Slave to the Grind Lyrics - Skid Row

Skid Row Slave to the Grind cover art
writers: Rachel Bolan Southworth, Robert J. Affuso, Scott L. Mulvehill
release date: 1991-6-11
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Glam/Heavy Metal
length: 3:30
producer: Michael Wagener
lead vocals: Sebastian Bach
mixer: Michael Wagener
background vocals: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan and Scotti Hill
guitar: Dave “The Snake” Sabo and Scotti Hill
drums (drum set): Rob Affuso
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
assistant engineer: Craig Doubet and Riley J. Connell
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Sebastian Bach
You got me forced to crack my lids in two
I'm still stuck inside the rubber room
I gotta punch the clock that leads the blind
I'm just another gear in the assembly line-oh no

The noose gets tighter around my throat
But I ain't at the end of my rope

Cause I won't be the one left behind
Can't be king of the world If you're slave to the grind
Tear down the rat racial slime
Can't be king of the world if you're slave to the grind.
Get it?

A routine injection, a lethal dose
But my day in the sun ain't even close
There's no need to waste your prayers on me
You better mark my words 'cause I'm history.
Yes indeed

You might beg for mercy to get by
But I'd rather tear this thorn from my side


They swallowed their daggers by turning their trick
They tore my intentions apart brick by brick
I'm sick of the jive
You talk verbal insecticide


I said slave to the grind
Slave to the grind
Slave to the grind

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CD 1
  • 1 Monkey Business
  • 2 Slave to the Grind
  • 3 The Threat
  • 4 Quicksand Jesus
  • 5 Psycho Love
  • 6 Beggar's Day
  • 7 Livin' on a Chain Gang
  • 8 Creepshow
  • 9 In a Darkened Room
  • 10 Riot Act
  • 11 Mudkicker
  • 12 Wasted Time