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Guns N’ Roses


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Edward Jr. Holland, Lamont Dozier, Lamont Herbert Dozier
album: Track in album Chinese Democracy
release date: 2008-11-22
popularity : 20 users have visited this page.
length: 4:59
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
drums: Bryan "Brain" Mantia and Frank Ferrer
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Caram Costanzo, Axl Rose and Andy Wallace
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Robin Finck and Axl Rose
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
guitars: Paul Tobias, Richard Fortus, Bumblefoot, Robin Finck and Buckethead
bass: Tommy Stinson and Chris Pitman
background vocals: Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed and Tommy Stinson
keyboard: Robin Finck, Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
editor: Axl Rose, Eric Caudieux, Robin Finck and Caram Costanzo
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
drums arranger: Caram Costanzo, Bryan "Brain" Mantia and Robin Finck
solo guitar: Buckethead and Robin Finck
writer: Axl Rose, Robin Finck

Cover Art

Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy cover art
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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 never
Yet been through now.
We've healed the scars that got their start
Inside someone like you now.

Well had I known or I'd been shown back
When I longed you'd take me.
To break the charge that brought me home
And all that won't erase me.

I never would know that I could
No matter what you'd pay me.
Replay the part, you stole my heart
I should have known you're crazy.

If all I knew was that 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 know you better,
You know I'd know better,
Now I know you better!

So bittersweet, this tragedy won't ask for absolution,
This melody inside of me still searches for solution,
A twist of fate, a change of heart,
Kills my infatuation,
A broken heart, provides the spark for my determination,

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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Chinese Democracy
  • 2 Shackler's Revenge
  • 3 Better
  • 4 Street of Dreams
  • 5 If the World
  • 6 There Was a Time
  • 7 Catcher in the Rye
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Scraped
  • 2 Riad n' the Bedouins
  • 3 Sorry
  • 4 I.R.S.
  • 5 Madagascar
  • 6 This I Love
  • 7 Prostitute