Sammy's lyrics...
Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
  1. #1
    Niners Fan!
    SactoFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.07.00
    Age
    50
    Location
    The Tiki Bar...
    Posts
    9,524
    Posts Per Day
    1.25
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen 2
    Favorite VH Song

    Dance the Night Away
    Last Online

    @
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    1
    Thanks (Received)
    0


    Premium Member

    Donor

    In a previous thread, someone said 'Judgement Day' was a weak VH tune...Personally, I like it. However, looking at Sammy albums, I'm struck by some lame as shit lyrics...

    Dave may not be a guitar player, but his lyrics never were weak...

    For example, Sam sings all the ways to love someone and sings it's 'Not Enough' What is enough??

    "Wham, Bam, Amsterdam"...nuff sed!

    "1-900-Spanked"...1-900-whatever...

    IMO, a few potential VH classics get ruined by some of Sam's lyrics...'Amsterdam' is a prime example...

    anyone agree?

    ------------------
    "Van Halen fans been hangin' in there for a long time...they're probably the best fans in the world..."-Sammy

  2. #2
    Hot For Teacher
    MikeL's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.17.00
    Posts
    11,536
    Posts Per Day
    1.52
    Last Online

    03.03.15 @ 09:31 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0


    Donor

    Now, I don't like all of Sam's stuff. Spanked and Man On A Mission leave me feeling hollow.

    Lot's of people don't like Amsterdam. Why? I think it's because Eddie said he didn't like the way it turned out. Fucking sheep... Seriously, I really like that tune. Sammy's trying to convey what it's like to be on the road and take a little break in Amsterdam.

    Not Enough is a pretty good tune too. It's hard for me to think of what somebody could dislike about it.

    Now, Big Fat Money on the other hand... what the hell is that?

  3. #3
    Romeo Delight

    Join Date
    01.15.01
    Location
    Paragould, AR
    Posts
    53
    Posts Per Day
    0.01
    Favorite VH Album

    Women and Children First
    Favorite VH Song

    Romeo Delight
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 05:00 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    I think Sammy's lyrics are pretty good. However, in the long run, I'd have to say Dave's were a little bit better.

  4. #4
    The Full Bug

    Join Date
    12.28.99
    Posts
    2,481
    Posts Per Day
    0.32
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 05:00 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    1

    Sammy's lyrics...are manure.

  5. #5
    Runnin' With The Devil

    Join Date
    03.01.00
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,392
    Posts Per Day
    0.18
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    In a Simple Rhyme
    Last Online

    02.27.09 @ 03:39 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Actually, I DO like Not Enough, I dig where Sammy is comin' from on that one. I like Amsterdam too, I'd rather have "Hot Damn, Amsterdam" than some overserious political statement any day of the week.



    ------------------
    The last thing you want is to be Van Hagar-ed.
    _______________________

    Off topic? Of course I'm off topic! I DON'T KNOW JACK!

  6. #6
    Top Of The World
    JWS_5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.26.00
    Age
    36
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    4,366
    Posts Per Day
    0.59
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Right Now
    Last Online

    05.19.09 @ 12:19 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    3


    Donor

    Hey - Spanked is one of the lyrically greatest songs ever assembled!

    [/sarcasm]



    ------------------
    Classic VH. Ain't nothin' like it in the world.

    Dirty Faced Kid - not literally

    Strange is beautiful.

  7. #7
    Hang 'Em High
    Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,195
    Posts Per Day
    2.11
    Last Online

    10.08.20 @ 02:06 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    18
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    2


    Donor

    Achievements:
    25,000 VHL Life PointsThee King
    Awards:
    The Thread Killer
    I really like Not Enough, beautiful song and lyrics. What I didn't like was Sammy prefacing the song live by blabbing on and on (and on and on) about "to get love you've got to give love" etc. To me, a song is like a joke; if you've got to explain it, you've missed the mark.



    ------------------
    More perks than Elvis' night stand!!!
    www.vhlinks.com

  8. #8
    Banned!

    Join Date
    07.11.00
    Location
    Washington, IN, USA
    Posts
    1,382
    Posts Per Day
    0.19
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen I
    Favorite VH Song

    Hmmm...don\'t have one
    Last Online

    01.11.08 @ 10:17 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Amen on Judgement Day...a great song. Spanked was good live, Not Enough is really great, and Man On A Mission is just like Spanked: great live. Speaking of Not Enough, was that a prototype Wolfgang guitar that Eddie had? The pickups looked all black and square instead of the way they are now. Either way, the Wolfie is one of Ed's greatest inventions.

    ------------------
    Kenyon Vincent-the linker formerly known as Red-Balled Mammoth.
    "God bless ya southern California, you people are bad-asssss"-DLR at the '83 Us Festival.
    "No, that's not a microphone in my pants. I'm just happy to see ya, Californiaaaaaa!"-DLR at the '83 Us Festival

  9. #9
    Super Duper Frontman
    YankeeRose's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.13.99
    Location
    Thorold, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,642
    Posts Per Day
    1.77
    Favorite VH Album

    OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    Why Can't This Be Love
    Last Online

    Today @ 09:21 AM
    Likes (Given)
    74
    Likes (Received)
    180
    Thanks (Given)
    665
    Thanks (Received)
    853

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserWell-LikedVHLinks Proud!100,000 VHL Life PointsThee King
    No, I think Sammy is a incredible songwriter and I love really love the lyrics that he writes! I can relate to most of the songs he writes much more than I can to DLR's or any other singer.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the lyrics to Amsterdam!
    I have spoken to people from Amsterdam and they have told me everything said in the lyrics in that song is true.

    Th only VH songs that I can think of that I think that Sammy could have written better lyrics to are Source Of Infection and Humans Being.

    ------------------
    Right Now you're reading my post!
    She's a vision from coast to coast...
    Kicking back ain't kicking you...
    Don't disturb my paradise,
    i've asked you once, I asked you nice...
    Up Front Fanatics!

  10. #10
    Runnin' With The Devil

    Join Date
    03.01.00
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,392
    Posts Per Day
    0.18
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    In a Simple Rhyme
    Last Online

    02.27.09 @ 03:39 AM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    As a rule I prefer Dave's lyrics. Probably because I'm a smartass y'know. But some of Sammy's lyrics do hit home like Not Enough and Don't Tell Me, or Aftershock... I gotta say I don't like the lyrics on humans being, they're a little heavy handed. "that's what makes us humans being" and all that...

    IMO, natch.

    ------------------
    The last thing you want is to be Van Hagar-ed.
    _______________________

    Off topic? Of course I'm off topic! I DON'T KNOW JACK!

  11. #11
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    Stuff No More's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.04.00
    Location
    Tropic of Capricorn
    Posts
    6,082
    Posts Per Day
    0.81
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Dreams
    Last Online

    01.08.05 @ 12:08 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    3

    Actually, on the topic of the line, "1-900-SPANKED," that's a lot better line than it seems.

    Considering the song is about a late night sex hotline 900 number, it shows he thought about it.

    1-900-SPA-NKED (or 1-900-772-6533 for those who think in numbers).

    See, he at least thought to name the line/song after a 7 digit number

    ------------------
    Fall in line, say the word...
    VHLinks Forum Moderator (Opinions)
    Up Front Fanatics!

  12. #12
    I'm The One

    Join Date
    06.29.00
    Location
    Irondequoit NY, 14617
    Posts
    2,734
    Posts Per Day
    0.37
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    "Dirty Movies"
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 05:00 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    LOL....You gotta give Sammy credit there regarding Spanked.

    Actually I personally think that Sammy's lyrics tend to be hit and miss. At times I think they are well done, bordering on brilliant...Examples would include: Mine All Mine, Don't Tell Me (What love Can Do), Not Enough, "5150" (Love the lyrics in that one), and In 'N' Out (I love how that one is about always owing money and NOT what the title might first suggest! Brilliant! IMO!)and The Seventh Seal and Not Enough...

    Then there are the "Bad Ones"...Examples are numerous: Source Of Infection stands up as # 1 in my book, AFU Naturally Wired as well, parts of Amsterdam (Love the music but some of the lyrics aarrgghhhh), Man On A Mission......those are the main ones...


    I like Sammy...But he is hit and miss at times...


  13. #13
    Banned!

    Join Date
    07.11.00
    Location
    Washington, IN, USA
    Posts
    1,382
    Posts Per Day
    0.19
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen I
    Favorite VH Song

    Hmmm...don\'t have one
    Last Online

    01.11.08 @ 10:17 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by YankeeRose:
    Th only VH songs that I can think of that I think that Sammy could have written better lyrics to are Source Of Infection and Humans Being.

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Humans Being couldn't have been written better! It's a great song when you're angry.

    ------------------
    Kenyon Vincent-the linker formerly known as Red-Balled Mammoth.
    "God bless ya southern California, you people are bad-asssss"-DLR at the '83 Us Festival.
    "No, that's not a microphone in my pants. I'm just happy to see ya, Californiaaaaaa!"-DLR at the '83 Us Festival

  14. #14
    Hang 'Em High
    Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,195
    Posts Per Day
    2.11
    Last Online

    10.08.20 @ 02:06 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    18
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    2


    Donor

    Achievements:
    25,000 VHL Life PointsThee King
    Awards:
    The Thread Killer
    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KenyonVincent:
    Humans Being couldn't have been written better! It's a great song when you're angry.

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Totally agree. When you're pissed off, fire that on and crank up the volume. It's perfect, the delivery and the lyrics.



    ------------------
    More perks than Elvis' night stand!!!
    www.vhlinks.com

  15. #15
    I'm The One

    Join Date
    06.29.00
    Location
    Irondequoit NY, 14617
    Posts
    2,734
    Posts Per Day
    0.37
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    "Dirty Movies"
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 05:00 PM
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    I agree regarding Human's Being. The lyrics AND the music to that song....(And the delivery) kick ASS!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. do you know these lyrics?
    By good ole Stimey in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01.17.06, 06:16 PM
  2. Sammy's lyrics?
    By WinterlessIceness in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 86
    Last Post: 03.09.05, 04:52 PM
  3. VH Lyrics
    By Lor5150 in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03.08.03, 08:19 AM
  4. Was Sammy's Lyrics Really that bad compared to this?...
    By Black Knight in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11.04.02, 02:40 AM
  5. Lyrics
    By billy007 in forum Van Halen 101
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07.22.00, 09:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •