Who Wants to Live Forever
Queen Lyrics


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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?

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?
There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one
Sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?
Who?

Who dares to love forever
Oh, when love must die?

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

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?
Forever is our today





Who waits forever anyway?

Overall Meaning

The song "Who Wants to Live Forever" by Queen is a poignant reflection on the fleeting nature of life and the universal yearning for eternal love and companionship. The first verse establishes the theme of impermanence and the fragility of human dreams and desires. The second verse takes a more fatalistic approach, asserting that everything in life is predetermined and there is only a single moment of happiness allotted to each person. The chorus poses the central question of the song, asking who truly desires to live forever when faced with the inevitability of death.


The final verse introduces the idea that love is the one thing that can transcend even death, drawing a stark contrast between the impermanence of human existence and the eternity of love. The plea to touch tears with lips and world with fingertips suggests a desire to connect with another person on the deepest possible level, to create a bond that can last beyond the bounds of time itself. The final line, "Who waits forever anyway?" serves as a subtle reminder that, despite our hopes and dreams, we are all subject to the same forces of mortality, and must make the most of the time we have.


Line by Line Meaning

There's no time for us
We have limited time in this world and we must make the most of it.


There's no place for us
We do not belong in this world and must find our own place.


What is this thing that builds our dreams Yet slips away from us?
We have dreams and aspirations, but they are elusive and difficult to attain.


Who wants to live forever?
Is immortality truly desirable?


Who wants to live forever?
The concept of forever can be daunting and overwhelming.


There's no chance for us It's all decided for us
Our fate and destiny are predetermined, leaving little room for choice.


This world has only one Sweet moment set aside for us
Amidst the chaos and challenges of life, there is one special moment that makes it all worth it.


Who dares to love forever Oh, when love must die?
Love is a powerful force, but it is also fleeting and temporary.


But touch my tears with your lips Touch my world with your fingertips
Only true love and intimacy can bring relief in times of sadness and despair.


And we can have forever And we can love forever Forever is our today
Through love, we can experience a sense of eternity and timelessness in the present moment.


Who waits forever anyway?
We must cherish the moments we have and not waste time waiting for something that may never come.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brian May

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@nyah559

Yes every Queen fan knows this and we all love to brag about Freddie's talent and we know that the song is written by Bri and we know that Roger and Deacy were a GIANT part if Queen Deacy claimed he couldn't sing but when I heard him sing it sounds good Roger and Brian sometimes sang songs and Freddie has that wonderful amazing voice and amazing piano skills and he played guitar a little.

The songs I say were most successful by each member:

Fred- Bohemian Rhapsody

Bri- We Will Rock You

Rog- Radio GaGa

Deacy- Another One Bites The Dust



All comments from YouTube:

@TravisLoneWolfWalsh

He still lives forever

@carolstiffler1856

Amen my brother Travis!!!!!!!!!!

@user-yt2hp5ij9j

Однозначно!!!

@ispytatel1980

You're right, bro!

@paul9478

Nah he is dead cuz no one live forever

@andrewschmidt3718

Travis Walsh Yes he still lives

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@bestjerk

Freddie didn't die. He simply became music

@ThatFluffySheep

It's really touching and all... But w0t?

@user-np7zq2uy6v

Фредди обрел безсмертие !!!

@Nightdominia

Poetic and a little philosophical.

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