You said New York New York is dangerous 'cause you ain't got what you made even the blind man could see that's not so people on the streets Why don't we give all that one more chance Pressure pressure pressure pressure pressure pressure pressure pressure pressure pressure Pushing down on me pushing down on you no man ask for – under pressure that burns a building down splits a family in two puts people on streets – that's okay It's the terror of knowing what this world is about watching some good friends screaming "Let me out" pray tomorrow gets me higher pressure on people people on streets Chipping around kick my brain round the floor these are the days it never rains but it pours people on the streets – people on the streets It's the terror of knowing what this world is about watching some good friends screaming "Let me out" tomorrow takes me higher higher high pressure on people people on streets Turned away from it all like a blind man sat on a fence but it don't work keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn why why why – love Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking can't we give ourselves one more chance why can't we give love that one more chance what can't we give love give love give love give love give love give love give love give love 'cause love's such an old-fashioned word and love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night and love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves this is our last dance this is our last dance this is ourselves under pressure under pressure
"Under Pressure" is a 1981 song by Queen and David Bowie. It marked Queen's first released collaboration with another recording artist, and is featured on their 1982 album Hot Space. The song was a hit at the time, reaching #1 in the UK singles chart. Bowie had originally come to the studios in order to sing backing vocals in another Queen song, "Cool Cat", which would end up being edited out since he wasn't satisfied with them. Once he got there, they jammed for a while and wrote the song.