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    Default A cool song by song review of "Fair Warning" ...

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    Found that recently and thought it was cool. Here's some more quick song-by-song thoughts by another VH aficionado (the one and only E_C) ...


    Fair Warning is wonderfully dark (albeit delivered with great Van Halen exuberance). It features desperate and alienated modern individuals. It is all about violence, sex, and materialism:

    Mean Street: A desperate character alienated and in a hopeless situation, who has a gun and needs to be struck down. It takes the title from the Scorsese's film Mean Streets and seems inspired by both that film and Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

    Dirty Movies: A girl selling herself to the porno industry.

    Sinner's Swing: Chasing sex, not love.

    Hear About it Later: A dude chasing money and telling a woman that money is his priority; not her and not love.

    Unchained: A guy telling off and breaking free from a gold digging woman.

    Push Comes to Shove: Breaking up a relationship with no intimacy (as if not on a first name basis), yet still nearly destroyed ("Will you ever be the same?") and still having uncertainty and doubts ("Is this the one that got away?").

    So This Is Love?: Chasing love, but doubting it is love ("So this is love?"). Rather, it is pure carnality ("I'm just skin and bone!") and she is just a prostitute ("Well, my baby is on the corner and she is looking so fine. Put one and one together and it blowed my mind.").

    Sunday Afternoon in the Park: Is not a pretty stroll through a park, but a fuzzy freak-out through a bizarre and feverish nightmare.

    One Foot Out the Door: Sleeping with a married woman and barely escaping the murderous rage of the husband, yet self-destructively tempting fate by coming back for more.

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