"These Are The Days Of Our Lives" as written by and Roger Taylor....
Sometimes I get to feelin'
I was back in the old days, long ago
When we were kids, when we were young
Things seemed so perfect, you know?
The days were endless, we were crazy, we were young
The sun was always shinin', we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately, I just don't know
The rest of my life's been, just a show

Those are the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing is true
When I look and I find I still love you
You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the tide
Ain't that a shame?
Ooh, I'd like to go back one time on a roller coaster ride
When life was just a game
No use in sitting and thinkin' on what you did
When you can lay back and enjoy it through your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately, I just don't know
Better sit back and go, with the flow

These are the days of our lives
They've flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find, no change

Those were the days of our lives, yeah
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing's still true
When I look and I find, I still love you
I still love you


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"These Are the Days of Our Lives" as written by Freddie Mercury Brian May

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    General Comment@mazzauk

    Technically the song's lyrics were written by Roger Taylor. Not Freddie Mercury.
    sexdrugsrocknrollon January 22, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere was an excellent 2 hour documentary on the BBC recently (in 2 parts), during which Roger Taylor stated that everyone interprets this as being about Freddie dying, but actually Roger wrote the words and it was about leaving childhood behind/his children growing up, but that obviously because of what Freddie was going through, the words had a double meaning.

    All songs on Innuendo are credited to all of Queen, whereas previously members of the band would claim ownership of the rights to a song. The fact they decided to share credits for all songs together, and therefore all song-writing royalties, shows how close the band came towards the end.

    Beautiful song!
    Buffon July 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentEverytime I hear this song it makes me want to cry. That's about all I can say. I listen to it and wish that I could also "turn back the clock".
    napnipon April 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:) Beautiful.
    Thia007on November 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow true? We all wish we could go back to happier times. Freddie is writing this though when he knows he hasn't got much time left which makes it especially moving. I think he's sending a message out to us all to enjoy the time we have. the "i still love you" at the end was of course the very last thing that Freddie said on camera before he died. In the video you can see his pain, sorrow and regret but also a glint of satsifaction as he knows that although he is about to die, his music will live forever.
    mazzaukon March 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI feel the same way mazzauk and napnip, but mazzauk Roger Taylor the drummer wrote the song, the feeling is still there tho
    cft19on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen the 'innuendo' album came out, i didn't really see this as one of the stronger songs...until i saw the video. at the end, when Freddie looks to the camera and says I still love you, it just melts your heart, because you know he means it and you know that that is his final goodbye. i now find it hard to listen to this, but it is still a beautiful song. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDid not know that cft19...I know the Innuendo album credits "Queen" as writing all the songs out of respect for the band. Do you know any other specific songs that were written by the others on Innuendo?

    BTW, this song rules. I believe Freddie knew it'd be his "farewell" song, especially during the video shoot. He's an amazing figure in the music industry. I was so happy to see Queen make it to the R'N'R Hall of Fame. Well deserved.
    y2doggyon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow... This song's so moving...
    I everytime i hear this song I cry...
    It's so sad...
    The video is even more sad...
    And I wish I could "turn back the clock" like napnip said...
    Nowhere_Girlon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a bit in it for everyone, but I think Freddie personalised it with those four magic words at the end.Incredible video, incredible song, incredible band.
    technicson March 13, 2003   Link

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