''I wrote the lyrics while visiting a friend in Seattle. It's a big city, but at the same time, it's still a small city compared to L.A. and the things that you're gonna learn. It seemed a lot more rural up there. I just wrote how it looked to me." - Axl Rose
"Welcome to the Jungle" was just a riff I made sitting in my bedroom on an acoustic guitar and Axl just happened to be there. Where he got the lyrics I really have no idea, but when we actually put the song together I think it took maybe an hour. - Slash
''The lyrics from this song originated when I spent a night in a Queens schoolyard before joining the band. A black guy said, 'You're in the jungle! You gonna die.'" - Axl Rose
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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