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Use Your Illusion II

  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
  9. Locomotive
  10. So Fine
  11. Estranged
  12. You Could Be Mine
  13. Don't Cry (Alt. Lyrics)
  14. My World
 
  1. Civil War (7:36)
  2. "What we've got here is failure to
    communicate.
    Some men you just can't reach...
    So, you get what we had here last week,
    which is the way he wants it!
    Well, he gets it!
    N' I don't like it any more than you men." *
    
    Look at your young men fighting
    Look at your women crying
    Look at your young men dying
    The way they've always done before
    
    Look at the hate we're breeding
    Look at the fear we're feeding
    Look at the lives we're leading
    The way we've always done before
    
    My hands are tied
    The billions shift from side to side
    And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
    For the love of God and our human rights
    And all these things are swept aside
    By bloody hands time can't deny
    And are washed away by your genocide
    And history hides the lies of our civil wars
    
    
    D'you wear a black armband
    When they shot the man
    Who said "Peace could last forever"
    And in my first memories
    They shot Kennedy
    I went numb when I learned to see
    So I never fell for Vietnam
    We got the wall of D.C. to remind us all
    That you can't trust freedom
    When it's not in your hands
    When everybody's fightin'
    For their promised land
    
    And
    I don't need your civil war
    It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
    Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
    In a human grocery store
    Ain't that fresh
    I don't need your civil war
    
    Look at the shoes your filling
    Look at the blood we're spilling
    Look at the world we're killing
    The way we've always done before
    Look in the doubt we've wallowed
    Look at the leaders we've followed
    Look at the lies we've swallowed
    And I don't want to hear no more
    
    My hands are tied
    For all I've seen has changed my mind
    But still the wars go on as the years go by
    With no love of God or human rights
    'Cause all these dreams are swept aside
    By bloody hands of the hypnotized
    Who carry the cross of homicide
    And history bears the scars of our civil wars
    
    
    "WE PRACTICE SELECTIVE ANNIHILATION OF MAYORS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
    FOR EXAMPLE TO CREATE A VACUUM
    THEN WE FILL THAT VACUUM
    AS POPULAR WAR ADVANCES
    PEACE IS CLOSER" **
    
    I don't need your civil war
    It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
    Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
    In a human grocery store
    Ain't that fresh
    And I don't need your civil war
    I don't need your civil war
    I don't need your civil war
    Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
    In a human grocery store
    Ain't that fresh
    I don't need your civil war
    I don't need one more war
    
    I don't need one more war
    Whaz so civil 'bout war anyway
    
    *Strother Martin-from the film Cool Hand Luke
    **Peruvian Guerilla General
  3. 14 Years (4:17)
  4. 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
    14 years of silence
    It's been
    14 years of pain
    It's been
    14 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 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 dealer...
    Hangin' on your street
    I was the dog...they all tried to beat
    
    But it's been
    14 years of silence
    It's been
    14 years of pain
    It's been
    14 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 4 years of madness
    Sure put me straight
    Don't get back 14 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
  5. Yesterdays (3:13)
  6. Yesterday, There was so many things
    I was never told
    Now that I'm startin' to learn
    I feel I'm growing old
    
    'Cause yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Old pictures that I'll always see
    Some things could be better
    In my book of memories
    Prayers in my pocket
    And no hand in destiny
    I'll keep on movin' along
    With no time to plant my feet
    
    'Cause yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Old pictures that I'll always see
    Some things could be better
    If we'd all just let them be
    
    Yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Got nothin' for me
    
    Yesterday, There was so many things
    I was never shown
    Suddenly this time I found
    I'm on the streets and I'm all alone
    
    Yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Old pictures that I'll always see
    I ain't got time to reminisce old novelties
    
    Yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Yesterday's got nothin' for me
    Yesterday
    
    Yesterday
  7. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (5:36)
  8. Mama take this badge from me
    I can't use it anymore
    It's getting dark too dark to see
    Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
    
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    
    Mama put my guns in the ground
    I can't shoot them anymore
    That cold black cloud is comin' down
    Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
    
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    
    "YOU JUST BETTER START SNIFFIN' YOUR OWN RANK SUBJUGATION JACK 'CAUSE IT'S JUST
    YOU AGAINST YOUR TATTERED LIBIDO, THE BANK AND THE MORTICIAN, FOREVER MAN AND IT
    WOULDN'T BE LUCK IF YOU COULD GET OUT OF LIFE ALIVE"
    
    Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
    (repeated several times)
  9. Get in the Ring (5:29)
  10. Why do you look at me when you hate me
    Why should I look at you when you make me hate you to
    I sense a smell of retribution in the air
    I don't even understand why the fuck you even care
    And I don't need your jealousy yeah
    Why drag me down in your misery
    And when you stare don't you think I feel it
    But I'm gonna deal it back to you in spades
    When I'm havin' fun ya know I can't conceal it
    'Cause I know you'd never cut it in my game- Oh no
    And when you're talkin' about a vasectomy- Yeah
    I'll be writin' down your obituary-
    HISTORY
    
    You got your bitches with
     the silicone injections
    Crystal meth and yeast infections
    Bleached blond hair,
    Collagen lip projections
    Who are you to criticize my intentions
    Got your subtle manipulative devices
    Just like you I got my vices
    I got a thought that would be nice
    I'd like to crush your head tight in my vice- PAIN!!
    
    And that goes for all you punks in the press
    That want to start shit by printin' lies instead of the things we said
    That means you
    Andy Secher at Hit Parader
    Circus Magazine
    Mick Wall at Kerrang
    Bob Guccione Jr. at Spin,
    What you pissed off cuz your dad gets more pussy than you?
    Fuck you
    Suck my fuckin' dick
    
    You be rippin' off the fuckin' kids
    While they be payin' their hard earned money to read about the bands
    They want to know about
    Printin' lies startin' controversy
    You wanta antagonize me
    Antagonize me motherfucker
    Get in the ring motherfucker
    And I'll kick your bitchy little ass
    PUNK
    
    I don't like you, I just hate you
    I gonna kick your ass,
    Oh yeah! Ohyeah!
    
    You may not like our integrity yeah
    We built a world out of anarchy
    Oh yeah!
    
    AND IN THIS CORNER WEIGHING IN AT 850 POUNDS- GUNS N' ROSES
    
    Get in the ring
    Yeah
    
    Yeah this song is dedicated to
    All the Guns n'fuckin' Roses fans
    Who stuck with us through all the Fucking shit
    And to all those opposed...
    Hmm...well
  11. Shotgun Blues (3:23)
  12. I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    I said I don't know what I did
    But I know I gotta move
    I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    I can't wait here forever
    I got too much here to lose
    
    An now you're blowin' smoke
    I think you're one big joke
    Me...I gotta lot to learn
    An I'm still waitin' for the heads to turn
    You say I walk a line
    Fuck they move it every time
    You walk a mile in my shoes
    And then you tell me 'bout singin' the blues
    You get what you pay for
    An freedom's real high priced
    An while your rippin' off children
    Somebody's fuckin' your wife
    It's never made a difference
    It's only how you survive
    
    I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    I said I don't know what I did
    But I know I gotta move
    I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    I can't wait here forever
    I got too much here to lose
    An now you ask me why
    I said it's do or die
    I'll stick it right in your face
    And then I'll put you in your motherfuckin' place
    And you...you can suck my ass
    An I think it's so low class
    Me...I'm just so concerned
    I'm still waitin' for your ass to burn
    Ooooh you want a confrontation
    I'll give you every fuckin' chance
    With your verbal masturbation
    Me...I just like to dance
    How's that for provocation
    I'm just makin' a stance
    An I'm tired of the frustration
    Of livin' inside of your lies
    And I'm wired on indignation
    I said somebody's got to die
    
    I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    I said I don't know what I did
    But I know I gotta move
    I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    I can't stay here forever
    I got too much here to lose
    I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    Listen motherfucker
    You're about to pay your dues
    I got the shotgun blues
    Shotgun blues
    If you're goin' up against me
    Then you know you're gonna lose
    I know
    I know (there's ways- that we- can find)
    I know
    I know
    
    You think anyone with an I.Q. over 15
    Would believe your shit...fuckhead
    Nothin' but a fuckin' pussy
  13. Breakdown (6:58)
  14. We all come in from the cold
    We come down from the wire
    An everybody warms themselves
    to a different fire
    When sometimes we get burned
    You'd think sometime we'd learn
    The one you love is the one
    That should take you higher
    You ain't got no one
    You better go back out and find her
    
    Just like children hidin' in a closet
    Can't tell what's goin' on outside
    Sometimes we're so far off the beaten track
    We'll get taken for a ride
    By a parlor trick or some words of wit
    A hidden hand up a sleeve
    To think the one you love
    could hurt you now
    Is a little hard to believe
    But everybody darlin' sometimes
    Bites the hand that feeds
    
    When I look around
    Everybody always brings me down
    Well is it them or me
    Well I just can't see
    But there ain't no peace to found
    But if someone really cared
    Well they'd take the time to spare
    A moment to try and understand
    Another one's despair
    Remember in this game we call life
    That no one said it's fair
    
    BREAKDOWN
    Let me hear it now
    BREAKDOWN
    let me hear it now
    Yeah
    BREAKDOWN
    Let me hear it now
    BREAKDOWN
    let me hear it now
    Get down with yo' bad self
    Alright
    
    I've come to know the cold
    I think of it as home
    When there ain't enough of me
    To go around
    I'd rather be left alone
    But if I call you out of habit
    I'm out of love and I gotta have it
    Would you give it to me
    If I fit you needs
    Like when we both knew we had it
    But now the damage's done
    And we're back out on the run
    Fun how ev'rything was Roses
    When we held on to the Guns
    Just because you're winnin'
    Don't mean you're the lucky ones
    
    BREAKDOWN
    Let me hear it now
    BREAKDOWN
    Yeah
    BREAKDOWN
    BREAKDOWN
    let me hear it now
    
    "There goes the challenger being chased
    By the blue blue meanies on wheels
    The vicious traffic squad cars are
    After our lone driver
    The last American hero
    The-the electric sintar
    The demi-god,
    The super driver of the golden west!
    Two nasty Nazi cars are close behind
    The beautiful lone driver
    The police cars are getting closer-closer...
    Closer to our soul hero in his soul mobile- Yeah baby!
    They about to strike, They gonna get him, SMASH! RAPE!
    The last beautiful free soul on this planet
    
    But...it is writen if the Evil Spirit
    Arms the Tiger with claws
    Brahman provided wings for the Dove
    Thus spake the Super Guru" *
    "Did you hear that"
    
    * Cleavon Little-from the film Vanishing Point -as recited by Axl
  15. Pretty Tied Up (4:46)
  16. I know this chick she lives down on Melrose
    She ain't satisfied without some pain
    Friday night is goin' up inside her...again
    Well crack the whip
    'Cause that bitch is just insane
    I'm serious
    
    She's pretty tied up
    Hangin' upside down
    She's pretty tied up
    An you can ride her
    She's pretty tied up
    Hangin' upside down
    I can't tell you she's the right one
    Oh no,oh no,oh no
    Once there was this rock n' roll band rollin' on the streets
    Time went by and it became a joke
    We just needed more and more fulfilling- Uh-huh
    Time went by and it all went up in smoke
    But check it out
    
    She's pretty tied up
    Hangin' upside down
    She's pretty tied up
    An you can ride her
    She's pretty tied up
    Hangin' upside down
    Ohh I can't tell you she's the
    right one
    Oh no,oh no,oh no
    Once you made that money it costs more now
    It might cost a lot more than you'd think
    I just found a million dollars
    That someone forgot
    It's days like this that push me o'er the brinks
    Cool and stressing
    (pronounced:Kool ranch dres'ing)
    
    She's pretty tied up
    Hangin' upside down
    She's pretty tied up
    An you can ride her
    She's pretty tied up
    Hangin' upside down
    And I can't tell you she's the
    right one
    Oh she's the right one...(etc.)
    
    (But I can tell you a thing or two
    'Bout somethin' else
    If you really wanna know-Know what
    I'm sayin')
  17. Locomotive (8:42)
  18. Gonna find a way to cure this loneliness
    Yeah I'll find a way to cure the pain
    If I said that you're my friend
    And our love would never end
    How long before I had your trust again
    I opened up the doors when it was cold outside
    Hopin' that you'd find your own way in
    But how can I protect you
    Or try not to neglect you
    When you won't take the love I have to give
    I bought me an illusion
    An I put it on the wall
    I let it fill my head with dreams
    And I had to have them all
    But oh the taste is never so sweet
    As what you'd believe it is-
    Well I guess it never is
    It's these prejudiced illusions
    That pump the blood
    To the heart of the biz
    
    You know I never thought
    That it could take so long
    You know I never knew how to be strong
    Yeah, I let you shape me
    But I feel as though you raped me
    'Cause you climbed inside my world
    And in my songs
    So now I've closed the door
    To keep the cold outside
    Seems somehow I've found the will to live
    But how can I forget you
    Or try not to reject you
    When we both know it takes time to forgive
    
    Sweetness is a virtue
    And you lost your virtue long ago
    You know I'd like to hurt you
    But my conscience always tells me no
    You could sell your body on the street
    To anyone whom you might meet
    Who'd love to try and get inside
    And bust your innocence open wide
    
    'Cause my baby's got a locomotive
    My baby's gone off the track
    My baby's got a locomotive
    Got ta peel the bitch off my back
    I know it looks like I'm insane
    Take a closer look I'm not to blame
    No
    
    Gonna have some fun with my frustration
    Gonna watch the big screen in my head
    I'd rather take a detour
    'Cause this road ain't gettin' clearer
    Your train of thought has cut me off again
    Better tame that boy 'cause he's a wild one
    Better tame that boy for he's a man
    Sweetheart don't make me laugh
    You's gettin' too big for your pants
    And I's think maybe you should
    Cut out while you can
    You can use you illusion-
    Let it take you where it may
    We live and learn
    And then sometimes it's best to walk away
    Me I'm just here hangin' on
    It's my only place to stay at least
    For now anyway
    I've worked too hard for my illusions
    Just to throw them all away
    
    I'm taking time for quiet consolation
    In passing by this love that's passed away
    I know it's never easy-
    So why should you believe me
    When I've always got so many things to say
    Calling off the dogs a simple choice is made
    'Cause playful hearts
    Can sometimes be enraged
    You know I tried to wake you-
    I mean how long could it take you
    To open up your eyes and turn the page
    
    Kindness is a treasure-
    And it's one towards me you've seldom shown
    So I'll say it for good measure
    To all the ones like you I've known
    Ya know I'd like to shave your head
    And all my friends could
    paint it red
    'Cause love to me's a two way street
    An all I really want is peace
    
    But my baby's got a locomotive
    My baby's gone off the track
    My baby's got a locomotive
    Got ta peel the bitch off my back
    I know it looks like I'm insane
    Take a closer look I'm not to blame
    No
    
    Affection is a blessing
    Can you find it in your sordid heart
    I tried to keep this thing
    ta-gether
    But the tremor tore my pad apart
    Yeah I know it's hard to face
    When all we've worked for's gone to waste
    But you're such a stupid woman
    And I'm such a stupid man
    But love like time's got its own plans
    
    'Cause my baby's got a locomotive
    My baby's gone off the track
    My baby's got a locomotive
    Got ta peel the bitch off my back
    I know it looks like I'm insane
    Take a closer look I'm not to blame
    Yeah
    If love is blind I guess
    I'll buy myself a cane
    
    LOVE'S SO STRANGE
  19. So Fine (4:09)
  20. How could she look so fine
    How could it be she might be mine
    How could she be so cool
    I've been taken for a fool
    So many times
    It's a story of a man
    Who works as hard as he can
    Just to be a man
    who stands on his own
    But the book always burns
    As the story takes it turn
    An leaves a broken man
    How could she be so cool
    How could she be so fine
    I owe a favor to a friend
    My friends they always come through for me- Yeah
    It's a story of a man
    Who works as hard as he can
    Just to be a man
    who stands on his own
    But the book always burns
    As the story takes it turn
    An leaves a broken man
    If you could only live my life
    You could see the difference you make to me- To me
    I'd look right up at night
    And all I'd see was darkness
    Now I see the stars alright
    I wanna reach right up and grab one for you
    When the lights went down in your house
    Yeah that made me happy
    The sweat I make for you
    Yeah...I think you know where that comes from
    
    Well I'd look right up at night
    And all I'd see was darkness
    Now I see the stars alright
    I wanna reach right up and grab one for you
    When the lights went down in your house
    Yeah that made me happy
    The sweat I make for you
    I think you know where that comes from
    
    How could she look so good(So good)
    How could she be so fine
    How could she be so cool
    How could it be she might be mine
  21. Estranged (9:20)
  22. When you're talkin to yourself
    And nobody's home
    You can fool yourself
    You came in this world alone
    (Alone)
    
    So nobody ever told you baby
    How it was gonna be
    So what'll happen to you baby
    Guess we'll have to wait and see
    ONE, TWO
    
    Old at heart but I'm only 28
    And I'm much too young
    To let love break my heart
    Young at heart but it's getting much too late
    To find ourselves so far apart
    
    I don't know how you're s'posed
    To find me lately
    An what more could tou ask from me
    How could you say that I never needed you
    When you took everything
    Said you took everything from me
    
    Young at heart an it gets so hard to wait
    When no one  I know can seem to help me now
    Old at heart but I musn't hesitate
    If I'm to find my own way out
    
    Still talkin' to myself
    and nobody's home
    (Alone)
    
    So nobody ever told us baby
    How it was gonna be
    So what'll happen to us baby
    Guess we'll have to wait and see
    
    When I find out all the reasons
    Maybe I'll find another way
    Find another day
    With all the changing seasons of my life
    Maybe I'll get it right next time
    An now that you've been broken down
    Got your head out of the clouds
    You're back down on the ground
    And you don't talk so loud
    An you don't walk so proud
    Any more, and what for
    
    Well I jumped into the river
    Too many times to make it home
    I'm out here on my own, an drifting all alone
    If it doesn't show give it time
    To read between the lines
    'Cause I see the storm getting closer
    And the waves they get so high
    Seems everything We've ever known's here
    Why must it drift away and die
    
    I'll never find anyone to replace you
    Guess I'll have to make it thru, this time- Oh this time
    Without you
    
    I knew the storm was getting closer
    And all my friends said I was high
    But everything we've ever known's here
    I never wanted it to die
  23. You Could Be Mine (5:48)
  24. I'm a cold heartbreaker
    Fit ta burn and I'll rip
    your heart in two
    An I'll leave you lyin' on the bed
    I'll be out the door before ya wake
    It's nuthin' new ta you
    'Cause I think we've seen that movie too
    
    'Cause you could be mine
    But you're way out of line
    With your bitch slap rappin'
    And your cocaine tongue
    You get nuthin' done
    I said you could be mine
    
    Now holidays come and then they go
    It's nothin' new today
    Collect another memory
    When I come home late at night
    Don't ask me where I've been
    Just count your stars
    I'm home again
    
    'Cause you could be mine
    But you're way out of line
    With your bitch slap rappin'
    And your cocaine tongue
    You get nuthin' done
    I said you could be mine
    
    You've gone sketchin' too many times
    Why don't ya give it a rest
    Why
    Must you find
    Another reason to cry
    
    While you're breakin' down my back n' I been rackin' out my brain
    It don't matter how we make it
    'Cause it always ends the same
    You can push it for more mileage
    But your flaps r' wearin' thin
    And I could sleep on it 'til mornin'
    But this nightmare never ends
    Don't forget to call my lawyers
    With ridiculous demands
    An you can take the pity so far
    But it's more than I can stand
    'Cause this couchtrip's gettin' older
    Tell me how long has it been
    'Cause 5 years is forever
    An you haven't grown up yet
    
    You could be mine
    But you're way out of line
    With your bitch slap rappin'
    And your cocaine tongue
    You get nuthin' done
    I said you could be mine
    You should be
    You could be mine
    
    Yeah!
  25. Don't Cry (4:42)
  26. If we could see tomorrow
    What of your plans
    No one can live in sorrow
    Ask all your friends
    Times that you took in stride
    They're back in demand
    I was the one who's washing
    Blood off your hands
    
    Don't you cry tonight
    I still love you baby
    Don't you cry tonight
    Don't you cry tonight
    There's a heaven above you baby
    And don't you cry tonight
    
    I know the things you wanted
    They're not what you have
    With all the people talkin'
    It's drivin' you mad
    If I was standin' by you
    How would you feel
    Knowing your love's decided
    And all love is real
    
    An don't you cry tonight
    Don't you cry tonight
    Don't you cry tonight
    There's a heaven above you baby
    And don't you cry tonight
    
    I thought I could live in your world
    As years all went by
    With all the voices I've heard
    Something has died
    And when you're in need of someone
    My heart won't deny you
    So many seem so lonely
    With no one left to cry to baby
    
    An don't you cry tonight
    An don't you cry tonight
    An don't you cry tonight
    There's a heaven above you baby
    And don't you cry
    Don't you ever cry
    Don't you cry tonight
    Baby maybe someday
    Don't you cry
    Don't you ever cry
    Don't you cry
    Tonight
  27. My World (1:22)
  28. It's a sociopsychotic state of bliss
    You've been delayed in the real world
    How many times have you hit and missed?
    You cat-scan shows disfiguration
    I wanna laugh myself to death
    With a misfired synapse
    with a bent configuration
    I'll hold the line while you gasp for breath
    You wanna talk to me
    So talk to me
    You wanna talk to me (7 times)
    You can't talk to me
    You don't understand your sex
    You ain't been mindfucked yet
    Let's do it (3 times)
    Oh my distorted smile
    
    Guess what I'm doing now