Newly Leaked Guns N’ Roses Song Sounds Like Nine Inch Nails & Linkin Park

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Guns N’ Roses’ song “Silkworms” has leaked after almost 20 years after it was reportedly recorded around 1998-2000, though a live version has been in circulation. A never before heard version of “Oh My God” has also leaked. We won’t be posting the songs since they were was not officially released by the band, but the recording of “Silkworms” definitely sounds like a song of its time. Fans have compared the sound of “Silkworms” to Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, and The Prodigy. It definitely has a very late 90’s/early 2000’s electronica and industrial rhythm, and sounds like it would have fit in an action movie at that time.

It sounds far too dated to have even fit on the Chinese Democracy album we finally heard in 2008. Axl Rose’s vocals are totally distorted throughout the entire song, though there is a brief melodic breakdown near the end that sounds like a small taste of a superior song. Certain lyrical portions have been removed from this recording, which sounds like a demo.

A different version of “Oh My God” has also leaked. The song was originally released in 1999 for the End of Days soundtrack, and for about 17 years it was the only officially released new song from Axl Rose. This version is mostly similar in musical structure to the official version outside of altered lyrics, but there is a much funkier guitar riff during one of the verses.

It’s rumored that there is a much better version of “Silkworms” in existence, especially with Axl Rose praising Buckethead’s solo in the song in the past, and there is no solo in this version. Apparently there are versions with Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal as well. Apparently this leak came about as a deal went wrong with someone in possession of the songs who wanted thousands of dollars for unreleased Chinese Democracy era material.

Below are reported “Oh My God” lyrics from MyGNRForum.

It’s not as you’re thinking
Or as you’ve imagined
To live in the shade of
Beliefs that were fashioned
To leave you in slavery and drain out your soul
But what can i do when there’s so many liars
That crawl through your veins
Like millions of spiders
That seek out their victims
And who is the wiser
Watch out
Got you

[Chorus]
Oh my god
I can’t deny this
I’ve been taught just to kill and fight this
To bury it deeper where nobody can find it
Like nobody wanted to know

[Verse 2]
So give it away
Like they’re not going to fuck you
How long can you bear him
To come back and haunt you
To burn past your feelings
And cause you to suffer
You’re starting to bleed
They don’t give you up
Before its too late
What will you offer
In way of a healing
I’m so confused, abused, misused

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than a strong compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shuffle
If only you had let me know
Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than the last compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shadows
If only you had let me know

[Verse 4]
And they won’t give in
Because they know what they’re after
A kick in the face
Like its all that would matter
Ohh

[Chorus]
Oh my god
I can’t deny this
I’ve been taught just to murder and fight this
To bury it deeper where nobody can find it
Like nobody wanted to know

[Verse 5]
Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than a good compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shuffle
If only you had let me know
Ooh, well its on with the show
Like the tide down on the ocean
The waves already set in motion
The only one in the game that’s lost is you