Chinese Democracy Album

Artist(s): Guns N’ Roses

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Guns N’ Roses Chinese Democracy Cover Art

Tracklist

Chinese Democracy

length: 4:44
producer: Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo and Andy Wallace
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Sean Beavan, Paul Huge and Axl Rose
additional producer: Chris Pitman and Eric Caudieux
bass: Chris Pitman and Tommy Stinson
background vocals: Tommy Stinson and Dizzy Reed
guitar: Buckethead, Robin Finck, Bumblefoot, Paul Huge and Richard Fortus
keyboard: Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed and Axl Rose
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Frank Ferrer
editor: Caram Costanzo, Axl Rose, Sean Beavan and Eric Caudieux
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
solo guitar: Robin Finck and Buckethead
writer: Josh Freese, Axl Rose

It don't really matter
You'll find out for yourself
No it don't really matter
You're gonna leave this thing to
Somebody else

If they missionaries
Real time visionaries
Sitting in a Chinese school
To view my dis-infatu-ation
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 now

Cause it would take a lot more hate than you
To stop the fascination
Even with 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
But all 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
Gonna keep it to myself
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
Then you'll walk them home for the cells
Then now you'll dig for your road back to hell
And with your ? makes you stop
As if your eyes were their eyes you can tell
In your lack of time

Shackler's Revenge

length: 3:37
producer: Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Andy Wallace, Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Caram Costanzo, Axl Rose, Bryan “Brain” Mantia, Brian Carroll and Pete Scaturro
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Chris Pitman and Tommy Stinson
guitar: Robin Finck, Buckethead and Bumblefoot
keyboard: Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
editor: Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux and Axl Rose
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
solo guitar: Bumblefoot
writer: Brian Carroll, Caram Costanzo, Bryan “Brain” Mantia, Pete Scaturro, Axl Rose
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

[Chorus]
I don't believe there's a reason (I hope you see this)
I don't believe there's a reason (I don't regret this)

I've got a wicked demon inside that 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

[Chorus: Repeat x2]

I want you to stop and help out with doing what you want to do
No one is guilty here now, there's nothing new now

[Chorus: Repeat x2]

Better

length: 4:59
producer: Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Andy Wallace, Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Robin Finck and Axl Rose
additional producer: Chris Pitman and Eric Caudieux
bass: Tommy Stinson and Chris Pitman
background vocals: Tommy Stinson, Chris Pitman and Dizzy Reed
guitar: Robin Finck, Buckethead, Bumblefoot, Paul Huge and Richard Fortus
keyboard: Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman and Robin Finck
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Frank Ferrer and Bryan “Brain” Mantia
editor: Robin Finck, Eric Caudieux, Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
assistant mixer: Mike Scielzi and Paul Saurez
drums (drum set) arranger: Bryan “Brain” Mantia, Caram Costanzo and Robin Finck
solo guitar: Buckethead and Robin Finck
writer: Axl Rose, Robin Finck
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.

Street of Dreams

length: 4:47
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
piano: Dizzy Reed
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Axl Rose, Andy Wallace and Caram Costanzo
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Sean Beavan and Axl Rose
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Chris Pitman and Tommy Stinson
background vocals: Tommy Stinson and Dizzy Reed
guitar: Paul Huge, Richard Fortus, Bumblefoot, Robin Finck and Buckethead
keyboard: Chris Pitman and Dizzy Reed
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
synthesizer: Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
editor: Eric Caudieux, Caram Costanzo, Sean Beavan and Axl Rose
assistant mixer: Mike Scielzi and Paul Saurez
drums (drum set) arranger: Bryan “Brain” Mantia and Josh Freese
orchestrator: Marco Beltrami, Dizzy Reed and Paul Buckmaster
solo guitar: Buckethead and Robin Finck
writer: Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Axl Rose
All the love in the world couldn't save you
All the innocence inside
You know I tried so hard to make you
Oh 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

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

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

length: 4:55
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
piano: Dizzy Reed
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Caram Costanzo, Andy Wallace and Axl Rose
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Axl Rose and Chris Pitman
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Chris Pitman
guitar: Paul Huge, Buckethead and Bumblefoot
acoustic guitar: Buckethead
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
guitar & keyboard: Robin Finck
drums (drum set): Frank Ferrer and Bryan “Brain” Mantia
editor: Eric Caudieux, Chris Pitman, Caram Costanzo, Sean Beavan and Axl Rose
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
additional electronic drum set: Eric Caudieux
solo guitar: Buckethead
electronic drum set & 12 string guitar & keyboard & bass: Chris Pitman
writer: Chris Pitman, Axl Rose
[Chorus:]
If the world would end today
All the dreams we had would all just drift away
You know there's nothing more to say
If the world would end would our love slip 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 that I've never shown
Now they've got the best of me

[Chorus:]

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

If the world would end today
All the dreams we had would all just drift away
You know there's nothing more to say

[Chorus:]

There Was a Time

length: 6:42
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Andy Wallace, Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Eric Caudieux, Caram Costanzo, Axl Rose and Sean Beavan
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Tommy Stinson
background vocals: Chris Pitman, Tommy Stinson and Dizzy Reed
guitar: Robin Finck, Buckethead, Richard Fortus and Bumblefoot
additional bass: Chris Pitman
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
additional recording engineer: Billy Howerdel
piano & guitar: Paul Huge
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia and Frank Ferrer
editor: Eric Caudieux, Sean Beavan, Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo and Billy Howerdel
additional arranger horn arranger: Suzie Katayama and Axl Rose
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
synthesizer & keyboard: Dizzy Reed
drums (drum set) arranger: Bryan “Brain” Mantia, Caram Costanzo, Josh Freese, Chris Pitman and Axl Rose
guitar & synthesizer & keyboard: Axl Rose
drums (drum set) programming: Chris Pitman
orchestrator: Paul Buckmaster, Axl Rose, Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed and Marco Beltrami
choir vocals arranger: Suzie Katayama and Axl Rose
solo guitar: Buckethead and Robin Finck
bass & synthesizer & mellotron & keyboard: Chris Pitman
writer: Dizzy Reed, Axl Rose, Paul Huge
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 can't recall
Where she was while she was sleeping,
In another woman's bed,
Or the doctors or the lawyers,
Or a stranger that she met.
If there's nothing I can gain from this,
Or anything at all,
It'd be the knowledge that ya gave me,
When I thought I had it all.

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

Social class and registers,
Cocaine in the hall,
All the way from California,
On the way beyond that stall.
To those non-negotiations
To simulate a call,
All the bad of learning evils and your ways around the laws that keep you

Up and sitting pretty,
On a pedestal of men
And now you're sleeping like an angel,
Near the man who reaped it in.

If there's something I can make of this,
Or anything at all,
It'd be the devil hates a loser and you thought you had it all.

It was a wrong time for you,
It was a wrong time for me,
It was the wrong time for everyone
But looks like I'm about to see for myself.

If I could go back in time to the place in my soul,there all alone
Lonely tear drops,
Ooh,are calling you.
But I don't wanna know it now,
'cause knowing you, it won't change a damn thing.
But there was a time.

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

Oh,

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

Oh,
I would do anything for you,
There was a time,
I would do anything for you,
Oh,I would do anything for you,
There was a time.

There was a time,
Oh, I would do anything for you,
Oh, I would do anything for you
Yeah there was a time,
Didn't wanna know it all,
Didn't wanna know it all,
And I don't wanna know it now,
I would do anything for you,
There was a time, was a time

Catcher in the Rye

length: 5:53
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
piano: Axl Rose
mixer: Andy Wallace, Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
engineer: Caram Costanzo
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Tommy Stinson
guitar: Bumblefoot, Robin Finck and Paul Huge
keyboard: Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
background vocals & lead vocals: Axl Rose
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
solo guitar: Robin Finck and Bumblefoot
writer: Axl Rose, Paul Huge
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'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
Guess I'd have more fun

Oh no, no, no, no, no

The Catcher in the Rye again ooh
Won't let ya get away from him
It's just another day like today

You decide
'Cause I don't have to
Then they'll find
And I won't ask you
At anytime
Or long hereafter
If the cold's outside
As I'm imagining
It to be
Oh no

The Catcher in the Rye again ooh
Won't let ya 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
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
It's what used to be's not there for me
And ought to find someone that belongs insane like I do

Oh no
Not at all [Repeat]

On an ordinary day
Not in an ordinary way
All at once the song I heard
No longer wouldn't play for anybody
Or anyone
That needed comfort from somebody
Needed comfort from someone who cared
To be
Not like you
And unlike me
And then then voices ran away
From me
So now you set the wheels in motion
It haunts our memories
You were the instrument
You were the one
How a body took a body
And Gave that boy a gun
You took our innocence
Beyond our stares
Sometimes the only thing
You got at all
When no one else is there

Scraped

length: 3:31
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Andy Wallace, Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Caram Costanzo, Brian Carroll and Axl Rose
additional producer: Chris Pitman and Eric Caudieux
bass: Tommy Stinson
guitar: Bumblefoot, Buckethead and Robin Finck
keyboard: Dizzy Reed
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
keyboard & bass: Chris Pitman
editor: Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux and Axl Rose
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
solo guitar: Bumblefoot and Buckethead
writer: Caram Costanzo, Brian Carroll, Axl Rose

[Chorus:]
Don't you try and 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

So they convince you no one can break through
I'm here to tell you you're worth more than they tell you

[Chorus:]

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

[Chorus:]

So they convince you no one can break through
You know you're stronger than the lies that they tell you

[Chorus: Repeat 2X]

Riad n' the Bedouins

length: 4:11
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Caram Costanzo, Axl Rose and Andy Wallace
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Tommy Stinson, Axl Rose and Sean Beavan
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Chris Pitman and Tommy Stinson
background vocals: Dizzy Reed and Tommy Stinson
guitar: Paul Huge, Buckethead, Robin Finck and Bumblefoot
keyboard: Dizzy Reed
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
editor: Eric Caudieux, Axl Rose, Sean Beavan and Caram Costanzo
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
drums (drum set) arranger: Josh Freese
solo guitar: Buckethead and Bumblefoot
writer: Tommy Stinson, Axl Rose
Riad N' The Bedouins
Had a plan and thought they'd win
But I don't give a **** 'bout them
'Cause I am crazy

[Chorus:]
Oh, my salvation
All my frustrations
Caught in the lies no one had wove as well
Somewhere in time where only I could tell, oh

Riad N' The Bedouins
Say that's a war that you can't win
But I have had enough of them
And who can blame me

Sent down on desert winds
Nomads and barbarians
I won't bend my will to them
You aggravate me

[Chorus: Repeat 3X]

Riad N' The Bedouins
Had a plan and though they'd win
Riad N' The Bedouins
Crossed the line and lost again

Sorry

length: 6:15
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo and Andy Wallace
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Brian Carroll, Axl Rose, Pete Scaturro and Bryan “Brain” Mantia
additional producer: Chris Pitman and Eric Caudieux
bass: Tommy Stinson
background vocals: Sebastian Bach
guitar: Buckethead and Bumblefoot
keyboard: Pete Scaturro
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
guitar & acoustic guitar: Robin Finck
bass & keyboard: Chris Pitman
editor: Pete Scaturro, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux and Axl Rose
assistant mixer: Mike Scielzi and Paul Saurez
solo guitar: Buckethead
writer: Brian Carroll, Bryan “Brain” Mantia, Pete Scaturro, Axl Rose
You like to hurt me you know that you do
You like to think in some way that its me and not you
You like to have me jump and be good, but I don't want to do it
You don't know why I wont act the way you think I should
You thought they'd make me, behave and submit

What were you thinking, cause I don't forget

You don't know why
I wont give in
To hell with the pressure
I'm not caving in
You know that I got under your skin
You sold your soul but I wont let you win
You talk to much
You say I do
Difference is know one cares about you

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

I'm sorry for you
Not sorry for me (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 (not sorry for me)

You don't know who you can trust now
But you should believe
You should believe
You close your eyes
All well and good
I'll kick your *** like I said that I would
You tell them story's they'd rather believe
Use and confuse them their numb and naive
Truth is the truth hurts don't you agree
Its harder to live with the truth about you
Than to live with the lies about me

Know body owes you
Not one god damn thing
You know where to put your
Just shut up and say

I'm sorry for you

Not sorry for me (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 (not sorry for me)

You chose to hurt those that love you and wont set them free

I.R.S.

length: 4:29
producer: Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Caram Costanzo, Andy Wallace and Axl Rose
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Sean Beavan, Paul Huge and Axl Rose
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Tommy Stinson and Chris Pitman
guitar: Robin Finck, Bumblefoot, Buckethead and Paul Huge
keyboard: Dizzy Reed
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Frank Ferrer
editor: Caram Costanzo, Sean Beavan, Eric Caudieux and Axl Rose
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
electronic drum set programming: Bryan “Brain” Mantia
drums (drum set) & electronic drum set: Bryan “Brain” Mantia
solo guitar: Robin Finck and Buckethead
writer: Dizzy Reed, Axl Rose, Paul Huge
Love
Is it true
What they say of you

Gonna call the President
Gonna call a private eye
Gonna get the IRS
Gonna need the FBI

There's not anymore that I can do
All the reasons that you give
I follow you
So when you lead them in, that'll be the end of time it's true

Wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong
Wouldn't be the last I'm sure, I've known
With all the rumors I can tell
Some things didn't work so well

Well anyway, it feels the same

As when you first told me you were gone
So long ago but I still held on
Through all the emotions that I've had to take
And that's the truth, and here's the worst yet

Wouldn't even matter the things that I say
You've made your mind up and gone anyway
And there's no use now in dragging it on
Should've seen it coming all along

Well it's true, oh, I had
My doubts of you

Gonna call the President
Gonna call myself a private eye
Gonna need the IRS
Gonna get the FBI

Gonna make this a federal case
Gonna wave it right down in your face
Read it baby with your morning news
With a sweet hangover
And the headlines too, now

I bet you think I'm doing this all for my health
I should've looked again then at somebody else
Feelin' like I've done way more than wrong
Feelin' like I'm livin' inside of this song
Feelin' like I'm just too tired to care
Feelin' like I've done more than my share
Could've been the way that I carried on
Like a broken record for so long

And I do
Oh, oh
I'm gonna call the President
I'm gonna call a private eye
Gonna get the IRS
Gonna need myself the FBI

Oh, what shall I do?
If I gave my heart to you
It's such a crime you know it's true

Gonna call the president
Gonna need myself a private eye
Ooh, gonna need the IRS
Gonna get the FBI

Gonna make it a federal case
Gonna wave it right down in your face
Read it baby with your morning news
With the sweet hangover and the headlines too

There's not anymore that I can do

Madagascar

length: 5:38
producer: Caram Costanzo and Axl Rose
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Axl Rose, Andy Wallace and Caram Costanzo
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Chris Pitman and Axl Rose
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Chris Pitman and Tommy Stinson
guitar: Paul Huge, Buckethead, Robin Finck, Axl Rose and Bumblefoot
French horn: Axl Rose and Suzie Katayama
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
keyboard & bass: Chris Pitman
horn arranger: Axl Rose and Suzie Katayama
editor: Axl Rose, Sean Beavan, Eric Caudieux, Caram Costanzo and Chris Pitman
assistant mixer: Paul Saurez and Mike Scielzi
drums (drum set) programming: Chris Pitman
orchestrator: Axl Rose, Marco Beltrami, Paul Buckmaster, Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman
solo guitar: Buckethead
writer: Chris Pitman, Axl Rose
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

No, I..
No, I...

Forgive them they teared 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 would seem like a memory
I searched and found the way to choose to the end
I found the ways, why it had to be
Mired in denial and saw all the rain

If we ever find it true
Life we have is made to choose
Free the ball, the chain
We're here together

I'm gonna tell you a story
Stand up for righteousness!
What?
Stand up for justice!
What?
Stand up for truth!
How can a person grow up with all this around them?
You got to call on that something
Where does it come from?
That can make a way out of no way
All this hatred?
What we've got here is..
Fear!
That power that can make a way out of now no way
Failure to communicate
I tell ya I seen the lightning...I've heard the thunder roll!
Everybody's acting like we can do anything and it don't matter what we
Do. Maybe we gotta be extra careful because maybe it matters more than
We even know..
Sometimes...
Hatred isn't somethin' you're born with
I feel discouraged
It gets taught
Sometimes I feel discouraged
I felt this fear
He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone, no never alone,
No never alone!
Let's get something straight, alright?
Promised never to leave me!
This whole thing was ****ed up
Never to leave me alone!
All men betray. All lose heart!
I don't want to lose heart!...I want to believe
Black men and white men
Together at the table of brotherhood!
I have a dream
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty!! WE ARE FREE AT LAST!!



I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
And 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

This I Love

length: 5:35
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Caram Costanzo, Andy Wallace and Axl Rose
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Axl Rose
additional producer: Chris Pitman and Eric Caudieux
bass: Tommy Stinson
guitar: Bumblefoot and Robin Finck
additional arranger: Chris Pitman
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
piano & keyboard: Axl Rose
additional synthesizer: Chris Pitman and Dizzy Reed
synthesizer: Axl Rose
harp: Patti Hood
drums (drum set): Eric Caudieux, Caram Costanzo and Bryan “Brain” Mantia
keyboard & bass: Chris Pitman
editor: Eric Caudieux, Axl Rose, Chris Pitman and Caram Costanzo
additional arranger horn arranger: Axl Rose and Suzie Katayama
assistant mixer: Mike Scielzi and Paul Saurez
orchestrator: Marco Beltrami and Axl Rose
choir vocals arranger: Axl Rose and Suzie Katayama
solo guitar: Robin Finck
composer: Axl Rose
lyricist: Axl Rose
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
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

Prostitute

length: 6:16
producer: Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo
piano: Axl Rose
lead vocals: Axl Rose
mixer: Axl Rose, Andy Wallace and Caram Costanzo
engineer: Caram Costanzo
arranger: Axl Rose
additional producer: Eric Caudieux and Chris Pitman
bass: Tommy Stinson
guitar: Robin Finck, Richard Fortus, Bumblefoot, Buckethead and Paul Huge
audio engineer: Eric Caudieux
synthesizer & bass: Chris Pitman
drums (drum set): Bryan “Brain” Mantia
editor: Caram Costanzo, Sean Beavan, Axl Rose and Eric Caudieux
assistant mixer: Mike Scielzi and Paul Saurez
keyboard & synthesizer: Dizzy Reed
drums (drum set) arranger: Josh Freese, Caram Costanzo and Bryan “Brain” Mantia
orchestrator: Marco Beltrami, Dizzy Reed and Paul Buckmaster
solo guitar: Buckethead
writer: Axl Rose, Paul Huge
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 fortunate one
The envy of youth

Why would they
Tell me to please those
That laugh in my face
With all of the reasons
They've taught
Fall over themselves
To give way, oh yeah

It's not a question
Whether my heart is true
Streamlined
I had to pull through
Look for a new
Beginning on you
Oh, I, I got a message for you
Up and away
It's what I gotta 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 walk away? Oh yeah!
N' who should I turn to
If not for the ones
That you would not save? Alright

I told you when I found you
If there were doubts you
Should be careful and unafraid
Now
They surround you
And all that amounts too
Is love that you fed by
Perversion and pain

So 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 choose
To prostitute myself
To live with fortune and shame
Oh yeah!
When you should
Have turned to the hearts
Of the ones
That you could not save, oh now!

I told you when I found you
All that amounts too
Is love that you fed by
Perversion and pain