"Mr. Brownstone" as written by W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler....
I get up around seven
Get outta bed around nine
And I don't worry about nothin' no
Cause worryin's a waste of my, time

The show usually starts around seven
We go on stage at nine
Get on the bus at eleven
Sippin' a drink and feelin' fine

We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't' leave me alone

I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before

We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't leave me alone

Now I get up around whenever
I used ta get up on time
But that old man he's a real muthafucker
Gonna kick him on down the line


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"Mr. Brownstone" as written by Izzy Stradlin (usa 2) Slash

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    General CommentActually, you all are fairly off. This song has nothing to do with Axl. The band had already clarified the meaning for this song. "Slash relates that the song was written by him and Izzy Stradlin while they were at Izzy and his girlfriend Desi's apartment. He states that they were sitting around, complaining about being heroin addicts, when they started improvising lyrics and music ("Brownstone" is a slang term for heroin). When they had the lyrics all together, they wrote it down on the back of a grocery bag and brought it to Axl. Slash says the lyrics describe a typical day in the life of Slash and Izzy."
    noobcoreon August 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBrownstone may be heroin, or any drug any way somehow. At first you do a little, these are the first dances but the little wouldnt do so you do more and more, and around this time of his life, having shows, waking early and dancing more and more with mr brownstone, it seems like axl(or whoever wrote it) wants to quit that drug, -gonna kick him off the line!-

    PeaceInMeon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes it is most definatly about heroin, heroin comes very often in a brown clump, thus brownstone, also it is very addictive let me tell u
    slickvicon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, I ment heroin not cocaine.
    Omega6_Viruson September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHEROIN...thank you omega6,
    used to do a lttle now a little won't do
    tryin to get a little better (higher) than before
    he won't leave me alone (addiction)
    ledzepon September 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes it is most definatly about heroin, heroin comes very often in a brown clump, thus brownstone, also it is very addictive let me tell u
    slickvicon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes it is definatly about heroin,axel is one of the biggest heroin addicts on the planet, in fact i give him madd props for still being alive after all the heroin he has done, also heroin very often times comes in a brown clump, thus brownstone, and also it is very addicting another thing talked about in the song, please do not put a post that is not true , master of puppets, and omega.
    slickvicon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSlickVic, how are my posts and MOP's posts not true?
    Omega6_Viruson April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAs much as i love Axl, sumone should shoot him now for his own good :P Hav u heard the new line up live??....shows wot heroin does to u kids.
    Least he'd go out in true rock nd roll style :D
    BeastWithinon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAs much as i love Axl, sumone should shoot him now for his own good :P Hav u heard the new line up live??....shows wot heroin does to u kids.
    Least he'd go out in true rock nd roll style :D
    BeastWithinon April 21, 2003   Link

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