Don't Cry

Album: Use Your Illusion I and II (1991)
Charted: 8 10
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  • When Guns N' Roses made the "Don't Cry" video, Axl Rose was a Nirvana fan - a Nirvana hat sits next to him in the psychiatrist scenes. Not long after, relations between Rose and Kurt Cobain soured when Cobain started slagging off GnR in interviews. It turned into a full-blooded feud at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, when Rose and Cobain had words backstage, with Courtney Love as instigator. When Nirvana took the stage at the ceremony, Dave Grohl repeated "Hi Axl!" at the end of their performance to mock Rose.

    The feud eventually died down, and after Cobain's suicide, members of both bands buried the hatchet. In 2016, when Rose fractured his foot, he borrowed Dave Grohl's throne so he could still perform.

Comments: 10

  • H from England Such a brilliant song Axl rose and Shannon hoon vocals together
    are just magical! not forgotten slash and the other guys aswell
  • Punto Bean from Kentucky Usa Is this song a sequel to November rain or prequel showing clips of him suffering from loosing his girlfriend and had a funeral in November rain and cant let go of her?
  • Left Head Kick from Middle Class Usa Awesome song, great guitar.

    Sad lyrics and video. It’s as if he is saying goodbye to a partner, a loved one, or the partner died. When He is in the graveyard smoking a cigarette with the girl, he sees the girl in the limo and it looks like it’s the same girl or perhaps she is the one he really wants to be with I’m not sure.

    Now I get to live this song for real.

    I was in a relationship with a beautiful lady for six years, but I told her in the beginning I did not want to be married. Did not want kids either. This would come up every three months. And I held my ground. We had our problems, and they became more apparent at the end.

    We used to have our goodbyes when she would be at my place for the weekend or I’ll be at her place up north and she would tell me: “parting is such sweet sorrow.“ she was right. I would look at her longer when I would pull away or vice versa. I would look at her longer holding an extra couple seconds.

    I think she had borderline personality or BPD traits because of the constant fear of abandonment, the anger flashes, the crying spells, the intense anger etc.

    She pushed me away eventually and things became too much. But I miss the old days, the first several years. When everything was wonderful. And I couldn’t wait to be around her. Like Axle in the video sinking with the girl in the pool. I guess that’s what I was doing too.

    Being around her sometimes made me depressed. Because of her background. She had a rough upbringing. Some nasty s--t happened to her and she dealt with the best she could. She got a raw deal on a lot of things. But she was very loving towards me, it she made me feel special. I’ll never know if that was really her feelings, or the borderline personality. I guess it doesn’t matter now.

    She talked to me different, she made me feel different. And then says became toxic.

    “And please remember, that I never lied.
    And please remember, how I felt inside.”
  • Jason from Bay City MichigaanI really like this song. The way Axl ends the song with his voice.
  • Colton from Concord, CaI 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.
  • Rudy from Kowloon, Hong KongThis song is always at top 20 of my private chart. I love "Don't Cry" this song so much.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThe way Axl hangs on to the last note is brilliant. Who sings like that?
  • Josh from Indianapolis, Inthis songs kinda soft for gnr but they pull it off nicely. i liked it the first time i heard it
  • Dave from Melbourne, AustraliaThis song rulez.
  • Jose from Chandler, Azone of my favorite songs by gnr.
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