Use Your Illusion 2
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Locomotive
 
     Gonna find a way to cure this loneliness
     Yeah I'll find a way to cure the pain
     If I said that you're my friend
     And our love would never end
     How long before I had your trust again
     I opened up the doors when it was cold outside
     Hopin' that you'd find your own way in
     But how can I protect you
     Or try not to neglect you
     When you won't take the love I have to give
     I bought me an illusion
     An I put it on the wall
     I let it fill my head with dreams
     And I had to have them all
     But oh the taste is never so sweet
     As what you'd believe it is-
     Well I guess it never is
     It's these prejudiced illusions
     That pump the blood
     To the heart of the biz

     You know I never thought
     That it could take so long
     You know I never knew how to be strong
     Yeah, I let you shape me
     But I feel as though you raped me
     'Cause you climbed inside my world
     And in my songs
     So now I've closed the door
     To keep the cold outside
     Seems somehow I've found the will to live
     But how can I forget you
     Or try not to reject you
     When we both know it takes time to forgive

     Sweetness is a virtue
     And you lost your virtue long ago
     You know I'd like to hurt you
     But my conscience always tells me no
     You could sell your body on the street
     To anyone whom you might meet
     Who'd love to try and get inside
     And bust your innocence open wide

     'Cause my baby's got a locomotive
     My baby's gone off the track
     My baby's got a locomotive
     Got ta peel the bitch off my back
     I know it looks like I'm insane
     Take a closer look I'm not to blame
     No

     Gonna have some fun with my frustration
     Gonna watch the big screen in my head
     I'd rather take a detour
     'Cause this road ain't gettin' clearer
     Your train of thought has cut me off again
     Better tame that boy 'cause he's a wild one
     Better tame that boy for he's a man
     Sweetheart don't make me laugh
     You's gettin' too big for your pants
     And I's think maybe you should
     Cut out while you can
     You can use you illusion-
     Let it take you where it may
     We live and learn
     And then sometimes it's best to walk away
     Me I'm just here hangin' on
     It's my only place to stay at least
     For now anyway
     I've worked too hard for my illusions
     Just to throw them all away

     I'm taking time for quiet consolation
     In passing by this love that's passed away
     I know it's never easy-
     So why should you believe me
     When I've always got so many things to say
     Calling off the dogs a simple choice is made
     'Cause playful hearts
     Can sometimes be enraged
     You know I tried to wake you-
     I mean how long could it take you
     To open up your eyes and turn the page

     Kindness is a treasure-
     And it's one towards me you've seldom shown
     So I'll say it for good measure
     To all the ones like you I've known
     Ya know I'd like to shave your head
     And all my friends could
     paint it red
     'Cause love to me's a two way street
     An all I really want is peace

     But my baby's got a locomotive
     My baby's gone off the track
     My baby's got a locomotive
     Got ta peel the bitch off my back
     I know it looks like I'm insane
     Take a closer look I'm not to blame
     No

     Affection is a blessing
     Can you find it in your sordid heart
     I tried to keep this thing
     ta-gether
     But the tremor tore my pad apart
     Yeah I know it's hard to face
     When all we've worked for's gone to waste
     But you're such a stupid woman
     And I'm such a stupid man
     But love like time's got its own plans

     'Cause my baby's got a locomotive
     My baby's gone off the track
     My baby's got a locomotive
     Got ta peel the bitch off my back
     I know it looks like I'm insane
     Take a closer look I'm not to blame
     Yeah
     If love is blind I guess
     I'll buy myself a cane

     LOVE'S SO STRANGE

     -- 
     "Locomotive" Copyright Guns N' Roses 1991
     From the album "Use Your Illusion 2" Released September 17th 1991
     

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