"Under Pressure (with The Used)" as written by David Bowie, John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Floyd Brown, Robert Van Winkle and Mario Johnson....
Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure... that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about

Watching some good friends
Screaming `let me out'
Pray tomorrow... gets me higher
Pressure on people... people on streets

Chippin' around... kick my brains around the floor
These are the days
It never rains but it pours
People on streets... people on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming `let me out'
Pray tomorrow... gets me higher

Pressure on people... people on 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 slashed and torn
Why... why... why
LOVE

Insanity laughs un der pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more chance
Why can't we 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 way of

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

Under pressure
Pressure.


Lyrics submitted by ILoveGerardWay, edited by SmashingDestiny

"Under Pressure" as written by John Deacon David Bowie

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, TINTORETTO MUSIC

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    General CommentThe Used and My Chemical Romance Performed This At A Tsunami Relief Benefit And Then As An Encore At Shows On The Taste Of Chaso Tour. Amazing Song. It Is A Cover Of Freddie Mercury And David Bowie. Best Part "Can't We Give Ourselves One More Chance Why Cant We Give Love One More Chance"
    ILoveGerardWayon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like when Gerard and Bert do all the 'Um ba ba bay
    Um ba ba bay Doo day duh Ee day duh', which you failed to note. Anyway, I thought the song had to do with Freddy and aids. Lots of their fans try to deny it so much. Face it Queen fans, Freddy was gay and if not gay, bi. It's okay to accept. I think thats one of the reasons MCR and The Used picked this song to cover, cause they're anti homophobic. Which is really cool. It's an awesome song and these two awesome bands do a very good rendition of it.
    bullets&love.on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen 'ice ice baby' came out he was accused of sampling the bass and piano riffs from 'under pressure' without getting permission or crediting the song/artists...there were claims that he was sued for it, but i'm not sure how far it went.
    JLHon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI attended the Taste of Chaos tour when it made it's stop in Saskatoon, and I'd just like to point out that these two bands absolutely destroy live and if you ever get the chance to see either of them, I reccomend it fully.

    The concert was amazing, and The Used had just exited the stage when the chants of "one more song, one more song" started to ripple through the floor. No one was leaving, and then for the two bands to show up on stage at the same time drove me and the rest of the adrenaline-fueled crowd wild. As Gerard broke into his "this song was originally recorded by Freddie Mercury and David Bowie..." I grabbed my dread-lock mopped friend and starting yelling with what little voice I had left "UNDER PRESSURE! OH MY GOD IT'S UNDER PRESSURE!!"

    I think they did choose to cover this song because of their anti-homophobia, as bullets&love cleverly pointed out. Need proof? As Bert and Gerard made their way to the front of the stage, Bert grabbed Gerard's face in both hands and planted a big one right on his lips. Not to mention that Bert thinks the song is "f-cking amazing!"

    This song is an important one none the less, and so is the fact that it's being covered by The Used and My Chemical Romance. It's great to see bands that support the "Music for Relief" charity for the tragedy in Asia. It's also important on a musical level, because it's starting to mark the time where collaborations can be made between great bands that have something to say, play great live music, are friends with one another, and are downright cooler than rap artists and pop musicians. These bands, and many others, are starting to mark a new generation of popular music among teens and others alike, and I was glad to be a part of a special moment that was this song.
    nathanstamandon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI havent hear this song yet but i can only imagine........ will it be out in england??
    rachl1990on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they played this when I went to taste of choas...they were like "we're gonna cover this song because we f-ing hate vanilla ice". don't know what the meaning is but it was fun to watch.
    lovesmeformeon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI should also mention that the studio version of the song was made available for purchase on iTunes today. Think about buying it, not only because it's a fantastic song, but because it is for a great cause.
    nathanstamandon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just bought the song off iTunes and it's officially my new anthem...I love My Chem and The Used, so this is a huge thing for me...wow...

    Oh yeah, and they forget the "ba de da day" part in the lyrics!
    Izzayon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song, and the two bands fit together really well. i've seen mcr twice (and met them, yay!), once with TBS earlier in the year and the other week when open hand supported them, they are so ace. mikey looks so cute in this with his tamborine!! *swoons*
    Purple_Moonon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAm i the only person who can not find this on iTunes? is actually available on the UK section of it?
    cyanideandjdon April 15, 2005   Link

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