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    Question is simple: Which VH song you think has the best lyrics?
    The Atomic Drunk!

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    always liked the lyrics to mine all mine....5150 is pretty damn good as well. Throw in So this is love....those are the first few that come to mind.

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    "She ain't waiting 'till she gets older,
    I feel her making tracks in the winter snow.
    She's got a rainbow that touches her shoulders,
    She'll be headed where the thunder rolls."

    "The question is not does love exist but
    when she leaves, where so goes.
    I got the feeling she don't know either,
    Wait like the wind, watch where she blows."

    "And then one night in sunny victory,
    she decides and you agree, she's leaving."

    "It seems like forty days and forty nights
    since someone used my first name. Including you."


    Roth wasn't exactly what one would call a silver-tongued devil but he could write some pretty meaningful lyrics when he wanted to....



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    In terms of literal meanings to songs...Sammy has this one down.

    But in terms of just a brilliant lyrical sense and "out there" lyrics...Dave takes it.

    I mean compare the titles and you'll understand:

    Dave: Little Dreamer, Panama, House of Pain, Top Jimmy, etc

    Sammy: Dreams (wonder what that's about...), Can't Stop Loving You ( ), Man on a Mission, Black and Blue ("slip and slide, push it in..." hmmm any guesses?"

    But both were great lyricists for VAN HALEN. Sammy's lyrics make you feel sadness, happiness, joy. Dave's lyrics make you feel all that through sex, heat, loudness, pure un-adulterated ROCK AND ROLL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Ventura View Post
    "She ain't waiting 'till she gets older,
    I feel her making tracks in the winter snow.
    She's got a rainbow that touches her shoulders,
    She'll be headed where the thunder rolls."

    "The question is not does love exist but
    when she leaves, where so goes.
    I got the feeling she don't know either,
    Wait like the wind, watch where she blows."

    "And then one night in sunny victory,
    she decides and you agree, she's leaving."

    "It seems like forty days and forty nights
    since someone used my first name. Including you."


    Roth wasn't exactly what one would call a silver-tongued devil but he could write some pretty meaningful lyrics when he wanted to....

    -Ace
    Perfect.
    Nicely done.
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    "Feels So Good", "When It's Love", "Romeo Delight", "DOA"

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    I like "Hear About it Later".

    I think Cherone's lyrical contributions were fantastic though I don't necessarily like how they sound. "Once" and "Year to the Day" are among my faves from him.

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    First time I heard this song (30 years ago - is that right???) I noticed the lyrics right away. Perfect example of the DLR attitude: no sappy love songs, ballsy sense of humour.

    I heard the news baby
    All about your disease
    Yeah, you may have all you want baby
    But I got somethin' you need. Oh, yeah!

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before. Yeah, before

    You know you're semi-good lookin'
    And on the streets again
    Ooh yeah, you think you're really cookin' baby
    You better find yourself a friend, my friend

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't gonna talk about love
    Just like I told you before! Before! Uh, before! Uh, before! Before!

    (Guitar Solo)

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Babe, it's rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' bout love
    Just like I told you before. Uh, before

    I been to the edge
    And there I stood and looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby
    I got no time to mess around

    Mmm, so if you want it, got to bleed for it baby
    Yeah! Got to, got to bleed, baby
    Mmm, you got to, got to bleed, baby
    Hey! Got to, got to bleed baby

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before! Before! Before!

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Don't wanna talk about love
    Don't need to talk about love
    Ain't gonna talk about love
    No more! No more! Ahhh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eden View Post
    First time I heard this song (30 years ago - is that right???) I noticed the lyrics right away. Perfect example of the DLR attitude: no sappy love songs, ballsy sense of humour.

    I heard the news baby
    All about your disease
    Yeah, you may have all you want baby
    But I got somethin' you need. Oh, yeah!

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before. Yeah, before

    You know you're semi-good lookin'
    And on the streets again
    Ooh yeah, you think you're really cookin' baby
    You better find yourself a friend, my friend

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't gonna talk about love
    Just like I told you before! Before! Uh, before! Uh, before! Before!

    (Guitar Solo)

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Babe, it's rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' bout love
    Just like I told you before. Uh, before

    I been to the edge
    And there I stood and looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby
    I got no time to mess around

    Mmm, so if you want it, got to bleed for it baby
    Yeah! Got to, got to bleed, baby
    Mmm, you got to, got to bleed, baby
    Hey! Got to, got to bleed baby

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before! Before! Before!

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Don't wanna talk about love
    Don't need to talk about love
    Ain't gonna talk about love
    No more! No more! Ahhh!
    Gotta agree here. Timeless, and nothing short of Rock N Roll genius.
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    I reach across to the other side
    To make contact with you
    Though in slumber you fill my dreams
    And I make contact with you
    Don't ask me why I'm crossing over

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    Sammy:

    Right Now
    Feelin'
    Dreams

    Dave:

    Beautiful Girls
    Runnin' with the Devil
    Mean Street

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    I was listening to Dream Another Dream, and I thought those were pretty cool lyrics, just a unique well written song..how they come up with these magnifico' tunes...i just dont know

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    1) Mine All Mine

    2) The Seventh Seal

    3) Mean Street


    Those are my top 3.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    Quote Originally Posted by eden View Post
    First time I heard this song (30 years ago - is that right???) I noticed the lyrics right away. Perfect example of the DLR attitude: no sappy love songs, ballsy sense of humour.

    I heard the news baby
    All about your disease
    Yeah, you may have all you want baby
    But I got somethin' you need. Oh, yeah!

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before. Yeah, before

    You know you're semi-good lookin'
    And on the streets again
    Ooh yeah, you think you're really cookin' baby
    You better find yourself a friend, my friend

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't gonna talk about love
    Just like I told you before! Before! Uh, before! Uh, before! Before!

    (Guitar Solo)

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Babe, it's rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' bout love
    Just like I told you before. Uh, before

    I been to the edge
    And there I stood and looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby
    I got no time to mess around

    Mmm, so if you want it, got to bleed for it baby
    Yeah! Got to, got to bleed, baby
    Mmm, you got to, got to bleed, baby
    Hey! Got to, got to bleed baby

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before! Before! Before!

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Don't wanna talk about love
    Don't need to talk about love
    Ain't gonna talk about love
    No more! No more! Ahhh!
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    Little Dreamer.

 

 

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