One in a Million (6:10)

Cover of G N' R Lies

From G N' R Lies and 8 other releases

“One in a Million” is a song by American hard rock group Guns N’ Roses (GN’R). It is the eighth track on the album G N’ R Lies and was released in 1988. The lyrics describe GN’R singer Axl Rose’s experience of getting hustled in the Greyhound bus station upon first arriving in Los Angeles. The song is notable not only for its controversy, but also for being one of the first Guns N’ Roses songs that Axl Rose wrote solo. According to interviews at the time, Rose wrote “One In A Million” on guitar (an instrument he was not proficient in at the time), using only the bottom two strings. This differs from other Rose-written Gn’R songs, which Rose composed on piano or keyboards.

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Guess I needed sometime to get away
I needed some peace of mind, some peace of mind that'll stay
So I thumbed it down to sixth and L.A.
Maybe your greyhound could be my way

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

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  • IOIIOIIOIIOI

    Provocation and satire. Don't forget one of the guitar players is a half afro-american. Get in the ring ;)!

    23 Aug 2:08am Reply
  • EcemN

    Radicals and racists, don't point your finger at me !

    13 Jul 1:59pm Reply
  • Dylbear

    I thought it was a well known fact that Axl Rose is an arsehole. If he wasn't Gunners would be shit.

    14 Mar 4:42am Reply
  • bugamartini

    Remember Axl Rose is the same guy who covered a Charles Manson song "Look at Your Game, Girl" and wore a Charles Manson shirt at a concert he was doing. I think he just enjoys stirring the pot and going out of his way to offend us while he sings in his underwear and Madonna skirts. That's my take.

    9 Feb 5:41pm Reply
  • DanStu1990

    If Axl is supposeadly homophoic, than why were GnR invited to play with Queen at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley in 1992 and sing with Elton John?

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • metalhed00

    Axl's vocal talent right there. Good song.

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • sto79

    Great song, fuckin' love it!

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • OnanismMonthly

    @DanMaiden1990: What "point"? That he doesn't like LGBT people or Middle-Easterners? He can take that point and shove it up his ass.

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Deardeadfriend

    See all those white people defending this racist song with weak arguments

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • Tymbolic

    IMMIGRANTS AND FAGGOTS

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    Great song, sounds like the soundtrack to my shitty city.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    dafuq?

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ynard

    It's still a good song, whatever u faggots say. Lol j/k ;)

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Kalle, su esposa es hermosa por el barro? Al principio sí, pero luego comenzó a desmoronarse las cosas.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • celoporto

    Hey .. Miss_Mahrie The problem is when someone wants to leave this bad energy free doing something that I will not speak here. And c'mon... It is much easier a foreigner suffer racism just because is not native to that for other reasons.

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • zdzisiujooo

    naah, you can't

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DeathNoteAddict

    Ooh, I just love Axl's voice <3 Mm... I can just ignore what it is he's saying and just appreciate the beauty of how it's sung {:

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • DeathNoteAddict

    I heard "niggers" and I was like... o: Axl? Rly?? ._. Then it goes on to say "immigrants and faggots" /: Wtf...? Um, really not sure what to say about the lyrics, but I like the sound... :P

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • mtshaggy

    one of my fav G&R tracks...speaks my childhood

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • GeneralHoden

    sun is shining, this tune and some time to chill :) thats all :)

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
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