The Game


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Queen 'The Game'

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Released 30 June 1980, reached number 1, on chart for 18 weeks, achieved Platinum status.
Album length 35:43, 2011 bonus EP length 17:21.

Tracklisting:
1. Play The Game
2. Dragon Attack
3. Another One Bites The Dust
4. Need Your Loving Tonight
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. Rock It (Prime Jive)
7. Don't Try Suicide
8. Sail Away Sweet Sister (To The Sister I Never Had)
9. Coming Soon
10. Save Me


2011 Deluxe Edition Bonus EP:
1. Save Me (live version from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, November 1981)
2. A Human Body (non-album track)
3. Sail Away Sweet Sister (To The Sister I Never Had) (Take 1 With Guide Vocal)
4. It's A Beautiful Day (Original Spontaneous Idea, April 1980)
5. Dragon Attack (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, June 1982)


2011 iTunes LP Bonus Videos:
6. Vocal Improvisation and Dragon Attack (live version from Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 1981)
7. Save Me (live version from Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokyo, November 1982)
8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love ('Saturday Night Live' TV appearance, September 1982)


Hollywood Records 1991 Bonus Tracks:
11. Dragon Attack (1991 Remix)

Non-Album Tracks:
A Human Body

Unreleased Demos:
Sandbox

 

Produced by Queen and Mack
Engineered by Mack
All tracks recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, February - May 1980,
except 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', 'Sail Away Sweet Sister', 'Coming Soon' and 'Save Me', recorded June - July 1979

Sleeve concept by Queen
Sleeve design by Cream
Photography by Peter Hince and Christopher Hopper
Management by Queen

This album includes the first appearance of a synthesiser (an Oberheim OBX) on a Queen album  

This album was also later released on the DVD-Audio format.


2011 Reissue Notes:
This 2011 version has been meticulously re-created using the finest modern analogue and digital technology from the original first-generation master mixes.

Executive producers - Brian May and Roger Taylor
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson.
Additional audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson
Special thanks to Greg Brooks and Gary Taylor
Sleeve notes by Greg Brooks and Gary Taylor
Bonus material mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine, audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson.
Special thanks to Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, Declan O'Regan, All at British Grove Studios and FX Copyroom.

 

Singles:

Remixed Singles:


Play The Game


Track 1. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:30.
A demo version is believed to exist with Andy Gibb (brother of the Bee Gees) providing some vocals.
Details are also available of the 'Greatest Video Hits I' and DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Album Version Edit (3:27) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' DVD only; this is a slight edit which fades in a bit later and out a bit earlier)
2. 'Forever' Edit (3:13) (on the 'Forever' single and double disc albums; this omits the synthesiser introduction, starting with the piano at 0:18)
3. Instrumental Version (3:27) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video; an instrumental version of the above edit, retaining some backing vocals)

Live Versions:
1. We Will Rock You / Queen Rock Montreal (3:47) (recorded in Montreal, Canada, on 24/25 November 1981)
2. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (3:29) (recorded in Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982)
3. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl Excerpt (0:53) (available as an insert on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' releases)

'We Will Rock You' Musical Tracks:
1. London Cast Recording (2:58)
2. Spanish Cast Recording (2:58) (lyrics in Spanish)
3. German Cast Recording (3:16) (also available on the UK cast album 10th anniversary reissue) (lyrics in German)

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

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

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

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

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

Dragon Attack


Track 2. Written by Brian May. Length 4:19.
Details are also available of the DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Hollywood Records Remix (4:21) (on the US remaster and 'Basic Queen Bootlegs' US promo CD only; a dance remix, retaining vocals, with a new rap section)
2. The Eye Instrumental (4:21) (a full instrumental, with no lyrics at all, but some additional percussion)
3. Rave Remix (4:18) (on the 'Basic Queen Bootlegs' US promo CD only; essentially an instrumental version of the track, with some very minor tweaks)
4. South African Acetate Version (2:45) (available on a South African 7" acetate of 'Rock It' only) (apparently this is a significant edit which loses all of the bass solo, most of the guitar solo, and features an earlier fade-out)

Live Versions:
1. Brazil, 1981 (3:42) (recorded at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, on 20 or 21 March 1981; available on the 2011 iTunes LP as a bonus video, where it segues from the 'Now I'm Here' singalong)
2. We Will Rock You / Queen Rock Montreal (3:12) (recorded in Montreal, Canada, on 24/25 November 1981)
3. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (3:16) (recorded in Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982; also available on the 2011 double disc reissue)
4. Live In Japan (2:59) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November 1982, and also appears on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD)

Lyrics:
Oooh yeah
Ha, hey

Take me to the room where the red's all red
Take me out of my head's that's what I said, yeah, ow
Hey, take me to the room where the green's all green
And from what I've seen it's hot, it's mean, yeah

I'm gonna use my stack
It's gotta be Mack
Gonna get me on the track
Got a dragon on my back, ahh

Take me to the room where the beat's all round
Gonna eat the sound, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Take me to the room where the black's all white
And the white's all black, take me back to the shack, shack

She don't take no prisoners
She's gonna give me the business
Got a dragon on my back
Yeah, it's a dragon attack

Get down
Nice and slow, wow

Hey, hey, alright
Yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Low down - she don't take no prisoners
Go down - she's gonna give me the business
No time - yeah, chained to the rack
Show time - got a dragon on my back
Show down - go find another customer
Slow down - I gotta make my way
It's all green, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, on my way, on my way
Hey, alright

Oh, look out

Another One Bites The Dust


Track 3. Written by John Deacon. Length 3:34.
This track was later remixed for the film 'Small Soldiers' in 1998, and by 'The Miami Project' in 2006, full details are available on the 'Another One Bites The Dust' Remixes page.
Details are also available of the 'Greatest Video Hits I' and DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Extended Version (7:00) (available on the Columbian 12" vinyl only; apparently this version just features the usual album version twice, presumably edited between to account for the slightly reduced running time)
2. Album Version Edit (3:31) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' DVD only; this is a slight edit, which fades out earlier)
3. Instrumental Version (3:31) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video; an instrumental version of the above edit, retaining some backing vocals)
4. Film Edit 1 (0:55) (in the 'Small Soldiers' film only; this is an edit of the normal LP version, containing 0:00 to 0:05, 0:40 to 1:01, 0:57 to 0:59, 1:39 to 1:49 and 3:12 onwards)
5. Film Edit 2 (0:13) (in the 'Biggles' film only; this is an instrumental edit of the normal LP version, containing 2:06 to 2:17 and 2:19 to 2:20 approximately)
6. Ice Cube Remix (3:22) (on the 'Basic Queen Bootlegs' US promo CD only; a dance remix which adds rap vocals, completely new music, and only retains Freddie singing 'Another One Bites The Dust')
7. Phase And Rave Remix (4:12) (on the 'Basic Queen Bootlegs' US promo CD only; a remix which retains the vocals and music, but adds a dance beat, DJ effects, rap vocals, and samples from other Queen songs, other artists songs, films and TV)
8. Dave Ogilvie Alternative Mix (6:00) (on a Hollywood Records 'Freakshow Sampler' CD; a dance remix, which adds some samples from 'Bohemian Rhapsody')

Re-recorded Versions:
1. With Annie Crummer - Single Version (3:50) (released as a single in New Zealand, also available on the Austrialian version of the UK cast album, and the UK cast album 10th anniversary reissue)
2. With Annie Crummer - Instrumental Version (3:50) (on the above New Zealand single only)

Queen Live Versions:
1. Rare Live (2:36) (a compilation of footage, recorded at Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, on 1 March 1981, and the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, on 12 May 1982)
2. We Will Rock You / Queen Rock Montreal (3:57) (recorded in Montreal, Canada, on 24/25 November 1981; not released on the original 60 minute VHS release)
3. Vienna 1982 (3:25) (recorded in Vienna, Austria, on 12 May 1982, on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD)
4. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (3:46) (recorded in Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982)
5. Final Concert Live In Japan (3:48) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985)
6. Live At Wembley, First Night (4:17) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 11 July 1986; available on the 2003 and 2011 DVD's, and the 2003 US CD reissue)
7. Live At Wembley, Second Night (4:20) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 12 July 1986)
8. Live At Wembley, Second Night Edit (3:30) (on the video only, this edits out some of Freddie's 'singalong' section)
9. Live At Wembley, Second Night Excerpt 1 (0:25) (on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2003 DVD song selection screen; an edit of the above version, from 0:10 to 0:35)
10. Live At Wembley, Second Night Excerpt 2 (1:00) (on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2003 DVD 'Unseen Magic' menu; an edit of the above version from 0:10 to 1:10)
11. Hungarian Rhapsody (4:07) (recorded in Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986; available on the CD only)
12. Live Magic (4:10) (recorded at Knebworth Park, England, on 9 August 1986, available on the CD only)
13. Live Magic Edit (3:36) (on the 'Live Magic' UK LP, UK Cassette, Japanese original CD and Japanese 1994 CD only; this is an edit of the CD version, losing a number of small sections)

Queen + Paul Rodgers Live Versions:
1. Official Download, Birmingham 2005 (3:53) (recorded in Birmingham, England, on 6 May 2005)
2. Return Of The Champions (3:41) (recorded in Sheffield, England, on 9 May 2005)
3. Super Live In Japan (3:53) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2005, and also available on the Highlights CD/DVD)
4. Live In Ukraine (3:33) (recorded in Kharkov, Ukraine, on 12 September 2008)
5. Official Download, Berlin 2008 (3:33) (recorded in Berlin, Germany, on 21 September 2008)
6. Official Download, Mannheim 2008 (3:38) (recorded in Mannheim, Germany, on 2 October 2008)
7. Official Download, Madrid 2008 (3:31) (recorded in Madrid, Spain, on 25 October 2008)
8. Official Download, Vienna 2008 (3:27) (recorded in Vienna, Austria, on 1 November 2008)

'We Will Rock You' Musical Tracks:
1. London Cast Recording (2:49)
2. Spanish Cast Recording (2:44)
3. German Cast Recording (2:41)

Lyrics: (the Small Soldiers film version includes the last verse, then the word 'hey', and the last two lines)
Ooh, let's go

Steve walks wearily down the street
With his brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go

Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat, yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

How do you think I'm gonna get along
Without you when you're gone
You took me for everything that I had
And kicked me out on my own
Are you happy, are you satisfied
How long can you stand the heat
Out of the door way the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat
Look out

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Hey
Oh, take it
Bites the dust
Bites the dust, yeah

Hey
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, ow
Another one bites the dust, hey, hey
Another one bites the dust, hey

Ooh, shout

There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down, yeah
But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat
So, yeah, yeah, yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Shoot up, ay hey
Alright

Need Your Loving Tonight


Track 4. Written by John Deacon. Length 2:48.
Details are also available of the DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. South African Acetate Version (2:41) (available on a South African 'Play The Game' 12" acetate; apparently this edits out around 7 seconds at the start of the track, losing the 'hey, hey, hey' vocals only)
Lyrics:
Yeah
Hey, hey, hey

No, I'll never look back in anger
No, I'll never find me an answer
You promised me you'd keep in touch
I read your letter and it hurt me so much
I said I'd never, never be angry with you

I don't wanna feel like a stranger, no
'Cos I'd rather stay out of danger
I read your letter so many times
I got your meaning between the lines
I said I'd never, never be angry with you

I must be strong so she won't know how much I miss her
I only hope, as time goes on, I won't forget her
My body's aching, can't sleep at night
I'm too exhausted to start a fight
And if I see her with another guy
I'll eat my heart out 'cos I love, love, love, love her

Come on baby, let's get together
I'll love you baby, I'll love you forever
I'm trying hard to stay away
What made you change, what did I say
Ooh, I need your loving tonight

Ooh, I need your loving
Ooh, I need your loving
Ooh, I need your loving tonight (oooh, loving, tooo)
Hit me

Ooh, I need your loving tonight

No, I'll never look back in anger
No, I'll never find me an answer
Gave me no warning, how could I guess
I'll have to learn to forgive and forget

Ooh, I need your loving
Ooh, I need your loving
Ooh, I need your loving tonight

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Track 5. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 2:43.
This track was re-recorded in 2006 by Diana Ross featuring Brian May.
Details are also available of the 'Greatest Video Hits I' and DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Album Version Edit (2:41) (on the 'Greatest Hits' US video and the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' DVD only; this is a slight edit which fades out earlier)
2. Instrumental Version (2:41) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video; an instrumental version of the above edit, retaining some backing vocals)

Queen Live Versions:
1. We Will Rock You / Queen Rock Montreal (4:13) (recorded in Montreal, Canada, on 24/25 November 1981; not released on the original 60 minute VHS release)
2. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (3:56) (recorded in Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982)
3. Saturday Night Live (3:58) (recorded at NBC Studios, New York, USA, on 25 September 1982; available on the 2011 iTunes LP as a bonus video, and previously on the 'Saturday Night Live - 25 Years Of Music (volume 2)' US DVD)
3. Live In Japan (4:54) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November 1982, and also appears on 'Rare Live', and the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD)
4. Final Concert Live In Japan (5:00) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985)
5. Live Aid (3:30) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 13 July 1985, available on the 'Live Aid' DVD, and on the double DVD 'Queen Rock Montreal And Live Aid')
6. Live At Wembley. First Night (5:43) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 11 July 1986; available on the 2003 and 2011 DVD's, and the 2003 US CD reissue)
7. Live At Wembley, Second Night (5:01) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 12 July 1986)
8. Live At Wembley, Second Night Edit (4:18) (on the video only, this edits out a long instrumental section from 2:47 to 3:30)
9. Live At Wembley, Second Night Excerpt (0:25) (on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2003 DVD song selection screen; an edit of the above live version from approx 0:32 to 0:57)
10. Hungarian Rhapsody (4:30) (recorded in Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986; available on the CD only)
11. Hungarian Rhapsody / Live In Budapest Edit (3:31) (available on the video releases only; as above, but omits the section from 0:24 to 1:23)

Queen Live Versions Without Freddie:
1. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (3:54) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992, with lead vocals by Robert Plant)
Queen + Paul Rodgers Live Versions:
1. Official Download, Paris 2005 (4:00) (recorded in Paris, France, on 30 March 2005)
2. Official Download, Basel 2005 (4:11) (recorded in Basel, Switzerland, on 10 April 2005)
3. Return Of The Champions (4:08) (recorded in Sheffield, England, on 9 May 2005)
4. Official Download, London 2005 (4:13) (recorded in London, England, on 11 May 2005)
5. Super Live In Japan (4:14) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2005)
6. Super Live In Japan Edit (4:02) (available on the Highlights CD/DVD only)
7. Live In Ukraine (3:55) (recorded in Kharkov, Ukraine, on 12 September 2008)
8. Official Download, Rotterdam 2008 (2:54) (recorded in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 7 October 2008)
9. Official Download, Liverpool 2008 (3:01) (recorded in Liverpool, England, on 18 October 2008)
10. Official Download, Newcastle 2008 (3:03) (recorded in Newcastle, England, on 4 November 2008)

Brian May & Kerry Ellis Live Versions:
1. Acoustic By Candlelight (3:24) (recorded in Leamington Spa, England, on 6 November 2012)
2. The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013 (3:13) (recorded at the Stravinski Hall, Montreux, Switzerland, on 19 July 2013)

'We Will Rock You' Musical Tracks:
1. Spanish Cast Recording (3:10) (also available on the UK cast album 10th anniversary reissue) (lyrics in Spanish)
2. German Cast Recording (3:10)

Lyrics:
This thing called love I just can't handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)
It cries (like a baby)
In a cradle all night
It swings (woo, woo)
It jives (woo, woo)
It shakes all over like a jelly fish (oooh, oooh)
I kinda like it
Crazy little thing called love

There goes my baby
She knows how to rock 'n' roll
She drives me crazy
She gives me hot and cold fever
She leaves me in a cool, cool sweat

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
And get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch hike
And take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready
Crazy little thing called love

Yeah

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
And get on my tracks
Take a back seat (ah-um), hitch hike (ah-um)
And take a long ride on my motorbike (oooh, oooh)
Until I'm ready (ready Freddie)
Crazy little thing called love

This thing called love I just can't handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain't ready (oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh)
Crazy little thing called love

Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah), ma
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (yeah, yeah)

Rock It

(Prime Jive)


Track 6. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 4:32.
Freddie sings the first two verses, upto 'ah, ah', but all other vocals are all by Roger.
Details are also available of the DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Lyrics:
When I hear
That rock and roll
It gets down to my soul
When it's real rock and roll
Oh rock and roll

When I hear
That rock and roll
It gets down to my soul
When it's real rock and roll
Oh rock and roll

Ah, ah
Oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You really think they like to rock in space?
Well I don't know, what do you know?
What do you hear?
On the radio
Coming through the air

I said Mama
I ain't crazy
I'm alright, alright
Hey, c'mon baby said it's alright
To rock and roll on a Saturday night
I said shoot and get your suit and come along with me
I said c'mon baby down come and rock with me, I said yeah

What do you do
To get to feel alive?
Go down town
And get some of that prime jive

I said Mama
I ain't crazy
I'm alright, alright
Hey, c'mon baby said it's alright
To rock and roll on a Saturday night
I said shoot and get your suit and come along with me
I said c'mon baby down come and rock with me, I said yeah
We're gonna rock it

Hey, c'mon baby said it's alright
To rock and roll on a Saturday night
I said shoot and get your suit and come along with me
I said c'mon baby down come and rock with me, I said yeah
We're gonna rock it, ow, tonight

(We want some prime jive) oh, oh, oh
(We want some prime jive) ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
(We want some prime jive) we're gonna rock it tonight
(We want some prime jive) ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
(We want some prime jive) c'mon honey
(We want some prime jive) ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
(We want some prime jive) we're gonna rock it tonight
(We want some prime jive) ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
C'mon, c'mon

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
We're gonna rock it tonight
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
C'mon honey
We'll rock it tonight

Get, get, get, get, get
Get some of that prime jive
Get some of that prime jive
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
C'mon honey
Get some of that prime jive
Get some of that, get, get down (down)
C'mon honey
C'mon honey
We're gonna rock it tonight

Don't Try Suicide


Track 7. Written by Freddie Mercury. Length 3:52.
Details are also available of the DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Muggs Remix (3:35) (on the 'Basic Queen Bootlegs' US promo CD only; a remix which features new music, new rap vocals, and retains very little of the original)
Lyrics:
A one, two, three, four, one
Yeah

O.K
Don't do it, don't you try it baby
Don't do that, don't, don't, don't
Don't do that
You got a good thing going now
Don't do it, don't do it, don't

Don't try suicide - nobody's worth it
Don't try suicide - nobody cares
Don't try suicide - you're just gonna hate it
Don't try suicide - nobody gives a damn

So you think it's the easy way out?
Think you're gonna slash your wrists this time?
Baby waby do it
All you do is get on my tits

Don't do that, try, try, try, baby
Don't do that
You got a good thing going now
Don't do it, don't do it, don't

Don't try suicide - nobody's worth it
Don't try suicide - nobody cares
Don't try suicide - you're just gonna hate it
Don't try suicide - nobody gives a damn

You need help
Look at yourself you need help, yeah, yeah
You need life
So don't hang yourself
It's OK, OK, OK, OK
You just can't be a prick teaser all of the time

A little bit attention - you got it
Need some affection - you got it, hey
Suicide, suicide, suicide, bid
Suicide, suicide, suicide, bid, huh
Suicide
Hey, don't do it, don't do it, don't do it babe
Yeah, don't do it, don't do it, don't - do it

Hey
Yeah, yeah

Don't put your neck on the line
Don't drown on me babe
Blow your brains out
Don't do that, yeah
Don't do that
You got a good thing going babe
Don't do it, no, don't do it, no, don't

Don't try suicide - nobody's worth it
Don't try suicide - nobody cares
Don't try suicide - just gonna hate it
Don't try suicide - nobody gives - nobody gives
Nobody gives a damn

OK

Sail Away Sweet Sister

(To The Sister I Never Had)


Track 8. Written by Brian May. Length 3:33.
Brian May sings virtually all lead vocals, except the 'hot child' verse, which is sung by Freddie.
Details are also available of another unreleased instrumental demo, and the DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Demo Version with Guide Vocal (2:06) (available on the 2011 double disc reissue only; this features similar music to the album version, but is obviously earlier and more improvised, with a guide vocal from Brian, and some ad-libbed lyrics)
2. Instrumental Demo Excerpt (0:16) (also available on the 2011 double disc reissue only, before the guide vocal track. This is an excerpt from an earlier take, or warm-up, which again is fairly similar to the album version but more improvised)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, oh

Coming Soon


Track 9. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 2:50.
This track began as an instrumental track during the 'Jazz' recording sessions.
Details are also available of an unreleased early instrumental jam, and the DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Surround Sound Mix (2:50) (on 'The Game' DVD-Audio; this is identical to normal, but the opening vocals are from a different take, as the mastertapes were lost)
Lyrics:
Ooo-oo-oo
Ooo-oo-oo
Oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

I get some headaches when I hit the heights
Like in the morning after crazy nights
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Like some mother in law in her nylon tights

They're always, they're always
They're always, they're always
Coming soon
Coming soon
On the outside
Of the tracks
You take 'em

The same old babies with the same old toys
The neighbours screaming when the noise annoys
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Somebody nagging you when you're out with the boys

They're always, they're always
They're always, they're always
Coming soon
Coming soon
On the outside
Of the track

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Watch me now

They're always, they're always
They're always, they're always
Coming soon
Coming soon
On the outside
Of the track

Coming soon
Coming soon
On the outside
Of the track

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Save Me


Track 10. Written by Brian May. Length 3:47.
This track was later recorded by Kerry Ellis for her debut album 'Anthems', which features Brian.
Details are also available of the 'Greatest Video Hits I' and DVD-Audio surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (3:48) (on the 7" single and some copies of the UK 'Greatest Hits' original pressing; this is a slightly different mix of the song, which is most noticeable on some vocals, cymbals, and guitar parts, but is not very different from the album version)
2. Instrumental Version (3:47) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video; retains some backing vocals)

Live Versions:
1. We Will Rock You / Queen Rock Montreal (3:46) (recorded in Montreal, Canada, on 24 November 1981; also available as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release, and as audio on the 2011 double disc reissue)
2. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (3:40) (recorded in Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982)
3. Live In Japan (3:56) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November 1982, and also available on the 2011 iTunes LP as a bonus video)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Human Body


Non-Album Track. Written by Roger Taylor. Length 3:42.
This track is available as the B-Side to 'Play The Game', on the Boxed-Set only 'Complete Vision' LP, in the 'Queen Singles Collection 2' boxed set, and on the 2011 double disc reissue.
Roger Taylor sings lead vocals and plays guitar.

Lyrics:
Oh, oooh

They were talking in whispers
In bearskins and fur
Captain Scott and his heroes to be
To have laboured so long
To have made it this far

Oooh, it's been such a long ride
Oooh, you know it's been a long way
For a human, human, human
For a human body, can you see
Can you believe, it happens now, it happens here?
Do you believe, do you believe, or really care?
Can you believe, it happens now, it happens here?
To a human, human
With a human body, can you see?

There ain't nobody
Gets out of this movie alive

Today, we're surprisingly fair

Oooh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, oooh-oooh

We've got problems the lone ranger can't fix
The invisible man couldn't see
It takes a tough guy to learn some new tricks

Oooh, it takes such a long time
Oooh, you know it's been such a long way
For a human, human, human
For a human body, do you see?
Can you believe, it happens now, it happens here?
Do you believe, do you believe, or really care?
Can you believe, it happens now, it happens here?
To a human, human
To a human body - do you see?

You know it's been such a long ride (it's been such a long ride)
It takes such a long time (it takes such a long time)
It's been such a long way (it's been such a long way)
It's been such a long ride (it's been such a long ride)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

It's gonna be a long ride

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