"The Blues" as written by and Izzy Stradlin (usa 2) Slash....
I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
I said I don't know what I did
But I know I gotta move
I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
I can't wait here forever
I got too much here to lose

An now you're blowin' smoke
I think you're one big joke
Me...I gotta lot to learn
An I'm still waitin' for the heads to turn
You say I walk a line
Fuck they move it every time
You walk a mile in my shoes
And then you tell me 'bout singin' the blues
You get what you pay for
An freedom's real high priced
An while your rippin' off children
Somebody's fuckin' your wife
It's never made a difference
It's only how you survive

I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
I said I don't know what I did
But I know I gotta move
I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
I can't wait here forever
I got too much here to lose
An now you ask me why
I said it's do or die
I'll stick it right in your face
And then I'll put you in your motherfuckin' place
And you...you can suck my ass
An I think it's so low class
Me...I'm just so concerned
I'm still waitin' for your ass to burn
Ooooh you want a confrontation
I'll give you every fuckin' chance
With your verbal masturbation
Me...I just like to dance
How's that for provocation
I'm just makin' a stance
An I'm tired of the frustration
Of livin' inside of your lies
And I'm wired on indignation
I said somebody's got to die

I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
I said I don't know what I did
But I know I gotta move
I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
I can't stay here forever
I got too much here to lose
I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
Listen motherfucker
You're about to pay your dues
I got the shotgun blues
Shotgun blues
If you're goin' up against me
Then you know you're gonna lose
I know
I know (there's ways- that we- can find)
I know
I know

You think anyone with an I.Q. over fifteen
Would believe your shit...fuckhead
Nothin' but a fuckin' pussy


Lyrics submitted by jaknudsen

"Shotgun Blues" as written by Izzy Stradlin (usa 2) Slash

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is probably not about axl himself; and yet somehow it seems to fit (on a certain level).

    Can you imagine being a product / image that was created so long ago in another part of your life ... which is now all that can be seen (which is intended when creating a "product / image"). Stuck in those shadows of who you were. Something that seemed cool and awesome at the time. Yet an older and wiser version of yourself can see it better for what it is / was.
    crystalkon December 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSlight possibility the song may be about someone who has an abortion against his wishes. It fits the lyrics whether correct or not.

    "All the innocence inside"

    "You know I tried so hard to make you
    To make you change your mind"

    What I thought was beautiful
    Don't live inside of you anymore

    "What this means to me
    Is more than I know you believe"
    this last bit could be about how the female sees it as her decision only etc.

    It could also be about someone who becomes some sort of addict and leaves themselves behind.

    Whatever meaning it is clear there was a relationship where once the author adored the person but no longer does and sees them as changed.
    blindjusticeon June 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song..
    thebluesgnron January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. On par with "Old" GN'Rs' best.
    themovieaddicton December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter it, Axl starts talking about the internet and calls it 'a handy tool'. True.
    ForThoseAboutToRockon January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA break up. Your partener now seems cold and cruel to you for what he/she did...

    ...I love this track....
    Popcorn_adleron March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    Monkeywrench74on June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely a break up. And though some lines may indicate she's cold and cruel, it also seems by most of the rest of the lines that he still loves her and he cannot get her off his mind. Great song, but also sad.
    tempuseron June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. best song from new gnr.
    spooner113on June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, a brilliant piece of songwriting from Axl.
    _Godbe_on January 13, 2008   Link

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