"If You Can't Beat 'em" as written by and John Richard Deacon....
Keep your chin up when you're feelin' lonely
Don't let them get you down
Ain't no use in your sitting all alone
Hangin' around for someone to call
Ooh they won't come knocking at all
Don't run and hide
Even if it hurts you inside
So I said
Give as good as you get

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
You'd better do it
'Cause it makes you feel good
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
You're never gonna help yourself

Come on
Get up
You're feelin' good

Keep your fingers off my money
Don't try and pull me down
You're takin' me out to wine and dine me
Tryin' to wind me 'round and around
Invite me to your little contract Ha! Ha!
Rumor has it that you could play dirty
I'll tell you what I'll do about that
I'm playing at the wrong game yeah!

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
You'd better do it
'Cause it makes you feel good
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
You're never gonna help yourself

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
You'd better do it
'Cause it makes you feel good
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
It's everyone for themselves
Move on out


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"If You Can't Beat Them" as written by John Deacon

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    General CommentThis is weird! Has really no-one commented? This is a great song the deserves some attention! At least I think so!
    Xinyaon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitively my song, but if I think it again, I realize that I say that about a lot of Queen's songs.

    Well, at least they are definitively my band... lol
    Tomassonon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song contains some of Brian May's best guitar work
    Lennonforeveron September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot one of my faves, I confess. It's still good though and it does grow on me. I don't know if this puts a view against conformity or for conformity (the latter of course in an ironic, sarcastic sense.) Anyone else have a view on it?
    rotherhamkidon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreate tutorial for such introvert person as me. Join to Queen! :)
    mortid0on June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!!
    But I love all Queen songs
    I don't think I've come across one that I don't at least like yet
    therealelementalon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh no...
    now I'm obsessed with this song. I've been listening to it on repeat for the last half an hor!
    therealelementalon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAll of last night and this morning. On repeat.
    Admitedly this happens whenever I discover a Queen song I havn't heard before...
    ...but still
    therealelementalon June 18, 2009   Link

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