It's A Hard Life

Album: The Works (1984)
Charted: 6 72
  • I don't want my freedom
    There's no reason for living with a broken heart

    This is a tricky situation
    I've only got myself to blame
    It's just a simple fact of life
    It can happen to any one

    You win, you lose
    It's a chance you have to take with love
    Oh yeah, I fell in love
    But now you say it's over and I'm falling apart

    Yeah yeah
    It's a hard life
    To be true lovers together
    To love and live forever in each others hearts
    It's a long hard fight
    To learn to care for each other
    To trust in one another right from the start
    When you're in love

    I try and mend the broken pieces
    Oh, I try to fight back the tears
    Oh, they say it's just a state of mind
    But it happens to everyone

    How it hurts (yeah) deep inside (oh yeah)
    When your love has cut you down to size
    Life is tough on your own
    Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies
    I'm waiting for love

    Yes it's a hard life
    Two lovers together
    To love and live forever in each others hearts
    It's a long hard fight
    To learn to care for each other
    To trust in one another right from the start
    When you're in love

    Yes it's a hard life
    In a world that's filled with sorrow
    There are people searching for love in every way
    It's a long hard fight
    But I'll always live for tomorrow
    I'll look back at myself and say I did it for love (oh)
    Yes I did it for love
    For love
    Oh I did it for love Writer/s: Freddie Mercury
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Eda from TurkeyIt's a hard life, thank God there is Queen music to make it easier! This song is so beautiful and powerful. Although I love as always Freddie's videos I can not understand what he meant by this. I wish someone can tell me.
  • Abraxas from CroatiaSo deep...so emotional...so lifelike and true..copy paste to all of us...so peronal and "global" ( to mainkind )..we all can identify with these words and emotions
    THANK YOU FREDDIE for this invaluable..priceless gift(s)!!
    ..
    "This is a tricky situation
    I've only got myself to blame
    It's just a simple fact of life
    It can happen to any one..

    LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH!
    Sanja... from Zagreb. Croatia
  • Margaret from Terre Haute IndianaLove this song LOVE FREDDIE can see why Roger hated his role in the video.
  • Kat from Adelaide, AustraliaThis was apparently Freddie's favourite song that Queen did. I love it too, Freddie! Love the over the top theatrics of the film clip too.
  • Mil from Milan, --One of my favourite Queen songs!
  • Dave from London, EnglandThe intro to this song (until "with a broken heart") uses the tune from 'Vesti la Giubba', an aria from 'I Pagliacci'. Check out http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky271W94VHA at about 2:08 for Pavarotti singing it - you can sing "I don't want my freedom / There's no reason for living" along with him!!
  • Lindsay from Coweta, OkI absolutely love this song. It's sad and sweet and absolutely true.
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