The Show Must Go On

Creative Background

After listening to the melody composed by John Deacon and Roger Taylor, Brian May and the band’s lead singer Freddie Mercury jointly decided the The theme of the song and composed part of the lyrics. When the song "The Show Must Go On" was recorded in 1990, Freddy was already very sick. Band member Brian May once worried that he could not complete the recording, especially the high-pitched chorus part.

But on the day of the recording, Freddy looked very relaxed. Holding a glass of vodka in his hand, he said to Brian, "I will do it, dear" (I'll f**king do it, darling), turned around and walked into the recording studio, and completed the recording accurately.

Song lyrics

English lyrics

Chinese lyrics

Empty spaces what are we living for

Abandoned places I guess we know the score, On and on

does anybody know what we are looking for

Another hero another mindless crime

Behind the curtain in the pantomime

Hold the line

does anybody want to take it anymore

The show must go on

The show must go on

Inside my heart is breaking

My make up may be flaking

But my smile still stays on

Whatever happens I'll leave it all to chance

Another heartache another failed romance

On and on does anybody know what we are living for

I guess I'm learning

I must be warmer now

I'll soon be turning round the corner now

Outside the dawn is breaking

But inside in the dark I'm aching to be free

The show must go on

The show must go on

Inside my heart is breaking

My make up may be flaking

But my smile still stays on

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies

Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die

I can fly my friends

The show must go on

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I'll face it with a grin

I'm never giving in

On with the show

I'll top the bill

I'll overkill

I have to find the will to carry on

On with the show

The show must go on

No man’s land, why do we live

Abandoned place, I think we know The truth, time and time again

Does anyone know what we are looking for

Another hero, another ignorant sin

A pantomime performed behind the scenes


Continue the performance

Who wants to continue

The performance must continue

It must be performed

My heart is breaking< /p>

My makeup is peeling off

But my smile is still

No matter what happens, it will be decided by fate

Heartache again , The romance of failing again, again and again

Does anyone know why we live

I think I’m studying

by then it will be more than now Warm

I will soon encounter an opportunity at the corner

Outside the dawn has begun to break.

In the darkness I came out painfully

< p>The show must continue

Must go

My heart is breaking

My makeup is starting to peel off

But my smile is still In

My soul is as gorgeous as butterfly wings

Yesterday’s caterpillar, today’s undead butterfly

I fly up, friends Ah

The show must continue

It must be done

face it with a grin

Never give up

Continue the wonderful performance

Become the leading actor


Find the determination to continue

Together with the performance

Go on

Song Appreciation

Although "The Show Must Go On" is not the last recorded by Freddie Mercure The song is a true portrayal of his heart when he is approaching the end of his life. He never complains about others, let alone begs for mercy, but always leaves the best state to the audience and the people around him. Through this song, Freddy unreservedly vented his infinite desire for the stage and life, full of unyielding determination to fight and mixed with unconcealed sorrow and helplessness.

Winning record


Important performance


Awarding party





Ifl Novi Luo Award

Best Song for Lyrics

"The Show Must Go On"







MTV European Music Awards Ceremony

Queens< /p>

The lead singer is Adam Lambert

Cover version

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Release time

Cover singer

Single cover

May 2016

Celine Dion

Lindsey Sterling(Violin accompaniment)

Reference materials

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