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    Hang 'Em High Blind Lemon Loons's Avatar
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    Tell The Truth...that's the blues right there nah nah yezz yezz...I ain't lyin'...

    Smoke a cigarette
    An' I know I've had enough
    Mash whiskey in another paper cup
    Didn't know it, babe
    But yo cup was runnin' over
    Never time to do it right
    But it's time to do it over
    And I lay awake
    Big dreamers never sleep (No they don't)
    Time to play the cards
    Read 'em and weep
    Well I, I always heard it said
    That the truth will set you free
    Woman with the way you do
    Well how can I believe?
    A smokin' mountain got to blow
    I'm the livin' proof

    Well, right now I think it's time
    To Tell the Truth, baby
    (Time to tell the truth)
    Yeah, you got to try
    Stop lying baby
    (Time to tell the truth)

    Doin' time behind these bedroom walls
    Blink of an eye another shooting star falls, yeah
    Tried to tell you babe
    But you don't want to hear me
    Take one good look
    These are tears of fury
    Well, then let it show
    A big catastrophe, yeah yeah
    Now I don't wanna know
    Your social activities
    If the world loves a bad guy
    Well, then, how 'bout the doubt
    I was first one to get in
    Now I'm the last one out
    Profess to love me, babe
    Then, why can't I tell?
    All you do is use me babe
    You're lying to yourself

    I think it's time...
    (Time to tell the truth)
    Time to tell the truth now now
    Stop lying baby
    (Time to tell the truth)
    Time to tell the truth now, all right

    Mama please
    Baby please
    If the world loves a bad guy
    Well, then, how 'bout the doubt
    Well, I was first one to get in
    Now I'm the last one out
    Smokin' mountain got to blow
    I'm the livin' proof

    And now I know it's time
    Yes it is
    Try
    Yeah, got to try, try
    (Time to tell the truth)
    Yeah, tell the truth now
    (Time to tell the truth)
    Stop lying baby


    It jus' doesn't get any bluer 'an 'iz y'all...awesome lyrics, vocal, and vibe on this a here blues numbah...yez yezz...I ain't lyin'...awesome bluesy outtro by Papa Roth...sounds like an' ol' drunk bluesman one time...yez yez...
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    "I used to play the blues alone in all the local joints," he explained. 'The only thing that I can really play on guitar to this day is the blues. I heard Doc Watson and his son playing 15 years ago, and from there I got into Leadbelly and John Lee Hooker."--DLR

    If you pay attention -- what I sing, the guitar sings, too, and what the guitar says, I say.--Mississippi Fred McDowell

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    One of DLR's finest tunes, EVER. VH and solo.
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    He performed it live on Letterman and it sounded really good.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

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    Well, I must say that I've always loved that tune, and most of DLR's solo stuff. Still a real fan since '78 or '79 because the music was so damn good...

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    EASILY one of his best solo songs. One of the few that i can say are as good as van halen.

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    Hang 'Em High Blind Lemon Loons's Avatar
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    Here's a link where you can find the Crossroads Tell The Truth remix nah nah yez yez

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    "Tell The Truth" is definately one of Dave's finest solo tunes...
    ďAnd what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever Ė that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both Ė thatís intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion.Ē - David Lee Roth

 

 

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