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Guns N' Roses - You could be mine (From Terminator II)


Guns N' Roses - You could be mine - Meaning of the song


The song talks about band member Izzy Stradlin's failed relationship with his girlfriend.


"You Could Be Mine" was selected to be included in the James Cameron film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Arnold Schwarzenegger had the band members over for dinner at his own home to negotiate the deal.


The lyric "With your bitch slap rappin' and your cocaine tongue you get nothin' done" from the chorus appeared on the inner sleeve of Guns N' Roses' debut album Appetite for Destruction, released in 1987 (the song had already been written by then). This "tradition" was followed by the line "Ain't It Fun" on the Use Your Illusion albums released in 1991 - two years later GN'R cover of the song "Ain't It Fun" appeared on "The Spaghetti Incident?" album. The end of first verse, "we've seen that movie too", is a reference to Elton John' song "I've Seen That Movie Too", from the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Slash states that the song's writing began at the first preproduction session for Appetite for Destruction.


The song has a one-minute drum and guitar intro. It was played during the ending credits of Terminator 2 and was heard in the film itself in early scenes with John Connor. It also appeared in another part of the Terminator series, Terminator Salvation.


You could be mine - Lyrics


I'm a cold heartbreaker, fit to burn and I'll rip your heart in two

And I'll leave you lyin' on the bed

I'll be out the door before you wake 'em, it's nothin' new to you

'Cause I think we've seen that movie, too


'Cause you could be mine, but you're way out of line

With your bitch slap rappin' and your cocaine tongue

You get nothin' done, I said, you could be mine, aw


Now, holidays come and then they go, it's nothin' new today

Collect another memory

When I come home, late at night, don't ask me where I've been

Just count your stars I'm home again


'Cause you could be mine, but you're way out of line

With your bitch slap rappin' and your cocaine tongue

You get nothin' done, I said, you could be mine


You could be mine, you could be mine

You could be mine, you could be mine

You could be mine, mine, mine, mine

You've gone sketching too many times

Ooh, why don't you give it a rest?

Why must you find another reason to cry?


Well, you're breakin' down my back and I've been rackin' out my brain

It don't matter how we make it, 'cause it always ends the same

You can push it for more mileage, but your flaps are wearing thin

And I could sleep on it until mornin', but this nightmare never ends

Don't forget to call my lawyers with ridiculous demands

An' you can take the pity so far, but it's more than I can stand

'Cause this couch-trip's gettin' older, tell me how long has it been?

'Cause five years is forever, and you haven't grown up yet


Oh, you could be mine, but you're way out of line

With your bitch slap rappin' and your cocaine tongue

You get nothin' done, I said, you could, you should be


You could be mine

Oh, you could be mine

You could be mine

Aw, you could be mine

You could be mine


Aw, you could be mine

Aw, you could be mine

Aw, you could be mine

You could be mine, yeah


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