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Freddie Mercury wrote "Life Is Real" as a tribute to John Lennon, whose murder in 1980 had also previously prompted the band to perform his song "Imagine" on tour. Like Lennon's songs, "Life Is Real" features a sparse piano-based arrangement and a melancholy tone. It is also one of the few Queen songs whose lyrics were written before the music ("Killer Queen" being another).

The title may be a reference to the lyric "love is real", from Lennon's 1970 song… read more

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  • Avatar for samiskywalker
    Wonderful song <3
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  • Avatar for StarLightHealer
    I'm in love with this song (':
  • Avatar for GabrielCL
    It sounds so much like John's style but at the same time Queen's style. Amazing!
  • Avatar for davisco1983
    It couldn't possibly be better than it is.
  • Avatar for Soyerz
    Fits perfectly to the style of John Lennon. From the into to the lyrics. "Life is a bitch" is something that I can totally see John saying.
  • Avatar for guipotter4
    Nothing is real.
  • Avatar for dup80
    Good song on an overall good album.
  • Avatar for davrieb
    bad song on an overall good album
  • Avatar for bonnetrocks
    Great vocals (as ever) very good song ,perfect pitch.

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