Tracks

01. Mean Street
02. Dirty Movies
03. Sinner's Swing!
04. Hear About It Later
05. Unchained
06. Push Comes To Shove
07. So This Is Love?
08. Sunday Afternoon In The Park
09. One Foot Out The Door



01. Mean Street

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
At night I walk this stinkin' street past the crazies on my block
And I see the same old faces and I hear that same old talk
And I'm searching for the latest thing, a break in this routine
I'm talkin' some new kicks, ones like you ain't never seen
This is home, this is Mean Street
(This is) Yes-ah home, the only one I know

An' we don't worry 'bout tomorrow 'cause we're sick of these four walls
Now what you think is nothin' might be somethin' after all
Now you know this ain't no through street, the end is dead ahead
The poor folks play for keeps down here, they're the living dead

Come on down, (Huh! Ow!) down (This is) to Mean Street
They're dancin' now, look! Out on Mean Street
Dance baby!

(Guitar Solo)

It's always here and now my friend, it ain't once upon a time
It's all over but the shouting, I come to take what's mine
We're searchin' for the latest thing, a break in this routine
Talkin' some new kicks, ones like you ain't never seen

This is home, (Ooh) this is Mean Street
(This is) Yes-ah home, only one I know

(This is home) See, a gun is real easy
(This is Mean Street) in this desperate part of town
(This is home) Turns you from hunted into hunter (Yeah)
(This is Mean Street) You go an' hunt somebody down
Wait a minute, ah (This is home) Somebody said "Fair warning", Lord
(This is Mean Street) Lord, strike that poor boy down!


02. Dirty Movies

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
Ow, yeah
Oh, oh. Oh!
La!
Now, who's that babe with the fabulous shadow-ah?
Oh oh! A "so what?" scene, but to me it don't matter

Ow! Her movies get down like you won't find in my hometown
(Oh, no!) They won't believe it when they
(Oh, no!) See what they're seein'
Go see baby now!

Pictures on the silver screen
Greatest thing you've ever seen
Now her name is up in lights
Everything turns out all right

Daddy's little sweety after some damn rainbow
Oh, oh! Got the big deal in the back of a limo, uh hey

Now show biz is so thrilling
The camera rolls, she's willing
(Oh, no!) They won't believe it when they
(Oh, no!) See what they're seein'
Go see baby now-ah!

Hey, you remember when that girl was prom queen? (Oh, wow)
Take it off! Take it all off!
Whooo! Ow! Woo! Aw, yeah!
Woo! Woo! Ow! Yeah!

Pictures on the silver screen
Greatest thing you've ever seen
Now her name is up in lights (Woo!)
Everything turns out all right

Now they believe it
Now that they've seen it
Go see baby now! Ah, ha-ha!

Pictures on the silver screen
Greatest thing you've ever seen
Now her name is up in lights
Everything turns out all right

Lights, camera, action!


03. Sinner's Swing!

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
All right, you sinners, swing!
Danger in the rearview mirror
There's trouble in the wind
Badness bringing up the rear
The menace's loose again
She looks so fuckin' good
So sexy and so frail
Something got the bite on me
I'm goin' straight to hell
And now we're wasting time
Same old pickup lines
And you keep trying
Don't waste time
Come back to your senses, baby
We can come to terms
I can almost taste it
It burns
You'd be sitting pretty
But you try to take the fifth
Wearin' out my welcome
Guess I better say my prayers
And now we're wasting time
Same old pickup lines
And you keep trying
Don't waste time
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Soon you'll see my silhouette
Darkenin' your door
I can almost taste it
I want more
No one's above suspicion
No one's got it wired
I'll eat with my fingers
Want my iron in that fire
And now we're wasting time
Same old pickup lines
And you keep trying
Don't waste time
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push
Get, get, get, get, get out and push


04. Hear About It Later

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
Ain't got no money, got no house on the hill
Tell me, honey, will your lovin' pay my bills?
Neighbors gettin' crazy 'bout the noise next door
It's a major violation, carried away for sure
See, I've been tried and convicted, it's winner take all
I want a run for my money, that's all
I don't wanna hear about it later
I don't wanna, baby I don't wanna
I don't wanna hear about it later
I don't wanna, baby I don't wanna
Yeah, I'm walking, don't need no ride
No explanation, just wasting time, yeah
I've been tried and convicted, it's winner take all
I want a run for my money, that's all
I don't wanna hear about it later
I don't wanna, baby I don't wanna
I don't wanna hear about it later
I don't wanna, baby I don't wanna
You can try me at home, if it feels all right
But I ain't home at night
You can try me at home, if it feels all right
But I ain't home at night
I don't wanna, I'll do what I please
I don't wanna, I'll maybe do a look 'n move
Yeah, don't look at me baby
Yes, I better take my chances
I, I been dreaming 'bout tomorrow
I don't, I don't, I don't
I don't wanna hear about that, no


05. Unchained

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
You said
I cannot get there from here, baby
And I don't care where I'm goin'
Here's to your thin red line
I'm stepping over
Thought you'd never miss me
'til I got a fat city address
Non-stop talker, what a rocker!
Blue eyed murder in a size 5 dress
Change, nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah you hit the ground running
Change, and nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah you hit the ground running
No, I don't ask for permission
This is my chance to fly
Maybe enough ain't enough for you
But it's my turn to try
Thought you'd never miss me
'til I got a fat city address
Non-stop talker, what a rocker!
Blue-eyed murder in a side-swiped dress
Change, nothing stays the same
Unchained, and ya hit the ground running
Change, and nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground running
Change, nothing stays the same
Unchained, and ya hit the ground running
Change, and nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground running
Take a look at this!
Hey, man, that suit is you!
You'll get some leg tonight for sure!
Tell us how you do!
(come on, dave, give me a break.)
Hey, hey, hey, hey, one break coming up!
Change, and nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground running
Change, and nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground running
Change, and nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground running
Change, and nothing stays the same
Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground running


06. Push Comes To Shove

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
Does it seem cold in here to you?
What's there to do tonight, anything?
Give me another cigarette
Is there anything left in that bottle?
Yeah-give it here
Some people live apart;
They break your heart so damn easy
And then one night in sunny victory
She decides and you agree, she's leaving
Will you ever be the same?
Will you ever be the same?
That's when push comes to shove
I believe it was inevitable
That's when push comes to shove
Could this be the one that got away?
I get the message
Guess I knew it all along
Says you're a stranger
Here in paradise, you fool
Seems like forty days and forty nights
Since someone used my first name
Including you
Will you ever be the same?
Is this the one that got away?
Now I'm ahead of the game
Driving me insane
It's a small change
Ooh, I'm just a pushover
Over and over


07. So This Is Love?

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
Oh, yeah
Check me out on the good side here
Well, my baby's on the corner and she's lookin' so fine
Put one and one together and it blowed my mind
A man needs love to live, I'm the living proof
Catch that smile and I hit the roof
We'd double check but you keep on walking
I'm in love
Once over
I'm overdone
So this is love?
Ooh, I need your lovin'
Come on baby, take me home
So this is love?
Ooh, I need your lovin'
I'm just skin and bones
Goin' out my way, knowin' my way around
The grass is never greener and there's plenty around
All other girls, they'd be put to shame
Over the edge and here I'll stay
Got me on pins and needles
And she knows she's mine and ain't lettin' go
So this is love?
Ooh, I need your love
Baby, take me home
So this is love?
Ooh, I need your lovin'
I know
Got me on pins and needles
Yes, she knows she's mine and ain't lettin' go
So this is love?
Ooh, I need your love
So this is love?
Ooh, I need your love
Baby, got to have your love
Ooh, i--ooh I need, got to have that love
Baby, baby, still love
So this is love?
So this is love?


08. Sunday Afternoon In The Park

Music by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
(instrumental)


09. One Foot Out The Door

Lyrics by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen
I grabbed that telephone
I thought we were alone
Telling me there's company
Your husband's comin' home
I've been thinking about this saturday night with you
I've been thinking about it all week long
And now I'm gonna lose it 'cause that
Son-of-a-bitch got me singin' that same old song
Got one foot out the door
Tryin' to hit the road
Ain't no match for your mean old man
I think it's time to roll
Got one foot out the door
Got one foot out the door
Think I'm gonna fight him?
Don't you let him put down
Put that to the floor
Put the pedal to the metal
And you beat it out of town
No comin' back, back for more