Who Sang 14 Years? Guns N’ Roses

Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II cover art

Some other versions of "14 Years"
Credits
release date: 1991-9-17
length: 4:22
producer: Guns N’ Roses and Mike Clink
membranophone: Matt Sorum
piano: Axl Rose
vocal: Izzy Stradlin
mixer: Bill Price
engineer: Mike Clink
bass: Duff McKagan
background vocals: Axl Rose
organ: Dizzy Reed
guitar: Izzy Stradlin and Slash
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 an tear
Up to my neck in sorrow
The touch you bring
You just don't step inside to 14 years
So hard to keep my own head...that's what I say
You know...I've been the beggar...
I've played the thief
I was the dog...they all tried to beat

But it's been
Fourteen years of silence
It's been
Fourteen years of pain
It's been
Fourteen 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 don't just step inside to 14 years
So hard to keep my own head...that's what I say
You know...I've been the dealer...hangin' on your street
I was the dog...they all tried to beat

But it's been
Fourteen years of silence
It's been
Fourteen years of pain
It's been
Fourteen years that are gone forever
And I'll never have again

Bullshit and contemplation
Gossip's their trade
If they knew half the real truth
What would they say
Well I'm past the point of concern
It's time to play
These last four years of madness
Sure put me straight
You don't get back fourteen years
In just one day
So hard to keep my own head
Just go away
You know...just like a hooker she said
Nothin's for free
Oh I tried to see it your way
I tried to see it your way



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Civil War
  • 2 14 Years
  • 3 Yesterdays
  • 4 Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  • 5 Get in the Ring
  • 6 Shotgun Blues
  • 7 Breakdown
  • 8 Pretty Tied Up (The Perils of Rock N’ Roll Decadence)
  • 9 Locomotive (Complicity)
  • 10 So Fine
  • 11 Estranged
  • 12 You Could Be Mine
  • 13 Don’t Cry (alt. lyrics)
  • 14 My World

  • Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642442029
    script: Latin