"Long Away" as written by and Brian Harold / May....
You might believe in heaven
I would not care to say
For every star in heaven
There's a sad soul here today
Wake up in the morning with a good face
Stare at the moon all day
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
Does anyone care anyway
For all the prayers in heaven
So much of life's this way

Did we leave our way behind us
Such a long long way behind us
Who knows when now who knows where
Where the light of day will find us
Look for the day

Take heart my friend we love you
Though it seems like you're alone
A million light's above you
Smile down upon your home
Hurry put your troubles in a suitcase
Come let the new child play
Lonely as a whisper on a star chase
I'm leaving here, I'm long away
For all the stars in heaven
I would not live I could not live this way

Did we leave our way behind us
Such a long long way behind us
Leave it for some hopeless lane
Such a long long way such a long long way
Such a long long way I'm looking for
Still looking for that day


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"Long Away" as written by Brian May

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    General CommentA great song, possibly about the ways civilisation has advanced or simply about those who have died and or missed...
    Weave30on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'Lonely as a whisper on a star chase' is simply a great lyric.
    AntBMSUon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis great when you feel alone, its like queen will always be there. it has great intensions about how the world is changin. intros a bit weird tho but brians voice is spectacular bless his cotton sox
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    princess*delilahon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaven't tried to figure this one out
    but it's a wistful beautiful song!
    HansArpon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't really understand this song, howere I think its so beautiful
    Usually I'm not such a fan of Brian's vocals, however he sings so beautifully here
    therealelementalon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a man who feels lost and alone, and feels as though he's taken the 'wrong path' in life
    But then after the first solo part, he opens his eyes and realizes that he isn't alone ('his many stars above him', his friends and family etc...) and he puts his troubles away and lets his inner child play
    So off he goes to live the life he's always wanted to life, Long away from his old dreary one. new beginnings!

    Lovely song by Brian, one of my favorite Queen songs. Gotta love all the astronomy references too.
    wasp2020on December 19, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation"Long Away" seems like a song of condolence. Words of comfort to one who has suffered a painful loss. During a time of intense sadness (a few years ago) this song spoke directly to me. I have always really liked it, but since the aforementioned experience, it has taken on a new meaning.
    5jhon May 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful melody. The harmonies remind me of another popular song by someone like "America". Just cant put a finger on it. One of my all time favorite Queen tracks
    kexpseattleon October 06, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's about having diarrhea in the back of a tour bus.
    OddLeggedOswldon July 29, 2016   Link

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