Chinese Democracy Album Lyrics by Guns N' Roses


Guns N' Roses Lyrics

Chinese Democracy Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Chinese Democracy

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

If they were missionaries
Real time visionaries
Sitting in a Chinese stew
View my dis-infatu-ation

I know that I'm a classic case
Watch my disenchanted face
Blame it on the Falun Gong
They see the hand 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
More than you got to rule the nation
When all I got is precious time

It don't really matter
Yes I'll keep it to myself
No it don't really matter
It's time I look around for somebody else

'Cause it would take a lot more time than you
Have Got for masturbation
Even with your iron fist
More than you got to rule the nation

When all I got is precious time
More than you got to fool the nation
When all I got is precious time

It don't really matter
Guess you'll find out for yourself
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 enough they'll die
It's like a walk in the park from a cell

And now you're keeping your own kind in hell
When your great wall rocks blame yourself
While their arms reach up for your help
And you're out of time...

 

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Shackler's Revenge

I've got a funny feelin' there's something wrong today
I've got a funny feelin' 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
I don't believe there's a reason (I don't, I don't believe it)
I don't believe there's a reason (I sure, I don't believe it)

I've got a wicked demon here somehow 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

I don't believe there's a reason (I don't, I don't believe it)
I don't believe there's a reason (I sure, I don't believe it)
I don't believe there's a reason (I don't, I don't believe it)
I don't believe there's a reason (I sure, I don't believe it)
No one is stopping you from doing what you want to do
No one is stopping you now, stopping you now

I don't believe there's a reason (I don't, I don't believe it)
I don't believe there's a reason (I sure, I don't believe it)
I don't believe there's a reason (I don't, I don't believe it)
I don't believe there's a reason (I sure, I don't believe it)

 

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Better

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
Of a broken heart
To provide 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

All that I wanted was
I know you know you know better
You know I know you know better
Now you know me better

[Solo]

I never wanted you to be so full of anger,
I never wanted you to be somebody else
I never wanted you to be someone afraid to know themselves
I only wanted you to see things for yourself

All that I wanted was
Now I know you better
Now we all know better
All that I wanted was

[Solo]

If I were you
I'd manage to abhor the invitation
Of Promised love that can't keep up
With your adoration
Just use your head and in the end
You'll find your inspiration,
To choose your steps, I won't regret
This kind of aggravation

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

 

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Street Of Dreams (The Blues)

All the love in the world couldn't save you
All the innocence inside
You know I tried so hard to make you
To 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 its 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

Although its what you planned, this much is true, oh oh
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 we planned, this much is true, oh oh
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 was 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
Was only memories...

 

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If The World

If the world would end today
Then all the dreams we had would all just drift away
You know there's nothing more to say
If the world would end and our love slipped away

I never knew the way that you look at me would ever mean so much to me
But in my heart I've got the feelings that I've never shown and now they've got the best of me

If the world would end today
Then all the dreams we had would all just drift away
Know there's nothing more to say
If the world would end and our love slipped away

I never thought all the love I was looking for could ever be so close to me
You're the only one I have ever loved that has ever loved me and now you've got the best of me

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

If the world would end today
Then all the dreams we had would all just drift away
Know there's nothing more to say if the world would end and our love slipped away

 

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There Was A Time

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'd heard it all.

It was a long time for you, it was a long time for me,
It'd be a long time 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 to your next call
To those non-negotiations, (to simulate a call)
All the bad of learning evils and your ways around the laws
That keep you locked up sitting pretty, on a pedestal of men
And now you're sleeping like an angel, To any man who'd fit 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've got 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 it change a damn thing.
But there was a time.

[Solo]

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,
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,

[Solo]

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.

[Solo]

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

 

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Catcher In The Rye

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 see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun

The Catcher In The Rye again
Won't let you get away from him
It's just another day like today

You decide
Cause I don't have to
And then they'll find
And I won't ask you
At any time
Or long hereafter
If the cold outside's
As I'm imagining it to be

The Catcher In The Rye again
Won't let you 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 see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun

'Cause what used to be's not there for me
And ought to for someone
That belongs insane
Like I do

On an ordinary day
Not in an ordinary way
All at once the song I heard
No longer would it play
For anybody
Or anyone
That needed comfort from somebody
Needed comfort from someone
Who cared
To be
Not like you
Unlike me

And then the voices went away from me
Somehow you set the wheels in motion
That haunt our memories
You were the instrument
You were the one

How a body took a body
You gave that boy a gun
You took our innocence
Behind our stares
Sometimes the only thing we counted on
When no one else was there

 

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Scraped

Don't you try to 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

Some may convince you
No one can break through
I'm here to tell you
You're worth more than they tell you

Don't you try to 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
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 inconquerable

No one can make you
Do what they want to
You know you're stronger
Than the lies that they tell you

Don't you try to stop us now
I just refuse
Don't you try to stop us now
'Cause I just won't let you

Believe in yourself
No one can make you
Do what they want to
You know you're stronger

Than the lies that they tell you
Don't you try to stop us now
(I'd give anything to know)
I just refuse
(How you live with yourself)
Don't you try to stop us now
(I would have never made it so far)
'Cause I just won't let you
(All by myself)
Believe in yourself

 

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Riad N' The Bedouins

Riad and the bedouins
Had a plan and thought they'd win
But I don't give a f*ck 'bout them
Cause I ain't crazy

All, my salvation,
And all my frustrations
Caught in the lie
No one at home is well
Somewhere in time
Where only I could tell

Riad and the bedouins
Said that's a war that you can't win
But I have had enough of them
You can't blame me spent their time in desert winds

Nomads and barbarians
I wont bend my will to live
You aggravate me!

All my salvation
And all my frustrations
Caught in the lie
No one at home is well
Somewhere in time
Where only I could tell

Ooh, sweet salvation!
Like all, my frustrations
Caught up in lies
No one at home is well
Somewhere in time
Where only I could tell

Ooh, sweet salvation!
And all my frustrations
Caught up in lies
If you were at home as well
Somewhere in time
Then only I could tell

Riad and the bedouins
Had a plan and thought they'd win
Riad and the bedouins
Talked to god and thought they can

 

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Sorry

You like to hurt me
You know that you do
You like to think in some way
That it's me and not you
(But we know that isn't true)

You like to have me
Jump and be good
But I don't want to do it
You don't know why I don't 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 won't 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 won't let you win

You talk too much
You say I do
Difference is nobody cares about you

You've got all the answers
You know everything
Why nobody asked you
It's a mystery to me

I'm sorry for you
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
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe
You should believe
You don't know who you can trust now
Or you should believe

You close your eyes
All well and good
I'll kick you ass
Like I said that I would

You tell them stories
They'd rather believe
Use and confuse them
They're numb and naive
The truth is the truth hurts don't you agree
It's harder to live with the truth about you
Than to live with the lies about me

Nobody owes you
Not one god damn thing
You know where to put your
Just shut up and sing

I'm sorry for you
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
You chose to hurt those that love you
And not set them free
Not set them free
You chose to hurt those that love you
And not set them free

You don't need
Anybody else to be
Sorry for you
You've got no heart
You can't see
All that you've done for me
I know the reasons
You tear me apart

 

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I.R.S.

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

Wouldnt be the first time I've been WRONG
Wouldnt 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 thats 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....ooh....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

Ah ah Ah ah

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
Ooh, oh,
I'm Gonna call the President,
I'm gonna call a private Eye
Gonna get the IRS,
Gonna need myself the FBI.

Oooh, 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

 

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Madagascar

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 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... I

Forgive them that tear down my soul
And bless them that they might grow old
And free them so that they may know
That it's never too late

Oh the many times
What seem like a memory
I've searched and found the ways you use to lure me in
I've found the ways, oh why it had to be
Mired in denial, and so afraid

If we ever find it true
That we had the strength to choose
I'm free of all these chains
We held together

[Solo, quotes below]

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 down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
That I can't find my way back
My way anymore

[Quotes]

I'm gonna tell you a story (FBI Agent Monk (portrayed by Badja Djola), Chapter 35-A Razor Sharp Confession-1:40:06; Mississippi Burning, 1988; written by Chris Gerolmo)

What? (Road Prison 36 Captain (portrayed by Strother Martin), Cool Hand Luke, 1967; written by Donn Pearce)

How can a person grow up with all this around them? (Detective William Somerset (portrayed by Morgan Freeman), Chapter 19; Se7en, 1995; written by Andrew Kevin Walker)

Where does it come from? (FBI Agent Alan Ward (portrayed by Willem Dafoe), Chapter 6-'where does it come from, all this hatred?'-00:20:25; Mississippi Burning, 1988; written by Chris Gerolmo)

All this hatred? (FBI Agent Alan Ward (portrayed by Willem Dafoe), Chapter 6-'where does it come from, all this hatred?'-00:20:25; Mississippi Burning, 1988; written by Chris Gerolmo)

What we've got here is.. (Road Prison 36 Captain (portrayed by Strother Martin), Cool Hand Luke, 1967; written by Donn Pearce)

Fear! (Detective William Somerset (portrayed by Morgan Freeman), Chapter 19; Se7en, 1995; written by Andrew Kevin Walker)

Failure to communicate (Road Prison 36 Captain (portrayed by Strother Martin), Cool Hand Luke, 1967; written by Donn Pearce)

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.. (Private Eriksson (portrayed by Michael J. Fox), Casualties of War, 1989; written by Daniel Lang)

Hatred isn't somethin' you're born with (Mrs. Pell (portrayed by Frances McDormand); Chapter 29-Mrs. Pell Gives the Vital Information-- 1:29:22; Mississippi Burning, 1988; written by Chris Gerolmo)

It gets taught (Mrs. Pell (portrayed by Frances McDormand); Chapter 29-Mrs. Pell Gives the Vital Information-1:29:22; Mississippi Burning, 1988; written by Chris Gerolmo)

I felt this fear (Detective William Somerset (portrayed by Morgan Freeman), Chapter 19 Se7en, 1995; written by Andrew Kevin Walker)

Let's get something straight, alright? (Agent Rupert Anderson (portrayed by Gene Hackman), Chapter 27-- Ward and Anderson's Frustration -1:24:58; Mississippi Burning, 1988; written by Chris Gerolmo)

This whole thing was f*cked up (Agent Rupert Anderson (portrayed by Gene Hackman), Chapter 27-- Ward and Anderson's Frustration -1:24:58; Mississippi Burning, 1988; written by Chris Gerolmo)

All men betray. All lose heart! (The Leper / Robert the 16th Earl of Bruce (portrayed by Ian Bannen), speaking to his son, Robert the 17th Earl of Bruce in a scene concerning the betrayal Robert the 17th Earl of Bruce committed toward William Wallace; Chapter 15-Lands of Death-2:13:57; Braveheart, 1995; written by Randall Wallace)

I don't want to lose heart!...I want to believe (Robert the 17th Earl of Bruce, (portrayed by Angus McFadyen) responding to his father (The Leper / Robert the 16th Earl of Bruce)'s nonchalant attitude toward betrayal; Chapter 15-Lands of Death-2:14:02; Braveheart, 1995; written by Randall Wallace)

Stand up for righteousness! Stand up for justice! Stand up for truth! You got to call on that something That can make a way out of no way That power that can make a way out of now no way I tell ya I seen the lightning...I've heard the thunder roll! Sometimes... I feel discouraged Sometimes I feel discouraged He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone, no never alone, no never alone! Promised never to leave me! Never to leave me alone! above from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Why Jesus Called A Man A Fool, (Delivered at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, on 27 August 1967)

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!! (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have A Dream, (Delivered as the keynote speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963; written by Julian Bond)

 

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This I Love

All the love in the world couldn't save you
All the innocence inside
You know I tried so hard to make you
To 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 its 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

Although its what you planned, this much is true, oh oh
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 we planned, this much is true, oh oh
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 was 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
Was only memories...

 

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Prostitute

It seems like forever, and a day,
If my intentions, were 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 ending of you...
Why would they tell me to please go then laugh in my face,
When all of the reasons they dont ask all over themselves
To give way

Its not a question of whether my heart is true,

Streamlined, I had to pull through,
Look for, a new, beginning,
On you, oh, I've got a message for you,
A better way, its what I've got to 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 loved you
And then walked away?

Ooh, yea, who should I tell if not for the ones,
That you could not save, ooh, yea,

I told you when I found you if there was doubts
You should be careful and not afraid
Now they surround you n' all that amounts
To is love that you've crippled for fortune and fame!

If my affections are misunderstood and you,
Decide, im up, to no good dont ask, me to enjoy them,
Just for you

Ask yourself, what I would do
To prostitute myself,
To live with fortune and shame

Ooh, yea,
When you should have turned to the hearts of the ones
That you would not save, ooh, now,

I told you when I found you all that amounts to
Is love that you've crippled for fortune and fame!

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Writer: W. AXL ROSE, ROBIN FINCK, PAUL TOBIAS
Copyright: Lyrics © BUG MUSIC


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