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A little something about Van Halen
The origins of this, one of America's most successful heavy metal bands, date back to Pasadena, California, in 1973. . Eddie Van Halen (b. 26 January 1957, Nijmegen, Netherlands; guitar, keyboards), Alex Van Halen (b. 8 May 1955, Nijmegen, Netherlands; drums) and Michael Anthony (b. 20 June 1955, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) who were members of the Broken Combs, persuaded vocalist David Lee Roth (b. 10 October 1955, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) to leave the Real Ball Jets and become a member. After he consented they changed their name to Mammoth. Specializing in a mixture of 60s and 70s covers plus hard rock originals, they toured the bar and club circuit of Los Angeles virtually non-stop during the mid-70s. Their first break came when Gene Simmons (bass player of Kiss ) saw one of their club gigs. He was amazed by the energy they generated and the flamboyance of their lead singer. Simmons produced a Mammoth demo, but surprisingly it was refused by many major labels in the USA. It was then discovered that the name Mammoth was already registered, so they would have to find an alternative. After considering Rat Salade, they opted for Roth's suggestion of simply Van Halen. On the strength of Simmons' recommendation, producer Ted Templeman checked out the band, was duly impressed and convinced Warner Brothers Records to sign them. With Templeman at the production desk, Van Halen entered the studio and recorded their self-titled debut in 1978. With 1984, released on New Year's Day of that year, the band returned to form. Nine original tracks reaffirmed their position as the leading exponents of heavy-duty melodic metal infused with a pop sensibility. Spearheaded by "Jump", a Billboard number 1 and UK number 7, the album lodged at number 2 in the US chart for a full five weeks during its one-year residency. This was easily his most high-profile solo outing, though his other select engagements outside Van Halen have included work with Private Life and former Toto member Steve Lukather. Roth upset the apple cart by quitting in 1985 to concentrate on his solo career.
Lyrics featured below: "Jump", "Love walks in", "Feels so good" , "Best of both worlds" , "Panama"
I get up, and nothing gets me down.You got it tough. I've seen the toughest around.And I know, baby, just how you feel.You've got to roll with the punches to get to what's realOh can't you see me standing here,I've got my back against the record machineI ain't the worst that you've seen.Oh can't you see what I mean?Might as well jump. Jump!Might as well jump.Go ahead, jump. Jump!Go ahead, jump.Aaa-ohh Hey you! Who said that?Baby how you been?You say you don't know, you won't knowuntil we begin.Well can't you see me standing here,I've got my back against the record machineI ain't the worst that you've seen.Oh can't you see what I mean?Might as well jump. Jump!Go ahead, jump.Might as well jump. Jump!Go ahead, jump.Might as well jump. Jump!Go ahead, jump.Get it and jump. Jump!Go ahead, jump.Love Walks inContact is all it takesTo change your life to lose your place in timeContact! Asleep or awakeComing around you may wake up to findQuestions deep within your eyes,Things you've never realizedCHORUS:So when you sense a changeNothing feels the sameAll your dreams are strange, love comes walkin' inSome kind of alienWait for the openingThen simply pulls a stringAnother world, some other timeYou lay your sanity on the lineFamiliar faces familiar sightsReach back remember with all your mightOhh there she stands in a silken gownSilver lights shining downCHORUSLove comes walkin' inSleep and dream is all I craveI travel far across the Milky WayTo my master I become a slaveTil we meet again some other dayWhere silence speaks as loud as warAnd the earth returns to what it was beforeCHORUSLove comes walkin' in
----------------------------------------- Feels so good Yesterday I saw my love light shine Straight ahead in front of me You never really know When love will come or go But yesterday I was alone Suddenly I walked you home I never really knew What love could make me do I'll send the message in a bottle Trust in the mercy of the sea Stormy weather, oh yeah Waitin' for love to set me free Everyday I watch the tide roll in Stay until it rolls away Though nothing's on the shore I'm running back for more I'll send the message in a bottle Pray for the mercy of the sea Stormy weather, oh yeah Waitin' for love to rescue me Feels so good, feels so nice When love comes around I feel good, so good, so good, so good It feels so nice, so nice Feels so good Feels so good Feels so nice When love comes around I feel good Gonna make her feel nice When love comes around I feel good So good, so good, so good Come on, baby Make me feel good --------------------------------------- Best of both worlds I don't know what I been livin' on but it's Not enough to fill me up I need more than just words can say I need everything this life can give me Come on baby close your eyes let go This can be everything we've dreamed It's not work, that makes it work no Let the magic do the work for you Chorus 1: Cause something reached out and touched me Now I see that all I want... Chorus 2: I want the best of both worlds And baby I know what it's worth We can have have the best of both worlds a little Heaven right here on earth There's a picture in the gallery of a Fallen angel looked alot like you We forget where we come from sometimes I had a dream it was really you Chorus 1 Chorus 2 Solo You don't have to die to go to heaven Or hang around to be born again Just tune into what this place has got to offer Cause we may never be here again Chorus 2 ------------------------------- Panama Jump back, what's that sound ? Here she comes, full blast and top down. Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue. Model citizen zero discipline Don't you know she's coming home with me? You'l lose her in the turn. I'll get her! Chorus: Panama, Panama Panama, Panama Ain't nothin' like it, her shiny machine. Got the feel for the wheel, keep the moving parts clean. Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue, Got an on-ramp comin' through my bedroom. Don't you know she's coming home with me? You'll lose her in the turn. I'll get her! Chorus Yeah, we're runnin' a little bit hot tonight. I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of it. Ah, you reach down, between my legs, ease the seat back. She's blinding, I'm flying, Right behind the rear-view mirror now. Got the feeling, power steering, Pistons popping, ain't no stopping now! Chorus