Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton
Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)
Freddie Mercury wrote this song as a tribute to John Lennon in the early eighties, after his tragic death. Freddie often spoke about how Lennon influenced and inspired him; calling him his ‘favourite Beatle’ and ‘favourite singer’ on many occasions.
It was written in the style of John Lennon; featuring similar piano to some of his songs - and it is one of the only Queen songs where the lyrics were written before the melody.
In my opinion, it is Freddie’s most honest song; a song about his life, and the life of his hero.
“Lennon is a genius, living in every pore…”