Let Me Live

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"Let Me Live"
Single by Queen
from the album Made in Heaven
B-side "Fat Bottomed Girls"
"Bicycle Race"
Released 17 June 1996
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1983–1995
Genre Rock, Gospel
Length 4:45
Label Parlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (North America)
Writer(s) Queen
Producer(s) Queen
Queen singles chronology
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"
"Let Me Live"
"You Don't Fool Me"

"Let Me Live" is a song by Queen, from the album Made in Heaven. Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May share lead vocals, with Mercury singing the first verse, Taylor singing the second verse & bridge, and May singing the last verse. During the choruses, all of the band members sing (except for John Deacon), as well as a background choir, giving it a gospel sound.


There are rumours that this song was originally recorded with Rod Stewart in 1983, and was intended to be on Queen's The Works album in 1984. A backing lyric in the version intended for release on "Made in Heaven" had to be changed due to copyright problems, because it resembled a line from "Piece of My Heart". The first Mexican and Dutch pressings of the album, however, had the original version. The song peaked at #9 on the UK singles chart. According to the Queen website, BBC Radio 1 banned this song from the air waves.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Let Me live"   4:48
2. "My fairy king"   4:07
3. "Doin' alright"   4:13
4. "Liar"   6:29



Additional musicians

Alternate version[edit]

  • Made in Heaven – The Film's Edit (0:29) (on the DVD only, on the 'Song Select' screen) (an edit of the album version from 0:25 to 0:55, fading out over three seconds)


  1. ^ "Made In Heaven". Ultimatequeen.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 

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