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Shotgun Blues

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Shotgun Blues

Post by Soulmonster on Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:37 pm


SHOTGUN BLUES
Album:
Use Your Illusion II, 1991, track no. 6.

Written by:
Axl Rose.

Musicians:
Drums: Matt
     Bass: Duff
     Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Slash
     Vocals, Rhythm Guitar: Axl
     Background Vocals: Izzy, Duff

Live performances:
'Shotgun Blues' has never been performed live.
Lyrics:
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
       And 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


Information:
This song was written by Axl Rose. It doesn't feature Izzy Stradlin on guitar. Because Rose plays rhythm guitar, Stradlin performs backing vocals on the chorus instead of a guitar part. It  is supposedly written about Motley Crue singer Vince Neil. [Wikipedia].

Quote:
Answering a question about his favorite song from the GN'R era that doesn’t get cited a lot: I like 'Shotgun Blues.' It’s just a killer punk rock song [A Chat With Duff McKagan, bullz-eye-com, April 2009].

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