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Die For You (4:17)

(Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Jim Vallance)

A hundred numbers on my wall
Some with names I sometimes call
I drop a coin and watch it fall
Tryin' to get connected to you

A thousand hours all alone
My softest pillow turns hard as stone
This is the longest night on my own
Lyin' here thinking of you

Sometimes I shake my head
And laugh to myself
I'd like to start again with somebody else
I'm like a broken toy forgotten on the shelf

Baby, I could have been someone
I could have been something
It would have been nothing to die for you
Baby, you're going to need me
You'd better believe me
It would have been easy to die for you

A million memories flood my brain
Drown my sorrow, kill my pain
Whets my thirst for you again
Just another night to get through

All my neighbors scream for quiet at my door
Shattered glass and torn up photos on the floor
Well, I couldn't stand to see your pictures anymore

Baby, I could have been someone
I could have been something
It would have been nothing to die for you
Baby, you're going to need me
You'd better believe me
It would have been easy to die for you

These cuts are deep but you plead innocent (innocent)
Are you hell or are you heaven-sent (heaven sent)
You're much to cold to know how much you meant to me, yeah

A billion tear drops fallen from my eyes
But it's just a joke now
And I'm laughing at your lies
You make me hard as rock and now I realize

I could have been someone
I could have been something
It would have been nothing to die for you
Aww, you're going to need me
You'd better believe me
It would have been easy to die for you

Yeah, I could have been someone
I could have been something
It would have been nothing to die for you
Oh, you're going to need me
You'd better believe me
It would have been easy to die for you

Alice Cooper: Lead Vocals
Mick Mars: Guitars
Stef Burns: Guitar
Hugh McDonald: Bass
Mickey Curry: Drums
Robert Bailey: Keyboards
John Webster: Keyboards
Steve Croes: Synclavier
West Coast Gang: Backing Vocals

Song Information

"Alice, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx wrote Die For You at Mick's house in one all-day session. 'Mick wrote the riff, I had an idea for the chorus, and Alice did the rest' says Nikki. Songsmith Jim Vallance helped Alice finish it." (Metal Edge, October 1991)