I had this perfect dream
Un sueño me envolvió
This dream was me and you
Tal vez estás aquí
I want all the world to see
Un instinto me guiaba
A miracle sensation
My guide and inspiration
Now my dream is slowly coming true

The wind is a gentle breeze
Él me habló de ti
The bells are ringing out
El canto vuela
They're calling us together
Guiding us forever
Wish my dream would never go away

Barcelona it was the first time that we met
Barcelona how can I forget
The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away
Barcelona la musica vibró
Barcelona Y ella nos unió
And if God willing we will meet again, someday

Let the songs begin
Déjalo nacer
Let the music play
Make the voices sing
Nace un gran amor
Start the celebration
Ven a mi
And cry
Come alive
And shake the foundations from the skies
Ah, Ah, Shaking all our lives

Barcelona such a beautiful horizon
Barcelona like a jewel in the sun
Por ti seré gaviota de tu bella mar
Barcelona suenan las campanas
Barcelona abre tus puertas al mundo
If God is willing
If God is willing
If God is willing
Friends until the end
Viva, Barcelona

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Barcelona [Single Version] Lyrics as written by Mike Moran Freddie Mercury

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  • +1
    General Commentwasnt this song just by freddie mercury not queen
    queen fan no1on June 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOlympics
    erkon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis os one of my fav songs - im surprised more ppl havent commented on it! written in one night with freddie and monserrat caballe beside a piano. thought it was a very fitting tribute that it was played as the theme of the 1992 olympics. its just a brilliant song, her voice is awesome too.
    blueon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOK, it's on Greatest hits III, but can this actually be classed as a Queen song? Did Brian, Roger and John play a part in it?
    MercuryCobainon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure about this song i know that Brian and John had parts on a few songs. Everyone comes down hard on GH3 for containing solo works by the guys (there are some Brian and Roger solo stuff as well) But a greatest hits album is designed to get you familiar and acquainted with a group so you can then go out and get the actual albums that are represented by the singles. And this greatest hits 3 represents where Queen was at that point in time, and i must say i've gotten the Album Barcelona because of this, not to mention Hot Space (because of Las Palabras de Amor).

    However, this song in particular just seems to be a simple love duet about lovers meeting in the title city, perhaps one was a tourist...
    Italian Phaethonon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI implore people to listen to the Barcelona album in its entirety. It's a series of songs that tell a simple love story between a Rock star and a fan which comes to nothing. It is an extraordinarily beautiful piece of work which gives us a tantilising glimpse of what may have been had this incredibly talented man lived.
    TeoTorriateon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's a nice song, not my favorite though...I think I'm still a bit too immature to appreciate opera! Well, I know that Freddie did this opera album with Monserrat Caballe and he wrote this song with Mike Moran when Monserrat asked Freddie to write a song about her home village.
    TheYipskeeon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentblasphem,y, this is trully a great album of pure vocal virtuosism. The fact it's not by Queen doesn't mean we should not explore more widely other song's from the album.
    Tiraelionon February 16, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationTrack Barcelona is first of all an awesome melody. This is not really about the town of Barcelona but a tribute to Montserratt Caballe. Freddie truly loved this woman...no of course not sexually but they certainly shared a love.
    Listening to the lyrics of the entire album I sense our Freddie Mercury venting is fears and praying to God for mercy and some comfort. Remember this magnificent man knew his time was ending soon.
    louisejbon December 24, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentQueen Greatest Hits 3, of course, was a cheap cash in.

    As for the song, its good stuff. Even if Caballe had long since passed her peak. Freddie, of course, kept his beautiful voice right to the end.

    Sadly, most of the album is throwaway filler.
    AntBMSUon August 07, 2005   Link

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