Love Token


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Brian May - vocals, backing vocals, guitar
Cozy Powell - drums
Neil Murray - bass guitar
Mike Moran - piano
  • Recorded: 1991 at Allerton Hill Studios
  • Length: 5:54



Back To The Light, 1992
Live At The Brixton Academy, 1994
Resurrection Japanese Tour Mini Album, 1995


Resurrection, 1992 CD Single Part 1

Alternate Versions:

  • 1992 Explicit Version
  • 1992 Single Version

Chords & Tabs


Mama's in love, papa's in love
It's such a shame they don't love each other
Oh no
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Papa's in a jam, mama's throwing pans
The game's up, it's time to run for cover
Oh, yeah

Oh, everybody's crying but they can't stop hoping
Everybody's looking for the door that's open
Mama's making heat to keep the old fire smoking
Papa's hanging on to his old love token
Oh, oh

You got love but you ain't got style
You want your freedom but in a while
You're lost children but you know for sure
You gotta find out who your love is for

(Yeah, oh baby life ain't what it used to be)
(You're telling me, not since you 'been hanging round here, hey)

Mama what you screaming for acting like a demon for
And hey mama quit waving them hands in the air

(What, don't talk to me that way)
(Well I don't see no reason to raise your voice to me, man)
(You put fat in the fire you got meat shit for brains)
(Well you don't give me comfort and a man's gotta get it somewhere)
(Oooh that's a shame) (Ooh, well fuck you) (Yeah, well)

Well Mama's hanging on to every word that's spoken
But papa's hanging on to his old love token
That's what it is, here it comes babe

Yeah, yeah
Oh, I don't wanna leave you mama
Yeah, I don't wanna leave you papa

Long haired women gonna turn you to stone
You can't beat 'em - cos you need 'em
You gotta live, you gotta love
Your love token's gotta fit like a glove

Listen to the story 'bout the dream that's broken
You gotta keep a hold of your old love token
Oh, I don't wanna leave you mama (mama, mama, mama, mama, mama)
Oh, I don't wanna leave you papa (papa, papa, papa, papa, papa)
No I don't wanna leave
No I don't wanna leave
No I don't wanna leave
No I don't wanna leave you alone
But I'm gonna have to babe
Yeah, yeah