'If I Joined Van Halen Right Now, I'd Feel Like a Hypocrite'

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October 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm Quote #50393

Dave
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SH: I don’t know why they hate me so bad…

Has he read his own book?


Stay Frosty


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October 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm Quote #50394

vhrob
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sickman: Before or after he stood and looked down!

I lost a lot of friends there baby…. :)


vhtrading member since 2000


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October 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm Quote #50396

guitard
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vhrob: I lost a lot of friends there baby…. :)



I got no time to mess around …


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October 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm Quote #50402

Gilligan
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PANAMA!!!


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October 9, 2015 at 6:29 pm Quote #50403

guitard
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Funny thing … For probably a good 25 years, I didn’t know that the actual lyrics said, “So if you want it got to bleed for it baby.” I don’t remember what I thought the words were, but I most definitely wasn’t hearing the word “bleed.” I didn’t come to realize the correct words until the 2004 tour when Sammy would let fans sing this part of the song. And as anyone who has seen some of the those 2004 videos knows – some fans did a better job than others. But I heard a guy singing, “So if you want it got to bleed for it baby,” and for the first time I actually heard the words clearly and I thought “WFT …. got to bleed for it baby? Are those the actual lyrics?” I looked them up on the internet … and the internet don’t lie about these sorts of things. And I’ve been a much better informed VH fan every since.


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October 11, 2015 at 11:36 am Quote #50421

Chris UK
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I always thought it was “plead for it baby” and that the male in the song was a drug dealer/pimp and the girl an addict and prostitute… but I could be way off??


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October 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm Quote #50422

guitard
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I just looked up the lyrics to see if it’s written as “plead” anywhere as Chris thought. I did see a reference to plead, but just about every site says bleed. But I just learned about another thing in the lyrics that I have been mis-hearing for the past 37 years!

I have always thought the line was, “You know you say I’m good lookin’.”

But I was watching this Youtube clip that includes lyrics and guess what? The actual lyric is “You know you’re semi-good lookin’.” And after seeing it written that way and then hearing it (studio version) – it is clear as day. WTF??!!


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October 11, 2015 at 8:13 pm Quote #50427

sickman
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It sure sounds like Sam says Plead for it in LWAN.


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October 12, 2015 at 12:20 am Quote #50434

guitard
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There is a very occasional reference on the internet that says, “plead for it baby.” However, the vast majority say, “bleed for it baby.”

We need to see Dave’s original hand-written lyrics! They’re out there somewhere …



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October 12, 2015 at 12:50 am Quote #50435

Cut2TheCrash
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These are the liner notes from live from Tokyo with “Bleed For It Baby”


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October 12, 2015 at 3:44 am Quote #50438

Gilligan
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There are so many CVH songs that I don’t know the words to, it’s embarrassing. But I figure if Dave doesn’t have to learn them, neither do I! I didn’t know the “bleed for it” line until maybe the ’07 tour. I don’t remember what I thought it was before that, but it definitely wasn’t “bleed for it”. Be forward, I think…

I DID know the “semi-good looking’” line though. That’s a tremendous bit of lyricism I quote often.


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October 12, 2015 at 10:03 am Quote #50443

VAiN
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vhrob: I love the Hagar era believe me I do…..I hate to say it but I am really starting to subscribe to Vain’s theory of “Fat Clown” lol ha ha….

Rob



Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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October 12, 2015 at 1:21 pm Quote #50448

voodoo
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Gilligan: There are so many CVH songs that I don’t know the words to, it’s embarrassing.But I figure if Dave doesn’t have to learn them, neither do I!

^^^ :mrgreen: :lol:


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October 13, 2015 at 12:41 am Quote #50466

Halenberg
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Chris UK: I always thought it was “plead for it baby” and that the male in the song was a drug dealer/pimp and the girl an addict and prostitute… but I could be way off??

Yeah that was my take as well for many years.

Funny how certain lyrics are misheard. I always thought the opening line in Big Bad Bill was….” Way down yonder in Oraville lived a cat named Big Bad Bill…” , but just now realized its Louisville….not Oraville.


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October 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm Quote #50485

vhrob
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guitard: Funny thing … For probably a good 25 years, I didn’t know that the actual lyrics said, “So if you want it got to bleed for it baby.”I don’t remember what I thought the words were, but I most definitely wasn’t hearing the word “bleed.”I didn’t come to realize the correct words until the 2004 tour when Sammy would let fans sing this part of the song.And as anyone who has seen some of the those 2004 videos knows – some fans did a better job than others.But I heard a guy singing, “So if you want it got to bleed for it baby,” and for the first time I actually heard the words clearly and I thought “WFT …. got to bleed for it baby?Are those the actual lyrics?”I looked them up on the internet … and the internet don’t lie about these sorts of things.And I’ve been a much better informed VH fan every since.

I remember the days when I thought it was, “if you want it you gotta BREED for it baby” ha ha….. dumb ass kid I was :)

Rob


vhtrading member since 2000


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