These Are the Days of Our Lives
Queen Lyrics


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Sometimes I get to feelin'
I was back in the old days - long ago
When we were kids, when we were young
Things seemed so perfect - you know ?
The days were endless, we were crazy - we were young
The sun was always shinin' - we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately - I just don't know
The rest of my life's been - just a show
Those were the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing is true
When I look and I find I still love you
You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the tide
Ain't that a shame ?
Ooh, I'd like to go back one time on a roller coaster ride
When life was just a game
No use in sitting and thinkin' on what you did
When you can lay back and enjoy it through your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately - I just don't know
Better sit back and go - with the flow
'Cos these are the days of our lives
They've flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find - no change
Those were the days of our lives yeah
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing's still true




When I look and I find, I still love you
I still love you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Queen and Ben Elton's song These are the days of our lives are an ode to nostalgia and a longing to relive the carefree days of youth. The song takes the listener on a journey of the singer's recollections of the past and his apprehensions about the future. The lyrics paint a picture of a time when everything was perfect and when the sun shone brighter. The days were endless, and the singer and his friends were carefree, living only for fun. Despite the fact that those days are long gone, the singer still loves and cherishes the memories they created.


The chorus is a reminder that life is fleeting and that time can't be turned back. The singer's longing to go back in time and ride a roller coaster is an indication of his desire to relive those happy moments. He exhorts the listener to stop dwelling on the past and to instead live in the present, to go with the flow, and to make the most of the time they have.


Through the lyrics, the singer acknowledges that life hasn't always been perfect. Although the bad times were few, they still existed. But when he looks back, he realizes that one thing remains unchanged: his love for the people he shared those moments with. The song is a poignant reminder to cherish the memories and relationships that make life worth living.


Line by Line Meaning

Sometimes I get to feelin'
At times, I experience a certain feeling


I was back in the old days - long ago
I feel like I'm reminiscing about the past


When we were kids, when we were young
When we were children, when we were youthful


Things seemed so perfect - you know ?
Life appeared to be ideal - do you understand?


The days were endless, we were crazy - we were young
The days lasted forever, we were wild - we were youthful


The sun was always shinin' - we just lived for fun
The sun shone brightly, we simply lived for pleasure


Sometimes it seems like lately - I just don't know
At times, it appears as if recently - I'm uncertain


The rest of my life's been - just a show
The remainder of my life has been a mere performance


Those were the days of our lives
Those were the unforgettable moments of our lives


The bad things in life were so few
The negative aspects of life were minimal


Those days are all gone now but one thing is true
Those moments are all in the past, but one fact remains


When I look and I find I still love you
When I search deep inside myself, I discover that I still cherish you


You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the tide
It's impossible to reverse time, impossible to alter destiny


Ain't that a shame ?
Isn't that disappointing?


Ooh, I'd like to go back one time on a roller coaster ride
Oh, I wish I could experience a roller coaster ride from the past again


When life was just a game
When life was just a form of entertainment


No use in sitting and thinkin' on what you did
It's pointless to sit and ponder on what you've done


When you can lay back and enjoy it through your kids
Instead, you can relax and find joy through your children


Sometimes it seems like lately - I just don't know
At times, it appears as if recently - I'm uncertain


Better sit back and go - with the flow
You'd be better off relaxing and following the current


'Cos these are the days of our lives
Because these are the special moments of our lives


They've flown in the swiftness of time
They've passed by quickly in the speed of time


These days are all gone now but some things remain
Those times have all passed, except for certain things that remain


When I look and I find - no change
When I search deep inside, I realize that nothing has changed


Those were the days of our lives yeah
Those were the unforgettable moments of our lives, yes


The bad things in life were so few
The negative aspects of life were minimal


Those days are all gone now but one thing's still true
Those moments are all in the past, but one fact remains


When I look and I find, I still love you
When I search deep inside myself, I discover that I still cherish you


I still love you
I still cherish you




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury

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@mtox2520

Lyrics:
Sometimes I get to feelin'
I was back in the old days, long ago
When we were kids, when we were young
Things seemed so perfect, you know?
The days were endless, we were crazy, we were young
The sun was always shinin', we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately, I just don't know
The rest of my life's been, just a show

Those are the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing is true
When I look and I find I still love you
You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the tide
Ain't that a shame?
Ooh, I'd like to go back one time on a roller coaster ride
When life was just a game
No use in sitting and thinkin' on what you did
When you can lay back and enjoy it through your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately, I just don't know
Better sit back and go, with the flow

These are the days of our lives
They've flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find, no change

Those were the days of our lives, yeah
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing's still true
When I look and I find, I still love you
I still love you



All comments from YouTube:

@discodeacy8840

“who cares when I die, I know I won’t”
30 years later and everyone still cares , Freddie we still care.

@daliaali8786

your words made me cry

@aperson1309

bro i’m crying

@aygunhasanova7567

@@daliaali8786 me too((((

@agent1311

Disco DeaCy correct I’m actually in tears now

@BlazingSkull561

I'm pretty sure he was very sad and depressed from having AIDS

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@shadara5370

I've always believed that this video was Freddie's way of telling all of us goodbye and that he loved us all.

@ArielleNaMara

According to a story I just read from the director of the video, that is completely accurate.

@gurlno7431

Makes me so sad I'm bout to cry

@Skilletfan

I just read something by a close friend of his that confirmed that very thing. That last "I still love you" that he whispered at the end of the song was for the fans.

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