Kim Kizyma
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SOTD: Who wants to live forever

“Who Wants to Live Forever” was composed by May and sung in the album version as a duet between himself and Mercury. Synths parts are played on a Yamaha DX-7 by May, and the orchestra was arranged and conducted by Michael KamenDeacon did not participate, and Taylor played some drum-machine parts and contributed backing vocals. Percussion was taken over by the orchestra as well as bass (double bass in this case) It serves as somewhat of a “love theme” of Highlander, as it adds to the sub-plot of the movie (in the film, Mercury sings the first verse as well, unlike the album version, which has May singing first).

[Verse 1]
There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams
Yet slips away from us?

[Chorus]
Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

[Verse 2]
There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment
Set aside for us

[Chorus]
Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

[Post-Chorus]
Who dares to love forever
Oh, when love must die?


[Bridge]
But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today

[Chorus]
Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

Forever is our today

Who waits forever anyway?

kk