If you're searching out for something
Don't try so hard
I you're feeling kind of nothing
Don't try so hard
When your problems seem like mountains
Feel the need to find some answers
You can leave it for another day
Don't try so hard

But if you fall and take a tumble
It won't be far
If you fail you mustn't grumble
Thank your lucky stars
Just savor every mouthful
And treasure every moment
When the storms are raging round you
Stay right where you are
Oh don't try so hard
Oh don't take it all to heart
It's only fools they make these rules
Don't try so hard

One day you'll be a Sergeant Major
Oh you'll be so proud
Screaming out your bloody orders
Hey but not too loud
Polish all your shiny buttons
Dressed as lamb instead of mutton
But you never had to try
To stand out from the crowd

Oh what a beautiful world
Is this the life for me
Oh what a beautiful world
It's the simple life for me

Oh don't try so hard
Oh don't take it all to heart
It's only fools they make these rules
Don't try so hard
Don't try so hard
Don't try so hard

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Don't Try So Hard Lyrics as written by Brian May John Deacon

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    General CommentA beautiful song from the Innuendo album.

    It's about warning people to do their best,
    but not kill themselves in the process............
    Simmeron January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah...it's like saying if you concentrate too hard on something you won't be able to do it...nice song :)
    mercury_girl86on March 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow a great song with a message to the listener. It says to appreciate the simple things and not to take life too seriously. Another Queen classic.
    akanawhaon March 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on the album......even more amazing when you get to "Oh what a beautiful world'......something special about it.
    Musgoton June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of Freddies finest vocal performances indeed. I agree with mercury_girl86 .
    TheOlsnaon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a nother queen song that just makes you think about situations, i mean a lot of people rate dont stop me now as a feel good song and it is amazing but there forgetting about the others, like this and party and yes i realise they wernt singles but they deserve a little recognistion. this is a wonderful song with a shockingly great guitar solo and chorus.
    princess*delilahon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBest song on innuendo.has a very simple meaning.if you try too hard and try to live by all the hard rules you are only going to fail
    Shellsmashedxbox360on November 27, 2009   Link

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