Too Much Love Will Kill You

Album: Made In Heaven (1995)
Charted: 15 118
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  • I'm just the pieces of the man I used to be
    Too many bitter tears are raining down on me
    I'm far away from home
    And I've been facing this alone
    For much too long
    Oh, I feel like no-one ever told the truth to me
    About growing up and what a struggle it would be
    In my tangled state of mind
    I've been looking back to find
    Where I went wrong

    Too much love will kill you
    If you can't make up your mind
    Torn between the lover
    And the love you leave behind
    You're headed for disaster
    'Cause you never read the signs
    Too much love will kill you - every time

    I'm just the shadow of the man I used to be
    And it seems like there's no way out of this for me
    I used to bring you sunshine
    Now all I ever do is bring you down
    Oh, how would it be if you were standing in my shoes
    Can't you see that it's impossible to choose
    No there's no making sense of it
    Every way I go I'm bound to lose
    Oh yes

    Too much love will kill you
    Just as sure as none at all
    It'll drain the power that's in you
    Make you plead and scream and crawl
    And the pain will make you crazy
    You're the victim of your crime
    Too much love will kill you every time

    Yes, too much love will kill you
    It'll make your life a lie
    Yes, too much love will kill you
    And you won't understand why
    You'd give your life, you'd sell your soul
    But here it comes again
    Too much love will kill you
    In the end
    In the end Writer/s: Brian May, Elizabeth Lamers, Frank Musker
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 18

  • Branznav from Stoke-ontrenti like gary v's comment. its true
  • Christina Davies Ph.d from Nyc & Moldova Larry A. is right. Had "Gary V." (to whom Larry A. is rightly and rationally reacting) read the New Testament (as I have, in my third language), you would realize that God, truly, is love. God doesn't hate members of the LGBTQ community, he doesn't adulate the NRA & he wouldn't support the picketing of abortion clinics. Concurrently I wish to say I am deeply proud of my son's sexuality (he is gay), I am deeply proud of Larry A. for speaking for my son (just as my son is thankful to him) & I can only sympathize with//commiserate with, this retrograde, peculiar and completely delusional view of God (from Gary V.), which only shows America's division (but shows nothing of the Bible). Thanks to all the Larry As, you make this country the Land of the Free I migrated too and love so much. Chrissie.
  • Larry A from North CarolinaGary V..You and your beliefs are why this Nation is so divisive, why don't you just sit in a dark corner and wait for Jesus to come and save you? Ignorance is bliss I guess..keep on reading that bible man, maybe you will learn what the word compassion means!!
  • Loeeaineebc from OregonThis song was never about Freddie or written for Freddie, it was written by Brian and two other people in 1988 regarding the breakup of Brian's marriage and falling in love with someone else. It was never about all of the men that Freddie loved or his lifestyle. How could anybody hate the fact that it wasn't about Freddie. Everything is not about Freddie.
  • Nyonge from TernateI feel more emotion in Brian May version
  • Lynn from OregonI don't think this song had anything to do with Freddie's life. Brian May wrote the song when he was unhappy in his marriage. Brian had issues with depression and at one point after Freddie death actually thought about committing suicide. The song was first recorded, sung by Freddie, in 1988, that was the year Brian got his divorce. He was breaking up his family, with children ages 10, 7 and 1 year old. He had already met his second wife in 1986 and married her in 2000. Brian was going through a lot emotionally when he wrote To Much Love Will Kill You.
  • Nancy from Ludlow, MassachusettsTo Gary V from Arizona. Your comment is pure ignorance and HATE.
  • Redo from Derby EnglandI feel gutted when I hear Freddie sing this song. I think it’s about having lots of lovers and being gay. I loved him so much.
  • Gary V from ArizonaTo me, the meaning of this song is the tragedy many people face when making the decision to "love God, or love man". This is the trap that Freddie was in all his life and both he and Brian May knew it. Brian's perception and interpretation of Freddie's predicament was pure genius and really, a message from God to people consumed by love for man to turn from their idolatry and sinful relationships to HIM, before it's too late and spend eternity away from GOD. Yes, "love" did kill Freddie in the end. Aids did, because he was torn between two choices; love of man and Love of God. In the end, we ALL have to make a choice.
  • Eliseu Carvalho from Canoas, Rs, BrazilThis song is capable of making even the most hard-bitten person cry... I watched the video for Brian's solo version and I think he was very close to burst into tears near the end of it.
  • Margaret from Terre Haute IndianaI have Forever Queen on constantly in the car and even though this is technically Brian's song (whom I adore) I can see Freddie's life in it as well. If you interchanged love with fun. Great song great lyrics.
  • Jonas from Zürich, SwitzerlandFrom Brian's Soapbox:
    "I'm very touched that Too Much Love Will Kill You [has been] a catalyst for onward journeys in emotional lives. I always worried that the song didn't give any answers. I was going to write the sequel ... But I guess that the song, in combination with where my life actually went, does give enough clues. The biggest truth in the song is, I now believe, that staying in the same place, in these situations, and not making a decision, is the recipe for a long slow mental death. Moving yourself on, even if it's in a wrong direction viewed in the long-term in retrospect, seems to be the only way forward, and out. And telling the truth seems to be a necessity. That's a hard place to get to, sometimes..... "
  • Jared from Sikeston, MoBrian May sings this better, in my opinion
  • Wish from Rijeka, CroatiaFREDDIE I AM kneeling in front of u............ I LOVE YOU.
  • Ched - from La Union, Philippinesthe song moves me....
  • Norrie from Paisley, ScotlandThis song rocks, when you listen to the version Brian May sings, you realise how good a singer he is, LEGEND. Freddie is the king/queen :)
  • Dino from Larissa, GreeceSuch pure diamond this song is!Definately one of the greatest freddie's interpretations!You know sometimes i can not believe how talented composer Brian is!...THAKS FOR THE MEMORY FREDDIE....totally missed
    (Dino,Greece)
  • Dino from Larissa, GreeceWhat a great song it is!One of the most powerful freddie's interpretations!You know sometimes i can not believe how great composer Brian was...
    Thanks for the memories Freddie....Definately missed!
    (Dino,Greece)
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