Musically, the song harks back to classic Queen rock ballads like "Play The Game
" and "Save Me
," and the piano parts sound strikingly similar in places to the classic first section from "Bohemian Rhapsody
The very high notes in the opening lines ("I don't want my freedom, there's no reason for living with a broken heart") proved problematic to sing live at times. Nevertheless, the emotion is palatable - and real, according to Brian May on the Greatest Hits
2-DVD commentary. "To my mind this is one of the most beautiful songs that Freddie ever wrote. It's straight from the heart, and he really opened up during the creation of it, I sat with him for hours and hours and hours just trying pull it away and get the most out of it. It's one of his loveliest songs."