Monday, June 27, 2011

you gotta be here, you gotta be there

sweet child o' mine
why do I see you in the streets
lost in the abyss

sweet child o' mine
why do I see you in that roadside
my mind split so wide?

sweet child o' mine
why do I see you in that corner
reading a tattered copy of Homer

sweet child o' mine
why don't I see you anywhere
you gotta be here, you gotta be there

sweet child o' mine
why do I see you on the roof-
of your existence, I had no proof


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Sweet Child o' Mine is the third single by American rock band Guns N' Roses, and the third from their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. It remains one of my favourite songs, of all time. 

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

very nice...i went to the longest guns n roses concert ever 6.5 hours...great choice...and nice repitition of the opening line and building the emotion and tale through the rest of each verse...emotive...

Heaven said...

Good choice ~ I too like using repetitive lines in my poems.

Nice to meet you ~

Helen said...

You wrote a 'sweet' poem with this song for inspiration!!!

Fred said...

yeah I agree, it's my favorite GNR song by far, with Dead horse in a distant second place thanks, brought back some memories

The Bug said...

I like that song too - and I love the emotions your poem evokes.

Mama Zen said...

Great song!

ayala said...

Very nice!

chiccoreal said...

Yes, it this is a favourite of mine too, (tongue out with devil fingers or are they hawaiian hang-loose finger wave?)...far out! Is G&R Heavy metal! Yet they have sensitive songs too; nice mix! Inspiring!

Peter Goulding said...

Nice homage. I think its the guitar riff that makes the song. Great that you've improved the lyrics!

gautami tripathy said...

Peter Goulding, You are SO right. That Guitar riff rips me apart every time I listen to this song.....

Fiducia said...

Great choice, great flow, amazing rhythm of repetition, and yeah, truly a vintage number from the best! Kudos!!

Laurie Kolp said...

I always have liked Guns n Roses... love this fitting poem!

Karen said...

Great use of the lines in your very evocative poem. I'm reading lots into this one.

moondustwriter said...

A favorite song / a delightful poem

Thanks for the One Shot support each week

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Kudos for using the song to draw inspiration from.#likesyour style

Sean Vessey said...

Great words/ great song :-)

b_ said...

Neat. I like Homer in the corner, but I love the last one.

Jerry said...

this was sweet...seriously