The Miracle


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Queen 'The Miracle'

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Released 22 May 1989, reached no 1, on chart for 32 weeks, achieved Platinum status.
Album length 41:25, 2011 bonus EP length 28:24.

Tracklisting:
1. Party
2. Khashoggi's Ship
3. The Miracle
4. I Want It All
5. The Invisible Man
6. Breakthru'
7. Rain Must Fall
8. Scandal
9. My Baby Does Me
10. Was It All Worth It


Original UK and US CD Bonus Tracks:
11. Hang On In There
12. Chinese Torture
13. The Invisible Man (extended version)


Hollywood Records Additional CD Bonus Track:
14. Scandal (extended version)

2011 Deluxe Edition Bonus EP:
1. I Want It All (single version)
2. The Invisible Man (early version with guide vocal, August 1988)
3. Hang On In There (non-album track)
4. Hijack My Heart (non-album track)
5. Stealin' (non-album track)
6. Chinese Torture (CD bonus track)
7. The Invisible Man (extended version)


2011 iTunes LP Bonus Videos:
8. I Want It All (promo video)
9. The Making Of 'The Miracle'
10. The Making Of 'The Miracle' Album Cover


Non-Album Tracks:
Stealin'
Hijack My Heart
My Life Has Been Saved


Unreleased Songs:
A New Life Is Born
Brother Of Mine
Dog With A Bone
Face It Alone
I Guess We're Falling Out
Too Much Love Will Kill You

 

Produced by Queen and David Richards
Engineered by David Richards
Assistant Engineers: Andrew Bradfield, John Brough, Angelique Cooper, Claude Frider,
Andy Mason, Justin Shirley-Smith
Recorded at Olympic Studios and Townhouse Studios, London, and Mountain Studios, Montreux, January 1988 - January 1989

All tracks performed exclusively by Queen
(for a brief guide to which individual members wrote which tracks, click here)
All songs written by: Freddie Mercury - Brian May - John Deacon - Roger Taylor

Management: Jim Beach
Computer programming: Brian Zellis
Studio equipment coordination: Martin P. Groves and Brian Zellis
Computer keyboards: Passport Master Tracks Software
Tannoy speakers by Tannoy Ltd.
Album sleeve design: Richard Gray - based on an idea by Queen
Quantel graphic paintbox operator: Richard Baker
Original photography: Simon Fowler
Make-up: Paul Kennington  


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, with a little help from the band
Bonus material mastered by Adam Ayan, except tracks 3 and 5 by Bob Ludwig, at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine, audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson.
Special thanks to Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, Declan O'Regan, and all at FX Copyroom.

The 2011 reissue sleeve notes are almost certainly wrong as they state that 'Hang On In There' and 'Stealin' were mastered by Bob Ludwig, and not track 1, the single version of 'I Want It All'.

'Too Much Love Will Kill You' was recorded for the album, and appeared on a USA promotional cassette as track 5 (between 'I Want It All' and 'The Invisible Man'). However, it was not included in the final setlist, but was later released on the 1995 album 'Made In Heaven'.

 

Singles:


Party


Track 1. Written by Queen. Length 2:24.
Both the album version and Teaser Tape Edit segue into 'Khashoggi's Ship'.

Alternate Versions:
1. Teaser Tape Edit (2:12) (only on the promo cassette; loses the intro drums upto 0:08 and then loses 1:48 to 1:52 approx).
2. The Eye Version (2:25) (not available in the English game due to an error, but available in the German and Spanish versions; a full instrumental version)

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are lost from the 'Teaser Tape' edit)
We had a good night jamming away
There was a full moon showing
We started to play
But in the cold light of day next morning
Party was over, uh huh, uh huh
The party was over

We got love and we
We got style and we
Got sex and I know, I know we got what it takes
Woh, woh, woh, woh, woh
Woh, woh, woh

Why don't you come back and play
Come back and play (hey, hey)
Come back and play
We got all night all day
Everybody's gone away

Why don't you come back and play (play, play)
Come back and play
Come back and play
Come back and play, play, play, play
Go get 'em boy - let's party
Yeah, ha, ha, ha, ha

Gimme, gimme

We had a food fight in somebody's face
We were up all night singing, singing
And giving a chase
But in the cold light of day next morning
Everybody was hung over

Hey, come back and play
Come back and play
Come back and play
We got all night all day
Everybody's gone away

Why don't you come back and play, and play
Come back and play

We got all night, we got all day
We got all night and day
Ha

Come back, come back, come back, come back
Come back and play

Hey, hey, hey

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, the party is oooo -

Khashoggi's Ship


Track 2. Written by Queen. Length 2:47.
The album version and Teaser Tape edit both segue from 'Party'.
Details are also available of an unreleased demo version.

Alternate Versions:
1. Teaser Tape Edit (1:58) (only on the promo cassette; edits out the section from 0:40 to 1:26)
2. The Eye Instrumental Edit (1:34) (an instrumental version of the start of the track, with a 5 second drum intro)
3. Deep Cuts 3 Version (2:52) (this is identical to the album version, but features the above 5 second drum intro)

Lyrics: (the 'Teaser Tape' edit includes only the third and fourth verses)
- Who said that my party was all over, huh, huh
I'm in pretty good shape
The best years of my life are like a super nova
Huh, huh, perpetual craze, I said that

Everybody drank my wine - you get my drift
And then we took a holiday on Khashoggi's ship - well
We really had a good, good time they was all so sexy
We was bad, we was blitzed
All in all it was a pretty good trip

This big bad sucker with a fist as big as your head
Wanted to get me, I said go
I said kiss my ass honey
He pulled out a gun, wanted to arrest me
I said uh, uh, babe

Now listen no-one stops my party
No-one stops my party
No-one, no-one, no-one stops my party
Just like I said
We were phased, we was pissed
Just having a total eclipse

Bop, bop
Ba, dap, bop
Be, de, bop, bop, bop
Be, de, bop, bop, de, dee, yeah
That's good
Ooh

This one's on me so let us do it just right
This here one party don't get started 'till midnight
Hey, ey

Everybody it's party to the left
Party to the right

Play my little game I
Do it all night, all night, all night
Hey
Doing it from the middle
Do it all night
Yeah, hey huh

Left
Left - right
Left - right
No-one stops my
Party

The Miracle


Track 3. Written by Queen. Length 5:01.
On the 'Forever' compilation, this track doesn't fully fade out before 'Is This The World We Created?' starts, but is otherwise the same as the album version.
Details are also available of an unreleased early version, and the 'Greatest Video Hits II' surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. 'Greatest Hits II' Edit (4:55) (exactly the same as the album version, but it fades out slightly earlier to lose some of the lyrics at the end)
2. 'Forever' Edit (4:58) (available on the 'Forever' double disc album only; this is identical to the album version, but fades out by 4:58, while the last second is actually programmed as part of the next track, 'Is This The World We Created?')
3. Promo Video Version (5:07) (available on the 'Greatest Flix II', 'Greatest Video Hits II' and 'Classic Queen' video releases; exactly the same as the album version, but has one more of the 'that time will come one day you'll see, when we can all be friends' vocals at the end)
4. Teaser Tape Edit (1:42) (only on the promo cassette; a straight edit of the album version, fading out between 1:40 and 1:44)
5. Classic Queen Edit (4:24) (on the US 'Classic Queen' compilation album only; this loses 1:00 to 1:05, 3:07 to 3:10, and then the fast instrumental from 3:48 to 4:27, with a sort of 'phased' effect over the edit)
6. Instrumental Version (5:08) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video, and also 'Greatest Video Hits II' disc 2, on the 'The Miracle' menu; an instrumental version of the video version, retaining some backing vocals)

Lyrics: (the Teaser Tape Edit includes the lyrics upto and including 'Today'; the 'Classic Queen' edit loses the lyrics in red)
Every drop of rain that falls in Sahara Desert says it all
It's a miracle
All God's creations great and small, the Golden Gate and the Taj Mahal
That's a miracle
Test tube babies being born, mothers, fathers, dead and gone
It's a miracle

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

It's a miracle

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

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

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

(Wonders of this world go on)

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

It's a miracle

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

The miracle
Peace on earth and end to war

Today

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

I Want It All


Track 4. Written by Queen. Length 4:40.
This song was inspired by Brian's future wife, Anita Dobson.
Parts of this track were later used in a mash-up with 'We Will Rock You' for the 2011 film 'Sucker Punch'.
Details are also available of an unreleased instrumental demo and early version, and the 'Greatest Video Hits II' surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (4:00) (on all singles, the 2011 double-disc reissue, 'Greatest Hits II', 'Classic Queen', 'Absolute Greatest', in the 'Queen Singles Collection 3' boxed set, and a few other releases; has a new vocal intro, then continues as the album version from 0:21 to 2:35, then jumps to 3:03 onwards)
2. Argentinian Single Version (4:10) (on the 7" vinyl only, this is the same as the album version but edits out the instrumental section, from 2:57 onwards)
3. The Eye Instrumental Version 1 (4:42) (an instrumental version of the album version but retains some lyrics)
4. The Eye Instrumental Version 2 (4:54) (an instrumental version of the album version, retaining a line of lyrics, with guitar intro repeated)
5. Instrumental Version (3:59) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video, and on the 'Artist Karaoke Series' US CD; an instrumental version of the single version, retaining some backing vocals)
6. Teaser Tape Edit (1:28) (only on the promo cassette; contains the sections from 0:10 to 0:30, then 1:22 to 2:30, fading from about 2:18)
7. Rare Live Edit (2:11) (on the video only; contains sections 3:47 to 4:09, 0:10 to 1:22, and 3:57 to 4:35)
8. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Insert (1:29) (an edit, containing 3:47 to 3:56, 4:06 to 4:09, 0:10 to 1:01, 3:57 to 4:06 and 4:16 to 4:35, fading out over a second)
9. Hollywood Records Version (4:32) (on the Hollywood Records CD pressing of the album, and also on the 'Stone Cold Classics' compilation; identical to the normal album version but drops a few lyrics)
10. Queen Rocks Version (4:30) (on the album and video only; has the single's 'vocal intro' (upto 0:12) and then the album version (0:22 onwards))
11. 'A Sample Of Magic' Promo Excerpt (1:04) (available on the promo CD only, this is a straight excerpt of the track from the start to approximately 1:05)
12. 'Eight Good Reasons To Buy 'Greatest Hits II'' Promo Edit (0:21) (on the promo cassette only, seguing from 'Who Wants To Live Forever' and into 'One Vision', containing the section from approximately 0:52 to 1:13)

Queen Versions Without Freddie:
1. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (5:09) (recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992, with lead vocals by Roger Daltrey)
2. 46664 South Africa (2:09) (recorded at Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa, on 29 November 2003, with lead vocals by Zucchero)

Queen + Paul Rodgers Live Versions:
1. Official Download, Munich 2005 (5:03) (recorded in Munich, Germany, on 14 April 2005)
2. Return Of The Champions (4:53) (recorded in Sheffield, England, on 9 May 2005)
3. Super Live In Japan (5:03) (recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2005; not released on the Highlights CD/DVD)
4. Live In Ukraine (4:10) (recorded in Kharkov, Ukraine, on 12 September 2008)
5. Official Download, Rome 2008 (4:24) (recorded in Rome, Italy, on 26 September 2008)
6. Official Download, Belgrade 2008 (4:27) (recorded in Belgrade, Serbia, on 29 October 2008)

'We Will Rock You' Musical Tracks:
1. London Cast Recording (3:21)
2. Spanish Cast Recording (3:26) (lyrics in Spanish)
3. German Cast Recording (3:23)

Additional Lyrics at the start of the single version:
I want it all (yeah, yeah), I want it all
I want it all and I want it now

Lyrics: (the Hollywood Records version omits the lines in red. Click here for the lyrics to the Teaser Tape Edit)
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


Lyrics for 'The Teaser Tape' Edit:
Listen all you people, come gather round
I gotta get me a game plan, gotta shake you to the ground
Just give me 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
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now
I want it all (yes I want it all)
I want it all, 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

The Invisible Man


Track 5. Written by Queen. Length 3:56.
Details are also available of another unreleased early version, a version played at the fan club convention, and the 'Greatest Video Hits II' surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Early Version with Guide Vocal, August 1988 (5:01) (on the 2011 double-disc reissue only; this features Roger on vocals, heavier drums, different guitar, a new verse, a lengthy instrumental outro, and some elements from the album version)
2. Teaser Tape Edit (1:25) (only on the promo cassette; contains the sections 0:00 to 0:11, 0:19 to 0:53, 1:33 to 2:04 then 0:00 to 0:09)
3. Extended Version (5:28) (on the 12" and CD singles, the original CD albums, the US Hollywood Records CD album, the 2011 double-disc reissue, and 'The 12" Collection')
4. Video Version (4:15) (on 'Greatest Flix II', 'The Miracle Video EP' and 'Greatest Video Hits II'; starts with the 12" version upto 0:17, then the normal version from 0:04 to 0:11, 0:09 to 0:15, then 0:11 onwards)
5. Instrumental Version (4:15) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video; an instrumental version of the video version, retaining some lyrics)

Additional lyric at the start of the video version:
I'm the invisible, visible, visible man
Lyrics: (the Teaser Tape Edit only includes the lyrics in red)
I'm the invisible man
I'm the invisible man
Incredible how you can
See right through me


(Freddie Mercury)

When you hear a sound
That you just can't place
Feel something move
That you just can't trace
When something sits
On the end of your bed
Don't turn around
When you hear me tread

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

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

(John Deacon)

And I'm in your room
And I'm in your bed
And I'm in your life
And I'm in your head
Like the CIA
Or the FBI
You'll never get close
Never take me alive

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

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


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

Never had a real good friend - not a boy or a girl
No-one knows what I've been through - let my flag unfurl
Swore I'd make my mark
From the edge of the world
From the edge of the world
From the edge of the world


(Brian May, Brian May)

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

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


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

(Watch me now)

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

Look at me, look at me
(Roger Taylor)

You can't shake me, shake me dear

Breakthru'


Track 6. Written by Queen. Length 4:07.
Details are also available of the 'Greatest Video Hits II' surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Teaser Tape Edit (1:30) (only on the promo cassette; contains sections 0:40 to 2:03 and 4:00 onwards)
2. Extended Version (5:43) (on the 12" and CD singles, and the '12" Collection')
3. 'Now' Edit (3:31) (only on a US promo CD; as the album mix, but starts on the first 'now' at 0:35)
4. 'Almost Now' Edit (3:47) (only on a US promo CD; as the album version, but loses 0:17 to 0:35)
5. The Eye Instrumental Edit (2:03) (same as the instrumental version, from approx 2:06 onwards)
6. Instrumental Version (4:07) (on the 'Greatest Karaoke Hits' CD, DVD and video; retains some backing vocals)
7. 'A Sample Of Magic' Promo Excerpt (0:59) (available on the promo CD only, this is a straight excerpt of the track from approximately 0:24 to 1:23)

Lyrics: (the 'Now' edit loses the first four lines, the 'Almost Now' edit loses the third and fourth lines, while the Teaser Tape Edit includes the second, third and fourth verses)
When love breaks up
When the dawn lights wakes up
A new life is born (ooooh, ooh, ooh)
Somehow, I have to make this final breakthru....
Now

I wake up, feel just fine
Your face, feels like mine
I get religion quick
'Cos you're looking divine

Honey you're touching something, you're touching me
I'm under your thumb, under you're spell, can't you see
If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru - oh yeah

Breakthru, these barriers of pain
Breakthru, yeah, to the sunshine from the rain
Make my feelings known towards you
Turn my heart inside and out for you now
Somehow
I have to make this final breakthru
Now
Oh, yeah

Your smile
Speaks books to me
I break up
With each and every one of your looks at me
Honey, you're starting something, deep inside of me
Honey, you're sparking something, this fire in me
I'm outta control, I wanna rush headlong into this ecstasy

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru (oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh)

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru, oh yeah

Breakthru
Breakthru

Break
Hey

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a breakthru (oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh)

If I could only reach you
If I could make you smile
If I could only reach you
That would really be a
Breakthru

Breakthru

Rain Must Fall


Track 7. Written by Queen. Length 4:22.
Details are also available of an unreleased demo version.

Alternate Versions:
1. Teaser Tape Edit (1:43) (only on the promo cassette; contains the sections from 0:24 to 1:03, 2:22 to 3:11 then 3:28 to 3:45, and fades out)
Lyrics: (the Teaser Tape Edit includes the lyrics in red)
I can see it in your stars
Life is so exciting
Acting so bizarre
Your world is so inviting
Playing really cool
And looking so mysterious, honey
Your every day is full of sunshine
But into every life a little rain must fall

No problem
Um
Be cool now

Anyone who imagines
They can blind you with science
Bully you all over
With property and finance
But you have position
To call the shots
And name the price, honey
You found success and recognition
But into every life a little
Rain must fall (fall)
Flojo

You lead a fairy tale existence
But into every life a little
Rain must fall


Be cool
Hah
Kiss, kiss

Others seem to think
You are over dramatising
Problems at work
So it's hardly surprising
There's little you can do
To alter their opinions, honey
You want a clean reputation
But now you're facing complications
'Cos into every life a little
Rain must fall

Be cool, get serious, wow, alright

Play it nice and cool,
yeah
Yes baby, one more time
Ha, ha
I like it

Scandal


Track 8. Written by Queen. Length 4:42.
Details are also available of an unreleased early version, and the 'Greatest Video Hits II' surround sound mix.

Alternate Versions:
1. Teaser Tape Edit (1:53) (only on the promo cassette; contains the sections 0:26 to 0:48 and 1:26 onwards, fading out from 2:50 to 2:58)
2. Extended Version (6:34) (on the 12" and CD singles and the US Hollywood Records CD album; includes a lengthy drum solo introduction, a keyboard solo, and other changes)

Lyrics: (the Teaser Tape Edit includes the 'healing the wounds' verse upto and including the 'heart-ache' verse)
Dee, dah, day
Dee, dah

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooohh

Scandal - now you've left me all the world's gonna know
Hey, scandal - they're gonna turn our lives into a freak show
They'll see the heart-ache
They'll see the love break
They'll hear me pleading
We'll say for God's sake
Over and over and over again

Scandal - now you've left me there's no healing the wounds
Hey, scandal - and all the world can make us out to be fools
Here come the bad news
Open the flood gates (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
They'll leave us bleeding
We say you cheap skates
Over and over and over again (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

So let them know when they stare
It's just a private affair
They'll have us hung in the air
And tell me what do they care
It's only a life to be twisted and broken

They'll see the heart-ache
They'll see our love break, yeah
They'll hear me pleading
I'll say for God's sake
Over and over and over and over again, yeah

Scandal
Scandal

Scandal, yes you're breaking my heart again
Scandal, yes you're on and on and on again
Today the headlines
Tomorrow hard times
And no-one ever really knows the truth from the lies
And in the end the story deeper must hide (ooooh)
Deeper and deeper and deeper inside

Scandal
Scandal

Scandal
Scandal

My Baby Does Me


Track 9. Written by Queen. Length 3:22.
This track features Freddie singing 'chaka' in the background of the song (or something similar). These vocals are more prominent in some places of the track than others. The working title of this track was 'My Baby Loves Me'.
Details are also available of an unreleased demo version.

Alternate Versions:
1. Teaser Tape Edit (1:39) (only on the promo cassette; edits out the sections from 0:00 to 0:11, 0:21 to 0:31, 0:50 to 1:19 and fades out between 2:21 and 2:29)
Lyrics: (the Teaser Tape Edit only includes the lyrics in red)
Turn it up a bit please

My baby, baby does
My baby does, me good
My baby does
My baby does me
My baby does me good


My lady
Understands
Understands, me right
She understands me
She understands me
Understands me right

Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh

My baby cares
She really cares
She knows what's really right for me
Does me good then she hurts me so
She winds me up then lets me go
Turns me on and then tells me no
She's just a pussy cat

My baby loves me (ooooh)
My baby loves me (ooooh)
My baby cuffs me (ooooh)
One day she tells me that she cares
Another day she tells me she don't love me
She really, really does me

Oooh
Oh people do you believe this, do you?
Uh, oh
Ahhh

Oooh, oooh, oooh

Oooh
She really, really, really, really, really, really
Oooh, does me

Was It All Worth It


Track 10. Written by Queen. Length 5:44.
Alternate Versions:
1. Teaser Tape Edit (1:43) (only on the promo cassette; features sections from 0:05 to 0:23, 0:39 to 1:04, 2:24 to 2:47, 4:34 to 5:07 and 5:17 onwards, fading between 5:22 and 5:25)
2. The Eye Instrumental Version 1 (0:37) (similar to the start of the track, without vocals, upto 0:39)
3. The Eye Instrumental Version 2 (1:51) (an instrumental version of the track from 0:39 to 2:24)

Lyrics: (the Teaser Tape Edit includes the lyrics in red)
(Vocal improvisation by Freddie)

What is there left for me to do in this life
Did I achieve what I had set in my sights
Am I a happy man, or is this sinking sand
Was it all worth it
Was it all worth it

Yeah, now hear my story, let me tell you about it
We bought a drum kit, I blew my own trumpet
Played the circuit, thought we were perfect

Was it all worth it
Ooh, giving all my heart and soul and staying up all night
Was it all worth it
Living, breathing rock 'n' roll a Godforsaken life
Was it all worth it
Was it all worth it
All these years


Put down our money without counting the cost
It didn't matter if we won, if we lost
Yes we were vicious, yes we could kill
Yes we were hungry, yes we were brill,
ha, ha, ha
Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh

We served a purpose, like a bloody circus
We were so dandy, yeah, we love you madly
Was it all worth it
Living, breathing rock 'n' roll, this Godforsaken life
Was it all worth it, yeah
Was it all worth it
When the hurly burly's done

We went to Bali, saw God and Dali
So mystic, surrealistic

Was it all worth it, yeah, yeah
Giving all my heart and soul and staying up all night
Was it all worth it
Oooh, living, breathing rock 'n' roll, this never ending fight
Was it all worth it
Was it all worth it
Yes, it was a worthwhile experience, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha


It was worth it

Hang On In There


Non Album Track. Written by Queen. Length 3:45.
This track is available on the 'I Want It All' single, the original UK and USA CD albums, the US Hollywood Records CD album, the 2011 double-disc reissue, and in the 'Queen Singles Collection 3' boxed set. The version on the single is a very slight edit, trimming about a second off at the end, to lose the final chord.
Details are also available of an unreleased demo version.

Alternate Versions:
1. The Eye Version (0:56) (the acoustic guitar intro, upto 0:28, is looped twice)
Lyrics:
Don't let go
Don't lose your mystique
Wait a little longer
Tomorrow brings another feast

Don't let go
Don't lose your reputation
Thank God you're still alive, ha
You're still in one piece
Hang on in there
Don't lose your appetite
Hang on in there
Forget the danger signs

Pray for that magical moment (look straight ahead)
And it will appear (don't fight for lost emotions)
Wait for the sunrise
And everything will seem so clear
(Look straight ahead, look straight ahead)

Hang on in there (hang on in there)
Hang on in there (hang on in there)
Your wish will be granted
All your problems will disappear

Don't be a fool
You haven't reached your peak
You've got a fast car racing up inside you
Your life is incomplete

Hang on in there
Hang in there
Pray for that magical moment
And it will appear (pray for that moment)
Wait for the sunrise
Just wait and see
And it will seem so clear

Ba da, bop, be dop bop, bop, bop
Da, ba, bop, de bop, hey
And let's go, let's go
OK now do the change now

Yeah, hang in there
Hang on in there
Yeah, hang in there

Yeah

Chinese Torture


Non Album Track. Written by Queen. Length 1:43.
This track is available on the original UK and US CD albums, the US Hollywood Records CD album, and the 2011 double-disc reissue. It is an instrumental featuring a guitar solo with a full orchestra backing.

Stealin'


Non Album Track. Written by Queen. Length 3:58.
This track is available on the 2011 double-disc reissue, the 'Breakthru' singles, the US 'Scandal' promo CD, and in the 'Queen Singles Collection 3' boxed set.
Details are also available of an unreleased 11:40 demo version.

Lyrics:
That's the way I am
Does anybody want to know?
This is the way I lead my life, you know
Wheelin' and dealin' and a little bit of stealin'
You know, that's the way I grew up
It's the only life I know
That's the way my mother told me
And they go

Stealin'
I gave you the key to my home
I left you alone
In charge of my heart
Hey, stealin'
You got me wheelin' and dealin'
Played with my feelings
Right from the start

Can't afford to pay my rent
I had to use my common sense
To get some money I owe, uh, oh
This guy said look in my head
Make some easy bread
Stealin' is the only way that I know, oh

Stealin' hey
Only way that I know
Yeah that I'm stealin' baby
Stealin'
I gave you both my heart and my home
Left you alone
Now you'll be stealin', stealin', stealin'
Of my heart
You're my baby's heart
Uh huh
Eeeeee

Baby let it bleed

You're in charge of my heart

You are in charge of my heart
You are in charge
You are in charge
Ba, ba, ba, da, da, dap
Ba, ba, ba, da, da, dap
Ba, ba, ba, da, da, dap
Because you are in charge of my heart

I gave you the key
And turned on the bed
I gave you the key
Come on I said
What have I got
What have I got

Yes, I, I got the key out of my heart
Now get that key out of my heart
I said the key, hey, of my heart
Come on

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

Woh

Hijack My Heart


Non Album Track. Written by Queen. Length 4:11.
This track is available on the 2011 double-disc reissue, 'The Invisible Man' singles, a US 'Scandal' promo CD, and in the 'Queen Singles Collection 3' boxed set.
Roger Taylor sings lead vocals.
Details are also available of an unreleased early version.

Lyrics:
Just walking down the street
One cloudless sunny day
Just minding my business
Thinking my thoughts - nothing much to say
When suddenly I got hit
Imagine my surprise
Your smile came up and zapped me
Right between the eyes
I'd never seen anything to compare
With your smile
I'd never seen anything
That came within miles
My heart got hijacked by you

Stuck in the traffic
Stuck at the lights
What do I see
Some stupid bimbo
In a fast car next to me
She takes off
Imagine my disgust
Like a bat outta hell
I get to eat her dust
I never known anything to compare
With her laugh
I never known anything
That counted by half
My heart got hijacked by you

Hijack my heart
Hijack my heart
Steal my heart

Hijack my heart
Hijack my heart

Look at the city
Look at the streets
What do you see?
Look at the faces
Look at the people
They all wonder me

Suddenly hit by something
They don't get to choose
It comes out of nowhere
Right out of the blue
'Cos I've never seen anything
To compare with your smile
I've never seen anything
That came within miles
My heart got hijacked by you

Hijack my heart
Now you really got a hold on me
You hijacked my heart
Don't you never let me be
Stole my heart
Threw away the key
Ooh ee, baby what's become of me
You hijacked my heart
Now you really got a hold on me
You hijacked my heart
Don't you never let me be

My Life Has Been Saved


Non Album Track. Written by Queen. Length 3:15.
The 1989 version of this track features a guitar introduction, and is only available as a bonus track on the 'Made In Heaven' 2011 double-disc reissue, on the 'Scandal' single and in the 'Queen Singles Collection 3' boxed set.
The track was later re-released on the 'Made In Heaven' album, with a piano introduction. The rest of the tracks are very similar.

Lyrics:
This is where we are today
People going separate ways
This is the way things are now
In disarray

I read it in the papers
There's death on every page
Oh Lord, I thank the Lord above
My life has been saved, yeah, eh

Here we go, telling lies
Here we go (here we go, here we go)
Ooooh, eee
Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah
This is the way we are today
Oh, oh, oh, oh

We're right back where we started from
People going separate ways
This is the way things are now
In disarray, hey

I read it in the papers
There's death on every page
Oh, oh Lord, I thank you from above
My life has been saved

Wooh
Wooh
Wooh
My life, my life has been saved
My life, my life, my life has been saved

I'm in the dark, I'm blind
I don't know what's coming to me