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Don't Cry

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Guns N' Roses



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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 it
- josh, indianapolis, IN
This song rulez.
- Dave, Melbourne, Australia
one of my favorite songs by gnr.
- jose, Chandler, AZ
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