In my defence what is there to say
All the mistakes we made must be faced today
It's not easy now knowing where to start
While the world we love tears itself apart

I'm just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I'm caught in between, with a fading dream

In my defence what is there to say
We destroy the love, it's our way
We never listen enough, never face the truth
Then like a passing song, love is here and then it's gone

I'm just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I'm caught in between, with a fading dream

I'm just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
I'm just a singer with a melody
I'm caught in between, with a fading dream
Caught in between, with a fading dream
Caught in between, with a fading dream

Oh what on earth, oh what on earth
How do I try, do we live or die
Oh help me God, please help me


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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Its beautifull. I think it's about the mistakes that people make. And that;s it's hard to look back at those mistakes. But you can't right your mistakes
    Saskia89on June 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion"Just a singer" ... c'mon Freddie, you were the best rock singer of all time!

    I think he really was a quiet and humble individual though, when not in rock star-mode.
    yada3on January 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song expresses like a short nostalgic biography of the human genius Freddie was. Its unbelievable honest he nudes himself, he´s just a singer nothing else nothing more, just freddie. the greatest rockpermormer ever.
    SubZeroon July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust coffesin mistakes about relationships and saying goodbye to them really. he was still a person but he was also, just a singer with a song, and that wasnt enough sometimes.
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    princess*delilahon October 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful song I've ever heard.
    Xinyaon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn absolutely gorgeous song. My favourite Freddie Mercury solo song along with The Golden Boy and Goin' Back.
    It's filled with so much passion.
    shezzdanon April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this song is about mistakes you did in the past. Its about never lose yourself and never give up your dreams.
    DavyJones92on July 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA pure and honest song brought to life by Freddie like only he knows how.
    Pistoleroon December 07, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIf i'm not mistaken, the lyrics were not written by Freddie, but by Dave Clark. Included in the musical Time, it was meant for Cliff Richard, but during the recording of the song Time, Clark was pleased with Freddies vocals and decided to let him sing this song as well.

    Great song by the way.
    Traveller69on January 11, 2008   Link

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