Queen + Paul Rodgers - "Imagine" (Dedicated to Freddie Mercury) - Live in Hyde Park 2005


This performance of the John Lennon classic was a bonus feature on the Queen + Paul Rodgers live DVD 'Return Of The Champions'.




In a recently rediscovered video, Queen fans were treated to a stunning cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' during their Hyde Park show in 2005 with former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers.


When the legendary rock band added the song to their setlist as a tribute to the heartbreaking London bombings - which killed over 50 people - Brian May also paid a touching nod to the legacy of the late Beatles star and their late frontman, Freddie Mercury.




Guitar legend May tells the crowd in a video from the concert:


"I find myself kind of lost for words,"... "We've decided we’d like to do something special for this particular night because a lot of things have changed... "A lot of stuff is happening and rather than words, we'd like to sing you a song written by probably the greatest rockstar of all time, next to Freddie.




Lyrics


Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today... Aha-ah...


Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace... You...


You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one


Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world... You...


You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one


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