Madagascar (5:38)

Cover of Chinese Democracy

From Chinese Democracy and 1 other release

Written by: “Madagascar” was written by Axl Rose and Chris Pitman.
Written in: “Madgascar” was written in or before 2000.

Additional information: Brain definitely worked on this song.

Sources for the quotes used in the song

Taken from the booklet:
“MADAGASCAR” contains elements from “I Have A Dream” & “Why Jesus Called Man A Fool” by Martin Luther King, Jr. Used courtesy of Intellectual Property Managament, Inc, o/b/o The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr; “Mississippi Burning” used courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer; “Cool Hand Luke” used courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures; “Braveheart” used courtesy of Mel Gibson, Paramount Pictures & Twentieth Century Fox; “Casualties of War” used courtesy of Sony Pictures; “Seven” used courtesy of New Line Cinema, Sample Clearance Services, Music Resources, Inc.


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I won't be taught anymore
That I've been brought down in this storm
And left so far out from the shore
That I can't find my way back, my way anymore

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  • corpsetastic

    So melodramatic and indulgent but that's Axl sometimes lol, good song don't get me wrong but not one of the best on the record.

    12 Jul 3:29am Reply
  • daanminator

    This is a great song. reminds me of the old gnr.

    9 Feb 7:02am Reply
  • Heropsychodream

    I usually only listen to IRS, Street of Dreams, and There was a time off the album but maybe I am doing myself a disservice... I forgot how good this song was.

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Great song, off a great album (2)

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    so underrated

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    Erm anyone who says anything other than "Slash and Buckethead are both terrific guitarists" doesn't know what they're talking about.

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • mtshaggy

    holy suck ass

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Bizon

    @gdcman - it's not sport, man...

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • xxxvanessaxx

    I love the flow in this song ♥__♥

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Raulvalino

    @Steamboating Dude, wash your mouth.

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sheik777

    decent song off CD

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Billy_Mackinnon

    This instantly blows.

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • gdcman

    Buckethead & Thall can play circles around Slash without using thier hands, so get over the "old GnR is better garbage". Check out the you tube vid of Buckethead making a farce out of Slash's Nightrain solo. And please keep the "he has no feeling" takes to yourself because you would be wrong about that as well. The old is great and the new is great. Deal with it!

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • TuneBlendR

    Unrelated to this song, but "Madagascar" was the nick name given to minor league hockey player Don Cherry by his hall of fame coach, Eddie Shore... He was threatened to be traded and sent there, to play, if it were possible.

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • alex1219

    love GNR ...but this is weak

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • treeperch

    This song is fantastic -- me likey. Yes, it sounds different from the original G&R, but that is not surprising after 15 years and a new line-up. I like the old G&R, but I like this too.

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • saumenschwelt

    PQP AMO ESSA MÚSICA!!! Foi a primeira que eu escutei ~do chinese democracy~ <33

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • kmastamine

    ass cakes

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • Kirrk

    Orginal GNR was better but this song is very good.

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • sharwashere

    Only one that's sufferable off that album.

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
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