"I Can't Live With You" as written by John Deacon, Brian Harold May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor....
I can't live with you
But I can't live without you
I can't let you stay
Ooh but I can't live if you go away
I don't know just how it goes
All I know is I can't live with you

Yeah I'm having a hard time
I'm walking a fine line between hope and despair
You may think that I don't care
But I traveled a long road to get hold of my sorrow
I tried to catch a dream
But nothing's what it seems
Love is saying baby it's all right
When deep inside you're really petrified
Lover turns to hater
On this escalator

I can't live with you, yeah
But I can't live without you
I can't breathe if you stay
But I can't bear you to go away
I don't know what time it is
All I know is I can't live with you

We're stuck in a bad place
We're trapped in a rat race
And we can't escape
Maybe there's been some mistake
We're trying to make a high score
We're walking through a closed door
And nobody's winning
We're just sinning against ourselves

Hold on baby tell me it's all right
Anger's breaking from the hurt inside
Passions screaming hotter
Doin' what we gotta do, yeah

I can't live with you I can't live with you
I can't live I can't live
I can't I can't live with you
But baby I'll never ever leave you

I can't live with you
But I can't live without you
Cause I'm in love with you
Ooh and everything about you

I can't live with you
No I just can't live I just can't live
I can't live with you
Yeah and I can't live without you
Through the madness through the tears
We've still got each other
For a million years, yeah

Ooh yeah
Yeah, I can't live without you, yeah yeah
I can't live without you
Yeah yeah, oh oh oh
I can't live without you
I can't live without you
I can't live without you
Oh oh, I can't live without you, baby baby baby
Without you
I can't live without you


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"I Can't Live with You" as written by Harvey Jay Mason Damon E. Thomas

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    General CommentWot, no comments?
    Well, the lyrics are pretty obvious.
    I prefer the intro to this song on the album version, but I prefer the rest of the song on the Queen Rocks compilation. Wish I could swap the pieces around...
    Bennyboyon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the way he sings "Maybe there's been some mistake."
    monkfluenceon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery great vocals.
    TheOlsnaon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou should compare the way that freddie sings on "A Kind Of Magic" album and on "Innuendo". He definetly sings more cleanly on "Innuendo".
    TheOlsnaon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFreddy is the greatest singer!! The outro is WOW!!
    HenkHon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's odd...I always thought songs had stanzas.
    PursuitofLifeon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI loved this song when I was younger, but lately have become less fond of it. I do love the message, it's very real and relatable. The album doesn't credit any one member for the writing of this song, but if I had to guess, it just drips of Brian May.

    I love this song lyrically, but I feel that musically, some potential was left unfufilled.
    Meranon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this is probably the catchiest song on Innuendo. To be fair, I haven't given it a thorough listen and have become accustomed to the singles to the point where i appreciate them less. But what a great song. Freddie's vocals are excellent. And as far as I know, Brian pretty much wrote this track.
    Freddie77on September 02, 2007   Link

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