Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Once Wrote A Song Inspired by El Paso
Motley Crue is without a doubt one of the biggest bands to come out of the 80s; they've gone on countless tours around the US & the world. They've also come to El Paso, Texas a few times in the past; a total of 9 times ranging from 1983. The last time they were here was back in 2005 for the Carnival of Madness tour. And it turns out Nikki Sixx actually wrote a song that was very much inspired by his time in El Paso.
Which song did Nikki Sixx write about that was about El Paso?
We know that Nikki Sixx did grow up as a kid in El Paso; in fact in 2019, he was even looking for an old childhood friend. But what you probably didn't know is that just HOURS before their 2005 El Paso concert, it was revealed in an online diary that Nikki Sixx wrote some lyrics in his hotel room, all about his time when he grew up in El Paso as a kid. Thankfully the story was archived by Blabbermouth so we can actually look at this song that Nikki wrote.
So without further ado...I present to you..."Balcony in El Paso".
"Cigarette butts grace my balcony
And the remains of a dead pigeon seems somewhat poetic
The life form that scurries around below
Is a mixture of Tex-Mex and trailer park trash
I know you — 'cause I used to live here, too
Guess that makes you just like me
That make you wonder about yourself?
I don't know why
I'm here but I can't stay
The more things change
The more they stay the strange
Sittin' here on this plane
Watchin' the empty faces crawl past me
You know they all seem to have ingested
That same melancholy pill
Instead of warm, fuzzy and safe
They seem cold and judgmental
Little conversations come in and out of audio focus
It's all in slow motion but somehow moving at the
Speed of fear
I feel such the animal, I'm always the animal
My body's the cage — I'm locked in this cage
It's my home, it's worn, it's torn, it's been abused
And I like it
Here I sit in another hotel and it smells like someone else
I lay in bed and I can taste the smell
The smell of smoke, the drink, the stink
And the stain on the floor
I wonder was he with his wife?
Or another man's whore
Scratches upon the glass
Tell of the drugs and the radio
Is still on to the music that made them dance
I bet it was sweet
F*** man I gotta get some sleep"
Catchy lyrics... (might even become a hit. What do you think??) The song even has its own "official" lyrics page too.
Can we hear this "Balcony in El Paso" song?
Sadly no. The lyrics only existed online in Nikki's diary (which also sadly no longer exists). At the moment the song only exists in the form of words; no known recordings of the song has even been made (publicly at least).
I hope one day Nikki sees these lyrics & will one day make this song & a reality! I'd certainly listen to it...