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Queen - Friends Will Be Friends


Queen - Friends Will Be Friends - About the song


"Friends Will Be Friends" is a song performed by Queen, written by Freddie Mercury and John Deacon, released on 9 June 1986 as a single for the album A Kind of Magic. It was the band's 30th single in the UK upon its release, reaching number 14 in the UK.

"Friends Will Be Friends" was performed live on The Magic Tour. It is remarkable in that it was the first and only song that was sung at the end of concerts between "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" since the News of the World Tour in 1977.

The song was included in various greatest hits compilations by Queen such as Greatest Hits II, Greatest Flix II and Greatest Video Hits II.


The video was directed by Doro and filmed at JDC Studios, Wembley in May 1986 and features the band performing the song in front of fan club members. During the show, Freddie Mercury "high fives" audience members, and at the end cuts the mic and sings along with them, letting them lead. Because of this, this performance was nicknamed "Queen's Greatest Show Never Performed".


Friends Will Be Friends


Another red letter day

So the pound has dropped

And the children are created

The other half ran away

Taking all the cash

And leaving you with the lumber


Got a pain in the chest

Doctors on strike

What you need is a rest

It's not easy, love

But you got friends you can trust


Friends will be friends

When you're in need of love

They give you care and attention

Friends will be friends

When you're through with life

And all hope is lost

Hold out your hands

'Cause friends will be friends

Right 'til the end


Now it's a beautiful day

The postman delivered

A letter from your lover

Only a phone call away

You try to track him down

But somebody stole his number


As a matter of fact

You're getting used to life

Without him in your way

It's so easy now

'Cause you got friends you can trust


Friends will be friends

When you're in need of love

They give you care and attention

Friends will be friends

When you're through with life

And all hope is lost

Hold out your hands

'Cause friends will be friends

Right 'til the end


It's so easy now

'Cause you got friends you can trust


Friends will be friends

When you're in need of love

They give you care and attention

Friends will be friends

When you're through with life

And all hope is lost

Hold out your hand

'Cause friends will be friends

Right 'til the end


Friends will be friends

When you're in need of love

They give you care and attention

Friends will be friends

When you're through with life

And all hope is lost

Hold out your hand

'Cause right 'til the end

Friends will be friends, yeah

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