Music and Lyrics by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor

Arranged by Eric Knechtges


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, yeah

Inside my heart is breaking

My makeup 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 makeup may be flaking

But my smile, still, stays on

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies

Fairy tales of yesterday, grow but never die

I can fly, my friends

The show must go on

The show must go on

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

Show

Show must go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on

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