"If there's something I can make of this,
or anything at all,
it'd be the devil hates a loser and
you thought you had it all."
what do these lyrics mean
Like with most good lyrics, there's more than one meaning to it...
First, there's what Axl thought when he wrote it.
Then there's what you understand when you listen to it. Then you read the lyrics in the booklet and you start to think "it might mean...". In the end, it's what you make of it. What do YOU think they mean?
Certainly it sounds like someone who has lost a fight and has reached "rock bottom".
Alx already stated he likes to keep his lyrics "general", so listeners can interpret them for themselves, if you know what I mean.