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Guns N' Roses

Coma (9:49)

"Coma" is a song by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It appears on the 1991 album Use Your Illusion I. At 10 minutes, 13 seconds it is the longest track released by the band, even though it lacks choruses.

Slash states that he wrote the music to this song in a house he and Izzy rented in Hollywood Hills, following the Appetite for Destruction tours. In an interview, Axl talks about writing "Coma":

"I tried to write that song for a year, and couldn't. I went to write it at the studio and passed out. I woke up two hours later and sat down and wrote the whole end of the song, like, just off the top of my head. It was like, don't even know what's coming out, man, but it's coming. I think one of the best things that I've ever written was maybe the end segment of the song "Coma". It just poured out."

The song has only been played live four times, possibly due to its length and the strain it causes singer, Axl Rose. A rare live version was featured on Japanese and vinyl copies of the Guns N' Roses live album Live Era: '87-'93.

According to Duff McKagan, the original title of the song is "Girth" which was inspired by West Arkeen's penis.

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