Brian May All The Way From Memphis

Good evening Memphis

How are we doing

Let’s do it

Forgot my six-string razor and I hit the sky

Halfway to Memphis before I realised

Hey, I rang the information, my axe was cold

They said “she rides the train down to Oreole”

Well it’s a mighty long way down the dusty trail

And the sun burns hot on the cold steel rail

And I look like a bum and I crawl like a snail

All the way from Memphis

I got to Oreole, you know, it took a month

And there was my guitar, electric junk

Some dude said “rock’n’rollers, you’re all the same

Man that’s your instrument” I felt so ashamed

Now it’s a mighty long way down rock’n’roll

Through the Bradford Cities and the Oreoles

And you look like a star but you’re still on the dole

All the way from Memphis

“Of course we weren’t always superstars

There was a time when we were just ordinary commoners just like you”

Thank you Mr Hoople

Well it’s a mighty long way down rock’n’roll

From the Liverpool Docks to the Hollywood Bowl

And you climb up the mountains and you fall down the holes

All the way from Memphis

Well it’s a mighty long way down rock’n’roll

And your name gets hot and your heart grows cold

And you’ve got to stay a young man, you can never get old

All the way from Memphis

Well it’s a mighty long way down rock’n’roll

From the Bradford Cities and the Oreole

And you look like a star but you’re still on parole

All the way from Memphis

All the way from Memphis

All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)

All the way from Memphis

Thank you and goodnight

Brian May Born Free

Born free, as free as the wind blows

As free as the grass grows

Born free to follow your heart

Live free and beauty surrounds you

The world still astounds you

Each time you look at a star

Stay free, where no walls divide you

You’re free as a roaring tide

So there’s no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living

But only worth living

When you’re born free

Born free

Ohhh, no man should choose your life for you

No man has the right to say you’ll live or die today

Born free, and life is worth living

But only worth living

When you are free

Born free

Brian May Can’t Help Falling In Love

Wise men say

Only fools rush in

But I can’t help falling in love with you

Shall I stay?

Would it be a sin?

If I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows, surely to the sea

Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be

Take my hand

Take my whole life too

For I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows, surely to the sea

Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be

Take my hand

Take my whole life too

For I can’t help falling in love with you

For I can’t help falling in love with you

Brian May Amazing Grace

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost but now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

T’was grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost but now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

Brian May ’39

‘In the year of thirty-nine’

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

Never looked back never feared never cried

Don’t you hear my call

Though you’re many years away

Don’t you hear me calling you

Write your letters in the sand

For the day I’ll take your hand

In the land that our grand-children knew

‘In the year of thirty-nine’

Came a ship 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

Little darlin’ we’ll away

But my love this cannot be

Oh so many years have gone

Though I’m older than a year

Your mothers eyes from your eyes cry to me

Don’t you hear my call

Though you’re many years away

Don’t you hear me calling you

Write your letters in the sand

For the day I’ll take your hand

In the land that our grand-children knew

Don’t you hear my call

Though you’re many years away

Don’t you hear me calling you

All your letters in the sand

Cannot heal me like your hand

For my life still ahead pity me.

Brian May Business

Don’t judge me mama

Don’t tell me that I’ve done wrong

It’s a hard business

It’s a hard business to make it on your own

Don’t judge me papa

If I can’t handle the things in my head

Because it’s a hard business

Such a hard business walking on the edge

I got nothing and no-one in my life

So how can I lose again

Got my feet in muddy water

But I’m gonna find that road again

So I’ll be taking care of business

Coz I know what I’m looking for

Oh I’ve been working every hour God gives to man

But I still see the same closed door

I’ve got nothing but trouble in my life

But I feel I’ve got a lot to give

Every day I try to build a new world

But I’ve had no-one to build it with

Oh I’ve been looking for a woman to share my hopes

But I know I ain’t a patch on you

And I’ve been thinking that a woman’s God’s gift to man

Are you thinking the same way too

So don’t leave me mama

Don’t make me go on alone

Because it’s a hard business

Yes it’s a hard business, oooh

Don’t leave me papa

When my belief in myself is gone

Because it’s a hard business

Such a hard business

Tell me, it’s a hard business

Being on my own

Brian May China Belle

There’s a little lady living down in old Beijing

She’s got everything you need, well you know what I mean

No it ain’t what you’re thinking, she ain’t love for sale, oh no

She’ll get you jumping just for fun but there’s a sting in her tale

She’s a lover she’s a fighter she’s a red hot bit

You take her as you find her but you never can quit

She’s a pretty little lady called China Belle

She’s a little bit of heaven and a whole lot of hell

She’s got a bad reputation but she won’t say no

You’re gonna need her sweet loving when you go go go

She got your diamond on her finger, you can see it glisten

She’s got plenty conversation, don’t talk just listen

She could be flat bed faking, but you never can tell

Got the the body of an angel but you know darn well

She’s a pretty little lady called China Belle

She’s a little bit of heaven and a whole lot of hell

I was standing at the station on the neck of Siam

I met a man from Abu Dhabi said you know who I am

They call me hard-nosed Harry who could never get hooked

But I fell in love with trouble and with just one look

She give you dirty loving honey make you feel real swell

But if you say you wanna stay she ain’t that kind of gal

I said you’re talking about a lady that I know darn well

She’s a little bit of heaven and a

Whole lot of hell

She’ll take you you Nee-How walking to a Chinese ball

You’ll be singing and a-dancing underneath the great wall

But when you’re strolling in the rain through Tianenman Square

You turn around to look for China and she ain’t nowhere

She’s a dangerous habit she’s a red hot hit

You could get a better rabbit but you just can’t quit

She’s a pretty little lady called China Belle

She’s a pretty little lady called China Belle

She’s a little bit of heaven and a

Whole lot of hell

Take me to China

She’s a little bit of heaven and a whole lot of hell

Brian May Another World

In another world

Under another sky

I see another story waiting to be told

And another you

Wakes up with another me

For that’s the way we’ve come to be

In another world

In a different place

Way across time and space

A door is open wide

Drawn to a different light

Maybe we’ll step inside

In another world

We can show we care

You can be sure I’m waiting there

In another world

Oooh yeah

When the dice were cast

They laid a crazy path

We follow to our graves

But I know in a different world

We journey a different way

So we live

But life isn’t what it seems

We’re only living in our dreams

In another world

You can believe I’ll meet you here

In another world

Brian May Back To The Light

Far, far from the light

Hear the night creatures call

With a cold breath they howl

All the hollow hours

They’re calling you

I’ll be there

No matter what your going through

In the dark I care

I’m holding on, I’m hoping on

It’s still the same old me inside

Back to the Light

Back to the streets that are paved with gold

Back to the Light

Back to the land where the sunshine heals my soul

Deep deep in the night

When the world fills with tears

And the wind blows

Colder and colder it grows

And the fire dims

With the same old fears

I’ll be there

Though maybe you don’t hear me babe

I still care

No matter when, I’ll still be there

When you make it to the other side

I’m going back

Back to the Light

Back to the light

Back to the streets that are paved with gold

Back to the Light

Goin’ back to the land

Where the sunshine heals my soul

On and on

Searching for a clearer view

Winning and losing an inner war

Wonder what we do it for

Though the road seems never ending

Hold on to the hope I’m sending through

No matter what your going through

In the dark I care

I’m holding on, believe it

We’ll be walking in the light

‘Cause they’ll be no place left to hide

Back to the Light

Back to the streets that are paved with gold

Back to the Light

I’m goin’ back to land

Where the sunshine heals my soul

Yeah yeah yeah

Back to the light