"Is This the World We Created...?" was written in Munich after Queen band-mates Freddie Mercury and Brian May watched the news. Mercury wrote the lyrics and May wrote the chords. The song was recorded with an Ovation but live they used May's Gibson Chet Atkins CE nylon-stringed guitar.
The song was written as a last-minute replacement for There Must Be More To Life Than This, which had been written in 1981 and…
Just look at all those hungry mouths we have to feed
Take a look at all the suffering we breed
So many lonely faces scattered all around
Searching for what they need