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Bad Obsession

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Bad Obsession

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:46 am


BAD OBSESSION
Album:
Use Your Illusion I, 1991, track no. 7.

Written by:
Izzy Stradlin and West Arkeen.

Musicians:
Drums: Matt
       Bass: Duff
       Slide Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Slash
       Rhythm Guitar / Percussion: Izzy
       Piano: Dizzy
       Saxophone / Harmonica: Mike Monroe
       Vocals: Axl
       Background Vocals: Izzy

Live performances:
The song was played for the first time at Warfield Theatre, USA, on May 9, 1991. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {BOSONGS} times.


Lyrics:

I can't stop thinkin'
       Thinking 'bout sinkin'
       Sinkin' down into my bed
       I call my mother
       She's just a cunt now
       She said I'm sick in the head
       She said you ain't special
       So who you foolin'
       Don't try ta give me a line
       But I can't stop thinkin' 'bout
       seein' ya one more time
       (Oh no)
       But I already left you
       And you're better off left behind

It's a bad obsession
       It's always messin'
       It's always messin' my mind
       It's a bad obsession
       It's always messin'
       It's always messin' my mind

     Too bad you're fucked up

     I used to be wasted
       Always tried to take it
       Take it down into my vein
       I call the doctor
       He's just another
       He said I'm sick in the brain
       He said you ain't special
       So who you foolin'
       Don't try ta give me a line
       But I can't stop thinkin' 'bout
       doin' it one more time
       (Oh no)
       But I already left you
       And you're better off left behind
       (Oh yeah)

     Aw it's a bad obsession
       It's always messin'
       It's always messin' my mind
       It's a bad obsession
       It's always messin'
       It's always messin' my mind

     So bad...

     Boy

     It's a
       It's a
       Heads up
       It's a bad obsession
       It's always messin'
       It's always messin' my mind
       Now it's a bad obsession
       It's always messin'
       It's always messin' my mind
     But I can't stop thinkin' 'bout
       doin' it one more time
       (Oh no)
       See I already left you
       And you're better off left behind
       (Oh no, oh no)
       It's a bad obsession
       And you're always messin' my mind
       See I already left you
       And you're better off left behind
       Uh huh...no
     Maybe you'll do better next time
       PUNK!!


Quotes:
For 'Bad Obsession' I didn't do [the slide playing] overhand in the studio. I did it regular [Guitar For The Practising Musician, April 1990]
This is a song that uh, we wrote long before we wrote Mr. Brownstone. It's kind of the same, it's something called Bad Obsession [Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI, USA, May 24, 1991]
It's a follow-up of 'Brownstone', really. Actually it was written before "Brownstone". 'Bad Obsession' is us objectively looking at ourselves. Duff, Slash, Axl, you're screwing up. You got a bad obsession [GN'R on WNEW 102.7 - September, 1991]
A song we wrote about a year before we wrote Mr Brownstone. It’s somewhat similar [Stockholm, Sweden, Globen - August 16, 1991]
'Bad Obsession' performed live at the Deer Creek Music Center, USA,  May 29, 1991:

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