"My Michelle" as written by W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler....
Your daddy works in porno
Now that mommy's not around
She used to love her heroin
But now she's underground
So you stay out late at night
And you do your dope for free
Drivin' your friends crazy
With your life's insanity

Well, well, well you just can't tell
Well, well, well my Michelle

Sowin' all your wild oats
In another's luxuries
Yesterday was Tuesday
Maybe Thursday you can sleep
But school starts much too early
And this hotel wasn't free
So party till your connection call
Honey I'll return the key

Well, well, well you just can't tell
Well, well, well my Michelle
Well, well, well you never can tell
Well, well, well my Michelle


Everyone needs love
You know that it's true
Someday you'll find someone
That'll fall in love with you
But oh the time it takes
When you're all alone
Someday you'll find someone
That you can call your own
But till then ya better

Now you're clean
And so discreet
I won't say a word
But most of all this song is true
Case you haven't heard
So c'mon and stop your cryin'
'Cause we both know money burns
Honey don't stop tryin'
An you'll get what you deserve

Well, well, well you just can't tell
Well, well, well my Michelle
Well, well, well you never can tell
Well, well, well my Michelle


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"My Michelle" as written by (usa 2) Slash Duff Mc Kagan

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commenta song with my name in it. cool song
    bibaon December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdude it is definitely Michelle with two L's :)
    suckerforguitaristson May 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes!!!! it is, its michelle!!!!! i was thinking the same thing. this is a good song, not their best, but its up there. from one of the best cd's ever of course.
    gnr-acdc-eagleson May 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song was written for a friend of Axl's and it isn't demeaning her lifestyle but giving her hope that her life will improve even though she came from a bad background. It shows unconditional friendship and hope for the future...
    michellew2kon October 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit says in one of the more recent issues of Rolling Stone that michelle was a friend of axl's, and they were sitting in the car listening to 'your song' but elton john. michelle mentioned she would love to have a song written about her and 'my michelle' was born
    radialon October 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout a girl named Michelle that used to know the band, she was a whore.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song. its on of my favorite songs by GnR. one of the first songs i remember hearing from them when i was a little ass kid. my friends older brother used to listen Appetite all the time when i was at their house.
    agginymon January 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is in my ll time top 5
    a great description of a american drug addict spiralling down in life
    BeastWithinon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song was written for a girl axl and slash new who was pretty damn wild & dysfunctional
    rocketqueenzon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anyone else noticed the lyrics :

    She used to love her heroin
    But now she's underground

    and how they sound very much like a velvet underground or even nico reference? maybe it's just a coincidence but the first time i heard those lyrics that's immediately what came to mind!
    mrs-mojo-risinon October 20, 2004   Link

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