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Guns N' Roses

Catcher in the Rye (5:53)

Written by: "Catcher In The Rye" was written by Axl Rose and Paul Tobias
in or before 2000.

Catcher In The Rye Songfacts says: The title refers to J.D. Salinger's novel of adolescence Catcher in The Rye. Rose appears to be questioning in this song why angst-ridden youths, such as Mark Chapman, the murderer of John Lennon, appear to be motivated by the book's anti-hero Holden Caulfield.

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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

Guns N' Roses - Catcher in the Rye Lyrics


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