Greatest Hits II


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Queen 'Greatest Hits II' CD Queen 'Greatest Hits II' 2011 reissue

Released 28 October 1991, reached no 1, on chart for 112+ weeks, achieved 8+ times Platinum status.
Digitally remastered and reissued in slightly different artwork on 3 January 2011.
Album length 75:47.

Tracklisting:
1. A Kind Of Magic (slight edit) (#3, March 1986)
2. Under Pressure (new edit) (#1, October 1981)
3. Radio Ga Ga (slight edit) (#2, January 1984)
4. I Want It All (single version) (#3, May 1989)
5. I Want To Break Free (single version edit) (#3, April 1984)
6. Innuendo (#1, January 1991)
7. It's A Hard Life (#6, July 1984)
8. Breakthru' (#7, June 1989)
9. Who Wants To Live Forever (new edit) (#24, September 1986)
10. Headlong (edit) (#14, May 1991)
11. The Miracle (slight edit) (#21, November 1989)
12. I'm Going Slightly Mad (edit) (#22, March 1991)
13. The Invisible Man (#12, August 1989)
14. Hammer To Fall (single version) (#13, September 1984)
15. Friends Will Be Friends (#14, June 1986)
16. The Show Must Go On (new edit) (#16, October 1991)
17. One Vision (single version) (#7, November 1985)

 

Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 produced by Queen and David Richards.
Track 2 written, performed and produced by Queen and David Bowie.
Tracks 3, 5, 7, 14, 15 and 17 produced by Queen and Mack.

Management: Jim Beach
Sleeve design: Richard Gray
Sleeve notes: Jim Jenkins
Mastered at the Townhouse Studios by Kevin Metcalfe


This album contains 17 of the 22 singles released in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with the exception of:
Body Language (#25, April 1982)
Las Palabras De Amor (#17, June 1982)
Back Chat (#40, August 1982)
Scandal (#25, October 1989)
Thank God It's Christmas (#21, November 1984)

All of the tracks on the album were released as singles. The album contains two number one singles, six top fives, nine top tens, and fourteen top 20 singles. 'Who Wants To Live Forever' is the single with the worst chart performance, reaching no 24. In total, the singles on the album have spent 135 weeks (over 2 and a half years) in the charts. The average single on the album reached no. 10 and spent 8 weeks on chart.

There was only one track listing released worldwide, while the USA had a similar album titled 'Classic Queen' which featured other tracks from throughout Queen's career. A video version of the album, titled 'Greatest Flix II', was also released. The album was later reissued in 2011, with the Japanese release adding 'I Was Born To Love You' as a bonus track.

Two 'tracks' were produced to promote the album, namely 'Eight Good Reasons To Buy 'Greatest Hits II'' which features an eight song segue, and 'A Sample Of Magic', which features nine distinct excerpts.

As of 2016, 'Greatest Hits II' is the tenth best selling album of all time in the UK, with sales of over 3.9 million.


A Kind Of Magic


Track 1. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:21.
This is a slight edit of the track which appears on the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ha, ha
Yeah, yeah
Wow

It's a kind of magic

Under Pressure


Track 2. Written and performed by Queen and David Bowie. Length 3:55.
This is a new edit of the track which appears on the 1982 album 'Hot Space'.

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


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

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

Puts people on streets

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure

Radio Ga Ga


Track 3. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 5:43.
This is a slight edit of the track which appears on the 1984 album 'The Works'.

Lyrics:
(Radio)

(Radio)
I'd sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio

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

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

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

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

Let's hope you'll never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around 'cos we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

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

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

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

I Want It All


Track 4. Written by Queen. Length 4:00.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1989 album 'The Miracle'.

Lyrics:
I want it all (yeah, yeah), I want it all
I want it all and I want it now

Adventure seeker, on an empty street
Just an alley creeper, light on his feet
A young fighter screaming, with no time for doubt
With the pain and anger, can't see a way out

It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say
Gotta find me a future, move out of my way
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now

Listen all you people, come gather round
I gotta get me a game plan, gotta shake you to the ground
But just give me, huh, what I know is mine
People do you hear me, just give me the sign

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

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

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

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

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

I Want To Break Free


Track 5. Written by John Deacon. Length 4:18.
This is a slight edit of the single version of the track which appears on the 1984 album 'The Works'.

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

Innuendo


Track 6. Written by Queen. Length 6:27.
This is a slight edit of the track which appears on the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

Lyrics:
One, two, three, four

Oooh, oooh

While the sun hangs in the sky and the desert has sand
While the waves crash in the sea and meet the land
While there's a wind and the stars and the rainbow
Till mountains crumble into the plane
Ooh, yes we'll keep on trying
Tread that fine line
Ooh, we'll keep on trying, yeah
Just passing our time

Oooh, oooh

While we live according to race, colour or creed
While we rule by blind madness and pure greed
Our lives dictated by tradition, superstition, false religion
Through the eons, and on and on
Ooh yes, we'll keep on trying, yeah
We'll tread that fine line
Ooh, oh, we'll keep on trying
Till the end of time
Till the end of time

Through the sorrow all through our splendour
Don't take offence at my innuendo
Good, good, good, good, good, good, good
Good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good

You can be anything you want to be
Just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be
Be free with your tempo, be free, be free
Surrender your evil, be free, be free to yourself

Oooh, oooh
Yeah
If there's a God or any kind of justice under the sky
If there's a point, if there's a reason to live or die, ha
If there's an answer to the questions we feel bound to ask
Show yourself, destroy our fears, release your mask

Ooh, yes we'll keep on trying
Hey, tread that fine line
Yeah, we'll keep on smiling, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
And whatever will be, will be
We'll just keep on trying
We'll just keep on trying
Till the end of time
Till the end of time
Till the end of time

It's A Hard Life


Track 7. 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

Breakthru'


Track 8. Written by Queen. Length 4:07.
Taken from the 1989 album 'The Miracle'.

Lyrics:
When love breaks up
When the dawn lights wakes up
A new life is born (ooooh, ooh, ooh)
Somehow, I have to make this final breakthru....
Now

I wake up, feel just fine
Your face, feels like mine
I get religion quick
'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

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
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

Break
Hey

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

Who Wants To Live Forever


Track 9. Written by Brian May. Length 4:55.
This is a new edit of the track which appears on the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.
Brian May sings the first verse and some other lead vocals.

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?

Headlong


Track 10. Written by Queen. Length 4:31.
This is an edit of the track which appears on the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

Lyrics:
And you're rushing headlong you've got a new goal
And you're rushing headlong out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping and there's nothing you can do about it
Nothing you can do, no there's nothing you can do about it
No there's nothing you can, nothing you can, nothing you can do about it

And you're rushing headlong you've got a new goal
And you're rushing headlong out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping no there's nothing
You can do about it, yeah

Hey, he used to be a man with a stick in his hand
Hoop, diddy, diddy, hoop, diddy, do
She used to be a woman with a hotdog stand
Hoop, diddy, diddy, wow, hoop, diddy, do
Now you've got soup in the laundry bag
Now you've got strings, you're gonna lose your rag
You're getting in a fight then it ain't so groovy
When you're screaming in the night let me out of this cheap B movie

Headlong down the highway and you're rushing
Headlong out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping and you can't stop rocking
And there's nothing you can, nothing you can, nothing you can do about it

When a red hot man meets a white hot lady
Hoop, diddy, diddy, hoop, diddy, do, ho
Soon the fire starts a raging gets them more than half crazy
Hoop, diddy, diddy, hoop, diddy, do
Ooh, now they start freaking every way you turn
You can't start walking 'cos your feet got burned
It ain't no time to figure wrong from right
'Cos reason's out the window
Better hold on tight

You're rushing headlong
Headlong out of control, yeah
You think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping
And there's nothing you, nothing you
Nothing you can do about it at all

Yeah, yeah
Alright, go

And you're rushing headlong down the highway
And you're rushing headlong out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping
There's nothing, nothing, nothing you can do about it, yeah
(Oooh, oooh, ooh-ooh-oooh)

Ha, ha, headlong
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Headlong, headlong
Headlong, on and on and on and on and

The Miracle


Track 11. Written by Queen. Length 4:55.
This is an edit of the track which appears on the 1989 album 'The Miracle'.

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

I'm Going Slightly Mad


Track 12. Written by Queen. Length 4:04.
This is an edit of the track which appears on the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

Lyrics:
When the outside temperature rises
And the meaning is oh so clear
One thousand and one yellow daffodils
Begin to dance in front of you, oh dear

Are they trying to tell you something
You're missing that one final screw
You're simply not in the pink my dear
To be honest you haven't got a clue

I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened, happened
It finally happened, oh, oh
It finally happened
I'm slightly mad
Oh dear
Ha, ha, ha, ha

I'm one card short of a full deck
I'm not quite the shilling
One wave short of a shipwreck
I'm not my usual top billing

I'm coming down with a fever (oooohh)
I'm really out to sea
This kettle is boiling over (ooooh, oooh, oooh)
I think I'm a banana tree (oooh, ooh)
Oh dear

I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened, happened
It finally happened, uh, huh
It finally happened, I'm slightly mad
Oh dear

Ooh-ooh, ah-ah
Ooh-ooh, ah-ah

I'm knitting with only one needle
Unravelling fast it's true
I'm driving only three wheels these days
But my dear how about you

I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened
It finally happened, oh, yes
It finally happened
I'm slightly mad
Just very slightly mad
And there you have it

The Invisible Man


Track 13. Written by Queen. Length 3:56.
Taken from the 1989 album 'The Miracle'.

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

(Freddie Mercury)

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
(John Deacon)

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

Hah, hah, hah, hello
Hah, hah, hah, OK
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

(Brian May, Brian May)

Now I'm on your track
And I'm in your mind
And I'm on your back
But don't look behind

I'm your meanest thought
I'm your darkest fear
But I'll never get caught
You can't shake me, shake me dear

I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
Incredible how you can
See right through me
(Watch me now)

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

Look at me, look at me
(Roger Taylor)

You can't shake me, shake me dear

Hammer To Fall


Track 14. Written by Brian May. Length 3:36.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1984 album 'The Works'.

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, yeah, yeah

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, yes, it's gonna fall, right
Hammer, you know it
Yeah, hammer to fall
Woooohh
Hey, yeah
Wow, wow
Ha
Ha

While you're waiting for the hammer to fall

Give it to me one more time

Friends Will Be Friends


Track 15. 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

The Show Must Go On


Track 16. Written by Queen. Length 4:23.
This is an edit of the track which appears on the 1991 album 'Innuendo'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One Vision


Track 17. Written by Queen, with original ideas from Roger. Length 4:01.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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