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Post by Soulmonster Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:46 pm

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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 regarding the song and its making:

Talking about writing the song:

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.
WNEW 102.7, September, 1991

A song we wrote about a year before we wrote Mr Brownstone. It’s somewhat similar.
Globen, Stockholm, Sweden, August 16, 1991

One year before we wrote Mr. Brownstone – actually right after our friend West Arkeen went over to get high, walked out the door, fell onto the grass, woke up in an ambulance, got out of the hospital and called up Izzy, got high again, and wrote how fucked up that could be. This is a little number called “Bad Obsession” that will be on Use Your Illusion I.


Talking about recording the song:

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


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Post by Blackstar Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:34 am

One year before we wrote Mr. Brownstone – actually right after our friend West Arkeen went over to get high, walked out the door, fell onto the grass, woke up in an ambulance, got out of the hospital and called up Izzy, got high again, and wrote how fucked up that could be. This is a little number called “Bad Obsession” that will be on Use Your Illusion I.

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