Live At The Rainbow '74


(Sheer Heart Attack Tour - November Show)


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Queen 'Live At The Rainbow '74'

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Released on 8 September 2014, and reached no 11.
Length 79:41.

Tracklisting:
1. Procession
2. Now I'm Here
3. Ogre Battle
4. Father To Son
5. White Queen (As It Began)
6. Flick Of The Wrist
7. In The Lap Of The Gods
8. Killer Queen
9. The March Of The Black Queen
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11. Son And Daughter
12. Guitar Solo
13. Son And Daughter (reprise)
14. Keep Yourself Alive
15. Drum Solo
16. Keep Yourself Alive (reprise)
17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
18. Stone Cold Crazy
19. Liar
20. In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited
21. Big Spender
22. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
23. Jailhouse Rock
24. God Save The Queen

 

Queen are:
Roger Taylor - drums and backing vocals
Freddie Mercury - lead vocals and piano
Brian May - guitars and backing vocals
John Deacon - bass guitar and backing vocals
.... and nobody played synthesiser

Executive producers Brian May and Roger Taylor
Music produced by Justin Shirley-Smith, Joshua J Macrae and Kris Fredrikkson
Recorded by Roy Thomas Baker and Mike Stone
Mastered by Mazen Murad at Metropolis Mastering
Post production supervision by Kris Fredrikkson and Justin Shirley-Smith
Management by Jim Beach
Design by Richard Gray
Photography by Douglas Puddifoot, Johnny Dewe Matthews, Jill Furmanovsky, Mike Putland, Ian Dickson and Richard Paul-Jones

Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England, on 19 and 20 November 1974.


This album was released as a single disc or 'deluxe' double disc set, as both a CD and download, and as two or four LP sets. The double disc CD and download, and 4 LP set, include a second bonus disc containing the show also recorded at The Rainbow on the 'Queen II' tour, on 31 March 1974. The 2 LP set contains highlights of both shows, with the November show disc including only 10 of the 24 tracks, namely 'Procession', 'Now I'm Here', 'White Queen', 'Flick Of The Wrist', 'In The Lap Of The Gods', 'Killer Queen', 'The March Of The Black Queen', 'Bring Back That Leroy Brown', 'Stone Cold Crazy' and 'In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited'. The set was also simultaneously released on DVD and Blu-ray, which contains the full November show, plus four tracks from the March show as bonus tracks. A deluxe boxed set was also released, which includes the double disc CD album, DVD, Blu-ray, and replica memorabilia.

The show was earlier released, in part, on the 'Live At The Rainbow' video in the 'Box Of Tricks' boxed set in 1992. It contained thirteen full length tracks, six were edited, and five were omitted entirely. Several of the tracks were rearranged to create a fake 'medley', which followed Brian's guitar solo, and contained 'Father To Son', Roger's drum solo, the reprise of 'Keep Yourself Alive' and 'Liar', before the reprise of 'Son And Daughter'.

While the content of the two releases is essentially the same, there are some differences, mostly concerning the dialogue between tracks. The 1992 video includes a completely different performance of 'In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited', which must be taken from a different night than the 2014 release, as well as vocal overdubs throughout. Major differences are noted below, but vocal overdubs are only noted where there is an actual difference between the lyrics heard.

'Flick Of The Wrist' is the only track to appear as a live version for the very first time.


Procession


Track 1. Track length 1:19, song length 1:16.
This track segues into 'Now I'm Here', and is a complete instrumental, with no lyrics or dialogue.
The version on the DVD and Blu-ray is a slight edit, which loses some of the drum introduction before the guitar starts, reducing the length to 1:05.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Now I'm Here


Track 2. Track length 4:57, song length 4:28.
This track segues from 'Procession', and was also included on the 'Greatest Video Hits I' DVD.
The version on the video in the 'Box Of Tricks' features a few vocal overdubs, but is otherwise identical.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the lyrics in red but loses the lyrics and dialogue in blue)
Here I stand
Look around, around, around, around, around
But you won't see me

Now I'm here
Now I'm there
I'm just a
Just a new man
Yes, you made me live again

A baby I was when you took my hand
And the light of the night burned bright
The people all stared didn't understand
But you knew my name on sight

Whatever came of you and me
America's new bride to be
Don't worry baby I'm safe and sound
Down in the dungeon just Peaches 'n' me
Don't I love
you him so
Yes, you made me live again

Yeah
Ooh, a thin moon me in a smoke screen sky

Where the beams of your lovelight chase
Don't move, don't speak, don't feel no pain

With the rain running down my face
Your matches still light up the sky
And many a tear lives on in my eye
Down in the city just Hoople 'n' me

Don't I love him so

Whatever comes of you and me
I love to leave my memory with you

Now I'm here
Think I'll stay around, around, around, around
Down in the city justa you 'n' me


Freddie: Thank you, thank you, the nasty Queenies are back - what d'you think of that? Thank you very much, it's really, it really is nice to be back home. And it's been, it's been so long we've missed you all, we really have. Have you missed us?

Ogre Battle


Track 3. Track length 5:30, song length 5:04.
This track was omitted from the double LP set.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video loses the dialogue in blue)
Freddie: It's time for 'Ogre Battle'

Ha, ha, ha, ha, haa
Now once upon a time
An old man told me a fable
When the piper is gone
And the soup is cold on the table
And if the black crow flies
Find a new destination
That is the sign
Come tonight
Come to the ogre sight
Come to ogre battle fight

He gives a great big cry
Swallow up the ocean
With a mighty tongue he catches flies
Palm of a hand incredible size
Great big eye
Has a focus in your direction
And the battle is won
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Come tonight
Come to the ogre sight
Come to ogre battle fight

Ha, ha, ha, ha, haa
Oooh, watch out

The ogre men are still inside
Two-way mirror mountain
You gotta stay clear and out of sight
Can't see in but you can see out
'Keep a good look out'
The ogre men are coming out
Two-way mirror mountain
They're running up behind
And they're coming all about
Can't go east 'cos you gotta go south

Ogre men are going home
And then the great big fight is over
Bugle blow let trumpet cry
Ogre battle lives for evermore
Ooh, woh, woh
But you can come along
You can come along
Come to ogre battle

Ha, ha, ha, ha, haa


Freddie: Thank you, thank you, you lovely darlings. Have you all got your black fingernails? And who's got the white ones? They all seem to be over there. Tell you what, right now, we'd like to carry on with something else from 'Queen II', would you like that?

Father To Son


Track 4. Track length 5:54, song length 5:33.
This track was omitted from the double LP set, but was included on the 'Box Of Tricks' video, between Brian's guitar solo and 'Keep Yourself Alive'. The track was edited, containing the sections from 0:05 to 1:00, and 1:38 to 3:41, where it faded out, segueing into 'Liar', to give a length of 2:58.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video loses the lyrics and dialogue in blue)
Freddie: So this one's called 'Father To Son'

A word in your ear, from father to son
Hear the word that I say
I fought with you, fought on your side
Long before you were born
Kings will be crowned, the word goes around
Father to son, to son


And the voice is so clear
Time after time I keep on calling you, calling you on
Don't destroy what you see, your country to be
Just keep building on the ground that's been won
Kings will be crowned, the word goes around
Father to son, to son
Yes


Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do
Our family song

Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do ooh, yeah

Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do

Let me move along, along, along, ooh

Take this letter that I give you
Take it sonny hold it high
You won't understand a word that's in it
But you'll write it out again before you die
Oooh, yeah

Oooh, oooh


To-da, to-da, to-da, oh yeah
I want to write you out a letter

Oooh, oooh

A word in your ear
From father to son
Funny you don't hear a single word I say
But my letter to you will stay by your side
Through the years, though the loneliness has gone

Sing if you will
But the air you breathe I live to give you
Father to son
Father to, father to, father to son


Freddie: Nice, thank you. Thank you very much. Um, right now we'd like to do a little sad song (audience goes 'ahhh') oh yes, so I hope you've got all your handkerchiefs out

White Queen

(As It Began)


Track 5. Track length 5:34, song length 5:06.
The track was also released as a bonus streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release in 2009, and on the 'Queen II' 2011 iTunes LP. Both videos include the dialogue at the start of the track, but none at the end, while the 'Absolute Greatest' video also adds 'thank you, thank you, you lovely darlings' from the end of 'Ogre Battle' to the start.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the dialogue in red but loses the dialogue in blue)
Freddie: This is a number from 'Queen II', written by Brian May, 'White Queen'

So sad her eyes
Smiling dark eyes
So sad her eyes
As it began

On such a breathless night as this
Upon my brow the lightest kiss
I walked alone
And all around the air did say
My lady soon stir this way
In sorrow known
The white queen walks and the night grows pale
Stars of lovingness in her hair

Needing - unheard
Pleading - one word
So sad her eyes
She cannot see

How did thee fare, what have thee seen
The mother of the willow green
I call her name
And 'neath the window have I stayed
I loved the foot steps that she made
And when she came
White queen how my heart did ache
And dry my lips no words can make
Still I wait

My Goddess hear my darkest fear
I speak too late
It's for evermore that I wait

Dear friends, goodbye
No tears my eyes
So sad it ends
As it began


Brian: Thanks a lot, thank you. Thanks a lot, thanks a lot, it's nice to see you all again tonight, makes the Rainbow feel like home for us, great. We've narrowly, narrowly escaped having a number one single this week, ah, and this is the side which you haven't been hearing on the Tony Blackburn show

Flick Of The Wrist


Track 6. Track length 4:06, song length 3:28.
This track ends with a short instrumental from 'Brighton Rock'. It was not included on the 'Box Of Tricks' video, although the dialogue at the end was.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video includes the dialogue in red)
Brian: It's called 'Flick Of The Wrist', thank you

Dislocate your spine if you don't sign he says
I'll have you seeing double, double
Mesmerise you when he's tongue tied
Simply with those eyes
Synchronise your minds and see
The beast within him rise

Don't look back
Don't look back

Flick of the wrist and you're dead baby
Blow him a kiss and you're mad
Flick of the wrist - he'll eat your heart out
Dig in the ribs and then a kick in the head
Taken an arm, taken a leg
All this time honey
Baby you've been had

Intoxicate your brain with what I'm saying
If not you'll lie in knee deep trouble
Prostitute yourself he says
Castrate your human pride
Sacrifice your leisure days
Let me squeeze you till you've dried

Don't look back
Don't look back
It's a rip off

Work my fingers to my bones
Scream with pain
Still make no impression

Seduce you with his money make machine
Cross collateralise
Reduce you to a muzak fake machine
And then the last goodbye, bye, bye, bye

Flick of the wrist and you're dead baby
Blow him a kiss and you're mad
Flick of the wrist - he'll eat your heart out
Dig in the ribs and then a kick in the head
Taken an arm, taken a leg
All this time honey
Baby you've been had


Roger: Ta, ta
Freddie: Thank you, thank you. Now then,
ha, ha, ha, well your guess is right. Right now we'd like to do something new for you actually, it's about four pieces that we've put together, a sort of a medley, um, three of them are on our new album 'Sheer Heart Attack', thank you, which is now racing up the charts, thanks to you

In The Lap Of The Gods


Track 7. Track length 3:17, song length 3:15.
This track segues into 'Killer Queen'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: So one, two, three, four

I live my life for you
Think all my thoughts with you and only you
Anything you ask I do for you

I touch your lips with mine
But in the end
I leave it to the lords
Leave it in the lap of the Gods

I want you to
Leave it in the lap of the Gods
Leave it in the lap of the Gods
Leave it in the lap of the Gods

Lap of the Gods (ah, ah, ah, ahhh)
Lap of the Gods (ah, ah, ah, ahh)
Lap of the Gods (ah, ah, ah, ahhh)
In the lap of the Gods (ah, ah, ah, ahh)
In the lap of the Gods

The lap of the Gods

Killer Queen


Track 8. Track length 1:25, song length 1:25.
This track segues from 'In The Lap Of The Gods' and into 'The March Of The Black Queen'.
The version on the video in the 'Box Of Tricks' features a couple of vocal overdubs, but is otherwise identical.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the lyrics in red)
She keeps a Moet Et Chandon
In a pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette

A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation you can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

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

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

The March Of The Black Queen


Track 9. Track length 1:35, song length 1:35.
This track segues from 'Killer Queen' and into 'Bring Back That Leroy Brown'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Lyrics:
I rule with my left hand
I rule with my right
I'm lord of all darkness, I'm queen of the night
I've got the power - now do the march of the black queen

Roger: My life is in your hands, I'll fo and I'll fie
I'll be what you make me, I'll do what you like
I'll be your bad boy, I'll be your bad boy
Now do the march of the black queen
Yeah, yeah, ooh-ooh, yeah

Bring Back That Leroy Brown


Track 10. Track length 1:40, song length 1:09.
This track segues from 'The March Of The Black Queen', and is mostly instrumental.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the dialogue in red but loses the dialogue in blue)
My cutie pie

Do-be-de-pie, do-be-de-pie, do-be-de-doo
Bring that big bad Leroy back
I want him back

Roger: Yeah

Brian: Thanks a lot
Freddie: Thank you. Were you expecting that? That was, that was new for both you and us. Right now (audience shout 'Liar'). No, no, no, listen my darlings, you seem to know the show better than we do, no 'Liar' doesn't come right now, there's something else from the first album, do you remember that one?

Roger: Thanks, thanks for listening to that.
Freddie: Thank you, you're lovely. Something we used to do a long, long time back, no, no, it's not Liar. This is 'Son And Daughter'

Son And Daughter


Track 11. Track length 3:45, song length 3:40.
This track segues into Brian's guitar solo, and reprises after it, and was omitted from the double LP set.
The version on the video in the 'Box Of Tricks' is an edit, which loses some of the first two verses, from approximately 0:49 to 1:54, giving a length of 2:38. It also features some slightly different dialogue from Freddie during the 'false stop', so is either from the previous concert, or has overdubs.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the dialogue in red but loses the lyrics and dialogue in blue)
Freddie: This is a number called 'Son And Daughter'

I want you
So watch out

Tried to be your son and daughter
Rolled into one, yes I did
You said you'd equal any man
For having your fun
Ooh,
now didn't you feel surprised to find
The cap just didn't fit
A woman expects a man
To buckle down and a shovel
What'll you do for loving
If it's only just begun, yeah

I want you
To be a woman

Well I tried to be a preacher
And a fisher of men
An equal people preacher
Will you lead us all the same
Well
I travelled all round
The world and found
A brand new word for day
Watching the time
Never linger behind
Pardon me I have to get away
What'll you do for heaven
If it's back from where you came
Listen

I want you

Freddie: And then what? What's that?
To be a woman
I want you to be a woman

Guitar Solo


Track 12. Track length 4:41, song length 4:41.
This track segues from 'Son And Daughter' and into it's reprise, while on the 'Box Of Tricks' video, it segues into 'Father To Son'. It was omitted from the double LP set. It features Roger and John, as well as Brian, in an early 'Brighton Rock' style improvisation.
Details of other guitar solos can be found on the Live Solos & Improvisations page.

Dialogue: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video loses all dialogue)
Roger: One, two, three, four

Son And Daughter

(reprise)


Track 13. Track length 2:14, song length 1:41.
This track segues from Brian's guitar solo, and was omitted from the double LP set.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video loses the dialogue in blue)
Now didn't you feel surprised to find
The cap just didn't fit
A woman expects a man
To buckle down and a shovel
What'll you do for loving
If it's only just begun, yeah

I want you
To be a woman
A woman


Freddie: Thank you, thank you very much, featuring Brian May on guitar. It's really nice to have him back after his illness, really is, and he hasn't joined anybody else. Right now we'd like to do a number written by Brian when he was a little teenage boy, do you know what that one is? It's a little message to all of you that have come here tonight, all it says is 'Keep Yourself Alive'.

Keep Yourself Alive


Track 14. Track length 2:22, song length 2:22.
This track segues into Roger's drum solo, and reprises after it, and was omitted from the double LP set. It was not included on the 'Box Of Tricks' video, but part of the reprise was.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics:
That's right, come on
Just you, keep yourself alive

I was told a million times of all the troubles in my way
Might he grow a little wiser, little better every day
But if I crossed a million rivers, and I rode a million miles
Still be where I started, bread and butter for a smile
Sold a million mirrors in a shop in alley way
But I never saw my face in any window any day
Now they say your folks are telling you be a superstar
Tell you just be satisfied, stay right where you are

Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive
Shake

Well I loved a million women in a belladonic haze
And I ate a million dinners brought to me on silver trays
Give me everything I need, feed my body and my soul
Then I'll grow a bigger, maybe that can be my goal
Told a million times of all the people in my way
How I'd have to keep on trying and get better every day
But if I crossed a million rivers, and I rode a million miles
Still be where I started, same as when I started

Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive

Drum Solo


Track 15. Track length 0:51, song length 0:51.
This track segues from 'Keep Yourself Alive' and into it's reprise, and was omitted from the double LP set. The version on the 'Box Of Tricks' video is longer, as the first 9 seconds are replaced by a 27 second long different section, possibly from the previous night's concert. The remaining 42 seconds of the track are the same, and this extends the track to 1:09.
Details of other drum solos can be found on the Live Solos & Improvisations page.

Dialogue:
Freddie: Now shake

Keep Yourself Alive

(reprise)


Track 16. Track length 1:25, song length 0:59.
This track segues from Roger's drum solo, and was omitted from the double LP set. The version on the 'Box Of Tricks' video only retains the first 22 seconds of the track, before segueing into 'Liar'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video includes the lyrics in red)
Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive


Do you think you're better every day?
No, I just think I'm two steps nearer to my grave
(Roger: Ow)
Come on and keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive

Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive
Keep yourself alive, come on, come on, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive


Freddie: Thank you.
Roger: Thank you, we'd like to feature for you now, commonly referred to in the press as Mr two-fingered Freddie Mercury, using all ten fingers tonight, we hope you're gonna enjoy this, it's a good one this, it's really loud, you know, it's alright, appeals to the lower elements such as myself

Seven Seas Of Rhye


Track 17. Track length 3:28, song length 3:01.
This track was omitted from the double LP set, and the 'Box Of Tricks' video, although the dialogue at the end was included.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video includes the dialogue in red)
Roger: This one's called the 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'

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

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

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

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

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

Come on, let me take you
Come on, let me take you
The seven seas of rhye


Freddie: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Do you like my claws? They're real diamonds. It's a present from the devil himself. You don't believe me? They don't believe me! Right now we'd like to do some rock 'n' roll, a la Queen

Stone Cold Crazy


Track 18. Track length 2:40, song length 2:15.
This track also appears on the 'The Miracle' singles, and on 'The Miracle' 2011 iTunes LP as a video. Both versions begin with Roger's count-in and omit the dialogue at the end, but are edited slightly differently.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the dialogue in red but loses the dialogue in blue)
Freddie: I tell you what, this is a number from the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album, 'Stone Cold Crazy'
Roger: A one, two, three, four, a, one, two, three, four


Sleeping very soundly on a Saturday morning I was dreaming I was Al Capone
There's a rumour going round, gotta clear outta town
Yeah, I'm smelling like a dry fish bone
Here come the law, gonna break down the door, gonna carry me away once more
Never, I never, I never get it any more
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know

Ow

Rainy afternoon I gotta blow a typhoon and I'm playing on my slide trombone
Anymore, anymore, cannot take it anymore
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know
Watch-a

Walking down the street, shooting people that I meet
With my rubber tommy water gun
Here come the deputy, he's gonna come and getta me
I gotta get me get up and run
They got the sirens loose
I ran right outta juice
They're gonna put me in a cell, if you can't go to heaven
Would you let me go to hell
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know


Freddie: Thank you, thank you dears. Now then, we've come to a point in time, we'd like to do (audience shout 'Liar') a number that was released, oh they know it, might as well get on with it, it's a number released in the States as a single
Brian: Thanks a lot, you're really great

Liar


Track 19. Track length 8:39, song length 8:22.
This track was omitted from the double LP set. It was included on the 'Box Of Tricks' video, segueing from the reprise of 'Keep Yourself Alive', and retaining the sections from 1:10 to 2:14, 2:38 to 2:47, 4:06 to 4:30, and 5:46 onwards, giving a length of 4:15. It is followed by 'Son And Daughter (reprise)' and also features a number of vocal overdubs during the 'all day long' section.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the lyrics in red but loses the lyrics and dialogue in blue)
Freddie: It's a number called 'Liar'

I have sinned dear father
Father I have sinned
Try and help me father
Won't you let me in
Liar, oh nobody believes me

Liar, why don't you leave me

Sire, I have stolen
Stolen many times
Raised my voice in anger
When I know I never should
Liar, oh everybody deceives me

Liar, why don't you leave me alone

Liar, I have sailed the seas
Liar, from Mars to Mercury
Liar, I have drunk the wine
Liar, time after time
Liar, you're lying to me
Liar, yes, you're lying to me
Father, please forgive me
You know you'll never leave me
Please will you direct me
In the right way
In the right way
The right, right way


Liar, liar, liar, liar

Liar, that's what they call me
Liar, every day and every night
Liar, all the time
Liar, oh, woh, woh, woh
They keep calling me liar
They know I'm a liar
Now that's the way to go
-oh-oh

Listen
Now you're gonna listen
Yeah
Mama I'm gonna be your slave (all day long)
Mama I'm gonna try behave (all day long)
Mama I'm gonna be your slave (all day long)
Mama I'm gonna be your slave (all day long)
I'm gonna love you till your dying day (all day long)
I'm gonna kneel down by your side and pray (all day long)
I'm gonna love you till your dying day (all day long)

All day long (all day long)
All day long (all day long)
All day long (all day long)
All day long (all day long)
I'm gonna pray (all day long)
I'm gonna kneel down (all day long)
I'm gonna kneel down by your side
I'm gonna pray
I'm gonna pray

All day long, all day long, all day long

Liar, liar, they never ever let you win
Liar, liar, everything you do is sin
Liar, nobody believes you
Liar, they bring you down before you begin
Now let me tell you this
So now you know you could be dead before they let you


Brian: Great, thanks a lot, thanks a lot for making it seem like coming home to the Rainbow this time, it's been really great

In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited


Track 20. Track length 4:10, song length 4:04.
There are a number of lyric differences between the 'Live At The Rainbow '74' releases and the 'Box Of Tricks' video, with the video footage showing that the differences were sung, rather than being overdubs. Brian's introductory dialogue and Freddie's piano are also different. As such its seems that the two versions are from different performances, but it is unclear which one comes from each night. The 'Box Of Tricks' video is slightly shorter, as it segues into 'Jailhouse Rock', giving a length of 4:01.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video adds the dialogue and lyrics in red but loses the dialogue and lyrics in blue)
Brian: To finish up with, this is something from the new album, 'Sheer Heart Attack', written by young Freddie over there, it's called 'In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited', thank you, goodnight
Brian: We'd like to finish off with a number off the new album as well, it's written by young Mercury over there, young Merc, it's called 'In The Lap Of The Gods - Revisited'. Thank you, thanks a lot.

It's so easy, but I can't do it
It's 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 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
That's not true but I'm no fool

There's no beginning, there's no ending
There's no meaning in my pretending
But believe me, life goes on and on and on
Forgive me when I ask you where do I belong
I can see what you want me to be

That's not true 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

I'm no fool 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

I'm that's no fool

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


Freddie: Thank you, good night everybody
Brian: Thank you, we love you

Big Spender


Track 21. Track length 1:31, song length 1:31.
This track segues into 'Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll', and was not included on the double LP set or the 'Box Of Tricks' video.
Details of this cover version can be found on the Live Only Songs page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: Thank you very much, you're terrific. Yes, thank you

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a woman of distinction
A real big spender
Good looking, so refined
Say, wouldn't you like to know what's going on in my mind?

Let me get right to the point
I don't pop my cork for everyone I see
Hey big spender
Spend a little time with me

Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll


Track 22. Track length 3:12, song length 3:12.
This track segues from 'Big Spender' and into 'Jailhouse Rock'. It was omitted from the double LP set, and was not included on the 'Box Of Tricks' video.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: A one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four

Had to make do with a worn out rock and roll scene
The old bop is getting tired, don't you know, well you know what I mean
Fifty-eight that was great but it's over now and that's all
Something harder's coming up, gonna knock a hole in the wall
Gonna grab you hit you hard, gonna make you ten feet tall

Well I hope that a brand new baby's gonna come along soon
And you know it could happen, any old rainy afternoon
When the temperature's down and the juke box blowing a fuse
And the
(unknown lyric) like just like a Sunday school cruise
And you know everybody in this world could use

Modern times - rock 'n' roll
Modern times - rock 'n' roll

Get your high heeled guitar styled boots and some groovy clothes
Get a hair piece on your chest, a ring through your nose
Find a nice little man who's gonna make you big, big star
Stars in your eyes, ants in your pants, you gotta go far
And you know everybody in this bum sucking world should go far

Rock 'n' roll
Rock 'n' roll
Rock 'n' roll
Rock 'n' roll
Rock 'n' roll
(Rock 'n' roll)
(Rock 'n' roll)
Rock 'n' roll
Rock 'n' roll, everybody
Rock 'n' roll
(Rock 'n' roll)
(Ow, rock 'n' roll)
Rock 'n' roll, yeah

Jailhouse Rock


Track 23. Track length 4:08, song length 4:07.
This track segues from 'Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll', and was omitted from the double LP set. The version on the 'Box Of Tricks' video is an edit, which includes the sections from 0:48 to 1:50, fading in at the start, and 3:35 onwards, reducing the length to 1:34.
Details of this cover version can be found on the Live Only Songs page.

Lyrics: (the 'Box Of Tricks' video includes the lyrics in red)
Warden threw a party in the county jail
Prison band was there and they began to wail
Band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing
Should've heard them knocked out jailbirds sing
Let's rock - everybody let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancing to the jailhouse rock

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little Joe was blowing on the slide trombone
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
Whole rhythm section was the purple gang
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancing to the jailhouse rock

Let's go

Sad sack sitting on a block of stone
Way in the corner weeping all alone
Don't you tell nobody, don't you be no square
Can't find a partner use a wooden chair
Let's rock, everybody let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancing to the jailhouse rock


Sad sack sitting on a block of stone
Way in the corner weeping all alone
Don't you tell nobody, don't you be no square
Can't find a partner use a wooden chair
Let's rock, everybody let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancing to the jailhouse rock

Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock, everybody
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock, let me hear you

Dancing to the jailhouse rock, let me hear you

(Audience: dancing to the jailhouse rock)
Dancing to the jailhouse rock, come on, the show's all yours
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing
(Audience: to the jailhouse rock)
(Audience: dancing to the jailhouse rock)
come on
(Audience: dancing to the jailhouse rock)

Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing
Dancing
Dancing
Dancing

Brian: That's great
Dancing
Dancing
Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing

One more time

Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancing to the jailhouse rock

We
go dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
We're dancing to the jailhouse rock


Freddie: Thank you, goodnight

God Save The Queen


Track 24. Track length 1:18, song length 1:09.
This track is a complete instrumental, with no lyrics or dialogue, and was omitted from the double LP set.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

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