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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    "Ain't got no money...got no house on the hill..."

    I always find it slightly ironic, when people who made it big and Dave certainly did...write as if they're still broke. Or from that perspective.

    Memo to Dave circa 80/81...you got money and a house on the hill.
    I remember Ozzy commenting on GNR, after Appetite hit it big... He said something like "They sing and talk about being down & out in the gutter, yet they've got fat bellies. They weren't starving!" Haha.

    I always got a kick out of that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    I'm not sure what you'd call it (bridge?), but those two parts where Dave sings the "ain't this feeling so right..." lines, are really melodic. I've always admired the notes he hit for those parts. It compliments the chord changes perfectly.

    Thought Dave's lyrics overall were pretty killer on much of FW, and certainly for this tune.
    Some of his best lyrical work was on FW to be certain. A lot of the other VH stuff has a sense of humer, and full of the usual double entendre you expect from Dave, but FW was different. It had gritty substance. Like some other players have described it "It's Van Halen's Blues album". It reflected a lot of what they saw around them in a bit of a darker subjective context. The streets were meaner, the world was heavier, and the women had a nastier carnal past on FW, but it was still undeniably VH. It was just such a great album all around, and a first real exposure to a darker, grittier side to the band that worked just as well as the party side. Not a lot of bands can pull both off effectively without sounding contrived. It just shows that these guys were such masters at what they did because they embraced all the influences around them in a very honest way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by we die young View Post
    Some of his best lyrical work was on FW to be certain. A lot of the other VH stuff has a sense of humer, and full of the usual double entendre you expect from Dave, but FW was different. It had gritty substance. Like some other players have described it "It's Van Halen's Blues album". It reflected a lot of what they saw around them in a bit of a darker subjective context. The streets were meaner, the world was heavier, and the women had a nastier carnal past on FW, but it was still undeniably VH. It was just such a great album all around, and a first real exposure to a darker, grittier side to the band that worked just as well as the party side. Not a lot of bands can pull both off effectively without sounding contrived. It just shows that these guys were such masters at what they did because they embraced all the influences around them in a very honest way.
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