Hardrockklassieker du jour: Guns ’n Roses – Mr. Brownstone

De bad boys van Guns ’n Roses op de top van hun kunnen, voordat de drugs en de ego’s de band kaapten.  Nu eens niet ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ of  ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, maar ‘Mr. Brownstone’, slang voor ‘heroïne’. De song beschrijft een ‘typische dag uit het leven van Slash en Izzy’ zoals Slash later cynisch op zou merken: I used ta do a little/but a little wouldn’t do/So the little got more and more. 

I get up around seven
Get outta bed around nine
And I don’t worry about nothin’ no
Cause worryin’s a waste of my…time

The show usually starts around seven
We go on stage around nine
Get on the bus about eleven
Sippin’ a drink and feelin’ fine

[Chorus:]

We been dancin’ with
Mr. Brownstone
He’s been knockin’
He won’t leave me alone

I used ta do a little
but a little wouldn’t do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin’
ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
I used ta do a little
but a little wouldn’t do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin’
ta get a little better
Said a little better than before

[Chorus]

Now I get up around whenever
I used ta get up on time
But that old man
he’s a real muthafucker
Gonna kick him on down the line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5VJa-sYsyU