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Listen to Guns N' Roses' energetic new song, Hard Skool

It's here! Recently-teased new Guns N' Roses track Hard Skool has arrived – and it's a fun one…

Listen to Guns N' Roses' energetic new song, Hard Skool
Words:
Emily Carter

After separate teasers from Slash and Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses have finally dropped an official studio version of their sort-of new song, Hard Skool!

Just like August's ABSUЯD, the track was written during the infamously long-running Chinese Democracy sessions (only this one was apparently also leaked online in the summer of 2019), and had a totally different working title: Jackie Chan.

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Interestingly, GN'R performed live last night at Columbus, Ohio's Value City Arena on their U.S. tour as the song dropped, but didn't actually play Hard Skool live to celebrate its release – though the band did reportedly soundcheck with it. So maybe the song will be getting its first live airing in the coming days?

Anyway, listen to Hard Skool below:

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And check out the lyrics:

All cautions made
Every chance was given
No effort spared
To save what we had
All in good faith
I would not hesitate
To extend myself
And lend you my hand

But you had to play it cool, had to do it your way
Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away
Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay
If that were true, it wouldn't matter anyway

As tempers fade
And lies forgiven
No cause embraced
Could break what we had
In its place
A storm is lifting
I would've thought you could be more of a man

But you had to play it cool, had to do it your way
Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away
Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay
If that were true, it wouldn't matter anyway

But you had to play it cool, had to do it your way
Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away
Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay
If that were true, it wouldn't matter anyway

You had to play it cool, had to do it your way
Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away
Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay
If that were true, it wouldn't matter anyway

You had to play it cool, had to do it your way
Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away
Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay
If that were true, it wouldn't matter anyway

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