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Musical Mondays | Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses were a favourite band of mine before I even understood what they were singing about. I knew all the lyrics off the Appetite For Destruction tape about a week after I got it for my 12th birthday.

When I started to experience life for myself, homeless at 16, for better or for worse, I understood exactly what the songs were about, this one being no exception.

Written by Slash and Izzy, the lyrics layout the scuffle that the band had with addiction, and the lifestyle that came with it.


Mr. Brownstone | Guns N’ Roses

I get up around seven
Get outta bed around nine
And I don't worry about nothin' no
'Cause worryin's a waste of my, time
The show usually starts around seven
We go on stage at nine
Get on the bus at eleven
Sippin' a drink and feelin' fine
We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't' leave me alone
No, no, no
He won't leave me alone
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't leave me alone
No, no, no
He won't leave me alone
Now I get up around whenever
I used ta get up on time
But that old man he's a real muthafucker
Gonna kick him on down the line
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't leave me alone
No, no no
He won't leave me alone
Oh leave me alone
Stuck it in the middle and I shot it in the middle
And it, it drove outta my mind
I should've known better, said I wish I never met her
Said I leave it all behind
Yowsa!

These are tough times for people suffering through addictions, trying to survive the world falling around us, attempting to juggle the fear and anxiety these dark days provoke.

Thankfully I learned how to survive without the likes of fellas like Mr. Brownstone in my world, but there are many who didn’t who remain in my heart.

Praying for peace of mind to all those out there that just keep trying to do a little better than before. 💜



Do you have a song that you prefer off of Appetite for Destruction, or any other Guns N’ Roses albums?

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7 thoughts on “Musical Mondays | Guns N’ Roses”

  1. Oh, wow. Homeless at sixteen, Peachy? My heart breaks for you. I am so glad you overcame the circumstances and were able to find your place in this topsy-turvy world. I have to be honest–I was never a fan of Guns N’ Roses, but I’m thankful their music touched you, especially when you needed it. ❤️

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Mae. ❤ Yes, I was homeless a couple times in life so far, but the first was at 16. I am very lucky that I met some great friends, including my husband, during those times, so I didn’t get dragged down into the gutter like I otherwise might have. Music was an outlet that I used to vent my frustrations so GnR fit the bill well for that, haha, but I can totally see how they are not for everyone.

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  2. I can’t imagine being homeless at such a young age. I’m so sorry you went through that. But I’m so glad you overcame. Music is a wonderful coping tool- it was for me during the years of being bullied in school. I had music to fall back on and Guns N’ Roses was one of my favorite rock groups. My favorite songs on this album are “Sweet Child of Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” and “Paradise City.” But “Mr. Brownstone” was a good one too.

    I’m so proud of you for staying strong during your worst years and not diving into drugs like many homeless people do to cope. Bless you! 💖💐🌺🌻

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    1. Thanks, Cherie! Music has been a life saver for me too many times, it has been a wonderful coping mechanism, I agree wholeheartedly. Sweet Child of Mine was my fave too, but I loved all the others as well.

      I will admit that I didn’t make it unscathed, and spent more years than I would like to admit, struggling with addiction and drug use, but I am very lucky to have found my way out eventually.

      Thanks for your kind words. ❤ I hope you are enjoying your weekend. 😘

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