The Show Must Go On by Queen

"The Show Must Go On" is a song by the English rock band Queen. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

The Show Must Go On by Queen


Intermediate and advanced students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    The Show Must Go On

  • Album:
  • Date of release:
    14 October 1991
  • Genre:
    Hard rock, symphonic rock, art rock
  • Length of the song:
    4 minutes and 31 seconds.
  • Writers:
  • Produced by:
    Queen and David Richards

Interesting information about the song

The Show Must Go On chronicles the effort of Freddie Mercury (the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen) continuing to perform despite approaching the end of his life. He was dying from complications due to AIDS, although his illness had not yet been made public in spite of ongoing media speculation claiming that he was seriously ill. Mercury was so ill, and could barely walk, when the band recorded the song in 1990.

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • The show must go on.
  • Does anybody know what we are looking for?
    Another hero, another mindless crime.
  • Hold the line,
    Does anybody want to take it anymore?
  • I guess I'm learning, I must be warmer now
    I'll soon be turning, round the corner now
    Outside the dawn is breaking
    But inside in the dark I'm aching to be free

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here