Death on Two Legs
Queen Lyrics


You suck my blood like a leech
You break the law and you breach
Screw my brain 'til it hurts
You've taken all my money
And you want more
Misguided old mule with your pigheaded rules
With your narrow minded cronies
Who are fools of the first division

Death on two legs
You're tearing me apart
Death on two legs
You never had a heart of your own

Killjoy, bad guy, big talking small fry
You're just an old barrow boy
Have you found a new toy to replace me?
Can you face me?
But now you can kiss my ass goodbye

Feel good? Are you satisfied?
Do you feel like suicide?) (Think you should)
Is your conscience all right
Does it plague you at night?
Do you feel good? (Feel good)

(Ah) Talk like a big business tycoon
You're just a hot air balloon
So no one gives you a damn
You're just an overgrown schoolboy
Let me tan your hide
A dog with disease
You're the king of the sleaze
Put your money where your mouth is, Mister Know-All
Was the fin on your back
Part of the deal? (Shark)

Death on two legs
Tearing me apart
Death on two legs
You never had a heart (you never did)
Of your own (right from the start)

Insane, should be put inside
You're a sewer rat decaying in a cesspool of pride
Should be made unemployed
Then make yourself null and void
Make me feel good (I feel good)

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Written by: Freddie Mercury

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Zsuzsanna Benke

Freddie Mercury wrote this and dedicated it to Norman Sheffield, Queen's former manager and a co owner of Trident Studios. Queen felt that Norman had not provided them with the support they needed.The surviving band members noted the unhappy atmosphere in the Days of our Lives documentary, explaining that the band felt hard done by when they were producing hit singles without seeing any of the money - and with incidents such as Roger Taylor being told he couldn't hit the drums too hard as they supposedly "couldn't afford" new drumsticks. But as Taylor noted, "you see them (the management) running around in stretch limos and think 'hang on there's something not right here!'" The split occurred under very acrimonious circumstances, and this song acted as something of a final word from the band. The lyrics form a harsh character portrait that outline the band's full animosity towards their former acquaintance. Mercury was reportedly not a fan of the song after writing it, having felt it was too angry and bitter, but May encouraged him to complete it.
On the Live Killers version, Freddie Mercury introduced this song by saying, "This is a song about a real motherf--ker of a gentleman!"

Grace Rumley

Thats amazing man 😂

Imperiul Assasin

Nice

Conner St. Claire

I can’t believe he thought the song was too harsh…. And compare that to other things he did, that song is not harsh at all 😂😂

David Payne

Copy and paste much?

Frahn

@LeaveTheMark He shouldn’t have had to 🙄

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Aubree heehee

Not-so-fun fact: Freddie dedicated this song to Norman Sheffield (Queen's former manager and a co-owner of Trident Studios who was basically robbing them of their money at the time) after being released from that management, Freddie wanted to express his feelings towards the man in a song. Gary Langhan remembers when Freddie took his headphones off after laying his vocal tracks on DOTL, he witnessed blood pouring out from Fred's ears just from the sheer anger he put into the song, and sometime later on Freddie said that his throat was literally bleeding because he went so hard on the song.

The Cactus Club

That was another one bites the dust

Luis Eduardo Souza

gosh he could have had an internal bleeding

The RailTourer!

Wow dedication

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