Love Of My Life

Album: A Night At The Opera (1975)
Charted: 63
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  • Love of my life, you've hurt me
    You've broken my heart and now you leave me
    Love of my life, can't you see?
    Bring it back, bring it back
    Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
    What it means to me

    Love of my life, don't leave me
    You've taken my love, you now desert me
    Love of my life, can't you see?
    Bring it back, bring it back (back)
    Don't take it away from me
    Because you don't know
    What it means to me

    You will remember
    When this is blown over
    And everything's all by the way
    When I grow older
    I will be there at your side to remind you
    How I still love you (I still love you)

    Hurry back, hurry back
    Please bring it back home to me
    Because you don't know what it means to me
    Love of my life
    Love of my life
    Ooh, Ooh

Comments: 19

  • D from CanadaFreddy said he "Could never love a man the way he loved Maery" and he said men asked him why they couldn't replace Mary and he told them it was "Simply impossible."
  • The Old Guy from Central Florida, Usa"Love Of My Life" was NOT written for or about Mary Austin. It was written well before Freddie revealed to her he was bisexual which caused her to break up with him. Freddie claimed it wasn't written for/about anyone and I tend to believe that. The only real possibility, if he DID write it for/about anyone, would be David Minns. He was Freddie's first serious homosexual relationship partner, but they were frequently arguing...breaking up and getting back together, in large part because Freddie felt they had to hide their relationship and David did not want it to be swept under the rug.
  • Some Hoser from CaliforniaOne possibility is that it was written for John Deacon. It was written before Freddie and Mary parted.
  • Kia from Australia Freddie said in an interview with Circus Magazine in the mid 70s that this song was written for NO ONE! So stop all thos nonsense that it was written for Mary. If it WAS written for anyone it would have been for David Minns whom he was having an affair with.
  • Chris Mcnee from Nb, CanadaA song and a masterpiece
  • Chloe AndersonLove Of My Life, one of Queen’s many musical gems.
  • Matthew from United StatesAccording to John Reid, Freddie Mercury wrote "Love of My Life" about David Minns. Minns was a man that Freddie was having an affair with behind Mary Austin's back between 1975 and 1978.
  • Jennie from Aberystwyth, United KingdomMy genuine fave queen song. beautiful beautiful words, wonderful piano playing in the studio version that gives me goose bumps, and I love how the key it's sung in changed over the years. I especially love the way it was sung at Wembley, in 1986. R.I.P precious ... God bless you. xx
  • Cathy from Boston, MaYes, this song was written by Freddie for his longtime friend (and onetime lover) Mary Austin. It seems to reflect the period when Freddie broke up with her after telling her he was bi-sexual, but was still very emotional about not wanting to lose her love. He didn't. Despite both of them moving on to other romantic relationships, they remained friends and constant companions for the rest of his life. He left her nearly all of his fortune and his home, and called her "my common-law wife and one true friend."
  • Rose from Boston, MaI believe that Freddie is the godfather of Mary's two sons. And this song is soo bittersweet, yes, I love it.
  • Ryan from Eaton, InRegarding the harp Brian plays -- Brian "learned" to play, but (by his own admission), he basically was only able to record the part a chord at a time, and so they wound up splicing the whole thing together.
  • Paul from Longwood, FlMore on Freddie and Mary ... I've been haunted by their bittersweet lover story ever since I knew more about it - it almost has a "Sid and Nancy" tragic tinge to it, albeit in a different way. Despite Freddie's decision to go with the "guy side", which broke up their 6-year live-in relationship, Mary and Freddie remained close to each other to the day of his death in 1991. In fact, Freddie bequeathed much of his earthly belongings, not to his male live-in at the time (HE only got a "measley" 500 thousand pounds - the same amount as Freddie's chef!) - but to Mary, including his mansion in London. Mary Austin is now finally married, with two sons (from a previous relationship and not by her husband).

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  • Joan from Amsterdam, NetherlandsI just love this song it's so beautiful! Some time I have to cry by this song:$
  • Michael from Perth, AustraliaThis song brings a tear to my eye just about everytime I hear it. It reminds me of my first girlfriend 20 years ago when I was 15 and how the world was falling apart when we parted ways.
    Just plain beautiful.
  • Tanya from Dayton, Ohin the 80's I was at a concert- this song had everybody up and singing along. i still get goosebumps thinking of it. it was a GREAT moment.
  • Ched - from La Union, Philippines, United Statescomment: On the Return of the Champions CD (Queen +Paul Rodgers).... it was Brian May who called it as "Freddie Song......" and Brian also dedicated the song to Freddie's mother. I love this part because the Hammer to Fall number by Brian and Paul (with a slow intro) ... followed.
  • Stefano from Rome, ItalyThis song in the studio version features Brian May playing... harp! Another proof of Queen creativity and innovation.
  • Keith from Hastings, EnglandLoved this track forever-my daughter recently heard it for the first time, really moved her emotionally.
  • Catherine from Wooster, OhThis song is apparently about Mary Austin, Freddie's live-in girlfriend at the time.
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