"Who Wants To Live Forever" as written by and Brian / May....
There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever . . .?
Oh ooo oh
There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever
Ooh
Who dares to love forever
Oh oo woh, when love must die

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever
Forever is our today
Who waits forever anyway?


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"Who Wants to Live Forever" as written by Michael Kamen Brian May

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  • +8
    General Commenti think this song is quite optimistic.

    at the start the song acknowledges the brevity of our lives and ultimately death takes it away - how unfair - there's no chance, and who doesn't want to live forever. but then...

    you CAN 'live forever' - but only when there is no future or past, living in the present (touching lips and fingertips).

    the lesson in the lyrics: don't dwell on the past, don't worry about the future, be here in the the now 'forever is our today'

    change the focus of your mind and you can live forever...
    suomynonaon November 30, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentOver analysis on this one. It was written for the film 'Highlander', Connor Macleod id immortal, Heather his woman isn't, he has to watch her grow old and die, and the song reflects the melancholy of his position. Clever beautiful song, but wholly commercial.
    EmmaTwosoulson March 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentillninofan, if you had actually read Romeo and Juliet, you would understand.

    So, in your own words "Dont try to analyze something you know nothing about". ;)
    quiffpornon June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the soundtrack of the film "Highlander".
    mercanfaton January 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a great song :)
    HoE BuNnYon January 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a great song :)
    HoE BuNnYon January 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wish people would make comments worth reading. Most of these are not worthy of typing out and pressing the button to "Add." "Save Me" from this stupidity.
    Cranberriedon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBack in '91 or '92, not too long after Freddie died, the rest of the band did a benefit concert, with all sorts of other musicians joining them. Seal (who I didn't know anything about at that point) did an incredibly moving rendition of this song.
    Kenobi65on July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Songs from Queen, Freddy's Voice is so powerful, too bad he had to leave this world behind so early!
    Cyberminnieon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's opera-like. It's extremely beautiful. I can't think of an interpretation of it, but I hope that someone here can try.
    CB2001on March 14, 2003   Link

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