"On With The Show" as written by Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil....
Frankie died just the other night
Some say it was suicide
But we know
How the story goes

With his six string knife
And his street wise pride
The boy was a man before his time
And she knew
All their dreams would come true

But ya see Frankie was fast
Too fast to know
He wouldn't go slow
Until his lethal dose
And she knows
He'll finally come too close

(Chorus)
Well on with the show
Going on with the show
Come on baby
No, no, no
Oh my, my, my...(repeat)

He was bad
He was never good
But one thing that he understood
And she knew
All those lies would come true

The time has come and
He's paid his dues
Suzy finally got the news
She always knew
This day would come soon

[Chorus: Repeat 2X]
He was stopped on a dime
With a switchblade knife
Some damn punk went and
Took Frankie's life
And she knew
She'd have to pull through

Broken down, with his broken dreams
With a wink of an eye
Said Suzy, listen to me
You must go
On with the show

Go on with the show
Going on with the show
Come on baby
No no no
Oh my my my my...(repeat)
Oh baby


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"On With the Show" as written by Vince Neil Nikki Sixx

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    General CommentFrankie was a cat that lived fast a died young. Now all his friends and relations are left without him but they must go on with the show.
    myhotelyearon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust a thought, but Nikki's birth name was Frank, maybe it's metaphors of leaving his past behind.
    Wyldechyldeon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentu'd be right wyldechylde
    RockAngel58on March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYah, you would. the songs about Nikki leaving his old liife behind. so he is called frankie in it. refering to his old name. A very symbolic song if you ask me. a very cool one aswell. one on my fave ever songs.
    ste300on April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is in Nikkis words from the book THE DIRT

    "what right did he have to say i was not his son when he never even been a father to me?... First, i likked frank Feranna JR. in a song "On with the show" writing, 'Frankie died just th e other night/sine say ut was suicide/but we all know/how the storey goes.' then i made it legal"

    This quote was taken from The Dirt confessions of the worlds most notorious rock band.

    That quote refers to Nikki trying to contact his dad and he did and his dad just hung up on him, so he said he didnt want to have that son of a bitches last name so he went ahead and changed it to nikki sixx after they made it some guy was on the TV in Pheonix i think (his name was nikki syxx, Nikki liked that so he decided to take it) and the guy said "this guy stole my name and is giving you the devil" bassicly this is about him changing his name and killing frankie.
    oldskoolpunker23on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthat likked was suposed to be killed.
    oldskoolpunker23on April 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentobvs, theres no real point in discussing motley crues songs coz its all in The Dirt
    minimacason December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentumm, not all of them.
    and this song is awesome.
    heartsixxon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's about my favourite bass player of all time's past being "destroyed". Nikki Sixx is the biggest fuckin legend ever. Of rock and metal legends, I'd rate him the 2nd most legendary, only after Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. Slash of GNR would come 3rd. Fuck yeah! The Crue forever!
    Slash Is Everythingon January 05, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI love the Crue, and I have seen them live twice. The first time I saw them was in 2005..and they played this one live. I was in a bad relationship, and really thinking about ending it...and this song to me is just about how a person has to go on with their life, and not let anything bother them.
    CKF929on December 06, 2012   Link

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