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Guns N' Roses lyrics

Album: Use Your Illusion Vol. 2 [1991]

Tracks14
 01  Civil War
 02  14 Years
 03  Yesterdays
 04  Knockin' On Heaven's Door
 05  Get In The Ring
 06  Shotgun Blues
 07  Breakdown
 08  Pretty Tied Up
 09  Locomotive
 10  So Fine
 11  Estranged
 12  You Could Be Mine
 13  Don't Cry
 14  My world
all Guns N' Roses lyrics



Civil War
Guns And Roses - Civil War




"What we've got here is failure to
communicate.
Some men you just can't reach...
So, you get what we had here last week,
which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N' I don't like it any more than you men."

Look at your young men fighting
Look at your women crying
Look at your young men dying
The way they've always done before

Look at the hate we're breeding
Look at the fear we're feeding
Look at the lives we're leading
The way we've always done before

My hands are tied
The billions shift from side to side
And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
For the love of God and our human rights
And all these things are swept aside
By bloody hands time can't deny
And are washed away by your genocide
And history hides the lies of our civil wars

D'you wear a black armband
When they shot the man
Who said "Peace could last forever"
And in my first memories
They shot Kennedy
I went numb when I learned to see
So I never fell for Vietnam
We got the wall of D.C. to remind us all
That you can't trust freedom
When it's not in your hands
When everybody's fightin'
For their promised land

And
I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war

Look at the shoes your filling
Look at the blood we're spilling
Look at the world we're killing
The way we've always done before
Look in the doubt we've wallowed
Look at the leaders we've followed
Look at the lies we've swallowed
And I don't want to hear no more

My hands are tied
For all I've seen has changed my mind
But still the wars go on as the years go by
With no love of God or human rights
'Cause all these dreams are swept aside
By bloody hands of the hypnotized
Who carry the cross of homicide
And history bears the scars of our civil wars

"WE PRACTICE SELECTIVE ANNIHILATION OF MAYORS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
FOR EXAMPLE TO CREATE A VACUUM
THEN WE FILL THAT VACUUM
AS POPULAR WAR ADVANCES
PEACE IS CLOSER" **

I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
And I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war
I don't need one more war

I don't need one more war
Whaz so civil 'bout war anywayback to top
14 Years
14 YEARS

I try and feel the sunshine
You bring the rain
You try and hold me down
With your complaints
You cry and moan and complain
You whine and tear
Up to my neck in sorrow
The touch you bring
You don't just step inside to 14 years
So hard to keep my ouwn head... thats what I say
You know... I've been the beggar...
I've played the theif
I was the dog... they all tried to beat

But its been
14 years of silence
Its been
14 years of pain
Its been
14 years that are gone forever
And I'll never have again

Your stupid girlfriends tell you
That I'm to blame
Well they're all used-up has-beens
out of the game
This time I'll have the last word
You hear what I say
I tried to see it your way
It won't work today
You just don't step inside to 14 years
So hard to keep my own head... thats what I say
You know.. I've been the dealer
Hangin on your street
I was the dog... they all tried to beat

But its been
14 years of silence
Its been
14 years of pain
Its been
14 years that are gone forever
And I'll never have again

Bullshit and contemplation
Gossips their trade
If they knew half the real truth
What would they say
Well I'm past the point of concern
Its time to play
These last 4 years of madness
Sure put me straight
Don't get back 14 years
In just one day
So hard to keep my own head
Just go away
You know... just like a hooker she said
Nothins for free
Oh I tried to see it your way
I tried to see it your wayback to top
Yesterdays
Artist/Band - Guns N' Roses
Album - Use Your Illusion II
Song - Yesterdays

Yesterday... there was so many things I was never told,
Now that I'm starting to learn, I feel I'm growing old,

'Cause yesterday's got nothing for me,
Old pictures that I'll always see,
Time just fades the pages in my book of memories,

Prayers in my pocket, and no hand in destiny,
I'll keep on moving along with no time to plant my feet,

'Cause yesterday's got nothing for me,
Old pictures that I'll always see,
Some things could be better if we'd all just let them be,

Oooh yesterday has got nothing for me,
Yesterday... oooh has got nothing for me,
Got nothing for me,

(Guitar Solo)

Yesterday... there was so many things I was never shown,
Suddenly this time I found, I'm on the streets and I'm all alone,

Yesterday's got nothing for me,
Old pictures that I'll always see,
I ain't got time, to reminisce old novelties,

Oooh yesterday has got nothing for me,
Yesterday... oooh has got nothing for me,
Yesterday has got nothing for me,
Yesterday,

Yesterday...,back to top
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
KOCKIN' ON HEAVENS DOOR

Mama take this badge from me
I can't use it any more
Its gettin dark too dark to see
Feels like I'm knockin on heavens door

Kn-kn-knockin on heavens door
Kn-knockin on heavens door
Kn-knockin on heavens door
Kn-knockin on heavens door

Mama put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them any more
That cold black cloud is comin down
Feels like I'm knockin on heavens door

Kn-kn-knockin on heavens door
Kn-knockin on heavens door
Kn-knockin on heavens door
Kn-knockin on heavens door

"You just better start sniffin your own
Rank subjugation Jack cause its just you
Against your tattered labido, the bank, and
The mortician, forever man and it wouldn't
Be luck if you could get out of life alive

Kn-kn-knockin on heavens doorback to top
Get In The Ring
GET IN THE RING

Why do you look at me when you hate me
Why should I look at you when you
Make me I hate you too
I sense a smell of retribution in the air
I don't even understand why the fuck
You even care
And I don't need your jealousy yeah
Why drag me down in your misery
And when you stare you don't think I feel it
But I'm gonna deal it back to you in spades
When I'm havin fun you know I can't conceal it
Cause I know you'd never cut it in my game
Oh no
And when you're talkin about a vasectomy
Yeah
I'll be writing down in your obituary
History

You got you bitches with
The silicone injections
Crystal meth and yeast infections
Bleached blond hair collagin lip projections
Who are you to critisize my intentions
Got your subtle manipulative devices
Just like you I got my vices
I got a thought that would be nice
I'd like to crush your head tight in my vice
Pain!

And that goes for all you punks in the press
That want to start shit by printin lies
Instead of the things we said
That means you
Andy Secher at Hit Parader
Circus Magazine
Mick Wall at Kerrang
Bob Guccione Jr. at Spin
What you pissed off cause your dad gets more
Pussy that you?
Fuck you
Suck my fuckin dick

You be rippin of the fuckin kids
While they be payin their hard earned
Money to read about the bands
They want to know about
Printin lies, startin controversy
You want to antagonize me
Antagonize me motherfucker
Get in the ring mother fucker
And I'll kick your bitchy little ass
Punk

I don't like you, I just hate you
I'm gonna kick your ass oh yeah. Oh yeah!

You may not like our integrity yeah
We built a world out of anarchy oh yeah!

And in this corer weighing in at 850 pounds
Guns N' Roses

Get in the ring
Yeah

Yeah this song is dedicated to
All the Guns N' Fuckin Roses
Fans who stuck with us through all the
Fuckin shit
And to all those opposed...
Hmm...Wellback to top
Shotgun Blues
Artist/Band - Guns N' Roses
Album - Use Your Illusion II
Song - Shotgun Blues

I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
I said I don't know what I did but I know I gotta move,
I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
I can't wait here forever, I got too much here to lose,

And now you're blowing smoke,
I think you're one big joke,
Me, I gotta lot to learn,
And I'm still waiting for the heads to turn,
You say I walk a line,
Fuck they move it every time,
You walk a mile in my shoes,
And then you tell me about singing the blues,

Ow, you get what you pay for,
And freedom's real high priced,
And while your ripping off children,
Somebody's fucking your wife,
Oo, it's never made a difference,
It's only how you survive,

I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
I said I don't know what I did but I know I gotta move,
I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
I can't wait here forever, I got too much here to lose,

And now you ask me why,
I said it's do or die,
I'll stick it right in your face,
And then I'll put you in your motherfucking place,
And you, you can suck my ass,
And I think it's so low-class,
Me, I'm just so concerned,
I'm still waiting for your ass to burn,

Oh, you want a confrontation, I'll give you every fuckin' chance,
With your verbal masturbation, me, I just like to dance,
How's that for provocation?, I'm just making a stance,
And I'm tired of the frustration,
Of living inside of your lies,
And I'm wired on indignation,
I said somebody's got to die,

(Guitar Solo)

I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
I said I don't know what I did but I know I gotta move,
I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
I can't stay here forever, I got too much here to lose,

I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
Listen mother fucker, you're about to pay your dues,
I got the shotgun blues, shotgun blues,
If you're going up against me then you know you're gonna lose,

I know, (I know...)
I know, (... there's ways...)
I know, (... that we...)
I know, (... can find)

You think anyone with an I.Q. over fifteen,
Would believe your shit?... fuckhead,
Nothing but a fucking pussy,back to top
Breakdown
Artist/Band - Guns N' Roses
Album - Use Your Illusion II
Song - Breakdown

We all come in from the cold, we come down from the wire
And everybody warms themselves to a different fire
When sometimes we get burned, You'd think sometime we'd learn
The one you love is the one That should take you higher
You ain't got no one You better go back out and find her

Just like children hiding in a closet, Can't tell what's going on outside,
Sometimes we're so far off the beaten track, we'll get taken for a ride,
By a parlor trick or some words of wit, a hidden hand up a sleeve,
To think the one you love could hurt you now is a little hard to believe,
But everybody, darling, sometimes bites the hand that feeds,

Ow,

When I look around, everybody always brings me down,
Well is it them or me, well I just can't see but there ain't no peace to be found,
But if someone really cared, well they'd take the time to spare,
A moment to try and understand another one's despair,
Remember in this game we call life that no one said it's fair,

BREAKDOWN - Let me hear it now,
BREAKDOWN - let me hear it now, yeah,
BREAKDOWN - Let me hear it now,
BREAKDOWN - let me hear it now
Get down with your bad self,
Alright,

(Guitar Solo)

I've come to know the cold, I think of it as home,
When there ain't enough of me to go around I'd rather be left alone,
But if I call you out of habit, I'm outta love and I gotta have it,
Would you give it to me if I fit your needs like when we both knew we had it,
But now the damage's done and we're back out on the run,
Fun how everything was roses when we held onto the guns,
But just because you're winning don't mean you're the lucky ones,

BREAKDOWN - Let me hear it now,
BREAKDOWN - Yeah,
BREAKDOWN,
BREAKDOWN - let me hear it now,

(Guitar Solo)

"There goes the challenger
being chased by the blue blue meanies on wheels.
The vicious traffic squad cars are after our lone driver.
The last American hero.
The, the electric sintar.
The demi God,
The super driver of the golden west,
Two nasty Nazi cars are close behind the beautiful lone driver,
The police cars are getting closer, closer...,
Closer to our soul hero in his soul mobile, yeah baby,
They about to strike, they gonna get him,
Smash, rape,
The last beautiful free soul on this planet."

"But... it is writen if the Evil Spirit arms the Tiger with claws,
Brahman provided wings for the Dove,
Thus spake the Super Guru."

"Did you hear that?"back to top
Pretty Tied Up
Artist/Band - Guns N' Roses
Album - Use Your Ilussion II
Song - Pretty Tied Up

"The pearls of rock 'n' roll decadance."

I know this chick she lives down on Melrose,
She ain't satisfied without some pain,
Friday night is going up inside her... again,
Well crack the whip 'cause that bitch is just insane,
(I'm serious)

She's pretty tied up hanging upside down,
She's pretty tied up and you can ride her,
She's pretty tied up hanging upside down,
I can't tell you she's the right one,
Oh no, oh no, oh no,

Once there was this rock 'n' roll band rolling on the streets,
Time went by and it became a joke,
We just needed more and more fulfilling, uh huh,
Time went by and it all went up in smoke,
(But check it out)

She's pretty tied up hanging upside down
She's pretty tied up and you can ride her
She's pretty tied up hanging upside down
Oh I can't tell you she's the right one
Oh no, oh no, oh no,

(Guitar Solo)

Once you made that money it costs more now,
It might cost a lot more than you'd think,
I just found a million dollars that someone... forgot,
It's days like this that push me over the brinks,
Cool and stressing,
(Pronounced: Kool ranch dressing)

She's pretty tied up hanging upside down,
She's pretty tied up and you can ride her,
She's pretty tied up hanging upside down,
And I can't tell you she's the right one,
Oh she's the right one...,
Oh she's the right one...,back to top
Locomotive
Artist/Band - Guns N' Roses
Album - Use Your Illusion II
Song - Locomotive

Gonna find a way to cure this loneliness,
Yeah, I'll find a way to cure the pain,
If I said that you're my friend and our love would never end,
How long before I had your trust again,

I opened up the doors when it was cold outside,
Hoping that you'd find your own way in,
But how can I protect you or try not to neglect you,
When you won't take the love I have to give,

I bought me an illusion and I put it on the wall,
I let it fill my head with dreams and I had to have them all,
But oh, the taste is never so sweet as what you'd believe it is,
Well, I guess it never is,
It's these prejudiced illusions,
That pump the blood to the heart of the biz,

You know I never thought that it could take so long,
You know I never knew how to be strong,
Yeah, I let you shape me but I feel as though you raped me,
'Cause you climbed inside my world and in my songs,

So now I've closed the door to keep the cold outside,
Seems somehow I've found the will to live,
But how can I forget you or try not to reject you,
When we both know it takes time to forgive,

Sweetness is a virtue and you lost your virtue long ago,
You know I'd like to hurt you but my conscience always tells me no,
You could sell your body on the street,
To anyone whom you might meet,
Who'd love to try and get inside,
And bust your innocence open wide,

'Cause my baby's got a locomotive,
My baby's gone off the track,
My baby's got a locomotive,
Got to peel the bitch off my back,
I know it looks like I'm insane,
Take a closer look I'm not to blame, no,

(Guitar Solo)

Gonna have some fun with my frustration,
Gonna watch the big screen in my head,
I'd rather take a detour 'cause this road ain't getting clearer,
Your train of thought has cut me off again,
Better tame that boy 'cause he's a wild one,
Better tame that boy for he's a man,
Sweetheart don't make me laugh you's getting too big for your pants,
And I's think maybe you should cut out while you can,

You can use you illusion, let it take you where it may,
We live and learn and then sometimes it's best to walk away,
Me, I'm just here hanging on,
It's my only place to stay at least,
For now anyway,
I've worked too hard for my illusions,
Just to throw them all away,

(Guitar Solo)

I'm taking time for quiet consolation,
In passing by this love that's passed away,
I know it's never easy so why should you believe me,
When I've always got so many things to say,

Calling off the dogs a simple choice is made,
'Cause playful hearts can sometimes be enraged,
You know I tried to wake you I mean how long could it take you,
To open up your eyes and turn the page,,

Kindness is a treasure and it's one towards me you've seldom shown,
So I'll say it for good measure to all the ones like you I've known,
You know I'd like to shave your head and all my friends could paint it red,
'Cause love to me's a two way street and all I really want is peace,

But my baby's got a locomotive,
My baby's gone off the track,
My baby's got a locomotive,
Got to peel the bitch off my back,
I know it looks like I'm insane,
Take a closer look, I'm not to blame, no,

(Guitar Solo)

Affection is a blessing, Can you find it in your sordid heart?,
I tried to keep this thing together but the tremor tore my pad apart,
Yeah, I know it's hard to face,
When all we've worked for's gone to waste,
But you're such a stupid woman and I'm such a stupid man,
But love like time's got its own plans,

'Cause my baby's got a locomotive,
My baby's gone off the track,
My baby's got a locomotive,
Got to peel the bitch off my back,
I know it looks like I'm insane,
Take a closer look I'm not to blame,

Yeah,
If love is blind I guess,
I'll buy myself a cane,

Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,
Love's so strange,back to top
So Fine
Guns And Roses - So Fine




How could she look so fine
How could it be she might be mine
How could she be so cool
I've been taken for a fool
So many times
It's a story of a man
Who works as hard as he can
Just to be a man
who stands on his own
But the book always burns
As the story takes it turn
An leaves a broken man
How could she be so cool
How could she be so fine
I owe a favor to a friend
My friends they always come through for me- Yeah
It's a story of a man
Who works as hard as he can
Just to be a man
who stands on his own
But the book always burns
As the story takes it turn
An leaves a broken man
If you could only live my life
You could see the difference you make to me- To me
I'd look right up at night
And all I'd see was darkness
Now I see the stars alright
I wanna reach right up and grab one for you
When the lights went down in your house
Yeah that made me happy
The sweat I make for you
Yeah...I think you know where that comes from

Well I'd look right up at night
And all I'd see was darkness
Now I see the stars alright
I wanna reach right up and grab one for you
When the lights went down in your house
Yeah that made me happy
The sweat I make for you
I think you know where that comes from

How could she look so good(So good)
How could she be so fine
How could she be so cool
How could it be she might be mineback to top
Estranged
Guns And Roses - Estranged




When you're talkin to yourself
And nobody's home
You can fool yourself
You came in this world alone
Alone (Whisper)

So nobody ever told you baby
How it was gonna be
So what'll happen to you baby
Guess we'll have to wait and see
ONE, TWO

Old at heart but I'm only 28
And I'm much too young
To let love break my heart
Young at heart but it's getting much too late
To find ourselves so far apart

I don't know how you're s'posed
To find me lately
An what more could tou ask from me
How could you say that I never needed you
When you took everything
Said you took everything from me

Young at heart an it gets so hard to wait
When no one I know can seem to help me now
Old at heart but I musn't hesitate
If I'm to find my own way out

Still talkin' to myself
and nobody's home
Alone (Whisper)

So nobody ever told us baby
How it was gonna be
So what'll happen to us baby
Guess we'll have to wait and see

When I find out all the reasons
Maybe I'll find another way
Find another day
With all the changing seasons of my life
Maybe I'll get it right next time
An now that you've been broken down
Got your head out of the clouds
You're back down on the ground
And you don't talk so loud
An you don't walk so proud
Any more, and what for

Well I jumped into the river
Too many times to make it home
I'm out here on my own, an drifting all alone
If it doesn't show give it time
To read between the lines
'Cause I see the storm getting closer
And the waves they get so high
Seems everything We've ever known's here
Why must it drift away and die

I'll never find anyone to replace you
Guess I'll have to make it thru, this time- Oh this time
Without you

I knew the storm was getting closer
And all my friends said I was high
But everything we've ever known's here
I never wanted it to dieback to top
You Could Be Mine
Artist/Band - Guns N' Roses
Album - Use Your Illusion II
Song - You Could Be Mine

I'm a cold heartbreaker, fit to burn,
And I'll rip your heart in two,
And I'll leave you lying on the bed,
I'll be out the door before you wake,
It's nothing new to you,
'Cause I think we've seen that movie too,

'Cause you could be mine,
But you're way out of line,
With your bitch slap rapping and your cocaine tongue,
You get nothing done,
I said you could be mine,

Now holidays come and then they go,
It's nothing new today,
Collect another memory,
When I come home late at night,
Don't ask me where I've been,
Just count your stars, I'm home again,

'Cause you could be mine,
But you're way out of line,
With your bitch slap rapping and your cocaine tongue,
You get nothing done,
I said you could be mine,

You could be mine,
You could be mine,
You could be mine,
You could be mine,
You could be mine, mine, mine, mine,

You've gone sketching too many times,
Oooo why don't you give it a rest?,
Why... must you find,
Another reason to cry?,

(Guitar Solo)

While you're breaking down my back and I been racking out my brain,
It don't matter how we make it 'cause it always ends the same,
You can push it for more mileage but your flaps are wearing thin,
And I could sleep on it till morning but this nightmare never ends,
Don't forget to call my lawyers with ridiculous demands,
And you can take the pity so far but it's more than I can stand,
'Cause this couchtrip's getting older, tell me how long has it been,
'Cause five years is forever and you haven't grown up yet,

'Cause you could be mine,
But you're way out of line,
With your bitch slap rapping and your cocaine tongue,
You get nothing done,
I said you could be... you should be...,
You could be mine,

You could be mine,
You could be mine,
You could be mine,

You could be mine,
You could be mine,
You could be mine,
You could be mine,
You could be mine... yeah,back to top
Don't Cry
Guns And Roses - Don't Cry (Alternative Lyrics)




If we could see tomorrow
What of your plans
No one can live in sorrow
Ask all your friends
Times that you took in stride
They're back in demand
I was the one who's washing
Blood off your hands

Don't you cry tonight
I still love you baby
Don't you cry tonight
Don't you cry tonight
There's a heaven above you baby
And don't you cry tonight

I know the things you wanted
They're not what you have
With all the people talkin'
It's drivin' you mad
If I was standin' by you
How would you feel
Knowing your love's decided
And all love is real

An don't you cry tonight
Don't you cry tonight
Don't you cry tonight
There's a heaven above you baby
And don't you cry tonight

I thought I could live in your world
As years all went by
With all the voices I've heard
Something has died
And when you're in need of someone
My heart won't deny you
So many seem so lonely
With no one left to cry to baby

An don't you cry tonight
An don't you cry tonight
An don't you cry tonight
There's a heaven above you baby
And don't you cry
Don't you ever cry
Don't you cry tonight
Baby maybe someday
Don't you cry
Don't you ever cry
Don't you cry
Tonightback to top
My world
Artist/Band - Guns N' Roses
Album - Use Your Illusion II
Song - My World

You wanna step into my world,
It's a sociopsychotic state of bliss,
You've been delayed in the real world,
How many times have you hit and missed?,

Your cat-scan shows disfiguration,
I wanna laugh myself to death,
With a misfired synapse with a bent configuration,
I'll hold the line while you gasp for breath,

You wanna talk to me, (So talk to me)
You wanna talk to me, (So talk to me)
You wanna talk to me, (So talk to me)
You wanna talk to me, (You can't talk to me)
You wanna talk to me, (You don't understand your sex)
You wanna talk to me, (You ain't been mindfucked yet)
Let's do it,
Let's do it,
Let's do it, (Oh, my distorted smile)

Guess what I'm doing now,back to top
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