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Released 3rd November 1997, reached no 7, on chart for 12 weeks, achieved Platinum status.
Album length 70:20.

Tracklisting:
1. We Will Rock You (album version)
2. Tie Your Mother Down (single version)
3. I Want It All (new remix)
4. Seven Seas Of Rhye (album version)
5. I Can't Live With You (1997 Rocks Retake)
6. Hammer To Fall (album version)
7. Stone Cold Crazy (album version)
8. Now I'm Here (album version)
9. Fat Bottomed Girls (album version)
10. Keep Yourself Alive (album version)
11. Tear It Up (album version)
12. One Vision (album version)
13. Sheer Heart Attack (album version)
14. I'm In Love With My Car (new remix)
15. Put Out The Fire (album version)
16. Headlong (album version)
17. It's Late (album version)
18. No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young) (album version)

 

Queen are: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor
'No-One But You' is of course another story

Tracks 1, 13 and 17 produced by Queen, assisted by Mike Stone
Tracks 2 and 18 produced by Queen
Tracks 3, 5 and 16 produced by Queen and David Richards
Tracks 4, 7, 8, 9 and 14 produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker
Tracks 6, 11, 12 and 15 produced by Queen and Mack
Track 10 produced by Queen, John Anthony and Roy Thomas Baker

Management: Jim Beach
Studio equipment coordination: Martin Groves and Pete Malandrone
Sleeve design: Richard Gray and Queen
Illustration: Damien Rochford


As the name suggests this album collects together some of Queen's heavier rock tracks, aswell as one new track, 'No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)', the first new Queen recording without Freddie. The album also features one re-recorded track, two newly mixed tracks, and one original single version, while the remaining 13 tracks are the original album versions. It features at least one track from every Queen album, with the exception of 'The Game', 'Flash Gordon' and 'Made In Heaven'. A video version of the album was also later released in 1998.

 

Singles:


We Will Rock You


Track 1. Written by Brian May. Length 2:00.
Taken from the 1977 album 'News Of The World'.

Lyrics:
Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playing in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Kicking your can all over the place
Singing

We will, we will, rock you
We will, we will, rock you

Buddy you're a young man, hard man
Shouting in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on your face
You big disgrace
Waving your banner all over the place

We will, we will, rock you, sing it
We will, we will, rock you

Buddy you're an old man, poor man
Pleading with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Somebody better put you back into your place

We will, we will, rock you, sing it
We will, we will, rock you, everybody
We will, we will, rock you
We will, we will, rock you, alright

Tie Your Mother Down


Track 2. Written by Brian May. Length 3:44.
This is the single version of the track which appears on the 1976 album 'A Day At The Races'.

Lyrics:
Ooooh, yeah, ooooh, yeah

Get your party gown
And get your pigtail down
And get your heart beating, baby
Got my timing right
I've got my act all tight
It's gotta be tonight my little schoolbabe
Mamma says you don't
And your daddy says you won't
And I'm bottling up inside
Ain't no way I'm gonna lose out this time, oh no

Oooh, tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Lock your daddy out of doors
I don't need him nosing around
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

You're such a dirty louse
Go get out of my house
That's all I ever get from your
Ooh, family ties, in fact I don't think I ever heard
A single little civil word from those guys
But you know I don't give a light
I'm gonna make out all right
Got a sweetheart hand
To put a stop to all that
Sniping and grousing
Going on all night

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Take your little brother swimming
With a brick, that's all right
Tie your mother down, yeah, yeah
Tie your mother down
Or you ain't no friend of mine
Ooh, ain't no friend of mine, no
No, no, ow
Yeah
Bad guy

Oooh, your mummy and your daddy gonna
Plague me till I die
They can't understand it
I'm just a peace loving guy
Ooooh

Ooh, tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Get that big, big, big, big, big, big daddy out of doors
Tie your mother down, yeah, yeah
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

All your love tonight
Hey
Give me every inch of your love
Ooh, tonight

All your love tonight, hey
Gotta get my timing right, hey
All your love

Tonight

I Want It All


Track 3. Written by Queen. Length 4:30.
This is a new remix 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

Seven Seas Of Rhye


Track 4. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 2:46.
Taken from the 1974 album 'Queen II'.

Lyrics:
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 who 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 (I'll survive, I'll survive)
And come out alive (I'll survive, I'll survive)
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

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, yeah
Oh, I do like to be beside the sea
Where the brass band plays
Tiddly om pom pom

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, yeah
Oh, I do like to be beside the sea
Sailing out beside the sea
Out beside the sunken dream
Beside the seaside

I Can't Live With You


Track 5. Written by Queen. Length 4:47.
This track is a 'Rocks Retake', and is a much heavier track than that which appeared on the 1991 album 'Innuendo'. It features Roger's original live drums, and new guitar from Brian.
Engineered by Justin Shirley Smith, Joshua J Macrae and David Richards.

Lyrics:
I can't live without you, I can't live without you, I can't live without you, I can't live without you
I can't live without you, I can't live without you, wow, oh
Hey

Yeah, I can't live with you
But I can't live without you (oooh-oooh-ooh)
I can't let you stay, oooh
But I can't live if you go away
I don't know just how it goes (ooooh)
All I know is I can't live with you

Yeah, I'm having a hard time
I'm walking a fine line
Between hope and despair
You may think that I don't care
But I travelled a long road to
Get a hold of my sorrow
I tried to catch a dream
But nothing's what it seems

Love is saying baby it's alright
When deep inside you're really petrified
Lover turns to hater on this escalator

I can't live with you, yeah
But I can't live without you
I can't breathe if you stay
But I can't bear you to go away (ooooh-ooh-ooh)
I don't know what time it is
All I know is I can't live with you

We're stuck in a bad place
We're trapped in a rat race
And we can't escape
Maybe there's been some mistake

We're trying to make a high score
We're walking through a closed door
And nobody's winning
We're just sinning against ourselves
Hold on baby tell me it's alright
Anger's breaking from the hurt inside
Passions screaming hotter
Doing what we gotta do, yeah

I can't live with you
I can't live with you
I can't live, I can't live, I can't, I can't live with you
But baby, I'll never ever leave you (ooooh-ooooh)

I can't live with you
But I can't live without you
'Cos I'm in love with you, ooh
And everything about you (ooooh-oooh-ooh)

I can't live with you
No, I just can't live, I just can't live
I can't live with you, yeah
But I can't live without you
Through the madness, through the tears
We've still got each other for a million years
Yeah

Oooh, yeah
Yeah, yeah, day-dap
I can't live without you, yeah, yeah
I can't live without you
Yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I can't live without you
I can't live without you
I can't live without you
Wow oh, I can't live without you, baby, baby, baby

I can't live without you
I can't live without you
A-bop, a-bop, a-woah-woah-woah-yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah

Hammer To Fall


Track 6. Written by Brian May. Length 4:26.
Taken from 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

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
Ey, eh
Waiting for the hammer to fall, hey, baby
Yeah, yeah
While you're waiting for the hammer to fall

Give it to me one more time

Stone Cold Crazy


Track 7. Written by Queen. Length 2:14.
Taken from the 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.

Lyrics:
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 want it any more
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know
Woo, hot

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

Ow, hit 'em ma

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 I can't go to heaven
Will they let me go to hell
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know

Ow

Now I'm Here


Track 8. Written by Brian May. Length 4:13.
Taken from the 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are echoed)
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, ow

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

Ooh, whatever came of you and me
America's new bride to be, oh
Don't worry babe I'm safe and sound
Down in the dungeon just Peaches 'n' me
Don't I love her so
Ooh, cos you made me live again
Yeah

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
Oh, don't I love him so

So long

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
Down in the city justa you 'n' me


Don't I love you so

Go, go, go little Queenie

Fat Bottomed Girls


Track 9. Written by Brian May. Length 4:15.
Taken from the 1978 album 'Jazz'.

Lyrics:
Oh, you gonna take me home tonight
Oh, down beside that red fire light
Oh, you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round

Hey
I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew life before I left my nursery, huh
Left alone with big fat fanny
She was such a naughty nanny
Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me
Hey, hey

Wow

I've been singing with my band
Across the water across the land
I've seen every blue eyed floozy on the way, hey
But their beauty and their style
Wear kind of smooth after a while
Take me to them dirty ladies every time
Come on

Oh, won't you take me home tonight
Oh, down beside your red fire light
Oh, and you give it all you got
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round

Hey, listen here
Now I've got mortgages on homes
I've got stiffness in my bones
Ain't no beauty queens in this locality
I tell you
Hope that I still get my pleasure
Still got my greatest treasure
Heap big woman you gonna make a big man of me
Now get this

Oh, I know, you gonna take me home tonight, please
Oh, down beside that red fire light
Oh, you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round, yeah
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round

Get on your bikes and ride

Oooh, yeah, oh yeah
Them fat bottomed girls
They get me (fat bottomed girls)
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Alright, ride 'em come on
Fat bottomed girls
Yes, yes

Keep Yourself Alive


Track 10. Written by Brian May. Length 3:45.
Taken from the 1973 album 'Queen', although this version fades out just over a second earlier.

Lyrics:
Sing along

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
Then I'd still be where I started, bread and butter for a smile
Well, I 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
But I tell you just be satisfied and stay right where you are

Keep yourself alive, yeah, keep yourself alive, ooh
Take you all your time and a money
And honey you'll survive

Ow

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 to feed my body and my soul
Well I'll grow a little bigger, maybe that can be my goal
I was 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
Then I'd still be where I started, same as when I started

Keep yourself alive, come on, keep yourself alive
Oooh, take you all your time and a money
And honey you'll survive, shake it

Ow

Keep yourself alive, wow, keep yourself alive, oh
Take you all your time and a money
To keep me satisfied

Do you think you're better every day
No, I just think I'm two steps nearer to my grave

Keep yourself alive, come on, keep yourself alive, um
You take your time and take more money
Keep yourself alive

Keep yourself alive, come on, keep yourself alive, um
All you people keep yourself alive
Keep yourself alive, come on, come on, keep yourself alive
Take you all your time and a money
To keep me satisfied

Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
Ooh, all you people keep yourself alive

Take you all your time and money honey
You will survive
Oooh, keep yourself alive
Keep yourself alive

Tear It Up


Track 11. Written by Brian May. Length 3:24.
Taken from the 1984 album 'The Works'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One Vision


Track 12. Written by Queen. Length 5:09.
Taken from the 1986 album 'A Kind Of Magic'.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

One vision, hey
Hey, one vision

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

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


Yeah it's a
(God works in mysterious ways)
(Mysterious ways)

Yeah it's a

Sheer Heart Attack


Track 13. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:25.
Taken from the 1977 album 'News Of The World'.

Lyrics:
Well, you're just 17 all you wanna do is disappear
You know what I mean there's a lot of space between our ears
The way that you touch don't feel you nothing
Hey, hey, hey, hey, it was the D.N.A
Hey, hey, hey, hey, that made me this way
Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Sheer heart attack
Sheer heart attack
Real cardiac

I feel so inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-ticulate
Gotta feeling, gotta feeling, gotta feeling like a paralyse
It ain't no, it ain't no, it ain't no, it ain't no surprise
Turn on the TV let it drip right down in your eyes
Hey, hey, hey, hey, it was the D.N.A
Hey, hey, hey, hey, that made me this way
Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Sheer heart attack
Sheer heart attack
Real cardiac

I feel so inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-ticulate
Just how I feel
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do you know, just how I feel

Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Sheer heart attack
Sheer heart attack
Real cardiac

I'm In Love With My Car


Track 14. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:11.
This is a new version of the track, adding the engine noises from the end of the track to the start to create a new intro. The original version appears on the 1975 album 'A Night At The Opera'.

Lyrics:
Ooohhh
The machine of a dream, such a clean machine
With the pistons a pumping, and the hub-caps all gleam
When I'm holding your wheel
All I hear is your gear
With my hand on your grease gun
Oh, it's like a disease son

I'm in love with my car
Gotta feel for my automobile
Get a grip on my boy racer rollbar
Such a thrill when your radials squeal

Told my girl I'd have to forget her
Rather buy me a new carburettor
So she made tracks saying this is the end now
Cars don't talk back they're just four wheeled friends now

When I'm holding your wheel
All I hear is your gear
When I'm cruising in overdrive
Don't have to listen to no run of the mill talk jive

I'm in love with my car (love with my, love with my car)
Gotta feel for my automobile
I'm in love with my car (love with my, love with my car)
String back gloves in my automolove

Put Out The Fire


Track 15. Written by Brian May. Length 3:18.
Taken from the 1982 album 'Hot Space'.

Lyrics:
They called him a hero
In the land of the free
But he wouldn't shake my hand boy
He disappointed me
So I got my handgun
And I blew him away
That critter was a bad guy
I had to make him pay

You might fear for my reason
I don't care what they say
Look out baby it's the season
For the mad masquerade
Put out the fire
Put out the fire
Put out the fire
Oh, you need a bullet like a whole in the head
Put out the fire
Put out the fire
Put out the fire
Don't believe what your grand-daddy said

She was my lover
It was a shame that she died
But the constitution is right on my side
'Cos I caught my lover in my neighbour's bed
I got retribution, filled 'em all full of lead
I've been told it's the fashion
To let me on the streets again
It's nothing but a crime of passion
And I'm not to blame

Put out the fire
Put out the fire
Put out the fire
You need a weapon like a hole in the head
Put out the fire
Put out the fire, baby
Put out the fire
And let your sons and your daughters
Sleep sound in their beds

You know a gun never killed nobody
You can ask anyone
People get shot by people
People with guns, oh yeah

Put out the fire, wow
Put out the fire, come on
You need a gun like a whole in the head
Put out the fire, wow
Put out the fire
Put out the fire, yeah, yeah
Just tell me that old fashioned gun law
Is dead

Ha
Hey
Take aim and fire
Come on
Yeah
Shoot, shoot, ha
Shoot, shoot, shoot

Headlong


Track 16. Written by Queen. Length 4:37.
Taken from 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
Headlong
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Headlong, headlong
Headlong, on and on and on and on and

It's Late


Track 17. Written by Brian May. Length 6:25.
Taken from the 1977 album 'News Of The World'.

Lyrics:
You say you love me
And I hardly know your name
And if I say I love you in the candle light
There's no-one but myself to blame
But there's something inside
That's turning my mind away
Woah-oh, how I could love you
If I could let you stay

It's late - and I'm bleeding deep inside
It's late - ooh, is it just my sickly pride
Too late - even now the feeling seems to steal away
So late - though I'm crying I can't help but hear you say
It's late, it's late, it's late
But not too late

Um, yeah
The way you love me
Is the sweetest love around
But after all this time
The more I'm trying
The more I seem to let you down, yeah
Now you tell me you're leaving
And I just can't believe it's true
Oh, you know that I can love you
Though I know I can't be true
Oh, you made me love you
Don't tell me that we're through

It's late - and it's driving me so mad
It's late - yes I know but don't try to tell me that it's
Too late - save our love you can't turn out the light
So late - I've been wrong but I'll learn to be right
It's late, it's late, it's late
But not too late

I've been so long
You've been so long
We've been so long trying to work it out
I ain't got long
You ain't got long
We've gotta know what this life's all about
Oh, tell me

Trying to work it out, yeah
Ooh, too late, yeah, too late, much too late
Ooh, ahhh

You're staring at me
With suspicion in your eye
You say what game are you playing?
What's this that you're saying?
I know that I can't reply
If I take you tonight
Is it making my life a lie?
Oh, you make me wonder
Did I live my life right

It's late - ooh, but it's time to set me free
It's late - ooh yes I know but there's no way it has to be
Too late - so let the fire take our bodies this night
So late - let the waters take our guilt in the tide now
It's late, it's late, it's late, it's late, it's late, it's late, it's late
Oh, it's all too late

Wow, oh, to me, come on
Um, late, too late, oh yeah

No-One But You

(Only The Good Die Young)


Track 18. Written by Brian May. Length 4:12.
Brian May and Roger Taylor share lead vocals.
Produced by Queen, engineered by Justin Shirley Smith and Joshua J Macrae.
This track was originally intended to close a covers album called "Heroes" by Brian, however, the track was diverted to 'Queen Rocks' and Brian's solo album eventually became 'Another World'.

Alternate Versions:
1. Video Version (4:28) (available on the 'Queen Rocks' and 'Greatest Flix III' videos only; this is the same as the album version but adds some sound effects and dialogue to the end of the track)
Re-recorded Versions:
1. With Eva Maria Cortes - Long Version (5:19) (on the 'We Will Rock You' Spanish cast album enhanced bonus CD2 only) (identical to the short version but adds orchestral music to the beginning)
2. With Eva Maria Cortes - Short Version (4:27) (on the 'We Will Rock You' Spanish cast album enhanced bonus CD2, the Spanish CD single, and the UK cast album 10th anniversary reissue)
3. With Kerry Ellis (5:18) (released as a free one track download on 19 March 2005, later as part of the 'We Will Rock You - Around The World EP' download, and on the Kerry Ellis 'Wicked In Rock' teaser CD and 'Anthems' album) (seems to have the same music as the Eva Maria version)

Kerry Ellis & Brian May Live Versions:
1. Acoustic By Candlelight (5:25) (recorded in Bury St Edmunds, England, on 5 November 2012)
'We Will Rock You' Musical Tracks:
1. London Cast Recording (4:28)
2. Spanish Cast Recording 1 (4:35) (lyrics in Spanish)
3. Spanish Cast Recording 2 (4:43) (a bonus on the cast album enhanced CD2; similar to above but slightly different) (lyrics in Spanish)
4. German Cast Recording (5:28) (lyrics in German)

Lyrics: (Brian sings the first three, and last three verses; Roger sings the fourth to sixth, plus the 'crying for no-one' line at the end)
A hand above the water
An angel reaching for the sky
Is it raining in heaven
Do you want us to cry?

And everywhere the broken hearted
On every lonely avenue
No-one could reach them
No-one but you

One by one
Only the good die young
They're only flying too close to the sun
And life goes on
Without you

Another tricky situation
I get to drownin' in the blues
And I find myself thinking
Well, what would you do?

Yes, it was such an operation (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Forever paying every due (oooh, oooh, oooh)
Hell, you made a sensation (a sensation)
You found a way through (oooh, found a way through)

One by one
Only the good die young
They're only flying too close to the sun
We'll remember
Forever

And now the party must be over
I guess we'll never understand
The sense of your leaving
Was it the way it was planned?

And so we grace another table
And raise our glasses one more time
There's a face at the window
And I ain't never, never saying goodbye

One by one
Only the good die young
They're only flying too close to the sun
Crying for nothing
Crying for no-one
No-one but you