Die For You
Recording Artist: Alice Cooper
Writers: Jim Vallance
Alice Cooper
Nikki Sixx
Mick Mars
Date Written: August 1992
Albums: Hey Stoopid (1991)
Audio:
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Alice Cooper: vocal
Stef Burns: guitars
Hugh McDonald: bass
Mickey Curry: drums
John Webster: keyboards
Steve Croes: synclavier
Robert Bailey: keyboards

Produced by Peter Collins.  Recorded by Paul Northfield at Bearsville Studios (New York) and The Complex (Los Angeles). 

Mixed at A&M Studios (Los Angeles).
Comments:
Alice wrote the chorus for "Die For You" with Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars, prior to arriving at my studio in Vancouver.  I helped with the verse lyric and melody, and the arrangement.
Lyrics: A hundred numbers on my wall
Some with names I sometimes call
I drop a coin and watch it fall
Tryin' to get connected to you

A thousand hours all alone
My softest pillow turns hard as stone
This is the longest night on my own
Lying here thinking of you

Sometimes I shake my head
And laugh to myself
I'd like to start again with somebody else
I'm like a broken toy forgotten on the shelf

Baby, I could have been someone
I could have been something
It would have been nothing to die for you
Baby, you're going to need me
You'd better believe me
It would have been easy to die for you

A million memories flood my brain
Drown my sorrow
Kill my pain
Whets my thirst for you again
Just another night to get thru

All my neighbors scream for quiet at my door
Shattered glass and torn up photos on the floor
Well, I couldn't stand to see your pictures anymore

I could have been someone
I could have been something
It would have been nothing to die for you
Baby, you're going to need me
You'd better believe me
It would have been easy to die for you

These cuts are deep but you plead innocent
Are you hell or are you heaven-sent
You're much to cold to know how much
You meant to me, yeah

A billion tear drops fallen from my eyes
But it's just a joke now
And I'm laughing at your lies
You make me hard as rock and now I realize

I could have been someone
I could have been something
It would have been nothing to die for you
Baby, you're going to need me
You'd better believe me
It would have been easy to die for you