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i'm interested in songs that members wrote about their time in the band, that at some point have been in GNR. can we get a whole list?

i know about:

Snakepit: What do you wanna be, beggars & hangers on

Bumble: living the dream, never again

 

what else?

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It's not really from someone in the band, but apparently the Skid Row song "Wasted Time" is about Adler's heroin addiction. 

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1 minute ago, RussTCB said:

I've always been certain King Nothing by Metallica is about Axl. 

that's was a tough one!

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To me Duff McKagan's entire Believe in Me album is about his time in GN'R. The way it sounds pretty much depicts his good and sad times in the band as described in his book "It's So Easy and Other Lies". Not sure how lyric-wise it helps.

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36 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I've always been certain King Nothing by Metallica is about Axl. 

Good song. Haven’t heard it in ages. I think Load is one of their best albums, though I know I’m in the minority on that

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4 minutes ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Wanna hear something controversial?

 

I enjoyed St.Anger

I don’t mind hearing St. Anger songs live just the studio versions with Lars smacking a trash can lid can go f themselves 

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8 minutes ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Wanna hear something controversial?

 

I enjoyed St.Anger

Thought I was alone on that 😂

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2 hours ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Wanna hear something controversial?

 

I enjoyed St.Anger

Ewwwwww

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6 minutes ago, axlweave said:

I always thought Metallica’s memory remains was about Axl

I think that was confirmed by Metallica? 

King Nothing is about Axl as well,  probably.

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2 minutes ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Ozzy Actually wrote the lyrics

yeah. Written from Slash's perspective about Axl. 

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26 minutes ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Ozzy Actually wrote the lyrics

"A loaded gun jammed by a rose"

That isn't about Axl? :lol:

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We'll never know what a certain song is really about, unless the author points it out specifically, which rearly happens. Music is generally up for interpretation.

For me, Duff's "Who's to blame" sounds like something that might be about "the band", not any individual member in particular, but it might just as well be about something else entirely (like fame for example).

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18 minutes ago, -W.A.R- said:

"A loaded gun jammed by a rose"

That isn't about Axl? :lol:

yes it is. See below

45 minutes ago, History2010 said:

yeah. Written from Slash's perspective about Axl. 

"Slash sent me the music of it and I worked on the melody and some lyrics for him and what I did with the lyrics, I thought, what's always gotten me about the GUNS N' ROSES guys and I say to Slash all the time, 'Do you realize what you guys did? You'll never understand. You guys could've been the next ROLLING STONES, the next superband,'" Ozzy said. "And what I wrote in the song, 'Crucify The Dead', is if I were Slash, what I would send in a message to Axl.

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5 hours ago, Trin9498 said:

Good song. Haven’t heard it in ages. I think Load is one of their best albums, though I know I’m in the minority on that

I got a couple of "laughing" votes on my post, which is odd. I wasn't making a joke lol. It seems very obvious to me that King Nothing is about Axl. 

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Posted (edited)

I don't think the lyrics of Beggars and Hangers On are related to GnR, because it was Eric Dover's "tryout" song. Dover wrote lyrics for Beggars, sent the demo to Slash, Slash liked it and hired him - this is what they were saying in interviews of the time, at least.

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1 hour ago, -W.A.R- said:

"A loaded gun jammed by a rose"

That isn't about Axl? :lol:

Didn't say it wasn't

 

Just stated the fact Ozzy wrote the lyrics.

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