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Don't Cry by Guns N' Roses

Album: Use Your Illusion I and IIReleased: 1991Charted:
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  • As stated by Axl Rose in an interview with Geffen Records for a video collection, this song was the first song written by the band. Rose wrote it with guitarist Izzy Stradlin after they each fell for the same girl. She wouldn't make a choice and told Axl while he was sitting on a park bench, "Don't Cry Bill," which provided the title. (thanks, Ted - Kingston, Canada)
  • Shannon Hoon, who was lead singer of Blind Melon, sang backup on this track. Hoon and Axl Rose both grew up in Lafayette, Indiana. Hoon also sang on "November Rain."
  • This song appears on both Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. The second version is considered the alternate, and contains different lyrics.
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Comments: 6

I think that it feels more like the last words of someone's partner who recently died. The tone and mood makes it seem like something more tragic than just a simple denial.Colton - Concord, Ca
This song is always at top 20 of my private chart. I love "Don't Cry" this song so much.Rudy - Kowloon, Hong Kong
The way Axl hangs on to the last note is brilliant. Who sings like that?Theresa - Murfreesboro, Tn
this songs kinda soft for gnr but they pull it off nicely. i liked it the first time i heard itJosh - Indianapolis, In
This song rulez.Dave - Melbourne, Australia
one of my favorite songs by gnr.Jose - Chandler, Az