Queen lyrics - Album: A Night at the Opera [1975]

Death On Two Legs

(Mercury)

You suck my blood a leech

You break the law and you breach

Screw my brain till it hurts

You've taken all my money - you still want more,

Misguided old mule

With your pigheaded rules

With your narrow-minded cronies who are fools of the first division -

Death on two legs -

You're tearing me apart,

Death on two legs

You never had a heart of your own -

Kill joy, Bad guy,

Big talking, Small fry

You're just an old barrow-boy

Have you found a new toy to replace me,

Can you face me -

But now you can kiss my ass goodbye

Feel good, are you satisfied

Do you feel like suicide (I think you should)

Is your conscience all right

Does it plague you at night,

Do you feel good - Feel good!

Talk like a big business tycoon,

But you're just a hot-air balloon,

So no one gives you a damn,

You're just an overgrown school-boy

Let me tan your hide.

A dog with disease,

King of the `sleaze'

Put your money where your mouth is Mr. Know all,

Was the fin on your back part of the deal... (shark!)

Death on two legs

You're tearing me apart

Death on two legs -

You never had a heart of your own,

(You never did, right from the start)

Insane, you should be put inside,

You're a sewer-rat decaying in a cesspool of pride

Should be made unemployed

Then make yourself null-and-void,

Make me feel good

I feel good.

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon


(Mercury)

I go out to work on Monday morning

Tuesday I go off to honeymoon

I'll be back again before if's time for sunny-down,

I'll be lazing on a Sunday Afternoon

Bicycling on every Wednesday evening

Thursday I go waltzing to the Zoo

I come from London town, I'm just an ordinary guy,

Fridays I go painting in the Louvre

I'm bound to be proposing on a Saturday night

(There he goes again)

I'll lazing on a Sunday

lazing on a Sunday

lazing on a Sunday Afternoon.

I'm In Love With My Car


(Taylor)

(Dedicated to Johnathan Harris, boy racer to the end)

The machine of a dream, such a clean machine,

With the pistons a pumpin', and the hubcaps all gleam.

When I'm holding your wheel,

All I hear is your gear,

When my hand's 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 just had to forget her,

Rather buy me a new carburettor,

So she made tracks sayin' this is the and 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 cruisin' in overdrive,

Don't have to listen to no run of the mill talk jive,

I'm in love with my car, gotta feel for my automobile,

I'm in love with my car, string back gloves in my automolove!

You're My Best Friend


(Deacon)

Ooo, you make me live

whatever this world can give to me

It's you, you're all see

Ooo, you make me live now honey

Ooo, you make me live

You're the best friend

that I never had

I've been with you such a long time

You're my sunshine

And I want you to know

That my feelings are true

I really love you

You're my best friend

Ooo, you make me live

I've been wandering round

But I still come back to you

In rain or shine

You've stood by me girl

I'm happy, happy at home

You're my best friend.

Ooo, you make me live

whenever this world is cruel to me

I got you, to help me forgive

Ooo, you make me live now honey

Ooo, you make me live.

You're the first one

When things turn out bad

You know I'll never be lonely

You're my only one

And I love

The things that you do

You're my best friend

Ooo, you make me live.

I'm happy, happy at home

You're my best friend

You're my best friend

Ooo, you make me live

You're my best friend.

'39


(May)

In the year of '39 assembled here the Volunteers

In the days when lands were few

Here the ship sailed out into the blue and sunny morn

The sweetest sight ever seen.

And the night followed day

And the story tellers say

That the score brave souls inside

For many a lonely day sailed across the milky seas

Ne'er looked back, never feared, never cried.

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away

Don't you hear my calling you

Write your letter in the sand

For the day I take your hand

In the land that our grandchildren knew.

In the year of '39 came a ship in from the blue

The Volunteers came home that day

And they bring good news of a world so newly born

Though their hearts so heavily weigh

For the earth is old and grey, to a new home we'll away

But my love this cannot be

For so many years have gone though I'm older but a year

Your mother's eyes in your eyes cry to me.

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away

Don't you hear my calling you

All the letters in the sand cannot heal me like your hand

For my life

Still ahead

Pity Me.

Sweet Lady


(May)

You call me up and treat me like a dog

You call me up and tear me up inside

You've got me on a lead

You bring me down

You shout around

You don't believe that I'm alone.

Sweet Lady

Sweet Lady

Sweet Lady... Stay sweet.

You say

"You call me up and feed me all the lines

"You call me sweet like I'm some kind of cheese

"Waiting on the shelf

"You eat me up

"You hold me down

"I'm just a fool to make you a home

"And you say

"Sweet Lady

"Sweet Lady

"Sweet Lady... Stay sweet"

My Sweet lady

Though it seems like we wait forever

Stay sweet baby

Believe and we've got everything we need.

Seaside Rendezvous


(Mercury)

Seaside - whenever you stroll along with me

I'm merely contemplating what you feel inside

Meanwhile I ask you to be my Clementine -

You say you'd have to tell your daddy if you can -

I love you madly -

Let my imagination run away with you gladly -

A brand new angle - highly commendable -

Seaside Rendezvous -

I feel so romantic - can we do it again

Can we do it again sometime,

Fantastic, c'est la vie mesdames et messieurs,

And at the peak of the season,

the Mediterranean -,

this time of year, it's so fashionable,

I feel like dancing - in the rain,

All I need is a volunteer -

Dancing - what a damn jolly good idea -

It's such a jollification - as a matter of fact,

so tres charmant my dear -

Underneath the moonlight -

together we'll sail across the sea -

reminiscing every night

Meantime - I ask you to be my valentine

You say you do if you did but you daren't

I'll be your Valentino -

We'll ride upon an omnibus and then the casino -

get a new facial - so sensational -

Seaside Rendezvous - so adorable,

Seaside Rendezvous -

Seaside Rendezvous -

The Prophet's Song


(May)

Oh Oh people of the earth

Listen to the warning

The seer he said

Beware the storm that gathers here

Listen to the wise man.

I dreamed I saw on a moonlit stair

Spreading his hands on the multitude there

A man who cried for a love gone stale

And ice cold hearts of charity bare.

I watched as fear took the old men's gaze

Hopes of the young in troubled graves

I see no day, I heard him say

So grey is the face of every mortal.

Oh Oh people of the earth

Listen to the warning

The prophet he said

For soon the cold of night will fall

Summoned by your own hand.

Oh Oh children of the land

Quicken to the new life

Take my hand

Fly and find the new green bough

Return like the white dove.

He told of death as a bone white haze

Taking the lost and the unloved babe

Late too late all the wretches run

These kings of beasts now counting their days.

From mother's love is the son estranged

Married his own his precious gain

The earth will shake in two will break

And death all around will be your dow'ry

Oh Oh people of the earth

Listen to the warning the seer he said

For those who hear and mark my words

Listen to the good plan.

Oh Oh - and two by two my human zoo

They'll be

running for to come

running for to come

out of the rain

Flee for your life

Who heed me not, let all your treasure make you

Flee for your life

Deceive you not the fires of hell will take you

Should death await you.

God give you grace to purge this place

And peace all around may be your fortune.

Oh Oh children of the land

Love is still the answer, take my hand

The vision fades, a voice I hear

"Listen to the Madman!"

But still I fear and still dare not

Laugh at the Madman.

Love Of My Life


(Mercury)

Love of my life - you've hurt me,

You've broken my heart and now you leave me,

Love of my life can't you see,

Bring it back, bring it back,

Don't take it away from me, because you don't know -,

what it means to me.

Love of my life don't leave me,

You've taken my love, you now desert me,

Love of my life can't you see,

Bring it back, bring it back,

Don't take it away from me, because you don't know -,

what it means to me.

You won't remember -

When this is blown over

And everything's all by the way -

When I get older

I will be there at your side to remind you

how I still love you - still love you.

Back - hurry back,

Please bring it back home to me,

because you don't know what it means to me -

Love of my life

Love of my life ...

Good Company


(May)

Take good care of what you've got

My father said to me

As he puffed his pipe and Baby B.

He dandled on his knee

Don't fool with fools who'll turn away

Keep all Good Company

Oo Hoo Oo Hoo

Take care of those you call your own

And keep Good Company

Soon I grew and happy too

My very good friends and me

We'd play all day with Sally J.

The girl from number four

And very soon I begged her won't you

Keep me Company

Oo Hoo Oo Hoo

Come marry me for evermore we'll

Be Good Company.

Now marriage is an institution sure

My wife and I our needs and nothing more

All my friends by a year

By and by disappeared

But we're safe enough behind our door.

I flourished in my humble trade

My reputation grew

The work devoured my waking hours

But when my time was through

Reward of all my efforts my own

Limited Company

I hardly noticed Sally as we

Parted Company

All through the years in the end it appears

There was never really anyone but me

Now I'm old puff my pipe

But no - one's there to see

I ponder on the lesson of

My life's insanity

Take care of those you call your own

And Keep Good Company.

Bohemian Rhapsody


(Mercury)

Is this the real life -

Is this just fantasy -

Caught in a landslide -

No escape from reality -

Open your eyes

Look up to the skies and see -

I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy -

Because I'm easy come, easy go,

A little high, little low,

Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me,

- to me -,

Mama, just killed a men,

Put a gun against his head,

Pulled my trigger, now he's dead,

Mama, life had just begun,

but now I've gone and thrown it all away -

Mama, ooo,

Didn't mean to make you cry -

If I'm not back again this time tomorrow -

Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters -

Too late, my time has come,

Sends shivers down my spine -

Body's aching all the time,

Goodbye everybody - I've got to go -

Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth -

Mama, ooo -

I don't want to die,

I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all -

I see a little silhouetto of a man,

Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the Fandango -

Thunderbolt and lightning - very very frightening me -

Gallileo, Gallileo,

Gallileo, Gallileo

Gallileo figaro - Magnifico -

But I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me -

He's just a poor boy from a poor family -

Spare him his life from this monstrosity -

Easy come easy go -, will you let me go -

Bismillah! No -, we will not let you go - let him go -

Bismillah! We will not let you go - let him go

Bismillah! We will not let you go - let him go

Will not let you go - let him go

Will not let you go - let him go

No, no, no, no, no, no, no -

Mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go -

Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me -

for me -

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye -

So you think you can love me and leave me to die -

Oh Baby - Can't do this to me baby -

Just gotta get out - just gotta get right outta here -

Nothing really matters,

Anyone can see,

Nothing really matters -, nothing really matters to me,

Anyway the wind blows...

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