If you're searching out for something Don't try so hard I you're feeling kind of nothing Don't try so hard When your problems seem like mountains Feel the need to find some answers You can leave it for another day Don't try so hard
But if you fall and take a tumble It won't be far If you fail you mustn't grumble Thank your lucky stars Just savor every mouthful And treasure every moment When the storms are raging round you Stay right where you are Oh don't try so hard Oh don't take it all to heart It's only fools they make these rules Don't try so hard
One day you'll be a Sergeant Major Oh you'll be so proud Screaming out your bloody orders Hey but not too loud Polish all your shiny buttons Dressed as lamb instead of mutton But you never had to try To stand out from the crowd
Oh what a beautiful world Is this the life for me Oh what a beautiful world It's the simple life for me
Oh don't try so hard Oh don't take it all to heart It's only fools they make these rules Don't try so hard Don't try so hard Don't try so hard
Writer/s: JOHN DEACON, BRIAN MAY, FREDDIE MERCURY, ROGER TAYLOR
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Lori from Greenville, ScNot one of favorite's songs fom Innuendo. But I like the reason for the song.
Jfv from Philadelphia, PaAlthough this song obviously addresses the concept of the sense of relief one might feel when they finally stop worrying about seemingly unimportant things, it also seems to be directed at people that spend a great deal of thought, time and energy in trying to be something they are not, in essence "putting on airs". The clever lyric, "dressed as lamb instead of mutton", poetically makes that point via the use of a simile. ~JFV (5/16/08)~
Wyatt from Anywhere, United StatesI love this song but its so depressing I can't listen to it much. My ex girlfreind used to say it was about me, probably because she thought I always try too hard. The whole album is great but a little hard to take as I kinda grew up with this band
Alex from Moscow, EuropeVery good lyrics, they always help me when i'm depressed or worried. One more grand song from Queen. One of the best songs from Innuendo.
Freddie from Orlando, FlThe Lyrics "Just savor every mouthfull, and treasure every moment-when the storms are raging round you, stay right where you are. Oh, dont try so hard! Oh, dont take it all to heart..." Have proved to be really helpful for me personally. I need to let a lot of things go and just savor what I can... but forget what i cant control.
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.