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14 YEARS

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Words and Music by Izzy Stradlin' and W. Axl Rose

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2. Your stupid girlfriends tell you that I'm to blame.

Well, they're all used-up has-beens, out of the game. This time I'll have the last word, you hear what I say? I tried to see it your way, it won't work today.

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You just don't step inside to 14 years.

So hard to keep my own head ... that's what I say.

You know ... I've been the dealer ... hangin' on your street. I was the dog ... they all tried to beat. (To Chorus)

3. Bullshit and contemplation, gossip's their trade.

If they knew half the real truth, what would they say? Well, I'm past the point of concern, it's time to play. These last 4 years of madness sure put me straight.

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Don't get back 14 years in just one day.

So hard to keep my own head. Just go away.

You know ... just like a hooker, she said, "Nothin's for free." Oh, I tried to see it your way.

I tried to see it your way.

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