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About Estranged

"Estranged" is a power ballad by the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It is from the album Use Your Illusion II. The song reached #16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in early 1994.


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When you're talkin' to yourself
And nobody's home
You can fool yourself
You came in this world 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 twenty eight
And I'm much too young
To let love break my heart
Young at heart but it's getting 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
How could you say that I never needed you
When you took everything
Said you took everything from me

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 musn't hesitate
If I'm to find my own way out

Still talkin' to myself
And nobody's home

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 changing 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
You're back down on the ground

And you don't talk so loud
An you don't walk so proud
Any more, and what for

Well I jumped into the river
Too many times to make it home
I'm out here on my own, an drifting all alone
If it doesn't show give it time
To read between the lines

'Cause I see the storm getting closer
And the waves they get so high
Seems everything 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 - oh this time
Without you
I knew the storm was getting closer
And all my friends said I was high
But everything we've ever known's here
I never wanted it to die

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Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band who formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1985. The classic lineup as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. Today, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member, in a lineup that comprises Use Your Illusion–era keyboardist Dizzy Reed, lead guitarists DJ Ashba and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, lead and rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Chris Pitman. The band released six studio albums, accumulating sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide, including shipments of 45 million in the United States. more »

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Written by: (usa 2) Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff Mc Kagan, Darren A Reed, Matt Sorum, W. Axl Rose

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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14 facts about this song

"Estranged" is one of Guns N' Roses' longest songs, with a length of 9 minutes and 23 seconds.
Album Inclusion
The song is part of the band's fifth studio album "Use Your Illusion II," which was released in 1991.
Music Video
The music video of "Estranged" is part of a trilogy which also includes the videos for "Don't Cry" and "November Rain." All three videos were directed by Andy Morahan.
Song Meaning
The lyrics of "Estranged" explore a deep sense of personal alienation. It is reportedly inspired by Axl Rose's divorce from Erin Everly.
Chart Performance
Although it didn't meet much success in the US, "Estranged" peaked at #16 on the UK Singles Chart.
Shipping Cost
The music video has an associated production cost of 4 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive music videos ever made.
Complete Band Effort
Writing credits for "Estranged" go to the whole band, highlighting its complete involvement in its creation.
Live Performances
Despite its length, "Estranged" frequently features in the band's live performances.
Use of Symphony
The song is notable for its use of a symphony throughout, similar to the style of other tracks on the album like "November Rain."
Video Story
The music video for "Estranged" features Axl Rose's real-life experiences and demonstrates his moments of hallucinations and suicidal ideations.
The song has been praised for its impressive emotional depth and is often regarded as a high point in the Guns N' Roses discography.
Unique Aspect
“Estranged” lacks a traditional chorus which is often dominant in rock songs.
Dolphins in the Video
There are many shots of dolphins in the music video, which were said to symbolize Axl's desire for freedom.
Unique Time Signatures
"Estranged" uses uncommon time signatures like 6/8 and 7/8 which help create a sense of tension and unease.

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