You're Crazy


Title: You're Crazy
On Album: Appetite For Destruction
Also Included On: "G N'R Lies", "Live Era '87-'93"
Running Time: 3:16
Produced by: Mike Clink

Engineered by: Mike Clink
Mixed by: Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

Audio: N/A

Single
: No
Video
: No

Vocals: Axl
Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Slash
Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Izzy
Bass: Duff
Drums: Steven


Written by: "You're Crazy" is credited to Guns N' Roses, but it was written by Axl, Izzy and Slash. Axl and Izzy wrote the lyrics.
Written in
: "You're Crazy" was written in or before 1986.

Additional information: "You're Crazy" was re-recorded for Lies. Originally it was titled "Fuckin' Crazy".

Lyrics

I been lookin' for a trace
Lookin' for a heart
Lookin' for a lover in a world
That's much too dark
You don't want my love
You want satisfaction
You don't need my love
You gotta find yourself another
Piece of the action, yeah

Said where you goin'
What you gonna do
I been lookin' everywhere
I been lookin' for you

You don't want my love
You want satisfaction
You don't need my love
You gotta find yourself another
Piece of the action
'Cause you're crazy
You're fuckin' crazy
Ya know you're crazy
I said you're crazy
Say boy where ya comin' from
Where'd ya get that point of view
When I was younger
Said I knew someone like you
And they said

You don't want my love
You want satisfaction
You don't need my love
You gotta find yourself another
Piece of the action
'Cause you're crazy
You're fuckin' crazy
Ya know you're crazy
I said you're crazy
Ooh you're crazy
You know you're crazy
Well you're crazy
You know you're crazy

You know you are
Bring it down
You're fuckin' crazy
Live Performances

"You're Crazy" was a regular in the setlist during the "Appetite For Destruction" tour. It was played very fast during 1987, but it was slowed down in 1988. It was performed a few times during 1991 and returned to the setlists in February 1993.

Notable performances
:
July 11, 1986 - Hollywood, CA - First known performance of the song.
June 7, 1991 - Toronto, Canada - Rare performance with Sebastian Bach.
June 8, 1991 - Toronto, Canada - Rare performance with Sebastian Bach.
February 23, 1993 - Austin, TX - First performance on the Skin & Bones tour. This one is entirely acoustic.

In Their Own Words

Izzy: It's called "Fucking Crazy".

Axl
: It's called 'You're Crazy' 'cause I didn't want some asshole picking it up and they go, 'they put fuck on here,' and then they won't even give it a chance. It was written on acoustic, about another girl we know who was crazy.

Slash
: "You're Crazy" is a song we originally wrote as an acoustic song right after the band was signed. But we worked on it during rehearsals and it popped up as an electric song on "Appetite".


Axl
: Everytime we record 'Crazy' something happens. When it's really on, the band goes into a trancelike state. You leave everything else behind. I don't think I quite hit what I was looking for. I don't think there's a major problem with it, I just don't think we quite hit it, I think everything else kicks ass!

Slash: When I play that song, I don't even know what I'm playing. It's just such a kick in the ass for me, so I run around. I try to concentrate on the music and keep kinda stationary, except on that song. I don't play the same solo every night 'cause I'm not on the same wavelength as other nights.

Axl: It's a very special, magical song. Everytime we record "Crazy" something happens.