Guns N' Roses - Catcher In The Rye Lyrics




When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the old folks say
But every time I see them
Makes me wish I had a gun
If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
(Guess I'd have more fun)

Oooh, the Catcher In The Rye Again
Won't let ya get away from him
(Tomorrow never comes)
It's just another day...
Like today

You decide
Cause I don't have to
And then they'll find
And I won't ask you
At anytime
Or long hereafter
If the cold outside's
As I'm imagining
It to be
Oh, no

Lana nana na na na
Lana nana na nana

Ooh, the Catcher In The Rye Again
Won't let ya get away from him
(Tomorrow never comes)
It's just another day...
Like today

When all is said and done
We're not the only ones
Who look at life this way
That's what the young folks say
But every time I see them
Makes me wish I had a gun

If I thought that I was crazy
Well I guess I'd have more fun
(Guess I'd have more fun)
Cause what used to be's
Not there for me
And ought to for someone
That belongs...
Insane...
Like I do

Oh, no
Not at all

On an ordinary day
Not in an ordinary way
All at once the song I heard
No longer would it play
For anybody
Or anyone
That needed comfort from somebody
Needed comfort from someone
Who cared
To be
Not like you
And unlike me

And then the voices went away from me
Somehow you set the wheels in motion
That haunt our memories
You were the instrument
You were the one
How a body
Took the body
You gave that boy a gun

You took our innocence
Beyond our stares
Sometimes the only thing
We counted on
When no one else was there





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  1. Big Dog The Hedgehog

    avp atv half-life devil may cry starlink, wario land, dead space, hulk, spore hero, avengers, hellboy, spiderman, batman vs superman and fantastic 4, zombiu! https://www.change.org/p/google-inc-stop-coppa-from-affecting-youtube

  2. Ana Pais

    Don't forget to play this one in Portugal

  3. Cody Bryson

    GO BUCKETHEAD!!! BUT YOU AINT SLASH MAN OR ARE YOU??

  4. Cody Bryson

    GUNS AND ROSES CHINESE DEMOCRACY IS A BADASS ALBUM SUSAN HOLLOWAY BABY

  5. Cody Bryson

    Ladies and Gentilemen GUNS AND ROSES!!! CATCHER IN THE RYE. GODDAMN!!

  6. theKONGSTOCKS

    — AMAZING GUITARWORK • INCREDIBLE VOCALS — #GnR

  7. Sinan Tokmeci

    Who is here before their test about Catcher in the Rye?

  8. johannagusman

    Great song. Chinese Democracy is a fabulous album. Sad it didn't get the credit it deserves. Well written, well recorded and Axl's voice on point. Still one of my fave gnr compilations and anyone who knows anything about music, I'm sure will agree.

  9. Michael Montalbano

    Gorgeous song

  10. Henry TheGreatAmerican

    You guys need to put the demo version of this back on youtube. I enjoyed it more than this released track....

  11. E A

    Another Illusion-like song. Everything works. Solid.

    KRILNIK NDH

    Not really

  12. Suzaku Katori (A7X)

    The demo is much better than this version
    (The demo had bryan may!!!)

    Victor Di Gália

    Foda-se

    Macaco uma delicia

    Nah, maybe May can be a legend but Bumblefoot really improved the solo

  13. Lilah Helmer

    I love this book.

  14. The Pro Towel Waver

    i prefer the 1999 version with brian may

  15. David Gardell

    Tonight-Ozzy

  16. terry miller

    This album is a Masterpiece

  17. NUBE mlb96

    RIP Lennon
    Live forever

  18. david tart

    If this would’ve been the album that came out instead of the spaghetti incident back in 93 I think Guns N’ Roses will still be relevant. But don’t take this the wrong way I still believe Guns N’ Roses is one of the all-time greatest bands Lord knows all the previous albums are the soundtrack to my teenage years

    terry miller

    Hey brother This is a masterpiece

  19. Rodrigo ricardo

    I ❤ GNR

  20. Mariano Abundiz

    The original guitar solo was by Brian May, but Axl decided not to use it.

    The King

    Yep. May was disappointed

    Madness Official

    No, Brian thought his solo was overproduced, so he decided to delete it

    The King

    Madness Official are you sure? I thought he recorded it in 99, then in the final stages he saw that axl removed it. He said “shame. I was proud of it” at least that’s what I heard. You might be right

    Mariano Abundiz

    @Madness Official Yeah he's right. Brian May didn't know that his solo wasn't on the album. He came in to lay the solo on the track because Axl was having a tough time with the album so he called May and after they talked he did the original solo to "Catcher in the Rye" but Axl didn't use it.

  21. The King

    4:13 onwards. Wow, that’s stunning.

  22. A C

    En verdad amo está canción, siempre será de mis favoritas ❤

  23. Victor Nolasco

    https://youtu.be/L5-Q4PK7K2k

  24. Large Coke

    So this is what axl broke up the greatest band in the world for eh? (meant light heartedly folks)

    Dillon Sparks

    actually, the drug addicts quit

    Keith Petit de Mange

    @Dillon Sparks lol

  25. mia

    I'm in love with this album

    axl roses rocket queen

    Same it's so different from the others

    mia

    @axl roses rocket queen right?? I really like If The World

    axl roses rocket queen

    @mia sameeee

  26. Tanner A

    2:10 , one of my favourite solos of all time.

  27. Pianoman3131313

    1:50 my favorite part!! \m/

  28. granulosum1

    ok,what ever,nice piano

  29. 80s Lady

    *Well done Axl.*

  30. Kelly Schlegel

    Love this entire album! Best voice ever!

  31. Leopard Prince

    By far better than the novel.

  32. donnie norman

    I wish things could have worked out differently for the original lineup years ago, but what's done is done. Disagree if you will, but Axl Rose is a creative genius. It took way too long to record this album because he's a perfectionist, probably even O.C.D. , but there are great lyrics on here !!!

    Keith Petit de Mange

    Yes Axl is an underrated genius and i do firmly believe that

  33. Zothanzuala Chhangte

    This song is still so good ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  34. Michael Montalbano

    Excellent song, Axl is brilliant.

  35. Saint of FaTe

    When all is said and done
    We're not the only ones
    Who look at life this way
    That's what the old folks say
    But every time I see them
    Makes me wish I had a gun
    If I thought that I was crazy
    Well I guess I'd have more fun
    (Guess I'd have more fun)

    Oooh, the Catcher In The Rye Again
    Won't let ya get away from him
    (Tomorrow never comes)
    It's just another day... 
    Like today

    You decide 
    Cause I don't have to
    And then they'll find
    And I won't ask you
    At anytime
    Or long hereafter
    If the cold outside's
    As I'm imagining
    It to be
    Oh, no

    Lana nana na na na
    Lana nana na nana

    Ooh, the Catcher In The Rye Again
    Won't let ya get away from him
    (Tomorrow never comes)
    It's just another day... 
    Like today

    When all is said and done
    We're not the only ones
    Who look at life this way
    That's what the young folks say
    But every time I see them
    Makes me wish I had a gun

    If I thought that I was crazy
    Well I guess I'd have more fun
    (Guess I'd have more fun)
    Cause what used to be's 
    Not there for me
    And ought to for someone
    That belongs... 
    Insane...
    Like I do

    Oh, no
    Not at all

    On an ordinary day
    Not in an ordinary way
    All at once the song I heard
    No longer would it play 
    For anybody
    Or anyone
    That needed comfort from somebody
    Needed comfort from someone 
    Who cared 
    To be
    Not like you
    And unlike me

    And then the voices went away from me
    Somehow you set the wheels in motion
    That haunt our memories
    You were the instrument
    You were the one
    How a body 
    Took the body
    You gave that boy a gun

    You took our innocence
    Beyond our stares
    Sometimes the only thing
    We counted on
    When no one else was there

    Danielle Marcelino

    Thank you so much

  36. Tem de Tudo

    Guns and roses a melhor banda de rock do mundo , amo vcs caras , top dos tops

  37. Meryn Rossiter

    FUCKING BRILLIANT

    Meryn Rossiter

    This track sorts out the boomer brainwash that made me not read the book

  38. Tony Stark

    I love song :3

  39. Jacqueline Silva

    ♡♡♡

  40. Meryn Rossiter

    I like this song much more than the inspirational book

    Meryn Rossiter

    I fucking hate you all

    supadox

    @Meryn Rossiter lol phoney phone very nice

  41. kikayei

    Did Mark Chapman (John Lennon’s murderer) listened to this track, considering it has the same title of his favorite book?

    Meryn Rossiter

    kikayei Hahahahah... You crack me up !

    Paul M

    Bellend

  42. aboutthetruthmedia organization

    I prefer the Brian May version. Cleaner guitar solos.

    Back ln 87

    Slash version is best

    Rei 1

    Back ln 87 aahhahahaha

    Marcos Oyola

    @Back ln 87 pfff hahahahhhq

    aboutthetruthmedia organization

    @Lang Hansen Like.... you're mucking around, aren't you? WOULD BE SO DISAPPOINTED IF IT'S TRUE!

    aboutthetruthmedia organization

    @Lang Hansen Yeah you're right. I checked via a search engine. It seems bizare. You seem to have sanitize what the event, because when you read the full quote apparently it's all based around 1 note when he was doing outtakes in the studio http://www.antimusic.com/news/11/march/25Why_Guns_N_Roses_Dropped_Queens_Brian_May_From_CD.shtml . I don't understand why they've done this, but at the end of the day I still prefer it to the final release version on the album. To be honest, I always felt the guitar solo sounded nice but a bit conservative. To me it's good enough despite the controversy. Thanks for showing me. Even after the emotion I had in my post, I feel ok about it to be honest. But why would anyone want to mess with Brian May? It's like telling Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic how to play tennis!


    PS: It just shows you we can't have trust in anything!

  43. imamastrblastr

    I love this song

  44. Isaac Baena

    This is one of the best songs ever made

  45. M4teus 0liveir4

    👊🎵🎶salve sociedade do rock

  46. Eros Cássius

    When i remember of the protagonist of the book and his life, it makes me feel sad for some reason, and the same with that music

    Meryn Rossiter

    Yeah well it's just American propaganda to make being a misfit feasible so I wouldn't worry about it... Just stop eating animals

    unmaker

    @Meryn Rossiter I have started eating only domestic animals, like cats, and goldfish. Your fanaticism is all the excuse i needed to start catching squirrels from my yard and using their tails as feather dusters. Stop being douchey, save a few animals.

    Meryn Rossiter

    unmaker No squirrels where I am. You would have to toss possums, on the barbie , here

  47. Vomito Mentale

    this album makes me with every next song i listen to sadder.why?lolit begins ok,but then you realized that all the songs sound like failed experiments crying for help.i can understand the urge to try new stuff out,but not so much at the same time.

    TheBryanScout

    Vomito Mentale I mean, Holden Caulfield might as well have been a failed experiment reaching for help, so its fitting.

    Meryn Rossiter

    Wow....Your comment makes you sound like an evil idiot

    Meryn Rossiter

    Vomito Mentale Your the wet blanket from hell

    Devin H

    Vomito, I will vomito all over your commento b/c you are wrong. This is a good album.

  48. ikzelf100

    catcher in the rye is a book every gangster should read, calling money not money but dough is really a neat trick

    Fender King

    I couldn’t get into it. Kept waiting for something to happen but it doesn’t. All he does is complain and it’s considered a classic. Maybe I should read it again

  49. Jennyfer Liz

    ❤❤❤❤❤

  50. whoknowswhodoesnt

    Just finished reading the book because of this song, it's a classic, I know, but I would have never reached for it, had it not been for GN'R - and I'm grateful for this. This song makes a fascinating epilogue btw.

    Jacob Rice

    Agreed. Currently reading the last chapter, nearly done with the book. I relate very well with Holden (Not the prostitute, drugs, drinking, or "sex" parts)

    Richard Tucker

    @Jacob Rice So none of the fun stuff?

    Jacob Rice

    @Richard Tucker LMAO

    Lance Miller

    I also got into the book because of this song. Thank you to the one who commented the quote from Axl and his disliking of the book, I did not know that was his intentions with the song. I couldn’t disagree with him more though. Interesting enough, when I read the book the first time, I was 15 and related to the Holden character so much. Tried reading it again when I was in my early twenties and I couldn’t stand the main character. Thought he was to whiny and pessimistic all the time. Guess that shows what age can do to you. The book is genuinely annoying to me now.

    Sean Conroy

    To be fair Holden chickened out last minute with the prostitute

  51. Xander Blaisdell

    Wtf this is a really underrated song

    DwayliT

    @Kelly Schlegel read the book and you'll get the joke... maybe

    Sonia Sa

    @Tracey Powell I agree. The whole album is amazing and totally underrated

    Eddie Spanjer

    Fuck you ass, your ass is underrated . Flikker.

    Eddie Spanjer

    @Sage Antone bla bla la,...of course you know better as always. You prick.

    Eddie Spanjer

    @Sonia Sa it's not underrated but you think it is, so, pee on you fan ass ( \!/ )