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Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses


Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre(s) Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Years active 1985—present
Label(s) Geffen Records
UZI Suicide
Associated acts Velvet Revolver
Hollywood Rose
Neurotic Outsiders
Praxis
Road Crew
Slash's Snakepit
Website Website
Members
Axl Rose
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
DJ Ashba
Richard Fortus
Tommy Stinson
Dizzy Reed
Chris Pitman
Frank Ferrer



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Chinese Democracy (11/23/2008)
11/23/2008
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It don't really matter
You will find out for yourself
No, it don't really matter
You're gonna leave this thing to somebody else.

If they where missionaires
Real time visionaires
Sitting in a chinese stew
To view my dis-in-fat-uation
I know that I'm a classic case
Watch my disenchanted face
Blame it on the Falun Gong
They've seen the end and you can't hold on.

Cause it would take a lot more hate than you
To stop the fascination
Bigger than an iron fist
Our baby got to rule the nation
But all I got is precious time.

It don't really matter
You're gonna find out for yourself
No, it don't really matter
So you can hear now from
Somebody else.

Cause it would take a lot more time than you
I've got more masturbation
Even with your iron fist
More than you got to rule the nation
What I got is precious time
More than you got to rule the nation
But all I got is precious time.

It don't really matter
I guess you find out for yourself
No it don't really matter
So you can hear it now from
Somebody else.

You think you got it all locked up inside
And if you beat them all up they'll die
Been like a walk in the park for myself
And now you're keepin' your own kind in hell
And if your Great Wall rocks, blame yourself
While they all reach out for your help
And I'm outta time.

. . .


I've got a funny feeling
There's something wrong today
I've got a funny feeling
And it won't go away

I've got an itchy finger
And there'll be Hell to pay
I'm gonna pull the trigger
And blow them all away

Don't ever try to tell me
How much you care for me
Don't ever try to tell me
How you were there for me

I don't believe there's a reason
(I don't)
I don't believe it

I don't believe there's a reason
(I should)
I don't believe it

I've got a wicked demon
His hunger never fades
I've got an empty feeling
I won't be home today

Don't ever try to tell me
How much you care for me
Don't ever try to tell me
How you were there for me

I don't believe there's a reason
(I don't)
I don't believe it

I don't believe there's a reason
(I should)
I don't believe it

I don't believe there's a reason
(I don't)
I don't believe it

I don't believe there's a reason
(I should)
I don't believe it

No one is stopping you from doing what you want to do
No one is stopping you now, stopping you now

I don't believe there's a reason
(I don't)
I don't believe it

I don't believe there's a reason
(I should)
I don't believe it

I don't believe there's a reason
(I don't)
I don't believe it

I don't believe there's a reason
(I should)
I don't believe it

. . .


No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better
No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better

The hardest part, this troubled heart
Has ever yet been through now
You've healed the scars that got their start
Inside someone like you now
Had I known, ah, I been shown
Back when along he take me
To break the charge that brought me home
And all but one erase me
I never won, not that I could
No matter what you pay me
Replay the part, you stole my heart
I should have known you're crazy
If all I knew one night with you
I'd want someone to save me
It'd be enough, but just my luck
I fell in love and baby

All that I wanted was
Now I'm gone, you better
You know I know better
Now I know you better

So bittersweet, this tragedy
Won't ask for absolution
This melody inside of me
Still searches for a solution
A twist of fate,the change of heart
Cures my infatuation
A broken heart provides a start
For my determination

No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better
No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better

No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better
No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better

All that I wanted was
I know you know, you know better
You know I know better
Now you know me better

I never wanted you to be so full of anger
I never wanted you to be somebody else
I never wanted you to be someone afraid to know themselves
I only wanted you to see things for yourself

All that I wanted was
Now I'm gone, you better
Now we all know better
All I wanted was

Never thought that with you I'd manage to avoid the invitation
Of promised love that can't keep up with your adoration
Just use your head, and in the end you'll find your inspiration
To choose your steps and won't regret this kind of aggravation

No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better
No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better

No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better
No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better, better

. . .


All the love in the world couldn't save you
All the innocence inside
You know I tried so hard to make you
Ooh I wanna make you change your mind

And it hurts too much to see you
And how you left yourself behind
You know I wouldn't want to be you
Now there's a hell I can't describe

So now I wander through my days
Trying to find my ways
To the feelings that I felt
I saved for you and no one else

And though as long as this road seems
I know it's called the street of dreams
But that's not stardust on my feet
It leaves a taste that's bittersweet
That's called the blues

I don't know just what I should do
Everywhere I go I see you
You know it's what you planned, this much is true
What I thought was beautiful, don't live inside of you anymore
(2x)

What this means to me
Is more than I know you believe
What I thought of you now
Has cost more than it should for me

What I thought was true before
Were lies I couldn't see
What I thought was beautiful
Is only memories

. . .


If the world would end today-ay
All the dreams we had would all just drift away, oh
No, there's nothing more to say
If the world would end and all loves drift away

I never knew the way that you looked at me
Would ever mean so much to me
In my heart I found
The feelings I've never shown
Now the got the best of me-e-e

If the world would end today-ay
All the dreams we had would all just drift away, oh
No, there's nothing more to say
If the world would end and all loves drift away

Oh la ladeda ladedadada
La ladeda ladeda

I never thought all the love I was looking for
Could ever be so close to me
You're the only one I have ever loved and has ever loved me
And now you've got the best of me

If the world would end today-ay
All the dreams we had would all just drift away, oh
No, there's nothing more to say-ay-ay-ay

If the world would end today-ay
All the dreams we had would all just drift away, oh
No, there's nothing more to say
If the world would end and all love slipped away

. . .


Broken glass and cigarettes
Writing on the wall
It was a bargain for the summer
And I thought I had it all
I was the one who gave you everything
The one who took the fall
You were the one who would do anything
The one who came and called
But it looked like I was sleeping in another woman's bed
Or the doctors or the lawyers or the stranger that you met
If there's anything I can gain from this
anything at all
It'd be the knowledge that you gave me when I thought I had it all


It was a long time for you
It was a long time for me
It'd be a long time for anyone
But it looks like it's meant to be


Social class and register
Cocaine in the hall
All the way from California
All the way beyond that stall
To those non-negotiations
Simply made a call
All the bad of learning evils
And your way around the laws
That keep you awful sitting pretty
On a pedestal up there
And now you're sleeping like an angel
Never mind who you gave head
If there's something I can make of this
Anything at all
It'd be the devil hates a loser
And you thought you had it all


It was the wrong time for you
It was the wrong time for me
It was the wrong time for everyone
But it looks like I got to see for myself



If could go back inside to
The place in my soul
There all alone
Lonely teardrops, ooh
Are calling you
But I don't wanna know it now
'Cause knowing you, it wont change a damn Thing
But there was a time



Yeah, there was a time
Didn't want to know it all
Didn't want to know it all
And I don't wanna know it now

Yeah, there was a time
Didn't want to know it all
Didn't want to know it all
And I don't wanna know it now


Ohh I would do anything for you
There was a time
I would do anything for you


I would do anything for you
There was a time

There was a time
I would do anything for you

Yeah, there was a time
Didn't want to know it all
Didn't want to know it all
And I don't wanna know it now

Didn't want to know it all
Didn't want to know it all
And I don't wanna know it now


Oh

There was a time

. . .


When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the old folks say
But every time I see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well, I guess I'd have more fun
I guess I'd have more fun

Na na na na na
Na na na na na

Ooh, Catcher in the Rye again
Ooh, won't let you get away from him
It's just another day
Like today

You decide
I don't have to
Then they'll find
That I won't ask you
At any time
Or long thereafter
If it's cold outside
I'm imagining
Oh no

Na na na na na
Na na na na na

Ooh, Catcher in the Rye again
Ooh, won't let you get away from him
It's just another day
Like today

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the young folks say
As if they'd ever change
As that, who am I to say?
But every time I'd see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well, I guess I'd have more fun
'Cause what used to be's
Not going to be
And ought to find someone that belongs
Insane, like I do

Na na na na na
(Oh no)
Na na na na na
(Oh no)

Not an ordinary day, not in an ordinary way
All at once this song I heard
Never longer would it play
For anybody or anyone
That needed comfort from somebody
And comfort from someone
Who cared to be
Not like you
Not like me
In an ordinary way for me
Somebody set the wheels in motion
Hearts are memories
So you were the instrument
You were the one
Somebody took the body
Gave that boy a gun
Took our innocence
Beyond our stance
Some type of moment
There ya got it
The only thing you did

Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Na na na na na

. . .


Don't you try to stop us now
I just refuse
Don't you try to stop us now
'Cause I just won't let you
Sometimes I feel like
The world is on top of me
Breaking me down with
An endless monotony
Sometimes I feel like
There's nothing that's stopping me
All things are possible
I am unstoppable

Some may convince you
No one can break through
I'm here to tell you
You're worth more than they tell you
Don't you try to stop us now
I just refuse
Don't you try to stop us now
'Cause I just won't let you
Sometimes I feel like
My life's a catastrophe
Can't understand why
It seems like it has to be
Sometimes I feel like
It's all opened up for me
Nothing's impossible
I am unconquerable
No one can make you
Do what they want to
You know you're stronger
Than the lies that they tell you
Don't you try to stop us now
I just refuse
Don't you try to stop us now
'Cause I just won't let you
Believe in yourself
No one can make you
Do what they want to
You know you're stronger
Than the lies that they tell you
Don't you try to stop us now
(I'd give anything to know)
I just refuse
(How you live with yourself)
Don't you try to stop us now
(I would have never made it so far)
'Cause I just won't let you
(All by myself)
Believe in yourself

. . .


Oh Oh Oh

Riyadh and the bedouins
Got a plan and walk right in
But I don't give a fuck 'bout them
'Cause I am crazy

Oh, my salvation
Oh, my frustrations
Caught in the lies
No one I love is there
Somewhere in time
When will I get there
Oh

Oh
OhOh
Oh
Oh Oh Oh

Riyadh and the bedouins
So that's the world
I've had enough of them
Who can't blame me?
Half the time they're bedouins
Nomads and/or Aryans
You'll never take me

Oh, my salvation
Oh, my frustrations
Caught in the lies
No one I love is there
Somewhere in time
People will like me there

Oh, sweet salvation
Oh, my frustrations
Caught in the lies
If you ignore this world
Somewhere in time
When will I get there?
Oh

Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh

Oh, my salvation
Oh, my frustrations
Caught in the lies
If you ignore this world
Somewhere in time
People will like me there
Oh

Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh

. . .


You like to hurt me
You know that you do
You like to think
In some way
That it's me
An not you
(But we know that ins't true)

You like to have me
Jump an be good
But I...
Don't want to do it

You don't know why
I won't act the way
You think I should

You thought they'd make me
Behave an submit (submit)

What were you thinking
Cause I don't forget

You don't know why
I won't give in
To hell with the pressure
I'm not cavin' in

You know that I
Got under your skin
You sold your soul
But I won't let you win

You talk too much
You say I do

Difference is nobody cares about you

You've got all the answers
You know everything
Why nobody asked you
's a mystery to me

I'm Sorry for you
Not Sorry for me
You don't know who in the hell to
Or not to believe

I'm Sorry for you
Not Sorry for me
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe
You should believe
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe

You close your eyes
All well an good
I'll kick your ass
Like I said that I would

You tell them stories they'd rather believe
Use an confuse them
They're numb and naïve

Truth is the truth hurts
Don't you agree

It's harder to live
With the truth about you
Than to live with
The lies about me

Nobody owes you
Not some goddamn thing
You know where to put your
Just shut up and sing

I'm Sorry for you
Not Sorry for me
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe
I'm Sorry for you
Not Sorry for me
You chose to hurt those that love you
An won't set them free
Won't set them free
You chose to hurt those that love you
An won't set them free

You don't need
Anyone else to be
Sorry for you
You've got no heart
You can't see
All that you've done for me
I know the reasons
You tear me apart

. . .


Gonna call the president
Gonna call the private eye
Gonna get the IRS
Gonna lead the FBI
There's not anymore that I can do
All the reasons
I followed you
When you feel the difference
Baby there's no time, it's true
Wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong
Wouldn't be the last I'm sure I'm wrong
All the rumors I can tell
Something didn't work out
There isn't any way I can feel the same
Wouldn't be the first time they made it work out
On the go but I feel it all
All the ? are having a fit
And all the suits are hearing the word yes
Wouldn't be the amount of the things that I say
You made your mind up a long time ago anyway
Backing it up, I can see ya coming all day long

Well it's true
Oh, I am
But don't forget

Gonna call the president
Gonna call myself a private eye
Ooh gonna lead the IRS
Gonna get the FBI
Gonna make this a federal case
Gonna wave it right out in your face
Reinvent it with your ?
With the police hung over with a head like you now

Ooh, ooh

I feel the universe as a body
I seen it with the hand of someone else
Bleedin' like it's somewhere wrong
Feelin' like I do inside of this song
Feelin' like a ? inside a jail
Feelin' like I just walked in my shit
Just like a broken record
It's all day long
And I'll do

Gonna call the president
Gonna call the private eye
Gonna get the IRS
Gonna get myself the FBI
Ooh, what shall I do
If I gave up fighting
It's a crime you know it's true!

(guitar solo)

Gonna call the president
Gonna get myself a private eye
Ooh, gonna lead the IRS
Gonna get the FBI
Gonna make it a federal case
Gonna wave it right out in your face
Reinvent it with a ?
With the police hung over with a head like you now
There's not anymore that I can do

. . .


I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
That I can't find my way back, my way anymore

Oh no I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
that I can't find my way back, my way anymore

Oh no, I

I

Forgive them that tear down my soul
Bless them that they might grow old
And free them so that they may know
That it's never too late
For the many times, what seemed like a memory
I searched and found the ways you used to lure me in
I found the way, oh, why it had to be
Mired in denial and so afraid
If we ever find it's true
That we have the strength to choose
I'm free of all the chains
We held together, oohh ohhh

I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
That I can't find my way back, my way anymore
No I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought back in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
That I can't find my way back, my way anymore

. . .


And now I don't know why
She wouldn't say goodbye
But then it seems that I
Had seen it in her eyes.

And it might not be wise
I'd still have to try
With all the love I have inside
I can't deny

I just can't let it die
Cause her heart's just like mine
And she holds her pain inside

So if you ask me why
She wouldn't say goodbye
I know somewhere inside

There is a special light
Still shining bright
And even on the darkest night
She can't deny

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no one else
Could ever make me feel
I'm so alive
I hoped she'd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I've searched the universe
And found myself
Within' her eyes

No matter how I try
They say it's all a lie
So what's the use of my
Confessions to a crime
Of passions that won't die
In my heart

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no one else
Could ever make me feel
I'm so alive
I hoped she'd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I've searched the universe
And found myself
Within' her eyes

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no one else
Could ever make me feel
I'm so alive

I hoped she'd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I've searched the universe
And found myself
Within' her eyes

And now I don't know why
She wouldn't say goodbye
It just might be that I
Had seen it in her eyes
And now it seems that I
Gave up my ghost of pride
I'll never say goodbye

. . .


Seems like forever,
And a day,
If my intentions,
Are misunderstood,
Please be kind,
I've done,
All I should...

I won't ask,
Of you,
What I would,
Not do
Oh, I saw the damage in you,
My fortune had won the ending you

Why would they tell me to please don't just laugh, in my face
When all of the reasons they taugh us fall over themselves
To give way
Ah, yeah...

It's not a question whether my heart is true,
Streamed line
I had to pull through,
Look for a new beginning,
On you,
Woah, I got a message for you,
Open a way, its what I've got to do...
Give what you have, for what you might lose

What would you say if I told you that i'm to blame
And what would you do if I had to deny, your name
Where would you go if I told you i love you and then walked away?
Ooh, yea,
Who should I tell if not for the ones,
That you could not save,
Ooh, now,
I told you when i found you
If there was doubts you
Should be careful and unafraid
Now they surround you
All that amounts to
Is love that you've crippled for fortune and fame!

If my affections
Are misunderstood
And you, decide,
I'm up, to no good
Don't ask, me to
Enjoy them, just for you

Ask yourself,
What I would do
To prostitute, myself,
To live with fortune and shame
Ooh, yea,
When you should have turned to the hearts of the ones
That you would not save,
Ooh, now,
I told you
When I found you
All that amounts to
Is love that you've crippled for fortune and fame!

. . .


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