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Thursday, 16 October 2008

Madagascar Lyrics Chinese Democracy Guns N Roses

Madagascar was debuted by Axl Rose at the 2002 MTV Video Awards. The show was notable for one of the first real times Buckethead was seen in the Public Eye.

Madagascar is epic in a November Rain sense, but slightly less dramatic and overblown.

The lyrics of Madagascar refer to not being told what to do any more and that resonates with the struggles of Martin Luther King. Stirring words from him speaking are added into the bridge, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Madagascar samples a bit from from the Paul Newman film, Cool Hand Luke about 'failure to communicate' - GNR also famously included this reference in their song, Civil War. Madgascar also contains elements from the films"Missipi Burning", "Braveheart", Casualties of War and "Se7ven"

Madagascar Lyric by Axl Rose

I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
But I can't find my way back, my way anymore

Oh no I won't be told anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
Oh that I can't find my way back, my way anymore

Oh, I..

Forgive them that tear down my soul
And bless them that they might grow old
And free them so that they may know
That it's never too late

For the many times what seemed like a memory
I searched and found the ways
You used to lure me in
Oh, I found ways
Oh, why it had to be
Mired in denial and so afraid

If we ever find it true
That we have the strength to choose
I'm free of all the chains
We have together



(Quotes by Martin Luther King and samples from films)

"What we've got here is failure to communicate"

"Well, all men betray, all lose heart"

"Black men and White men together at the table of brother hood. I have a dream"

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Oh I won't be told anymore,
(If we ever find it true)
That I've been brought down in this storm
(That we have the strength to choose)
And left so far out from the shore
(I'm free of all the chains)
Oh that I can't find my way back, my way anymore
(We have together)

Oh no I won't be told anymore,
(If we ever find it true)
That I've been brought down in this storm
(That we have the strength to choose)
And left so far out from the shore
(I'm free of all the chains)
Oh that I can't find my way back, my way anymore
(We have together)


More Chinese Democracy Lyrics found here

Here's the youtube video of Madagascar as performed by GNR at the Rock in Rio.

More GNR Lyrics. Here's The Street of Dreams and the I.R.S. Lyrics from the GNR album.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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