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Brett
01.17.12, 09:45 AM
Here you go. Had a bitch of a time getting this to upload for some reason. Enjoy!

PS - Yes these are legit of course.

sinner's swing
01.17.12, 09:47 AM
Here you go. Had a bitch of a time getting this to upload for some reason. Enjoy!

PS - Yes these are legit of course.

Cool man! Thanks

MF5150
01.17.12, 09:50 AM
Dave's hand writing is awesome. I wish I wrote like that. :headbang:

Bassman
01.17.12, 09:52 AM
Wow, nice. :thumb: Thanks!!

BlueEyedMurder66
01.17.12, 09:54 AM
Dave's hand writing is awesome. I wish I wrote like that. :headbang:

And the "Tattoo" drawing! Wow! I know he drew the original VH logo but this is super awesome cool!

tap1966
01.17.12, 09:55 AM
Wow, that's really cool. Thanks

Raldo
01.17.12, 09:56 AM
Very cool!!!!

Hopefully this will clear up any doubts.

ED-A-HOLIC
01.17.12, 09:57 AM
thanks for sharing Brett.

t4guitar
01.17.12, 10:00 AM
Awesome!

Ineedalogin
01.17.12, 10:01 AM
Thanks, Brett. That's pretty cool of you to post.

Still, those lyrics are cheesy as hell. I can't wait to read the inevitable addendum to Kevin Dodd's EVH book. I bet he will wax poetic about how wonderful the lyrics are regardless.

Deguellorocks
01.17.12, 10:11 AM
Crazy Dragon Magic?? Maybe he should have left that one alone instead of changing it to "sexy dragon magic"

Fontcow
01.17.12, 10:12 AM
This still shows that you can write lyrics and then they will be slightly different when you sing lyrics as there are still a few phrases written there that are sung differently.

Still very cool to see these. It's like for the early Rush albums Peart did this sort of thing with drawings and stylings with the song names, etc. Yet, when one listens to the albums Geddy is singing some lines differently because phrasing them along with the music usually changes the iambic pentameter.

sinner's swing
01.17.12, 10:13 AM
Thanks, Brett. That's pretty cool of you to post.

Still, those lyrics are cheesy as hell. I can't wait to read the inevitable addendum to Kevin Dodd's EVH book. I bet he will wax poetic about how wonderful the lyrics are regardless.

Seriously man? You're not the stalker from the Amazon review page are you? WTF does that have to do with anything?

It's Mike
01.17.12, 10:14 AM
very cool

right-here-i-say
01.17.12, 10:15 AM
OK, now it is probably time to close the 50,000 thread original Tattoo post. I think we've covered it all.

Ineedalogin
01.17.12, 10:21 AM
Seriously man? You're not the stalker from the Amazon review page are you? WTF does that have to do with anything?

Wait. What?

sinner's swing
01.17.12, 10:24 AM
Wait. What?

It's a post with cool info from Brett. What does Kevin Dodd's book have to do with it? Lots of other threads to diss him in. :smokin: And the first sentence was a joke. There's been a Amazon.com stalker that continuously slams the author and book in every thread on the site.

lmr5150
01.17.12, 10:29 AM
Just because they are handwritten doesn't mean that they are original - unless you believe that the words came out in one perfect stream of conciousness. Most handwritten lyric sheets have words crossed out, doodles, etc. There are probabaly multiple sheets with different brain droppings and the final version was written down later.

Ineedalogin
01.17.12, 10:29 AM
It's a post with cool info from Brett. What does Kevin Dodd's book have to do with it? Lots of other threads to diss him in. :smokin: And the first sentence was a joke. There's been a Amazon.com stalker that continuously slams the author and book in every thread on the site.

Oh. Cool. I get it now. Was a little clueless there for a minute. :o

Yeah, Brett posting that was really cool. Loved that he did. Probably shouldn't have taken the little jab at Dodds. I didn't realize he was was being e-stalked on here. I've seen that huge thread about his book, but didn't notice he was being slammed in numerous threads. My bad. :o x 2

C Brown
01.17.12, 10:30 AM
Thanks, Brett. That's pretty cool of you to post.

Still, those lyrics are cheesy as hell. I can't wait to read the inevitable addendum to Kevin Dodd's EVH book. I bet he will wax poetic about how wonderful the lyrics are regardless.

Quite a tangent there, eh? Incidentally, I don't think "cheesy" means what you think it does.

FanSince70's
01.17.12, 10:37 AM
Looks like our 50,000 page thread that discusses it evolved to getting the words correct.

For example, it is "Needle", not "that need will" , etc.

sinner's swing
01.17.12, 10:40 AM
Oh. Cool. I get it now. Was a little clueless there for a minute. :o

Yeah, Brett posting that was really cool. Loved that he did. Probably shouldn't have taken the little jab at Dodds. I didn't realize he was was being e-stalked on here. I've seen that huge thread about his book, but didn't notice he was being slammed in numerous threads. My bad. :o x 2

No no, over at Amazon.com there was this moron who insisted on slamming the book and the author personally in every thread over there. It was kinda creepy. Anywho, I was just yankin your chain on that one. It's all good. :)

Number 47
01.17.12, 10:45 AM
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2712/dlrhandwrittentattoolyr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/233/dlrhandwrittentattoolyr.jpg/)

RKVH5150
01.17.12, 11:21 AM
Well there it is folks, we can now end the Shakespearian debate of the words.

That is awesome to see. However I agree that it's odd not to see words crossed out on a lyric sheet.

badace
01.17.12, 11:30 AM
It could end it, but all lyrics are not there. I don't see any of the dayglo . . . explodo pink lines.

RKVH5150
01.17.12, 11:32 AM
It could end it, but all lyrics are not there. I don't see any of the dayglo . . . explodo pink lines.

Cancel my above comments and let the debate continue in multiple threads!!

:-)

ED'S A 20THCENTURY MOZART
01.17.12, 11:44 AM
blah

Dave's Dreidel
01.17.12, 12:05 PM
Well there it is folks, we can now end the Shakespearian debate of the words.

That is awesome to see. However I agree that it's odd not to see words crossed out on a lyric sheet.

I am sure he does, and then writes one up final.

Even this one doesn't match the song 100%.

dibblekins
01.17.12, 12:19 PM
I don't suppose we have any graphologists on The Links, do we?

This debate over the lyrics is all well and good but I for one would be much more interested in what the handwriting reveals about Dave's personality. For instance, isn't it curious that it's written entirely in capital letters? I wonder what that should tell us...

vhin04
01.17.12, 12:26 PM
Well clearly this is the good copy. Don't you guys remember grade school where you had to have a rough draft with all your corrections and mistakes, and then submit the polished copy to the teacher? I think the lyrics are pretty good actually.

Number 47
01.17.12, 12:36 PM
I don't suppose we have any graphologists on The Links, do we?

This debate over the lyrics is all well and good but I for one would be much more interested in what the handwriting reveals about Dave's personality. For instance, isn't it curious that it's written entirely in capital letters? I wonder what that should tell us...

All you need to know about Dave is told on the left half of the screen between 2:45 and 2:50. :smokin:

3WfQ-hV3WtA

TheresOnlyOneWay
01.17.12, 12:41 PM
He has the handwriting of a teenage girl.

stilleddiesangel
01.17.12, 12:44 PM
This is the stuff of dreams.. pinch me!! Van Halen is being super fan friendly and I LOVE it!!!

This HAS to be the way forward for this band and it is such a joy to share with fellow VH fans, new and long term.

Awesome! :headbang:

PassingBy
01.17.12, 01:00 PM
I still don't know what kind of Tattoo Uncle Danny had ? Gold ? Opal ? Neither makes sense to me.

VegasVic
01.17.12, 01:01 PM
All you need to know about Dave is told on the left half of the screen between 2:45 and 2:50. :smokin:


:spit:

dibblekins
01.17.12, 01:05 PM
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, 47! Now that I know that, my life is complete!:p

VegasVic
01.17.12, 01:05 PM
I still don't know what kind of Tattoo Uncle Danny had ? Gold ? Opal ? Neither makes sense to me.

Coal, man! Coal!

right-here-i-say
01.17.12, 01:49 PM
All you need to know about Dave is told on the left half of the screen between 2:45 and 2:50. :smokin:

3WfQ-hV3WtA

Just like "How Many Say I", I wish those seconds never happened.

S.A.
01.17.12, 02:06 PM
Awsome! Thanks Brett!!
:thumb:

James in New York
01.17.12, 02:07 PM
Very cool, thanks Brett! :thumb:

Deguellorocks
01.17.12, 02:57 PM
I still don't know what kind of Tattoo Uncle Danny had ? Gold ? Opal ? Neither makes sense to me.

Coal Tattoo...
It's a scar that has dirt or coal inbedded in your skin

Rantz
01.17.12, 03:13 PM
I don't suppose we have any graphologists on The Links, do we?

This debate over the lyrics is all well and good but I for one would be much more interested in what the handwriting reveals about Dave's personality. For instance, isn't it curious that it's written entirely in capital letters? I wonder what that should tell us...

My handwriting is all caps... I have no idea what that says.

(Well, I DO, but I'm not going to go into it here.)

Dave's Dreidel
01.17.12, 03:17 PM
All you need to know about Dave is told on the left half of the screen between 2:45 and 2:50. :smokin:



LOL!! I was too busy paying attention to Ed to notice that.

Wow!! Jazz hands!! His performance has a major wow factor!!

J/k Daveorgravers, but damn, it is funny!

icy sky
01.17.12, 03:18 PM
Nice! Thanks Brett!!

Dave's Dreidel
01.17.12, 03:19 PM
My handwriting is all caps... I have no idea what that says.

(Well, I DO, but I'm not going to go into it here.)

It means you write like a teenage girl. C'mon man, keep up in the thread.

Things Change
01.17.12, 03:25 PM
I still think it's "fix" not "flex":drunk:

At0micPunk
01.17.12, 03:32 PM
Wow very cool! Nice gesture to the fans by Dave. Thanks for posting it!

Rantz
01.17.12, 04:04 PM
It means you write like a teenage girl. C'mon man, keep up in the thread.

:{

Badhorsie551
01.17.12, 04:11 PM
Its funny to me i like the look of the words on a piece of paper instead of how they actually sound in the song.

PassingBy
01.17.12, 04:13 PM
Coal Tattoo...
It's a scar that has dirt or coal inbedded in your skin

Ok! I already wondered why american unions tattoo their members in gold letters :)

PAF
01.17.12, 04:17 PM
How did this come about? Was DLR informed of the lyrical debate here on VH Links or were his lyrics offered without solicitation?

dibblekins
01.17.12, 04:18 PM
I confess, I am a very sad and pathetic individual but I have done a little bit of research into DLR's style of handwriting...:drunk:

Apparently, a person who writes almost entirely in capital letters is desperately trying to hide their true, inner selves and insecurities from the public eye. They therefore often create a facade of false bravado.

Overly flourished capitals [flourished letters have large and extra curls], as we see in this example by Mr Roth, are a sign of vanity, the need to garner the attentions of others by wearing bizarre gold lame matador outfits, waving jazz hands about and riding on large inflatable microphones. (OK, I added those last bits in myself)

Sounds about right though, I'd say.

Number 47
01.17.12, 04:30 PM
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, 47! Now that I know that, my life is complete!:p

I had an an epileptic fit brought on by a Robin Williams meets Elton John tap dancing moment. :headbang:

PAF
01.17.12, 04:31 PM
All you need to know about Dave is told on the left half of the screen between 2:45 and 2:50. :smokin:

3WfQ-hV3WtA

Reminded me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOz1Tkh8kE0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Dig the DLR GameBoy voiceover at the end.

Number 47
01.17.12, 04:39 PM
Reminded me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOz1Tkh8kE0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Dig the DLR GameBoy voiceover at the end.

Good stuff!

That's the bar room vaudville swagger I hope has been reinstated back into the unit which is the band. Take it on the road and burn down towns along the way.

ignorance_is_bliss
01.17.12, 04:41 PM
Reminded me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOz1Tkh8kE0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Dig the DLR GameBoy voiceover at the end.

That was really fun. Cool! :)

xk319
01.17.12, 04:45 PM
I confess, I am a very sad and pathetic individual but I have done a little bit of research into DLR's style of handwriting...:drunk:

Apparently, a person who writes almost entirely in capital letters is desperately trying to hide their true, inner selves and insecurities from the public eye. They therefore often create a facade of false bravado.

Overly flourished capitals [flourished letters have large and extra curls], as we see in this example by Mr Roth, are a sign of vanity, the need to garner the attentions of others by wearing bizarre gold lame matador outfits, waving jazz hands about and riding on large inflatable microphones. (OK, I added those last bits in myself)

Sounds about right though, I'd say.

I write in all caps. But it's not cause I'm trying to hide something. I do it solely because my dad wrote that way. And I think he did it that way for clarity while working at McDonnell Douglas for 35 years, back when every inter-office message was either typed out or handwritten.

dibblekins
01.17.12, 04:47 PM
I had an an epileptic fit brought on by a Robin Williams meets Elton John tap dancing moment. :headbang:

Yikes! You want to be careful, 47 - that sounds highly dangerous. I'd suggest that you ensure you have somebody with you on the occasions you feel the need to re-watch the video.

Out of curiousity, 47, and as somebody who seems to have access to the most bizarre pictures / TV footage etc, are you familiar with the eighties British comedian, Kenny Everett? He had a sketch where he would wear THE most enormous white gloved hands and wave them about in a manner similar to that being portrayed here - I have a horrible feeling that without his inflatable microphone, Dave might invest in a pair of those hands for the tour...........So, just watch yourself, OK?:eek:

dibblekins
01.17.12, 04:49 PM
I write in all caps. But it's not cause I'm trying to hide something. I do it solely because my dad wrote that way. And I think he did it that way for clarity while working at McDonnell Douglas for 35 years, back when every inter-office message was either typed out or handwritten.

Yeah, the sites I visited did also say that various professions entailed the perpetual use of capital letters - but that didn't seem to fit with our Dave - so I didn't include it...Sorry about that!:)

Glenninaus
01.17.12, 04:56 PM
Funny thing with Daves "jazz hands". In one section of the video, the camera pans away as dave is doing his jazz hands in the airnext to Ed and to me it is VERY reminiscent of what he does in teh Jump video during (Ithink) the key solo. Its so close I actually wonder if it might be intentional. point being in 1984, it didnt look like Jazz Hands, now as a nearly 60yo, it looks like Jazz Hands

VegasVic
01.17.12, 05:16 PM
Dave's handwriting looks like that of an illustrator... I think it goes right along with his drawings/art. He lives a pretty artful life. Why should his handwriting be any different?

VegasVic
01.17.12, 05:22 PM
It could end it, but all lyrics are not there. I don't see any of the dayglo . . . explodo pink lines.

"I forgot the f#&ing words!"

Magic W. Meanstreet
01.17.12, 05:23 PM
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd516/MagicMeanstreet/ThankYouLetters.jpg

VegasVic
01.17.12, 05:26 PM
:funny: He heard we missed him... He's baaack!

dibblekins
01.17.12, 05:52 PM
Eighties British comedian, Kenny Everett had a sketch where he would wear THE most enormous white gloved hands and wave them about in a manner similar to that being portrayed here - I have a horrible feeling that without his inflatable microphone, Dave might invest in a pair of those hands for the tour...........So, just watch yourself, OK?:eek:

Having just found an image of these mighty hands, the stars are in alignment and I can now predict that David LEE Roth will indeed don a pair for the tour - Everett's character was called Brother LEE Love. Spooky or what?:scared:

Emerald Eyes
01.17.12, 06:08 PM
All you need to know about Dave is told on the left half of the screen between 2:45 and 2:50. :smokin:

3WfQ-hV3WtA

Oh, how I wish I could unsee that! :eek:

S.A.
01.18.12, 11:43 AM
Funny thing with Daves "jazz hands". In one section of the video, the camera pans away as dave is doing his jazz hands in the airnext to Ed and to me it is VERY reminiscent of what he does in teh Jump video during (Ithink) the key solo. Its so close I actually wonder if it might be intentional. point being in 1984, it didnt look like Jazz Hands, now as a nearly 60yo, it looks like Jazz Hands

I can sorta see this at 0:12 in the "Jump" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlq0lYB3iSM

I'm sure if Dave never cut his hair we wouldn't be noticing it now!:)

Glenninaus
01.18.12, 02:04 PM
I can sorta see this at 0:12 in the "Jump" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlq0lYB3iSM

I'm sure if Dave never cut his hair we wouldn't be noticing it now!:)

Man, my memory isnt what it used to be....forget I said anything :-)

tap1966
01.20.12, 11:30 AM
http://www.vhnd.com/2012/01/20/exclusive-video-david-lee-roth-explains-tattoo-lyrics/

Cool video, Dave explains Tattoo lyrics

Lodewijk
01.20.12, 11:40 AM
http://www.vhnd.com/2012/01/20/exclusive-video-david-lee-roth-explains-tattoo-lyrics/

Cool video, Dave explains Tattoo lyrics

Saw that....very cool. Looks like the DVD might have a similar run-down for every track on the record, at least I hope so.

tap1966
01.20.12, 11:42 AM
Saw that....very cool. Looks like the DVD might have a similar run-down for every track on the record, at least I hope so.

Yeah, it did give the impression that was one of a series.

NoBrownM&Ms
01.20.12, 11:45 AM
http://www.vhnd.com/2012/01/20/exclusive-video-david-lee-roth-explains-tattoo-lyrics/

Cool video, Dave explains Tattoo lyrics

Great! Thanks for posting that. Well done video.

lovemachine97(Version 2)
01.20.12, 11:50 AM
Did Dave really pronounce the g in poignant? Lol. Anyway, who the fuck filmed that? I was getting dizzy! Cool thing. The documentary might be fun.

stilleddiesangel
01.20.12, 11:50 AM
http://www.vhnd.com/2012/01/20/exclusive-video-david-lee-roth-explains-tattoo-lyrics/

Cool video, Dave explains Tattoo lyrics

God.. I love this guy! Listening to his explaination makes the song pop even more. So much depth to his writing and an understanding of human nature that his OTT personality often makes one overlook. Great video.. hope we get more! :smokin:

Lodewijk
01.20.12, 11:51 AM
Great! Thanks for posting that. Well done video.


I'm sure someone will remake it more to their liking.:smokin:

Lodewijk
01.20.12, 11:56 AM
God.. I love this guy! Listening to his explaination makes the song pop even more. So much depth to his writing and an understanding of human nature that his OTT personality often makes one overlook. Great video.. hope we get more! :smokin:

Hearing Dave explain his lyrics reiterates for me why there wasn't a video full of hot chicks and risque tattoos. It's not where he was coming from...

MrC_5150
01.20.12, 11:58 AM
http://www.vhnd.com/2012/01/20/exclusive-video-david-lee-roth-explains-tattoo-lyrics/

stilleddiesangel
01.20.12, 12:12 PM
Hearing Dave explain his lyrics reiterates for me why there wasn't a video full of hot chicks and risque tattoos. It's not where he was coming from...

Yeah.. I can see that wasn't his angle but all the same, wouldnt it have been more meaningful to have had SOME kind of reference to his thoughts when he wrote this because it those lyrics are really worth understanding. An old mining scene, a housewife at the sink and then as a confident woman, colour for goodness sake... his talk on colours and why would have opened up the meaning he was striving for. The live stuff would have worked beautifully as a backdrop to all those wonderful life observations.

Those, of course, are just my thoughts on it. Those lyrics and the music deserve more than what they had to illustrate them.

Lodewijk
01.20.12, 12:50 PM
Yeah.. I can see that wasn't his angle but all the same, wouldnt it have been more meaningful to have had SOME kind of reference to his thoughts when he wrote this because it those lyrics are really worth understanding. An old mining scene, a housewife at the sink and then as a confident woman, colour for goodness sake... his talk on colours and why would have opened up the meaning he was striving for. The live stuff would have worked beautifully as a backdrop to all those wonderful life observations.

Those, of course, are just my thoughts on it. Those lyrics and the music deserve more than what they had to illustrate them.

Still too many unnecessary U's in that statement for me to fully understand, but OK, whatever you say.:smokin:

Mikey Metalhead
01.20.12, 01:05 PM
that was cool

the songs means exactly what I figured it did, but nice to see Dave give a cool interview where he doesnt seem to be rambling into the Ozone... he has always been very witty, smart guy. but like most of what we are seeing lately, he seems more honest rather than forced.