Appetite for Destruction Album

Artist(s): Guns N’ Roses

Cover Art

Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction Cover Art

Tracklist

Welcome to the Jungle

length: 4:34
producer: Mike Clink
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero
electric guitar: Slash and Izzy Stradlin
background vocals: Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan
drums (drum set): Steven Adler
bass guitar: Duff McKagan
composer: Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin
lyricist: Axl Rose

Welcome to the jungle we've got fun and games
We got everything you want honey, we know the names
We are the people that can find whatever you may need
If you got the money honey we got your disease

[Chorus]
In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your knnn knne knees, knees
I want to watch you bleed

Welcome to the jungle we take it day by day
If you want it you're gonna bleed but it's the price to pay
And you're a very sexy girl that's very hard to please
You can taste the bright lights but you won't get there for free
In the jungle welcome to the jungle
Feel my, my, my serpentine
Ooh, I want to hear you scream

Welcome to the jungle it gets worse here every day
Ya learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play
If you hunger for what you see you'll take it eventually
You can have everything you want but you better not take it from me

[Chorus]

And when you're high you never ever want to come down
So down, so down, so down, yeah

You know where you are?
You're down in the jungle baby, you're gonna dieee
In the jungle welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your knees, knees
In the jungle welcome to the jungle
Feel my, my, my serpentine
In the jungle welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your knees, knees
In the jungle welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to you
Its gonna bring you down, ha!!

It’s So Easy

length: 3:23
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson
writer: Duff McKagan, West Arkeen, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose, Slash
I see your sister in her Sunday dress
She's out to please
She pouts her best
She's out to take
No need to try
She's ready to make

It's so easy, easy
When everybody's tryin' to please me baby
It's so easy, easy
When everybody's tryin' to please me

Cars are crashin' every night
I drink n' drive everything's in sight
I make the fire
But I miss the firefight
I hit the bull's eye every night

It's so easy, easy
When everybody's tryin' to please me baby
Yeah it's so easy, easy
When everybody's tryin' to please me
So easy
But nothin' seems to please me
It all fits so right
When I fade into the night
See me hit you
You fall down

I see standin' there
You think you're so cool
Why don't you just
**** off

Ya get nothin' for nothin'
If that's what ya do
Turn around ***** I got a use for you
Besides you ain't got nothin' better to do
And I'm bored

It's so easy, easy
When everybody's tryin' to please me baby
It's so easy, easy
When everybody's tryin' to please me
So easy
But nothin' seems to please me
It all fits so right
When I fade into the night
So come with me
Don't ask me where 'cause I don't know
I'll try ta please you
I ain't got no money but it goes to show
It's so easy
So ****ing easy
It's so easy
So damn easy
It's so easy
So ****ing easy
It's so easy

Nightrain

length: 4:29
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson
writer: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash
Loaded like a freight train
Flyin like an airplane
Feelin like a space brain
One more time tonight
Well I'm a west coast struttin'
One bad mother
Got a rattlesnake suitcase
Under my arm
Said I'm a mean machine
Been drinkin' gasoline
And honey you can make my motor hum
I got one chance left
In a nine live cat
I got a dog eat dog sly smile
I got a Molotov cocktail
With a match to go
I smoke my cigarette with style
An I can tell you honey
You can make my money tonight

Wake up late
Honey put on your clothes
Take your credit card
To the liquor store
That's one for you and
Two for me by tonight
I'll be loaded like a freight train
Flyin' like an aeroplane
Feelin' like a space brain
One more time tonight

I'm on the nightrain
Bottoms up
I'm on the nightrain
Fill my cup
I'm on the nightrain
Ready to crash and burn
I never learn
I'm on the nightrain
I love that stuff
I'm on the nightrain
I can never get enough
I'm on the nightrain
Never to return-no

Loaded like a freight train
Flyin' like an aeroplane
Speedin' like a space brain
One more time tonight
I'm on the nightrain
And I'm lookin' for some
I'm on the nightrain
So's I can leave this slum
I'm on the nightrain
And I'm ready to crash and burn

Nightrain
Bottoms up
I'm on the nightrain
Fill my cup
I'm on the nightrain
Whoa yeah
I'm on the nightrain
Love that stuff
I'm on the nightrain
An I can never get enough
Ridin' the nightrain
I guess I
I guess, I guess, I guess
I never learn
On the nightrain
Float me home
Ooh I'm on the nightrain
Ridin' the nightrain
Never to return
Nightrain

Out ta Get Me

length: 4:24
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson
writer: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash
Been hidin' out
And layin' low
It's nothing new ta me
Well you can always find a place to go
If you can keep your sanity
They break down the doors
And they rape my rights but
They won't touch me
They scream and yell
And fight all night
You can't tell me
I lose my head
I close my eyes
They won't touch me
'Cause I got somethin'
I been buildin' up inside
For so ****in' long

They're out ta get me
They won't catch me
I'm ****ing innocent
They won't break me

Sometimes it's easy to forget where you're goin'
Sometimes it's harder to leave
And every time you think you know just what you're doin'
That's when your troubles exceed
They push me in a corner
Jest to get me to fight but
They won't touch me
They preach and yell
And fight all night
You can't tell me
I lose my head
I close my eyes
They won't touch me
'Cause I got somethin'
I been buildin' up inside

They're out ta get me
They won't catch me
I'm innocent
They won't break me

Some people got a chip on their shoulder
And some would say it was me
But I didn't bey that fifth of whiskey
That you gave me
So I'd be quick to disagree

They're out ta get me
They won't catch me
I'm innocent
They won't break me

They're out ta get me
They won't catch me
I'm innocent
So you can
Suck me
Take that one to heart

Mr. Brownstone

length: 3:49
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero
writer: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash
I get up around seven
Get outta bed around nine
And I don't worry about nothin' no
Cause worryin's a waste of my, time

The show usually starts around seven
We go on stage at nine
Get on the bus at eleven
Sippin' a drink and feelin' fine

We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't' leave me alone

I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before

We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't leave me alone

Now I get up around whenever
I used ta get up on time
But that old man he's a real mutha****er
Gonna kick him on down the line

Paradise City

length: 6:47
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero
writer: Axl Rose, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Slash, Izzy Stradlin
[Chorus]
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home (oh won't you please take me home)
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home (oh won't you please take me home)

Just a urchin livin' under the street
I'm a hard case that's tough to beat
I'm your charity case so buy me something to eat
I'll pay you at another time
Take it to the end of the line

Rags to riches or so they say
Ya gotta keep pushin' for the fortune and fame
You know it's all a gamble when it's just a game
Ya treat it like a capital crime
Everybody's doin' the time

Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh won't you please take me home
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home, yeah yeah

Strapped in the chair of the city's gas chamber
Why I'm here I can't quite remember
The surgeon general says it's hazardous to breathe
I'd have another cigarette but I can't see
Tell me who you're gonna believe

Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home, yeah yeah
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh won't you please take me home

So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away

Captain America's been torn apart
Now he's a court jester with a broken heart
He said "turn me around and take me back to the start"
I must be losing my mind "are you blind?"
I've seen it all a million times

Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home, yeah yeah
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh won't you please take me home
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home, yeah yeah
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh won't you please take me home

I wanna go, I wanna go
Oh won't you please take me home
I wanna see how good it can be
Oh won't you please take me home
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh won't you please take me home
Take me down, lead me 'round
Oh won't you please take me home

I wanna see, what a woman can be
I want to take you home
Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh won't you please take me home
I wanna go, I wanna know
Oh won't you please take me home

My Michelle

length: 3:40
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson
writer: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash
Your daddy works in porno
Now that mommy's not around
She used to love her heroin
But now she's underground
So you stay out late at night
And you do your dope for free
Drivin' your friends crazy
With your life's insanity

Well, well, well you just can't tell
Well, well, well my Michelle

Sowin' all your wild oats
In another's luxuries
Yesterday was Tuesday
Maybe Thursday you can sleep
But school starts much too early
And this hotel wasn't free
So party till your connection call
Honey I'll return the key

[Chorus:]
Well, well, well you just can't tell
Well, well, well my Michelle
Well, well, well you never can tell
Well, well, well my Michelle


Everyone needs love
You know that it's true
Someday you'll find someone
That'll fall in love with you
But oh the time it takes
When you're all alone
Someday you'll find someone
That you can call your own
But till then ya better

Now you're clean
And so discreet
I won't say a word
But most of all this song is true
Case you haven't heard
So c'mon and stop your cryin'
'Cause we both know money burns
Honey don't stop tryin'
An you'll get what you deserve

[Chorus:]

Think About You

length: 3:52
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero
writer: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash
I said baby you been looking real good
You know that I remember when we met
It's funny how I never felt so good
It's a feeling that I know I know I'll never forget
Oooh it was the best time I can remember
Oooh and the love we shared
Lovin' that'll last forever

There wasn't much in this heart of mine
But there's a little left and babe you found it
It's funny how I never felt so high
It's a feeling that I know I know I'll never forget
Oooh, it was the best time I can remember
Oooh and the love we shared
Lovin' that'll last forever

I think about you
Honey you're the time my heart says 'yes'
I think about you
Deep inside I love you best
I think about you
You know you're the one I want
I think about you
Darling you're the only one, I think about you...
Yeah! Hahaha!

I think about you
You know that I do
I think about you
All alone only you
I think about you
Oooh its true
I think about you
Yes I do...

Somethin' changed in this heart of mine
And I'm so glad that you showed me
Honey now you're my best friend
I want to stay together 'til the very end
Oooh, it was the best time I can remember
Oooh and the love we shared
Lovin' that'll last forever

I think about you
Honey you're the time my heart says 'yes'
I think about you
Deep inside I love you best
I think about you
You know you're the one I want
I think about you
Darling you're the only one

I think about you (Oh oh yeah)
I think about you (Oh you)
I think about you (Only you you you...)
I think about you (You know I do)
I think about you (Only you)
I think about you
Only you
Only
You
Only

Sweet Child o’ Mine

length: 5:57
producer: Mike Clink
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson
electric guitar: Izzy Stradlin and Slash
background vocals: Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin
electric bass guitar: Duff McKagan
drums (drum set): Steven Adler
writer: Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Slash
She's got a smile it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long
I'd probably break down and cry

Oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder
And the rain
To quietly pass me by

Oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o' mine
Oh,
Sweet love of mine

Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, oh
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, (sweet child)
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
No, no, no, no, no, no
Sweet child,
Sweet child of mine

You’re Crazy

length: 3:18
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Michael Barbiero and Steve Thompson
writer: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash
Ow!
I've been lookin' for a trace
Lookin' for a heart
Lookin' for a lover in a world
That's much too dark
Because you don't want my love, no, no
You want to sati-satisfaction
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, ow!
You don't need my love
You got to find yourself another
Another piece, another piece of the action
Yeah, ow yeah, look out

Say where ya goin' What you gonna do?
I been lookin' everywhere said I
I been lookin' for you
Because you don't want my love, no, no
You want to sati-satisfaction
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
You don't need my love
You got to find yourself another
Another piece, another piece
Of the action

You're crazy, hey, hey
You know you're crazy, oh my!
You're ****in' crazy, oh child
You know you're crazy
Ay,ay,ay,ay,ay,ay,ah,ah,ah,oooh, yeah!
Woh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh na,no,na,no,na,no,na,no,na,no,no,no
No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no
No,no,no, no, no, no, no,no,no,no,no,no
No,no,no! Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, ow! Woooaaah, hayow!

Say, boy, where ya comin' from?
Where'd ya get that point of view?
When I was younger
I knew a ************ like you
And she said
'You don't need my love
You want to sati-satisfaction'
***** you don't need my love
You've got to find yourself another
Another piece, another piece
Of the action

You're crazy, hey, hey
You know you're crazy, oh my!
You're ****in' crazy, oh child
You know you're crazy, Ay, ay, ay, ay
You know you're crazy, Hey, hey
You're ****in' crazy, Oh child
You know you're crazy, Ay, ay, ay, ay
You're ****in' crazy, yeah
You know you are!
Bring it down!
You're ****in' crazy!

Anything Goes

length: 3:27
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero
writer: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Chris Weber, Slash
I've been thinkin' 'bout
Thinkin' 'bout sex
Always hungry for somethin'
That I haven't had yet
Well maybe baby, you got somethin' to lose
Well I got somethin'
I got somethin' for you

My way, your way
Anything goes tonight
My way, your way
Anything goes

Panties round your knees
With your *** in debris
Doing that grind
With a push and a squeeze
Tied up, tied down
Up against the wall
Be my rubbermade baby
And we can do it all

My way, your way
Anything goes tonight

Rocket Queen

length: 6:14
producer: Mike Clink
mixer: Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero
writer: Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Axl Rose, Slash
If I say I don't need anyone
I can say these things to you
'Cause I can turn on anyone
Just like I've turned on you
I've got a tongue like a razor
A sweet switchblade knife
And I can do you favors
But then you'll do whatever I like

[Chorus:]
Here I am
And you're a Rocket Queen
I might be a little young
But honey I ain't naive
Here I am
And you're a Rocket Queen oh yeah
I might be too much
But honey you're a bit obscene

I've seen everything imaginable
Pass before these eyes
I've had everything that's tangible
Honey you'd be surprised
I'm a sexual innuendo
In this burned out paradise
If you turn me on to anything
You better turn me on tonight

[Chorus:]

I see you standin'
Standin' on your own
It's such a lonely place for you
For you to be
If you need a shoulder
Or if you need a friend
I'll be here standing
Until the bitter end
No one needs the sorrow
No one needs the pain
I hate to see you
Walking out there
Out in the rain
So don't chastise me
Or think I, I mean you harm
Of those that take you
Leave you strung out
Much too far
Baby-yeah

Don't ever leave me
Say you'll always be there
All I ever wanted
Was for you
To know that I care