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Lyrics: Barcelona (1988)
(with Montserrat Caballé)

 

Barcelona

I had this perfect dream
-Un sueño me envolvió
This dream was me and you
-Tal vez estás aquí
I want all the world to see
-Un instinto me guiaba
A miracle sensation
My guide and inspiration
Now my dream is slowly coming true

The wind is a gentle breeze
-Él me habló de ti
The bells are ringing out
-El canto vuela
They're calling us together
Guiding us forever
Wish my dream would never go away

Barcelona - It was the first time that we met
Barcelona - How can I forget
The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away
Barcelona - La musica vibró
Barcelona - Y ella nos unió
And if God willing we will meet again, someday

Let the songs begin
-Déjalo nacer
Let the music play
-Ahhhhhhhh...
Make the voices sing
-Nace un gran amor
Start the celebration
-Ven a mi
And cry
-Grita
Come alive
-Vive
And shake the foundations from the skies
Ah, Ah, Shaking all our lives

Barcelona - Such a beautiful horizon
Barcelona - Like a jewel in the sun
Por ti seré gaviota de tu bella mar
Barcelona - Suenan las campanas
Barcelona - Abre tus puertas al mundo
If God is willing
-If God is willing
If God is willing
Friends until the end
Viva - Barcelona

La Japonaise

I feel the power of the stranger inside me
A force of magic surrounds me
This fountain within me is overflowing

Peaceful and inviting, beautiful and enticing

Rising sun will bless my morning with a smile
A magic pearl from the seas, born in a willow breeze
Loyal friend my guardian angel in the sky
You've served me well all these years
Greeting with both hands, trusting with no fears, till the end

When everything is golden and everything is oh
And everything is ah
My only living treasure on this earth

When everything is golden, everything and everyone is ah

The Fallen Priest

Free me, free yourself
A life of sacrifice controlled me
But those promises I made no longer hold me
Mercurial more wayward by the hour
The shackles fall away, I'm in your power

Free me, and free yourself
Come to me and let me lead you
I beg you, I beseech you to let go
My heaven is yours and heaven is all I know

We are mortal
In the hands of Gods who roll the dice
Searching for an earthly paradise
So hard to find
We are mortal
We are victims of our weaknesses and passion
We are reaching for the heights
(I am falling, I am falling from the heights)

But I promised I would serve
I should be a rock against depravity and sin
Oh no sin no sin
Free yourself, let your life begin, oh
To yourself be true
I am a man of God
I should not be here with you

Free me we are mortal, ah

Come a little closer to the fire
To love and live that one desire
Denial of that love is treason
The love that we make
The force of our lives and its reason

We are mortal
In the hands of Gods who roll the dice
Searching for an earthly paradise
So hard to find
We are mortal
Victims of our weaknesses and passion
(I am falling, I am falling we, we are mortal)

Why do I believe in you
You're destroying my world
Hold nothing back
Give me all there is
I want it all

This is where we stand
This is all there is
Prisoners of each others love
Prisoners of each others love

Ensueño

En mi sueno te ve
Tu luz llegaba de tan lejos

Tu voz penetra en mi
Vibra en ti
Vibra en mi

Suavemente me llevaba a ti
O¡ el sonido

Tu voz dulcemente
Me dec¡a: "Ven"
"Ven junto a mi"

Volver a vivir
Saber que mi sueño no est solo. Alienta en ti
T£ y yo cantando los dos

Yo so¤aba en ser tu mismo mar, tu mar,
Es peunte de unión
De nuestras almas

Vuelan, nos llaman
Al son de eternidad

The Golden Boy

The boy had a way with words, he sang, he moved with grace
He entertained so naturally, no gesture out of place
His road in life was clearly drawn, he didn't hesitate
He played, they saw, he conquered as the master of, as the master of his
fate

The girl had an iron soul no-one could recognise
Material ambition that her gentleness disguised
She gave herself to him certain of his fame
Wanted him for luxury, for limelight and his name

And then he sang to her

I love you for your silence, I love you for your peace
The still and calm releases that sweep into my soul
That slowly take control

I love you for your passion, I love you for your fire
The violent desire that burns me in its flame
A love I dare not name

His rise was irresistible (yeah) - he grew into the part
His explanation simply that he suffered for his art
No base considerations of some glittering reward
The prize was knowing that his work was noticed and adored

I love you (yes I love you) for your silence, I love you for your peace
The still and calm releases that sweep into my soul
That slowly slowly take control

Yes he told the truth (he told the truth), yes he told the truth
Accepting every honour with a masterly display
Of well rehearsed reluctance to be singled out this way
He started to believe that he was all they said and more (and more)
While she forgot, she forgot the reasons (reasons)
She had wanted him before

(I love you) I love you for your passion (for your passion)
I love you for your fire
The violent desire that burns me in its flame (burns me in its flame)
A love I dare not name

The still and calm releases (releases)
That sweep into my soul (sweep into my soul)
That slowly (slowly) slowly (slowly)
Slowly (slowly) slowly (slowly) take control

And when at last they fell apart, she wished that she could be
The hardened heart of yesterday, as cynical as he
By changing for the better, she had changed things for the worse
The words that made them happy once now echoed - echoed as a curse

Guide Me Home

Now the wind has lost my sail
Now the scent has left my trail
Who will find me, take care and side with me
Guide me back safely to my home
Where I belong, once more

Where is my star in heaven's bough
Where is my strength, I need it now
Who can save me, lead me to my destiny
Guide me back safely to my home
Where I belong, once more

Who will find me, take care and side with me
Guide me back safely to my home
Where I belong, once more

How can I go on?
How can I go on this way

How Can I Go On

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 I 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

Overture Piccante

Ah ah ah ah
Shaking all our lives
Oooooh

Guide me back once more
To yourself be true

eurt eb dog fo nam
nam a ma I, nam a ma I

Yoake kisetsu yume kibo
Umito hikariga youdeilu

Yes he told the truth (and he told the truth)
I love you for your silence
I love you for your peace (I love peace)
Sweep into my soul
Oooh - Slowly take control

Sing it sing it sing it sing it sing it sing it sing it sing it
We are mortal
In the hands of gods who roll the dice
We are mortal
Victims of our weaknesses

Personnel
Freddie Mercury - Vocals, Piano
Montserrat Caballé - Vocals
Mike Moran - Keyboards
John Deacon – Bass (track 7)
Homi Kanga - Violin
Laurie Lewis - Violin
Deborah Ann Johnston - Cello
Barry Castle -  Horn
Frank Ricotti -  Percussion
Backin Vovals - Madeline Bell,  Debbie Bishop, Lance Ellington,
Miriam Stockley, Peter Straker, Mark Williamson, Carol Woods

Mike Moran, Freddie Mercury - Producer