"I was fucking around with this stupid little riff. Axl said, Hold the fucking phones! That's amazing!" - Slash
If we did any kind of ballads, it was bluesy. This was an uptempo ballad. That's one of the gayest things you can write. But at the same time, it's a great song - I'm not knocking it - but at the time, it just did not fit in with the rest of our, sot of, schtick. And, of course, it would be the biggest hit we ever had." - Slash
"The 'blue sky' line actually was one of my first childhood memories - looking at the blue sky and wishing I could disappear in it because it was so beautiful." - Axl Rose
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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