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Album: Too Fast For Love (1983)
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Songfacts®:

  • According to the Motley Crue biography The Dirt, this song is about Nikki Sixx renouncing his given birth name (Frank Feranna Jr.) and essentially "killing" his old self after his father tells him something along the lines of, "I have no son." >>
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    Aidan - Montreal, Canada

Comments: 4

  • Chirs Holmes from Baltimore MdPrimal Scream is my favorite Crue song but this is Still bad ass!
  • Andy Bright from FloridaLove that song. Too fast for Love is easily my fave Crüe album. 54 now. Still on my regular playlist. Looking forward to the rescheduled stadium show in 2021. I missed the farewell tour. I won't miss this one!
  • Monica from Largo, FlHi, I actually asked Nikki Sixx about this song backstage. He said something totally different than was said in "The Dirt". He told me that he was considering committing suicide at the time it was written. Why he said something else in the dirt, no idea. The song rocks!
  • Michael from Tupelo, MsOne of the crue's best songs... i always loved the first cd best.
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