A Day at the Races Album

Artist(s): Queen

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Tracklist

Tie Your Mother Down

length: 4:49
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
lyricist: Brian May
composer: Brian May

Ooh, ooh yeah, ooooh yeah
Get your party gown
Get your pigtail down
Get your heart beatin' baby
Got my timin' right
Got my act all tight
It's gotta be tonight my little
School babe

Your Mamma says you don't
Your Daddy says you won't
And I'm boilin' up inside
Ain't no way I'm gonna lose out this time - oh no

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Lock your daddy out of doors
I don't need him nosin' around
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

You're such a dirty louse
Go get outta my house
That's all I ever get from your
Family ties, in fact I don't think I ever heard
A single little civil word from those guys
But you know I don't give a light
I'm gonna make out all right
I've got a sweetheart hand
To put a stop to all that
Snipin' an' grousin' goin' on all night

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Take your little brother swimmin'
With a brick (that's all right)
Tie your mother down - yeah yeah
Tie your mother down
Or you ain't no friend of mine - ooh no friend of mine -
No no, ow, yeah, bad guy

Ooh, your Mammy and your Daddy gonna
Plague me till I die
They can't understand it, I'm just a
Peace lovin' guy

Ooh, tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Get that big big big big big big daddy out of doors
Tie your mother down - yeah
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight
All your love tonight

Give me every inch of your love - ooh
All your love tonight
Yeah, gotta get my timin' right hey
Ooh, all your love
Tie your mother down

You Take My Breath Away

length: 5:09
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Freddie Mercury
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
piano: Freddie Mercury
lyricist: Freddie Mercury
composer: Freddie Mercury
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh take it take it all away
Ooh ooh ooh ooh - ooh take my breath away - ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh you take my breath away

Look into my eyes and you'll see
I'm the only one
You've captured my love
Stolen my heart
Changed my life
Every time you make a move
You destroy my mind
And the way you touch
I lose control and shiver deep inside
You take my breath away

You can reduce me to tears
With a single sigh
(Please don't cry anymore)
Every breath that you take
Any sound that you make
Is a whisper in my ear
I could give up all my life for just one kiss
I would surely die
If you dismiss me from your love
You take my breath away

So please don't go
Don't leave me here all by myself
I get ever so lonely from time to time
I will find you
Anywhere you go, I'll be right behind you
Right until the ends of the Earth
I'll get no sleep till I find you to tell you
That you just take my breath away

I will find you
Anywhere you go
Right until the ends of the Earth
I'll get no sleep till I find you to
Tell you when I've found you -
I love you

Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath, take my breath
Take my breath away.

Long Away

length: 3:34
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Brian May and Roger Taylor
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Brian May
composer: Brian May
lyricist: Brian May
You might believe in heaven
I would not care to say
For every star in heaven
There's a sad soul here today
Wake up in the morning with a good face
Stare at the moon all day
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
Does anyone care anyway
For all the prayers in heaven
So much of life's this way

Did we leave our way behind us
Such a long long way behind us
Who knows when now who knows where
Where the light of day will find us
Look for the day

Take heart my friend we love you
Though it seems like you're alone
A million light's above you
Smile down upon your home
Hurry put your troubles in a suitcase
Come let the new child play
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
I'm leaving here,I'm long away
For all the stars in heaven
I would not live I could not live this way

Did we leave our way behind us
Such a long long way behind us
Leave it for some hopeless lane
Such a long long way such a long long way
Such a long long way I'm looking for
Still looking for that day

The Millionaire Waltz

length: 4:56
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
orchestrator: Brian May
background vocals: Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
piano: Freddie Mercury
lyricist: Freddie Mercury
orchestrator: Brian May
composer: Freddie Mercury
Bring out the charge of the love brigade
There is spring in the air once again
Drink to the sound of the song parade
There is music and love everywhere
Give a little love to me
Take a little love from me,
I want to share it with you
I feel like a millionaire

Once we were mad, we were happy
We spent all our days holding hands together
Do you remember, my love
How we danced and played
In the rain we laid
Could stay there, forever and ever

Now I am sad
You are so far away
I sit counting the hours day by day
Come back to me, how I long for your love
Come back to me - be happy like
we used to be Come back to me, oh my love
How I long for your love - won't you come back to me, yeah
My fine friend - take me with you and love me forever -
My fine friend - forever - ever

(Repeat verse)

Come back, come back to me, make me feel - Like a millionaire

You and I

length: 3:26
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Brian May and Freddie Mercury
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
piano: Freddie Mercury
acoustic guitar: John Deacon
vocal: Roger Taylor
composer: John Deacon
lyricist: John Deacon
Music is playing in the darkness
And a lantern goes swinging by
Shadows flickering my heart's jittering
Just you and I
Not tonight come tomorrow
When everything's sunny and bright (Sunny and bright)
No no no come tomorrow 'cause then
We'll be waiting in the moonlight

We'll go walking in the moonlight
Walking in the moonlight
Laughter ringing in the darkness
People drinking for days gone by
Time don't mean a thing
When you're by my side
Please stay awhile

You know I never could foresee the future years
You know I never could see
Where life was leading me
But will we be together forever
What will be my love
Can't you see that I just don't know

No not tonight not tomorrow
Everything's gonna be alright (Sunny and bright)
Wait and see if tomorrow we'll be
As happy as we're feeling tonight
We'll go walking in the moonlight (We'll be happy)
Walking in the moonlight

I can hear the music in the darkness
Floating softly to where we lie
No more questions now
Let's enjoy tonight
(Just you and I)
Just you and I
Just you and I
Can't you see that we've gotta be together
Be together just you and I just you and I
No more questions just you and I

Somebody to Love

length: 4:57
producer: Queen
performer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Freddie Mercury
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
bass: John Deacon
choir vocals: Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor
composer: Freddie Mercury
lyricist: Freddie Mercury
Can anybody find me somebody to love
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord what you're doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
But I just can't get no relief, Lord!
Somebody, somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

I work hard every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end I take home my hard earned pay all on my own-
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes
Lord-somebody-somebody
Can anybody find, me-somebody to love?

(He works hard)

Everyday-I try and I try and I try-
But everybody wants to put me down,
They say I'm goin' crazy
They say I got a lot of water in my brain
Got no common sense
I got nobody left to believe
Yeah-yeah yeah yeah

Oh Lord
Somebody-somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat
I'm ok, I'm alright
Ain't gonna face no defeat
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Someday I'm gonna be free, Lord!

Find me somebody to love
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

White Man

producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and Brian May
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
composer: Brian May
lyricist: Brian May
I'm a simple man
With a simple name
From this soil my people came
In this soil remain
Oh yeah. . .

And we made us our shoes
And we trod soft on the land
But the immigrant built roads
On our blood and sand
Oh yeah. . .

White man, white man
Don't you see the light behind your blackened skies
White man, white man
You took away sight to blind my simple eyes
White man, white man
Where you gonna hide
From the hell you've made?

Oh the red man knows war
With his hands and his knives
On the Bible you swore
Fought your battle with lies
Oh yeah. . .

Leave my body in shame
Leave my soul in disgrace
But by every God's name
Say your prayers for your race

White man, white man
Our country was green and all our rivers wide
White man, white man
You came with a gun and soon our children died
White man, white man
Don't you give a light for the blood you've shed?

What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone
A man who learned how to teach
Then forget how to learn

Good Old‐Fashioned Lover Boy

length: 2:55
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Roger Taylor, Brian May and Freddie Mercury
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
piano: Freddie Mercury
additional guest: Mike Stone
triangle: Roger Taylor
wood block: Roger Taylor
composer: Freddie Mercury
lyricist: Freddie Mercury
I can dim the lights
And sing you songs full of sad things
We can do the tango just for two
I can serenade and gently play
On your heart strings
Be your Valentino just for you

Ooh love Ooh lover boy
What're doing tonight hey boy
Set my alarm turn on my charm
That's because I'm a good old fashioned lover boy

Ooh let me feel you heartbeat
(Grow faster faster)
Ooh can you feel my love heat
Come on and sit on my hot seat of love
And tell me how do you feel right after all
I'd like for you and I to go romancing
Say the word your wish is my command

Ooh love Ooh lover boy
What're doing tonight hey boy
Write my letter feel much better
And use my fancy patter on the telephone

When I'm not with you
Think of you always I miss you
(I miss those long hot summer nights)
When I'm not with you
Think of me always I love you love you
Hey boy where did you get it from
Hey boy where did you go
I learned my passion
In the good old fashioned school of lover boys

Dining at the Ritz we'll meet at nine precisely
(One two three four five six seven eight nine)
I will pay the bill you taste the wine
Driving back in style in my saloon will do quite nicely
Just take me back to yours that will be fine
(Come on and get it)
Ooh love Ooh lover boy
What're you doing tonight hey boy
Everything's all right just hold on tight
That's because I'm a good old fashioned lover boy

Drowse

length: 3:46
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Roger Taylor
bass guitar: John Deacon
lead vocals: Roger Taylor
acoustic guitar: Brian May
vocal: Roger Taylor
drums (drum set) & electric guitar: Roger Taylor
slide guitar: Brian May
lyricist: Roger Taylor
composer: Roger Taylor
It's the sad eyed goodbye
Yesterday's moments I remember
It's the bleak street,week kneed partings I recall
It's the mistier mists the hazier days
The brighter sun and the easier lays
There's all the more reason for laughing and crying
When you're younger and life isn't to hard at all

It's the fantastic drowse
Of the afternoon Sundays
That bored you to rages of tears
The unending pleadings
To waste all your good times
In thoughts of your middle-aged years
It's the vertical hold all the things that you're told
For the everyday hero it all turns to zero
And there's all the more reason
For living or dying when you're young
And your troubles are all very small

Out here on the street we'd gather and meet
And scuff up the sidewalk
With endlessly restless feet
Half on the time we'd broaden our minds
More in the pool hall
Than we did in the school hall
With the down town chewing gum bums
Watching the night life the lights and the fun

Never wanted to be the boy next door
Always thought I'd be something more
But it ain't easy for a small town boy
It ain't easy at all
Thinkin' it right and doin' it wrong
It's easier from an arm chair
Waves of alternatives wash over my sleepiness
Have my eggs poached for breakfast I guess

I think I'll be Clint Eastwood
Jimi Hendrix he was good
Let's try William the Conqueror
Now who else do I like

Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)

length: 5:54
producer: Queen
engineer: Mike Stone
background vocals: Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and Brian May
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
guitar: Brian May
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
piano: Brian May
piano & guitar & harmonium: Brian May
tambourine: Roger Taylor
lyricist: Brian May
composer: Brian May
When I'm gone
Don't stop to wonder if I ever think of you
The same moon shines
The same wind blows
For both of us, and time is but a paper moon...
Be not gone

Though I'm gone
It's just as though I hold the flower that touches you
A new life grows
The blossom knows
There's no one else could warm my heart
As much as you...
Be not gone

Let us cling together as the years go by
Oh my love, my love
In the quiet of the night
Let our candle always burn
Let us never lose the lessons we have learned

Teo Torriatte konomama iko
Aisuruhito yo
Shizukana yoi ni
Hikario tomoshi
Itoshiki oshieo idaki

Hear my song
Still think of me the way you've come to think of me
The nights grow long
But dreams live on
Just close your pretty eyes and you can be with me...
Dream on

When I'm gone
They'd say we're all fools and we don't understand
Oh be strong
Don't turn your heart
You're all
We're all
For all
For always......