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    I was just listening to this song. Has anyone interpreted Dave's lyrics as a commentary on him being back in the band (at that time) and that he was what eddie needed? I'm relatively new to this forum and maybe this has been discussed before.

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    I don't know if Me Wise Magic has ever been dissected but I remember Redfire had a long theory about the meaning of the lyrics of Can't Get This Stuff No More. But you just got me thinking (a miracle in itself), check this out.

    When VH and Dave got together in 1996 it had been around 11 years since they'd been together. In Me Wise Magic Dave sings "A little Zen, headed your way, you'll get it, half-way down the interstate". The key here being "half-way". Half of 11 is 5.5, which, added to 1996 equals (about)2001. Which seems to be when we'll get some new VH music.

    Hmmm, is Dave using that Zen to make future predictions?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glenn:

    When VH and Dave got together in 1996 it had been around 11 years since they'd been together. In Me Wise Magic Dave sings "A little Zen, headed your way, you'll get it, half-way down the interstate". The key here being "half-way". Half of 11 is 5.5, which, added to 1996 equals (about)2001. Which seems to be when we'll get some new VH music.

    Hmmm, is Dave using that Zen to make future predictions?

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    Great Mathematics Glenn are u teacher or something like that????


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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glenn:
    Half of 11 is 5.5, which, added to 1996 equals (about)2001. Which seems to be when we'll get some new VH music.

    Hmmm, is Dave using that Zen to make future predictions?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Kind of hard to plan, though.

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    [This message has been edited by Dan Halen (edited November 15, 2000 at 03:58 PM).]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glenn:
    Do you believe???

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    Now that is DEEP ...





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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glenn:
    I don't know if Me Wise Magic has ever been dissected but I remember Redfire had a long theory about the meaning of the lyrics of Can't Get This Stuff No More. But you just got me thinking (a miracle in itself), check this out.

    When VH and Dave got together in 1996 it had been around 11 years since they'd been together. In Me Wise Magic Dave sings "A little Zen, headed your way, you'll get it, half-way down the interstate". The key here being "half-way". Half of 11 is 5.5, which, added to 1996 equals (about)2001. Which seems to be when we'll get some new VH music.

    Hmmm, is Dave using that Zen to make future predictions?

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    You, Sir, Just blew my mind!

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    I reckon both songs are about that situation. I can't believe that the van halen brothers didn't spot it! They really mustn't 'get' Dave's lyrics AT ALL...

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    Here's some lines to show what I'm talking about.

    -I know what you're thinking
    -What you're thinking is easy to see
    -I know what you're dreaming
    -I have those same dreams

    -Reach up to the feet of God
    -Looking for a sign
    -I was right here all the time

    -I feel you breathing
    -Don't you trust me
    -I feel you agreeing
    -I know what you need

    -Don't you lie just listen to me
    -My words at best to you
    -A fortune cookie

    -Me Wise Magic

    Not a very coded message here. It sounds to me that Dave was writing this straight to Eddie. Is Dave saying that despite Eddie's apprehensions that things were clicking while they were working together? Is he implying that he was the magical ingredient Eddie and the band needed?
    Do you think that because Eddie didn't like what Dave was saying, but knew it was true, made him want to go out and prove himself without Dave?

    Am I off track?


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    Can we get a round of applause for Yoda!!!

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    I could be wrong but I thought I read somewhere that Ed & Desmond Child had co-written the lyrics to 'Me Wise Magic'. Does anyone else remember this?

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    I think in Daves book it says Desmond Child wrote lyrics, but Dave rejected them and wrote new ones

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    That must be what I was thinking of...Thanks Goo!


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    i thought glenn ballard wrote them.

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    Maybe it was, I can't remember to be honest exactly who it was, I distinctly remember DLR was presented lyrics and he chucked 'em out... I'll try to remember to dig the book out and look later.

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