Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives

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"These Are the Days of Our Lives" is a so#g by %#g"ish roc& ba#d
Queen. '"though credited to the who"e ba#d( it was "arge"y writte# by drummer
)oger *ay"or( a#d is the eighth trac& o# the ba#d+s 1,,1 a"bum Innuendo.
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a#d co#ga -ercussio# .a sy#thesised co#ga/ was recorded by their -roducer
0a1id )ichards .a"though it was mimed i# the 1ideo by )oger *ay"or/.
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birthday( 5 4e-tember 1,,1( a#d as doub"e '6side si#g"e i# the 3K three mo#ths
"ater o# , 0ecember( i# the wa&e of ercury+s death( with the semi#a" 7uee#
trac& "Bohemia# )ha-sody".
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to- for fi1e wee&s.
*he so#g was awarded a B)2* 'ward for "Best 4i#g"e" i# 1,,2.
"*hese 're the 0ays of :ur ;i1es" hear&e#s bac& to simi"ar"y themed
1,<5 7uee# so#g ";o1e of y ;ife"( twice usi#g the "i#e "2 sti"" "o1e you".
't the e#d of the so#g( ercury sim-"y s-ea&s those words( as he wou"d
ofte# do i# "i1e 1ersio#s of ";o1e of y ;ife."
;i1e -erforma#ces a#d co1ers
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*ribute 9o#cert( su#g by =eorge ichae" a#d ;isa 4ta#sfie"d. *his "i1e 1ersio#
was i#c"uded o# the 1,,3 a"bum "5i1e ;i1e .%>/"( credited to +=eorge ichae"
with 7uee# ? ;isa 4ta#sfie"d+.
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1oca"s -ro1ided by )oger *ay"or. :# stage the so#g was accom-a#ied by a
1ideo of the ba#d i# their ear"y days i# Ba-a#( i#c"udi#g ma#y shots focusi#g o#
eC6ba#d members ercury a#d 0eaco#.
*he so#g was used o# 1 Bu"y 200< at the 9o#cert for 0ia#a. 2t was a
co#cert he"d at the #ew Demb"ey 4tadium i# ;o#do#( %#g"a#d( 3#ited Ki#gdom
i# ho#our of 0ia#a( >ri#cess of Da"es( who had died 10 years ear"ier. 't the e#d
of the -erforma#ces( a 1ideo mo#tage of 0ia#a as a chi"d was -rese#ted a#d this
so#g was -"ayi#g i# the bac&grou#d.
' co1er 1ersio# by >etu"a 9"ar& is i#c"uded o# her 200E com-i"atio# a"bum
*he# ? Fow.
The lyricsG
4ometimes 2 get to fee"i#+
2 was bac& i# the o"d days "o#g ago
Dhe# we were &ids( whe# we were you#g
*hi#gs seemed so -erfect you &#ow!
*he days were e#d"ess( we were craHy we were you#g
*he su# was a"ways shi#i#+ we Iust "i1ed for fu#
4ometimes it seems "i&e "ate"y 2 Iust do#+t &#ow
*he rest of my "ife+s bee# Iust a show
*hose were the days of our "i1es
*he bad thi#gs i# "ife were so few
*hose days are a"" go#e #ow but o#e thi#g is true
Dhe# 2 "oo& a#d 2 fi#d( 2 sti"" "o1e you
Jou ca#+t tur# bac& the c"oc&( you ca#+t tur# bac& the tide
'i#+t that a shame!
2+d "i&e to go bac& o#e time o# a ro""er coaster ride
Dhe# "ife was Iust a game
Fo use sitti#g a#d thi#&i#+ o# what you did
Dhe# you ca# "ay bac& a#d e#Ioy it through your &ids
4ometimes it seems "i&e "ate"y 2 Iust do#+t &#ow
Better sit bac& a#d go with the f"ow
+9os these are the days of our "i1es
*hey+1e f"ow# i# the swift#ess of time
*hese days are a"" go#e #ow but some thi#gs remai#
Dhe# 2 "oo& a#d 2 fi#d #o cha#ge
*hose were the days of our "i1es( yeah
*he bad thi#gs i# "ife were so few
*hose days are a"" go#e #ow but o#e thi#g+s sti"" true
Dhe# 2 "oo& a#d 2 fi#d( 2 sti"" "o1e you
2 sti"" "o1e you