G N' R Lies (1988)
 

Reckless Life (3:20)
Nice Boys (3:04)
Move To The City (3:43)
Mama Kin (3:57)
Patience (5:56)
Used To Love Her (3:13)
You're Crazy (4:10)
One In A Million (6:09)
 

Reckless Life

     I'm reckless and feelin' no pain
     You know I've got no need to control
     Livin' with the danger
     I'm always on the edge now
     With million dollar visions that I hold
     Livin' like this never ever
     Tore my life apart
     I know how to maintain
     And you know I know my part

     On a holiday, a permanent vacation
     I'm living on a cigarette with wine
     I'm never alone 'cause I've got myself
     Yes, I imitate myself all of the time

     Livin' like this never ever
     Tore my life apart
     I know how to maintain
     'Cause it's comin' from my heart

     I lead a reckless life
     And I don't need your advice
     I lead a reckless life
     And you know it's my only vice

     Reckless life
     I lead a reckless life
     I lead a reckless life
     And you know it's my only...

     Reckless life
     I lead a reckless life
     I lead a reckless life
     And you know it's my only...
     Hey, hey - yeah!
 

Nice Boys

     She hit town like a rose in bloom
     Smellin' sweet, said sweet perfume
     The color faded and the petals died
     Down in the city, no one cried
     In the streets, the garbage lies
     Protected by a million flies
     The roaches so big
     You know that they got bones
     They moved in and made a tenement home

     I said nice boys
     Don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     I'm not a nice boy!

     Sweet sixteen she was fresh and clean
     Wanted so bad to be part of the scene
     She met the man and she did the smack
     Paid the price layin' flat on her back
     Wanted so bad just to please the boys
     They ended up just being a toy
     Played so hard burned her life away
     Lies were told no promises made

     You know nice boys
     Don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     I'm not a nice boy and I never was!

     Young and fresh when she hit town
     Hot for kicks just to get around
     But now she lays in a filthy room
     She kills the pain with
     A flick and a spoon
     And in the streets the garbage lies
     Protected by a million flies
     You know the roaches so big
     You know that they got bones
     Moved in and made a tenement home

     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no baby
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     I bet you mama said
     'Nice boys don't play rock and roll'
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys don't play rock and roll
     Nice boys!
 

Move To The City

     You pack your bags
     And you move to the city
     There's somethin' missin' here at home
     You fix your hair
     And you're lookin' real pretty
     It's time to get it out on your own
     You're always fightin'
     With your mama and you papa
     Your family life is one big pain!
     When you, you gonna move to the city?
     Into the city where it all began

     You gotta move
     You gotta move
     Ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma
     Time you gotta move

     You stole your mama's car
     And your daddy's plastic credit card
     You're sixteen and you can't get a job
     You're not goin' very far
     You're always ridin'
     With the teachers and the police
     This life is much too insane!
     When you, you gonna move to the city?
     Into the city where it all began

     You gotta move
     You gotta move
     Ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma
     Time you gotta move
     Right to the city
     Where the real men get it
     Aw, child, ain't it a pity?
     Sometimes it gets too shitty!
     Come on and hit me!

     You're on the streets
     And it ain't so pretty
     You need to get a new what you please
     You do what you gotta do for the money
     At times you end up on your knees!

     I'm always buyin'
     With the local and the junkies
     This city life is one big pain!
     But you, you had to move to the city
     Into the city where it all began

     You gotta move
     You gotta move
     Ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma
     Time you gotta move
     Oh right to the city
     With the real nitty gritty
     Aw, child, ain't it a pity?
     Sometimes it gets too shitty!
     Come on and hit me!
 

Mama Kin

     It ain't easy livin' like a gypsy
     Tell ya, honey, how it feels
     I've been dreamin' floatin' down stream
     And losin' touch with all that's real
     Whole lotta lover, keepin' undercover
     Never knowin' where you been-Oo yeah
     You've been fadin', always out paradin'
     Keep in touch with mama kin!

     You always got your tail on the wag
     Spittin' fire from your mouth
     Just like a dragon
     You act like a perpetual drag
     You better check it out
     'Cause someday soon
     You'll have to climb back on the wagon

     It ain't easy livin' like you wanna
     It's so hard to find piece of mind
     Yes it is
     The way I see it
     You got to say 'shee-it'
     But don't forget to drop me a line

     Bald as an egg at eighteen
     And workin' for daddy's such a drag
     You still stuff your mouth
     With his beans
     You better check it out or someday soon
     You'll have to climb back on the wagon

     Keep in touch with mama kin
     Tell her where you gone and been
     Livin' out your fantasy
     Sleepin' late and smokin' tea
     Keep in touch with mama kin
     Tell her where you gone and been
     Livin' out your fantasy
     Sleepin' late and suckin' me, oh no

     It ain't easy livin' like you wanna
     It's so hard to find piece of mind
     Yes it is
     The way I see it
     You got to say 'shee-it'
     But don't forget to drop me a line

     Bald as an egg at eighteen
     And workin' for daddy's just a drag
     You still stuff your mouth
     With his beans
     You better check it out or someday soon
     You'll have to climb back on the wagon

     Keep in touch with mama kin
     Tell her where you gone and been
     Livin' out your fantasy
     Sleepin' late and smokin' tea
     Keep in touch with mama kin
     Tell her where you gone and been
     Livin' out your fantasy
     Sleepin' late and suckin' me
     Ohh, ow, ow, ow, yeah! -ow
 

Patience

     1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4
     (whistle)
     Shed a tear 'cause I'm missin' you
     I'm still alright to smile
     Girl, I think about you every day now
     Was a time when I wasn't sure
     But you set my mind at ease
     There is no doubt
     You're in my heart now

     Said, woman, take it slow
     It'll work itself out fine
     All we need is just a little patience
     Said, sugar, make it slow
     And we come together fine
     All we need is just a little patience
     (patience)
     Mm, yeah

     I sit here on the stairs
     'Cause I'd rather be alone
     If I can't have you right now
     I'll wait, dear
     Sometimes I get so tense
     But I can't speed up the time
     But you know, love
     There's one more thing to consider

     Said, woman, take it slow
     And things will be just fine
     You and I'll just use a little patience
     Said, sugar, take the time
     'Cause the lights are shining bright
     You and I've got what it takes
     To make it
     We won't fake it,
     I'll never break it
     'Cause I can't take it

     (whistle)
     ...little patience, mm yeah, mm yeah
     Need a little patience, yeah
     Just a little patience, yeah
     Some more patience, yeah
     Need some patience, yeah
     Could use some patience, yeah
     Gotta have some patience, yeah
     All it takes is patience
     Just a little patience
     Is all you need

     I BEEN WALKIN' THE STREETS AT NIGHT
     JUST TRYIN' TO GET IT RIGHT
     HARD TO SEE WITH SO MANY AROUND
     YOU KNOW I DON'T LIKE
     BEING STUCK IN THE CROWD
     AND THE STREETS DON'T CHANGE
     BUT BABY THE NAME
     I AIN'T GOT TIME FOR THE GAME
     'CAUSE I NEED YOU
     YEAH, YEAH, BUT I NEED YOU
     OO, I NEED YOU
     WHOA, I NEED YOU
     OO, ALL THIS TIME
     (ah)
 

Used To Love Her

     I used to love her
     But I had to kill her
     I used to love her, mm, yeah
     But I had to kill her
     I had to put her six feet under
     And I can still hear her complain

     I used to love her, mm, yeah
     But I had to kill her
     I used to love her, oo, yeah
     But I had to kill her
     I knew I'd miss her
     So I had to keep her
     She's buried right in my backyard
     Oh yeah
     Oo yeah
     Whoa, oh yeah

     I used to love her
     But I had to kill her
     I used to love her, mm, yeah
     But I had to kill her
     She bitched so much
     She drove me nuts
     And now I'm happier this way, yeah
     Whoa, oh yeah

     I used to love her
     But I had to kill her
     I used to love her, mm, yeah
     But I had to kill her
     I had to put her, oo, six feet under
     And I can still hear her complain
 

You're Crazy

     Ow!
     I've been lookin' for a trace
     Lookin' for a heart
     Lookin' for a lover in a world
     That's much too dark
     Because you don't want my love, no, no
     You wanna sati-satisfaction
     Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, ow!
     You don't need my love
     You got to find yourself another
     Another piece, another piece of the action
     Yeah, ow yeah, look out

     Say where ya goin?
     What you gonna do?
     I been lookin' everywhere said I,
     I been lookin' for you
     Because you don't want my love, no, no
     You wanna sati-satisfaction
     Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
     You don't need my love
     You got to find yourself another
     Another piece, another piece of the action

     You're crazy, hey, hey
     You know you're crazy, oh my!
     You're fuckin' crazy, oh child
     You know you're crazy
     Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ah, ah, ah, ah, yeah!
     Woh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
     Oh na, no, na, no, na, no, na, no, na, no, no, no
     No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
     No, no, no,  no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
     Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, ow!
     Woooh, yowl!

     Say, boy, where ya comin' from?
     Where'd ya get that point of view?
     When I was younger
     I knew a motherfucker like you, and she said
     'You don't need my love
     You wanna sati-satisfaction,' bitch
     You don't need my love
     You've got to find yourself another
     Another piece, another piece
     Of the action

     You're crazy, hey, hey
     You know you're crazy, oh my!
     You're fuckin' crazy, oh child
     You know you're crazy, ay, ay, ay, ay
     You know you're crazy, hey, hey
     You're fuckin' crazy, oh child
     You know you're crazy, ay, ay, ay, ay
     You're fuckin' crazy, yeah
     You know you are!
     Bring it down!
     You're fuckin' crazy!
 

One In A Million

     1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4
     (Whistle)
     Guess I needed sometime to get away
     I needed some piece of mind
     Some piece of mind that'll stay
     So I thumbed it down to Sixth and L.A.
     Maybe a Greyhound could be my way

     Police and Niggers, that's right
     Get out of my way
     Don't need to buy none of your
     Gold chains today
     I don't need no bracelets
     Clamped in front of my back
     Just need my ticket; 'til then
     Won't you cut me some slack?

     You're one in a million
     Yeah, that's what you are
     You're one in a million, babe
     You're a shooting star
     Maybe someday we'll see you
     Before you make us cry
     You know we tried to reach you
     But you were much too high
     Much too high, much too high
     Much too high, yes, ow!

     Immigrants and fagets
     They make no sense to me
     They come to our country
     And think they'll do as they please
     Like start some mini Iran
     Or spread some fuckin' disease
     They talk so many goddamn ways
     It's all Greek to me

     Well some say I'm lazy
     And others say that's just me
     Some say I'm crazy
     I guess I'll always be
     But it's been such a long time
     Since I knew right from wrong
     It's all the means to an end, I
     I keep it movin' along

     You're one in a million
     Oo, you're a shooting star
     You're one in a million, babe
     You know that you are
     Maybe someday we'll see you, oo
     Oh, Before you make us cry
     You know we tried to reach you
     But you were much too high
     Much too high, Oo, much too high
     Yeah,
     Much too high, huh, no, no, oh
     Ow!

     Radicals and Racists
     Don't point your finger at me
     I'm a small town white boy
     Just tryin' to make ends meet
     Don't need your religion
     Don't watch that much T.V.
     Just makin' my livin', baby
     Well that's enough for me

     You're one in a million
     Yeah that's what you are
     You're one in a million, babe
     You're a shooting star
     Maybe someday we'll see you
     Before you make us cry
     You know we tried to reach you
     But you were much too high
     Much too high, ow, much too high
     Much too high, much too high
     Yeah, yeee, yeah, yeee, igh!
     Ow! Much too high
     (Oh, much too high, ah,
     much too high, ah, much too high
     much too high, ow, much too high)
 

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