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Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You

I'm just the pieces of the man I used to be
Too many bitter tears are raining down on me
I'm far away from home
And I've been facing this alone
For much too long
I feel like no-one ever told the truth to me
About growing up and what a struggle it would be
In my tangled state of mind
I've been looking back to find
Where I went wrong

Too much love will kill you
If you can't make up your mind
Torn between the lover
And the love you leave behind
Your headed for disaster
Cos you never read the signs
Too much love will kill you
Every time

I'm just the shadow of the man I used to be
And it seems like there's no way out of this for me
I used to bring you sunshine
Now all I ever do is bring you down
How would it be if you were standing in my shoes
Can't you see that it's impossible to choose
No there's no making sense of it
Every way I go I'm bound to lose

Too much love will kill you
Just as sure as none at all
It'll drain the power that's in you
Make you plead and scream and crawl
And the pain will make you crazy
Your the victim of your crime
Too much love will kill you
Every time

Too much love will kill you
It'll make your life a lie
Yes, too much love will kill you
And you wont understand why
You'dgive your life, you'd sell your soul
But here it comes again
Too much love will kill you
In the end...
In the end.

"Too Much Love Will Kill You" was composed by Brian May, Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers sometime between recording sessions of A Kind Of Magic and The Miracle. It appears to have been originally intended for Mercury to sing, as he recorded the finished version of the song during that period. However, there were some problems with the companies representing publishing rights for Musker and Lamers, and the song was unable to be included on The Miracle. May would re-record the song with himself on lead vocals for his 1992 solo album Back To The Light. May played the song on piano and sang it for one of the the first times in public for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, a concert held in 1992 by the remaining members of Queen as a send-off for their fallen friend and to raise awareness of the AIDS virus. The guitar solo on the version on "Made In Heaven" differs from the one on May's album, though May played variations of the Made in Heaven solo in live renditions as early as 1992. This song was also performed by Queen and Luciano Pavarotti in 2003. Brian May, Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers won an Ivor Novello award for this song, and May said later that if there was one song that he would have wanted to win an award for, it was "Too Much Love Will Kill You." The song is about May's feelings during his divorce, and the choice one must make between two women that one loves equally.

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