This song, which was written, sung, and played by Freddie Mercury (with guitar sequences added in by Brian May), nearly instantly became a fan favorite and was played at nearly every Queen concert. It was especially popular in South America. Often, Freddie would stop singing and allow the crowd to carry on the tune (as can be seen in their Live in Rio compilation).
This song details the plight of a man who's been abandoned by his lover. He feels that the love that has been taken from him affects him far more than it does his lover, and pleads, "Bring it back home to me because you don't know what it means to me."
On the Return Of The Champions Queen and Paul Rodgers CD, Rogers calls this a "Freddie Song," says that he can't sing it as well as him, and tries anyway.
Since Mercury's death in 1991, May often handles live vocals on the song, and it becomes a touching tribute to the late frontman - particularly when performed solo or with Kerry Ellis. Often at Queen shows the crowd will sing a huge part of the song and cause May to get rather emotional.
A live release of this song reached #1 in Argentina and Brazil and #63 in the UK in 1979.