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Van Halen III

(1998)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Album rating :  77.8 / 100
Votes :  5
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Van Halen III Lyrics

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1. Neworld (1:45)
2. Without You (6:30)
"Without You"

Hey you, wake up, get yourself together
yeah you, so you think you made it better
'cause you know it's coming at you
While your back is turned
Look too long and I can't help you
So clear your head, find a way home
Better make up your mind

First you say that you will
Then you say you won't
Well I'm just trying to figure
Try and figure you out

How long can this go on
Tell me what is wrong
And maybe there's a way
That we can work it out

There must be some kind of way
That we can make it right
But I, I just can't do it all
Without you, without you

Hey fool, wise up, better late than never
Yeah you, you know that nothing lasts forever
Nobody ever told you that your
Time is running out
Too bad and I can't help you

How long can this go on
Tell me what is wrong
And maybe there's a way
That we can work it out

There must be some kind of way
That we can make it right
But I, I just can't do it all
Without you, without you

The point i'm trying to make
You got to give more than you take
You gotta give, give more than you take
Gotta, gotta, gotta work it out
3. One I Want (5:30)
"One I Want"

Poorman, he just want a little
Richman, want a little bit more
Superman, he looking for Lois
Salesman, try and sell you his soul
Fatman, he's ordering seconds
Pizzaman, just wanna slice
Badman, looking for attention
A goodman, he's hard to find

Mailman, looking more like your daughter
Strawman, don't have a leg to stand on
Gayman, looking for another
Candyman, yeah the candyman can
Blackman, he lookin' for justice
Whiteman, tryin' to get a tan
Woman, just wanna fly in first class
Holyman, take me to the promised land

Everyone's looking for something
Wanting their piece of the pie
Searching for their slice of heaven
I gotta have mine, yeah mine

And you're the one I want (the one I want)
The only one I want (the one I want)
Yeah, the one I want (the one I want)
The only one I want (the one I want)

Boogieman, he giving me the creeps
Sandman, kicking mud in your eye
Pianoman, in the mood for a melody
Strongman, yeah he knows how to cry
Apeman, ain't nobody's uncle
A luckyman don't always know who they are
Deadman, living for tomorrow
Wiseman, following a star

Well I ain't saying I'm different
Wanting my pie in the sky
I'm just a little impatient
Until I get mine, yeah mine

And you're the one I want (the one I want)
The only one I want (the one I want)
Yeah, yeah the one I want (the one I want)
The only one I want (the one I want)

[Guitar Solo]

Yeah!
The one I want!
The one I want!

The only one I want (the one I want)
The only one I want (the one I want)
Yeah, yeah the one I want (the one I want)
The only one I want (the one I want)

The only one I want (the one I want)
The only one I want (the one I want)
Yeah, yeah the one I want (want)
The only one I want (want)

Yeah, the one I want (want)
Want! Want! Yeah! Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah!
Hey-hey-hey! Oh!
Yeah!
4. From Afar (5:24)
"From Afar"

If I cannot see you from afar
Look into your eyes, that hint of depth
Hidden inside

If I cannot hear you from afar
Whisper in my ear, rest assured that
You are near

And I know not what it's like
The aforementioned
For the distance between us
As are the stars, I only have you
In my imagination
In my imagination
Just to love you
From afar

If I cannot kiss you from afar
Press against your lips, taste the sweetness
Of your breath

If I cannot touch you from afar
Hold you in my arms, keep you warm and
Safe from harm

Though our circumstances
Cause separation
In the absence, there's a presence in my heart
I will surrender, I'll surrender to my
Quiet contemplation
My quiet contemplation
I'll just, I'll just love you
From afar

There must be a better way (ooo-oooh)
A better way (ooo-oooh) of, of passing the time
I can't seem to get her out
Out of my
Get her out of my mind

[Guitar Solo]

I don't know what it's like
The aforementioned
For the distance between us
As are the stars, I only have you
In my imagination
In my imagination
In my imagination
In my imagination

Just to love you
Just to love you
Just to love you
Yeah!
5. Dirty Water Dog (5:27)
"Dirty Water Dog"

No candidate would I support
His platform could I endorse
Another accomplice slinging dirt
Campaign promises falling short
I don't belong to any race
Pledge allegiance to a place
No borderline in the sand I'd trace
I'm just a sucker for a pretty face

Uncomfortable in the realm of the political
Position's always been a little left of cynical
I'm fundamentally for the individual
Preoccupied purely with the physical

When heavy is the weight of the world
And the river runs a little too deep
Like a hound dog chasing a bird
Sometimes a certain tom's gotta peep
I'm a peek-a-boy, looking at girls
And I think I like, I think I like, I like what I see

I don't wanna find religion
Or another man's opinion
I Can't choose what's not my decision
When there's only one under the sun
There's no need to be denied
Chew before swallowing pride
I want to live so let me die
Oh by the way, what's your sign?

Can't comprehend the meaning of the metaphysical
I'd rather leave that to your so-called intellectual
But what I do know I know feels only natural
I'm just a red-blooded heterosexual

When heavy is the weight of the world
And the river runs a little too deep
Like a dirty water doggin' a bird
Sometimes a certain tom's he gotta peep
I'm a peek-a-boy, looking at girls
And I think I like, I think I like, I like what I see

[Guitar Solo]

When heavy is the weight of the world
And the river runs a little too deep
Like a dirty water doggin' a bird
Sometimes a certain tom's he gotta peep
I'm a peek-a-boy, looking at girls
And I think I like, like a hound dog, chasin' a bird

And I think I like
A dirty water dog
And I think I like, I think I like, I like what I see
6. Once (7:42)
"Once"

Once embraced, can't ever be let go
Once revealed, can't ever be not shown
Once believed, can't ever lose faith
Once shared, can't ever be separate
Once sown, once can't ever be not reaped

Like the dawn of a brand new day
With the power of deity
Well, I can feel it inside of me
Feel it. Can you feel it?

Once born, can't ever be not conceived
Once present, can't ever be past
Once first, once can't ever be not everlast

Returning home of the prodigal
Holding the intangible
To believe in a miracle
Believe it. Can you believe it?

Have you ever been touched?
Once whoa, really touched?
Could it ever be too much?
Whoa-oh-oh, can you tell me?

Once seen, can't ever lose sight
Once dawn, can't ever be not light
Once, once felt, once felt
Can't ever be untouched

The assurance only hope can bring
With the conviction of the unseen
See it's greater than everything
See it, oh can you see it?

Have you ever been touched?
Once whoa-oh really, really touched?
Could it ever be too much?
Whoa-ooh-oh oh, can you tell me?
Have you ever really touched love once?

[Guitar Solo]

(Oh!)

Oh! Have you ever been touched?
Once whoa-oh-oh really touched?
Could it ever be too much?
I don't know. Did you tell me?
Have you ever really touched
Once. Whoa-oh really, really touched?

Could it ever be too much?
Oh-ooh somebody tell me
Have you ever really touched
Love once?

Ah, have you ever really touched
Love once?
Have you ever really touched love
Touched love?
Woooo-ooooo
Woooo-ooooo
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Wooo-oooo
Wooo-oooo
Wooo-oooo-oooo
Oh, love once. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
7. Fire in the Hole (5:31)
"Fire In The Hole"

In a word to the wisdom tooth
To tell, or not the truth (yeah)
So open up and say ahh-men
Rinse cup, and spit again

Forked tongue in double speak
Pretty soon you just might
Spring a leak
Inhale before you begin
Your iron lung's a bag of wind

There's a fire in the hole
Fire in the hole
There's a fire in the hole (hey hey hey hey hey)
Fire

Sweet 'n' sour, filiblister
Faucet pouring, fresh 'n' bitter
Come on smile and say cheese
On a count of three
Ya got a mindful of decavities
Hey!

Chew your words, lest you choke
You better watch your mouth
Wash it out with soap. Yeah!
Tongue tied in a tangled web
Your bile inside better left unsaid

There's a fire in the hole
Fire in the hole (hey hey hey hey hey)
There's a fire in the hole (hey hey hey hey hey)
Fire!
Ah, shoot it!

[Guitar Solo]

Hey-hey-yeah!
Huh!
Yeah!
Hey-hey-yeah!

(hey hey hey hey hey)
There's a fire in the hole
Fire in the hole (hey hey hey hey hey)
There's a fire in the hole (hey hey hey hey hey)
Fire in the hole (hey hey hey hey hey)

There's a fire, fire, fire
A fire!

Rudder of ship, which sets the course
Does not the bit, bridle the horse
Great is the forest, set by a small flame
Like a tongue on fire, no one can tame
8. Josephina (5:42)
"Josephina"

Josephina, there's so much I want to know
I've known you for all of mine
But not all of yours
You're not a stranger
No, nothing could be further
I look back and I wonder
What you were like, long before

Josephina, if I asked you, would you tell me?
The fact from the fancy
And the dreams in between
Tell me a story
All about yours truly
Photographs from the past
Imagine the mystery

Didja get your head lost in a daydream?
Cinderella, waiting for her charming
Did ya break a heart, like little girls often do?
Pigtails and painted toes
All dressed up in your mother's clothes
Can you shine the light?
Ah, can you shine the light?
Oh, please can you shine some light?
Yeah, can you shine the light?
Shine the light on a shadow

Josephina, would you lay down your defenses?
So i can make sense of
Those colors fading to grey
It's not that you're hiding
Something, I'd never imply
Yesteryear I may be gone
Can't say the same for today

Yeah, Josephina!

[Guitar Solo]

Ah, Josephina!

How else am I to know, that all the while
There was a mischievous look, behind that smile?
It's hard to tell, when innocence comes and goes
I'm sure that there were times, life could be unkind
Without a shoulder to cry on
Can you shine the light?
Ah, can you shine the light?
Yeah, please can you shine some light?
Yeah, can you shine the light?
Yeah, can you shine the light?
Shine the light on a shadow

(Ah-ah-ah)
(Ah-ah-ah)
(Ah-ah-ah)
9. Year to the Day (8:34)
"Year To The Day"

I woke up to yet another day
Grown to expect, expect more of the same
Except for, for a subtle change
And that is, I'm slowly fading away

Harvest moon, soon will pass
Crop is gone, left only chaff
A bitter pill, and an overcast
A flag unfurled, at half mast
Ahhhhh...

A year to the day
Since you went away
A moment in time
When you were last mine
I'm here standing still
Yeah! With more time to kill
Hey! I barely survived
Yeah, I barely survived

Like pouring salt on an open wound
Memory filling, filling this empty room
I'm as bare, I'm as bare, as a barren womb
Still like the air, in a whitewash tomb
Ahhhhh...

A year to the day
Since you went away
A moment in time
When you were last mine
I'm here standing still
Hey! With more time to kill
I barely survived
Yes, I barely survived

[Guitar Solo]

Ahhhhh...

A year to the day
Since you went away
A moment in time
When you were last mine
I'm here standing still
Been standin' still. With more time to kill
Hey! I barely survived
I barely survived

A year to the day!
Year to the day!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
A year to the day!
Three sixty-five!
Three sixty-five, five, fiiive!
Ahhhhh...
10. Primary (1:27)
11. Ballot or the Bullet (5:42)
"Ballot Or The Bullet"

Give me liberty or give me death
No truer words have ever been said
Well are you prepared for your very last breath?
Don't you dare start what you cannot finish

So when we face, face the adversary
No longer are we the minority

And when history repeats her hour
The pendulum will swing, swing into power
Though not in vain like our forefathers
Freedom, never had no room for cowards

For in the end, there will be equality
By any means necessary

The ballot or the bullet
The choice is up to you
The ballot or the bullet
Tell me what you gonna do
The sword or the pen
Can be held by the same hand

What's it gonna take to liberate?
An emancipation, a false proclamation?
All these token words that you legislate
Sound a little bit absurd. Hey! And a little too late

When a house is divided, it just will not stand
Once it's decided, a line drawn in the sand

Ah! The ballot or the bullet
The choice is up to you
The ballot or the bullet
Tell me what you gonna do
The sword or the pen
Can be held by the same hand

[Guitar Solo]

The ballot or the bullet
The choice is up to you
The ballot or the bullet
Tell me what you gonna do

The ballot or the bullet
The choice is up to you
The ballot or the bullet
Tell me what you gonna do
The sword or the pen can be
The sword or the pen can be
The sword or the pen can be
The sword or the pen can be
The sword or the pen can be
held, held by the same hand!
12. How Many Say I (6:04)
"How Many Say I"

Are you ever so silent, when she wanted to talk?
Or couldn't keep quiet, when she needed a hug
Come on too strong, when a little's too much
How many, how many, say I

Go on and say yes, and really mean no
Would you rather guess, when you just don't know
And then say I love you, but aren't willing to show
How many, how many, say I
How many, how many, say I

How many say I, how many say I
How many say I, how many say I

Say live and let live, so quick to judge
Slow to forgive, when you're holding a grudge
Don't always believe, all you need is love
How many, how many, say I
How many, how many, say I
How many, how many, say I

How many say I, how many say I
How many say I, how many say I
How many say I, how many say I
How many say I, how many say I

[String Solo]

Have you ever looked down when the homeless walked by?
Or changed the channel when you saw a hungry child?
Know something to be true, then deny it
How many, how many, say I
How many, how many, say I
How many, how many, say I

How many say I, how many say I
How many say I, how many say I
How many say I, how many say I
How many say I, how many say I
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