"Right Next Door To Hell" as written by Timo Caltio, W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin, Darren A. Reed and Matt Sorum....
Yeah

I'll take a nicotine, caffeine, sugar fix
Jesus, don't you get tired of turnin' tricks?
But when your innocence dies, you'll find the blues
Seems all our heroes were born to lose
Just walkin' through time, you believe this heat?
Another empty house, another dead end street
Gonna rest my bones, sit for a spell
This side of heaven is close to hell

Right next door to hell
Why don't you write a letter to me?
I said, "I'm right next door to hell"
And so many eyes are on me
Right next door to hell
I got nowhere else to be
Right next door to hell
Feels like the walls are closin' in on me

My mama never really said much to me
She was much too young and scared to be
Hell, Freud might say that's what I need
But all I really ever get is greed
And most my friends, they feel the same
Hell, we don't even have ourselves to blame
But times are hard, and thrills are cheaper
As your arms get shorter, your pockets get deeper

Right next door to hell
Why don't you write a letter to me?
'Cause, I'm right next door to hell
And so many eyes are on me
Right next door to hell
I never thought this is where I'd be
But I'm right next door to hell
Thinking time 'ill stand still for me

Fuck you, bitch!

Not bad kids, just stupid ones, yeah
Thought we'd own the world an' getting used was havin' fun
I said we're not sad kids, but lucid ones, yeah
Flowin' through life, not collecting anyone
So much out there, still so much to see
Time's too much to handle, time's too much for me
It drove me up the wall and drove me out of my mind
Can you tell me what this means, huh?


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"Right Next Door To Hell" as written by W. Axl Rose Timo Caltio

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  • +2
    General CommentI really like the bass intro here. Very threatening sounding, and then when Axl yells and the second guitar enters, it let's you know how great this album is gonna be if this is the first time you hear it. I know that's how I felt.
    AeroLed286on April 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the consequences of fame, particulary concerning a specific incident Axl had with his neighbor, and the stress it causes. Basically, Axl is saying that he and the other guys in the band were young and naive before they were famous. They thought it would be all fun and games, only to realize the loss of pricacy and public scrutinty that it brought. He touches upon the reasons he wanted fame and how all his heros went through the same thing. Many of songs on Use Your Illusion touch upon the themes of the loss of innocence and dissillusionment.
    Joe K. on June 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw it in the reallity chanel, that axl wrote this song cause of his neighboor,who really damn him. the neighboor,actually was a woman and couldn't live with the "24/7" R'N'R life of Axl. i think this was some kind of hotel where they lives.
    but anyway, this song really kick fat asses to the air!:) great start of the Use Your Illusion Lunacy...
    squeeze_my_lemonon June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis track kicks off Use Your Illusion I, and is an explosive representative of the album's overall persona - With its fiery cover and pummeling lyricism.

    'Right Next Door' to hell is said to be partly inspired by Axl Rose's less-than-accomadating neighbors, who complained so much about his loud parties and deafening music, that one morning he hurled a half-empty beer bottle at a woman as she stood on her doorstep.
    MrDorianGrayon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about his neighbor in the condo's he used to live in.
    Go on youtube and search for "Evict Axl". It was a sweepstakes in like...1991 I think to win Axl's condo in LA.
    DustNroseson April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about a person/people who's living a "real hell".
    dark_eyez_666on August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout Axl's crazy ex neighbor
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
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