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Queen — Somebody To Love
Album: A Day At The Races
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Released: 1976
Length: 4:54
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet (take a look at yourself)
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord, what you're doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
But I just can't get no relief, Lord!
Somebody oooh somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

I work hard (he works hard) everyday of my life
I work 'till I ache my bones
At the end (at the end of the day)
I take home (goes home) my hard earned pay all on my own (goes home on his own)
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray (praise the Lord)
'Till the tears run down from my eyes
Lord, somebody oooh somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

(He works hard)
Every day - I try and I try and I try -
But everybody wants to put me down
They say I'm going crazy
They say I got a lot of water in my brain
Got no common sense
I got nobody left to believe

Oh Lord
Somebody (somebody)
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat
I'm OK, I'm alright
I ain't gonna face no defeat
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Someday I'm gonna be free, Lord!

Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
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Find me somebody to love
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Somebody somebody somebody somebody somebody
Find me somebody find me somebody to love
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me find me find me
Find me somebody to love
Somebody to love
Find me somebody to love...
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yep still zesty
 Tippster wrote:

I'm so over the Queen thing.  I didn't like them much back in the day (Radio Gaga?  Really) and now they are being raised to mythical status by kids that weren't there.


Yeah, I feel the same way about Bach and Beethoven. Can't really appreciate their music unless you've been there back in the day.
 Madness1954 wrote:

Sorry to be a pedant but that should be "PEDANTS' CONFERENCE", with an apostrophe after the "s".


Excellent piece of pedantry; well spotted.
So its's overplayed on numerous radio stations across the nation and now it's here too. It's a fabulous song or sure but disapointed to have to hear it here. Begin the hate.
The Gospel of Queen! 
Le meilleur album des Queen ! Je le note 15/10 ;)
I saw Queen supporting Mott The Hoople in Worcester (England) just after the release of "Seven Seas of Rhye".  It's safe to say that they blew Mott off the stage without raising sweat.
In my opinion, which is way different than most, Queen I and II were the best from the band.
Fav!!!
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 ziggytrix wrote:


 
Sorry to be a pedant but that should be "PEDANTS' CONFERENCE", with an apostrophe after the "s".
More like a West End Show than a rock band
I guess I've never forgiven them for Boho Rhap.  I grew up on Long Island in the 70s, and they played it on the radio, oh, I don't know, 400 fucking times a day for 8 months, then 360 times / day for the next 16 months. N ever been a big fan. Bowie, on the other hand... Do you happen to have the German version of Heroes, from Sound + Vision?
Boring, okay it is a masterpiece but it's more for mainstream radio IMO, not for RP
Speechless...
Very annoyed that the volume on my speakers only goes up to 10.
>|
 MikeEm wrote:
9 > 10! {#Clap}
 
I just did the same thing
9 > 10! {#Clap}
repetitive and boring
 Curly_Stuff wrote:
I always appreciate how RP brings back some of these overplayed songs from our past and we hear them with fresh ears...fresh context.  Especially when they are mixed into an eclectic playlist...makes them sound totally different.  Blondie, Madonna, I hear  the artistry in a new way.  Thank you RP!  
 
Yes! ...and now it seems better with High Quality headphones in FLAC with a great DAC & amp!
 
Never did see Queen back in the day and finally got tickets to see them this June in London. Thank you Covid19 that put paid to that gig!  
Go love yourselves first.
Thankyou, thankyou for reminding me of how Queen sold out - to their credit. Take a listen to the albums 'Queen 1' and Queen 2'. The only thing ever close to those was "Brighton Rock". Jeez, they are masters of marketing their product. Maybe the labelling was a misnomer. Imagine that - the "Faith No More" of the 70's but no one knew it.  It was quite obvious with that beautiful ditty 'Crazy Little thing Called Love". But "Fat Bottomed Girls" certainly throws the mix.
Arrogance, pomposity, show-boating - it all makes for the right recipe when you combine it with song-writing genius and master technicians. Some of their songs were complete bollocks (Pain Is So Close To Pleasure, My Baby Does Me, Hang On In There, Man On The Prowl), but many of the others are quite brilliant. This one takes gospel to a level to look down from, much like the way Jimi Hendrix played the blues beyond what all the blues legends could never hold a candle to (Gary Moore's version of Red House does something similar too).
Beautiful!  What a voice...Truly unique and missing from pop music these days.  I miss super bands like this. 
 Tippster wrote:
I'm so over the Queen thing.  I didn't like them much back in the day (Radio Gaga?  Really) and now they are being raised to mythical status by kids that weren't there.
 
"Radio Gaga" was quite late in there career; "back in the day" for them would have been the late 1970s and early '80s.  
I always appreciate how RP brings back some of these overplayed songs from our past and we hear them with fresh ears...fresh context.  Especially when they are mixed into an eclectic playlist...makes them sound totally different.  Blondie, Madonna, I hear  the artistry in a new way.  Thank you RP!  
A masterpiece, like many a Queen song.
Just awesome thanks
 ziggytrix wrote:


 
Touché .


I've heard that when this came out as a single, it was deemed a lesser version of Bohemian Rhapsody. It stands very well on it's own, and while I get the landmark significance of BH, I'd rather listen to this any day. 
 Tippster wrote:
I'm so over the Queen thing.  I didn't like them much back in the day (Radio Gaga?  Really) and now they are being raised to mythical status by kids that weren't there.
 

Uhhh...think they might have been at mythical status well before the kids that weren't there got ahold of them (see Live Aid, 1984).
It might start as a quiet under my breath kind of thing, but the chances that I'll wind up singing along loudly to this or many other Queen songs = 99.5% 
Long Live                                                                                                                    Radio Paradise
Rating to me                                                                                                                      8 -Most  Excellent
I'm so over the Queen thing.  I didn't like them much back in the day (Radio Gaga?  Really) and now they are being raised to mythical status by kids that weren't there.
The reason I listen to RP - is to get away from this music.
Might be great music - but over played till boring.
10 + Infinity 
It's not just Freddie's incredible range, it's the way he uses it. You can feel it. You can see him. His voice struts across the stage  and his body follows.
It goes beyond a mere song, it's like seeing an actual show out of the speakers. Love it.
 AlexKost wrote:
Please, add more Queen songs to RP!
 
I second that!! Mo' Queen! {#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
Please, add more Queen songs to RP!
Great, very great!! 
 Roguewarer wrote:
Sacred Muse! This is good!
 

Amen!
 ppopp wrote:
When all the right elements collide, the result is musical magnificence. Freddie Mercury was the outright genius in the band, and the others brought him back down to earth when necessary. 

 
So very true!  And how about that vocal range, eh?  Freddie "HG" Mercury is in a class by himself with his voice and musical arrangements.  Rock on, PEACE and Long Live RP!!
Timeless, and incredible.
Sacred Muse! This is good!
 RParadise wrote:

No, this is opus.  The entire album would be opera.

 

 kcar wrote:

This IS opera—dressed up a bit as rock n' roll. It wouldn't surprise if Jeff Lynne was green with envy over Queen's talent and sound. 

 
No, this is opus.  The entire album would be opera.
Queen never grabbed me. But this is one of the best.
Not something I'd put on for myself, but for showing up unexpectedly on a radio playlist, it's undeniably Godlike.
When all the right elements collide, the result is musical magnificence. Freddie Mercury was the outright genius in the band, and the others brought him back down to earth when necessary. 
Not to sound like and old curmudgeon,  they certainly don't make songs like this anymore. This is Freddie's magnum opus. 
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my churches loves this song...  A Day At The Races is a truly great album...  (so is A Night At The Opera...)
 

 
This IS opera—dressed up a bit as rock n' roll. It wouldn't surprise if Jeff Lynne was green with envy over Queen's talent and sound. 
 planet_lizard wrote:

Because most of us don't listen to anything else and we are not over-exposed. Stop listening to crap stations and then you can rediscover the joy and genius of songs such as this. They are popular for a reason.

 
I don't know about that; I would venture a guess that "most" of the RP listeners are not continually connected to a streaming source, to listen only to RP, or many may find themselves listening to terrestrial radio at one time or another - like while driving.
 LPCity wrote:
Queen was never a band that I really liked that much.  But you could never deny their talent and showmanship.  This is my favorite song of theirs.

 
Ditto, ditto and ditto.
a classic!
Queen was never a band that I really liked that much.  But you could never deny their talent and showmanship.  This is my favorite song of theirs.
I enjoyed that! 
 planet_lizard wrote:
Because most of us don't listen to anything else and we are not over-exposed. Stop listening to crap stations and then you can rediscover the joy and genius of songs such as this. They are popular for a reason.
 
Ha ha! Nailed it. 

I don't think I have listened to commercial radio this century.
 Daddy_Twist wrote:
Love Queen, but why do we have to listen to this particular over exposed tune on Radio Paradise when we can hear it on ever fm rock station any time of day? Go for the more remote inquiring songs from Queen!

 
Yes!! {#Bananajam}{#Hug}
 Daddy_Twist wrote:
Love Queen, but why do we have to listen to this particular over exposed tune on Radio Paradise when we can hear it on ever fm rock station any time of day? Go for the more remote inquiring songs from Queen!

 
Because most of us don't listen to anything else and we are not over-exposed. Stop listening to crap stations and then you can rediscover the joy and genius of songs such as this. They are popular for a reason.

 
Love Queen, but why do we have to listen to this particular over exposed tune on Radio Paradise when we can hear it on ever fm rock station any time of day? Go for the more remote inquiring songs from Queen!
More!
So much natural talent, I am surprised Freddie didn't explode.
Superb song. I first stated listening to Queen (buying their albums) in 1981. This song never really struck me at first. In fact, it was only in the last ten years that I really started to get it.
There are loads of gems of this quality on every album they did up until Hot Space came along. It wasn't until Innuendo that the magic returned.
 kcar wrote:

Well said. Why anyone would try to cover this is beyond me. 

 
George Micheal with the rest of Queen did it damned well, but the audience made it magical
 SpamNRice wrote:
Dear Freddie, you made some great memories - pompous, over-the-top, frivilous, amazing memories. Always sung with gusto and despite the nay-sayers. Thanks! 

 
Well said. Why anyone would try to cover this is beyond me. 
 Steely_D wrote:
Sure, someone (Lambert) could cover this. But it's just a reminder of the original.

The fantastic multilayered Greek chorus (HE WORKS HARD) and the flowing, intelligent May guitar solo.

and that gradual crescendo
need somebody to love  
need somebody to love  
need somebody to love  
need somebody to love  

 
Be *very* careful with comments about Adam Lambert, or you may experience the wrath of the Glamberts! (Scroll down to the comments and enjoy a little indignation with your morning coffee)
Freddie Mercury.  Absolutely gifted, amazing singer.  What a showman in the best possible sense of the word.  So very glad I got to see them "back in the day".  Where ever you may be, Mr. Mercury, thank you (standing ovation).
Queen is hit or miss; this is hit...with these guys it was always rather uber-lavish
Sure, someone (Lambert) could cover this. But it's just a reminder of the original.

The fantastic multilayered Greek chorus (HE WORKS HARD) and the flowing, intelligent May guitar solo.

and that gradual crescendo
need somebody to love  
need somebody to love  
need somebody to love  
need somebody to love  
What a band. What a voice.
Makes me remember why I really like Queen. 
{#Daisy}
Throw any second class song in the arms of Freddie and Queen, and it will turn out pure marvel. 
Freddie made this world a better place. 
{#Dancingbanana}

10++++

Everybody in my churches loves this song...  A Day At The Races is a truly great album...  (so is A Night At The Opera...)
 
Good old fashion Queen! Me and my daughter are HUGE fans...she's actually becoming obsessive...{#Cheesygrin}
A classic rock tune, the man really works a song!
 srose96 wrote:
yes, tickles the drums sending a sweet sensation all the way down to the loebs...
 

I agree, madam...  hope you are having a marvelous time right now...

love this great classic song...

 On_The_Beach wrote:

I knew eventually we'd agree on something.
I like some of Queen's stuff, but this is just bombastic schmaltz.
 

Sure is, reminds me of Gregor Robertson in a red Chinese jacket.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Oh no, not Queen again...I had to suffer this yesterday as well.
 
I knew eventually we'd agree on something.
I like some of Queen's stuff, but this is just bombastic schmaltz.
 ottovonb wrote:
Freddy, you're immortal.

Wherever you are thank you, thank you, thank you. 
 
Well said!
Greatest gospel song ever to feature an all-white casting. Beautiful singing, and the usual superb guitar doodles from Brian May. We need more songs sung by Freddie Mercury. It's an automatic mood-lifter.
Freddy, you're immortal.

Wherever you are thank you, thank you, thank you. 
 satkinson wrote:
Just hearing the opening bar gave me goosebumps - wonderful, classic Queen song.
 
...2....
Nope.
Most excellent.
 BKardon wrote:
How could this be anything less than a 10?
 
SO agree.
Oh no, not Queen again...I had to suffer this yesterday as well.
How could this be anything less than a 10?
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
 



yes, tickles the drums sending a sweet sensation all the way down to the loebs...
Dear Freddie, you made some great memories - pompous, over-the-top, frivilous, amazing memories. Always sung with gusto and despite the nay-sayers. Thanks! 
Simply wonderful,simply Queen.
Great to hear one of the oldies. But as usual, the rest of the album is equally good, if not better. Millionaires' Waltz, Drowser, Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together), Who Needs You and of course, the highly camp Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy. Tie Your Mother Down used to be the preferred concert-opener for many years. You can see why. It's rock'n'roll at its best.

Thanks Bill.

A Cuban In London.
Just hearing the opening bar gave me goosebumps - wonderful, classic Queen song.
One of my sons woke up in the recovery room after surgery and started singing the chorus of this. He had all the staff laughing.
Listening to Brian May is always a treat 
This is fabulous! And I am sure Freddie would approve of that adjective.{#Lol}
Freddy at his best.  If Queen is only remembered for one song, (impossible) it should be this one.
 ThePoose wrote:
You will live in our hearts forever, Freddy. You found somebody to love you.
 

Don't worry for Freddy - he found plenty!

Why you think he's dead?


Haven't heard this in FOREVER. Thanks! Love me some Queen.

Pink Floyd and Queen and Talking Heads in one big bag!

 


You will live in our hearts forever, Freddy. You found somebody to love you.
Wow. New Old Tune.