Slash - Crucify The Dead Lyrics




The fire started long ago
The flames burned out, still embers glow
So charred and black
There's nothing left to burn, to burn

We had the same dream
Lived life to extreme
A loaded gun jammed by a rose

The thorns are knots around your head
Your ego cursed you till you bled
You cannot crucify the dead
To me you're dead, yeah

The future is unset in stone
Decisions past leave you alone
Betrayed us all with your own selfish greed, your greed, yeah

New soldiers now say
That your beggars collect
Re-crucified and paid by you

The thorns are knots around your head
Your ego cursed you till you bled
You cannot crucify the dead
To me you're dead, yeah

We were like brothers with the world in our hands
You always have too much to say
Someday you look back and you wonder why
You let it all slip away, yeah

[SOLO]

Crucify the dead
Crucify the dead

The thorns are knots around your head
Your ego cursed you till you bled
You cannot crucify the dead
To me you're dead, yeah





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  1. Bugio

    Aprenda a mandar uma indireta pra alguém com Slash ksks

  2. Thapa Sunil

    Slace is nothing can be like a boss 😎

  3. Buzzed Woody

    I never knew this existed but I love it

  4. Alex Reeperbahn

    I remember playing assassins creed 3 while listening to this song

  5. Anti Murphy

    An open letter to Axl. The lyrics are obvious

  6. Zinc Wingman

    2019 and still going strong.... wish we could have got more of such from ozzy n slash

  7. chelsea steadman

    I love these 2 rock gods they work so well together

  8. The Renegade J

    Fuck it GNR or Myles Kennedy I’ll always love Slash

  9. Amanda Muraroo

    2019 ❤️

  10. Dude D haha Dinkli

    🤔😎just great fy fan va bra✌🤘👍🖒🤘👏

  11. Master Edrick

    "A loaded gun jammed by a rose? " okey that make sense

  12. Rinalds Riters

    Though it was "you cannot crucify the dead to be undead"
    Made sense somehow

  13. rafa83fs

    crucify axel

  14. Phil

    Slash is the best!

  15. Jemima Rempel

    ozzy osbourne ist geil

  16. Barbara Hernandez Pacheco

    Ozzy has always been a favourite
    Both a perfect mix 🔥🔥

  17. ISashaI

    Awsome album cover!

  18. Nikki Lester

    Axel are you listening

  19. Electroman 73

    I saw in an article that Ozzy said he has never met Axl Rose in person.
    It amazes me how he wrote the lyrics for this song without ever meeting Axl.

  20. Joe G

    Love this song

  21. kyunmelru

    アルバムの中で一番好き

    ᄐᄒᄀ

    dokdo is korean island

  22. nick langelo

    2k18????

  23. Mason Fjeldsted

    They should do a whole album together. This is the collaboration everyone needed.

  24. Namikawa Hitomi

    Wow... A long time without listen this :O

  25. Alma Isoldi

    Me encanto!!

  26. Diego Melendez

    Slash is Legend and better off solo...he does not need GNR or Velvet Revolver....

  27. ???

    Wtf ....slash and ozzy and only 566k viws ????

    Eduardo Mestre

    sad... but true.

    volkswagen golf mk1

    @Eduardo Mestre that song has got a lot more views tho!

  28. Freddi Pilar cruz

    Slash sucks

    F W

    nope....i think it's you that sucks.

  29. David A.Arellano

    Axl Rose is an easy man to hate indeed

  30. Top Vídeos

    Aquela indireta pro Axl só de leve

  31. Karoline Costa

    Arrepio toda vez que escuto essa música. Ft. incrível!

  32. max dawe

    this song clearly shows how gifted both of these artists really are

  33. Not Relevant

    its official, John Michael Osbourne officially writes the best diss tracks. miracle man and then this. G.O.A.T.

  34. Mondeep Maity

    you are the best slush man!!! lbv u Slush

  35. VUK Theories

    The fire started long ago
    The flames burned out, still embers glow
    So charred and black
    There's nothing left to burn, to burn

    We had the same dream
    Lived life to extreme
    A loaded gun jammed by a rose

    The thorns are knots around your head
    Your ego cursed you till you bled
    You cannot crucify the dead
    To me you're dead, yeah

    The future is unset in stone
    Decisions past leave you alone
    Betrayed us all with your own selfish greed, your greed, yeah

    New soldiers now say
    That your beggars collect
    Re-crucified and paid by you

    The thorns are knots around your head
    Your ego cursed you till you bled
    You cannot crucify the dead
    To me you're dead, yeah

    We were like brothers with the world in our hands
    You always have too much to say
    Someday you look back and you wonder why
    You let it all slip away, yeah

    [SOLO]

    Crucify the dead
    Crucify the dead

    The thorns are knots around your head
    Your ego cursed you till you bled
    You cannot crucify the dead
    To me you're dead, yeah

  36. Apostolos Bokas

    I can't get over how good the lyrics are. Ozzy, you should have written more!

  37. Robert E Coleman

    slash is one of best gutarist every. ozzy is my favorite ever

  38. Dave Barnack

    one of my favourite albums. excellent blend.

  39. John Connor

    Slash is a Genius of R&R!!

  40. Timmer Ratajczyk

    Ozzy can simply fart awesome music. This was supremely badass.

    kosjeyr

    But remember; without awesome musicians like Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee, there would be no Ozzy.

  41. Samiah

    why is this song doesn't have any live performance with oozy I'm so mad

    Chris Ayers

    Sam I think it’s because it’s an Slash song, not an Ozzy song. But Idk if Slash played to live much

  42. Josh XMS

    I don't know why but I always get emotional over Randy Rhodes when he says "we had the same dream, lived life to the extreme"

  43. Josh XMS

    My favourite thing about slash is he adapts depending on who he is with. The thing with Adam Levine is not over the top, the M.Shadows sounds just like A7X and he works perfect with Miles Kennedy

    Skyler W

    I just starting to notice that.

    El Finnle

    Slash is such a good musician it’s honestly unbelievable. Like what you said about him working with shadows: It sounded exactly like a song you’d expect to see on nightmare. He adapts so well to the people he works with’s pieces that it comes out a masterpiece

  44. marioyuc95

    About Axl???

    Misiek

    exactly :)

    Phil Turner

    Ozzy worte the Lyrics and I dont think he writes abive Axle even he sings "a loaded gun jammed by a rose". Ozzy is a lyricle master and even meldoic

  45. Drugs Bunny

    Q tal tan cerdos jajajjajajajjaja

  46. R R

    Great song,Good lyrics

  47. Gina Soledad

    Here we are now

    IcyGalaxian

    I feel stupid

    Corey Todd

    and contagious

    Shuvah Luvah

    Here we are now

    Nihilus

    Entertain us

    Luke Lemire

    Gina Suriani YEAH!!!

  48. CONSTANCE SHAW

    Osbourne is the best

  49. CoolHandBart Flying Around

    That was bad ass!

  50. McCoyisTheBest

    Osbourne sings on this song: "A loaded gun jammed by a rose, the thorns are not around your head, your ego cut you till you bled." Slash denied suggestions that the lyric refers to his former Guns 'n' Roses bandmate Axl Rose. He told the Toronto Sun the words were written by Osbourne and do not refer to Rose. "It was an Ozzy thing," he explained. "He said the song represents the situation he's had in his relationships with other musicians. Yes, there were some key lines in there that were very suggestive of my own experience – but he said, 'No, this is just an overall picture of the issues'."

    Jim Bob

    comn man do you really think he would come out and be like hey guys this songs about axl and what gnr was na bro i dont think so this song is definitely about axl

    Joseph Dolman

    even though this is slash's song ozzy said it would be how he'd describe axl and the new gnr
    his views not slash's opinion of axl

  51. Kendal Grace

    thank God they've made up their differences like last year. And now look - Slash and Duff are back in Guns N' Roses. Their even headlining Cochella this year. #GnFnR

    Josh Letten

    +Kendal Grace Just saw them last weekend it was a great show ^_^

  52. Diego mustaine

    el gran ozzy y su vos nunca mueren

  53. Matt M

    Axl and Slash are re-uniting. :)

    Kendal Grace

    I know xD

    Holly Molly

    +Matt M still embers glow....

  54. Kelli Kelley

    ozzy wrote the lyrics but slash said yes for sure it's about axl

  55. Alistair Lobo

    Slah quite tried Randy Rhoads at some point of time

  56. Freezknotable/Metal Bunny Records

    Now playing on Freezknotable: All That's Heavy Volume One (2011) Slash "Crucify The Dead" Featuring Ozzy (2010)

  57. paochoua

    Go check out..."Sorry" by GNR and tell me who shit hurts more.

    Matt M

    +ItzMe Fickry Just saying ... Slash didn't write the lyrics. They're perfect for the music, but that's Ozzy's stuff. Which is pretty funny ... even an outsider can feel more pain when they write from a place that is just, which Axl ain't, lol. Ozzy hasn't even met Axl. No need to be rude?

    ItzMe Fickry

    of course

    Dapanji

    +Matt M Thx for the explanation :)

    Mike utubesux

    Sorry is a great song, but some of the lyrics are Axl's worst. IDK how such a brilliant lyricist like him could put down "You talk too much. You say I do. Difference is nobody cares about you" and not be embarrassed to put that out. That's like the most stereotypical grade school insult there is.

  58. Paciu

    fukng awesome..Slash rulez

  59. Dana Madala

    Holy shit, this song is badass! Never heard this CD before, I need to get out more evidently, lol

  60. Chad Metzger

    found this a few years ago and i have to say this song and album are still repeated frequently on my ipod

    Dj Roxanne

    +Chad Metzger i just found this album and as surprised as i was at some of slash's choice of singers i have to say he was dead on when thinking of who should sing each song he wrote!! im really enjoying the entire album.. i gotta go buy it, but no mp3, mp4 crap, sorry ,( that's my opinion)I want music i can hold and read the cover and or liner notes ,so im going to get the lp, if he used that medium,and if not the CD..

  61. Tyler Ford

    @Charlie Steer YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS ITS AMAZING

  62. Jimmy Lee Van De Putte

    Great collaboration! John and Saul got off great! Eric Valentine's production is the best as always!

  63. metalmaniac32960

    great song but i'm tired of seeing incorrect lyrics. the corrections= The thorns are not around your head/ your ego cuts you til you bled. anyone who says different all i got to say is look in the booklet that comes with the CD. Other than that you nailed the lyrics.

  64. MJSpiritual

    Well...Axl didn't get totally buried in this song hahaha.

  65. AceofHearts 0103

    @Aryna actually,,its ur ego cuts u till u bled!!

  66. ClaudiusVideo's

    ozzy and slash need to do entire album of bad ass tracks sounding like this O.O

    Filthy Hippie

    Totally agree!

    kosjeyr

    Ozzy did say that GnR could've been the next supergroup if Axl didn't fuck it up.

    Cousin IT

    Okay, well now we have "Straight to Hell"😄

    Cousin IT

    And w ordinary man, w slash and elton

  67. dronyt

    This is satan talking to Jesus

    Gamers Universe

    God is dead

    lifes good

    @Gamers Universe stfu

    Black Axe

    @brunopck same thing. Potato potahto

    Gayrai Vlogs

    @Gamers Universe He ended his eternal existence when he listened to this song and realized that we had surpassed him long ago.

    kosjeyr

    @Gamers Universe did you put that as a pun on the movie or last Black Sabbath 13 song? Either way, lol

  68. Rostas Rozalinda Ugacsaka

    Slash - Crucify The Dead (Feat. Ozzy Osbourne)

  69. Alain Schutter

    subscribe my channel please!

  70. Tommy Presutti

    Get over it.. Slash is rocking and still looks the part.. as for Axl... well.........

  71. Ozzy Osbourne

    'A loaded Gun jammed by a Rose' - so many meanings and ways this can be put. I love this line, I do like Axl I'm not part of the Axl hatred thing but this line is classic. Ozzy Osbourne is my all time favourite and my dad brought me up on Guns n Roses so I love that this is sung by Ozzy.

    Nutmeg Bretbrunner

    same. Like I may bitch about someone or call them out but that's because I'm brutally honest. There are very few people I hate, and Axl isn't one of them.

  72. DerAlmighty

    Why is every word capitalized in the description? :s

  73. Mike utubesux

    How have they not done this live?!?!?!?!

  74. ItsGodneyBitch

    slash will you let it go already!?!??! i love you but you really need to move on. 

    jack jamison

    It was written by Ozzy Osbourne who said he wanted to say what he would say in Slash's shoes.

    ItsGodneyBitch

    @Jamie Jackson i hear slash wrote it but ozzy got the credit cuz they didnt want problems with axl

    jack jamison

    Meh people are probably paranoid until it officially comes out as such. As for now I'll go with what Ozzy said.

    ItsGodneyBitch

    @Jamie Jackson im sure they are paranoid. i just think slash wrote it, maybe they both did? who knows

    Mike utubesux

    @Godneyproductionss The majority of the lyrics on this album were written by the singers. Besides, Slash isn't the type to start shit, look at his answers to questions regarding AXL and GNR, he's always diplomatic and careful what he says.

  75. Dime6String

    Ozzy actually wrote these lyrics. He's gone on record saying that these lyrics represent what he would say to Axl on Slash's behalf. Slash did not write the lyrics for this. It was all Ozzy and I happen to stand by him on this! 

    Michael Deev

    still waiting on his response

    Max Mustermann

    so finally Ozzy did write some lyrics on his own ;)

    Alexus

    Besides Ozzy was kick out from Black Sabbatt :v

    Patrick Bruns

    He lied. Its a personal thing to him. I think he lost a good friend years ago maybe more than just a friend... Its a big secret

    Enrico

    @Max Mustermann cheeky lol

  76. Max Faust - Composer

    Man you look at the music world like a buisness man , it's sad

  77. Warr's Circus of Madness

    Axl did take the rights of the name Guns N' Roses, however I kinda agree with you. The whole Axl/Slash feud can't be that one sided as the media/Slash try to make us believe.

    Da gru

    @*****
    Yeahr... come on, every Hit of GnR wouldn´t be anything without Slash and the whole band, Intro of sweet Child o Mine, one of the voted best Riffs of the world, Slash, Paradise city, welcome to the jungle, group products. We should simply accept it, that most of all Rocksongs are made as a group projekt, and every member of the Band brings his one and unique style to the song, that makes it what it is. Slash without Axls voice would be probably even unknown. Old Guns n Roses was a combination of people who fit musically perfectly together and than split up in different styles, Slash hold the old style up with snakepit, and began to evolve over Velvet, and his solo album, to the style he`s  got today, and axl sadly made nothing till Chinese democracy, and sadly too, was Slash over all the years more Guns n Roses than Chinese democracy. But thats easy to explain, new GnR is only another word for Axl Rose band, and thats not bad, its just logically, its not longer the Band it was, if 4/5 of the Band get changed. Its Another Band with the old, same name.

    But its interessting to see, that Slash changes his singers, like Axl changes the Leadguitarists of GnR, both are searching for another, but they will never again find together. Its not really important, why GnR are splitted of, its just important, that they´ve done it.

    Clear Love

    @***** Actually slash wrote alot of the songs.

    Sea Change

    @SD .Dranzer Slash used to be in my band called Rifles and flowers. In the 80s. We wrotemost of the music which slash stole and took with him to guns n roses. In fact even t name was stolen from us. I wrote most of guns n roses hits, except Chinese democracy

    Keked White Male

    You guys seem to be forgetting about Izzy, he was just as important as Slash was to GNR. He wrote many of the licks and fills for all the song on AFD

    el ayuwoki

    @Sea Change Shut up condom

  78. Fábio Lisboa

    actualy he did even before this song, the song is called sorry and it was lunched in 2008 if im not wrong

  79. Erika Allan

    dont worry he was already quite a bit of an asshole before the fame, i know someone who dated him just before they went and got famous

  80. Facundo Fernandez

    axl Crucify The Dead axl Crucify The Dead axl Crucify The Dead axl Crucify The Dead

  81. Holykefka

    In simple.Axl became an asshole.

    F W

    Yep, couldn't have said it better myself. I guess it's cool that G N' R are touring again, but without Izzy it just isn't G N' R. I understand not touring with Steven because he hasn't been sober for very long and going on tour with Guns N' Roses probably would have been too much for him to handle in terms of sticking to his sobriety - could easily have lead to another major relapse. But, they fucked Izzy, he actually wrote/co-wrote at least half of the entire G N' R catalog and he is the original rhythm guitarist of Guns N' Roses. I like Richard Fortus, he's a cool guy, great guitar player, but he doesn't belong. What really upsets me is that Fortus isn't just playing Izzy's parts the way Gilby Clarke did. They have him playing a lot of super flashy shred type solos live which do not mesh very well with Slash's style. more importantly it totally alters the vibe of G N" R. Go watch Rocket Queen live at the Ritz 1988 which features an extended instrumental part just like the new performances, but Slash is the only one playing solos. Then watch one of the new live versions from the reunion tour which usually starts with a Fortus solo followed by Slash. None of the new live version hold a candle to the live performance from the Ritz.

  82. The Skay Channel

    This Is For You Axl

  83. Nero4677

    WTF is wrong with you this is not YMCMB he is not ussing autotune i bet the ozzy doesn`t even know what is autotune !!!

  84. ohinek

    make whole album..

  85. Jordan

    Slash left because he was fed up of Axl disrespecting the audience and crew and causing the band to take to the stage late almost every show on the use your illusions tour and he was sick of Axl legally minipulating the band to get ownership of everything and downgrading them to hired hands and he didnt like the departures of steven and izzy

  86. chadvonswan

    what exactly happend with the whole Axle Rose situation?

  87. Nayra Carvalho Moraes

    Axl writes "sorry" to Slash and Slash writes "Crucify the dead" to Axl.

  88. Danime Cosplay

    Why slap Axl Rose if Ozzy can do it for you? xD

  89. thaLA lakeshow

    Well

    Slash: 1
    Axl: 0

    Your move Axl. Since you cant talk about each other in interviews might as well write songs about the fued.

  90. ico

    dude, love your avatar :D go megas!

  91. yolandi visser

    Actually Slash & Ozzy wrote it, because I've checked it on wiki.

  92. Paronimous

    yes, Ozzy wrote it

  93. Paronimous

    shot the fuck up, Ozzy wrote it, lol