You Take My Breath Away

Album: A Day At The Races (1976)
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  • Ooh ooh ooh ooh
    Ooh ooh
    Ooh ooh ooh take it take it all away
    Ooh ooh ooh ooh - ooh take my breath away - ooh
    Ooh ooh ooh ooh
    Ooh you take my breath away

    Look into my eyes and you'll see
    I'm the only one
    You've captured my love
    Stolen my heart
    Changed my life
    Every time you make a move
    You destroy my mind
    And the way you touch
    I lose control and shiver deep inside
    You take my breath away

    You can reduce me to tears
    With a single sigh
    (Please don't cry anymore)
    Every breath that you take
    Any sound that you make
    Is a whisper in my ear
    I could give up all my life for just one kiss
    I would surely die
    If you dismiss me from your love
    You take my breath away

    So please don't go
    Don't leave me here all by myself
    I get ever so lonely from time to time
    I will find you
    Anywhere you go, I'll be right behind you
    Right until the ends of the Earth
    I'll get no sleep till I find you to tell you
    That you just take my breath away

    I will find you
    Anywhere you go
    Right until the ends of the Earth
    I'll get no sleep till I find you to
    Tell you when I've found you -
    I love you

    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath, take my breath
    Take my breath away.

Comments: 20

  • Kamila from PolandI love Freddie with the deepest, unconditional love. Even though he is not there, I love his soul. I love every bit of His spirit, the heart of creativity and physicality. There is no other man for me. He wasn't singing, he was throwing millions of stars into space. His piano playing caresses the deepest structures of my heart and senses. I want to kiss the notes of his dearest fingers. He inspires me to write poems about him and to him. "You Take My Breath Away" is the most intense ballad full of deep emotional power, surrounded by Freddie's sweet, lyrical voice full of tremors and feelings. With the melody, the words, the sounds of the piano, and his passion, you shudder. The concert version from Hyde Park in 1976 and Earls Court in 1977 adds sublime. I listen to him in this piece, I wrap myself in his soul. I have a tattoo with the image of Dearest Freddie with an intimate title. Cskyvuteir, his words accurately reflect my love for Freddie. This is all I feel about him.
  • Jeanius from Sarasota FloridaSo lovely I cried
  • Old Fashioned Lover BoyThis song is for Freddie's boyfriend David Minns, not Mary. Neither Freddie or Mary mentioned about any song written for Mary, including Love Of My Life. It is huge myth, Freddie himself said I made up Love Of My Life, it has nothing to do with my life. And Mary also didn't say anything about the song. But David Minns mentioned 3 songs that were written for him; You Take My Breath Away, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy from '76 album after Freddie came out as gay and opened up about his relationship with David, and also Don't Try Suicide after David's suicide attempt.
  • Feisty from CaliforniaIn a 1985 interview, Mercury said, "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary, but it's simply impossible. I couldn't fall in love with a man the same way I did with Mary."
  • Chloe Anderson from OntarioPeople might’ve thought this song was about Mary Austin and how Freddie still loved her even after they broke up. They might be wrong. This song could possibly be about Freddie Mercury having feelings for a man named David Minns. It could be a song about Freddie being gay and loving men. Being gay is his choice and it’s okay to be gay.
  • Chloe Anderson from GuelphFreddie Mercury is so beautiful, that he takes my breath away.
  • Lynda from MichiganRita is 100% correct.. Freddie wrote it for David Minns
  • Jan from London Usual Mercury drivel, hard to believe a grown man could write such sentimental, childish lyrics.
  • Cindy from California If you read the Song of Solomon from the Old Testament, you will find similarities in Freddie’s lyrics for this well as in its tone. He used many references to God, Christ, and the Bible in general in much of his music. This is an amazing piece.
  • Marie from New JerseyWOW!! This song stopped me dead in my tracks! the pureness, the smooth silkiness of his voice and the song gives me goosebumps! you hear it the first time and are like oh that's a beautiful song but then when you really listen to it - every note, every inflection in his voice - it's just downright unbelievable!!
  • Marie from New JerseyTotally obsessed with this song since I first heard it last week. The depth, passion and purity of Freddie’s voice is so captivating!!
    The live version is on a totally different level!! When he sings "you take my breath away" at 1:53 i am breathless myself and then "so please don't go, don't leave me all by myself" at 2:02 i am just floored!!
  • Jennie from Aberystwyth, United KingdomAlicia I agree with you entirely ... one of my very, very favourite Queen songs, and for me, Freddie is certainly singing it for me! R.I.P precious angel. xx
  • Valentin from Beijing, Chinamy least favorite Queen song. any time I listen to A Day At The Races I can't help skippin it :(
  • Andy from Glen Burnie, MdI offer this as evidence that Freddie Mercury was a vocal genius...and of course every genius has a madman inside him, but still...
  • Rita from Adelaide, AustraliaIt was actually about David Minns, his first serious male partner. Freddie stopped living with Mary to pursue the relationship with David just after Bo-Rhap
  • Adam from Boyce, VaVery haunting ballad and very very Freddie. This song is even more intense when they performed it live.
  • Joe from , MoOne of my faves! I love it to even though the outro gives me the creeps. LOL
  • Jonathon from Clermont, FlThis is among my favorite Queen songs. I could probably play this all day and never get tired of it.
  • Amy from Dallas, TxI agree Alicia
  • Alicia from Tamaqua, PaDescribing this song simply resides in the title... It takes my breath away! Such a smooth romantic song that always grabs you by the heart. It makes you wish that Freddie was singing it to you. Though It seems almost as if he really is. It truely is a beautiful song.

    Freddie, You take my breath away!!
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