"I.R.S." as written by W. Axl Rose, Darren A. Reed and Paul H. Tobias....
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    General CommentI thought it was about his divorce and further lawsuits with his wife. I don't know if I read this somewhere or came to this conclusion myself, but when I read the lyrics they sound more relevant to this than to the band.
    Maybe it's about both?
    Raymileson March 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are obviously about a woman that was infidel to the writer. The lyrics are a bit over the top, maybe even ridiculous, but musically it's an awesome catchy song.
    pijon September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best GN'R songs yet - including the old ones. It sounds like a "sequel" to You Could Be Mine.
    themovieaddicton December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere did you hear this, I can't find it anywhere.
    Haseque39on December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first nabbed it when it was leaked onto the 'net in 2004 and you could only get it on forums. Nowadays it's on Limewire, though. It's a New GN'R track that was originally played on Eddie Trunk's radio show in NYC in 2002 by Mike Piazza. Apparently someone gave Mike a tap with I.R.S. on it but after he played it for Trunk, GN'R managers called in and gave them a ceast and desist. Apparently, someone managed to record the song, anyway. It was put on the Internet last April, I think.
    themovieaddicton January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYesterday Feb 15th 2006. A better quality demo version of I.R.S and the song Better was leaked onto various GNR Sites.

    After hearing the good quality verion I.R.S. It is one of the best rock songs I have heard since the early 1990s. And yes I can see your relation to You Could Be Mine.
    Ramsayon February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a great song, but I'd say it's the weakest of the new songs that were leaked.
    jordanson June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat, great song... true rock... but I think it's one of the best new songs... "Better" being the best one, then "I.R.S."... "The Blues" is real good too. And plz, someone correct the lyrics and get the right ones.
    tempuseron June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dnt care wot evry1 says i think theyr just obsessed with slash, new gnr r better
    minimacason December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song.

    Seems to me it is about the breakup of the old band. Axl admits he wronged the others but it was too late by the time he realised it. Then he goes on to talk abut the lawsuits between the old band and him.
    Mechson June 02, 2007   Link

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