"Nightrain" as written by W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler....
Loaded like a freight train
Flyin like an airplane
Feelin like a space brain
One more time tonight
Well I'm a west coast struttin'
One bad mother
Got a rattlesnake suitcase
Under my arm
Said I'm a mean machine
Been drinkin' gasoline
And honey you can make my motor hum
I got one chance left
In a nine live cat
I got a dog eat dog sly smile
I got a Molotov cocktail
With a match to go
I smoke my cigarette with style
An I can tell you honey
You can make my money tonight

Wake up late
Honey put on your clothes
Take your credit card
To the liquor store
That's one for you and
Two for me by tonight
I'll be loaded like a freight train
Flyin' like an aeroplane
Feelin' like a space brain
One more time tonight

I'm on the nightrain
Bottoms up
I'm on the nightrain
Fill my cup
I'm on the nightrain
Ready to crash and burn
I never learn
I'm on the nightrain
I love that stuff
I'm on the nightrain
I can never get enough
I'm on the nightrain
Never to return-no

Loaded like a freight train
Flyin' like an aeroplane
Speedin' like a space brain
One more time tonight
I'm on the nightrain
And I'm lookin' for some
I'm on the nightrain
So's I can leave this slum
I'm on the nightrain
And I'm ready to crash and burn

Nightrain
Bottoms up
I'm on the nightrain
Fill my cup
I'm on the nightrain
Whoa yeah
I'm on the nightrain
Love that stuff
I'm on the nightrain
An I can never get enough
Ridin' the nightrain
I guess I
I guess, I guess, I guess
I never learn
On the nightrain
Float me home
Ooh I'm on the nightrain
Ridin' the nightrain
Never to return
Nightrain


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by ufhsiufhsuifw

"Nightrain" as written by Izzy Stradlin (usa 2) Slash

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General CommentNO NO NO NO!!! NIGHTRAIN! If you remember...It used to be a rippel wine homeless drunks used to drink! GNR could only afford it in the beginning! DUH!
    Popcorn_adleron May 04, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnight train IS a liquor, good stuff...it's about just gettin hammered and not giving a fuck driving drunk and ready to die CRASH & BURN... CHEERS!
    ledzepon September 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's obviously about being drunk and the nightrain is the comparison for being drunk compared to being 'normal'.
    jookiliciouson July 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionOne of my absolute favorites with Guns N' Roses, hits the spot on a lazy Sunday!
    TheSupervisoron July 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat great song, brilliant , best drinking song ever by far, brilliant metaphor
    slickvicon May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe were living in the Gardener Street studio, where we had one little box of a room. We had no money but we could dig up a buck to go down to this liquor store. It happened to have this great wine called Nightrain that would fuck you up for a dollar. Five dollars and you'd be gone. We lived off this stuff.

    Duff - Hit Parader March 1988
    gmf_19on November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReady to crash and burn, I'll never learn

    I can relate to that part. GNR is so good at putting down on paper what I want to say, but don't have the writing skills to. *salutes*
    MistyMadnesson December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me drive fast.
    Necronicon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlong withgetting hammered, i think the songs about the singer with a prostitute.
    'i can tell you hunny you can make my money tonight',
    'you can make my motor hum'
    'botoms up'

    i allways play this song on friday nights, cuz i have a shitty ass week, and i kno at night im just gunna get tanked and like do everyting 'bad' to have a good time
    afireinside9on February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it. lol
    temptationon April 05, 2005   Link

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