Queen Extended Version Lyrics

This page includes the full lyrics of all extended versions released by Queen. Of the 18 tracks on this page, 13 are available on CD, while two of the tracks, 'Thank God It's Christmas' and 'One Year Of Love', were not actually released on the 12" format.

One of the other tracks, 'Friends Will Be Friends', is also available on CD, but only in edited form, the full version is available only on the 12" single. Four of the tracks are only available on vinyl - three on full commercial releases, and one only as a promo.

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A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling
A Kind Of Magic
Back Chat
Breakthru'
Friends Will Be Friends
Hammer To Fall ('The Headbanger's Mix')
I Want To Break Free
It's A Hard Life
Keep Passing The Open Windows
Man On The Prowl
One Vision
One Year Of Love
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Radio Ga Ga
Scandal
Staying Power
Thank God It's Christmas
The Invisible Man


A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling


Available on the 'A Kind Of Magic' 12" single only. Length 4:58.
The original version was an instrumental, and this extended version simply adds a slightly longer introduction.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

A Kind Of Magic


Available on 'The 12" Collection' album and the 12" single only. Length 6:24.
This version is the same as the album version, but features a new (mostly) instrumental section in the middle, which has many stereo effects.
It was also released in an edited form as 'A Kind Of A Kind Of Magic', and appears on the original UK CD album only; it starts at around 2:48, and begins with the two 'magic' vocals. Length 3:36.
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
A kind of magic (it's no good)

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 (done, done)

Magic

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
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

Magic

Ha, ha
Yeah, yeah
Wow

It's a kind of magic

Back Chat


Available on the 12" single only. Length 6:50.
This version is very similar to the original, but with a longer intro, a new instrumental section, repeated verses, and a different outro.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Hot Space' album page.

Lyrics:
Yeah, yeah, hah
Bah, bah, bap, bah bap

Back chat, back chat
You burn all my energy
Back chat, back chat
Criticising all you see
Back chat, back chat
Analysing what I say
Back chat (hah) back chat
And you always get your way
Oh yeah, see what you've done to me

Back chat, back chat
You're driving me insane
It's a battle to the end
Knock you down you come again
Talk back (huh) talk back
You've got me on the rack
Twisting every word I say
Wind me up and get your way
Fat chance I have
Of making a romance
If I'm ever gonna win
Have to get the last word in
Take it from there
Oooh

Twisting every word I say, ha
Wind me up and let me play
Back chat (oh yeah) back chat
You burn all my energy
Back chat (hah) back chat
Criticising all you see
Back chat (hey) back chat
Analysing what I say
Back chat (yeah) back chat
And you always get your way

Blow

Oooh, get down to me

Come on now
Wake up, stand up
And drag yourself on out
Get down, get ready
Scream and shout
Back off me, be cool
And learn to change your ways
'Cos you're talking in your sleep
And you're walking in a daze

Don't push your luck with me
I'm ready to attack
'Cos when I'm trying to talk to you
All you do is just talk back
You stand so tall
You don't frighten me at all
Don't talk back, don't talk back, don't talk back
Just leave me alone, ha

Hey
Back chat, back chat
You burn all my energy
Back chat (huh) back chat
Criticising all you see
Back chat, back chat
Analysing what I say
Back chat, back chat
And you always get your way

Yes you do

Wake up, stand up
And drag yourself on out
Get down, get ready
Scream and shout
Back off me, be cool
And learn to change your ways
'Cos you're talking in your sleep
And you're walking in a daze

Don't push you're luck with me
I'm ready to attack
'Cos when I'm trying to talk to you
All you do is just talk back
You stand so tall
You don't frighten me at all
Don't talk back, don't talk back, don't talk back
Just leave me alone, ha

Hey
Back chat, back chat
You burn all my energy
Back chat (huh) back chat
Criticising all you see
Back chat, back chat
Analysing what I say
Back chat, back chat
And you always get your way

Yes you do, ha
Yes you do, baby
Come on back chat, back chat
Back chat, back chat, you know where it's at
Come on baby, back chat, back chat
Hit me, go for it, back chat, go for it, back chat, go for it baby, wow

Have you been giving me the run-around
Yes I have, criticising me
Oh yeah, analysing me
Oh yeah, back chat, bad time, bad trash, huh
Well baby, yeah, merci beacoup, thank you
Yes, get on down, get on down (back chat, back chat)
Get on down, get on down (back chat, back chat)

Chat it
Come on gimme that cool chat
Give it me, give it me, give it to me
Alright

Breakthru'


Available on 'The 12" Collection' album, and on the 12" and CD singles. Length 5:43.
This remix features a completely different introduction, and a very different middle section and end. It also features a lot of stereo effects.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Miracle' album page.

Lyrics:
Breakthru
Breakthru
Breakthru
Breakthru - breakthru
Breakthru - breakthru
Breakthru - breakthru
Breakthru
Breakthru
Breakthru, now

I wake up, feel just fine
Your face, feels like mine
I wake up
'Cos you're looking divine

Honey you're touching something, you're touching me
I'm under your thumb, under you're spell, can't you see

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru
Oh yeah

Your smile
Speaks books to me
I break up
With each and every one of your looks at me
Honey, you're starting something, deep inside of me
Honey, you're sparking something, this fire in me
I'm outta control, I wanna rush headlong into this ecstasy

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru (oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh)

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru, oh yeah

Breakthru
Breakthru

Breakthru, these barriers of pain
Breakthru, yeah, to the sunshine from the rain
Make my feelings known towards you
Turn my heart inside and out for you now
Somehow
I have to make this final breakthru
Now

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru (oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh)

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru
Breakthru

Breakthru

Breakthru

Friends Will Be Friends


Available on the 12" single only. Length 6:15.
This version has a new introduction and a longer instrumental outro.
It was also released in edited form as 'Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends', on the 'A Kind Of Magic' CD album. It loses a chorus, from 3:53 to 4:15, giving a length of 5:56.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are edited out of the 'Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends' version)
Friends will be friends
Friends will be friends

Friends will be friends
Friends will be friends
Friends will be friends

Another red letter day
So the pound has dropped and the children are creating
The other half ran away
Taking all the cash and leaving you with the lumber
Got a pain in the chest
Doctors on strike what you need is a rest

It's not easy love, but you've got friends you can trust
Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand 'cos friends will be friends
Right till the end

Now it's a beautiful day
The postman delivered a letter from your lover
Only a phone call away
You tried to track him down but somebody stole his number
As a matter of fact
You're getting used to life without him in your way

It's so easy now, 'cos you got friends you can trust
Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand 'cos friends will be friends
Right till the end

It's so easy now, 'cos you got friends you can trust
Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention

Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand, friends will be friends
Right till the end

Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention

Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand 'cos right till the end
Friends will be friends, yeah, yeah

Hammer To Fall

(The Headbanger's Mix)


Available on 'The 12" Collection' album, the 12" single, and as a bonus track on 'The Works' 2011 double-disc reissue.
The '12" Collection' version lasts 5:22, with the last drum crash at 5:17, while the 2011 double-disc reissue version is 5:18, with the last drum crash at 5:13.
This version features a very heavy thirty second drum intro, extra instrumental sections, and loses some of the lyrics towards the end.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
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, yeah

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, yeah
We're just waiting for the hammer to fall, yeah

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

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

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

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

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

Hey

Woooohh
Hey, yeah
Wow, wow
Ha
Ey, eh
Waiting for the hammer to fall, hey, baby
Yeah, yeah
While you're waiting for the hammer to fall

Give it to me one more time

I Want To Break Free


Available on 'The Works' US CD album, 'The 12" Collection' album, and on the 12" single. Length 7:12.
This version extends the instrumental introduction, and adds a lengthy instrumental break at the end. It then features a short medley containing excerpts from the other album tracks.
The version on 'The 12" Collection' album runs slightly slower, although this is not noticeable, giving a running time of 7:19.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

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
I want to break, yeah, yeah, yeah, I want to break free

I want to break free
God knows, I want to, I want, I want, I want
Yes, I want to break free, I want to break free, yeah

All we hear is radio ga ga
Ooh, ooooh
Oh yeah
You've just got to be strong and believe in yourself
Forget all the sadness 'cos love is all you

Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Tell me this babe

It's A Hard Life


Available on 'The 12" Collection' album, and on the 12" single. Length 5:04.
This track is very similar to the album version, but features a longer instrumental section and a couple of extra lyrics.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
I don't want my freedom
(Oooh) there's no reason for ending with a broken heart

This is a tricky situation
I've only got myself to blame
It's just a simple fact of life
It could happen to anyone

You win, you lose
It's a chance you have to take with love
Oh yeah, I fell in love
But now you say it's over and I'm falling apart

Yeah, yeah
It's a hard life
To be true lovers together
To love and live forever in each other's hearts

It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another right from the start
When you're in love

I try to mend the broken pieces (oh, ooh)
I try to fight back the tears
They say it's just a state of mind
But it happens to everyone

How it hurts (yeah) deep inside (ooh yeah)
When your love has cut you down to size
Life is tough on your own
Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies (ooooh)
I'm waiting for love (ahhhh)

(Hard life) yes it's a hard life
Two lovers together
To love and live forever in each other's hearts
It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another right from the start
When you're in love

Yeah (it's a hard life)
Yes I know it's a long hard fight
Ooooh
Love
For love, love
Hard

Yes it's a hard life
In a world that's filled with sorrow
There are people searching for love in everyway

It's a long hard fight
But I'll always live for tomorrow
I'll look back on myself and say I did it for love
(Ooooh) yes I did it for love
(Love) for love
(For love, love) oh, oh, oh, I did it for love

Keep Passing The Open Windows


Available only on the 'Thank God It's Christmas' 12" single. Length 6:36.
The first 4:18 of this track is identical to the album version. However, it then has a completely new instrumental outro, which features a lot of new instruments and many stereo effects. As such, the lyrics are virtually identical to the original.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
This is the only life for me, yeah
Surround myself around my own fantasy
You just gotta be strong and believe in yourself
Forget all the sadness 'cos love is all you need
Love is all you need

Do you know what it's like to be alone in this world
When you're down and out on your luck and you're a failure
Wake up screaming in the middle of the night
You think it's all been a waste of time
It's been a bad year
You start believing everything's gonna be alright
Next minute your down and you're flat on your back
A brand new day's beginning
Get that sunny feeling and you're on your way

Just believe, just keep passing the open windows
Just believe, just keep passing the open windows

Do you know how it feels when you don't have a friend
Without a job and no money to spend, you're a stranger
All you think about is suicide
One of these days you're gonna lose the fight
You better keep out of danger, yeah
That same old feeling just keeps burning deep inside
You keep telling yourself it's gonna be the end
Ooh, get yourself together
Things are looking better everyday

Just believe, just keep passing the open windows
Just believe, just keep passing the open windows

This is the only life for me, yeah (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Surround myself around my own fantasy
You just gotta be strong and believe in yourself
Forget all the sadness 'cos love is all you need

Just believe, just keep passing the open windows
Just believe, just keep passing the open windows

You just gotta be strong and believe in yourself
Forget all the sadness 'cos love is all you need, yeah
Love is all you need, baby
Love is all you need

Just believe, just keep passing the open windows
Just believe, just keep passing the open windows
Just keep passing the open windows
Just keep passing the open windows

Yeah, yeah, yeah

(Finishes the word 'yeah' being repeated many times)

Man On The Prowl


Available on 'The 12" Collection' album, and on the 'Thank God It's Christmas' 12" single. Length 6:02.
This version features a longer instrumental introduction, an instrumental section in the middle of the song, and repeats two verses.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
Hey
I'm gonna take a little walk on the wild side
I'm gonna loosen up and get me some gas
I'm gonna get me some action
Go crazy driving in the fast lane
My baby left me alone
She done me dirty and I'm feeling so lonely
So come home, come home
If you don't you're gonna break my heart

Man on the prowl
You better watch out
I'm on the loose and I'm looking for trouble
So look out (yeah, yeah) look out (yeah, yeah)
I'm a man on the prowl, yeah

I don't want be a rock and roll steady
I just want to be low down trash
I wanna go to the movies
All I wanna do is sit on my ass
So honey come home (come home, come home)
Don't leave me when I'm feeling so lonely
Come home (yeah, yeah) come home (yeah, yeah)
If you don't you're gonna break my heart

Man on the prowl, yeah
You better watch out
I'm on the loose and I'm looking for trouble
So look out (yeah, yeah) look out (yeah, yeah)
'Cos I'm a man on the prowl

Well I keep dreaming about my baby (ooooh)
But it ain't gonna get me no where (bap, bap), hey
I gotta teach my baby dancing (oooh, bap, bap)
But I am no Fred Astaire

So baby look out
I'm a man on the prowl
Look out
Man on the prowl, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Baby, baby, baby look out, yeah

Baby, baby, baby look out, yeah
Man on the prowl


(Ad-libbed section)
Baby come home
I'm on the loose and I'm looking for trouble
Baby come home, oh yeah
'Cos I'm a man on the prowl

So honey come home, come home
I'm a man on the prowl, yeah

I don't want be a rock and roll steady
I just want to be low down trash
I wanna go to the movies
All I wanna do is sit on my ass
So honey come home (come home, come home)
Don't leave me when I'm feeling so lonely
Come home (yeah, yeah) come home (yeah, yeah)
If you don't you're gonna break my heart

Man on the prowl, yeah
You better watch out
I'm on the loose and I'm looking for trouble
So look out (yeah, yeah) look out (yeah, yeah)
'Cos I'm a man on the prowl

Baby come home
I'm on the loose and I'm looking for trouble
Baby come home, oh yeah
'Cos I'm a man on the prowl

So honey come home, come home
'Cos I'm a man on the prowl, yeah
Man on the prowl, yeah
Hey
Steady babe
Loosen up baby

Wooh
Go baby, go
Wooh
Come on
Yeah

One Vision


Available on the 12" single, the 'A Kind Of Magic' US CD album, and as a video on 'Queen Rocks' video, the 'Greatest Video Hits II' DVD, and the 'A Kind Of Magic' 2011 iTunes LP. Length 6:28.
This version is the same as the album version, but features a new instrumental section which begins at 3:53 and lasts for about 1:10.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) yeah it's a
(undecipherable distorted lyrics)
(God works in mysterious ways) yeah it's a
(Mysterious ways) yeah it's a
(undecipherable distorted lyrics) yeah it's a
(undecipherable distorted lyrics)
(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
Hey, hey
Hey
Hey, hey, gimme
Hey, hey
One vision
Hey, hey, gimme
One vision
One vision
One vision
One vision
One vision
One vision
One vision
One vision

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

One vision, hey
Hey, one vision

(God works in mysterious ways)
One vision
One vision, hey, gimme
One vision

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

Yeah it's a

(God works in mysterious ways)
(Mysterious ways)

Yeah it's a

One Year Of Love


Available as part of the Highlander 'Immortal Edition' CD and DVD set only. Length 6:36.
This version features a lengthy instrumental intro and outro, and the verses are rearranged.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
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

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

And no-one ever told me that love would hurt this 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

Pain Is So Close To Pleasure


Available on 'The 12" Collection' album and on the US 12" single only. Length 6:00.
This mix has a different and much longer intro, and additional instrumental sections. It also runs slightly faster than the album version, and has a punchier feel.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
Pain - pleasure
Pain - pleasure
Pleasure
Pleasure, pleasure
Pleasure, pleasure
Pain

Pain - pleasure, pleasure, pleasure
Pleasure
Pleasure
Pleasure

Pain - pleasure
Pain - pleasure

Ooh, ooh, pain is so close to pleasure, oh yeah
Sunshine and rainy weather go hand in hand together all your life
Ooh, ooh, pain is so close to pleasure, everybody knows
One day we love each other then we're fighting one another all the time (oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh)

When I was young and just getting started
And people talked to me they sounded broken hearted
Then I grew up and got my imagination
And all I wanted was to start a new relation
So in love but love had a bad reaction (ooooh, oooh-ooh-ooh)
I was looking for some good old satisfaction
But pain is all I got when all I needed was some love and affection

Ooh, ooh, pain is so close to pleasure, yeah, yeah
Sunshine and rainy weather go hand in hand together all your life
Pain and pleasure

When your plans go wrong and you turn out the light
But inside of your mind you put out all fire
Where are the answers that we're all searching for
There's nothing in this world to be sure of any more
Some days you're feeling good, some days you're feeling bad
But if you're feeling happy someone else is always sad
Let the sweetness of love wipe the tears from your face (oooooh)
For better for worse, so let's make the best of the rest of our years

Ooh, ooh, pain is so close to pleasure, I told you so
Sunshine and rainy weather go hand in hand together all your life
Pain and pleasure

Ooh, ooh, pain is so close to pleasure, yeah, yeah
Sunshine and rainy weather go hand in hand together all your life
All your life

Ooh-ooh-oooh

Pain - pleasure, pleasure, pleasure, pleasure
Pleasure, pleasure

Pain - pleasure
Pain - pleasure
Pain - pleasure
Pain - pleasure
Pain - pleasure
Pain - pleasure

Radio Ga Ga


Available on 'The Works' US CD album, 'The 12" Collection' album, and on the 12" single. Length 6:51.
This version features a new introduction, lasting 34 seconds, and a longer instrumental in the middle section. The last chorus is also only partially sung, and the outro features some changes as well. The rest is virtually unchanged.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

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

(Radio, radio)

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
Goo goo, radio ga ga

(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)

Scandal


Available on the 12" and CD singles and on 'The Miracle' US CD album. Length 6:34.
This version features a lengthy drum solo introduction, and other changes including a keyboard solo.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Miracle' album page.

Lyrics:
Scandal
Scandal
Scandal
Scandal
Scandal
Scandal

Scandal

Scandal
Scandal

Scandal - now you've left me all the world's gonna know
Ha, scandal - they're gonna turn our lives into a freak show

They'll see the heart-ache
They'll see the love break
They'll hear me pleading
We'll say for God's sake
Over and over and over again

Scandal - now you've left me there's no healing the wounds
Hey, scandal - and all the world can make us out to be fools

Here come the bad news
Open the flood gates (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
They'll leave us bleeding
We say you cheap skates
Over (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
And over
And over again

So let them know when they stare
It's just a private affair
They'll have us hung in the air
And tell me what do they care
It's only a life to be twisted
And broken

Scandal
Scandal

They'll see the heart ache
They'll see our love break, yeah
They'll hear me pleading
I'll say for God's sake
Over and over and over and over again, yeah

Dee, dah, day
Dee, dah
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooohh

Scandal
Scandal
Scandal
Scandal
Scandal

Scandal
Yes you're breaking my heart again (scandal)
Scandal
Yes you're on and on and on again (scandal)

Today the headlines
Tomorrow hard times
And no-one ever really knows
The truth from the lies
And in the end the story deeper must hide (ooooh)
Deeper and deeper and deeper inside

Scandal

Scandal
Scandal

Scandal
Scandal
Scandal

Staying Power


Available on a US promo 12" only. Length 5:50.
This version features additional percussion, a new instrumental intro, a new instrumental section and a repeated verse.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Hot Space' album page.

Lyrics:
Huh
Let me show it to you
Yeah
Oh
Ha, yeah

See what I got
I gotta hell of a lot, yeah
Tell me what you feel
Is it real
Is it real, huh
You know I got what it takes
And I can take a lot
Did you hear the last call baby
You and me got staying power, yeah
You and me we've got, huh, staying power
Staying power, I got, I got it
Ha

I wonder when we're gonna make it
I wonder when we're gonna shake it, tell me
Rock me baby rock me
Come on you can shock me
Let's catch on to the groove
Make it move, make it move, yeah

You know how to shake that thing
We'll work it, work it, work it
You and I can play ball baby
You and me got staying power, yeah, yeah
You and me we've got staying power

Not bad, ha, ha
Ha, ha, ha, wow
Yeah, come on
Wow, yes-ah

Huh
Oooohhh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ha
I wonder when we're gonna make it, tell me
I wonder when we're gonna shake it
I've got fire down below
I'm just a regular dynamo
Want some smooth company
Don't lose control just hang on out with me
Got to get to know each other
But we got plenty of time
Did you hear the last call baby
You and me got staying power, yeah
Huh, you and me we've got staying power
Ha, yeah, yeah
Power, power, power, power
Power, power, power, staying power

I wonder when we're gonna stick it
I wonder when we're gonna trick it
Got fire down below
I'm just a regular dynamo
Want some smooth company
Don't loose control just hang on out with me
Got to get to know each other
But we got plenty of time
Did you hear the last call baby
You and me got staying power, yeah
Huh, you and me we've got staying power
Ha

Power, power, power, power
Power, power, power, staying power

I wonder when we're gonna stick it
I wonder when we're gonna trick it
Blow baby blow
Let's get down and go, go
Get yourself in the mood
Got to give a little bit of attitude
Baby don't you crash
Let's just trash, trash, trash
Did you hear the last call baby
You and me got staying power, yeah
You and me we got staying power, I like it
Staying power, yeah, yeah, gotcha

Thank God It's Christmas


Available on the 'Queen Talks' CD as part of the US 'Queen Collection' boxed set only. Length 4:25.
This version isn't really 'extended' in the normal sense, it just features a longer drum introduction which extends the time by 7 seconds. The lyrics are hence the same as normal.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
Oh, my love, we've had our share of tears
Oh, my friends, we've had our hopes and fears
Oh, my friends, it's been a long hard year
But now it's Christmas
Yes it's Christmas
Thank God it's Christmas

The moon and stars seem awful cold and bright
Let's hope the snow will make this Christmas proud
My friends, the world will share this special night
Because it's Christmas
Yes it's Christmas
Thank God it's Christmas
For one night

Thank God it's Christmas, yeah
Thank God it's Christmas
Thank God it's Christmas (oooh)
Can it be Christmas (oooh)
Let it be Christmas
Every day

Oh, my love, we live in troubled days
Oh, my friend, we have the strangest ways
Oh, my friends, all this, one day, all days
Thank God it's Christmas
Yes it's Christmas
Thank God it's Christmas
For one day

Thank God it's Christmas
Yes it's Christmas
Thank God it's Christmas
Ooooh, yeah
Thank God it's Christmas
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yes, it's Christmas
Thank God it's Christmas
For one day

Christmas
And a very merry Christmas to you all

The Invisible Man


Available on 'The Miracle' CD album, the 2011 double-disc reissue, 'The 12" Collection' album, and on the 12" and CD singles. Length 5:28.
This version features a new introduction, with stereo effects. The mix also rearranges sections from the original.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Miracle' album page.

Lyrics:
I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible, visible, visible man

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
Incredible how you can
See right through me

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
It's criminal how I can
See right through you

When you hear a sound
That you just can't place
Feel something move
That you just can't trace
When something sits
On the end of your bed
Don't turn around
When you hear me tread

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
Incredible how you can
See right through me

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
It's criminal how I can
See right through you

And I'm in your room
And I'm in your bed
And I'm in your life
And I'm in your head
Like the CIA
Or the FBI
You'll never get close
Never take me alive

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
Incredible how you can
See right through me

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
It's criminal how I can
See right through you

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man

I'm the invisible man

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
Incredible how you can
See right through me

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
It's criminal how I can
See right through you

Hah, hah, hah, hello
Hah, hah, hah, O.K
Hah, hah, hah, hello, hello, hello, hello

Never had a real good friend - not a boy or a girl
No-one knows what I've been through - let my flag unfurl
Swore I'd make my mark
From the edge of the world
From the edge of the world
From the edge of the world

I'm the invisible, visible, visible, visible man