"Rocket Queen" as written by W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler....
If I say I don't need anyone
I can say these things to you
'Cause I can turn on anyone
Just like I've turned on you
I've got a tongue like a razor
A sweet switchblade knife
And I can do you favors
But then you'll do whatever I like

Here I am
And you're a Rocket Queen
I might be a little young
But honey I ain't naive
Here I am
And you're a Rocket Queen oh yeah
I might be too much
But honey you're a bit obscene

I've seen everything imaginable
Pass before these eyes
I've had everything that's tangible
Honey you'd be surprised
I'm a sexual innuendo
In this burned out paradise
If you turn me on to anything
You better turn me on tonight

Here I am
And you're a Rocket Queen
I might be a little young
But honey I ain't naive
Here I am
And you're a Rocket Queen oh yeah
I might be too much
But honey you're a bit obscene

I see you standin'
Standin' on your own
It's such a lonely place for you
For you to be
If you need a shoulder
Or if you need a friend
I'll be here standing
Until the bitter end
No one needs the sorrow
No one needs the pain
I hate to see you
Walking out there
Out in the rain
So don't chastise me
Or think I, I mean you harm
Of those that take you
Leave you strung out
Much too far
Baby-yeah

Don't ever leave me
Say you'll always be there
All I ever wanted
Was for you
To know that I care


Lyrics submitted by mike

"Rocket Queen" as written by Izzy Stradlin (usa 2) Slash

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  • +6
    General Commentfor me, the last 2:50 of this song is quite possibly the most perfect moment in rock music history.
    gamelanon February 02, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentRose brought a woman named Adriana Smith, who was drummer Adler's girlfriend at the time, to the studio and had sex with her so that the sounds that Smith made could be recorded and put over the bridge of the song. Steve Thompson, an engineer of the album, said:

    "Axl wanted some pornographic sounds on Rocket Queen, so he brought a girl in and they had sex in the studio. We wound up recording about 30 minutes of sex noises. If you listen to the break on Rocket Queen it's in there."
    Crossbusteron August 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song just roxx!!! There are the sexual sounds of Axl in the middle of the song. I mean, that guitar thing in the beginning if the song is already exciting, it's so "dirty", I don't know. That's the way I feel when it starts. The beginning is kinda dirty, but in the end it is so romantic. I hear it evryday! GNFR Fuckin' Roxx!!!
    Kizy GNFRFukinRoxxon June 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment^^^are you kidding me?

    You are completely talking out of your ass, That is NOT slash and axl having sex.
    read the "thank yous" in the Appetite For Destruction booklet

    It thanks Barbie (rocket queen) Von Grief

    yeah, stop lying to gullable people tannie
    GNR1234on April 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*Fan illegally records Axl on tape*
    *Axl Fights him but security gaurds get him away from the fan*
    WELL, THANKS TO THE LAME-ASS SECURITY I'M GOING HOME!!!
    Tailsfan2009on July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the ending to this...s'lush.
    Brilliant song.
    BeastWithinon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant ending to this lush song.
    Luv listening to it.
    BeastWithinon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe sounds in the middle aren't Axl. Legend has it Axl brought a whore into the studio while recording.
    Thunderbolton December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i heard that slash was actually having sex in the studio with a whore and they recorded it!

    Anyway back to the task at hand and bigging up this awesome track! Definitely my favourite on Appetite for destruction!
    Bushyon January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^ During recording you don't have to record everything at once... you can record things seperately and put them in. They could've edited the girl's moans and put them in at the right time.
    jopkins_the_monkeyon April 14, 2005   Link

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