Queen In Nuce

Grabado en 1995

Este álbum es una recopilación de los mejores trabajos hechos por algunos miembros de la banda, desde 1969 hasta 1974, cuando no eran conocidos como Queen, y en los inicios de su carrera.

"Earth", "April Lady", "Polar Bear", "Blag" y "Steep on me" son canciones de Smile, grupo formado por Brian May, Tim Stafell y Roger Taylor.

"I Can Hear Music" y "Going Back" son singles de 1973 de Larry Laurex, el nombre artístico de Freddie Mercury por aquel entonces. "I Can Hear Music" fue originalmente escrita por Greenwich, Spestor y Barry, un exito de los Beach Boys en 1969. En la version de Smile colaboraron Brian, Roger y "Larry".

"Going Back", de Dusty Springfield, la versionan los cuatro miembros de Queen.

"Mad The Swine" es un tema de 1973 escrito por Brian, Roger y Freddie, ya con el nombre de Queen, que fue excluído de su primer álbum.

Pistas:

1. Going Back (D. Springfield)
2. I Can Hear Music (Greenwich, Spestor, Barry)
3. Mad The Swine (May, Taylor, Mercury)
4. Earth (T. Staffell)
5. April Lady (May, Staffell)
6. Polar Bear (May, Stafell)
7. Step On Me (May, Staffell)
8. Blag (May, Staffell)

1. Going Back

I think I'm going back
To the things I learn so well in my youth
I think I'm returning to
Those days when I was young enough to know the truth
Now there are no games
To only pass the time
No more colouring books
No Christmas bells to chime
But thinking young and growing older is no sin
And I can't play the game of life to win

I can recall a time
When I wasn't ashamed to reach out to a friend
And now I think I've got
A lot more than just my toys to lend
Now there's more to do
Than watch my sailboat glide
And every day can be
My magic carpet ride
And I can play hide and seek with my fears
And live my days instead of counting my years

Then everyone debates
The true reality
I'd rather see the world
The way it used to be
A little bit of freedom's all we lack
So catch me if you can
I'm going back

2. I Can Hear Music

This is the way I always dreamed it would be
The way that it is,oh,when you are holding me
I never had a love of my own
Maybe that's why when we're all alone
I can hear music
I can hear music
Sounds of the city baby seem to disappear
Oh well I can hear music
Sweet sweet music
When ever you touch me baby
Whenever you're near
Loving you it keeps me satisfied
And I can't explain,oh no,the way I'm feeling inside
You look at me we kiss and then
I close my eyes and here it comes again
I can hear music
I can hear music
Sounds of the city baby seem to disappear
Oh well I can hear music
Sweet sweet music
When ever you touch me baby
Whenever you're near
I can hear music
Sweet sweet music
When ever you touch me baby
Whenever you're near
I can hear music
Sweet sweet music
When ever you touch me baby
Whenever you're near

3. Mad The Swine

Been here before a long time ago
But this time I wear no sandals
Ages past I gave all you people
Food and water

Three feet tall so very small I'm no trouble
I bring thunder lightning sun and the rain
For all the people in the land

A message of love
I bring you from up above
All good children gather around
Come join your hands and sing along

They call me mad the swine
I guess I'm mad the swine
I've come to save you save you
Mad the swine
Mad the swine
So all you people gather around
Hold out your hands and praise the Lord

I walk upon the water just as before
I'll help the meek and the mild and believers and the blind
And all the creatures great and small
Let me take you to the river without a ford?fall
Oh and then one day you realise
You're all the same within His eyes
All I've come to say just like before

They call me mad the swine
I'm mad the swine
I've come to save you save you
Mad the swine
Mad the swine
So all you people gather around
Hold out your hands and praise the Lord
Oooh

Oh now
So all you people gather around
Hold out your hands and praise the Lord
Don't ever fail me

Mad the swine
Mad the swine
I've come to save you save you
Oh now
Mad the swine
Mad the swine
So all you people gather around
Hold out your hands and praise the Lord
Hands and praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
I'll get down on my knees and praise the Lord

4. Earth

I might be at a table
And suddenly I'll catch
A fleeting vision of her crystal seas
Or I might be standing in a crowded dockyard faraway
Underneath the sun I've never seen
Because I have seen many worlds
For what it's worth
But I'll never see again the planet earth
My earth
I might be chasing waves of light
Out towards the rim
Where stars are sparse
And the cold of space seeps in
But I might be in a bar room
Drinking methylated gin
And thinking of the places I have been
Yes I have seen many worlds
For what it's worth
But I'll never see again the planet earth
My earth
I have seen many worlds
For what it's worth
But I'll never see again the planet earth
My earth
Cast adrift amongst the stars
I float from sun to sun
Dreaming of the world that gave me birth
All the places I have been
Remind me there is none
To match the cool green rolling hills of earth
Because I have seen many worlds
For what it's worth
But I'll never see again the planet earth
My earth

5. April Lady

She won our hearts the arts she loved
Is painting pictures for free
When she was done she hung them up
For all the children to see
Goodbye April lady
It's been good to have you around
Goodbye April lady
You've done a lot for the folks in this town
The children learned to read
She strung their beads
It's sorry she was the one
As you can see isn't she good
She don't leave nothing undone
Goodbye April lady
It's been good to have you around
Goodbye April lady
You've done a lot for the folks in this town
She taught them all to love
She was their cream
And we don't want her to go
But we know too well
She fell in love
And there's no stopping her so
Goodbye April lady
It's been good to have you around
Goodbye April lady
You've done a lot for the folks in this town
Goodbye April lady...

6. Polar Bear

In the bright shop window sits the polar bear
Makes the children's eyes light up to see him there
Amongst the tinsel he gives everyone a smile
To see him as you'd see a star
Love him from where you are
He's not for,not for,not for sale
Past an open window walks the pretty girl
Does she see me at her feet it's hard to tell
But if I ask her she might turn her smile away
To see her as I'd see a star
Love her from where you are
She's not for,not for,not for sale
I guess I'll learn to look
Without a grasping hand
Minor contentment wears a smile
I love her from where I lie
He's not for,not for,not for sale
Not for sale

7. Step On Me

Know what I said when I saw you crying
Hang on that's folly
I was weak in the head I believed your lying
You're just a bad memory
My life was going to be better
My why could I never ever see she'd step on me
Well I talked to your friend just the other day
I was gonna look and raise a smile
And she hid a smile and she ain't like you
Been asleep from all the journeys a little while
My life was going to be better
My why could I never ever see she'd step on me
Step on me,step on me,step on me
Now it's so good I won't waste my time
On a two year old picture of you
Oh now that you're gone everything's fine
But you probably think that we're through
My life was going to be better
My why could I never ever see she'd step on me
Step on me,step on me,step on me
Now it's so good I won't waste my time
On a two year old picture of you
Oh now that you're gone everything's fine
But you probably think that we're through
My life was going to be better
My why could I never ever see she'd step on me
Never ever see she'd step on me

8. Blag

Do do do...
Take away my sunshine
You take away my rain
I can see it in your eyes
There must be an answer somewhere
You can find a way
I can see it in your eye
Do do do...