"Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie cover)" as written by and Billy Joel....
Pressure, down on you, down on me, no man ask for
Under pressure, burns a building down
Family in two
Puts people on the streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Scream 'Let me out!'
Pray tomorrow brings it higher
Pressure on people, people on the streets

Kicking around with my brains on the floor
These are the days it never rains but pours
People on streets, people on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about,
Watching some good friends
Scream 'Let me out!'
Pray tomorrow brings you higher
Pressure on people, people on the streets

Turned away from it all, like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love
But it's so cracked and torn
Why why why?

Insanity cracks, under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give love one more chance
Why can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love

Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care
For the people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our ways of
Caring about ourselves

This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure


Lyrics submitted by ruben

Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie cover) song meanings
Add your thoughts

9 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentoh yes screaming.
    weezerific:cutleryon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probobly the most original and amazing interpretation of a david bowie / queen song that i've ever heard. hats off to the blood brothers on this one.
    thomas doyleon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best cover song I have ever heard.
    ThePlaygroundMiracleon February 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wouldn't like any other band to cover this song. i love the original and this cover, probally because i'll always hold the blood brothers in high regards.
    wherestheloveon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautifully fashioned cover. Most definetly the type of song you listen to more than once at a time.
    anatomyofdecadenceon April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this cover.
    ROXYGURLLL7488on April 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPut simply, the best cover I have ever heard.
    The first time I ever heard The Blood Brothers'
    version of this song, I was seeing it LIVE!
    I can/t describe what a rush that is.
    Simply amazing.

    Then I heard The Used and My Chemical Romance
    covering the same song.
    I swear, one day I/m going to steal
    one of Johnny Whitney/s shoes,
    kidnap Bert McCracken and Gerard Way,
    and force them to eat it.
    They aren/t even good enough to just kiss that shoe
    I/m going to make them eat it piece by piece.
    Mr. Shiveron February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery original.
    i love it.
    Samantha723on May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI counted five mistakes in the first four lines, and another five or six after that.
    RoverIACon November 30, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain