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Guns N' Roses - Estranged / Rock Heroes

Guns N' Roses - Estranged - Meaning of the song

This is one of Guns N' Roses' longest-running songs, as well as one of the longest and most expensive music videos ever made. The video is the third and final part of an unofficial trilogy of videos "Don't Cry" and "November Rain."

Though Axl Rose has the only writing credit for this song, in the album's CD booklet he offered this telling dedication: "Slash, thanks for the killer guitar melodies."

The music video was part of a trilogy along with the ones for "November Rain" and "Don't Cry." They were inspired by the short story "Without You." This is the best known of the collection of horror tales The Language Of Fear, penned by author and friend of Rose, Del James. The house in the promo in Malibu, California, actually belongs to Rose, who has lived there since 1991.

Estranged - Lyrics

When you're talkin' to yourself and nobody's home You can fool yourself, you came in this world alone (Alone) So nobody ever told you, baby, how it was gonna be? So what'll happen to you, baby? Guess we'll have to wait and see One, two Old at heart, but I'm only 28 And I'm much too young to let love break my heart Young at heart, but it's gettin' much too late To find ourselves so far apart I don't know how you're s'posed to find me lately An' what more could you ask from me, yay? How could you say that I never needed you? When you took everythin', said, you took everythin' from me Hey, yeah Young at heart, an' it gets so hard to wait When no one I know can seem to help me now Old at heart, but I mustn't hesitate If I'm to find my own way out Still, talkin' to myself and nobody's home (Alone) So nobody ever told us, baby, how it was gonna be So what'll happen to us, baby? Guess we'll have to wait and see When I find out all the reasons Maybe I'll find another way, find another day With all the changin' seasons Of my life, maybe I'll get it right next time An' now that you've been broken down Got your head out of the clouds, back down on the ground An' you don't talk so loud an' you don't walk so proud Anymore and what for? Well, I jumped into the river too many times to make it home I'm out here on my own an' driftin' all alone If it doesn't show, give it time to read between the lines 'Cause I see the storm is gettin' closer An' the waves, they get so high Seems everythin' we've ever known's here Why must it drift away and die? I'll never find anyone to replace you Guess I'll have to make it through this time, whoa, this time Without you I knew the storm was gettin' closer And all my friends said I was high But everythin' we've ever known's here I never wanted it to die


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