love you (it's magic), love you, love you
Yeah, give it to me

A Winter's Tale


Track 6. Written by Queen. Length 3:51.
This is the single version of the track, which is taken from the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.

Lyrics:
It's winter fall
Red skies are gleaming, oh
Seagulls are flying over
Swans are floating by
Smoking chimney tops
Am I dreaming
Am I dreaming

The nights draw in
There's a silky moon up in the sky, yeah
Children are fantasising
Grown ups are standing by
What a super feeling
Am I dreaming
Am I dreaming

Woh, woh, woh, woh
(Dreaming) so quiet and peaceful
(Dreaming) tranquil and blissful
(Dreaming) there's a kind of magic in the air
(Dreaming) what a truly magnificent view
(Dreaming) a breathtaking scene
(With the dreams of the world)
(In the palm of your hand)

(Dreaming) a cosy fireside chat
(Dreaming) a little this, a little that
(Dreaming) sound of merry laughter skipping by
(Dreaming) gentle rain beating on my face
(Dreaming) what an extraordinary place
(And the dream of the child)
(Is the hope of the, hope of the man)

It's all so beautiful
Like a landscape painting in the sky, yeah
Mountains are zooming higher, mmm
Little girls scream and cry
My world is spinning, and spinning, and spinning
It's unbelievable
Sends me reeling
Am I dreaming
Am I dreaming

Ahhh
Ooooh, it's bliss

Ride The Wild Wind


Track 7. Written by Queen. Length 4:42.
Taken from the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

Lyrics:
Ride the wild wind
Push the envelope, don't sit on the fence - hey, hey, hey, hey
Ride the wild wind
Live your life on the razors edge - hey, hey, hey
Gonna ride the wild wind, ooooh
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Get your head down baby, yeah, we're gonna ride tonight
Your angel eyes are shining bright
I wanna take your hand, lead you from this place
Gonna leave it all behind, check out of this rat race

Ride the wild wind - hey, hey, hey, hey
Ride the wild wind - hey (hey, hey, hey)
Gonna ride the wild wind (ooooh)
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Tie your hair back baby
We're gonna ride tonight, yeah
We got freaks to the left
We got jerks to the right
Sometimes I get so low
I just have to ride
Um, let me take your hand
Um, let me be your guide

Ooh, ride the wild wind
Don't sit on the fence - hey, hey, hey, hey
Um, ride the wild wind
Live life on the razors edge - (hey, hey, hey)
Gonna ride the wild wind (ooooh)
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Yeah, ride the wild wind - hey, hey, hey, hey
Um, ride the wild wind - hey, hey, hey, hey, ha, ha, ha
Gonna ride it, ride the wild wind
It ain't dangerous enough for me

Ride the wild wind
Ride the wild wind (hey, hey, hey)

Ride the wild wind (hey, hey, hey)
Ride the wild wind
(Hey, hey, hey)

(Hey, hey, hey)

Bijou


Track 8. Written by Queen. Length 3:37.
Taken from the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

Lyrics:
You and me
We are destined you'll agree
To spend the rest of our lives with each other
The rest of our days like two lovers
For ever, yeah
For ever
My bijou

Was It All Worth It


Track 9. Written by Queen. Length 5:44.
Taken from the 1989 album 'The Miracle'.

Lyrics:
(Vocal improvisation by Freddie)

What is there left for me to do in this life
Did I achieve what I had set in my sights
Am I a happy man, or is this sinking sand
Was it all worth it
Was it all worth it

Yeah, now hear my story, let me tell you about it
We bought a drum kit, I blew my own trumpet
Played the circuit, thought we were perfect

Was it all worth it
Ooh, giving all my heart and soul and staying up all night
Was it all worth it
Living, breathing rock 'n' roll a Godforsaken life
Was it all worth it
Was it all worth it
All these years

Put down our money without counting the cost
It didn't matter if we won, if we lost
Yes we were vicious, yes we could kill
Yes we were hungry, yes we were brill, ha, ha, ha
Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh

We served a purpose, like a bloody circus
We were so dandy, yeah, we love you madly
Was it all worth it
Living, breathing rock 'n' roll, this Godforsaken life
Was it all worth it, yeah
Was it all worth it
When the hurly burly's done

We went to Bali, saw God and Dali
So mystic, surrealistic
Was it all worth it, yeah, yeah
Giving all my heart and soul and staying up all night
Was it all worth it
Oooh, living, breathing rock 'n' roll, this never ending fight
Was it all worth it
Was it all worth it
Yes, it was a worthwhile experience, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

It was worth it

One Year Of Love


Track 10. Written by John Deacon. Length 4:27.
Taken from the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.

Lyrics:
Just one year of love
Is better than a lifetime alone
One sentimental moment in your arms
Is like a shooting star right through my heart
It's always a rainy day without you
I'm a prisoner of love inside you
I'm falling apart all around you, yeah

My heart cries out to your heart
I'm lonely but you can save me
My hand reaches out for your hand
I'm cold but you light the fire in me
My lips search for your lips
I'm hungry for your touch
There's so much left unspoken
And all I can do is surrender
To the moment, just surrender

And no-one ever told me that love would hurt so much (oooh, yes it hurts)
And pain is so close to pleasure
And all I can do (oooh, oooh, oooh-oooh) is surrender
To your love (oooh, oooh, oooh-oooh) just surrender to your love

Just one year of love
Is better than a lifetime alone
One sentimental moment in your arms
Is like a shooting star right through my heart
It's always a rainy day without you
I'm a prisoner of love inside you
I'm falling apart all around you
And all I can do is surrender

Khashoggi's Ship


Track 11. Written by Queen. Length 2:52.
This is a slightly different version of the track taken from the 1989 album 'The Miracle', featuring a a 5 second drum intro rather than segueing from 'Party'.

Lyrics:
Who said that my party was all over, huh, huh
I'm in pretty good shape
The best years of my life are like a super nova
Huh, huh, perpetual craze, I said that

Everybody drank my wine - you get my drift
And then we took a holiday on Khashoggi's ship - well
We really had a good, good time they was all so sexy
We was bad, we was blitzed
All in all it was a pretty good trip

This big bad sucker with a fist as big as your head
Wanted to get me, I said go
I said kiss my ass honey
He pulled out a gun, wanted to arrest me
I said uh, uh, babe

Now listen no-one stops my party
No-one stops my party
No-one, no-one, no-one stops my party
Just like I said
We were phased, we was pissed
Just having a total eclipse

Bop, bop
Ba, dap, bop
Be, de, bop, bop, bop
Be, de, bop, bop, de, dee, yeah
That's good
Ooh

This one's on me so let us do it just right
This here one party don't get started 'till midnight
Hey, ey

Everybody it's party to the left
Party to the right

Play my little game I
Do it all night, all night, all night
Hey
Doing it from the middle
Do it all night
Yeah, hey huh

Left
Left - right
Left - right
No-one stops my
Party

Is This The World We Created?


Track 12. Written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May. Length 2:12.
Taken from the 1984 album 'The Works'.

Lyrics:
Just look at all those hungry mouths we have to feed
Take a look at all the suffering we breed
So many lonely faces scattered all around
Searching for what they need

Is this the world we created, what did we do it for
Is this the world we invaded, against the law
So it seems in the end is this what we're all living for today
The world that we created

You know that everyday a helpless child is born
Who needs some loving care inside a happy home
Somewhere a wealthy man is sitting on his throne
Waiting for life to go by

Ooh, oh, oh, is this the world we created, we made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated, right to the bone
If there's a God in the sky looking down
What can he think of what we've done
To the world that he created

The Hitman


Track 13. Written by Queen. Length 4:56.
Taken from the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

Lyrics:
Here we go, yeah
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey, I'm the hitman, stand aside
I'm the hitman I want your life
Ain't no escaping
Don't run and hide
There goes the neighbourhood
I'm gonna kill for your love, that's right

Hitman - now don't you cry
I'm just it man, you might get fried
Gun in my pocket
Don't get me wrong
I'll be your hitman
I'm a fool for your love

I'm a head shredder
That's better
Baby, baby, baby
I'm a hitman, hitman, hitman
Yeah, trouble in the east, trouble in the west
Struggle with the beast, what a thief, what a pest
Come back mother, nuke that sucker
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Who knows what I am talking about?
Waste that brother, alright
Ooh
That's the way to do it
Ha, ha

I'm the hitman, I'm your prize
But this hitman can cut you down to size
Love me baby, don't be so cool
Love me, love me baby
I've been to the hitman school
Yeah, yeah
You're gonna make my day
Gonna blow you away

When the fun begins
Hitman
Are you ready for the sting
Gonna waste that thing
Hitman
Hitman is king

Yeah
Go, go
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Hitman, hitman
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ow

It's A Beautiful Day

(reprise)


Track 14. Written by Queen. Length 3:21.
This is a slightly different version of the track taken from the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven', featuring a longer atmospheric introduction.

Lyrics:
It's a beautiful day
The sun is shining
I feel good
And no-one's gonna stop me now
Oh yeah

It's a beautiful day
I feel good, I feel right
I feel good, I feel right
And no-one, no-one's gonna stop me now

No-one's gonna stop me now
No-one's gonna stop me now, no, no, no

No-one's gonna stop me now
No-one's gonna stop me now
Yeah

No-one, no-one, no-one's gonna stop me now, no-one

No-one's gonna stop me now
No-one's gonna stop me now, no, no, no

No-one's gonna stop me now
No-one's gonna stop me now
No-one, no-one
Yeah

Mother Love


Track 15. Written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May. Length 4:46.
Taken from the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.

Lyrics:
I don't want to sleep with you
I don't need the passion to
I don't want a stormy affair
To make me feel my life is heading somewhere
All I want is the comfort and care
Just to know that my woman gives me sweet
Mother love, uh ha

I've walked too long in this lonely lane
I've had enough of this same old game
I'm a man of the world, they say that I'm strong
But my heart is heavy and my hope is gone
Out in the city, in the cold world outside
I don't want pity, just a safe place to hide
Mama please, let me back inside

I don't want to make no waves
But you can give me all the love that I crave
I can't take it if you see me cry
I long for peace before I die
All I want is to know that you're there
You're gonna give me all your sweet
Mother love, uh ha
Mother love

My body's aching, but I can't sleep
My dreams are all the company I keep
Got such a feeling as the sun goes down
I'm coming home to my sweet
Mother
Mother love, mother love, love, love, love, love, love, love

(God works in mysterious ways)
(Mysterious ways)
Eeeehhh, dop
Eh dop, eh dop

I think I'm going back
To the things I learnt so well
In my youth

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