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Queen 'Forever'

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Released 10 November 2014, reached no. 5 and achieved at least Gold status.
Available as a single or 'deluxe' double CD set, and later on 13 April 2015 as a four vinyl boxed set.
Single disc length 75:44. Double disc 1 length 63:41, disc 2 length 71:53.


Tracklistings:

Single Disc Version:
1. Let Me In Your Heart Again
2. Love Kills - The Ballad
3. There Must Be More To Life Than This (with Michael Jackson)
4. It's A Hard Life
5. You're My Best Friend
6. Love Of My Life
7. Drowse
8. Long Away
9. Lily Of The Valley
10. Don't Try So Hard
11. Bijou
12. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
13. Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love)
14. Who Wants To Live Forever
15. A Winter's Tale
16. Play The Game
17. Save Me
18. Somebody To Love
19. Too Much Love Will Kill You
20. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Deluxe Version Disc 1:
1. Let Me In Your Heart Again
2. Love Kills - The Ballad
3. There Must Be More To Life Than This (with Michael Jackson)
4. Play The Game
5. Dear Friends
6. You're My Best Friend
7. Love Of My Life
8. Drowse
9. You Take My Breath Away
10. Spread Your Wings
11. Long Away
12. Lily Of The Valley
13. Don't Try So Hard
14. Bijou
15. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
16. Nevermore
17. Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love)
18. Who Wants To Live Forever
Deluxe Version Disc 2:
1. I Was Born To Love You
2. Somebody To Love
3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
4. Friends Will Be Friends
5. Jealousy
6. One Year Of Love
7. A Winter's Tale
8. '39
9. Mother Love
10. It's A Hard Life
11. Save Me
12. Made In Heaven
13. Too Much Love Will Kill You
14. Sail Away Sweet Sister (To The Sister I Never Had)
15. The Miracle
16. Is This The World We Created?
17. In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited
18. Forever


Single disc tracks 1 and 2, and double disc 1 tracks 1 and 2 produced by Queen, Kris Fredriksson, Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae
Single disc track 3, and double disc 1 track 3 produced by William Orbit, with vocals produced by Michael Jackson
Single disc tracks 4, 13, 16, 17 and 20, double disc 1 tracks 4 and 17, and double disc 2 tracks 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14 and 16 produced by Queen and Mack
Single disc tracks 5, 6 and 9, double disc 1 tracks 5, 6, 7 and 12, and double disc 2 tracks 5, 8 and 17 produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker
Single disc tracks 7, 8 and 18, double disc 1 tracks 8, 9 and 11, and double disc 2 track 2 produced by Queen
Single disc tracks 10, 11, 12 and 14, double disc 1 tracks 13, 14, 15 and 18, and double disc 2 tracks 15 and 18 produced by Queen and David Richards
Single disc tracks 15 and 19, and double disc 2 tracks 1, 7, 9, 12 and 13 produced by Queen, David Richards, Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae
Double disc 1 track 10 produced by Queen, assisted by Mike Stone
Double disc 1 track 16 produced by Queen and Robin G Cable


Executive producers: Brian May and Roger Taylor
Management: Jim Beach
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson
Cover illustration by Luis Tinoco
Album sleeve designed by Richard Gray
Photographs by Snowdon and Lichfield

Dedicated to Mike Stone and David Richards


This album is a collection of Queen ballads and love songs, and was available as a standard single album, or a 'deluxe' double disc album. Both releases featured three new tracks (although each one had been available before through solo or collaboration projects). The remaining tracks are all the normal album versions, some of which fade out slightly earlier but are otherwise identical. The only two tracks which have significant edits are 'Play The Game', which loses it's instrumental synthesiser intro, and 'You Take My Breath Away', which loses it's vocal outro.

The set focuses on album tracks and lesser hits, with the single disc version containing 10 UK singles, 2 foreign singles, and 5 album tracks, compared to the double disc version having 13 UK singles, 5 foreign singles, and 15 album tracks. Both single and double disc sets contain just 5 UK top 10 singles.

On the single disc set, the most represented albums are 'A Day At The Races', 'The Game' and 'Innuendo', with three tracks each. On the double disc album, they are 'Made In Heaven' with five tracks, and 'A Day At The Races', 'The Game' and 'A Kind Of Magic', with four tracks each. The least represented albums are 'Queen II', 'News Of The World', 'Jazz' and 'The Miracle', which each have a single track on the deluxe versions, and 'Hot Space', which has a single track on both single and double disc albums. There are no tracks from either the 'Queen' or 'Flash Gordon' albums.

Altogether this is a reasonable track selection, but as always there are a few odd choices - the inclusion of 'Drowse' and omission of 'Teo Torriatte' and 'No-One But You' being perhaps the most obvious.

The set was also released as a four disc vinyl boxed set on 13 April 2015, containing the same tracks as the 'deluxe' CD, in the same order. For space reasons, 'I Was Born To Love You' was moved to the end of disc 2, rather than the start of disc 3:

Disc 1 side A: Let Me In Your Heart Again, Love Kills - The Ballad, There Must Be More To Life Than This, Play The Game, Dear Friends
Disc 1 side B : You're My Best Friend, Love Of My Life, Drowse, You Take My Breath Away, Spread Your Wings
Disc 2 side A : Long Away, Lily Of The Valley, Don't Try So Hard, Bijou, These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Disc 2 side B : Nevermore , Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love), Who Wants To Live Forever, I Was Born To Love You
Disc 3 side A : Somebody To Love, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Friends Will Be Friends, Jealousy
Disc 3 side B : One Year Of Love, A Winter's Tale, '39, Mother Love
Disc 4 side A : It's A Hard Life, Save Me, Made In Heaven, Too Much Love Will Kill You
Disc 4 side B : Sail Away Sweet Sister (To The Sister I Never Had), The Miracle, Is This The World We Created?, In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited, Forever

The set also included an exclusive 12" vinyl, containing the William Orbit Mix of Let Me In Your Heart Again on one side, and an etching of the album artwork on the other.


Let Me In Your Heart Again


Single disc version track 1, deluxe version disc 1 track 1. Written by Brian May. Length 4:34.
This track was originally recorded for the 1984 album 'The Works' but not completed, and subsequently recorded by Anita Dobson, featuring Brian, for her 1988 album 'Talking Of Love'. This mix features elements from a number of Queen demos, with new backing vocals from Brian and Roger, and new guitars from Brian.

Alternate Versions:
1. William Orbit Mix (6:42) (released as a download single only in aid of the Coca-Cola and (RED) AIDS campaign, and also included in the vinyl boxed set; this remix adds a dance beat and other new music, while retaining Freddie's vocals and most of Brian's guitars, and repeating the second verse and some other lyrics)
Track Credits:
Produced by Queen
Co-produced and engineered by Kris Fredriksson, Justin-Shirley Smith and Joshua J Macrae
Additional engineering by Mack
Lead and backing vocals: Freddie Mercury
Guitars and backing vocals: Brian May
Drums, percussion and backing vocals: Roger Taylor
Bass guitar: John Deacon
Piano: Fred Mandel

Lyrics: (the William Orbit Mix adds the lyrics in red but loses the lyrics in blue)
Uuhhh, ooh, yeah

When people talk of love, I'll lead the conversation
I'll say I feel just fine, happy with my situation
But when I look away, ha, people know my mind is straining
To where I once belonged, dreaming about your heart again

Your heart again, yeah
Your heart again
Let me in your heart again
Listen to me honey

We learn to face the blues, I give you satisfaction
It's your heart again
Despair was on your mind, I gave you the right direction
It's your heart again
Sometimes you walk away, remember it's my heart you're breaking
You forget we were alone, now my heart is only filled with pain

Your heart again, oh
Your heart again
Let me in your heart again

Oh my love, I want you to stay
Don't leave me now or I'll just fade away
Oh my love, don't hurt me this way
Oh, forgive me baby
Don't ever tell me goodbye
Oooh
Come on, baby
Ooh
Don't make me wait too long or I'll lose my mind


Uuhhh, ooh, yeah
When people talk of love, I have no hesitation
It's your heart again
Tell me what you're dreaming of, I'll hold that conversation for you baby
It's your heart again
But when I look away, ha, people know my mind is straining, baby
To where I once belonged, just let me in your heart again
Your heart again, oh
Let me in your heart again

Open the doors for me baby
It's your heart again
Let me in

Hey, live
Let me live
Wooooh
Let me live, and live in your heart again


We learn to face the blues, I give you satisfaction
Despair was on your mind, I gave you the right direction
Sometimes you walk away, remember it's my heart you're breaking
You forget we were alone, now my heart is only filled with pain
Oh
Let me in your heart again

Just let me in your heart again
Your heart again, oh
Let me in your heart again
Let me in your heart again
Let me in your heart again

Love Kills - The Ballad


Single disc version track 2, deluxe version disc 1 track 2. Written by Freddie Mercury and Georgio Moroder. Length 4:10.
This track was originally recorded by Queen for 'The Works' album, but unfinished. It was later completed by Freddie, and included on the soundtrack to the 1984 version of the film 'Metropolis', and released as a single, with Brian, Roger and John appearing on the track. This version was reworked by Brian and Roger as a ballad, adding new music to Freddie's vocals and John's guitar.
Full details of the original version can be found on the Freddie Mercury Miscellaneous Songs page.
Track Credits:
Produced by Queen
Co-produced and engineered by Kris Fredriksson, Justin-Shirley Smith and Joshua J Macrae
Additional engineering by Mack
Arranged by Brian May
Lead vocals, backing vocals and keyboards: Freddie Mercury
Guitars, keyboards and bass: Brian May
Drums and percussion: Roger Taylor
Additional electric guitar: John Deacon

Lyrics:
Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heartline
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love won't leave you alone

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through the heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your lifeline
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love won't leave you alone
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills
Love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills
Love kills
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love

Love kills, drills you through the heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your lifeline
Won't let you go

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go
Love kills, yeah, yeah

Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills

There Must Be More To Life Than This

(with Michael Jackson)


Single disc version track 3, deluxe version disc 1 track 3. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:26.
This track was originally recorded by Queen for the 'Hot Space' and 'The Works' albums, but not completed. It was also recorded by Freddie and Michael Jackson as a duet, before being released as a solo track by Freddie on his 1985 'Mr Bad Guy' album. This version was produced by William Orbit, and features elements from both the Queen and Freddie/Michael demos, as well as new guitars from Brian and keyboards by William Orbit. Another version was produced by Chris Thomas, which Brian and Roger preferred, but Michael Jackson's estate refused permission for it to be released.
Full details of the original version can be found on the Mr Bad Guy album page.

Track Credits:
Produced, mixed and engineered by William Orbit
Michael Jackson vocals originally produced by Michael Jackson
Additional engineering by Mack, Brent Averill, Justin Shirley-Smith, Joshua J Macrae and Kris Fredriksson
Lead vocals: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson
Piano: Freddie Mercury
Guitars: Brian May
Drums and percussion: Roger Taylor
Bass guitar: John Deacon
Keyboards and programming: William Orbit

Lyrics: (the lyrics in white are sung by Freddie, the lyrics in blue are sung by Michael Jackson, and the lyrics in red are jointly sung)
There must be more to life than this
There must be more to life than this
How do we cope in a world without love
Mending all those broken hearts
And tending to those crying faces

There must be more to life than this
There must be more than meets the eye
Why should it be just a case of black or white
There must be more to life than this

Why is this world so full of hate
People dying everywhere
And we destroy what we create
People dying for their human rights
But we just go on saying c'est la vie
So this is life


There must be more to life than killing
A better way for us to survive
I live in hope for a world filled with love
Then we can all just live in peace


There must be more to life than this
There must be more to life than this
I live in hope for a world filled with love
There must be more to life than this

There must be more to life
Much more to life
There must be more to life
More to life than this

It's A Hard Life


Single disc version track 4, deluxe version disc 2 track 10. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 4:08.
Taken from the 1984 album 'The Works'.

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

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

You're My Best Friend


Single disc version track 5, deluxe version disc 1 track 6. Written by John Deacon. Length 2:50.
Taken from the 1975 album 'A Night At The Opera'.

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

Love Of My Life


Single disc version track 6, deluxe version disc 1 track 7. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:32.
This is a new edit of the track which appears on the 1975 album 'A Night At The Opera', which fades out slightly earlier to omit some of the outro.

Lyrics:
Love of my life - you've hurt me
You've broken my heart and now you leave me
Love of my life, can't you see
Bring it back, bring it back
Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
What it means to me

Love of my life - don't leave me
You've taken my love (all my love) you now desert me
Love of my life, can't you see
Please bring it back, bring it back
Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
What it means to me

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

Back, hurry back
Please bring it back home to me
Because you don't know what it means to me (know, means to me)
Love of my life
Love of my life
Oooh, oooh

Drowse


Single disc version track 7, deluxe version disc 1 track 8. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:38.
This is a new edit of the track which appears on the 1976 album 'A Day At The Races', which fades out slightly earlier to omit some of the outro.

Lyrics:
It's the sad eyed goodbye, yesterday moments I remember
It's the back street, weak-kneed, partings I recall
It's the mistier mist
The hazier days
The brighter sun
And the easier lays
There's all the more reason for laughing and crying
When you're younger and life isn't too hard at all

It's the fantastic drowse of the afternoon Sundays
That bored you to rages of tears
The unending pleadings, to waste all your good times
In thoughts of your middle aged years
It's a vertical hold, all the things that you're told
For the everyday hero it all turns to zero
And there's all the more reason for living or dying
When you're young and your troubles are all very small

Out here on the street
We'd gather and meet
And scuff up the sidewalk with endlessly restless feet
And half of the time
We'd broaden our minds more
In the poolhall than we did in the schoolhall
With the downtown chewing-gum bums
Watching the night-life the lights and the fun

Never wanted to be the boy next door
Always thought I'd be something more
But it ain't easy for a small town boy
It ain't easy at all
Thinking it right
Doing it wrong
It's easier from an armchair
Waves of alternatives wash at my sleepiness
Have my eggs poached for breakfast I guess

I think I'll be Clint Eastwood
Jimi Hendrix - he was good

Try William the Conqueror
Now who else do I like?

Long Away


Single disc version track 8, deluxe version disc 1 track 11. Written by Brian May. Length 3:32.
Taken from the 1976 album 'A Day At The Races'.

Lyrics:
You might believe in heaven
I would not care to say
For every star in heaven
There's a sad soul here today

Wake up in the morning with a good face
Stare at the moon all day
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
Does anyone care anyway?
For all the prayers in heaven
So much of life's this way

Did we leave our way behind us?
Such a long, long way behind us?
Who knows when, now who knows where?
Where the light of day will find us?
Look for the day

Take heart, my friend, we love you
Though it seems like you're alone
A million lights above you
Smile down upon your home
Oh, hurry put your troubles in a suitcase
Come let the new child play
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
I'm leaving here, I'm long away
For all the stars in heaven
I would not live
I could not live this way

Did we leave our way behind us?
Such a long, long way behind us?
Leave it for some hopeless lane
Such a long, long way
Such a long, long way
Such a long, long way
Such a long, long way
I'm looking for
Looking for that day

Lily Of The Valley


Single disc version track 9, deluxe version disc 1 track 12. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 1:39.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.

Lyrics:
I am forever searching high and low
But why does everybody tell me no
Neptune of the seas
An answer for me please
The lily of the valley doesn't know

I lie in wait with open eyes (ooohh)
I carry on through stormy skies (oooh, oooh, ooh, ooh)
I follow every course
My kingdom for a horse
But each time I grow old
Serpent of the Nile
Relieve me for a while
And cast me from your spell and (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Let me go

Messenger from seven seas has flown
To tell the king of rhye he's lost his throne
Wars will never cease
Is there time enough for peace (oooh, oooh, oooh)
But the lily of the valley doesn't grow

Don't Try So Hard


Single disc version track 10, deluxe version disc 1 track 13. 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

Bijou


Single disc version track 11, deluxe version disc 1 track 14. 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

These Are The Days Of Our Lives


Single disc version track 12, deluxe version disc 1 track 15. Written by Queen. Length 4:15.
Taken from the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

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

Las Palabras De Amor

(The Words Of Love)


Single disc version track 13, deluxe version disc 1 track 17. Written by Brian May. Length 4:30.
Taken from the 1982 album 'Hot Space'.

Lyrics:
Don't touch me now
Don't hold me now
Don't break the spell darling
Now you are near

Look in my eyes
And speak to me
Those special promises
I long to hear

Las palabras de amor
Let me hear the words of love
Despacito mi amor
Love me slow
And gently

One foolish world, so many souls
Senselessly hurled through the never ending cold
And all for fear, and all for greed
Speak any tongue but for God's sake we need

Las palabras de amor
Let me hear the words of love
Despacito mi amor
Let me know, this night and evermore

For evermore

This room is bare
This night is cold
We're far apart and I'm
Growing old

But while we live
We'll meet again
So then my love
We may whisper once more
It's you I adore

Las palabras de amor
Let me hear the words of love
Despacito mi amor
Touch me now, ooooh, oh, oh
Las palabras de amor
Let us share the words of love
For evermore

For evermore
Oooh, oooh, ooh

Who Wants To Live Forever


Single disc version track 14, deluxe version disc 1 track 18. Written by Brian May. Length 5:14.
Taken from the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.
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?


A Winter's Tale


Single disc version track 15, deluxe version disc 2 track 7. Written by Queen. Length 3:50.
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

Play The Game


Single disc version track 16, deluxe version disc 1 track 4. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:13.
This is a new edit of the track which appears on the 1980 album 'The Game', omitting the synthesiser intro.

Lyrics:
Open up your mind and let me step inside
Rest your weary head and let your heart decide
It's so easy
When you know the rules
It's so easy
All you have to do
Is fall in love
Play the game
Everybody play the game of love, yeah

When you're feeling down and your resistance is low
Light another cigarette and let yourself go
This is your life
Don't play hard to get
It's a free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game, yeah
Everybody play the game of love, oooh yeah

My game of love has just begun
Love runs from my head down to my toes
My love is pumping through my veins (play the game)
Driving me insane
(Come, come, come, come), come
Play the game, play the game
Play the game, play the game

Play the game
Everybody play the game of love
This is your life
Don't play hard to get
It's a free, free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game, yeah
Play the game
Of love

Your life
Don't play hard to get
It's a free, free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game, yeah
Everybody play the game of love, of love

Save Me


Single disc version track 17, deluxe version disc 2 track 11. Written by Brian May. Length 3:47.
Taken from the 1980 album 'The Game'.

Lyrics:
It started off so well
They said we made a perfect pair
I clothed myself in your glory and your love
How I loved you
How I cried

Years of care and loyalty
Were nothing but a sham it seems
The years belie we lived the lie
I love you 'til I die

Save me, save me, save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me, save me, save me (ooooh)
I'm naked and I'm far from home

The slate will soon be clean
I'll erase the memories
To start again with somebody new
Was it all wasted
All that love

I hang my head and I advertise
A soul for sale or rent
I have no heart, I'm cold inside
I have no real intent

Save me, save me, save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me, save me, ohhh
I'm naked and I'm far from home

Each night I cry, I still believe the lie
I love you, 'til I die

(Save me, save me, save me)
Yeah
(Yeah, save me), yeah (save me) oooh save me
Don't let me face my life alone

Save me, save me, save me, ooh, oh, oh, ooh
I'm naked and I'm far from home

Somebody To Love


Single disc version track 18, deluxe version disc 2 track 2. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 4:52.
This is a slight edit of the track which appears on the 1976 album 'A Day At The Races', omitting a single piano note at the end.

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

Too Much Love Will Kill You


Single disc version track 19, deluxe version disc 2 track 13. Written by Brian May, Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers. Length 4:19.
Taken from the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.

Lyrics:
I'm just the pieces of the man I used to be
Too many bitter tears are raining down on me
I'm far away from home
And I've been facing this alone for much too long, ooh

I feel like no-one ever told the truth to me
About growing up and what a struggle it would be
In my tangled state of mind (oooh)
I've been looking back to find (oooh) where I went wrong

Too much love will kill you
If you can't make up your mind
Torn between the lover
And the love you leave behind
You're headed for disaster
'Cos you never read the signs
Too much love will kill you - every time

I'm just the shadow of the man I used to be
And it seems like there's no way out of this for me
I used to bring you sunshine
Now all I ever do is bring you down, oooh

How would it be if you were standing in my shoes
Can't you see that it's impossible to choose
No there's no making sense of it
Every way I go I'm bound to lose
Woh, oh, woh, yes

Too much love will kill you
Just as sure as none at all
It'll drain the power that's in you
Make you plead and scream and crawl
And the pain will make you crazy
You're the victim of your crime
Too much love will kill you - every time

Yes, too much love will kill you
It'll make your life a lie
Yes, too much love will kill you
And you won't understand why
You'd give your life, you'd sell your soul
But here it comes again
Too much love will kill you
In the end

In, in, in, in the end

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Single disc version track 20, deluxe version disc 2 track 3. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 2:43.
Taken from the 1980 album 'The Game'.

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)

Dear Friends


Deluxe version disc 1 track 5. Written by Brian May. Length 1:06.
Taken from the 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.

Lyrics:
So dear friends, your love is gone
Only tears to dwell upon
I dare not say as the wind must blow
So a love is lost, a love is won

Go to sleep and dream again (oooooh)
Soon your hopes will rise and then (oooooh)
From all this gloom life can start anew (oooooh)
And they'll be no crying soon

You Take My Breath Away


Deluxe version disc 1 track 9. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 4:38.
This is an edit of the track which appears on the 1976 album 'A Day At The Races', omitting the vocal reprise at the end.

Lyrics:
Ooh-oh-oh-ooh
Ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh, take it, take it all away
Ooh-oh-oh-ooh, ooh-ooh, take my breath away, oooh
Oh-oh-oh-ooh, oooh, you-ooh-ooh-ooh take my breath away

Look into my eyes and you'll see
I am the only one
You've captured my love
Stolen my heart
Changed my life

Everytime you make a move
You destroy my mind
And the way you touch
I lose control and shiver deep inside
You take my breath away

You can reduce me to tears
With a single sigh (please don't cry anymore)
Every breath that you take
Any sound that you make
Is a whisper in my ear

I could give up all my life for just one kiss
I would surely die
If you dismiss me from your love
You take my breath away

So please don't go
Don't leave me here all by myself
I get ever so lonely from time to time
I will find you
Anywhere you go
I'll be right behind you (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Right until the ends of the earth (ahhhhh)
I'll get no sleep till I find you
To tell you that you just
Take my breath away

I will find you
Anywhere you go, oooh, oooh, oooh
Right until the ends of the earth (ahhhhh)
I'll get no sleep till I find you
To tell you when I've found you
I love you

Spread Your Wings


Deluxe version disc 1 track 10. Written by John Deacon. Length 4:30.
This is a slight edit of the track which appears on the 1977 album 'News Of The World', fading out slightly earlier than usual.

Lyrics:
Sammy was low
Just watching the show
Over and over again
Knew it was time
He'd made up his mind
To leave his dead life behind

His boss said to him
'Boy you'd better begin
To get those crazy notions right out of your head
Sammy, who do you think that you are?
You should've been sweeping up the Emerald Bar'

Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together
'Cos you know you should do better
That's because you're a free man

He spends his evenings alone in his hotel room
Keeping his thoughts to himself, he'd be leaving soon
Wishing he was miles and miles away
Nothing in this world, nothing, would make him stay

Since he was small
Had no luck at all
Nothing came easy to him
Now it was time
He'd made up his mind
'This could be my last chance'

His boss said to him
'Now listen boy
You're always dreaming
You've got no real ambition, you won't get very far
Sammy boy, don't you know who you are?
Why can't you be happy at the Emerald Bar'

So honey
Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together
'Cos you know you should do better
That's because you're a free man

Come on honey
Fly with me

Nevermore


Deluxe version disc 1 track 16. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 1:18.
This is a slight edit of the track which appears on the 1974 album 'Queen II', starting a fraction of a second later to create a standalone version.

Lyrics:
There's no living in my life anymore
The seas have gone dry
And the rain stopped falling
Please don't you cry anymore
Can't you see (aahhh)
Listen to the breeze
Whisper to me please
Don't send me to the path of nevermore, oh, ooh

Even the valleys below
Where the rays of the sun
Were so warm and tender
Now haven't anything to grow
Can't you see (aahhh)
Why did you have to leave me (nevermore, nevermore)
Why did you deceive me (nevermore, nevermore)
You send me to the path of nevermore
When you say you didn't love me anymore (aahhh, aahhh)
Ahhh, nevermore
Nevermore

I Was Born To Love You


Deluxe version disc 2 track 1. 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

Friends Will Be Friends


Deluxe version disc 2 track 4. Written by Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. Length 4:07.
Taken from the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.

Lyrics:
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

Jealousy


Deluxe version disc 2 track 5. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:13.
Taken from the 1978 album 'Jazz', this is the 2011 version of the track which adds a bass drum.

Lyrics:
Oh, how wrong can you be?
Oh to fall in love
Was my very first mistake
How was I to know
I was far too much in love to see, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Jealousy, look at me now
Jealousy, you got me somehow
You gave me no warning
Took me by surprise
Jealousy, you led me on

You couldn't lose
You couldn't fail
You had suspicion on my trail
How, how, how, oh my jealousy
I wasn't man enough
To let you hurt my pride
Now I'm only left with my own jealousy

Oh how strong can you be
With matters of the heart
Life is much too short
To while away with tears
If only you could see
Just what you do to me (oh jealousy)

Jealousy, you tripped me up
Jealousy, you brought me down
You bring me sorrow
You cause me pain
Jealousy, when will you let go

Gotta hold of my possessive mind
Turned me into a jealous kind
How, how, how, oh my jealousy
I wasn't man enough
To let you hurt my pride
Now I'm only left with my own jealousy

But now it matters not
If I should live or die
'Cos I'm only left with my own jealousy

One Year Of Love


Deluxe version disc 2 track 6. 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


'39


Deluxe version disc 2 track 8. Written by Brian May. Length 3:31.
Taken from the 1975 album 'A Night At The Opera'.

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

And the night followed day
And the story tellers say
That the score brave souls inside
Um, for many a lonely day sailed across the milky seas
Never looked back, never feared, never cried

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

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

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

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

Mother Love


Deluxe version disc 2 track 9. 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

Made In Heaven


Deluxe version disc 2 track 12. 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

Sail Away Sweet Sister

(To The Sister I Never Had)


Deluxe version disc 2 track 14. Written by Brian May. Length 3:33.
Taken from the 1980 album 'The Game'.

Lyrics:
Hey, little babe your changing
Babe are you feeling sore?
Ain't no use in pretending
You don't wanna play no more

It's plain that you ain't no baby
What would your mother say?
You're all dressed up like a lady
How come you behave this way, hey

Sail away sweet sister
Sail across the sea
Maybe you'll find somebody
Love you half as much as me

My heart is always with you
No matter what you do
Sail away sweet sister
Always be in love with you

Forgive me for what I told you
My heart makes a fool of me
Oooh, you know I'll never hold you
I know that you gotta be free, yeah

Sail away sweet sister
Sail across the sea
Maybe you'll find somebody
Love you half as much as me
Take it any way you want it
But when they let you down my friend (oooh, oooh)
Sail away sweet sister
Back to my arms again

Hot child, don't you know, you're young
You got your whole life ahead of you
And ooh, you can throw it away to soon
Way too soon, ah, ah, yeah

Sail away sweet sister
Sail across the sea
Maybe you'll find somebody
Gonna love you half as much as me, yeah

My heart is always with you
No matter what you do (oooh, oooh)
Sail away sweet sister
Always be in love with you

Oh, oh

The Miracle


Deluxe version disc 2 track 15. Written by Queen. Length 4:58.
This is a slight edit of the track which appears on the 1989 album 'The Miracle', fading out slightly earlier, while the last second is actually part of 'Is This The World We Created?'.

Lyrics:
Every drop of rain that falls in Sahara Desert says it all
It's a miracle
All God's creations great and small, the Golden Gate and the Taj Mahal
That's a miracle
Test tube babies being born, mothers, fathers, dead and gone
It's a miracle

We're having a miracle on earth
Mother nature does it all for us
The wonders of this world go on, the hanging gardens of Babylon
Captain Cook and Cain and Able, Jimi Hendrix to the tower of Babel
It's a miracle
It's a miracle
It's a miracle
It's a miracle

The one thing
We're all waiting for is peace on earth an end to war
It's a miracle we need - the miracle
The miracle we're all waiting for
Today

If every leaf on every tree could tell a story that would be
A miracle
If every child on every street had clothes to wear and food to eat
That's a miracle
If all God's people could be free, to live in perfect harmony
It's a miracle

We're having a miracle on earth
Mother nature does it all for us
Open hearts and surgery, Sunday mornings with a cup of tea (wonders of this world go on)
Super powers always fighting
But Mona Lisa just keeps on smiling
It's a miracle
It's a miracle
It's a miracle

(Wonders of this world go on)

Well it's a miracle
It's a miracle
It's a miracle
It's a miracle

The one thing (the one thing)
We're all waiting for (waiting for)
Is peace on earth (peace on earth)
And an end to war (end to war)
It's a miracle we need, the miracle

The miracle
Peace on earth and end to war
Today

That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends
That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends
That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends
That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends

Is This The World We Created?


Deluxe version disc 2 track 16. Written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May. Length 2:12.
This track begins with the last second of 'The Miracle' but is otherwise identical to the album version.
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

In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited


Deluxe version disc 2 track 17. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:44.
Taken from the 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.

Lyrics:
It's so easy, but I can't do it
So risky, but I gotta chance it
So funny, there's nothing to laugh about
My money, that's all you wanna talk about
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool

It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo, wo, la, la, la, wo
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool

No beginning, there's no ending
There's no meaning in my pretending
Believe me, life goes on and on and on
Forgive me when I ask you where do I belong
You say I (you can do it)
Can't (you can do it)
Set you free (you can go and set me free) from me
But that's not true

It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo, wo, la, la, la, wo
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool

It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo, wo, la, la, la, wo
Wo, wo, la, la, wah, wah, ooh
But that's not true

It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo, wo, la, la, la, wo
Wo, wo, la, la, wah, wah, ooh
But I'm no fool

It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo, wo, la, la, la, wo
Wo, wo, la, la, wah, wah, ooh

It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo, wo, la, la, la, wo
Wo, wo, la, la, wah, wah, ooh
But I'm no fool

It's in the lap of the Gods
Wo, wo, la, la, la, wo
Wo, wo, la, la, wah, wah, ooh

Forever


Deluxe version disc 2 track 18. Written by Brian May. Length 3:20.
This is a piano version of 'Who Wants To Live Forever' and is taken from the CD version of the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.

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