“We wanna dedicate this song to the people that try to hold you back,
to people that tell you how to live,
people who tell you how to dress,
people who tell you how to talk,
people who tell you what you can say and what you can’t say,
I personally don’t need that… I don’t need that shit in my life!
Those are the kinda people that get me down, they make me feel like somebody, somebody out there is OUT TA GET ME…" 
 - Axl Rose in New York, 1988 (x)