Crash diet of reds n' ludes
A shot of vitamin C and a bottle of booze
Too stupid to live with nothin' to lose
In your one track mind now
Where's that leave you?

Drink n' drive white lightning faster baby
Takin' your last ride
Now better be so careful or you'll be dead before your time
Sorry you took mother's car now

Tears in my eyes, baby please don't go
You bet one too many, had one for the road
Fresh from detox, fresh from jail
Took your rehabilitation and you drove me to hell

Drink n' drive white lightning faster
Takin' your last ride, yeah
Better be so careful or you'll be dead before your time
Sorry you took mother's car now

Too soon, you thought you didn't mean it
Too late for the pressure and strain
Too bad for those who don't believe it
Ruby Street still calls your name

Itchy trigger finger and the race to be alive
Smokin' a cig while you drink n' drive
With no control in your life ahead
You're never gonna see it if you wind up dead

Drink n' drive white lightning faster
Takin' your last ride
Better be so careful or you'll be dead before your time
Drink n' drive white lightning baby
It's always on your mind
Push it to the limits baby, do it one more time
Break it down
Break it down
Somethin's changin',
Somethin's breakin',
You gotta be a brother, 'cos your family
Oh make it one more time oh make it
Sweet mystery
If you don't care about yourself
Would you please leave me alive
Ooooh...You gonna
You gonna drink n' drive
Ooooohhh, yeeeeaaaah

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is is about how an hard life is about... trying excess ('ludes is "quaaludes", an LSD), livin on the razors edge, and not givin a s**t about consequences.. this crazy life made you lsoe weight fast and in the most wrong way ever.. that's why rock stars are all so skinny.. and when they got rehab they become fat as hell ahahah
    KIM69on July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about drinking and driving. Wish Guns N Roses would come back!
    melm4402on April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, obviously drinking and driving.
    deadlyloveon October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy isn' t this song on one of the albums? It's greaaaaaaaaat
    matejpon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeriously can anybody please tell me why this was never on an album? I believe it was recorded in 92.
    Here are Either one of the reasons in my opinion

    1. It wouldn't go good on any of the Illusion albums so they didn't put it on those
    2. The band was already falling apart by the time they wrote it.

    None the less this is one of my Favorite GnR song.
    -Ara Guns n Fuckin Roses Apeh
    HykaganGNRon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"We weren't thinking of Crash Diet when we put the Illusions albums together."
    That's a quote from Slash on your question. I would kill for a studio version of this song from them, but the Asphalt Ballet song is a good replacement, and Axl sings backup on it.
    jordanson June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was actually written in 1990. I wish it would have went on the Illusion albums also, when they were released in 1991. They probably never even recorded a studio version, you would think it would have leaked.

    In the lyrics does he say "strain" or "pain"?? Also, I think the lines:
    "You gotta be a brother, 'cos your family
    Oh make it one more time oh make it
    Sweet mystery"
    actually are..
    "You gotta be a brother, LOVE your family
    DO it one more time..oh make it
    sweet HISTORY"
    shreddedon July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was recorded in the mid to late 90's with Zack wyld on lead guitar. He joined gnr for a short while after slash quit
    winterboneon February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwylde was only in the band for a week or two in 1995 before axl kicked him out He never recorded anything with them and this came from the illusion sessions way before his time
    astheniagoon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti've read that "crash diet" being the first two words in the title, was it's tentative title until it was later re-named "Sorry", which also happens to be coming up a lot on chinese democracy's track listings..
    gus3on December 12, 2007   Link

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