Love of my life, you've hurt me
You've broken my heart and now you leave me
Love of my life, can't you see?
Bring it back, bring it back
Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
What it means to me

Love of my life, don't leave me
You've taken my love (all of my love) and now desert me
Love of my life, can't you see?
(Please bring it back) bring it back, bring it back (back)
Don't take it away from me (take it away from me)
Because you don't know (oh oh oh know means to me)
What it means to me

Who will remember
When this is blown over
And everything's all by the way (oh yeah)
When I grow older
I will be there at your side to remind you
How I still love you (I still love you)

Oh, back, hurry back
Please bring it back home to me
Because you don't know what it means to me
Love of my life
Love of my life
Oh, oh


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"Love Of My Life" as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +8
    General CommentDefinitely about Mary Austin.

    It's such a sweet song, really. The lines "When I grow older, I will be there by your side to remind you, How I still love you -I still love you" are perhaps the most incredible lyrics he ever wrote because he made the promise, and kept it through to the end.

    Mary was so lucky to have such a dedicated man who reminded her of the truth at the end of his life. It really takes someone to do that.
    Unstoppableon January 27, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWow what a romantic song. Only Freddie Mercury could conceive something as grand as this. I think that the world more and more realizes just how incredible Queen and Freddie Mercury were.
    akanawhaon March 11, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commentyou are all wrong wrong wrong!!! This song is about Freddie's real love of his life, Mary Austin; the woman all lovers in Freddie's life had to measure up to, but couldn't. Nice try tough, all you thinkers out there.
    njdevon August 05, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI watched a documentary about Queen, and Brian May said this song was about Freddie's love for Mary Austin. Wheter it was about being best friends or lovers really doesn't matter (can anyone define the difference anyway?), because Freddie have stated several times that she was the love of his life and his only true friend. She stayed with him till the end. Beautiful song anyway.
    atdetvaron June 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a great ballad!! Expression great pain...waves of sadness..... and accompanied with fantastic melody. I was blown away when I heard this song for the first time (and it wasn't Queen, but a Scorpions cover, ref: Acoustica CD, track #12). I think the song is about a strong, but broken relationship....and going through the emotional hardship in repairing the damage that she has caused.....and as you approach completing the reconciliation process.....but, at the end of the day, she abandons him anyway! .....The feeling of abandonment comes with great sorrow and pain...wouldn't you agree?
    The Great Wokon April 17, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI have always assumed this song was about Freddie's relationship with Mary Austin. Yes, I know he was gay, but he lived with Mary for several years, and in interviews said she was the "love of his life." Mary said she felt they had a marriage, that they were always there for each other till the end. She cared for him when he was dying. He left her the bulk of his estate in his will. She is the first person he lists in his dedications for the album "Barcelona" which he did without Queen.

    This is a magnificent song and a great backstory.
    trippedupbylifeon August 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is SO amazing live! Granted you don't get the beautifully layered vocals of the studio recording, it's still wonderful. The emotion of Freddie is unbelievable. The song is accompianied by Brian on the simple stressed accoustic guitar, the silence of the stadium and emotion put forth by both performers makes it beautiful! I only regret that i was not alive during their touring years (and Freddie's life) to see it in person but the DVD is the next best thing
    Italian Phaethonon June 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is written for mary austin, from her point of view, if that makes any sense
    skibunnie545on March 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, i thought there would of been more posts on this song! Anyway, a beautiful and amazing song!Love singing along to this one, especially the live version. The live version gives you a real feel of what it might of been like to be at a queen gig (I was born a year before freddie died, so kinda difficult to go to see queen before my 1st birthday!!)!! Truly great song!!!
    SS2112on March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsolutly beautiful song!!!! what an incredible voice!!!!
    *HollyHox*on June 16, 2002   Link

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