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November Rain
Song

November Rain

Guns N Roses
Album:
Use Your Illusion I

Song meaning of November Rain by Guns n Roses, and what it is about


No other band members wanted to be involved in the song's creation, according to a story Axl Rose broke during the Chinese Democracy Tour in 2006. Slash and Duff McKagan felt that Rose was ignoring their selection of more straightforward rock tunes, so they were against the band's shift to symphonic ballads. Rose eventually convinced the others while she was employed at Can-Am Studios.


Axl penned the song "about a time someone bent his fingers back like he was a little baby," according to Slash.


Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, Elton John's 1973 masterpiece, served as an inspiration for the song's creation.


Rose composed a sweeping string arrangement that gives it a strong symphonic overtone.


At the time of its release, the song was the longest to reach the top ten of the chart, peaking at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at number 10 on numerous international music charts and at number four on the UK Singles Chart.


Lyrics of November Rain by Guns n Roses


When I look into your eyes

I can see a love restrained

But, darlin', when I hold you

Don't you know I feel the same? Yeah

 

'Cause nothing lasts forever

And we both know hearts can change

And it's hard to hold a candle

In the cold November rain

 

We've been through this such a long, long time

Just tryna kill the pain, ooh yeah

But lovers always come and lovers always go

And no one's really sure who's lettin' go today, walkin' away

If we could take the time to lay it on the line

I could rest my head, just knowin' that you were mine, all mine

 

So, if you want to love me

Then, darlin', don't refrain

Or I'll just end up walkin'

In the cold November rain

 

Do you need some time on your own?

Do you need some time all alone?

Ooh, everybody needs some time on their own

Ooh, don't you know you need some time all alone?

 

I know it's hard to keep an open heart

When even friends seem out to harm you

But if you could heal a broken heart

Wouldn't time be out to charm you, whoa-whoa

 

Sometimes, I need some time on my own

Sometimes, I need some time all alone

Ooh, everybody needs some time on their own

Ooh, don't you know you need some time all alone?

 

And when your fears subside

And shadows still remain, ooh yeah

I know that you can love me

When there's no one left to blame

 

So, never mind the darkness

We still can find a way

'Cause nothin' lasts forever

Even cold November rain

 

Don't ya think that you need somebody?

Don't ya think that you need someone?

Everybody needs somebody

You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?

Don't ya think that you need someone?

Everybody needs somebody

You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?

Don't ya think that you need someone?

Everybody needs somebody

You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?

Don't ya think that you need someone?

Everybody needs somebod

Release Date

1992

Songwriter/s

Axl Rose

Producer/s

Mike Clink, Guns N' Roses

Label/s

Geffen

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