How Can I Go On Lyrics

Freddie Mercury


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran
album: Track in album The Solo Collection
release date: 2000-10-23
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Ballad/Classic Rock
producer: Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran and David Richards
writer: Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran

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Freddie Mercury The Solo Collection cover art
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When all the salt is taken from the sea
I stand dethroned, I'm naked and I bleed
But when your finger points so savagely
Is anybody there to believe in me
To hear my plea and take care of me?

How can I go on, from day to day
Who can make me strong in every way
Where can I be safe, where can I belong
In this great big world of sadness
How can I forget those beautiful dreams that we shared
They're lost and they're nowhere to be found
How can I go on?

Sometimes I seem to tremble in the dark, I cannot see
When people frighten me
I try to hide myself so far from the crowd
Is anybody there to comfort me
Lord, take care of me

How can I go on (how can I go on)
From day to day (from day to day)
Who can make me strong (who can make me strong)
In every way (in every way)
Where can f be safe (where can I be safe)
Where can I belong (where can I belong)
In this great big world of sadness
(In this great big world of sadness)
How can I forget (how can I forget)
Those beautiful dreams that we shared
(Those beautiful dreams that we shared)
They're lost and they're nowhere to be found
How can I go on?

How can I go on? How can I go on? Go on, go on, go on


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Let's Turn It On
  • 2 Made in Heaven
  • 3 I Was Born to Love You
  • 4 Foolin' Around
  • 5 Your Kind of Lover
  • 6 Mr. Bad Guy
  • 7 Man Made Paradise
  • 8 There Must Be More to Life Than This
  • 9 Living on My Own
  • 10 My Love Is Dangerous
  • 11 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow
    CD 2
  • 1 Barcelona
  • 2 La Japonaise
  • 3 The Fallen Priest
  • 4 Ensueño
  • 5 The Golden Boy
  • 6 Guide Me Home
  • 7 How Can I Go On
  • 8 Overture Piccante
    CD 3
  • 1 The Great Pretender (Brian Malouf remix)
  • 2 Foolin' Around (Steve Brown remix)
  • 3 Time (Nile Rodgers remix)
  • 4 Your Kind of Lover (Steve Brown remix)
  • 5 Exercises in Free Love
  • 6 In My Defence (Ron Nevison remix)
  • 7 Mr. Bad Guy (Brian Malouf remix)
  • 8 Let's Turn It On (Jeff Lord-Alge remix)
  • 9 Living on My Own (Julian Raymond mix)
  • 10 My Love Is Dangerous (Jeff Lord-Alge remix)
  • 11 Love Kills (Richard Wolf remix)
    CD 4
  • 1 I Can Hear Music
  • 2 Goin' Back
  • 3 Love Kills (original 1984 single version)
  • 4 Love Kills (original 1984 extended version)
  • 5 I Was Born to Love You (original 1985 extended version)
  • 6 Stop All the Fighting (1985 non-album b-side)
  • 7 Stop All the Fighting (1985 non-album b-side extended version)
  • 8 Made in Heaven (original 1985 extended version)
  • 9 She Blows Hot & Cold (1985 non-album b-side)
  • 10 She Blows Hot & Cold (1985 non-album b-side extended version)
  • 11 Living on My Own (original 1985 extended version)
  • 12 My Love Is Dangerous (original 1985 extended version)
  • 13 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (original 1985 extended version)
  • 14 Let's Turn It On (original 1985 extended version)
    CD 5
  • 1 Time (original 1986 single/album version)
  • 2 Time (original 1986 extended version)
  • 3 Time (original 1986 instrumental version)
  • 4 In My Defence (1986 album version)
  • 5 The Great Pretender (original 1987 single version)
  • 6 The Great Pretender (original 1987 extended version)
  • 7 Exercises in Free Love (1987 non-album b-side)
  • 8 Barcelona (original 1987 single version)
  • 9 Barcelona (original 1987 extended version)
  • 10 How Can I Go On (1989 single version)
  • 11 Living on My Own (1993 No More Brothers extended mix)
  • 12 Living on My Own (1993 radio mix)
  • 13 Living on My Own (1993 club mix)
  • 14 Living on My Own (1993 Underground Solutions mix)
    CD 6
  • 1 Barcelona
  • 2 La Japonaise
  • 3 The Fallen Priest
  • 4 Ensueño
  • 5 The Golden Boy
  • 6 Guide Me Home
  • 7 How Can I Go On
  • 8 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow
  • 9 Made in Heaven
  • 10 Mr. Bad Guy
  • 11 There Must Be More to Life Than This
  • 12 In My Defence
  • 13 The Great Pretender
    CD 7
  • 1 Let's Turn It On (a cappella)
  • 2 Made in Heaven (alternative version)
  • 3 I Was Born to Love You (vocal & piano version)
  • 4 Foolin' Around (early version)
  • 5 Foolin' Around (original 1985 unreleased 12" mix)
  • 6 Foolin' Around (instrumental)
  • 7 Your Kind of Lover (early version)
  • 8 Your Kind of Lover (vocal & piano version)
  • 9 Mr. Bad Guy (orchestra out-takes)
  • 10 Mr. Bad Guy (early version)
  • 11 There Must Be More to Life Than This (piano out-takes)
  • 12 Living on My Own (hybrid edit: early/later versions)
  • 13 Love Is Dangerous (early version)
  • 14 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (early version)
  • 15 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (2nd early version: extract)
  • 16 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (3rd early version)
  • 17 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (live take)
  • 18 She Blows Hot & Cold (alternative version) (feat. Brian May)
  • 19 Gazelle (demo)
  • 20 Money Can't Buy Happiness (demo)
  • 21 Love Makin' Love (demo)
  • 22 God Is Heavy (demo)
  • 23 New York (demo)
    CD 8
  • 1 The Duet (The Fallen Priest) (extract from Garden Lodge tape)
  • 2 Idea (Barcelona) (extract from Garden Lodge tape)
  • 3 Idea (Barcelona) (2nd extract from Garden Lodge tape)
  • 4 Barcelona (early version: Freddie's demo vocal)
  • 5 Barcelona (Freddie's vocal slave)
  • 6 Barcelona (later version: Freddie's vocal only)
  • 7 La Japonaise (early version: Freddie's demo vocal)
  • 8 La Japonaise (a cappella)
  • 9 Rachmaninov's Revenge (The Fallen Priest) (early version)
  • 10 Rachmaninov's Revenge (The Fallen Priest) (later version: Freddie's demo vocal)
  • 11 Ensueño (Montserrat's live takes)
  • 12 The Golden Boy (early version: Freddie's demo vocal)
  • 13 The Golden Boy (2nd early version: extract)
  • 14 The Golden Boy (a cappella featuring gospel choir)
  • 15 Guide Me Home / How Can I Go On (alternate versions)
  • 16 How Can I Go On (out-take: extract)
  • 17 How Can I Go On (alternative piano version)
  • 18 When This Old Tired Body Wants to Sing (late night jam)
    CD 9
  • 1 Rain (live 1969)
  • 2 Green (rehearsal 1969)
  • 3 The Man From Manhattan
  • 4 Love Is the Hero (12" version)
  • 5 Lady With a Tenor Sax (work in progress 1986)
  • 6 Hold On
  • 7 Heaven for Everyone (The Cross version: Freddie vocal)
  • 8 Love Kills (Rock mix)
  • 9 Love Kills (instrumental)
  • 10 The Great Pretender (original demo)
  • 11 Holding On (demo)
  • 12 It's So You (demo)
  • 13 I Can't Dance / Keep Smilin' (demo)
  • 14 Horns of Doom (demo)
  • 15 Yellow Breezes (demo)
  • 16 Have a Nice Day (fan club message)
    CD 10
  • 1 1979, London: The Crazy Tour
  • 2 1984, Munich: The Works Tour
  • 3 1984, Munich: The Works Tour, Part 2: Going Solo
  • 4 1985, Wembley, London: Week of Live Aid
  • 5 1986, London: Tha Magic Tour
  • 6 1987, Ibiza: Freddie's 41st Birthday
  • 7 1987, Ibiza: 41st Birthday, Part 2: Montserrat Caballé
  • 8 1987, Ibiza: 41st Birthday, Part 3: The Great Pretender