All the love in the world couldn’t save you
All the innocence inside
You know I tried so hard to make you
Ooooh, 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 wanna be you
Ooh, now there's a hell I can’t describe

So now I wander through my days
And try to find my ways
To the feelings that I've 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 thats 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 we 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
Was only memories


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  • +1
    General CommentThis is probably not about axl himself; and yet somehow it seems to fit (on a certain level).

    Can you imagine being a product / image that was created so long ago in another part of your life ... which is now all that can be seen (which is intended when creating a "product / image"). Stuck in those shadows of who you were. Something that seemed cool and awesome at the time. Yet an older and wiser version of yourself can see it better for what it is / was.
    crystalkon December 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSlight possibility the song may be about someone who has an abortion against his wishes. It fits the lyrics whether correct or not.

    "All the innocence inside"

    "You know I tried so hard to make you
    To make you change your mind"

    What I thought was beautiful
    Don't live inside of you anymore

    "What this means to me
    Is more than I know you believe"
    this last bit could be about how the female sees it as her decision only etc.

    It could also be about someone who becomes some sort of addict and leaves themselves behind.

    Whatever meaning it is clear there was a relationship where once the author adored the person but no longer does and sees them as changed.
    blindjusticeon June 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song..
    thebluesgnron January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. On par with "Old" GN'Rs' best.
    themovieaddicton December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter it, Axl starts talking about the internet and calls it 'a handy tool'. True.
    ForThoseAboutToRockon January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA break up. Your partener now seems cold and cruel to you for what he/she did...

    ...I love this track....
    Popcorn_adleron March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    Monkeywrench74on June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely a break up. And though some lines may indicate she's cold and cruel, it also seems by most of the rest of the lines that he still loves her and he cannot get her off his mind. Great song, but also sad.
    tempuseron June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. best song from new gnr.
    spooner113on June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, a brilliant piece of songwriting from Axl.
    _Godbe_on January 13, 2008   Link

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